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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.

Input Solicited for Olde Towne East Public Art Installation

Walker Evans Walker Evans Input Solicited for Olde Towne East Public Art Installation

The Olde Towne East Neighborhood Association (OTENA) is seeking neighborhood input on a new public art installation on Parsons Avenue. The project was originally announced nearly two years ago, but the artwork component was slated to come on line as a final phase in 2017 following roadwork and utility work that needed to take place […]

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39 Below FroYo Adding Pop-Up Pho To-Go

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega 39 Below FroYo Adding Pop-Up Pho To-Go

With the days getting gradually cooler, it’s time for some restaurants to scale back on the cool treats and offer the hot comfort food that makes winter a little more bearable. 39 Below, known for its variety of FroYo, will be scaling back on the frozen goods and introducing a seasonal pop-up selling Pho to-go. […]

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Farmers Markets in Columbus Ohio

Anne Evans Anne Evans Farmers Markets in Columbus Ohio

There are some new Farmers Markets popping up around town, so it’s time for an update on where you can find local, fresh produce and more to stock your pantry and get the bests tastes of the season. Saturday, April 30th is opening weekend for the Clintonville Farmers Market and next Wednesday, May 4th opens […]

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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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Olde Towne Flowers and Gifts Now Open on Parsons Avenue

Anna Maconachy Anna Maconachy Olde Towne Flowers and Gifts Now Open on Parsons Avenue

Olde Towne East is filled with unique shops, restaurants, art galleries and more. Recently added to the bunch is a locally owned store called Olde Towne Flowers and Gifts, which opened in December. Owners Trevor Sthultz and Travis Fister provide customers with flower arrangements and gifts in a new shop they’ve crafted around a “feel-good vibe”. Fister honed […]

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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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