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Bounded by I-70 on the north, B&O Railway to the east and south, and the I-270 Outerbelt on the south and west, the Hilltop spans 15 miles on the city’s west side and is home to about 70,000 people. The neighborhood can be traced back to 1888, when the Sullivant family settled there. Most of its neighborhoods were established by the 1940s.

Cream & Sugar Now Open in The Hilltop

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Cream & Sugar Now Open in The Hilltop

The Dairy Queen that’s sat at 2185 Sullivant Avenue for more years than most of us can remember is now no more. A once-frequented stop for haloed ice-cream treats on hot, summer days, the DQ eventually became a victim of changing time, landscape, and attitude. In its stead now sits Cream & Sugar, a coffee […]

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Riding Along with the Columbus Police

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Riding Along with the Columbus Police

“I’ve got a 37” “You missed an interesting run.” Officer Wil James finds me in the parking lot of the police academy on Hague Avenue at about 6 p.m. and immediately tells me I’ve already missed what will likely be the most important call of the day for the Columbus Division of Police’s Precinct 15. […]

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First Look: Dirty Frank’s Westgate

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson First Look: Dirty Frank’s Westgate

The Westgate community welcomed its newest neighbors to town last night with a packed house. Dirty Frank’s Westgate, located at 2836 West Broad Street, officially opened for business yesterday evening, and the event brought most residents and supporters out in droves. The new store is 2,500 square feet, and can easily seat more than twice […]

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Sideswipe Brewing Now Open for Business

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Sideswipe Brewing Now Open for Business

Craig O’Herron is a black-belt martial artist who, years ago, switched his attention from punching competitors in the face to making beers that deliver blows to your palate. His new venture Sideswipe Brewing, located at 2419 Scioto Harper Drive, is a 1,500 square-foot operation that produces 150 gallons of premium brew at a time on […]

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More Credit Card Parking Meters Being Installed This Fall

Walker Evans Walker Evans More Credit Card Parking Meters Being Installed This Fall

The City of Columbus Department of Public Service is installing another phase of upgraded parking meters that will accept credit and debit cards, starting on Wednesday, September 18th. Once complete by the end of December, all 4,800 parking meters in Columbus will accept credit and debit cards in addition to coins. The meters that will […]

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West Side Bike Improvements on Track for Spring

Brent Warren Brent Warren West Side Bike Improvements on Track for Spring

The implementation of the Bicentennial Bikeways Plan continues this spring when construction will start on improvements along Sullivant Avenue and Georgesville Road. “Share the Road” signs will be installed and sharrows (pavement markings indicating that lanes are for both bikes and cars) will be painted on Sullivant from Grubb Street in Franklinton all the way […]

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West Side Leaders Excited About Casino and Future Green Development

Brent Warren Brent Warren West Side Leaders Excited About Casino and Future Green Development

Since opening nearly five months ago, much of the media discussion of the Hollywood Casino in Columbus has centered on the number of people coming through the door and what kind of experience they are having once they do. A group of planners, business leaders and other interested parties gathered at an event on Thursday […]

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