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Olde Towne East

Located just east of downtown Columbus, the neighborhood was once known as the “Silk Stocking District” in reference to the expensive clothing worn by its wealthy inhabitants. After World War II, however, its rich residents were gone, having died or relocated to distant suburbs. The interstate highway system introduced in the 1950s also contributed to the area’s decline. OTE began to transition in the 1990s and continues to draw new residents.

Camelot Cellars Relocating to Olde Towne East

Walker Evans Walker Evans Camelot Cellars Relocating to Olde Towne East

Urban boutique winery Camelot Cellars is packing up their business to relocate from the Short North to Olde Towne East. Citing an expanding production and wholesale business, Camelot owner Janine Aquino said that the move is primarily to have more room to grow. “Our production and distribution has expanded a lot — to 30 to 40 […]

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FroYo Shop Relocating from Gay Street to Olde Towne East

Walker Evans Walker Evans FroYo Shop Relocating from Gay Street to Olde Towne East

After three years of operation, 39 Below FroYo is trading in its Gay Street address for a Parsons Avenue address. Owner Carolyn Maloney posted an update on the company’s Facebook page yesterday announcing the relocation plans that will take place over the course of this winter. “At the end of November, 39 Below will not […]

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Olde Towne East “Hub of Bad Behavior” May Lose Liquor License

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A reputation of troublesome activity and a laundry list of neighborhood complaints may have officially cost the Chips ‘n’ Go convenience store and gas station its liquor license. The Ohio Department of Commerce Division of Liquor Control issued an order to the business — located at at 1020 East Broad Street in Olde Towne East — announcing […]

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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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The Flamingo Room Bar & Restaurant Opening Soon in Olde Towne East

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner The Flamingo Room Bar & Restaurant Opening Soon in Olde Towne East

A new Southern-style bistro is coming to Olde Towne East. The Flamingo Room bar and restaurant will occupy the former L’Appat Patisserie and Cafe space at 1159 Oak Street. Yusef Riazi, former owner of Short North cocktail bar Mouton, signed a lease for the space at the beginning of June, but has been developing a […]

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Arcade Super Awesome Opening in Olde Towne East

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Arcade Super Awesome is the newest arcade to open in Columbus this summer, but it’s also already been around for the past five years. John Geiger launched the home-based project to host semi-monthly private parties for friends to come and enjoy retro video games together. “Our free play parties have built up a pretty dedicated […]

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Headies Hideout Now Open on Parsons Avenue

Walker Evans Walker Evans Headies Hideout Now Open on Parsons Avenue

If you’ve strolled down Parsons Avenue in Olde Towne East recently, then you may have noticed that a long-time thrift shop has been replaced by a head shop. Headie’s Hideout is the newest business to call the area home, having opened to the public on April 11th. “Our soft opening last month was surprisingly busy, so […]

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