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Slammers Turns 25, Unveils Updated Space

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Slammers Turns 25, Unveils Updated Space

Slammers, one of the city’s longest-standing LGBTQ bars, is turning 25 this year. Just in time for Pride 2018, the bar will reveal a newly renovated space featuring an open air patio and a new mural painted by local artists Summer Schultz and Misty Temple. “We’re trying to keep up with the times,” says Slammers […]

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Mac’s Cafe Closes for a Month of Major Renovations

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Mac’s Cafe Closes for a Month of Major Renovations

What’s a longtime Short North establishment to do when the surrounding neighborhood keeps changing? Change with it, says Mac’s Cafe owner Pat Melick. After 30 years, Mac’s is going through its first-ever update that’ll include a major face lift and menu overhaul going back to their roots as an Scottish pub. Plans for renovations have […]

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Palace Theatre Closing for Six Months of Renovations

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Palace Theatre Closing for Six Months of Renovations

The historic Palace Theatre has begun work on a $6.5 million dollar renovation, and will be closed for performances through November 2018. The renovations will include an updated color scheme that will blend historical references with fresh, impactful colors, refurbished balcony seats with all new cushioning and upholstery, and new, contemporary seating on the main floor. […]

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The Top 10 Urban Development Projects in Columbus in 2017

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 10 Urban Development Projects in Columbus in 2017

2017 was another banner year for urban development in Columbus, with dozens of active construction sites bringing new projects to life all across the city. Some of those projects included massive new multi-acre neighborhoods being planned out, while others were more intimate renovation projects. When asked about the top project of the year, our readers […]

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First Look: Hilton Completes Renovation at Easton Hotel

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: Hilton Completes Renovation at Easton Hotel

Representatives at the Hilton Columbus at Easton announced today the completion of a major renovation to their 345-room facility. The two-year project included the first major redesign for the hotel in the 17 years it has been in operation. “When we embarked on this expansive, dual phase mission to redefine sophistication in hospitality we did […]

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Interactive Sculpture to be Revealed at the Convention Center this Thursday

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Interactive Sculpture to be Revealed at the Convention Center this Thursday

The Convention Facilities Authority will hold a VIP celebration event this Thursday for the completion of the Greater Columbus Convention Center’s renovations, and the unveiling of a “one-of-a-kind interactive LED sculpture designed to represent Central Ohio’s deep diversity.” The renovation cost $140 million and spanned two years, adding 95,000 square feet to the Convention Center, […]

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Late Night Slice and Candle Lab Opening New Downtown Locations

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Late Night Slice and Candle Lab Opening New Downtown Locations

The former Yankee Trader buildings have landed two more tenants. Mikey’s Late Night Slice and The Candle Lab are bringing their new locations to 459 N. High St. and 457 N. High St., respectively. “We are happy that we found awesome local businesses to fill in the block,” said Zach Price of TRIAD Architects, the […]

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