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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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Photos: UDF Opens Updated Short North Location

Walker Evans Walker Evans Photos: UDF Opens Updated Short North Location

The long wait is over. United Dairy Farmers closed their old Short North location in April 2017, but promised to return with a bigger and better store located inside the four story mixed-use office building that was replacing their suburban-style spot at 900 North High Street. The new UDF opened up to customers this weekend, […]

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First Look: LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman First Look: LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus

LEGOLAND Discovery Center held its grand opening on Friday, Sept. 28 at Easton Town Center. The opening ceremony featured speaker remarks, a children’s parade, and a LEGO brick wall “ribbon cutting” by LEGOLAND’s Creative Crew kids. General manager of LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus Jacob Kristensen, as well as Easton Chief Executive Jennifer Peterson and TourismOhio Chief Matt MacLaren gave remarks. At 36,000 square […]

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First Look: Harvest Pizzeria Opens in Bexley

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega First Look: Harvest Pizzeria Opens in Bexley

Harvest Pizzeria has opened its newest location at 2376 E. Main St. in Bexley. The locally-owned pizzeria is expanding rapidly this year with this and another location coming to Grandview, which is expected to open in a few more weeks in the Old Bag of Nails spot, 1099 W. First Ave. Serving up a menu […]

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