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Village Idiot & DareDevil Dogs Await Redevelopment Plans

Walker Evans Walker Evans Village Idiot & DareDevil Dogs Await Redevelopment Plans

If a new hotel development proposal is approved, then the two two-story buildings located at the southwest intersection of Eighth Avenue and High Street could be slated for demolition in the near future. Currently, three businesses call those two buildings home: design firm 180 Co., hot dog restaurant DareDevil Dogs, and campus-area bar Village Idiot. […]

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Eight-Story Hotel Proposed for University District

Brent Warren Brent Warren Eight-Story Hotel Proposed for University District

The latest proposal for the University District calls for an eight-story hotel with ground floor retail at the corner of West Eighth Avenue and North High Street. That puts it right next door to the currently-under-construction Northside Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library. NBBJ, the architecture firm responsible for the library’s design, presented the new […]

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Airbnb Reports Rapid Growth in Columbus Market

Walker Evans Walker Evans Airbnb Reports Rapid Growth in Columbus Market

National online hospitality service Airbnb released a new report this week, showcasing rapid growth across all the midwest. That includes a 200 percent increase in usage in Columbus over the past year. “Among the 14 largest home sharing cities in the Midwest, every market has experienced at least 90% year-over-year inbound guest growth over the […]

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First Floor Expansion Added to Bollinger Hotel Proposal

Brent Warren Brent Warren First Floor Expansion Added to Bollinger Hotel Proposal

The latest proposal for Bollinger Tower calls for a first-floor addition that would extend the building toward High Street. The conversion of the 11-story building from affordable housing into a hotel received its first review from the Italian Village Commission last month. That initial proposal called for maintaining the existing green space in front, but […]

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Over $500 Million in New Construction Under Way in Downtown Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Over $500 Million in New Construction Under Way in Downtown Columbus

The Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District recently released their mid-year report, detailing the ongoing evolution of Downtown Columbus during the first half of 2016. The organization calculated a total of $501 million worth of development that is currently under construction, and another $1.2 billion still in the development pipeline, waiting to begin. Over half of […]

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Bollinger Tower Hotel to Get First Review from Commission

Brent Warren Brent Warren Bollinger Tower Hotel to Get First Review from Commission

The plan to convert the 11-story Bollinger Tower from affordable senior housing to a hotel will be getting its first review from the Italian Village Commission tomorrow. Submitted renderings show new windows and a fresh coat of paint on the building. They also show a name — Cambria Hotel and Suites, although Michael Schiff of […]

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Hotel LeVeque Prepares for Fall Opening

Walker Evans Walker Evans Hotel LeVeque Prepares for Fall Opening

It’s been nearly two years since it was announced that a portion of LeVeque Tower would be converted into a boutique hotel, but the wait is nearly over for visitors who want to stay overnight inside the most iconic building in the Downtown skyline. Officially called “Hotel LeVeque”, the new space is a part of Marriott […]

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