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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 Returns With Digital ‘John & Jen’

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theater Preview: Short North Stage Returns With Digital ‘John & Jen’

Every piece of our lives changed with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Theater and performance art, which depends on a circuit of energy, a connection of being in the same room at the same time, suddenly screeched to a halt. For the last few months, theatrical troupes have mulled over “What’s next?”  Many of […]

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Kingmakers Board Game Parlor Closes Up Shop

Walker Evans Walker Evans Kingmakers Board Game Parlor Closes Up Shop

After six years in business, board game venue Kingmakers is closing their doors. Founder Malika Jacobs posted on social media yesterday that they had reached a decision to close both their original Short North location as well as a second location that launched in Indianapolis in 2017. “At the time of the pandemic shutdown, we […]

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Kaufman Moving Forward With IBEW Project

Brent Warren Brent Warren Kaufman Moving Forward With IBEW Project

Despite an uncertain economic climate, Kaufman Development is continuing to pursue the redevelopment of the former International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers site at 23 W. Second Ave. Representatives of the developer presented the latest design for the project to the Victorian Village Commission yesterday. The meeting was held virtually, using the WebEx platform, and streamed […]

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Local Restaurant The Table Looking for New Ownership

Walker Evans Walker Evans Local Restaurant The Table Looking for New Ownership

After nearly seven years in business, the owners of The Table are looking to hand over the reins to new ownership. Jen Marlatt and Sangeeta Lakhani have kept the restaurant closed during the coronavirus pandemic and will officially list the business for sale as a turn-key operation on Monday. “When we opened the Table in […]

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The People’s Trivia

Anne Evans Anne Evans The People’s Trivia

Every Tuesday at 8PM, the Captain brings you a wide range of trivia at Oddfellows. Teams of 1 to 4 people. 3 rounds of 15 questions. Winner each round. Fun! About the Captain: Raised in the fertile cosmopolitan area of Greater Columbus, the Captain began reading volumes of the encyclopedia at age 4. He had […]

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Gallery Hop Will Go Virtual in April

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Gallery Hop Will Go Virtual in April

April’s Gallery Hop will be the first to be held virtually via Instagram during the coronavirus pandemic. On Saturday, April 4 at 4 p.m., viewers can tune in to the Short North Arts District’s Instagram page to check out Short North Arts District galleries, local retailers and Gallery Hop’s favorite performers. Viewers will get to […]

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The People’s Trivia

Anne Evans Anne Evans The People’s Trivia

Every Tuesday at 8PM, the Captain brings you a wide range of trivia at Oddfellows. Teams of 1 to 4 people. 3 rounds of 15 questions. Winner each round. Fun! About the Captain: Raised in the fertile cosmopolitan area of Greater Columbus, the Captain began reading volumes of the encyclopedia at age 4. He had […]

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

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