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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.

34-Story Tower Proposed for Scioto Peninsula

Brent Warren Brent Warren 34-Story Tower Proposed for Scioto Peninsula

A 34-story tower could anchor the next phase of the redevelopment of the Scioto Peninsula. Details of the proposal were announced today by the project’s developers, Daimler Group and Flaherty & Collins. The proposed second phase would fill in a two-acre, L-shaped parcel of land at the corner of West Broad Street and Belle Street, […]

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Bites & Sips: Oh So Many Holiday Treats, Nocinofest, Pop-Ups, Pizza & More

Susan Post Susan Post Bites & Sips: Oh So Many Holiday Treats, Nocinofest, Pop-Ups, Pizza & More

There are a whole lot of fun holiday treats to eat AND drink in this edition of Bites & Sips! From ice cream and beer, to cookies and liqueur, local makers have it all. Plus new vendors at Budd Dairy, pizza at North Market, events, reopenings and more. Cheers! Land Grant & Jeni’s Team Up […]

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Theater Review: Broadway In Columbus Returns With Majestic, Fiery ‘Hadestown’

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theater Review: Broadway In Columbus Returns With Majestic, Fiery ‘Hadestown’

I’ve been a fan of Anaïs Mitchell since I heard “Cosmic American” in 2003 and at once gravitated toward her folk-opera Hadestown when the record debuted a few years later. In the intervening years, I’ve seen her play riveting shows – a mesmerizing set at Rumba Café that included several of those songs; a beautiful trek through the Child Ballads with Jefferson […]

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Way Down Yonder Beignets & Coffee Nears Downtown Opening

Susan Post Susan Post Way Down Yonder Beignets & Coffee Nears Downtown Opening

The sweet scent of beignets will soon be gracing Main Street Downtown. A staple of the New Orleans cuisine Way Down Yonder has been serving up on South High Street since 2019, the fried confection gets to be the star of its own show with Way Down Yonder Beignets & Coffee, 386 E. Main St. […]

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Theater Review: CATCO Opens 2021-22 Season With Masterful ‘Mr. Burns’

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theater Review: CATCO Opens 2021-22 Season With Masterful ‘Mr. Burns’

After her first year as Artistic Director of CATCO – and introduction to the Columbus cultural scene – presenting some of the most ambitious, intriguing streaming productions, Leda Hoffmann welcomes audiences back to the theatre directing a potent, darkly funny production of Anne Washburn’s Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play.  The immersive production uses three separate spaces […]

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Theater Review: eMBer Women’s Theater’s Finely Observed and Moving ‘Life Alert’

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theater Review: eMBer Women’s Theater’s Finely Observed and Moving ‘Life Alert’

Ember Women’s Theatre’s masterful world premiere of Chris Sherman’s Life Alert, directed by Michelle Batt with Vicki Andronis as assistant director, opened at MadLab this weekend.  The play zooms in on Annie (Melissa Bair) as she and husband Ben’s (Jim Azelvandre) retirement is thrown into confusion by Annie’s mother’s (Josie Merkel) need to recuperate after a fall and with some sometimes-worse-than-no-help-at-all help […]

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Cafe Napolitana Moving to Gay Street, Changing Name

Susan Post Susan Post Cafe Napolitana Moving to Gay Street, Changing Name

Downtown’s Cafe Napolitana will turn a corner this fall. The long-standing pizzeria will move from 40 N. High St. to 51 E. Gay St. and start slinging pies under a new name. Rebranding to Aracri on Gay, the eatery will still offer its signature pizza by the slice, but breakout some fancier fare come dinner […]

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