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Founded in 1797, making it one of the oldest communities in Central Ohio, Franklinton is located immediately west of downtown Columbus. Since a floodwall was erected there in 2003, redevelopment efforts have included more than 40 residential projects, a new firehouse, two new schools, and a new residential dormitory at Mount Carmel Medical Center West.

Casto Project in Franklinton Approved

Brent Warren Brent Warren Casto Project in Franklinton Approved

Casto’s long-planned development in East Franklinton cleared its latest hurdle earlier this month, winning a vote of approval from the East Franklinton Area Review Board. The project features a pair of five-story buildings fronting Rich Street, two three-story buildings on either side of Lucas Street, and four smaller townhome buildings on the Scioto River side […]

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45-Unit Apartment Development Announced in Franklinton

Walker Evans Walker Evans 45-Unit Apartment Development Announced in Franklinton

The latest development announcement in Franklinton isn’t quite as large as some of the others discussed this year, but it will still provide needed urban infill and new housing to a prominent location in the neighborhood. “OUT OF TOWN” is the name of the new 45-unit housing development that is slated for construction at 520 […]

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Theatre Review: Haberdasher’s US Premiere of Marie Nimier’s Grim, Funny Puzzle Box Another Year, Another Christmas

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theatre Review: Haberdasher’s US Premiere of Marie Nimier’s Grim, Funny Puzzle Box Another Year, Another Christmas

Marie Nimier is a sensation in her native France with best-selling novels and children’s books, sold-out runs of her plays, and songs for artists like Juliette Greco, but she’s almost unknown in the US. In their second Columbus promotion, Haberdasher intends to change that with an uneven but invigorating production of her Another Year, Another Christmas, […]

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COSI Announces New President & CEO

Walker Evans Walker Evans COSI Announces New President & CEO

After an extensive search process, the Board of Trustees at the Center of Science and Industry (COSI) have found a new President and CEO to replace outgoing leader Dr. David Chesebrough. The Board officially announced this morning that Dr. Frederic Bertley will become the fifth and newest leader at COSI upon his start date of January 1st. […]

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Theatre Review: Intersecting Damage in Red Herring’s Unidentified Human Remains

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theatre Review: Intersecting Damage in Red Herring’s Unidentified Human Remains

Red Herring Theatre opened their second show in the appropriately (for the play) dingy still-being-renovated Franklinton Playhouse this weekend with Brad Fraser’s 1989 cult classic Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love, directed by Michael Garrett Herring. The story centers around the malaise of young adulthood, mid-20somethings sorting through the wreckage of their earlier dreams […]

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Broad Street Project Could Be First to Break Ground in Franklinton

Brent Warren Brent Warren Broad Street Project Could Be First to Break Ground in Franklinton

Residents and neighborhood leaders in East Franklinton are still waiting for the first of a number of proposed residential projects to break ground. That wait could be soon be over, according to Brett Kaufman, CEO of Kaufman Development. His company’s five story mixed-use development on the site of Phillip’s Original Coney Island and the National […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Artist Emma Haase on the Glass Axis Pumpkin Patch

Alex Fresch Alex Fresch Columbus Makes Art Presents: Artist Emma Haase on the Glass Axis Pumpkin Patch

In October, Glass Axis hosts its annual Pumpkin Patch glass art sale Oct. 7-9 in Franklinton. Emma Haase is one of the artists who will have items for sale, as well as one of the instructors for the public hands-on pumpkin making classes that will be offered during the event. Alex: What have you been […]

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