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Proposal for 12-Story Hotel Downtown Met with Concerns from Commission

Brent Warren Brent Warren Proposal for 12-Story Hotel Downtown Met with Concerns from Commission

A proposal to build a 12-story, 170-room Hilton Garden Hotel at 77 East Nationwide Boulevard has run into resistance from the Downtown Commission. Indus Hotels brought plans to the commission’s May 26th meeting, having made changes to the design they first presented in January. The latest proposal calls for reconstructing the brick facade of the existing […]

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The New “Pen West” Downtown Neighborhood Begins to Take Shape

Walker Evans Walker Evans The New “Pen West” Downtown Neighborhood Begins to Take Shape

Borror Prorperties unveiled their newest project last Thursday, which includes a mix of office space and apartment units slated for the far west end of Nationwide Boulevard in an expansion area of The Arena District that some have dubbed “Pen West”. While Borror’s five-and-a-half acre development proposal is impressive in size, it’s actually just one […]

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Borror Properties Unveils 5.5 Acre Mixed-Use Project Downtown

Walker Evans Walker Evans Borror Properties Unveils 5.5 Acre Mixed-Use Project Downtown

Doug Borror, the CEO of local development company Borror Properties, recently told us the story of his own personal relocation from Dublin to The Short North, which ended up sparking a major change in the company’s business strategies for investing in development opportunities. “It was a beautiful April night in 2013, and I was sitting […]

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The Sonoma Grille Set for Spring Opening in The Arena District

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner The Sonoma Grille Set for Spring Opening in The Arena District

The Arena District will getting a dose of California cuisine this spring. The Sonoma Grille, a casual West Coast rustic restaurant, has moved into the former Darz Cafe location on 111 W. Nationwide Boulevard. Construction began in January, with an intensive remodel that included building a full kitchen. The interior of Sonoma will seat 20-25, […]

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Renderings Unveiled for New 12-Story Downtown Hotel

Walker Evans Walker Evans Renderings Unveiled for New 12-Story Downtown Hotel

It was announced last week that Indus Hotels has proposed the construction of a new 12-story Hilton Garden Inn hotel at 77 East Nationwide Boulevard, and today the preliminary renderings have been revealed that give an idea of what the development could look like. The building would be similar in height to the Crowne Plaza Hotel, […]

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New 12-Story Hotel Planned for Nationwide Boulevard

Walker Evans Walker Evans New 12-Story Hotel Planned for Nationwide Boulevard

Local hotel management company Indus Hotels already operates the 179-room Hampton Inn & Suites next door to the Columbus Convention Center, and they’re hoping to double-down in that immediate market. Representatives from the company are scheduled to present a proposal to the Downtown Commission later this month that would see the construction of a new […]

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Cincinnati-based Nada Opens in Arena District

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Cincinnati-based Nada Opens in Arena District

Contemporary Mexican sit-down restaurant Nada has opened in the new Columbia Gas headquarters building. The taco-slinging locale has been undergoing extensive construction for the past six months, and has finally opened its cherry-stained wooden doors this past Saturday. Nada is the sister to Cincinnati-based Italian eateries Boca and Sotto, all residing under ownership of Boca […]

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