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First Look: Luxe 23

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: Luxe 23

The new mixed-use apartment building at 1079 North High Street known as “Luxe 23” is in the process of wrapping up construction, and Columbus Underground was given the opportunity to take a tour of the new building for a sneak preview of what’s coming soon. The ground floor of this Short North building is home […]

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First Look: The Bar at Echo Spirits

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: The Bar at Echo Spirits

On Saturday, December 5, Echo Spirits Distilling officially opened up their bar to the public at 985 W. Sixth Ave. Dubbed “The Bar at Echo Spirits,” the space offers the local distillery a place to showcase cocktails made with their signature products, which they began selling earlier this year. Echo Spirits was conceived by owners […]

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First Look: Mid City Garage

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: Mid City Garage

New Merion Village restaurant Mid City Garage has softly opened over the past several weeks, testing out recipes, opening up to neighbors and now offering full service dining with social distancing guidelines. You can learn more about the new restaurant at 1179 Jaeger Street (just south of Thurman) in our feature from April, or check […]

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First Look: The Pierce

Brent Warren Brent Warren First Look: The Pierce

The developer of Downtown’s newest (and reddest) building has given it a name, and hopes to welcome the first new residents into the project this spring. The Pierce, at 321 E. Capital St., is a 93-unit apartment building with a distinctive exterior. The project is currently pre-leasing, with rents set between $1,300 and $2,000 per […]

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First Look: Brioso Roastery & Coffee Bar

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: Brioso Roastery & Coffee Bar

After several months of construction (and several years of planning), Brioso has officially moved across the street into The Citizens building at the southwest corner of Gay and High Streets. The new location is smaller, yet more contemporary than the original, sporting bright countertops and tile floors. A merch area greets customers with bags of […]

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First Look: The Yardley

Brent Warren Brent Warren First Look: The Yardley

The first residents of The Yardley apartment complex in Olde Towne East moved in on November 1. The project, which was built on a vacant lot at 122 Parsons Avenue, contains a total of 78 units over a first floor parking garage and a corner commercial space. The apartments range in size from a 500-square-foot […]

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First Look: Graduate Columbus

Brent Warren Brent Warren First Look: Graduate Columbus

The first guests are scheduled to arrive this weekend at the new Graduate Columbus Hotel in the Short North. Located at 750 N. High St., the hotel’s opening marks the final step in the transformation of the former Bollinger Tower – an 11-story building that held affordable senior housing until it was sold by the […]

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