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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.

Local Matters to open stand in the North Market


A good friend of mine informed me that Stephen Beard of North Market Produce is calling it quits or retiring; but don’t fret Columbus foodies. Opening in that space will be Local Matters. For those of you who don’t know about Local Matters they: Are a charitable, educational and networking organization whose goal is to […]


Urban Grocery Market: Coming Soon to Downtown

 DJ Young

The Blue Market: Columbus The Blue Market is the newest and latest project to be developed by the Blue Heron Land Company. The Blue Market is an Urban Grocery Boutique slated to be developed in Downtown Columbus. The market will be a small scale, boutique grocery, with nostalgic nuances, and composed of natural materials – […]


Warehouse Cafe Dispatch Review

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Dispatch wrote Eatery provides variety, value Thursday, November 29, 2007 BY AARON BECK At breakfast and lunch, the Warehouse Cafe, 243 N. 5th St., merges grocery-store prices with the leisure of the public-dining experience. Organic-food diehards must dine elsewhere, but those not observing strict sociopolitical dietary laws will appreciate the $1.50 plates of fries, […]


Wasted Space in Downtown – Ross Lab Lots

Walker Evans Walker Evans Wasted Space in Downtown – Ross Lab Lots

While there are plenty of surface lots downtown, most of them are spread out between buildings to minimize the negative visual impact to the landscape. There are a few areas though within downtown that are large gaping holes in our urban fabric, and the lots next to Ross Labs are one of the biggest of […]


Maps, bureau to help sell Downtown hotspots


The Dispatch wrote Maps, bureau sell Downtown Projects aim to make the center city more welcoming to visitors Thursday, November 29, 2007 BY MARLA MATZER ROSE Two key components of the plan are the first Downtown visitors center in nearly four years — it will open next week — and a nearly $1 million project […]


New firms enter market for downtown wallscapes

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Dispatch wrote New companies enter market for wallscapes Tuesday, November 27, 2007 6:31 AM BY MARLA MATZER ROSE If there seem to be more giant ads Downtown than ever before, you’re not imagining things. Orange Barrel Media, the company that first became known for the massive building-bound signs, has been joined by two competitors […]


Rumor Mill: Giant Eagle & Whole Foods Downtown

Walker Evans Walker Evans

A rumorist via email wrote If you recall, a couple of years ago there was talk of Whole Foods being an anchor tenant in a development on Vine Street about 2 blocks from the North Market. Have you noticed how quiet that buzz got? Me too. It turns out that although Giant Eagle likes the […]


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