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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.

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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Nightlife Review: Red Brick Tap & Grill

Jenna Taylor Jenna Taylor Nightlife Review: Red Brick Tap & Grill

Red Brick Tap & Grill is not just another sports bar. Think of it as a local-brewery-showcase-slash-local-ingredient-playground-slash-perfect-getaway-from-the-kids/girlfriend(s)/boss. Red Brick is home to seasonal hand-crafted cocktails, all of which are crowned with the names of your favorite super heroes from a spunky bar manager and her staff, and a kitchen whose executive chef isn’t afraid to […]

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Bake Me Happy Opens Gluten Free Bakery in Merion Village

Walker Evans Walker Evans Bake Me Happy Opens Gluten Free Bakery in Merion Village

If you’re gluten-free, but completely in love with Twinkies, then this news is for you. Bake Me Happy is opening their full service gluten free bakery at 106 East Moler Street this weekend in Merion Village. As we originally reported in June, the 2,800 square foot bakery will allow the company to add walk-in service to […]

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New Plan for Barrett Site in Merion Village Adds Single-Family Houses

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Plan for Barrett Site in Merion Village Adds Single-Family Houses

Homeport’s new plan for the Barrett Middle School site in Merion Village drops the total unit count from 152 to 130, replacing several rows of two- and three-unit condo buildings with 22 single-family homes. The historic school building will still be renovated and turned into apartments, and small apartment buildings are still planned for the […]

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Bake Me Happy Opening Retail Shop in Merion Village

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Bake Me Happy Opening Retail Shop in Merion Village

If you’re like the many around town who simply love the nostalgic treats that Bake Me Happy (who exclusively makes gluten-free goodies) produces, then there’s cause for celebration. They’re moving into a larger space in Merion Village and expanding their services. Wendy Miller Pugh and Letha Pugh are the mavens behind Bake Me Happy and […]

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