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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.

Worth Bakery Opens Pop-Up Shop

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Worth Bakery Opens Pop-Up Shop

A new cottage bakeshop has arrived in Columbus, operating out of Olde Towne East. Andrew Worth, owner of one-man operation Worth Bakery, grew up watching his late mother bake. After pulling ideas and techniques from various cookbooks and his travels, he began baking from scratch. Friends and family encouraged him to take his popular hand-baked […]

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J Hot Fish Taking Over Olde Towne East Pop-Up Space

Walker Evans Walker Evans J Hot Fish Taking Over Olde Towne East Pop-Up Space

This summer, if you’re in the mood for getting something hot and something fried in Olde Towne East, then you might be in for a surprise. You won’t find chicken this year at 1117 Oak Street, but you will find fish. J Hot Fish is the name of the new pop-up restaurant tenant confirmed to […]

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Historic Bryden Road Building Bought, Apartments Planned

Brent Warren Brent Warren Historic Bryden Road Building Bought, Apartments Planned

Another historic Olde Towne East building has been purchased by an owner with preservation and renovation in mind. A prominent three-story building at 738 Bryden Road – which has sat empty for years and at one time served as a dormitory for the Columbus School for Girls – was bought in January by a group […]

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Renovation and New-Build Proposed for Corner of Oak and Wilson in Olde Towne East

Brent Warren Brent Warren Renovation and New-Build Proposed for Corner of Oak and Wilson in Olde Towne East

Plans have been presented to the Near East Area Commission to build a two-story, mixed-use building on a vacant lot at the southeast corner of Oak Street and Wilson Avenue. Before beginning the new construction, though, the developer plans to renovate the dilapidated building next door. Joel Simmons, CEO of the Gordon James Company, said […]

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CS Gallery Closing in Olde Town East

Walker Evans Walker Evans CS Gallery Closing in Olde Town East

Cobenick Studios / CS Gallery announced this week that they will closing their doors at 66 Parsons Avenue with a final show on January 9th. “CS Gallery will be on our customary winter break from December 22nd through January 7th,” said owner Daniel Colvin on Facebook. “During that time appointments may be made to view […]

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Historic Oak Street Building To See Retail and Apartment Renovation

Walker Evans Walker Evans Historic Oak Street Building To See Retail and Apartment Renovation

A prominently located vacant building at the northwest corner of Oak Street and Ohio Avenue is slated to get a new lease on life thanks to a plan from new owners (and Olde Towne East residents) Brad Hobbs and Krista Sparks. The husband-and-wife duo have been contributing to the rebirth of Oak Street for several […]

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Makeover Planned for Parsons Avenue in Olde Towne East

Walker Evans Walker Evans Makeover Planned for Parsons Avenue in Olde Towne East

The small stretch of Parsons Avenue that runs along the western edge of Olde Towne East has always been a hotspot of activity for the neighborhood. Home to numerous restaurants, bars, shops and businesses, Parsons Avenue is the default place to go for an art gallery exhibition, a haircut, or a cup of coffee. The […]

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