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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.

21 Bars and Restaurants Left the Scene in 2018

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega 21 Bars and Restaurants Left the Scene in 2018

If 2018 was any indication, Columbus’ rapidly expanding food scene doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. Still, the rise of new spots like Alpine and El Lugar was spurred by the fall of a number of notables, like Juergen’s Bakery (50 years in German Village). In all, we’ll be leaving 21 restaurants and bars […]

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City Welcomed 50 New Bars and Restaurants in 2018

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega City Welcomed 50 New Bars and Restaurants in 2018

It’s been a long ride, but it’s finally over — 2018 has come to a close. For some, it was a year of closure. But don’t mourn too long; there’s a natural rise and fall to the industry. And though we said farewell to a lot of favorites, 50 newcomers have entered the scene. Downtown […]

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Japanese Oriental Restaurant Now Open

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Japanese Oriental Restaurant Now Open

Japanese Oriental Restaurant is back. After a year-long closure to escape construction on North High Street, they’ve resumed business as usual at their original location at 2283 N. High St. The restaurant’s official reopening was on Saturday, Dec. 15, and, as co-owner Kim Aun says, everything is pretty much the same. They’ll offer the same […]

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Two Former Barcelona Chefs Will Open a New Restaurant in the University District

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Two Former Barcelona Chefs Will Open a New Restaurant in the University District

Two former Barcelona chefs are striking out on their own to open a new restaurant in the University District. Alqueria, offering traditional American dishes with a twist, will open in the former Angry Baker space at 247 King Ave. in early 2019. At the helm are Jacob Hough and Patrick Marker, who served as executive […]

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Mixed-Use Development Proposed for West Fifth Avenue

Brent Warren Brent Warren Mixed-Use Development Proposed for West Fifth Avenue

Preliminary plans for a mixed-use development on the former Fifth Avenue Elementary site in Dennison Place have been presented to the zoning committee of the University Area Commission (UAC). The development was also the subject of a neighborhood meeting in September, in which residents provided some initial feedback on the proposal to the developer, Upper […]

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New Renderings Released for 15th and High

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Renderings Released for 15th and High

New renderings released today by Campus Partners give the best idea yet of what Pearl Alley between 14th and 16th Avenues will look like after the multifaceted 15th and High project is complete. The images show three five-story buildings, one overlooking University Square – the public plaza planned as the centerpiece of the development – […]

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WOSU Unveils Design of New Headquarters at 15th and High

Brent Warren Brent Warren WOSU Unveils Design of New Headquarters at 15th and High

WOSU Public Media today unveiled the design of its new headquarters, which is planned for the northeast corner of East 14th Avenue and Pearl Alley. The proposed four-story building marks latest piece of the complex puzzle that is the 15th and High project. “At the nexus of campus and community, the new facility will have […]

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