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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.

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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Before and After: Short North

Brent Warren Brent Warren Before and After: Short North

Cities change, and nowhere in Columbus has that been more evident than in the Short North. Even if you’re familiar with the general story – the transformation from a blighted and neglected neighborhood to one where luxury apartments can rent for well over $3,000 a month – it is still easy to forget how different […]

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Kaufman Gets Initial Approval After More Commission Drama

Brent Warren Brent Warren Kaufman Gets Initial Approval After More Commission Drama

The ongoing saga of the redevelopment of the former International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers site took another turn yesterday afternoon during a contentious meeting of the Victorian Village Commission. The commission voted three-to-one to approve the height, footprint and massing (or general shape) of the latest design for the project, which is located at 23 […]

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DeVine Tastings & Dining Taking Over Former Home of Tastings

Susan Post Susan Post DeVine Tastings & Dining Taking Over Former Home of Tastings

The wine will remain self-service, but almost everything else is changing when it comes to the experience at 958 N. High St. in the Short North. Indianapolis-based wine shop Tastings called it quits after three years in Columbus in March 2020, and will now be replaced by DeVine Tastings & Dining. Syam Duddela is taking […]

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Bites & Sips: New Menus, New Beers, Bakery on the Move & More

Susan Post Susan Post Bites & Sips: New Menus, New Beers, Bakery on the Move & More

The Central Ohio dining scene is picking up once again, with an abundance of announcements, from new beers and new menus, to eateries on the move. Get the scoop on more reopenings, a new brunch and much more in the latest Bites & Sips. The Sycamore Finds a Buyer The Sycamore in German Village, 262 […]

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Tigertree Closing Storefront, Moving to Online Format

Susan Post Susan Post Tigertree Closing Storefront, Moving to Online Format

After 14 years, retailer Tigertree will say goodbye to its brick-and-mortar presence in the Short North. However, it’s not the end of the brand. “Tigertree…was built intentionally for a lot of people to come in every day and spend a considerable amount of time discovering things,” said Co-Founder Josh Quinn in a statement. “What we’ve […]

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First Look: The Fig Room

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman First Look: The Fig Room

Brick walls and concrete floors adorn The Fig Room, a new event space and venue at 17 Brickel St. in the Short North. The Fig Room is a part of BTTS Holdings, which also lists Waters Edge, Brookshire and The Estate among its venues. Filled with natural light, the bright and intimate setting accommodates 30 […]

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