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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.

City to Install ‘Makers Monument’ in Short North Arts District

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman City to Install ‘Makers Monument’ in Short North Arts District

A 20 foot tall crystalline sculpture inspired by Columbus makers is coming to the Short North this week. Located at West Hubbard Avenue and High Street, the new sculpture installation by Ohio-born artist Mark Reigelman titled “The Makers Monument,” is decorated with the shapes of items that have been made in Columbus throughout its history. […]

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Retail Roundup: Relocations, Closings and New Shops on the Horizon

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Retail Roundup: Relocations, Closings and New Shops on the Horizon

In a tough year and a half for many industries, including retail, it’s not all bad news for Columbus shops and boutiques. Local favorites are relocating, and a few shops that are “closing” would more accurately be described as downsizing. Plus, a flea and summer market frequenter arrives soon to Clintonville. Check out the latest […]

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Bites & Sips: Reopenings, Vegan Nuggets, Eats in Dublin & More

Susan Post Susan Post Bites & Sips: Reopenings, Vegan Nuggets, Eats in Dublin & More

There’s oh so much to eat (and drink!) in Columbus! The dining scene welcomes back some big names, Dublin gets its own food tour, Land-Grant and Columbus Crew continue their partnership and much, much more! Read on to find out what’s happening in the drinking and dining scene in Central Ohio! Hot Chicken Takeover Debuts […]

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Renovation Plan Floated for Short North Building

Brent Warren Brent Warren Renovation Plan Floated for Short North Building

A new proposal for a prominent Short North building will be heard by the Italian Village Commission next week. The building, at 608 N. High St., was once home to Callandar Cleaners and several other businesses stretching along the pedestrian-only East Poplar Avenue. The plan calls for a new glass structure on the roof of […]

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Gallery Hop Returns with Exhibitions, Performances, Ways to Support Local Businesses

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Gallery Hop Returns with Exhibitions, Performances, Ways to Support Local Businesses

Gallery Hop returns for the first time in-person since the onset of the pandemic on Saturday, June 5. Local art galleries will be open for exhibitions, while performances will once again return to High Street. Participating businesses will also have creative programming. “Our local business community is thrilled to welcome back the public with creative […]

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Short North Food Hall Closes

Susan Post Susan Post Short North Food Hall Closes

Short North Food Hall is closing, but the space is staying in the Corso Ventures family. The square footage at 1112 N. High St. will now become expanded space for neighbor Standard Hall, 1100 N. High St. “We are officially hanging up the laser bra…Short North Food Hall is shutting its doors to make way […]

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Theatre Review: Concert Production of ‘Addams Family’ Reanimates the Garden Theatre

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theatre Review: Concert Production of ‘Addams Family’ Reanimates the Garden Theatre

Throughout the pandemic, Short North Stage and its sibling Columbus Immersive Theater have adroitly navigated layers of regulation and shifting levels of social comfort, with live streams and in-person/streaming hybrids.  After my second dose of the vaccine, I returned to the Garden for the first time in over a year to see Columbus Immersive’s delightful […]

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