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Stauf’s Celebrates Grand Opening at the Idea Foundry Tonight

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Stauf’s Celebrates Grand Opening at the Idea Foundry Tonight

Local coffee shop Stauf’s will have a grand opening celebration tonight at their newest location inside the Idea Foundry in Franklinton. The move puts Stauf’s in a place with guaranteed clientele and could allow for the greater community to become more familiar with the co-working space. Stauf’s President Mark Swanson had been eyeing the neighborhood […]

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Stauf’s Coffee Roasters Opening Cafe in Franklinton

Walker Evans Walker Evans Stauf’s Coffee Roasters Opening Cafe in Franklinton

In just a few weeks, Stauf’s Coffee Roasters will be opening a fourth location. Stauf’s President Mark Swanson confirmed this morning that a new cafe will be launching inside the Columbus Idea Foundry building in Franklinton. “We’ve been looking at Franklinton forever for either a roasting facility or cafe,” explained Swanson. “We realize that our […]

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Smart Columbus Update: More Funding Secured, New “Chief Innovation Officer” to Lead Effort

Brent Warren Brent Warren Smart Columbus Update: More Funding Secured, New “Chief Innovation Officer” to Lead Effort

When Columbus was announced as the winner of the $40 million federal Smart City grant last summer, much was made of the additional $90 million in matching resources that were secured from local corporate and institutional partners. The city announced last week that it has secured additional commitments, growing the total pot of monetary and […]

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Sneak Preview: Columbus Idea Foundry Expansion

Walker Evans Walker Evans Sneak Preview: Columbus Idea Foundry Expansion

After a year’s worth of work, the expansion of the Columbus Idea Foundry is approaching an end date. The entire second floor of the 60,000 square foot building at 421 West State Street is being reconstructed, retrofitting what was once a shoe factory into more maker space aimed at attracting creative office tenants, video game developers, […]

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Idea Foundry to Begin Work on Phase 2 of Franklinton Maker Space

Walker Evans Walker Evans Idea Foundry to Begin Work on Phase 2 of Franklinton Maker Space

When the Columbus Idea Foundry first opened its doors in Franklinton last year, they were actually only halfway done with work on the 60,000 square foot building at 421 West State Street. Today, the leadership behind the makerspace organization is announcing that the second half of buildout is about to begin. “When we moved to Franklinton […]

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Idea Foundry Breaking Ground on New Franklinton Home

Walker Evans Walker Evans Idea Foundry Breaking Ground on New Franklinton Home

After a year of careful planning, the Columbus Idea Foundry (CIF) is officially ready for its next growth spurt. The creative collective of small manufacturers and inventors has outgrown their 25,000 square foot Milo-Grogan home, and is officially making the leap into a 60,000 square foot East Franklinton warehouse. Next Tuesday, January 14th at 11am, […]

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Columbus Idea Foundry Excited About Move to Franklinton

Brent Warren Brent Warren Columbus Idea Foundry Excited About Move to Franklinton

Last night in his State of the City address, Mayor Coleman announced that the Columbus Idea Foundry would be moving to East Franklinton. Today we can confirm that the specific destination is 421 W. State Street, a building the Franklinton Development Association purchased last summer with the help of a Green Columbus Grant from the […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

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