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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.

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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The Red Brick Tap & Grill Finally Opens in Merion Village

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson The Red Brick Tap & Grill Finally Opens in Merion Village

After months of unforeseen delays and pushed-back relaunch dates, Red Brick Tap & Grill, the much-beloved Merion Village spot originally known as the Red Brick Inn, will officially open its doors today on Thursday, December 12th. Located at 292 East Gates Street, the new Red Brick is still very much a neighborhood joint where there’s […]

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Concept Calls for 150 Residential Units at Barrett Site in Merion Village

Brent Warren Brent Warren Concept Calls for 150 Residential Units at Barrett Site in Merion Village

According to a “first draft” concept presented by Homeport to the neighborhood last month, the old Barrett Middle School in Merion Village could be converted into a 50-unit apartment building, with another 100 new units built on the grounds of the former school. After first unveiling the project at a neighborhood meeting in July, the community […]

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Red Brick Tap & Grill Opening this October

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Red Brick Tap & Grill Opening this October

Ever since the Red Brick Inn closed its doors for renovation last October, heartbroken fans of the Merion Village spot have been anxious, taking to chat rooms and discussion forums in an attempt to suss out when their favorite watering hole would reopen. The rumors spread about a spring opening, that then turned into a […]

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Homeport Looking for Input on Barrett Project in Merion Village

Brent Warren Brent Warren Homeport Looking for Input on Barrett Project in Merion Village

Homeport, the community development organization behind projects like NoBo on Long and the new homes in American Addition, is looking for input and ideas for their latest project; the redevelopment of Barrett Middle School in Merion Village. A community meeting is scheduled for 6:30 Wednesday at the Thurman Avenue United Methodist Church (415 Thurman Ave) […]

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Kolache Republic Now Open in The Brewery District

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson

European pastries, even though they all have names that sound alike, are as different as the countries from which they originally hail. In Columbus, we’ve been able to enjoy some of the best German suessigkeiten at Juergen’s, savor authentic French cannelés at Pistacia Vera, and indulge in Austrian kaiserschmarr’n occasionally at Mozart’s Piano Bar & […]

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