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Merion Village

Located in south Columbus near German Village, the neighborhood is named for Nathaniel Merion, who settled there in 1809. German, Irish, Italian, and Hungarian immigrants flocked to the area during the mid-19th century. Merion Village is home to eight churches, including St. Leo’s, which opened a free parochial school that didn’t charge tuition until the early 1970s.

Farmers Markets in Columbus Ohio

Anne Evans Anne Evans Farmers Markets in Columbus Ohio

There are some new Farmers Markets popping up around town, so it’s time for an update on where you can find local, fresh produce and more to stock your pantry and get the bests tastes of the season. Saturday, April 30th is opening weekend for the Clintonville Farmers Market and next Wednesday, May 4th opens […]

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Treat to Try: Gluten-Free Twinkies from Bake Me Happy

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Gluten-Free Twinkies from Bake Me Happy

Twinkies and Oatmeal Pies; they’re not all bad. Sure, the sanctimonious are endlessly horrified at anyone’s professed love for the packaged, processed treats. That’s all the more reason to love Hostess and Little Debbie. How about this, then? You can score a gluten-free, cream-filled, tube-shaped pastry sponge cake that’s locally made here in Columbus. Look […]

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Construction Roundup: The Barrett

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: The Barrett

When we checked in with The Barrett development in Merion Village last summer, Columbus Underground was given a guided hard-hat tour of the inside of the historic Barrett Middle School building. Renovations of the building had just begun, and the transformation into apartments was under way. An exterior tour of the site last week reveals […]

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Review: Remaking Tradition at MINT

Liz Trapp Liz Trapp Review: Remaking Tradition at MINT

Art is propped up by tradition.  It teeters on stilts built by the great masters of Renaissance painting, the varied and expansive traditions forged by a wide range of religions and cultures, and was disembodied by the conceptual artists of the postwar era.  It is hard to imagine what could possibly come next.  The new […]

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Project Update: Barrett Middle School Site

Brent Warren Brent Warren Project Update: Barrett Middle School Site

With remediation work well underway on the Barrett Middle School building in Merion Village, Columbus Underground recently got a look inside the historic building. Hilary Deason of Casto – the developer of the project along with Homeport – pointed out original features like tin ceilings, large windows, and hard wood flooring. She explained that as […]

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Explorers Club Closes Restaurant, Shifts Focus to Food Truck

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Explorers Club Closes Restaurant, Shifts Focus to Food Truck

Sad news for South Side residents: Explorers Club has closed their brick and mortar location at 1586 South High Street. The Merion Village restaurant opened in 2011, serving a global-fusion menu for brunch, lunch, and dinner. The closing was announced yesterday on Explorers Club’s website and Facebook page: It is with a heavy heart that Orlando […]

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Merion Village Furniture Shop Launches Art Gallery

Walker Evans Walker Evans Merion Village Furniture Shop Launches Art Gallery

T.Y. Fine Furniture has called Merion Village home since last August when owner Tarik Yousef opened his showroom at 106 East Moler Street, and this Spring the business is expanding its functionality to include an art gallery space as well. “Fine art is a natural companion to fine, handmade furniture — the two seem to […]

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