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King-Lincoln District

Home to the historic Lincoln Theater and the King Arts Complex, this near east side neighborhood was the heart of an affluent African-American business and entertainment district in the 1930s and ‘40s. However, desegregation and public policy encouraged middle class flight and the area’s population decreased drastically. Since 2001, Mayor Michael Coleman and the city of Columbus have been dedicated to its redevelopment and revitalization.

Shop Talk: New Boutique in King Lincoln District Offers Career Assistance to Women

Randi Walle Randi Walle Shop Talk: New Boutique in King Lincoln District Offers Career Assistance to Women

Studio V, which opened at the beginning of June, aims to offer more than just fashion to its customers. Through all-encompassing image consulting, owner Felicia Williams helps customers achieve their professional goals, whether that is finding a new job or advancing in their current one. Career guidance and fashion advice go hand-in-hand at this boutique. In […]

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Construction Roundup: Poindexter Village

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: Poindexter Village

It’s been four years since the original Poindexter Village affordable housing community was demolished, and the area has quickly been reborn as a new 449-unit mixed-income community known as Legacy Pointe at Poindexter. The new area includes a mix of contemporary multi-family buildings and single family homes, with a mix of one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom units current available […]

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Equitas Health Expands with New Location in King-Lincoln District

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Equitas Health Expands with New Location in King-Lincoln District

Equitas Health, the local clinic that opened up “Care For All” after their rebrand last year, announced a second Columbus medical center and pharmacy opening at the end of this month. They currently have other medical centers and pharmacies in the Short North and in Dayton. Their newest facility, located in the King Lincoln District, […]

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Opinion: Long and Garfield Building Does Not Have to be Demolished

Kathleen Bailey Kathleen Bailey Opinion: Long and Garfield Building Does Not Have to be Demolished

An Open Letter to Columbus Development Director Steve Schoeny in response to the demolition plans announced for two buildings on the city’s Near East Side. Director Schoeny, I took a look at the building today. I can only give a layman’s opinion but it appears to me that the part of the building that collapsed is a […]

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Near East Side Community Members Want to See Buildings Saved

Walker Evans Walker Evans Near East Side Community Members Want to See Buildings Saved

On Sunday, local development corporation Next Generation announced intentions to demolish two buildings on East Long Street to prepare a larger site for sale to a private developer. Reactions to the plans have been mixed, with some residents excited about the plans, and others preferring to see the buildings preserved. “Columbus City Government is supporting Mr. […]

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Stretch of East Long Street Primed for Development after Purchase

Brent Warren Brent Warren Stretch of East Long Street Primed for Development after Purchase

A prominent two-block stretch of East Long Street in the King-Lincoln District is poised for a major mixed-use development, although what exactly it will look like is still very much up in the air. A one-acre parcel on the north side of Long, between North Garfield Avenue and Talmadge Street, was bought by the Columbus […]

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Woods Development Group is Betting on the Near East Side

Brent Warren Brent Warren Woods Development Group is Betting on the Near East Side

Over the past several years, Columbus Underground has featured in-depth interviews with many established developers in Columbus, including Brett Kaufman, Michael Schiff, Mark Wood, and Doug Borror. Those conversations focused on the Short North more than any other neighborhood, in part because that is where the developers were doing their most significant work, and in […]

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