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Centered on the main stretch of High Street north of downtown Columbus and extending just south of The Ohio State University’s campus, the Short North experienced street-level crime and gang violence as affluent Columbus residents followed the economic bubble into the suburbs during the 1960s and ’70s. Its rebirth began when art galleries began to open there in the ’80s. Most of its buildings date back to at least the early 20th century, with traditional storefronts along High and apartment buildings, row houses and condominium developments in the surrounding blocks.

Bites & Sips: CMR Plans for Short North, Jeni’s Instant Delivery, Pancakes, Sugar & More

Susan Post Susan Post Bites & Sips: CMR Plans for Short North, Jeni’s Instant Delivery, Pancakes, Sugar & More

Cameron Mitchell has announced its replacement for the former home of Harvey & Ed’s in Short North. Plus, just what every pandemic needs – Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams to your door in a snap, boilermakers, sugar…so much sugar and igloo dining! Bites & Sips keeps you updated on tidbits of news from the world of […]

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The Confluence Cast: Cleve Ricksecker

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Cleve Ricksecker

With the threat of protests and the coronavirus raging, what’s going to happen to Downtown Columbus? On the occasion of his recent retirement, we spoke with the former executive director of the two Downtown special improvement districts, Cleve Ricksecker, about the state of Downtown, why he retired, and why Columbus needs a screamer. Shownotes for […]

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On Paper Plans New Vision for Future of Business

Susan Post Susan Post On Paper Plans New Vision for Future of Business

On Paper’s time on High Street is nearing its end, but the business will move on in new ways. As were most folks, Owner Margy Lydy-Meeker and her team were surprised by the unfurling of the pandemic. The stationery shop and custom print studio followed the initial guidelines put forth by the state, but Lydy-Meeker […]

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Brown Bag Deli Opening in Short North in Partnership with BrewDog

Susan Post Susan Post Brown Bag Deli Opening in Short North in Partnership with BrewDog

When BrewDog was brainstorming ideas to revamp its Short North bar and bring in a new food option that better fit the neighborhood, they kept coming back to one concept. “The neighborhood really needs a deli,” says Jon Quick, head of retail USA at BrewDog. They wished they could do something like popular German Village […]

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Short North’s Philco Appears to be Closed

Susan Post Susan Post Short North’s Philco Appears to be Closed

It appears Philco Bar + Diner has quietly closed its doors in the Short North at 747 N. High St. Photos sent to Columbus Underground show much of the interior seating has been removed from the restaurant. Multiple websites also list the address for lease. After offering carryout for the first week of the dine-in […]

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Mission Coffee Co. Not Reopening Short North Shop

Susan Post Susan Post Mission Coffee Co. Not Reopening Short North Shop

What started as a temporary closure for Mission Coffee Co. has now become permanent. The roaster will not reopen the doors to its Short North café, 11 Price Ave. The shop initially closed temporarily in April, a few weeks after the statewide dine-in shutdown began. “When we closed our café in the Short North, we […]

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Theater Preview: Short North Stage Presents Virtual Premiere of Off-Broadway Hit ‘When Pigs Fly’

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theater Preview: Short North Stage Presents Virtual Premiere of Off-Broadway Hit ‘When Pigs Fly’

Current times have forced all of us to be flexible in the face of new regulations, new requirements, and new data. As recently as a couple of months ago when I previewed their moving online adaptation of Andrew Lippa’s John & Jen, Short North Stage still hoped to open their 2020-21 season with the roaring […]

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