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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.

Columbus Makes Art Presents: Artist Emma Haase on the Glass Axis Pumpkin Patch

Alex Fresch Alex Fresch Columbus Makes Art Presents: Artist Emma Haase on the Glass Axis Pumpkin Patch

In October, Glass Axis hosts its annual Pumpkin Patch glass art sale Oct. 7-9 in Franklinton. Emma Haase is one of the artists who will have items for sale, as well as one of the instructors for the public hands-on pumpkin making classes that will be offered during the event. Alex: What have you been […]

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Photos: Independents’ Day 2016

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Independents’ Day 2016

The ninth annual Independents’ Day festival took place this past weekend, featuring local music, local food trucks, local artists, local vendors and a whole lot more. This year’s band lineup, which you can browse in the photos below, included Damn the Witch Siren, Miranda Sound, Way Yes, Hebdo, Brave Weather, George Brazil, Nick D’ & […]

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Orange Barrel Media Installs Subway Cars for Graffiti Mural

Walker Evans Walker Evans Orange Barrel Media Installs Subway Cars for Graffiti Mural

While many people want to see a real light-rail or streetcar or subway line in Columbus, the opportunity to see a make-believe version has presented itself this weekend at the Independents’ Day festival in Franklinton. Local advertising company and event sponsor Orange Barrel Media installed a life-size subway train on Lucas Street next to Land […]

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Sneak Preview: Columbus Idea Foundry Expansion

Walker Evans Walker Evans Sneak Preview: Columbus Idea Foundry Expansion

After a year’s worth of work, the expansion of the Columbus Idea Foundry is approaching an end date. The entire second floor of the 60,000 square foot building at 421 West State Street is being reconstructed, retrofitting what was once a shoe factory into more maker space aimed at attracting creative office tenants, video game developers, […]

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The Confluence Cast: Independents’ Day

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Independents’ Day

When a group of people that are dedicated to making Columbus awesome get together you get a festival with more than just beers and bands. Independents’ Day, coming up September 17th and 18th in Franklinton, puts the creative spirit of Columbus on display. Organizers Adam Brouillette and Patrick Locy talk about the festival’s origins, evolution, and why they do it. […]

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Hot Chicken Coming Soon to a Neighborhood Near You

Walker Evans Walker Evans Hot Chicken Coming Soon to a Neighborhood Near You

Once again, Hot Chicken Takeover is headed out into the world with their Neighborhood Tour series, bringing fried chicken to eight different stops throughout September and October. The restaurant located inside the North Market will remain open while the company’s food truck — recently voted the best food truck in Columbus — hits the streets […]

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Jack Storey Settling Into New Leadership Role in Franklinton

Hannah Herner Hannah Herner Jack Storey Settling Into New Leadership Role in Franklinton

Former assistant director of the Franklin Development Association, Jack Storey, officially took over as executive director of the nonprofit organization back on July 1st. Storey was officially hired as assistant director in January of this year, but has worked in community development in Ohio since 2010. He said that part of what attracted him to […]

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