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German Village

Located just south of downtown Columbus, this historic neighborhood was settled by a large number of German immigrants in the mid-1800s. Today, German Village has a single zoned commercial strip along Livingston Avenue; it’s mostly a residential neighborhood of red-brick homes with wrought iron fences along tree-lined, brick streets.

New Home Furnishings Shop Beakerloo Opens in German Village

Walker Evans Walker Evans New Home Furnishings Shop Beakerloo Opens in German Village

This weekend, German Village residents and visitors will find a new place to shop for home decor when Beakerloo officially opens its doors at 190 East Whittier Street. The previously online-only business has been around for three years, and owners Brent Duncan and Lucy Godman decided that now is the time to take the business […]

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R&B Singer Bilal Comes to Notes June 16

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford R&B Singer Bilal Comes to Notes June 16

Over the last year-plus, Notes has hosted #HereFridays, a showcase bringing R&B back to downtown in a more consistent way than anything I can think of since Brownstone on Main closed. This home base has featured some of Columbus’ prime talent including B-Jazz and MojoFlo, beloved expats like Talisha Holmes, and national acts like Eric […]

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See Actors’ Theatre’s Julius Caesar Through June 18

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford See Actors’ Theatre’s Julius Caesar Through June 18

Actors’ Theatre opened their 36th season over the weekend with a sublime, low-key production of Shakespeare’s historic tragedy Julius Caesar directed by Philip J. Hickman. This Julius Caesar plays with the discontinuity of the contemporary world with the first scene as columns and marble statues provide a backdrop for a man being beaten with nightsticks and dragged off by […]

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German Village Society Gearing Up For a Fight on Gas Meters

Brent Warren Brent Warren German Village Society Gearing Up For a Fight on Gas Meters

The German Village Society has taken its battle against Columbia Gas over the placement of gas meters in the neighborhood to the next level, filing a formal complaint with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO). The complaint, which was filed on Monday, asks PUCO to stop the utility from moving gas meters from the […]

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The Book Loft of German Village Celebrates 40 Years on Independent Bookstore Day

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega The Book Loft of German Village Celebrates 40 Years on Independent Bookstore Day

Ease is everything, convenience is key, and patience is passé. Still, local booksellers find a way to get people to show up, browse the shelves, stand in line, and physically pay for an item. From chain stores, to e-books, to online shopping, the threat of extinction has appeared from nearly every front. German Village’s The […]

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Caterina Ltd. Closing its Doors in German Village

Walker Evans Walker Evans Caterina Ltd. Closing its Doors in German Village

After 14 years in business, Caterina Ltd. will soon be closing its doors at 571 S. Third St. Since 2003, the shop has specialized in European housewares, and owner Catherine Adams confirmed that they’ll be clearing out their inventory starting on Thursday, April 20 at 11 a.m. “Everything — ceramics, linens, glassware, Christmas — will […]

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Jeni’s Short North Will Close Temporarily for Updates

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Jeni’s Short North Will Close Temporarily for Updates

Jeni’s Short North is closing temporarily this Sunday, April 2. Opened in 2007, the store at 714 N. High St. is about to go through its first cosmetic and operational update. In what’s being called a “refresh,” the Short North store will gain a kid-friendly chalkboard wall, a mural, and a new customer experience “that […]

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