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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.

Zombie Walk Invading Columbus this Weekend

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On Saturday, hundreds of zombies will be gathering in Goodale Park at 3pm to participate in the annual Zombie Walk. So bust out your best zombie costume and participate! The walk will take place up and down High Street, mostly in the Short North. Bring your camera if you want to document the insanity! Here […]


BonoTOGO: New pizza joint in the Short North


This Week News wrote Pie-maker gets his pizza hand ready again Wednesday, June 4, 2008 By Gary Seman Jr. Bill Yerkes is at it again. After a brief hiatus from making traditional Napoli-style pizzas, Yerkes is again ready to put a pie in your face. Yerkes is subletting Eleni-Christina Bakery in the evenings for his […]


Lululemon Athletica in the Dakota Building Short North


According to their website, Lululemon Athletica is opening a store in the Short North near first Ave. lululemon.com wrote yoga-inspired apparel for healthy living lululemon athletica makes technical clothing for yoga, dancing, running, and most other sweaty pursuits. Our original intent is to create components for people to live longer, healthier, more fun lives. Founded […]


Short North’s outpouring aids two victims

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The Dispatch wrote Short North’s outpouring aids 2 victims Saturday, May 24, 2008 BY BOBBY PIERCE Waiters and waitresses plan to donate tips, artists will auction their work, and bands will host a benefit concert to help a waitress paralyzed in a hit-and-run outside the Haiku restaurant. A customer who left the Asian restaurant in […]

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HaikuHelp – News and Updates


The Dispatch wrote Two women run over in Short North parking lot Thursday, May 15, 2008 BY DEBBIE GEBOLYS Two women were seriously injured tonight when, Columbus police say, a person driving an SUV hit them on purpose as they left a nightclub in the Short North. Columbus police say the women, whose names weren’t […]


Betty’s Fine Food and Spirits


Betty’s Fine Food and Spirits has been one of my favorites in town for the past couple of years. Between the kitschy feel of the place, the lambic on tap (yay!), and the abundant comfort food with an edge, Liz Lessner has a winner in the Short North. I’ve been here quite a few times, […]


Bluefish foiled by fickle food, sky-high wines


The Dispatch wrote Short North venture foiled by fickle food, sky-high wines Thursday, May 8, 2008 BY BY JON CHRISTENSEN The Short North space that contains Bluefish, Seafood on the Cap (formerly occupied by Liu Pon-Xi) has undergone minimal remodeling for its latest incarnation under owner Paul Liu. The menu combines Asian and Western foods, […]


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