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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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Corso Food Hall Proposal Heads to Italian Village Commission

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Corso Food Hall Proposal Heads to Italian Village Commission

Corso Ventures is planning another concept for the Short North. Unlike Standard Hall or Pint House, though, it won’t be your typical restaurant-slash-bar. Food Hall, occupying the spot at 1112 N. High St., will encompass a full bar and four kitchens, creating space for Columbus and non-local restauranteurs to pop up, experiment, and give Short […]

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Proposal Would Transform Area Around Third and High in the Short North

Brent Warren Brent Warren Proposal Would Transform Area Around Third and High in the Short North

Big changes could be on the way for yet another section of the High Street corridor in the Short North. A conceptual proposal from Corso Ventures calls for a nine-story building on the lot currently occupied by Montecristo House of Cigar, located at 1088 N. High St. The project also incorporates the former church building […]

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