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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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First Look: The Nicholas

Brent Warren Brent Warren First Look: The Nicholas

The first residents have moved into the Nicholas, a 230-unit mixed-use development that has filled in one of the last large gaps along High Street Downtown. The building, which occupies the entire west side of High Street between Gay and Long Streets, replaced what for decades was a large surface parking lot. Apartments in the […]

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First Look: PatronArt Unveils New Gallery in Idea Foundry

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman First Look: PatronArt Unveils New Gallery in Idea Foundry

Fine art marketplace and Columbus-based startup PatronArt now has a dedicated space to view local art in real life. Located on the second floor of the Idea Foundry, PatronArt’s L-Gallery brings the company’s virtual mission of art accessibility to the physical world. Currently showing is Forged: The Art of the Idea Foundry, featuring a selection […]

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First Look: New Dublin Library Branch

Brent Warren Brent Warren First Look: New Dublin Library Branch

Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Dublin Branch opened to the public June 6. A visit to the site a week later revealed a light-filled space that – judging by the number of people reading, studying, and just checking out the new building – is already being well-utilized by the community. The new branch, at 75 N. High […]

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