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Affordable Senior Housing Project Approved for East Main Street

Brent Warren Brent Warren Affordable Senior Housing Project Approved for East Main Street

City Council last night approved a plan to build 54 units of affordable senior housing at 1774 East Main Street. The new development, which would require the demolition of four vacant houses, was also approved in November by the Near East Area Commission. A 1,200 square-foot space at the corner of Main and Fairwood Avenue […]

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Historic Building Saved from Endangered List

Walker Evans Walker Evans Historic Building Saved from Endangered List

Each year, the historic preservation advocates at Columbus Landmarks compile a list of the region’s most endangered buildings in order to shine a spotlight on what may be lost to the wrecking ball if locals are not paying close enough attention. Their 2015 list included 14 buildings, and thanks to a collaborative effort, one of […]

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Demolition Begins at Carl Brown IGA Building on Near East Side

Walker Evans Walker Evans Demolition Begins at Carl Brown IGA Building on Near East Side

City and civic leaders gathered yesterday morning to begin something that was set in motion earlier this year — the demolition of the abandoned Carl Brown IGA building on Mount Vernon Avenue. The site where the building sat is planned for redevelopment, and is being viewed as a new neighborhood anchor for the Poindexter area […]

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Restaurant Review: J Hot Fish

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: J Hot Fish

It’s taken too long to get to J Hot Fish. Some people might know the Olde Towne East location as the former home of the very popular Hot Chicken Takeover (now holed up in the North Market). Others might know it as a longstanding fresh fish market, United Provision. On Thursdays through Sundays, the address […]

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GCAC Presents: King Arts Complex Building on a Legacy with the Arts

 Yifan Xu GCAC Presents: King Arts Complex Building on a Legacy with the Arts

“It will be nine years on September 19th since I first started working here,” Jevon Collins told me while sitting across the table. Starting as a box office manager at the King Arts Complex and moving on to program assistant and now program director, Collins has impressed the whole complex with his diligence at work—he […]

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Mixed-Income Apartments, Commercial Proposed on East Main Street

Brent Warren Brent Warren Mixed-Income Apartments, Commercial Proposed on East Main Street

Mixed-income apartments and a to-be-determined commercial tenant could be coming to the long-vacant, three-acre lot at the southwest corner of East Main and 18th streets. The lot, which the boxer James “Buster” Douglas bought in 1991 with the intention of developing into condos, sits about a half mile from both downtown (to the west) and […]

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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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