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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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Creole Kitchen Expanding to Add Sit-Down Dining

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Creole Kitchen Expanding to Add Sit-Down Dining

For fans of real, down-home creole cuisine, there’s reason to rejoice. Local cajun/creole hot spot Creole Kitchen is expanding their business and finally adding a full dining room. Creole Kitchen, located at 1052-B Mt. Vernon Avenue, is currently a 995-square feet, mom-and-pop operation that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner take-out. After the remodel, the restaurant […]

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At Home: Living in a Labor of Love

Anne Evans Anne Evans At Home: Living in a Labor of Love

Oftentimes, a house becomes a labor of love. That statement definitely holds true for Anthony and Irma Carmichael. The couple purchased their home in Olde Towne East in 1987 and it has been a constant stream of projects to change the home from six separate apartments back to single family. “We wanted to redo an […]

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Near East Side Receives $30 Million Grant for Urban Redevelopment Plans

Walker Evans and Anne Evans Walker Evans and Anne Evans Near East Side Receives $30 Million Grant for Urban Redevelopment Plans

US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Shaun Donovan visited Columbus today with some very good news. He joined local and state leaders at an event on the recently demolished Poindexter Village site to announce that Columbus was being awarded a $30 million federal grant through the Choice Neighborhoods Initiative (CNI) to assist with […]

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Supporters Rush to Save the Near East Side Co-op

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Supporters Rush to Save the Near East Side Co-op

The Near East Side Cooperative Market is safe for now. Earlier this week, the community-owned grocery store at 1117 Oak Street sounded the alarm that “based on current predictions, we cannot continue to operate past June 8th.” Luckily, supporters from the Near East Side community and beyond responded quickly to help out the store, and […]

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