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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.

Dinin’ Hall Returns for a Third Season at 400 West Rich

Walker Evans Walker Evans Dinin’ Hall Returns for a Third Season at 400 West Rich

Local food truck fans will only have to wait one more month (Thursday, May 8th!) before food truck hub Dinin’ Hall reopens their doors at 400 West Rich Street in East Franklinton. The popular lunch spot launched in 2012 and has hosted over 50 different trucks and carts in the past two years. This year […]

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Independents’ Day is Relocating to Franklinton

Walker Evans Walker Evans Independents’ Day is Relocating to Franklinton

The seventh annual Independents’ Day Festival will take place September 19th through 21st, but don’t show up to Gay Street expecting the exciting. The event is relocating to Franklinton for the first time, shifting the action to Lucas Street — a small brick street bordered by 400 West Rich to the south, the new Columbus […]

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ODOT Unveils New Street and Bridge Designs, Changes to 70/71 Split Plans

Brent Warren Brent Warren ODOT Unveils New Street and Bridge Designs, Changes to 70/71 Split Plans

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and their partners provided a wealth of information about the Interstate 70-71 split project to attendees of a March 19th public meeting. New designs were unveiled showing caps on the South High and South Third Street Bridges, and new renderings gave a better idea of what the Long and […]

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Ethical Arts Collective Brings More Studio Space to Franklinton

Walker Evans Walker Evans Ethical Arts Collective Brings More Studio Space to Franklinton

When creative entrepreneurs LeAnne Johnson Absalom and Connie De Jong decided to take the plunge on leasing space in Franklinton, they never thought that they’d be creating another hub of activity for the emerging arts community in the neighborhood. “We didn’t expect to find an 8,200 square foot building,” explains Johnson Absalom, who is the Creative Director of […]

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Marcia Evans Gallery Opening Satellite Location in Franklinton

Walker Evans Walker Evans Marcia Evans Gallery Opening Satellite Location in Franklinton

As East Franklinton continues to rapidly grow into a new destination locale, one Short North Gallery owner is taking the opportunity to showcase the best of the local art scene across both neighborhoods. The Marcia Evans Gallery West will host their opening reception for on April 6th inside the new Ethical Arts Collective building at […]

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Land-Grant Brewing Announces New Location in Franklinton

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Land-Grant Brewing Announces New Location in Franklinton

Last September, Land-Grant Brewing, formerly known as Oval Brewing, announced that they would be setting up shop in a 20,000 square-feet space at 945 Burrell Avenue in Grandview Heights. When that plan fell through, the hunt began for a space that would offer comparable advantages. That location has been found: 424 West Town Street, a […]

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Glass Axis Names Rex Brown as New Executive Director

Walker Evans Walker Evans Glass Axis Names Rex Brown as New Executive Director

Local nonprofit glass art studio Glass Axis announced via email on Friday that Rex Brown was named as the next Executive Director of the organization. “I am very excited and honored to have been selected,” said Brown in the release. “I will be working with the Board of Trustees managing the daily operations, the wonderful […]

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