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A collection of neighborhoods south of downtown Columbus, the South Side is bounded by Interstate 70 on the north and east, Frebis Avenue on the south, and Parsons Avenue on the west.

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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Explorers Club Closes Restaurant, Shifts Focus to Food Truck

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Explorers Club Closes Restaurant, Shifts Focus to Food Truck

Sad news for South Side residents: Explorers Club has closed their brick and mortar location at 1586 South High Street. The Merion Village restaurant opened in 2011, serving a global-fusion menu for brunch, lunch, and dinner. The closing was announced yesterday on Explorers Club’s website and Facebook page: It is with a heavy heart that Orlando […]

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Affordable Housing Proposed for Heyl School Site on South Side

Brent Warren Brent Warren Affordable Housing Proposed for Heyl School Site on South Side

A proposal to redevelop the former Heyl Avenue Elementary School on the South Side calls for demolishing the building and replacing it with 58 units of affordable housing. The plan has already received a vote of approval from the South Side Area Commission and has been granted the necessary zoning variances, although the final go-ahead […]

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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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Ohio Deli Destroyed in Overnight Fire

Walker Evans Walker Evans Ohio Deli Destroyed in Overnight Fire

The Ohio Deli, a southside staple at 3444 South High Street, was damaged severely in an overnight fire. Local TV news stations reported that the cause is currently unknown, and that firefighters had trouble fighting the flames in the cold weather. Police and Fire crews were still on site at 9:45am this morning, assessing the damage. […]

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Nationwide Children’s Unveils Plans for Two New Six-Story Buildings

Brent Warren Brent Warren Nationwide Children’s Unveils Plans for Two New Six-Story Buildings

The expansion of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital campus continues — today the hospital officially unveiled plans for two new six-story buildings. The first of the two, which is already under construction at the southeast corner of Livingston and Parsons avenues, will be a 150,000 square-foot building dedicated mostly to office space for hospital faculty. The […]

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Restaurant Review: Alchemy Juice Bar and Cafe

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Alchemy Juice Bar and Cafe

Some people eat reflexively: if food is appealing, down it goes. Others eat with rules, avoiding substances such as sugar, meat or gluten. Then there are those for whom food serves a function, it has to be balanced for the right energy or attention levels. It has to provide the right mix of the RDAs […]

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