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Work Begins on Parsons Avenue Streetscape Project

Walker Evans Walker Evans Work Begins on Parsons Avenue Streetscape Project

The stretch of Parsons Avenue that runs through Olde Towne East is getting a makeover. Workers recently began tearing up portions of the street between Franklin Avenue and Broad Street to begin burying utility lines. The project, originally announced in late 2014, was set to begin in mid-2015, but was delayed due to some changes. […]

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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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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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Panera to Open Location in New Children’s Hospital Building

Walker Evans Walker Evans Panera to Open Location in New Children’s Hospital Building

Shortly after employees begin moving into the new Nationwide Children’s Hospital Faculty Office Building this summer, they’ll soon get a new place nearby to grab meals and coffee. The first retail tenant has been announced for the ground floor of the building: a Panera Bread location, owned by local franchise operator Covelli Enterprises. “The Panera […]

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39 Below FroYo Opening Soon on Parsons Avenue

Walker Evans Walker Evans 39 Below FroYo Opening Soon on Parsons Avenue

When we last heard from Carolyn Maloney at 39 Below FroYo, she had announced plans to close her Gay Street store and relocate to Olde Towne East. After a winter hibernation mode, the new shop at 85 Parsons Avenue is nearly ready for its debut. “What we like so much is the new location is the […]

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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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