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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.

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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JSDelia Investing in Redevelopment and Neighborhood Pride on the South Side

Walker Evans Walker Evans JSDelia Investing in Redevelopment and Neighborhood Pride on the South Side

Community Gardens. Wallscape murals. Historic home renovations. John Delia has got his hands full. This Long Island native moved to Columbus four years ago and has completely immersed himself in the community, and his company JSDelia is working hard on making a positive transformation in long-neglected neighborhoods. We recently spoke with John for a Q&A […]

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Hal & Al’s Opens for Weekend Lunch

Walker Evans Walker Evans Hal & Al’s Opens for Weekend Lunch

Hal & Al’s, the favorite child of the South Side bar scene, announced today that they are now open for lunch on Saturdays and Sundays. Their menu includes everything from brats to burritos, and also features a lot of vegan and vegetarian options including Luna Burgers, vegan pizza and fried avocados. They’re also offering carryout […]

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Cloak & Dagger Dinner Theatre Now Performing at Shanes Gourmet

Walker Evans Walker Evans Cloak & Dagger Dinner Theatre Now Performing at Shanes Gourmet

The Cloak & Dagger Dinner Theatre is moving their production across German Village from the Columbus Maennerchor to Shanes Gourmet on Livingston Avenue (which is technically located within the Schumacher Place neighborhood). Starting this weekend, Cloak & Dagger will be hosting shows in the event space every Friday and Saturday evening starting at 6pm. The […]

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Bowling Legend Renovates South Side Venue

Walker Evans Walker Evans Bowling Legend Renovates South Side Venue

Rainbow Lanes was a south side staple, and locals worried about the new ownership can rest easy knowing that it’s in the hands of a professional. The 48-lane bowling center was recently relaunched as Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl, named after co-owner and Professional Bowlers Association Champion, Wayne Webb. “Wayne is a PBA legend and Hall of Famer,” says his […]

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Breakfast Review: Dan’s Drive-In

 Nick Dekker Breakfast Review: Dan’s Drive-In

Looking for a Saturday breakfast spot? From Breakfast with Nick: Dan’s has long been on my to-visit list of Columbus diners. I remember doing a double-take years ago when I drove past it on South High Street. “Wait, there’s a diner there?” I said as I blazed by. Walking into Dan’s is taking a step […]

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