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Short North

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.

I-670 cap becoming restaurant row


The Columbus Dispatch wrote I-670 cap becoming restaurant row Thursday, October 11, 2007 By Amy Saunders After three years of nearly constant transition, the Cap at Union Station is starting to chart a clearer direction: all restaurants, no retail. Once Tropical Trends and Thomas Jeffrey move out by November, restaurants will rule the shop-free cap, […]


Hyde Park Expands Across the I-670 Cap


In what is quite the coincidence… during lunch today I made a few more pages progress in Jane Jacobs’ in a chapter called “The self-destruction of diversity”. Using Eighth Street in Greenwich Village as an example of how a vigorous and diverse neighborhood can be damaged by its own initial success. Success by the neighborhood’s […]


Cuppy’s Coffee Coming to the Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans

This Week News wrote Thursday, October 4, 2007 By GARY SEMAN JR. The Short North is getting another coffee shop. Cuppy’s Coffee of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., is setting up shop at 849 N. High St. The 800-square-foot store is expected to open in December. The local franchisee is Maj Firouzian. The company was founded […]


Big Recommendation: Take 2 Apparel

Coremodels Coremodels

So, I was worried about heading into Take Two Apparel after the move to High St. thinking the prices would skyrocket…nope, although not as low as before they’re still incredibly reasonable. It’s a consignment shop of gently used, but high end clothes…and I love the ability to pick up a pair of Seven, Lucky, Diesel, […]


Garden Theater Redevelopment News & Updates


Anybody know the scoop on the new tenants (if any)? Here’s a cross-posting from the columbus independent: http://cmhindependent.blogspot.com/


Cold Stone Creamery closes in Short North


Has anybody noticed that the Cold Stone ice cream shop on the Cap has officially closed. Signs are posted in the window. In the wake of Jeni’s opening, I don’t think anybody is really going to miss it. Not with Ohio Squash and Pecan Praline available down the street. But since the Quizno’s/Deli had already […]


Short North in The New York Times


The New York Times wrote Columbus Cool By MONICA KHEMSUROV Published: September 23, 2007 Most travelers don’t give much thought to Ohio. But in the last few years, Columbus has undergone a transformation. By luring young professionals to its homegrown empires like the Limited and Abercrombie & Fitch, the city has seen a flurry of […]


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