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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.

Southern Gateway Initiative Launched to Benefit South Side Neighborhoods

Walker Evans Walker Evans Southern Gateway Initiative Launched to Benefit South Side Neighborhoods

This morning, a group of city and community leaders announced the launch of the Southern Gateway Initiative, designed to improve the quality of life for the South Side of Columbus. The initiative includes new housing, health and wellness facilities, and upgraded neighborhood infrastructure. Additionally, the former Reeb Elementary School, located at 280 East Reeb Avenue, was […]

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Community garden project helping to revitalize South Side

Anne Evans Anne Evans Community garden project helping to revitalize South Side

The houses that line the streets in the South Side’s community near Lincoln Park show the hard times that have fallen on the area. It’s not hard to find a vacant home with broken or boarded up windows or overgrown lawns. The median house price is only $32,500, which is better than where the prices […]

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Sneak Preview: The New & Improved Scioto Downs

Walker Evans Walker Evans Sneak Preview: The New & Improved Scioto Downs

Scioto Downs will be reopening their doors this Friday, June 1st at 2pm with some noteworthy upgrades to this horse racing destination. New ownership at MTR Gaming Group are completing the installation of 1,800 new video lottery terminals (slot machines), two restaurants and multiple bars. Once open, the venue will operate 24 hours a day, […]

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At Home (April Fools Edition): The serene quiet of Columbus’ south side

Anne Evans Anne Evans At Home (April Fools Edition): The serene quiet of Columbus’ south side

One of the most famed celebrities from Columbus during his time, Howard Thurston was a magician who earned the status of one of the world’s greatest. His act, “The Wonder Show of the Universe,” became an institution in America for close to thirty years. If you went to see his show, you not only saw […]

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State of the City 2012: South Side Renewal, Fighting Blight, and Swagger

Walker Evans Walker Evans State of the City 2012: South Side Renewal, Fighting Blight, and Swagger

The annual State of the City Address provides citizens with an update on what has been accomplished over the course of the past year, and sets the tone for projects that will be focused upon for the upcoming year. Tonight’s event may have been short on grand announcements, but was sprinkled with many smaller milestones […]

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Review: Dan’s Drive-In

Morgan Kelley Morgan Kelley Review: Dan’s Drive-In

Ah, the classic American Drive-In. All of the nostalgia of the 1950s, with a menu that has no need for updates in the past half century. Dan’s Drive-In meets us halfway there, with a solid diner menu and plenty of classic car and rock and roll memorabilia, but without the traditional car-side drive-in service. Dan’s […]

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Schumacher Place Featured in The Dispatch

Walker Evans Walker Evans Schumacher Place Featured in The Dispatch

The “Where we Live” series continues in The Dispatch with a profile on Schumacher Place. Located adjacent to German Village, this South Side neighborhood offers historic housing options that are similar to what can be found in its better known counterpart, with many of the same walkable amenities to boot. The full article can be […]

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