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Community Grounds Plans to Open Parsons Avenue Cafe This Spring

Walker Evans Walker Evans Community Grounds Plans to Open Parsons Avenue Cafe This Spring

The project has taken a bit longer than expected, but Parsons Avenue on the South Side will finally gain a new coffee shop this year with the opening of Community Grounds. Founder Joel Cosme Jr. first told us about the concept back in August 2014, but a change in plans is shifting the cafe two […]

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Best Gyms & Fitness Centers in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Gyms & Fitness Centers in Columbus

Whether you’re looking for a casual workout spot or a place for hardcore strength training, Columbus has a lot to offer those who are interested in a new fitness regimen. In 2015, our readers voted for The Fitness Loft as their top spot to work out. The gym opened in late 2014 on Parsons Avenue […]

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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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Restaurant Review: The Crest Gastropub, Parsons Edition

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: The Crest Gastropub, Parsons Edition

It’s not completely clear what the design motif for the new Crest Gastropub is. Housed in a newer construction on Parsons, it’s not particularly modern decor. Modern typically implies sparse, and the space is deliciously and deeply cluttered with art and lighting installations. It’s not retro or woodsy either. Maybe it’s Restoration Hardware style. That’s […]

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Developer Sees Promise in Rehabbed Commercial Buildings on Parsons

Brent Warren Brent Warren Developer Sees Promise in Rehabbed Commercial Buildings on Parsons

Mark Longstreth hopes that the renovation of a two story building at the southeast corner of Whittier Street and Parsons Avenue is the first of many such projects in the neighborhood — he sees potential in the historic commercial buildings that line the avenue, and thinks that the neighborhoods on both side of Parsons represent […]

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First Look: The Crest Gastropub on Parsons

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner First Look: The Crest Gastropub on Parsons

The Crest Gastropub has opened the doors of its second restaurant, located on the south side at 621 Parsons Avenue. The large 4,400 square foot space is quite a bit larger than its Clintonville counterpart, with two patio spaces and ample seating. The main difference between the Clintonville Crest and the Parsons outpost is a […]

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New Deli Adds to Revitalization of Parsons Avenue

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner New Deli Adds to Revitalization of Parsons Avenue

Development on Parsons Avenue is continuing with the addition of a new bistro. Jimmyluka’s, a bar and deli, will open at 701 Parsons Avenue this August. Owner Jimmy Dragich bought the two-story space seven years back, just before construction started on the Nationwide Children’s expansion. Dragich, who owns Affordable Floor, a ceramic tile marble contractor, has always […]

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