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Near East Side Grocery Co-op Quietly Closes Doors

Walker Evans Walker Evans Near East Side Grocery Co-op Quietly Closes Doors

When it was announced in March that a new frozen yogurt shop was opening at 85 Parsons Avenue, it was mentioned in passing that the former tenant was also closing. That tenant was the Near East Side Co-op, which called the location home for about a year after relocating from 1117 Oak Street. Former Co-op Board […]

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Construction Roundup: Near East Side, Bexley, Children’s Hospital & More

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: Near East Side, Bexley, Children’s Hospital & More

While the city’s Near East Side may not be quite as bustling with new urban development as Italian Village, the University District, or even the Historic Dublin area, there’s still quite a bit of noteworthy construction going on. As Urban Development writer Brent Warren detailed last month, Olde Towne East has seen a lot of […]

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Next Phase of Interstate 70/71 Construction Delayed Until 2018

Walker Evans Walker Evans Next Phase of Interstate 70/71 Construction Delayed Until 2018

The next phase of the multi-part Interstate 70/71 “Columbus Crossroads” construction project has officially been pushed back another year to 2018, according to officials at the Ohio Department of Transportation. This phase, known as the “Project 2D — East Interchange” includes the highway intersection where I-71 and I-70 meet on the southeast side of Downtown […]

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Carabar Planning Relocation and Name Change

Walker Evans Walker Evans Carabar Planning Relocation and Name Change

It’s been known for the better part of a decade that Olde Towne East music venue Carabar would eventually be relocating or closing. The ongoing Interstate 70/71 reconstruction project calls for the eventual demolition of the building that Carabar is currently housed in at 115 Parsons Avenue, along with the former E.T. Paul tire shop […]

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New Proposal for Vacant Lot on Parsons Calls for 78 Units, Retail

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Proposal for Vacant Lot on Parsons Calls for 78 Units, Retail

A new proposal for a long-vacant lot at 122 Parsons Avenue calls for 78 apartments and about 3,300 square feet of retail space. A three-story building would fill most of the one-acre site, with a 106-space first-floor garage providing parking, along with nine outdoor spaces and 20 individual one-car garages accessed from Gustavus Lane. A […]

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39 Below FroYo Opening Soon on Parsons Avenue

Walker Evans Walker Evans 39 Below FroYo Opening Soon on Parsons Avenue

When we last heard from Carolyn Maloney at 39 Below FroYo, she had announced plans to close her Gay Street store and relocate to Olde Towne East. After a winter hibernation mode, the new shop at 85 Parsons Avenue is nearly ready for its debut. “What we like so much is the new location is the […]

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Rehab Activity Picking up Steam on Near East Side

Brent Warren Brent Warren Rehab Activity Picking up Steam on Near East Side

Neighborhood leaders and city officials are cautiously optimistic about a recent uptick in rehab activity on the Near East Side. John Turner, Administrator of the city’s Land Redevelopment Office, said that 23 homes — all vacant and in need of serious work when they were bought from the city’s land bank — are currently in […]

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