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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.

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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Guide to Farmers Markets Around Columbus – 2017

Anne Evans Anne Evans Guide to Farmers Markets Around Columbus – 2017

A few changes to Farmers Markets this year, so it’s time for an update on where you can find local, fresh produce and more to stock your pantry and get the bests tastes of the season. Unfortunately, Dublin did not receive enough visitors at their Oakland Nursery location and will be taking 2017 off. They […]

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Unique House Adds to Neighborhood Fabric in Franklinton

Brent Warren Brent Warren Unique House Adds to Neighborhood Fabric in Franklinton

Jeremy Miller had been renting in Franklinton for about four years when he started thinking about buying a home in the neighborhood. “I grew to like living there,” he said. “It’s an interesting place to be, and I was looking to stop renting.” As an estimator and drafter for Compton Construction, he knew firsthand the […]

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Theatre Review: Red Herring’s Moving, Gripping Road to Mecca

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theatre Review: Red Herring’s Moving, Gripping Road to Mecca

Red Herring opened Athol Fugard’s ’80s hit The Road to Mecca last weekend in a superlative production directed by Michael Garrett Herring who also designed the sets. The Road to Mecca tells the story of Miss Helen Martins (Josie Merkle) at a point of crisis when her immaculately crafted estate full of art is under fire from bigotry […]

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