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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.

Goodale Park Entrance to Receive a Facelift

Jason Powell Jason Powell

Victorian Village’s front yard is about to get a makeover. City Council approved $182,000 in funds on Monday night for a facelift for the entrance to Goodale Park at the corner of Goodale Street and Park Street. This will be a nice addition to an otherwise bland and uninspiring entrance to the southeastern portion of […]

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Rowe Boutique is Expanding in The Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Rowe Boutique, located at 718 N. High Street in the Short North is expanding into the former Lux de Vie location next door at 720 N. High Street. Construction has already begun, and interior walls have been knocked out to double the total square footage of Rowe. “I love our location,” said Rowe Boutique owner […]

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Monkeys Retreat in The Short North is Closing

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Monkeys Retreat, located at 1202 North High Street, announced this morning that they will be closing their doors on May 31st. This “Space Age Variety Store” is one of the longest-running retail shops in the Short North neighborhood. “The state of the economy and the book and magazine industry has forced us to look at […]

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Kickstart Scooters Has Closed Their Doors

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Sad news, but Kickstart Scooters just closed their doors at 913 North High Street for good. Update from their twitter account at 10:33am on March 15th: “Sad to inform all our followers and friends, @thekickstart has decided to close our doors for good. thank you for your support and business.”

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Short North Gets Travel Writeup in New York Times

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Hot on the heels of another semi-annual discussion about whether or not the Short North has “jumped the shark” comes word of a travel article in The New York Times that highlights the neighborhood. Some of the featured destinations in the article include the Mahan Gallery, Milk Bar, Tasi Café and Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams. […]

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National Jean Company to Open in Short North

Melanie McIntyre Melanie McIntyre National Jean Company to Open in Short North

It’s official: the space formerly home to Dr. Mojoe has a new retail tenant. National Jean Company is scheduled to open at 761 N. High St. in early April. The store −a partnership between local investors and National Jean Company President and Founder Jimmy Gurrieri− will be the chain’s 12th location and its first in […]

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Voodoo Denim Lounge Opening Soon in Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Norka Futon only closed their doors on January 31st, but the retail space at 780 North High Street won’t be sitting empty for long. The Voodoo Denim Lounge will be opening up in that space in mid-March and bringing a variety of clothing brands to Short North shoppers. We recently caught up with Partner Jimmy […]

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