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First Floor Expansion Added to Bollinger Hotel Proposal

Brent Warren Brent Warren First Floor Expansion Added to Bollinger Hotel Proposal

The latest proposal for Bollinger Tower calls for a first-floor addition that would extend the building toward High Street. The conversion of the 11-story building from affordable housing into a hotel received its first review from the Italian Village Commission last month. That initial proposal called for maintaining the existing green space in front, but […]

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Hang Over Easy Closes for Updates

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Hang Over Easy Closes for Updates

A University District favorite is temporarily closed for some much-needed additions, changes and updates. The crowd at Hang Over Easy was outgrowing the space in a few ways, said co-owners Nick Pedro and Scott McCrary, but the place should be back up and running early next month. “We’ve basically gutted the whole place,” Pedro said. […]

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First Look: The Drexel Theatre Prepares for Reopening

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: The Drexel Theatre Prepares for Reopening

After four months of extensive renovations, the historic Drexel Theatre is prepping for a grand reopening next Friday, July 15th. The final phase of a $1.5 million update has given the entire building a major makeover. “At first thought we’d just do the marquee and the two lobbies, but the Friends of the Drexel did […]

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Newly Renovated Main Library Set to Open Saturday

Anne Evans Anne Evans Newly Renovated Main Library Set to Open Saturday

It’s been 16 months since the construction began and the Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Downtown Main Library branch is scheduled to reopen Saturday, June 25th. “We’ve moved from a building about collections to a building about connections,” says Patrick Losinski, CEO. The renovations create new open and light filled spaces with views of the city or […]

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OH Pizza & Brew Buckles Up for Downtown Renovation

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner OH Pizza & Brew Buckles Up for Downtown Renovation

Downtown pizza restaurant and sports bar OH Pizza & Brew is in the midst of a full renovation. The restaurant, located at 250 N. 3rd Street, has been a Downtown favorite since it opened in April 2014, serving up fresh pizza, wings, subs, salads and desserts (deep-fried Oreo’s, anyone?). Owner Luke Edwards made the decision to […]

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Two Story Renovation Plan Approved for Lane Avenue Building

Walker Evans Walker Evans Two Story Renovation Plan Approved for Lane Avenue Building

The structure at 1515 Lane Avenue in Upper Arlington has been through a lot of planning revisions over the past year and a half. In late 2014, a proposal surfaced that would see the existing building demolished and replaced with a new two-story Northstar Cafe restaurant and company offices. That plan fizzled out, and in […]

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Rehab Activity Picking up Steam on Near East Side

Brent Warren Brent Warren Rehab Activity Picking up Steam on Near East Side

Neighborhood leaders and city officials are cautiously optimistic about a recent uptick in rehab activity on the Near East Side. John Turner, Administrator of the city’s Land Redevelopment Office, said that 23 homes — all vacant and in need of serious work when they were bought from the city’s land bank — are currently in […]

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