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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.

Stauf’s Celebrates Grand Opening at the Idea Foundry Tonight

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Stauf’s Celebrates Grand Opening at the Idea Foundry Tonight

Local coffee shop Stauf’s will have a grand opening celebration tonight at their newest location inside the Idea Foundry in Franklinton. The move puts Stauf’s in a place with guaranteed clientele and could allow for the greater community to become more familiar with the co-working space. Stauf’s President Mark Swanson had been eyeing the neighborhood […]

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Bad Taste as Tonic in Red Herring’s Mr. Marmalade

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Bad Taste as Tonic in Red Herring’s Mr. Marmalade

Sometimes bad taste is a vital corrective to sensibilities gone stale. Red Herring’s new production of Noah Haidle’s comedy Mr. Marmalade, directed by Michael Garrett Herring brings a carnival of that refreshing tastelessness. Mr. Marmalade looks at life through the eyes of four-year-old Lucy (Katie Tolerton). Lucy passes back and forth under the less-than-watchful eyes of a […]

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Construction Roundup: University District, Franklinton & Near East Side

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: University District, Franklinton & Near East Side

It sometimes seems like most of the ongoing construction in Columbus is heavily concentrated in The Short North and Downtown areas, but there’s plenty of additional development happening in many other areas around the city. This installment of our construction roundup series takes a look at some of the sites spread across the University District, […]

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Hard Hat Tour: National Veterans Memorial & Museum

Brent Warren Brent Warren Hard Hat Tour: National Veterans Memorial & Museum

The National Veterans Memorial & Museum is starting to take shape on the Scioto Peninsula. The unique building’s concrete shell is now in place and the surrounding land is being shaped to eventually hold 250 trees, a reflecting pool and a network of walking paths. Amy Taylor of the Columbus Downtown Development Corporation (CDDC), which […]

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Stauf’s Coffee Roasters Opening Cafe in Franklinton

Walker Evans Walker Evans Stauf’s Coffee Roasters Opening Cafe in Franklinton

In just a few weeks, Stauf’s Coffee Roasters will be opening a fourth location. Stauf’s President Mark Swanson confirmed this morning that a new cafe will be launching inside the Columbus Idea Foundry building in Franklinton. “We’ve been looking at Franklinton forever for either a roasting facility or cafe,” explained Swanson. “We realize that our […]

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Renovation of Bellows School Underway Despite I-70/71 Split Plans

Brent Warren Brent Warren Renovation of Bellows School Underway Despite I-70/71 Split Plans

There has been a flurry of good news lately for fans of historic buildings in Columbus, with property owners committing to restoration plans for the St. Clair Hotel, the Broadwin, 16 and 20 East Broad Street, and the Macon Hotel. Preservationists can now add to that list the former Bellows Avenue Elementary in Franklinton, which in […]

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Fast Forward: East Franklinton & The Scioto Peninsula

Walker Evans Walker Evans Fast Forward: East Franklinton & The Scioto Peninsula

As the City of Columbus continues to grow, many neighborhoods are evolving along with it. One area in particular that will see rapid transformation over the course of the next decade is the area just west of Downtown Columbus. Large-scale plans have been announced for the 21 acres of land adjacent to the Scioto River, now […]

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