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The intersection of Broad and High streets is considered the hub of Downtown, which spans 2.2 square miles. The area is home to the Ohio Statehouse, the Franklin County Courthouse, the Lazarus Building, LeVeque Tower, Columbus Commons and the Scioto Mile, as well as numerous restaurants and residential developments.

Opera Columbus presents Nina West

Anne Evans Anne Evans Opera Columbus presents Nina West

Opera Columbus rolls out the red carpet at the Southern Theatre on June 13, 2020 for Opera Columbus presents Nina West, featuring a brand-new show where drag meets opera. Opera Columbus season ticket subscribers have the first opportunity to purchase tickets, beginning Monday, Nov. 11 at 12 p.m. Tickets will go on sale to the […]

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Tasty Dawg Branching Out to Brick-and-Mortar Restaurant

Susan Post Susan Post Tasty Dawg Branching Out to Brick-and-Mortar Restaurant

Slinging hot dogs as a virtual brand since December 2020, Tasty Dawg will get its own restaurant. Tasty Dawg’s first physical location will open at 107 S. High St. Downtown early this summer. “We wanted to create a fun, casual concept to celebrate the hot dog, one of America’s favorite eats,” says Co-Owner Tom Dailey. […]

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Treat to Try: Freedom a la Cart Cafe + Bakery

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Freedom a la Cart Cafe + Bakery

Freedom a la Cart Cafe + Bakery debuted its very own brick-and-mortar Downtown eatery this spring. A long-time formidable presence in the catering community, it now makes its goods available for impulse buys on Spring Street inside a polished little cafe. The menu includes sandwiches made from ingredients that include house-made rosemary sausage or smoked […]

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Opera Columbus Returns With Magical, Magnetic Don Giovanni

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Opera Columbus Returns With Magical, Magnetic Don Giovanni

After a year of tending the flame with crucial streaming and online content, Opera Columbus roars back to life with a trimmed-down and vibrant take on Mozart’s masterpiece (with libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte) Don Giovanni.  I was lucky enough to see the last dress rehearsal of this, one of my favorite operas. The production, […]

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Development Roundup: Jackie O’s Patio, Long Street Apartments and More

Brent Warren Brent Warren Development Roundup: Jackie O’s Patio, Long Street Apartments and More

The latest installment of our ongoing Development Roundup series features news from Downtown, the Near East Side, Southern Orchards and more. Read on for an assortment of project updates, new proposals and other nuggets from the world of Columbus development: Jackie O’s has the green light to move forward with its ambitious patio plans. The Downtown Commission […]

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Bites & Sips: Reopenings, New North Market Vendors, Virtual Eats & More

Susan Post Susan Post Bites & Sips: Reopenings, New North Market Vendors, Virtual Eats & More

The restaurant world is roaring back to life. Restaurants and bars are reopening and North Market is welcoming new vendors, but if at-home eating is still your jam, there are new options there, too. This Bites & Sips has it all – whiskey, hot sauce, Mother’s Day and more. Read on to find out what’s […]

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CATCO Closes Their 2020-2021 Season with Streaming Adaptation of ‘Working’

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford CATCO Closes Their 2020-2021 Season with Streaming Adaptation of ‘Working’

When incoming CATCO artistic director Leda Hoffmann announced the 2020-21 season under the cloud of the pandemic, she threw down a gauntlet for herself and her collaborators. “ we were going to sell a virtual pass to the season and it was going to include a musical. And when I said that, I had no […]

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