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30-Story Hotel and Condo Building Proposed for Downtown

Brent Warren Brent Warren 30-Story Hotel and Condo Building Proposed for Downtown

At a time when the coronavirus pandemic and a troubled economy have led to a slow-down in new development proposals, Michael Schiff is ready to bet big on Downtown Columbus. The local developer today unveiled a proposal to build a 30-story tower on the east side of North High Street, between Spring and Long streets. […]

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Kingmakers Board Game Parlor Closes Up Shop

Walker Evans Walker Evans Kingmakers Board Game Parlor Closes Up Shop

After six years in business, board game venue Kingmakers is closing their doors. Founder Malika Jacobs posted on social media yesterday that they had reached a decision to close both their original Short North location as well as a second location that launched in Indianapolis in 2017. “At the time of the pandemic shutdown, we […]

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Tastings Wine Bar Closing Shop in Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans Tastings Wine Bar Closing Shop in Short North

After three years in business, and countless wine tasting events in Columbus, Ohio, Tastings is closing their doors at 958 North High Street in the Short North. The company announced via Instagram yesterday evening that Saturday, March 7th will be their final day in business. “The time has come to close this location and look […]

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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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New King and High Plan Calls for Demolishing Buildings

Brent Warren Brent Warren New King and High Plan Calls for Demolishing Buildings

A new plan for the southwest corner of King Avenue and North High Street calls for tearing down all of the existing buildings on the site. St. Louis-based Collegiate Development Group has floated several concepts for redeveloping the corner over the course of the last seven months. In July, a proposal to build an 11-story […]

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Public Parking Meters Removed for App-Based Loading Zones

Walker Evans Walker Evans Public Parking Meters Removed for App-Based Loading Zones

Starting Monday, November 18, nine designated public parking areas will become dedicated loading zones through a partnership between the City of Columbus and curbFlow — a Washington D.C.-based startup designed to relieve congestion caused by delivery vehicles. The zones will all be located in the public right of way along street curbs, primarily replacing existing metered […]

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City and COTA Announce Plan for Second Bus Lane Experiment

Brent Warren Brent Warren City and COTA Announce Plan for Second Bus Lane Experiment

Last summer, the City of Columbus and the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) temporarily made one lane of Third Street Downtown open only to buses, bikes and scooters. The new alignment was only in effect during rush hour and lasted for just two weeks, but it yielded data and survey results that could be used […]

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