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Power Plant Renovation Gets Tax Credits, Work to Start Soon

Brent Warren Brent Warren Power Plant Renovation Gets Tax Credits, Work to Start Soon

Plans to renovate the Municipal Light Plant building at 555 West Nationwide Boulevard took a big step forward yesterday with news that the project has been awarded $2 million in Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits. Developer Brad DeHays said that interior demolition work is scheduled to start soon and continue through October. Work on the […]

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Jeff Ruby Opening Steakhouse in Downtown Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Jeff Ruby Opening Steakhouse in Downtown Columbus

Cincinnati-based steakhouse restaurateur Jeff Ruby is officially making his way to Columbus. The restaurant owner announced today his plans to open one of his signature restaurants at 89 E. Nationwide Boulevard in the space currently home to 89 Fish & Grill. The news comes as little surprise, as Ruby’s not-so-subtle tour bus was spotted in […]

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Sandman Gourmet Quick Service Restaurant to Open in Marconi Square

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Sandman Gourmet Quick Service Restaurant to Open in Marconi Square

This spring, a new tenant will be moving into the Marconi Square building. Sandman Gourmet, a full-service deli and catering company, will be opening at 111 W. Nationwide Boulevard, in the former space of the short-lived Sonoma Grille. Located at the corner of Nationwide and Ludlow Street, the concept will include a walk-up window and […]

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Arena District Getting Jumbotron Upgrade

Walker Evans Walker Evans Arena District Getting Jumbotron Upgrade

Nationwide Realty Investors (NRI) began installing new outdoor video display boards in the Arena District over the weekend, replacing the iconic visuals mounted on Nationwide Boulevard, just west of Front Street. The new high definition display will feature a new 30 foot wide by 16 foot 8 inch tall screen, and five separate large format […]

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New 12-Story Hotel Approved by Downtown Commission

Walker Evans Walker Evans New 12-Story Hotel Approved by Downtown Commission

A proposal for a new 12-story hotel returned for review by the Downtown Commission this morning, with a few updates to the design and the details. Most notably, the hotel brand has been changed from a Hilton Garden Inn to a Canopy by Hilton, a newer luxury brand concept that caters to urban markets throughout the […]

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Restaurant Review: Flatiron’s New Menu

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Flatiron’s New Menu

To be honest, Flatiron Bar & Diner didn’t need to change a thing. It has a loyal following; lots of regulars, with familiar greetings and banter in the air. Its kitchen has always been known for gumbo and Cajun influenced food that’s just this side of fancy. If it’s not a dressy joint, it is […]

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New Convenience Store Opening in The Arena District

Walker Evans Walker Evans New Convenience Store Opening in The Arena District

The Arena District is home to hundreds of residents, thousands of office workers and tens of thousands of guests who visit for the variety of entertainment options that exist in the area. One key amenity missing in the area is a simple convenience store. That is scheduled to change this summer with the opening of Nelson’s […]

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