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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.

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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Alchemy Juice Bar and Cafe Opens on Parsons Avenue

Walker Evans Walker Evans Alchemy Juice Bar and Cafe Opens on Parsons Avenue

You may not be too familiar with A&R Creative Group, but you’re likely familiar with some of their concepts: The Crest Gastropub, Ethyl & Tank and The Market Italian Village. The company, led by brothers Ali, Abed and Ismail AlShahal has rapidly expanded its footprint, opening and renovating food-based businesses at an impressive clip. This Sunday, […]

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The Fitness Loft Opens on Parsons Avenue

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Fitness Loft Opens on Parsons Avenue

The intersection of Livingston and Parsons is one that has changed rapidly in the past decade. Nationwide Children’s Hospital has redeveloped three of the four corners with new medical facilities, parking garages and office buildings while the streetscape has been beautified with brick crosswalks, bike lanes, landscaped medians and improved pedestrian infrastructure. The fourth corner […]

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GCAC Presents: Harmony on the South Side

Chris Sunami Chris Sunami GCAC Presents: Harmony on the South Side

A video that has received 600,000+ views on YouTube. An opera singer who toured Europe, and sang with symphony orchestras. A vocalist who backed Linda Rondstadt. A guitarist who played with Rahsaan Roland Kirk. A vocalist who opened for Johnny Cash and Parliament Funkadelic. Six states battling head to head in the arts. Ten straight […]

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South Side Gaining 550 New Jobs, New Community Center

Walker Evans Walker Evans South Side Gaining 550 New Jobs, New Community Center

Local leaders gathered this morning at the former Reeb Avenue Elementary School for a groundbreaking event that will see the historic building repurposed into a new community center for the South Side. Located at 280 E. Reeb Avenue, the building will be preserved, transformed and expanded with 18,000 square feet of additional multi-purpose community center […]

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New Plan for Barrett Site in Merion Village Adds Single-Family Houses

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Plan for Barrett Site in Merion Village Adds Single-Family Houses

Homeport’s new plan for the Barrett Middle School site in Merion Village drops the total unit count from 152 to 130, replacing several rows of two- and three-unit condo buildings with 22 single-family homes. The historic school building will still be renovated and turned into apartments, and small apartment buildings are still planned for the […]

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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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