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First Look: Near East Side Coop Now Open on Parsons Avenue

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: Near East Side Coop Now Open on Parsons Avenue

In February, it was announced that the Near East Side Cooperative Market would be relocating from 1117 Oak Street to a new home at 85 Parsons Avenue. The move means a smaller store and limited selection of products, but an increase in visibility and customer access with more nearby businesses and existing foot traffic. The […]

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Carl Brown IGA Building to be Demolished

Walker Evans Walker Evans Carl Brown IGA Building to be Demolished

The long-vacant Carl L. Brown IGA Foodliner building may not remain standing for much longer. Columbus City Council approved legislation on Monday night that will lead to the demolition of the building and the redevelopment of the two acre site. The City of Columbus purchased the property in February 2014 for $600,000, and is transferring the […]

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Near East Side Cooperative Market Relocating to Parsons Avenue

Walker Evans Walker Evans Near East Side Cooperative Market Relocating to Parsons Avenue

After a long search for a new home, the Near East Side Cooperative Market announced on Friday that it will be closing up shop at 1117 Oak Street this week to move just a couple of block west to 85 Parsons Avenue. “We have been seeking a new location for several months now, and looked at […]

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Renovation and New-Build Proposed for Corner of Oak and Wilson in Olde Towne East

Brent Warren Brent Warren Renovation and New-Build Proposed for Corner of Oak and Wilson in Olde Towne East

Plans have been presented to the Near East Area Commission to build a two-story, mixed-use building on a vacant lot at the southeast corner of Oak Street and Wilson Avenue. Before beginning the new construction, though, the developer plans to renovate the dilapidated building next door. Joel Simmons, CEO of the Gordon James Company, said […]

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CMHA Receives Proposal for Poindexter Village Buildings

Anne Evans Anne Evans CMHA Receives Proposal for Poindexter Village Buildings

A public meeting was held last night at the Poindexter Community Center for ‘Taking Next Steps Together,” a public forum regarding next steps for the future of the two remaining original buildings of Poindexter Village. Many were in attendance representing from all areas – politics, arts, partner organizations, and concerned community members. Deidre Hamlar, Project […]

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At Home: Seeing the Changes of Olde Towne East

Anne Evans Anne Evans At Home: Seeing the Changes of Olde Towne East

Steve D’Aoust has witnessed much of the changes happening in Olde Towne East first hand. “I was born and raised near Detroit and summered in West Virginia and wintered in Marietta,” he says. A trip to Columbus about fifteen years ago to see the Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus was all it took to decide to […]

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Idea Forge: Celebrating the Near East Side Co-Op and the Community

Tyler Durbin Tyler Durbin Idea Forge: Celebrating the Near East Side Co-Op and the Community

In June, we read about the Near East Side Co-op’s plea for help to keep the doors open and to continue feeding neighborhood families. The community answered the rallying call. The June “Rent Party” mobilized the Near East Side neighborhood to show up and support the Near East Side Co-Op. Neighborhood businesses like Upper Cup […]

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