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Third and High Project Going Back to Commission

Brent Warren Brent Warren Third and High Project Going Back to Commission

A proposal to build a five-story mixed-use building at the northwest corner of Third Avenue and High Street will be back in front of the Victorian Village Commission tonight. The development, which was first proposed in early 2017, would replace the building that once held the Little Dreamers Big Believers daycare and Yoga on High. Although […]

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First Look: Short North Food Hall

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega First Look: Short North Food Hall

Short North Food Hall is opening in less than a week on Thursday, March 22, but CU got an early peek at the new bar-restaurant owned by Corso Ventures. Far from duplicating the restaurant group’s other restaurants, like the Pint House, Standard Hall and Forno, Food Hall executes an entirely new concept, the first of its […]

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Short North’s Food Hall Will Open Later This Month

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Short North’s Food Hall Will Open Later This Month

Ohio’s first food hall, Food Hall, is nearing an opening, and the five food vendors that will serve it have already been revealed. Sushi, ramen, Texas-style barbecue, Mexican street food, and Italian — all are represented at Food Hall, the latest concept by Corso Ventures. The local restaurant group is known for other Short North […]

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The Popup: There and Gone, and Here to Stay

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega The Popup: There and Gone, and Here to Stay

For today’s gourmand, food is no longer just about sating hunger. A meal needs to be an adventure — something unchartered, unusual, and even a little exclusive. Trend experts are noting the rise of what they call “experiential diners,” who value a meal’s context over its content, and their role in popularizing the popup. The […]

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Sushi Concept Planned for Short North Mixed-Use Project

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Sushi Concept Planned for Short North Mixed-Use Project

Imagine Forno, but with sushi instead of pizza. That’s the concept Corso Ventures has planned for the restaurant that’ll open inside the five story mixed-use building going up at the intersection of Third Avenue and High Street in the Short North. Like Forno, this new restaurant will have an open kitchen, allowing guests to witness […]

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Corso Wants to Keep Short North Focus on Locally-Owned Businesses

Walker Evans Walker Evans Corso Wants to Keep Short North Focus on Locally-Owned Businesses

Local restaurateur and real estate developer Chris Corso has a soft spot for local businesses in the Short North. Since launching the Pint House in 2013, he’s gone on to open Forno in 2015 and Standard Hall in 2016. And after announcing plans for the Food Hall, he sees the continued success of non-chain restaurants […]

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Update Planned for Standard Hall Patio

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Update Planned for Standard Hall Patio

Alongside the other announcements coming out about Corso’s redevelopment of the northern end of the Short North, another, albeit smaller, project could soon be underway in the area. The outdoor space at Standard, currently occupying a parking lot-turned-patio, is set for a subtle revamp, if Corso and the Italian Village Commission can come to an […]

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