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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.

COTA to Buy Greyhound Station, ‘Substantial’ Development Planned for Site

Brent Warren Brent Warren COTA to Buy Greyhound Station, ‘Substantial’ Development Planned for Site

The Central Ohio Transit Authority is in contract to buy the Greyhound station Downtown for $9.5 million. The agency plans to tear down the aging facility and wants to see a mixed-use, transit-oriented development constructed on the 2.5-acre site, although there are many details still to be worked out about who would oversee the project […]

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CCAD Celebrates 20 Years of its Iconic Art Sign

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman CCAD Celebrates 20 Years of its Iconic Art Sign

Columbus College of Art & Design’s 100-foot tall steel ART sign has become synonymous with Columbus itself, a symbol of the Columbus arts scene used in everything from city marketing to student photo-ops. This summer the art sign — which is technically a sculpture — celebrates 20 years as an enduring image of Columbus and a […]

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15-Story Building Proposed for Downtown

Brent Warren Brent Warren 15-Story Building Proposed for Downtown

A new proposal calls for replacing a surface parking lot in a key location Downtown with a 15-story building. The building, at 100 N. High St., would hold 152 residential units over a multi-level parking garage that appears to have room for well over 350 cars. The building would also feature some commercial space on […]

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Opposition from Abbott Leads to Delay in Kroger Bakery Proposal

Brent Warren Brent Warren Opposition from Abbott Leads to Delay in Kroger Bakery Proposal

The developers trying to turn the former Kroger bakery site north of Downtown into a 448-unit apartment complex have seen the proposal tabled twice in the last two months by the Development Commission. The main opposition to the project is from Abbott Laboratories, the now-global corporation that has been operating next door to the Kroger […]

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12+ New And Soon To Open Restaurants in Central Ohio

Susan Post Susan Post 12+ New And Soon To Open Restaurants in Central Ohio

As the pandemic continues to wane, a whole new world of dining is emerging! Let’s catch up on what has opened, what’s opening soon and a few future projects to keep your eyes on in the Columbus dining (and bar!) scene. Here’s over 12 new restaurants to try: The Open ‘Plas Food & Drinkplasfoodanddrink.com Taking […]

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MadLab Returns With Their 25th Season and New Artistic Director Will Macke

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford MadLab Returns With Their 25th Season and New Artistic Director Will Macke

I’ve reviewed many shows in the intervening years. Still, the last general article on our longest-running company devoted exclusively to new work, MadLab, came in 2015 when I corresponded with then-Artistic Director Andy Batt as they set out on their 20th season.  As we inch our way toward whatever normal looks like, MadLab announced a […]

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First Look: New Crew Stadium – Lower.com Field

Susan Post Susan Post First Look: New Crew Stadium – Lower.com Field

The countdown is on until the Columbus Crew take the field in their brand new stadium. The first game at Lower.com Field, 550 W. Nationwide Blvd., will see the Crew take the pitch versus New England on Saturday, July 3. The new stadium will feature a number of new technologies to improve the fan experience […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

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

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