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Located within a 2.8-square-mile area two miles north of downtown Columbus, the district is home to the main campus of The Ohio State University, the Battelle Institute, and the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute. The district is Columbus’s most densely populated neighborhood featuring human service agencies, churches, schools, and more than 650 businesses, including boutiques, tattoo studios, the Landmark Gateway theater, and restaurants and bars.

Barrio Taps Campus for Second Columbus Location

Susan Post Susan Post Barrio Taps Campus for Second Columbus Location

Cleveland-based Barrio Tacos opened its first Columbus location in September in Fifth by Northwest and now the restaurant is ready to unveil the details on location number two. Barrio will open this summer as a part of the 15+High development in the University District. “We couldn’t be more honored and excited to bring Barrio Tacos […]

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Old Spice Picks the Gateway for First-Ever Barbershop

Susan Post Susan Post Old Spice Picks the Gateway for First-Ever Barbershop

On March 1, Old Spice will open its first-ever brick-and-mortar barbershop at the University District’s Gateway, 1614 N. High St. According to the brand, the area’s young, diverse demographic brought Cincinnati-based Proctor & Gamble’s Old Spice up to Columbus for its new retail presence. In its first retail space, the men’s grooming product brand will […]

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Hundreds of New Units Approved at Busy Commission Meeting

Brent Warren Brent Warren Hundreds of New Units Approved at Busy Commission Meeting

The Pizzuti Companies’ proposal for the Schumacher Place Giant Eagle site wasn’t the only significant project approved by the Development Commission earlier this week. During a five-hour virtual meeting on February 11, the commission signed off on several high-profile developments, sending them on to City Council for final approval. Although the actual start of construction […]

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11-Story Development Proposed for Lane Avenue

Brent Warren Brent Warren 11-Story Development Proposed for Lane Avenue

A new proposal calls for demolishing the 12-story Harrison Apartments building at 222 W. Lane Ave. and replacing it with a new mixed-use building of a similar height but with a much larger footprint. The proposed building would fill in the existing building’s large surface parking lot – which extends to Norwich Avenue to the […]

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More Apartments Proposed for Weinland Park

Brent Warren Brent Warren More Apartments Proposed for Weinland Park

A Texas-based developer of student housing is looking to break into the Columbus market. A rezoning request and a council variance application have been submitted to the City of Columbus for a collection of parcels directly east of the Gateway parking garage (the official address is 88 E. Ninth Ave.). The plan calls for a […]

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Yet Another Plan for Prominent Corner to be Presented

Brent Warren Brent Warren Yet Another Plan for Prominent Corner to be Presented

The University Impact District Review Board (UIDRB) will soon weigh in on another proposal for the southwest corner of King Avenue and North High Street, continuing a saga that began last spring when St. Louis-based Collegiate Development Group first floated a redevelopment concept for the site. According to documents submitted to the city in advance […]

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Iconic Campus Bar Changing Ownership

Susan Post Susan Post Iconic Campus Bar Changing Ownership

Future generations of Ohio State students will be able to keep making the same joke – telling parents they were at “The Library” – although this library doesn’t have books, but beers. Quinn Allen, owner of Zeno’s and Dick’s Dive in Harrison West, will take the reigns of The Library Bar come January 5, 2020. […]

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