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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.

Realtors and Developers Work to Close Gap in Mid-Range Housing Market

Walker Evans Walker Evans Realtors and Developers Work to Close Gap in Mid-Range Housing Market

If you’re looking to purchase a starter home in Columbus, you have your work cut out for you. As home prices continue to climb and for-sale housing inventory continues to disappear, most builders and developers have turned their attention to the higher end of the market, leaving the middle-class with fewer and fewer options. In […]

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Lincoln Cafe Addresses Incident with Customer Injury

Walker Evans Walker Evans Lincoln Cafe Addresses Incident with Customer Injury

The Lincoln Cafe on East Long Street made national headlines this week, but not for good reasons. A Columbus Police officer was injured by glass shards in a sandwich from the cafe. While the officer was treated and released, and the police department and health department issued statements that the accident was not intentional, the […]

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Lincoln Cafe Hit With Backlash From Social Media Mob

Walker Evans Walker Evans Lincoln Cafe Hit With Backlash From Social Media Mob

Late on Monday night, local ABC affiliate WSYX reported that a Columbus police officer had been injured earlier in the day when biting into a sandwich that contained shards of glass at the Lincoln Cafe on East Long Street. The officer was rushed to Grant Medical Center where he was treated and released. The Columbus […]

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Construction Roundup: Near East Side, Bexley, Children’s Hospital & More

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: Near East Side, Bexley, Children’s Hospital & More

While the city’s Near East Side may not be quite as bustling with new urban development as Italian Village, the University District, or even the Historic Dublin area, there’s still quite a bit of noteworthy construction going on. As Urban Development writer Brent Warren detailed last month, Olde Towne East has seen a lot of […]

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New Bakery to Open in the King-Lincoln District

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner New Bakery to Open in the King-Lincoln District

The historical King-Lincoln district, known for its roots in the Columbus jazz scene, will soon be welcoming a new bakery. Mika’s Cupcakes and Creams will be opening in the Spring of 2016 at 821 East Long Street. Owner Tamika Woods began baking at a young age. Seven years back, she took a few baking classes for […]

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Olde Towne East “Hub of Bad Behavior” May Lose Liquor License

Walker Evans Walker Evans Olde Towne East “Hub of Bad Behavior” May Lose Liquor License

A reputation of troublesome activity and a laundry list of neighborhood complaints may have officially cost the Chips ‘n’ Go convenience store and gas station its liquor license. The Ohio Department of Commerce Division of Liquor Control issued an order to the business — located at at 1020 East Broad Street in Olde Towne East — announcing […]

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GCAC Presents: King Arts Complex Building on a Legacy with the Arts

 Yifan Xu GCAC Presents: King Arts Complex Building on a Legacy with the Arts

“It will be nine years on September 19th since I first started working here,” Jevon Collins told me while sitting across the table. Starting as a box office manager at the King Arts Complex and moving on to program assistant and now program director, Collins has impressed the whole complex with his diligence at work—he […]

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