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Rumor revealed: North Market Director debunks tower rendering

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Last week, an alleged new rendering for the North Market Tower was circling the internet but we can confirm this is NOT the form the project will take.

“I will say, [the rumored rendering] is not being considered any longer,” Executive Director of North Market Rick Harrison Wolfe told 614now.

See rendering below

He added that there have been many versions of various sizes and designs for the tower since the planning process with Wood Schiff began last year.

“We will be presenting the newest iteration to the city and public within the near future,” said Wolfe. 

So sit tight and stay tuned to 614now for the official release of new North Market Tower renderings.

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09/25/2018: Rumors are swirling that one of the most-anticipated developments in Columbus will be a bigger part of the skyline than what was originally thought.

People on the internet are claiming the Market Tower, a development planned for the parking lot adjacent to the North Market, has grown from 35 stories to closer to 40.

On the left you’ll see the original rendering made public on developer Schooley Caldwell’s website.

On the right is the rendering circulating the internet.

According to someone on the Market Tower Urban Ohio Forum thread who claims to be connected with the project, the new rendering was not supposed to be released to the public.

“Basically at this point I can confirm the rendering was not supposed to be public yet and I can confirm the structure will be taller than the proposed 35 floors. There are goals in place to get things moving before years end but there’s basically one last barrier being working through. I think you all will be VERY VERY pleased with the details, makeup, and height once it is all released.”

Here are some more renderings for you to mull over until we can confirm these reports.

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Set your sights on new rooftop bar + restaurant, opening next month

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Short North's newest place to eat, stay, and play will open tomorrow. The 13-story, $50 million, 167-room Canopy by Hilton will hold its grand opening on July 30 at 77 E. Nationwide Blvd, featuring two dining options and a rooftop lounge.

Central Market House restaurant on the ground floor will act as the hotel's main food provider with breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The menu will feature a flexitarian (semi-vegetarian) menu of local and healthy options.

A dedicated elevator will take guests to Goodale Station, which offers stunning views of Downtown Columbus, the Short North, and Goodale Park. Goodale Station will feature a Southern-inspired menu for dinner and small plates along with craft cocktails open each day at 4:00 PM.

The Central Market House is named after Central Market which served as the central economic center of Columbus from 1850 until 1966, while Goodale Station pays tribute to Dr. Lincoln Goodale, one of Columbus’ founding fathers.

Other features of the Canopy hotel include:

  • Three deluxe and flexible meeting spaces offering a total of 1,850 square feet of space
  • Transfer Lounge with lockers and private showers for guests who arrive early
  • The Retreat, for guests seeking a quiet space
  • Complimentary Canopy Bikes which guests can use to explore the Short North
  • Rooftop state of the art fitness center

The Columbus location is one of only six other Canopy hotel in the United States.

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Don’t look back in anger at this Olde Towne East bakery closure

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They say there are five stages of grief, but don't mind us if we skip straight to "anger" with the news of this latest loss.

According to a post on Instagram, Angry Baker's original location in Olde Towne East has closed.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B0bh1HTAutI/

This news follows the closure of the King Ave location of Angry Baker in 2018. Affiliated locations in Upper Arlington and on North High Street will carry on under the name Happy Little Treats, a new all-vegan concept.

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Site of abandoned Cooper Stadium could become next booming neighborhood

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The Columbus Clippers played their final game in Cooper Stadium way back in 2008. Since then, the storied ballpark has fallen to disrepair, becoming a popular site for urban explorers and ruin porn enthusiasts.

Plans for a multi-million-dollar project on the site that would have included an 8,500-seat racetrack and an automotive research center were announced years ago, but never came to fruition.

Now, the owners of the Coop have announced another redevelopment plan, which would bring offices, apartments, mixed-use commercial space, and creative work spaces to the decaying plot.

The site plan, which was submitted to the city by Arshot Development Corp., outlines the construction of 500 apartments, along with possible space for restaurants.

The next phase of the proposed project will take place at an area commission hearing on the rezoning application for the site, which has been scheduled for 7 p.m. on Aug. 21. 614NOW will continue to follow this story as it develops.

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