Our City Online

Messageboard - Q&A

New to KLD

Home Forums General Columbus Discussion Q&A New to KLD

This topic contains 6 replies, has 0 voices, and was last updated by  Nikkiangel93 1 year, 9 months ago.

Viewing 7 posts - 1 through 7 (of 7 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #95358

    Nikkiangel93
    Participant
    Login to Send PM

    Hi all!

    I am relocating closer to downtown next month and I have found a neat place on Hamilton Ave in the King Lincoln District. So, my questions are for all residents, since I really know very little about actually living downtown:

    Where is the closest grocery?

    Best vegan friendly restaurant/bar?

    General nifty things to do in the area (free/cheap always a bonus)?

    Best part of living in the area?

    Thanks for the advice!

    #529906

    mrpoppinzs
    Member
    Login to Send PM

    Hills Downtown market will be opening soon on Grant, it is a little pricey but has some gourmet items. The Brewery District Kroger is a lot cheaper for staples though (good dry and canned items etc). The new Giant Eagle on 3rd in Grandview also will not be too far and promises to have a large variety of items. I have heard good things about Arena Produce but have never been there.

    There is a taco truck near the King Lincoln Theater you should check out.

    Corner of Oak and 18th in OTE, you will like it (Yellow Brick, Angry Baker, Olde Towne Tavern). :)

    I believe Black Creek Bistro has vegan offerings.

    Events at Lincoln Theater and Mayme Moore Park.

    Creole Kitchen…on 20th and Mt. Vernon. (nice but not vegan)

    I believe Walker lives nearby so I am sure he will have all the scoop.

    #529907
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster
    Login to Send PM

    Welcome to the neighborhood! ;)

    1. Groceries – As mrpoppinzs said, the new Hills Market is going to be a nice addition to the area, as it will be a 10-15 minute walk (or in our case, on the way between home and office). Great for speciality foods, prepared foods, and local Ohio products. Otherwise, we drive for most groceries as we’re a household of four, and have 2 Krogers and 2 Giant Eagles within 2-3 miles. We mostly go to the Brewers Yard Kroger. And yeah, Arena Produce is a nice nearby option for fruit/veggies, though it’s technically in Milo-Grogan and not really easily walkable from The KLD.

    2. I’m probably the wrong person to ask about vegan stuff. Hal & Al’s is a short drive or bike ride down Parsons and I think The Tavern might have some vegan fare. Of course, everything in Downtown and The Short North is pretty close as well. Tip Top is only a 20-25 minute walk when its nice out.

    3. +1 to Los Potosinos (cheap) and Creole Kitchen (cheap) as well as jazz in the park in the summers (free), and walking 10 minutes to the Columbus Museum of Art (free on Sundays). There’s quite a few public events (some free) at the King Arts Complex and CCAD, and once Hills opens there will be cooking demos, classes, wine tastings, etc (most events are cheap). The Arena Grand movie theater is a 10 minute bike ride and rarely overcrowded. There’s also regular monthly art exhibitions at Cobenick Studios on Parsons (free). And plenty of regular events at the Columbus Performing Arts Center (cheap), a short 10-15 minute walk.

    4. Best part of living in the area? While we could certainly use more things to do within the neighborhood itself, the ratio of affordability-to-proximity is a huge benefit for us. You can’t get closer to Downtown for cheaper. And there is something to be said about being close to the bustle without being right in the center of it. Mayme Moore Park has a nice little playground that our kids use a lot. We love taking our kids to festivals and parks (Topiary, Franklin Park, Commons, Bicentennial, North Bank, Goodale, Schiller) all year long. Our neighbors are all pretty friendly and there’s a growing group of people interested in improving the area back to its former glory. And we love working on fixing up a historic old home and investing into an urban center that is in need of some TLC. The more the better. ;)

    Hope all of that helps!

    #529908
    Coy
    Coy
    Participant
    Login to Send PM

    Carabar (Parsons and Franklin) has a great little menu and just about everything can be made vegan.

    #529909

    Nikkiangel93
    Participant
    Login to Send PM

    Thanks everyone! All of these suggestions are super helpful! I am excited to move in to the neighborhood and make my little corner a little fancier.

    #529910
    Graybeak
    Graybeak
    Participant
    Login to Send PM

    Walker said: The Arena Grand movie theater is a 10 minute bike ride and rarely overcrowded.

    MadLab Theatre and Gallery is about a 8 minute bike ride, and also rarely overcrowded. madlab.net

    #529911
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster
    Login to Send PM

    Graybeak said:
    MadLab Theatre and Gallery is about a 8 minute bike ride, and also rarely overcrowded. madlab.net

    +1

    I’ve only been to MadLab a few times (something I need to work on doing more in 2013) but I’ve always walked or bused to get there, which is fun to have it so close. :D

    Element Pizza across from MadLab is also a great spot!

Viewing 7 posts - 1 through 7 (of 7 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

Lost your password?