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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.

120 Units of Affordable Housing Planned for Vacant Lots on South Side

Brent Warren Brent Warren 120 Units of Affordable Housing Planned for Vacant Lots on South Side

Plans are moving forward to bring over 120 units of affordable housing to two city-owned vacant lots on the South Side. Community Housing Network (CHN) wants to build a 62-unit, three-story building at the corner of Washington and Barthman avenues, just west of the Maloney Health Center on Parsons Avenue. The building would house formerly […]

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Vacant City Land to be Filled with Fruit Orchards

Brent Warren Brent Warren Vacant City Land to be Filled with Fruit Orchards

The Wexner Center for the Arts is partnering with local neighborhood organizations and two Los Angeles-based artists to bring a novel idea for developing vacant lots to Weinland Park and the South Side. Two “fruit parks,” featuring a carefully-curated selection of fruit-bearing trees and bushes, will be designed and planted by the artists and a […]

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Columbus Law Enforcement Now Carrying OD Reversal Drug

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Columbus Law Enforcement Now Carrying OD Reversal Drug

With heroin and related drug overdoses on the rise nationwide, Columbus law enforcement is now carrying doses of Narcan, an OD reversal drug, in precincts that have had the highest number of OD deaths. “We can and should continue to rely on EMS to respond to overdoses,” said advocate Heidi Riggs, whose daughter died of […]

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Restaurant Review: Roots Cafe

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Roots Cafe

You don’t have to buy into Roots Cafe’s mission, in order to appreciate the food. That said, an evaluation of the edibles alone offers only a tiny window into what it’s all about. Roots Cafe was developed with the Mid-Ohio Food Bank inside Reeb Avenue Center on the South side. The center is in an […]

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Treat to Try: Gluten-Free Twinkies from Bake Me Happy

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Gluten-Free Twinkies from Bake Me Happy

Twinkies and Oatmeal Pies; they’re not all bad. Sure, the sanctimonious are endlessly horrified at anyone’s professed love for the packaged, processed treats. That’s all the more reason to love Hostess and Little Debbie. How about this, then? You can score a gluten-free, cream-filled, tube-shaped pastry sponge cake that’s locally made here in Columbus. Look […]

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Construction Roundup: The Barrett

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: The Barrett

When we checked in with The Barrett development in Merion Village last summer, Columbus Underground was given a guided hard-hat tour of the inside of the historic Barrett Middle School building. Renovations of the building had just begun, and the transformation into apartments was under way. An exterior tour of the site last week reveals […]

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Panera to Open Location in New Children’s Hospital Building

Walker Evans Walker Evans Panera to Open Location in New Children’s Hospital Building

Shortly after employees begin moving into the new Nationwide Children’s Hospital Faculty Office Building this summer, they’ll soon get a new place nearby to grab meals and coffee. The first retail tenant has been announced for the ground floor of the building: a Panera Bread location, owned by local franchise operator Covelli Enterprises. “The Panera […]

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