year in review

The Confluence Cast: Year in Review

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Year in Review

To wrap up the year, I sat down with the co-founders of Columbus Underground — Anne and Walker Evans — to talk about the best-read stories of the year on the site, how they do their work, and why they ended the discussion boards. Tune in for a discussion that touches upon everything from cat cafés to […]

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RIP: 14 Columbus Restaurants That Closed in 2015

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner RIP: 14 Columbus Restaurants That Closed in 2015

Alongside a slew of openings, an assortment of Columbus restaurants shut their doors for good in 2015. In no particular order, here’s fourteen that we’ll continue to mourn: 1. Rigsbys Kitchen: Following a 29-year business run, the iconic Short North restaurant shut its doors in November. 2. Tom + Chee: The Cincinnati-based grilled cheese chain […]

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Top 20 Columbus Underground Articles of 2015

Walker Evans Walker Evans Top 20 Columbus Underground Articles of 2015

Over the course of 2015, Columbus Underground has published over 1,600 articles on topics ranging from art reviews to political candidate interviews to small business features. Our writing staff has been the first to publish breaking news stories about new development projects, the exciting openings of new businesses, and the unfortunate closures of others. At […]

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2014 Year in Review: Urban Development

Brent Warren Brent Warren 2014 Year in Review: Urban Development

2014 was another banner year for urban development in Columbus. As we usually do at this time of year, we’ve complied a list of projects – mostly in urban Columbus – that were either completed, started, or announced this year. We’ve also included a recap of the significant urban planning efforts that have been undertaken. […]

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Over 60 New Restaurants Opened in Columbus in 2014

Walker Evans Walker Evans Over 60 New Restaurants Opened in Columbus in 2014

At the end of every calendar year, we compile a list of all of the restaurants that opened (as well as those that closed). It’s a CU tradition that dates back to 2009, and while some lists have been pretty robust (we counted 50 new restaurants in 2011), 2014 takes the crown with the most […]

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RIP: 12 Columbus Restaurants That Closed in 2014

Walker Evans Walker Evans RIP: 12 Columbus Restaurants That Closed in 2014

While over 60 new restaurants opened in Columbus in 2014, we unfortunately also lost a few along the way. Here are 12 that we’ll miss, in no particular order: Otani Japanese Restaurant: After 36 years in business, Otani closed their doors in May after seven months of struggling to remain open. Hal & Al’s – […]

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Year in Review: The Best Films of 2014

Hope Madden Hope Madden Year in Review: The Best Films of 2014

The year offered a lot of great films and several unusual trends, like the abundance of exceptional movies with one word titles. Weird. We also had a banner year in great independent horror, excellent blockbusters, some exceptional movies from first time filmmakers (Rosewater, Nightcrawler, Dear White People, Obvious Child and more), and a promising number […]

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