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New Event Venue Opening in Italian Village Next Year

Susan Post Susan Post New Event Venue Opening in Italian Village Next Year

Work is underway on a new event venue in Italian Village. A recently-vacant building just north of the Columbus Electrical Works at 777 N. Fourth St. will find new life as the Edison. It’s the latest addition to the BTTS Holdings portfolio, which also operates Brookshire in Lewis Center, WatersEdge in Hilliard, The Estate in […]

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315-Unit Development Proposed for Italian Village

Brent Warren Brent Warren 315-Unit Development Proposed for Italian Village

Two local developers are teaming up to bring over 300 apartments to the northeastern corner of Italian Village. The proposal, announced today by Homestead Companies and Lykens Companies, calls for 315 units and 398 parking spaces to be built on eight of the 22 acres that make up the Clark Grave Vault site. A five-story […]

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Work Progressing on Italian Village Projects

Brent Warren Brent Warren Work Progressing on Italian Village Projects

Residents have started moving into the first of two new projects from the Lykens Companies on Detroit Avenue. The four townhomes on the south side of the narrow Italian Village street were originally proposed as a for-sale product, but are now for rent. “Those are pretty unique, and we’ve seen a lot of excitement for […]

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Project Update: Budd Dairy

Brent Warren Brent Warren Project Update: Budd Dairy

Although renovation work in the former Budd Dairy building in Italian Village is not set to begin for another month or two, the new-build development immediately to its north is nearing completion. Kevin Lykens, owner of the Lykens Companies, said that the 36-unit, four-story building will likely open for residents by the end of September, […]

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Redevelopment of Spring Cleaners Site in Italian Village Approved

Brent Warren Brent Warren Redevelopment of Spring Cleaners Site in Italian Village Approved

The redevelopment of the Spring Cleaners site at the northwest corner of North Fourth Street and East First Avenue was approved last week by the Italian Village Commission. The project calls for demolishing the existing one-story building and replacing it with a three-story mixed-use building featuring 27 one-bedroom apartments and two ground-level retail spaces. “We […]

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Mixed-Use Development at First and High Will Include New UDF Store

Brent Warren Brent Warren Mixed-Use Development at First and High Will Include New UDF Store

When it was first announced last year that Elford Development planned to redevelop the United Dairy Farmers store and adjacent parking lot at the corner of High Street and East First Avenue, no promises were made about the convenience store being included in the new building. But, at Tuesday night’s Italian Village Commission meeting, it […]

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New Budd Dairy Plan Calls for Office Space, Preservation of Two Warehouses

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Budd Dairy Plan Calls for Office Space, Preservation of Two Warehouses

The latest plan for the former Budd Dairy complex in Italian Village calls for over 40,000 square feet of office space spread over three buildings. A restaurant would occupy the front of the main building at 1086 North Fourth Street, while two warehouse buildings that sit to the east would be preserved and renovated under […]

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