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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.

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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Commission Approves Plan to Demolish Main Bar Downtown

Brent Warren Brent Warren Commission Approves Plan to Demolish Main Bar Downtown

The Downtown Commission yesterday approved a plan to tear down a historic two-story building at 16 W. Main St., the longtime home of the Main Bar. The building will be replaced – at least for now – with parking, adding seven new spots to the large surface lot that has surrounded the building for decades. […]

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Bites & Sips: Brassica Opening at Easton, New Bourbon from Watershed, Expansions, Pop-Ups & More

Susan Post Susan Post Bites & Sips: Brassica Opening at Easton, New Bourbon from Watershed, Expansions, Pop-Ups & More

There’s good news for Brassica fans, new bourbon to sip from Watershed Distillery and live music spots reopening their doors in Old North. Plus, find out what national chains are eyeing Columbus for expansion, where you can score some cool summer treats and more in the latest Bites & Sips! Brassica Sets Opening Date for […]

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Theater Review: Evolution’s Delightful Romp Through ‘Vampire Lesbians of Sodom’

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theater Review: Evolution’s Delightful Romp Through ‘Vampire Lesbians of Sodom’

Charles Busch helped coalesce a new gay theatre movement in downtown New York in the ‘80s and his work continues to resonate and reverberate through film adaptations and countless revivals. To celebrate 2021’s Pride Month, Columbus’ LGBTQQIAA company, Evolution Theatre, presents a jubilant run through Busch’s breakthrough hit, 1984’s Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, directed by […]

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Construction Roundup: Downtown, Franklinton & Beyond

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: Downtown, Franklinton & Beyond

No matter what neighborhood or suburb you visit in Columbus, you’re likely to find plenty of construction right now. New apartment buildings, offices and always plenty of highway construction. In this new installment of our Construction Roundup series we take a look at some of the major projects under construction throughout Downtown Columbus, The Arena […]

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New Downtown Stadium Name Unveiled: Lower.Com Field

Walker Evans Walker Evans New Downtown Stadium Name Unveiled: Lower.Com Field

The new Downtown home of the Columbus Crew Major League Soccer team has officially been named. The owners of the team announced today a long-term naming rights partnership with New Albany-based Lower.com. When the stadium opens up on July 3, it will officially be known as “Lower.com Field.” “We are proud to partner with Lower in […]

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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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