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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.

King and High Project Approved After Two-Year Process

Brent Warren Brent Warren King and High Project Approved After Two-Year Process

A plan to redevelop the southwest corner of King Avenue and North High Street was approved last night by the University Impact Review Board (UIDRB). The approval comes after a long and at times contentious process in which the development team floated many different concepts and design iterations for the prominent corner. Subtext, the St. […]

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First Look: Pelino’s Pasta

Susan Post Susan Post First Look: Pelino’s Pasta

Pelino’s Pasta is ready to bring an authentic taste of Italy to King Avenue. The previously traveling enterprise and pasta pop-up will make things permanent with their first brick-and-mortar restaurant. Owners Vinny and Christina Pelino transformed the former home of Yellow Brick Pizza at 245 King Ave., and will celebrate the grand opening of Pelino’s […]

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New Development at 8th and High Moving Forward

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Development at 8th and High Moving Forward

A plan to build a six-story mixed-use development at the corner of West Eighth Avenue and North High Street will be moving forward after receiving a vote of approval from the University Impact Review Board. The vote took place last week at a virtual meeting of the board. It was the second time the panel […]

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Playa Bowls Opening First Ohio Location Near Campus

Susan Post Susan Post Playa Bowls Opening First Ohio Location Near Campus

New Jersey-based Playa Bowls will open its first location in the state this Saturday, May 22. Playa Bowls Ohio State will bring a menu of superfruit bowls, smoothies and juices to 1952 N. High St., a former Subway location across from OSU’s campus. Founded by surfers Abby Taylor and Rob Giuliani, the owners took inspiration […]

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Game Arena Opens Second Location at The Gateway

Walker Evans Walker Evans Game Arena Opens Second Location at The Gateway

After nearly two years of waiting, video game fans can finally live it up at the second Game Arena location, now open at the OSU Gateway. The new spot carries over the format of the original Hilliard location — high-end gaming PCs and consoles that you rent time on — but with more of a college atmosphere […]

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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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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

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