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Italian Village

Annexed to the city in 1862, Italian Village was one of Columbus’s first suburbs. It is bounded by I-670 on the south, Fifth Avenue on the north, North High Street on the west, and the Conrail railroad tracks to the east. A mix of Italian and Irish immigrants resided in the area in the 1890s, and Italianate style architecture is prevalent.

Wonder Bread Factory Reborn as Wonderland

Walker Evans Walker Evans Wonder Bread Factory Reborn as Wonderland

Press Release: Artists, Musicians and Small Businesses Team up to Take Over Former Wonder Bread Factory It’s been almost a year since Wonder Bread moved out of their Italian Village bakery on 4th Street near the Short North. Now, a group of innovative entrepreneurs are looking to turn the 65,000 square foot factory into a […]

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15-Story Boutique Hotel is Planned for Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans 15-Story Boutique Hotel is Planned for Short North

Originally announced in 2008, it looks like Pizzuti’s Short North development plan for the “UCT Block” has been updated. It now calls for a hotel of up to 130 rooms in a building of up to 15 stories located on the west side of High Street along with a parking garage with office space above […]

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At Home: In Italian Village

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Dru and Jeannie Simmons are both Columbus transplants. Dru fell in love with Italian Village (he has lived within the same three blocks for nine years!) and Jeannie was living in Clintonville. When they met and fell in love, Jeannie was ready to move to a different neighborhood. The couple only really looked in the […]

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In My Garden: Dru & Jeannie in Italian Village

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Dru and Jeannie Simmons are not new to gardening. They have been participating in the Italian Village community garden for a number of years. But this year, the plot was sold and no longer able to be used as a community garden. Rather than give up, they teamed up with 17 other households to create […]

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Wonder Bread Plant For Sale For Redevelopment

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The following discussion is about the hopeful sale and redevelopment of the Wonder Bread Plant. Since it has closed, it has been put on the market for $1.7 million. What would be your preferred use for the space?

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Diana Lessner lends talent and energy to Columbus

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From The Short North Gazette: Diana Lessner lends talent and energy to neighborhood restaurants, retail and parks by Dennis Fiely The footprint left by Diana Lessner on High Street began with one giant leap at High and Brickel in 2001 when Diana’s daughter Elizabeth Lessner decided to forgo her college education, mortgage her house and […]

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St. James Tavern Featured in The Alive

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From The Alive: Tunes & taps By Bryan Bullock When Mick Jagger sang “You can’t always get what you want,” he could’ve been describing the St. James Tavern. The Italian Village hangout doesn’t aim to please all – you won’t find Red Bull, posh decor or Top-40 jams here – but inside, you get exactly […]

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