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Former Parsons Drive-Through Will Soon Serve up Fresh Produce Instead of Beer

Brent Warren Brent Warren Former Parsons Drive-Through Will Soon Serve up Fresh Produce Instead of Beer

Work is scheduled to start soon on the conversion of a former beer and wine drive-through on Parsons Avenue into the new location for the Church for All People’s Fresh Market. The Parsons Avenue Redevelopment Corporation (PARC) purchased the building at 945 Parsons earlier this year, and plans to spend up to $30,000 on its […]

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Vacant City Land to be Filled with Fruit Orchards

Brent Warren Brent Warren Vacant City Land to be Filled with Fruit Orchards

The Wexner Center for the Arts is partnering with local neighborhood organizations and two Los Angeles-based artists to bring a novel idea for developing vacant lots to Weinland Park and the South Side. Two “fruit parks,” featuring a carefully-curated selection of fruit-bearing trees and bushes, will be designed and planted by the artists and a […]

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Developer Sees Promise in Rehabbed Commercial Buildings on Parsons

Brent Warren Brent Warren Developer Sees Promise in Rehabbed Commercial Buildings on Parsons

Mark Longstreth hopes that the renovation of a two story building at the southeast corner of Whittier Street and Parsons Avenue is the first of many such projects in the neighborhood — he sees potential in the historic commercial buildings that line the avenue, and thinks that the neighborhoods on both side of Parsons represent […]

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Partners Lining up Behind South Columbus Fresh Food Campus Idea

Brent Warren Brent Warren Partners Lining up Behind South Columbus Fresh Food Campus Idea

A new production facility for Luna Burger, a hydroponic farm made out of shipping containers, and an edible forest are just three of the concepts being floated by Bob Leighty and a wide range of potential partners hoping to revitalize the southern end of Parsons Avenue. What started out as a proposal to build a […]

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Group Looking at Possibility of South Market, Greenhouse on Parsons

Brent Warren Brent Warren Group Looking at Possibility of South Market, Greenhouse on Parsons

The Parsons Avenue Merchants Association (PAMA) has received money from City Council to evaluate the feasibility of some big ideas for the South Side — a commercial greenhouse, a grocery store, a research kitchen and even a food and farmer’s market modeled on the North Market. Bob Leighty, PAMA’s Executive Director, said that the $17,000 […]

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Neighborhood, Library Have High Hopes for New Parsons Branch

Brent Warren Brent Warren Neighborhood, Library Have High Hopes for New Parsons Branch

Plans for a new Parsons Avenue branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) have solidified, as the library recently closed on the last of seven parcels along the west side of Parsons between Stewart and Deshler Avenues. The new library will sit on about one and a half acres, less then half a mile south […]

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Three-Story Village Pointe Project Under Construction on Parsons Avenue

Brent Warren Brent Warren Three-Story Village Pointe Project Under Construction on Parsons Avenue

A three-story commercial building is currently under construction on Parsons Avenue just south of the Livingston Avenue CVS. Plans for the 36,000 square foot building include a fitness center on the second and third floors and several retail and restaurant storefronts on the first. Local developer Jeff May, who partnered with Skilken to develop the […]

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