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Columbus Partnership to Buy Vacant Downtown Building

Brent Warren Brent Warren Columbus Partnership to Buy Vacant Downtown Building

The Columbus Partnership plans to buy a prominent downtown building that has been vacant since 2006. The building, at 145 S. Front St., was once the home of the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services. As WOSU recently reported, several attempts to renovate the building ran into political and economic headwinds and were abandoned […]

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Historic Downtown Renovation Project Moving Forward

Walker Evans Walker Evans Historic Downtown Renovation Project Moving Forward

It’s been over two years in the works, but a renovation project slated for a group of four buildings at the Downtown intersection of Front Street and Long Street is finally ready to move forward. Developer Brad DeHays of Connect Realty received approval from the Downtown Commission this morning on the exterior renovation plans for the […]

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CBUS Bike Tours Launching This Summer

Walker Evans Walker Evans CBUS Bike Tours Launching This Summer

You can already tour Columbus on a segway or in a van, and soon you’ll be able to tour the city on a bike as well. The brand-new CBUS Bike Tours business will be launching out of a small space at 92 North Front Street, starting in June. “This idea has always been something in the back […]

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Townhomes Proposed for Corner of Front and Whittier in Brewery District

Brent Warren Brent Warren Townhomes Proposed for Corner of Front and Whittier in Brewery District

The southeast corner of Front and Whittier streets could soon be redeveloped if a proposal to build 20 townhomes is approved by the Brewery District Commission. The existing cinder block building on the corner, which held Praxair Distribution for years, would be demolished and replaced with eight smaller buildings, each holding two or three townhomes. […]

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Five-Story Mixed-Use Building Approved Downtown

Walker Evans Walker Evans Five-Story Mixed-Use Building Approved Downtown

The Matan is the latest Downtown development proposal from Lifestyle Communities, which gained approval from the Downtown Commission during this morning’s monthly meeting. LC Director of Development Chase Miller presented the project to the Commission for review, which primarily featured only cosmetic updates from last month’s initial proposal. Members of the Downtown Commission praised the overall design […]

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World of Beer Closes Brewery District Location

Walker Evans Walker Evans World of Beer Closes Brewery District Location

The local franchise operators behind the Columbus World of Beer locations have announced tonight their decision to close their Brewery District bar effective immediately. “It was a difficult decision and a difficult day as Brewery District was our first venture together and an incredible place to grab a craft beer,” said WoB franchise owner Mark Pottschmidt […]

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Cravings Cafe Relocating Downtown

Walker Evans Walker Evans Cravings Cafe Relocating Downtown

After losing their location in Italian Village back in September, Cravings Carryout Cafe has been without a permanent home. While the company has focused their public efforts on hosting pop-up events over the past month, they’ve been working behind the scenes on reopening in a new location Downtown at 114 North Front Street. “We are […]

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