When I was a grad student at Ohio State in the mid-70′s no one had ever heard of the “Short North” neighborhood that lies along High Street just north of downtown and just short of the OSU campus. Furthermore, it was no area in which you’d slow down to sight-see either. It was best known for hookers and drug dealers.
Today it’s the hippest neighborhood in Columbus, filled with restaurants, bars, galleries and upscale condos, and it’s getting bigger yet as a recent New York Times article reports. I can promise you that the Short North of 1975 makes downtown Warren look like Piazza della Signoria at the height of the Renaissance.
Things can change here.
Thanks to Mike Kasler for pointing me to the article.