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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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The Pastry Factory Scores a Permanent Spot at North Market

Susan Post Susan Post The Pastry Factory Scores a Permanent Spot at North Market

The North Market Downtown, 59 Spruce St., is getting a sweet new addition. After participating in the North Market Farmers’ Market and and indoor pop-ups, The Pastry Factory is making things permanent with its own stall. Owner Allyson Blackwell launched The Pastry Factory in 2012 as a part-time, home-based business. With lifetime love of baking and […]

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Platform Beer Co. Taproom Closed as All Employees Walk Out

Susan Post Susan Post Platform Beer Co. Taproom Closed as All Employees Walk Out

Editor’s note: This article was updated on 3/2/2021 with additional comments from Platform Beer Co. On Saturday, February 27, posts and images started circulating on social media indicating that staff of Platform Beer Co.’s Columbus taproom had walked out. A sign posted to the taproom door read, “The entire Platform Columbus crew has quit. The […]

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13-Story Building Downtown Approved

Brent Warren Brent Warren 13-Story Building Downtown Approved

A proposal to build a 13-story mixed-use building at 195 E. Broad St. was approved by the Downtown Commission this morning. The programming of the building is unchanged from when the project was first presented to the commission in November – 133 apartments over a five-floor parking garage and ground-level retail space. Changes were made […]

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Willowbeez SoulVeg Joining North Market

Susan Post Susan Post Willowbeez SoulVeg Joining North Market

Vegan soul food eatery Willowbeez SoulVeg has found a permanent home at North Market Downtown, 59 Spruce St. Operating as a pop-up and catering company since 2012, Willowbeez will make minimal changes to the stall in the northwest corner of the building, formerly occupied by Pistacia Vera, before opening this spring. “I am steeped in gratitude […]

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Jackie O’s Aims to Build Two-Story Patio Downtown

Susan Post Susan Post Jackie O’s Aims to Build Two-Story Patio Downtown

Editor’s Note: At the February 23 meeting of the Downtown Commission, the patio received strong support, but the project will have to come back next month with more detailed drawings before it can be approved. Read more about the meeting here. When Athens-based brewery Jackie O’s took over the former home of Elevator Brewing Company […]

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Commission to Weigh in on Design of Stadium-Adjacent Apartments

Brent Warren Brent Warren Commission to Weigh in on Design of Stadium-Adjacent Apartments

The Pizzuti Companies will present the latest plans for the residential portion of their Confluence Village development to the Downtown Commission next week. The project, which calls for two five-story buildings that together will hold 449 apartments, will get an initial review from the board at its meeting on February 23. In December, the developer […]

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