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Community Grounds Bringing Coffee Shop to South Side

Walker Evans Walker Evans Community Grounds Bringing Coffee Shop to South Side

New business growth along Parsons Avenue has finally gained the momentum that many South Side neighborhood residents have been craving for years. The new three-story Village Pointe building is nearing completion, which will house Fitness Loft, Strut the Salon, Alchemy (juice bar) and a new restaurant from the owners of The Crest. Nearby, the old […]

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Library Releases Design for Parsons Avenue Branch

Brent Warren Brent Warren Library Releases Design for Parsons Avenue Branch

The Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has released the latest design for their Parsons Avenue Branch. A rendering showing a one-story building with a mix of modern and traditional elements was also presented to the neighborhood at a June 18th event. Ben Zenitsky of CML explained that the design is the result of a customer survey […]

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Whitt’s End Saloon Opens on Parsons Avenue

Walker Evans Walker Evans Whitt’s End Saloon Opens on Parsons Avenue

The revitalization of Parsons Avenue on the South Side has long been in focus for the City of Columbus, but aside from major projects at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, private investment has been slow-going. A group of entrepreneurial folks have taken one project into their own hands with the conversion of the old Avenue Bar at […]

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Upper Cup Coffee Thrives in Olde Towne East

Walker Evans Walker Evans Upper Cup Coffee Thrives in Olde Towne East

Upper Cup Coffee opened their doors at 79 Parsons Avenue in October of 2011 and have quickly become a staple business for this stretch of Olde Towne East. In addition to serving as a neighborhood cafe, Upper Cup also roasts and wholesales their coffees, providing a larger business model that expands beyond the single shop. […]

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Forty-Unit Apartment Development Proposed for Olde Towne East

Brent Warren Brent Warren Forty-Unit Apartment Development Proposed for Olde Towne East

A 40-unit, three-building apartment development has been proposed for a long-vacant lot at 122 Parsons Avenue. The project, which is being developed jointly by Woods Development Group, Brexton, and Arch City Development, has been presented to the Near East Area Commission but still awaits final approval from the group. The proposal calls for a four-story […]

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Neighborhood, Library Have High Hopes for New Parsons Branch

Brent Warren Brent Warren Neighborhood, Library Have High Hopes for New Parsons Branch

Plans for a new Parsons Avenue branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) have solidified, as the library recently closed on the last of seven parcels along the west side of Parsons between Stewart and Deshler Avenues. The new library will sit on about one and a half acres, less then half a mile south […]

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Three-Story Village Pointe Project Under Construction on Parsons Avenue

Brent Warren Brent Warren Three-Story Village Pointe Project Under Construction on Parsons Avenue

A three-story commercial building is currently under construction on Parsons Avenue just south of the Livingston Avenue CVS. Plans for the 36,000 square foot building include a fitness center on the second and third floors and several retail and restaurant storefronts on the first. Local developer Jeff May, who partnered with Skilken to develop the […]

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