So long, Long’s Bookstore.
The demolition of Long’s Bookstore that began Thursday marked the end of a chapter in history for the Ohio State campus area. The demolition of the North High Street landmark, located at the corner of High Street and East 15th Avenue, aims to make room for planned redevelopment. Campus Partners, Ohio State’s nonprofit development arm, has said use of the area will include parking and additional space for maintenance delivery and trailers as High Street redevelopment continues. In addition to the demolition of Long’s Bookstore, Campus Partners plans to facilitate the redevelop portions of High Street with new retail stores, business offices and student housing.