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Schumacher Place

Named for the Schumacher family who owned a dairy in the area, Schumacher Place was established in 1983. Many of the neighborhood’s early residents worked in the nearby Brewery District. However, Prohibition and The Great Depression negatively impacted the district’s economy. In the mid-1960s, Frank Fetch and a handful of others began their effort to save the small houses indigenous to the area.

CoGo Expanding to East Franklinton, South Campus and Beyond

Walker Evans Walker Evans CoGo Expanding to East Franklinton, South Campus and Beyond

While CoGo will not be expanding to cover the entire campus of The Ohio State University this year, it will still be expanding to other high-demand areas throughout the central city. Plans to add new stations first surfaced back in December, and a meeting this past week between City administrators and CoGo management helped to […]

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Second Crest Gastropub Opening Soon on Parsons Avenue

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Second Crest Gastropub Opening Soon on Parsons Avenue

Columbus-based company A&R Creative Group will open its second Crest Gastropub location inside the Village Pointe building on Parsons Avenue in late spring. The general vibe will differ from its original Clintonville location, but will maintain focus on fostering neighborhood community engagement. The new menu will consist of classic American fare infused with French and Mediterranean influences, with […]

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Best Brunch of 2013: Skillet

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Brunch of 2013: Skillet

The voters of this year’s reader survey decided to return Skillet to the top title of Best Brunch in Columbus after last year’s dethronement by Tasi Café. “While restaurants that start badly very rarely get good, eateries that open strong often fade away,” explains CU Food Critic Miriam Bowers Abbott in her October review. “Meanwhile, […]

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First Look: The Sycamore

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: The Sycamore

The old Sycamore Cafe in German Village was reborn on Friday night more simply dubbed “The Sycamore”, a new neighborhood-centric bar and restaurant that gives the old dive bar favorite a more upscale approach. The new business is the latest venture from Chris Crader of the nearby Harvest Pizzeria, who’s also working on opening the […]

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Restaurant Review: Skillet, Rustic.Urban.Food

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Skillet, Rustic.Urban.Food

While restaurants that start badly very rarely get good, eateries that open strong often fade away. The staff leaves, or the recipes change, or maybe the restaurant tries to expand too quickly. It’s the changes that kill in the restaurant business. Meanwhile, in the four years it’s been open, it seems like time has stood […]

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At Home: Finding a new build in Schumacher Place

Anne Evans Anne Evans At Home: Finding a new build in Schumacher Place

A new build in an old neighborhood that fits right in with the character is a pretty great find. Kelly Ortman and Kevin Hollo had been looking for a new ‘old home’ to renovate. “I had always wanted to find a home to fix up, but the builder did a great job making this one […]

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Restaurant Review: The Coop at The Hey Hey Bar & Grill

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: The Coop at The Hey Hey Bar & Grill

Hey Hey is nice little neighborhood hangout on Whittier. It’s almost kitch, but not in any deliberate fashion that would inspire eye-rolling nausea. And now that Hey Hey has teamed up with The Coop, a much beloved local food truck, the establishment is serving a bona fide gourmet menu –distinguished by, among other things, yak […]

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