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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.

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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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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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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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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