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Modernized Chintz Room Restaurant Reopening at Lazarus Building

Walker Evans Walker Evans Modernized Chintz Room Restaurant Reopening at Lazarus Building

For those of us who are too young to remember, The Chintz Room was *the* place for lunch Downtown for decades until its closure in 1998. This department store dining room was where ladies put on their best hats and gloves for tea time, and fancy sandwiches were all the rage. In 2014, the restaurant […]

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Demolition of Vets Memorial Approved to make way for New Memorial & Museum

Walker Evans Walker Evans Demolition of Vets Memorial Approved to make way for New Memorial & Museum

The Franklin County Commissioners have been tasked with the tough job of deciding over the past four months whether or not to renovate or replace the Veterans Memorial facility located on the Scioto Peninsula. In August, the Columbus Downtown Development Corporation (CDDC) made a proposal to replace the facility with a new Ohio Veterans Memorial […]

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Downtown Riverfront Park Construction Begins

Walker Evans Walker Evans Downtown Riverfront Park Construction Begins

Three and a half years after it was originally envisioned, massive changes to the Scioto River through Downtown Columbus are officially underway. Demolition began in earnest at Battelle Riverfront Park where fountains and concrete are being removed, trees have been chopped and uprooted, and the Santa Maria is being prepped for relocation. The entire construction […]

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Veterans Pushing for Alternative Vets Memorial Redevelopment Plan

Brent Warren Brent Warren Veterans Pushing for Alternative Vets Memorial Redevelopment Plan

A veterans group is pushing a plan developed by the Franklin County Veterans Memorial Board to renovate the building and potentially build a hotel and parking garage on the site. The plan was developed in response to the Columbus Downtown Development Corporation’s (CDDC) proposal to tear down the building and replace it with a new […]

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Downtown Riverfront Park Given Green Light

Brent Warren Brent Warren Downtown Riverfront Park Given Green Light

Two potentially transformative projects were cleared to move forward this week by Downtown Commissioners. In addition to giving their conditional approval to the 250 High development, the commission also gave a thumbs up to the Columbus Downtown Development Corporation’s plan for the 33 acres of greenspace that will be created along the Scioto River downtown […]

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Mixed-Use Development Plan Unveiled for Scioto Peninsula

Walker Evans Walker Evans Mixed-Use Development Plan Unveiled for Scioto Peninsula

City and civic leaders gathered today at COSI to unveil official plans for development on the Scioto Peninsula area adjacent to Downtown Columbus. This area has been under evaluation for redevelopment since the launch of the 2010 Downtown Strategic Plan, which called for the infill of vacant portions of the 56 acres of land with public […]

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Columbus Zoo Excited About Possible Expansion to Scioto Peninsula

Brent Warren Brent Warren Columbus Zoo Excited About Possible Expansion to Scioto Peninsula

A “unique and up-close animal encounter” could soon be coming to the Scioto Peninsula. Patty Peters, Vice President of Community Relations at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, says that they are excited to be working with City and County leaders to bring a little piece of the zoo to downtown. “(We) envision this as another […]

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