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Updates on Columbus Commons Development

Walker Evans Walker Evans

On Tuesday, Capital South will be presenting a revised plan for the Columbus Commons development at the former City Center site to the Downtown Commission. The new plans provide more detail on what the nine-acre greenspace will look like, which includes a space for outdoor music and other performances. The demolition of the empty City […]


The Past, Present and Future of Retail in Columbus

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If you’ve read any article about retail development in Central Ohio in the past decade, then Chris Boring is a name already familiar to you. Chris is the President of Boulevard Strategies, a local market research company that focuses on retail development in the Columbus region. We recently sat down with Chris to talk about […]


City Center Demolition Scheduled to Begin in July

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Last night at City Hall, Council approved an ordinance to take the next steps in developing the old City Center site into the Columbus Commons project. Capitol South will be financing the demolition of the mall, which is scheduled to begin in July. The demolition will make way for the the placeholder nine-acre park which […]


An Open Letter to Columbus: Save The City Center

 Corey DiRu

Parks are incredible spaces. Their lawns lend themselves to picnickers; their trees’ shade provides asylum to loungers on a hot summer day; their fountains and other features provide wonderment to people of all ages; most importantly parks provide space for us to escape pressures of life and relax alone or with friends. We are easily […]


City Center Liquidation Sale Starts Today

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City Center will be closing down on March 5th to prep the building for demolition as a start of the Columbus Commons Redevelopment. But starting today and running through February 28th is the liquidation sale from the building. The sale will run today from 10am to 8pm and includes everything not nailed down, and some […]


RiverSouth/Downtown Development Continues

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From The Dispatch: RiverSouth renaissance under way By Mike Pramik Columbus City Center’s demolition is expected to provide a shot in the arm for RiverSouth, but the improvements in the Downtown district already are well under way. Just a couple blocks west of the ill-fated mall, construction is progressing on a city parking garage, and […]


Guy Worley Answers Your City Center Questions

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What will arguably be some of the biggest news of 2009 emerged yesterday when the long-awaited announcement for what is to be done with the old City Center mall was unveiled. Simply put, the City Center building is to be torn down and redeveloped into a new mixed-use project known as Columbus Commons. There’s been […]


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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!