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Business Profile – Bunn=Minnick Pipe Organs

by Mary Martineau The venerable Bunn=Minnick Pipe Organs building is a veritable neighborhood landmark. An imposing brick presence on Michigan Avenue that is delicately illuminated at night by glowing candles in each window, the structure inspires awe. The impression of its façade deepens with the realization of the unique craftsmanship taking place within. Bunn=Minnick Pipe […]

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Community Capital Development Corporation Columbus

Business Profile – Community Capital Development Corporation

The Community Capital Development Corporation (CCDC) is Ohio’s largest private, non-profit, certified development company. Formed in 1981, it began as an arm of city government intended to access United States Small Business Administration dollars and to put them to use locally. Initially, the CCDC served Columbus exclusively, but it eventually expanded to serve Franklin County […]

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Business Profile – Green Handle Designs

by Mary Martineau Harrison West hosts a number of home-based artisan businesses. One of these crafty companies is Gina Blaurock’s Green Handle Designs, based out of her apartment on Harrison Avenue. Gina grew up in northeast Columbus, where she attended Northland High School before going to OSU. She has lived in the Short North since […]

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Business Profile – Harrison House Bed & Breakfast

by Mary Martineau Harrison House Bed & Breakfast greets visitors to Harrison West at the intersection of West Fifth and Harrison Avenues. What better gatehouse to the community than a beautifully ornate Victorian home that welcomes weary travelers? The home has been a bed and breakfast since 1990; in the decade before to that, it […]

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Business Profile – Mary Martineau

Harrison West resident Mary Martineau has been a vendor at ComFest since 1997. She started the booth as an outpost of her High Street gallery at the time, Transformations. Despite the closing of the shop in 2001 she has maintained an annual presence at the iconic Short North event peddling her handcrafted wares. The booth […]

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