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Worst Commercial Property in Columbus Being Demolished Today

Walker Evans Walker Evans Worst Commercial Property in Columbus Being Demolished Today

Demolition officially begins today on the building that city officials have dubbed the “#1 Vacant and Blighted Commercial Property” in Columbus. The building, located at 3150-3218 Allegheny Avenue, has accrued nearly $600,000 in fines since 2015 due to a new law that allows the city of Columbus to apply $1,000 per day penalties to properties deemed […]

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Woods Development Group is Betting on the Near East Side

Brent Warren Brent Warren Woods Development Group is Betting on the Near East Side

Over the past several years, Columbus Underground has featured in-depth interviews with many established developers in Columbus, including Brett Kaufman, Michael Schiff, Mark Wood, and Doug Borror. Those conversations focused on the Short North more than any other neighborhood, in part because that is where the developers were doing their most significant work, and in […]

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Near East Side Development Organization Finds New Leadership

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Near East Side Development Organization Finds New Leadership

The Near East Side’s development partnership, Partners Achieving Community Transformation (PACT), is going through some changes, including new leadership and new stages of their plan’s implementation. PACT, a collaboration between the City of Columbus, OSU, Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) and Near East Side stakeholders, announced David Cofer as their new executive director. He’ll replace […]

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Restaurant Review: D&L Sandwich Kings

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: D&L Sandwich Kings

A new sandwich shop made its official debut this fall. D&L Sandwich Kings has opened its doors on East Main, serving something a little more special than your regular deli fare. It does its own house brisket and corned beef (and a few other things) with homespun style. You know you’re close to the establishment […]

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Creole Kitchen’s Dining Room Reopened This Month

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Creole Kitchen’s Dining Room Reopened This Month

The dining room at Creole Kitchen, 1052 Mt. Vernon Ave., is finally open for use after two years of construction, but that’s not all that has changed. The old dining area, limited to three or four tables, has been expanded to a space allowing for dozens more people and opening up more opportunities for the […]

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Remaining Poindexter Village Buildings to be Preserved by Ohio History Connection

Walker Evans Walker Evans Remaining Poindexter Village Buildings to be Preserved by Ohio History Connection

The Ohio History Connection Board of Trustees met yesterday to approve plans to adopt and preserve the two remaining buildings from the former Poindexter Village housing project on the city’s Near East Site. Most of the housing project was demolished in 2013 and is currently in the process of being replaced by a new community that includes a mix […]

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Community Invited to Help Plan Poindexter Village Museum

Walker Evans Walker Evans Community Invited to Help Plan Poindexter Village Museum

When it was decided that the Poindexter Village subsidized housing development would be demolished and replaced by a new community that includes a mix of market-rate and subsidized housing and community resources, locals on the Near East Side pushed to preserve at least a portion of the site to reflect the history of the area. […]

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