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Franklinton

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.

NRI Envisions Mixed-Use Development for Broad Street Site in Franklinton

Walker Evans Walker Evans NRI Envisions Mixed-Use Development for Broad Street Site in Franklinton

In May, Nationwide Realty Investors made some waves when it was revealed that the development company known best for creating the Arena District and Grandview Yard had purchased the old Byers Chevrolet site in Franklinton. While the Arena District and Grandview Yard sites are both 100-acre master planning efforts, NRI President Brian Ellis sees the […]

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Land Grant Brewery Prepares for Fall Grand Opening

Walker Evans Walker Evans Land Grant Brewery Prepares for Fall Grand Opening

The local team behind the new Land Grant Brewing is accustomed to abrupt changes in plans, as they’ve already had to relocate from Grandview to Franklinton before ever even opening, in addition to changing their company’s name from its original: Oval Brewing. But now that construction is in full swing, they’re running full steam ahead […]

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Strongwater Food & Spirits to Add New Patio this Summer

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Strongwater Food & Spirits to Add New Patio this Summer

For fans of Strongwater Food & Spirits, there’s good new this summer. The bar and restaurant side of 400 West Rich opened for business in January, and to ring in their first summer, they’re adding a patio along the north side of the building. The new space is roughly 1,500 square feet, and will be […]

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Restaurant Review: Strongwater Food and Spirits

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Strongwater Food and Spirits

The thing that’s so addictively lovable about found-object art is that you can see the artwork’s origins. It’s not all polished and shellacked and wholly removed from the source. In that same found-object way, Strongwater Food and Spirits is everything that’s exciting about an urban revitalization project. You can see its roots. It’s in a […]

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Actual Brewing Hosting Pop-Up Coffee Shop at Dinin’ Hall

Walker Evans Walker Evans Actual Brewing Hosting Pop-Up Coffee Shop at Dinin’ Hall

The coffee-roasting side of the business at The Actual Brewing Company wants Franklinton to be your first stop of the day every morning. A pop-up cafe will launch at Dinin’ Hall at 400 West Rich Street starting on Monday, July 7th, featuring pour-over, brewed and french press coffees from Actual. “My whole passion is to […]

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Downtown Zoo Project has been Cancelled

Walker Evans Walker Evans Downtown Zoo Project has been Cancelled

The Downtown Columbus Zoo and Aquarium satellite operation has officially been cancelled. The project was announced last August as a part of a redevelopment effort for the 56 acres of open land surrounding COSI, known as the Scioto Peninsula. The Columbus Zoo had a tax levy on the primary ballot in May, which was rejected […]

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New Mixed-Use Buildings, Renovation of Warehouses Planned in Franklinton

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Mixed-Use Buildings, Renovation of Warehouses Planned in Franklinton

Plans for the development of 13 acres between West Rich Street and the Scioto River in East Franklinton now call for two five-story, 110-unit apartment buildings with enclosed parking and ground floor commercial space in the first phase. The Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) selected a team led by Casto and the Robert Weiler Company […]

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