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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.

Café Napolitana Announces Second Location, Aracri Pizzeria, Coming to the Gateway

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Café Napolitana Announces Second Location, Aracri Pizzeria, Coming to the Gateway

Downtown’s long-standing pizzeria, Café Napolitana, will open a second location in the University District this fall. Under the same ownership of Dee and Palmo Aracri, the new spot will take up a new name: Aracri Pizzeria. Located at 1607 N. High St., it’ll reside in the Gateway building once occupied by PizzaRev, the LA-based franchise […]

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Protected Bike Lanes on Summit Attracting Riders, but City Not Planning to Build More

Brent Warren Brent Warren Protected Bike Lanes on Summit Attracting Riders, but City Not Planning to Build More

When plans for two new bike lanes stretching from Downtown to Hudson Street were first announced in 2015, it was clear that the project was meant to be a departure from the norm for the city. The City of Columbus, working closely with the advocacy group Yay Bikes!, had developed a plan for Fourth Street […]

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Mixed-Use Proposal in Old North Would Require the Demolition of Five Buildings

Brent Warren Brent Warren Mixed-Use Proposal in Old North Would Require the Demolition of Five Buildings

A proposal to build a six-story building at the southeast corner of North High Street and East Norwich Avenue will be heard by the University Impact District Review Board (UIDRB) on Thursday. The developer is Chicago-based CA Ventures, the company behind the six-story Uncommon building at the corner of Seventh Avenue and High Street. The […]

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Construction Roundup: August 2018 – Part 1

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: August 2018 – Part 1

The first half of this month’s Construction Roundup photo series features a variety of new development projects located in Downtown Columbus, The Short North, Italian Village, University District, Franklinton and beyond. These new buildings contain a mix of apartments, condos, offices, parking structures, retail businesses and more. Check out the photos below for this months’ […]

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University District Says Farewell to Angry Baker

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega University District Says Farewell to Angry Baker

University District’s vegetarian and vegan cafe, Angry Baker, has closed its doors. First opening on King Avenue in the summer of 2016, it was the second established location for the bakery that first opened in Olde Towne East in 2011. Both the OTE location and the Angry Bake Shop in the Short North, which debuted […]

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Lime Launches Bike and Scooter Services at OSU

Walker Evans Walker Evans Lime Launches Bike and Scooter Services at OSU

When Ohio State students return to school next week, they’ll have a new way to zip between classes. Lime officially launched its bike rental and scooter rental services on the main Ohio State campus today. “Lime is thrilled to bring multimodal mobility options to The Ohio State University as an expansion of our operations in […]

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New Gaming Bar Concept Replacing World of Beer at the Gateway

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega New Gaming Bar Concept Replacing World of Beer at the Gateway

Gateway shoppers and diners will have a new place to “eat, play, pour and drink” later this month. The District PourHouse, featuring a made-to-order hot dog stand as well as two gaming lounges and an arcade, will replace World of Beer at 1568 N. High St. on Thursday, August 16. The new concept is a […]

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