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Renovation Plan Floated for Short North Building

Brent Warren Brent Warren Renovation Plan Floated for Short North Building

A new proposal for a prominent Short North building will be heard by the Italian Village Commission next week. The building, at 608 N. High St., was once home to Callandar Cleaners and several other businesses stretching along the pedestrian-only East Poplar Avenue. The plan calls for a new glass structure on the roof of […]

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Plan Calls for 448 Apartments at Kroger Bakery Site

Brent Warren Brent Warren Plan Calls for 448 Apartments at Kroger Bakery Site

A plan to transform the former Kroger Bakery site into a 448-unit residential development has been submitted to the Historic Resources Commission. The two existing buildings on the site would be renovated, and three additional apartment buildings would be constructed around them on what is now a large surface parking lot. The 9.4-acre complex, which […]

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Lightning Strikes Bellows School in Franklinton

Brent Warren Brent Warren Lightning Strikes Bellows School in Franklinton

The former Bellows School in Franklinton was struck by lightning last night, but the owner of the building insists that the damage was minimal and that renovation plans are still on track. Yhezkel Levi, who bought the historic building in 2014 and announced plans to convert it into condos in 2017, told CU that Columbus […]

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First Look: Lear Block

Brent Warren Brent Warren First Look: Lear Block

The latest apartment project to open downtown features one- and two-bedroom units heavy on charm and historic details. The Lear Block – located at 288 E. Long St., but with a second entrance at 145 N. Sixth St. – is the result of an extensive renovation from local developer Don DeVere. The oldest part of […]

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Renovation Planned for Zettler Hardware Building Downtown

Brent Warren Brent Warren Renovation Planned for Zettler Hardware Building Downtown

A plan to renovate the Zettler Hardware building at 101 E. Main St. was approved by the Downtown Commission yesterday. A small addition to the building will add square footage on the second and third floor, and also accommodate a new rooftop patio for tenant use. The upper floors will be fitted for office use, […]

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Renovation Planned for Downtown Building at Fourth & Long

Walker Evans Walker Evans Renovation Planned for Downtown Building at Fourth & Long

New plans to renovate a six-story building located at the Downtown intersection of Fourth Street and Long Street have emerged this week, courtesy of local developer Connect Realty. Former plans to demolish and replace the building have been scrapped, and new plans call for a renovation into approximately 40 apartment units with ground-floor retail, and […]

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Last Day for Local Group to Gain Support to Transform Abandoned Theatre

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Last Day for Local Group to Gain Support to Transform Abandoned Theatre

Just after Rodney Grist and his group, Livingston Cultural Arts Theatre (LCAT), appeared on the scene to revitalize the abandoned Livingston Avenue Theatre, Westerville developer The Woda Group swooped in with a $12 million check to fund a low-income senior housing project. Grist, a 20-year Columbus City Schools educator and relatively new resident of Old […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

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