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Seven-Story Building Proposed for Downtown Parking Lot

Brent Warren Brent Warren Seven-Story Building Proposed for Downtown Parking Lot

Downtown Columbus could see another parking lot replaced with an apartment building if a new proposal moves forward. A Detroit-based developer wants to build a 220-unit apartment building at the northeast corner of Grant Avenue and Mound Street downtown. The guitar store German Village Music Haus, which occupies a small brick building at 350 S. […]

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Grant Avenue Has Reopened Over Highway

Anne Evans Anne Evans Grant Avenue Has Reopened Over Highway

Last week, the Ohio Department of Transportation reopened the bridge on Grant Avenue that crosses I-70 and I-71. Complete with larger sidewalks and decorative fencing, the project took about a year to finish. It also improves access to the expansion of Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Read CU’s ongoing coverage of the 70/71 split fix. Photos and […]

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New Grant Avenue Bridge Coming this Summer as 70/71 Work Starts Up Again

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Grant Avenue Bridge Coming this Summer as 70/71 Work Starts Up Again

The Ohio Department of Transportation has announced a new timeline for the next five phases of its multi-year Interstate 70/71 split project. Work will begin this summer on the first phase, which will include improvements to a stretch of Mound Street between High Street and Fourth Street (an extension of the Mound Street Connector that […]

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Blind Lady Tavern Replaces 1831 Tavern in Former Jury Room Space

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Blind Lady Tavern Replaces 1831 Tavern in Former Jury Room Space

The historic Jury Room tavern space has finally found a successor. Blind Lady Tavern, a pre-prohibition-style bar, has moved in to 22 E. Mound Street. The 184-year old Jury Room first opened in 1831, and was the oldest continuously operating restaurant in Columbus. The space was sold last fall, and operated briefly as 1831 Tavern […]

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Restaurant Review: 1831 Tavern

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: 1831 Tavern

Regarding 1831 Tavern: thank heavens they changed the name. The Balls idea, though punny, was maybe better for a Hooters type of establishment. And since the staff at 1831 seems to be well-covered during visits, you’d hate to disappoint aficionados of exposed body parts. As consolation, there’s still lots of room for balls references on […]

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Mound Street Connector Set to Open, 4th Street Exit From I-70 to Close

Brent Warren Brent Warren Mound Street Connector Set to Open, 4th Street Exit From I-70 to Close

Travelers approaching Columbus from the east on I-70 will have a new way of entering Downtown starting on November 8th. The Mound Street Connector, which includes a large “fly-over” exit ramp that takes cars over Parsons Avenue and I-71, opens for business on the 8th. The current 4th Street exit from I-70 west will close permanently […]

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Downtown Leaders See Opportunity in Southeast Gateway

Brent Warren Brent Warren Downtown Leaders See Opportunity in Southeast Gateway

Big changes are coming soon to the southeast quadrant of Downtown – work is happening now on the Mound Street Connector project, and 2014 will see the start of the next phase of the massive 70/71 split project. When it’s all said and done, Fulton Avenue could see an additional 10,000 cars daily as it […]

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