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First Look: El Arepazo Reopens Remodeled Downtown Location

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner First Look: El Arepazo Reopens Remodeled Downtown Location

If you’ve spent the last few months craving a lunchtime fix of arepas drizzled in cilantro sauce, your day has come — Latin American grill El Arepazo has reopened their Downtown outpost. The popular restaurant, tucked just inside Pearl Alley, temporarily closed its doors in late December for an interior upgrade. They returned from their […]

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Drexel Theatre Closing for Renovations

Walker Evans Walker Evans Drexel Theatre Closing for Renovations

The historic Drexel Theatre will be closing temporarily starting March 14th for a series of updates and upgrades. The building’s lobby and marquee will undergo renovations, restoring the property to its original Art Deco style. The marquee upgrade includes replacement of neon tubing, new lighting and a rehab of the original ceiling. The entrance lobby […]

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Downtown Residence Inn Undergoing $1.5 Million Renovation

Walker Evans Walker Evans Downtown Residence Inn Undergoing $1.5 Million Renovation

The Columbus hospitality market is heating up rapidly, with a slew of new hotel developments being planned for construction over the next two years. So it comes as little surprise that existing hotels are also stepping up their game. The Downtown Residence Inn on Gay Street is one such example, which is quietly undergoing a […]

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Grandview Theatre Closes, Reopening Planned for Spring

Walker Evans Walker Evans Grandview Theatre Closes, Reopening Planned for Spring

While most moviegoers were out at the big cineplexes watching The Force Awakens during the holidays, one small local independent theater closed up its doors without out much notice. The owners of the Grandview Theatre put a “closed” sign up on their marquee at 1247 Grandview Avenue and posted a brief message of closure on […]

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El Arepazo Renovating Downtown Location

Anne Evans Anne Evans El Arepazo Renovating Downtown Location

El Arepazo is turning ten and getting a whole new look for its birthday. Today, the popular Latin American restaurant announced on social media a planned renovation for their original location. “We are pleased to announce that this January, after 10 years of business, our first restaurant in Pearl Alley will be receiving a much […]

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Retail Renovation Coming to Italian Village in Summer 2016

Walker Evans Walker Evans Retail Renovation Coming to Italian Village in Summer 2016

A pair of warehouse buildings in Italian Village will be reborn next summer as a retail hub for small businesses when local developers at Capitol Equities completes a full renovation planned for the site. Located at 995 North Fourth Street, the property takes up the entire block between Fourth Street, Third Avenue, Hamlet Street and Punta Alley. […]

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Project Update: The Diplomat

Walker Evans Walker Evans Project Update: The Diplomat

While The Wood Companies are currently wrapping up work on The Dennison in Victorian Village, construction is in full swing inside The Diplomat — the four story building at Buttles and High that the company is redeveloping in collaboration with Schiff Capital Group. The second, third and fourth floors in the building are getting a total […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns with a “Curated Take Home Box Experience”

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