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Health Sciences Academies Launches Today in Seven Columbus City Schools

Walker Evans Walker Evans Health Sciences Academies Launches Today in Seven Columbus City Schools

Local leaders gathered at Champion Middle School this morning to officially launch the Health Sciences Academies — a new education platform that will turn the focus of seven east side schools toward healthy lifestyles and health career readiness. “The launch of the Health Sciences Academies pathway represents one of our district’s most innovative efforts in more […]

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Bike Lanes Update: Long and Spring, Fourth and Summit, and New Lanes on Near East Side

Brent Warren Brent Warren Bike Lanes Update: Long and Spring, Fourth and Summit, and New Lanes on Near East Side

This fall should see the completion of a trio of bike infrastructure projects - new lanes are planned for the Near East Side; enhancements are on tap for the bike lanes installed last year on Long and Spring streets downtown; and work will be beginning soon on the much-anticipated Fourth and Third/Summit street bike lanes, which will […]

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No Movement on Chips ‘n’ Go Expansion as Complaints Mount

Brent Warren Brent Warren No Movement on Chips ‘n’ Go Expansion as Complaints Mount

The owner of the Chips ‘n’ Go at 1020 East Broad Street submitted plans late last year to expand and renovate the much-maligned convenience store. When neighborhood residents saw the plans on the agenda of the Near East Area Commission, some were hopeful that it might signal a new era of engagement and community interaction […]

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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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