The Ohio State University


The Shops on Lane Avenue
1675 West Lane Avenue
Upper Arlington, OH 43221
There are lots of upscale shops and cafes approximately two miles west of campus.
Regular Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10am-9pm; Sun., 12pm-5pm.

Easton Town Center
160 Easton Town Center
Columbus, OH  43219
Columbus’s top destination, featuring pedestrian-friendly streetscapes and  fountains and surrounded by retail, entertainment and dining venues. Catch a movie, comedy show, or live music performance at one of the various theaters. Located approximately 10 miles north-west of campus.  
Regular Hours: Mon.-Thurs., 10am-9pm; Fri.-Sat., 10am-10pm; Sun., 12pm-6pm. Some retailers extend hours. AMC TheatreFunny Bone Comedy Club and restaurant hours vary.

Short North
OSU is about 2.5 miles north of downtown Columbus, bridged together by a section of High Street called the Short North district. Adorned with metal arches (replicas of the early 20th century wooden arches that once brought electric power to the street cars), the Short North is home to an eclectic array of art galleries, boutique shops, cafes and restaurants. Check out the Gallery Hop on the first Saturday of every month when everything stays open late (at least 10pm). Galleries showcase new exhibit openings and live music flows.

South Campus Gateway
This stretch of High Street along the east side of campus  is full of  bars, restaurants, a cinema complex and the OSU Bookstore/Barnes & Noble. Additionally, all along High Street, from Lane Avenue in the north to King Avenue in the south, you will find a variety of retail.

German Village
On the south edge of downtown Columbus sits historic German Village. Settled by German immigrants in the early-1800′s, German Village was added to the National Registrar of Historic Places in 1974. Originally called “die alte sud ende,” (“the old south end,”) it is a quaint residential neighborhood made up of exquisitely restored brick homes with lush gardens and wrought-iron fences, lined along brick-paved streets. Centered along Third Street, and on the tiny streets surrounding it, you will find locally owned artisan craft shops, the 32-room Book Loft, art and glass galleries and Schmidt’s Fudge Haus.

The Market at 15th & High
1871 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43210

This weekly outdoor market on the Wexner Center Plaza joined the OSU community in 2010 with great success. In addition to fresh local produce, artisan cheeses and fresh baked goods, the market features a different local food cart each week. The market is held rain or shine and 100% of the profits go directly to local farmers.
Thursdays, May 5–Oct 25; 3:30pm-6:30pm.



316 West Lane Avenue

Columbus, OH  43201
(614) 297-0497/(888) 443-8678
See website for hours as they change seasonally. 

College Traditions
286 West Lane Avenue
Columbus, OH 43201
(614) 291-4678
Mon-Sat, 9am-9pm; Sun., 10am-6pm.

College Town
1770 North High Street

Columbus, OH 43201
(614) 294-0688
Mon.-Thurs., 10am-6pm; Fri., 10am-5pm; Sat.-Sun., 12pm–5pm.

1806 North High Street

Columbus, Ohio 43201
(614) 291-9528
Mon.-Fri., 8:30am-5:30pm; Sat., 11am-5pm; Closed Sundays.

OSU Bookstore-Barnes & Noble
1598 N. High Street
Columbus,  OH 43201

(614) 247-2000
Mon.-Fri., 8am-10pm; Sat.-Sun., 9am-10pm.

Across the Field Store
2781 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH 43202
(614) 261-3680
Mon.-Sat., 11am-7pm; Sun., 11am-5pm.

Station 88
Ohio Union
1739 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 688-8888
Mon.-Fri., 10am-8pm; Sat., 10am-7pm; Sun., 12pm-6pm.