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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.

City Attorney Pfeiffer Launches Neighborhood Video Series

Walker Evans Walker Evans City Attorney Pfeiffer Launches Neighborhood Video Series

The best way to get to know your neighborhood is to get out there and explore it in person. Or, as Columbus City Attorney Rick Pfeiffer likes to put it: “take a mosey”. “Moseying is an expression I’ve used for decades,” said Pfeiffer. “It means getting out into the community, visiting neighborhoods, talking to people […]

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Alternative Fashion Mob Launching Incubator Space in Franklinton

Walker Evans Walker Evans Alternative Fashion Mob Launching Incubator Space in Franklinton

It’s a locally (and proudly) touted fact that Columbus is a bit of a fashion industry mecca, trailing only behind New York City and Los Angeles in terms of fashion design professionals employed by region in the US. But with most of those jobs being housed at large corporate operations, it seems that the entrepreneurial […]

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Plan Calls for “Downtown Franklinton” District, Parks on Broad Street

Brent Warren Brent Warren Plan Calls for “Downtown Franklinton” District, Parks on Broad Street

A draft neighborhood plan for West Franklinton – which will be presented tonight at the last of three community planning meetings – calls for a “Downtown Franklinton” district, new parks along West Broad Street and a range of other suggestions for the area. The plan has been in development since the process first started in January. […]

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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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