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Dirty Frank’s Closing Westgate Location

Walker Evans Walker Evans Dirty Frank’s Closing Westgate Location

After three and a half years in business, the Dirty Frank’s West on West Broad Street is closing its doors. The business closed abruptly last Thursday for maintenance, and is scheduled to reopen on Tuesday, but will be closing for good at 11pm on Saturday, November 4th. “Being closed the past few days has allowed […]

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Westland Mall Headed to 100% Vacancy with Closure of Sears

Walker Evans Walker Evans Westland Mall Headed to 100% Vacancy with Closure of Sears

The long-neglected Westland Mall will officially be empty this fall as the final tenant shutters its doors. Sears announced its latest round of 72 store closures yesterday, which includes its Westland Mall and Eastland Mall locations. The Westland Mall property has been discussed many times as a possible site for a catalytic development project that could […]

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Frustration Grows at Lack of Progress on Westland Mall Site

Brent Warren Brent Warren Frustration Grows at Lack of Progress on Westland Mall Site

Frustration is growing on the West Side as the another year passes with no movement on the Westland Mall site. Although it looked like demolition of the mall was imminent last December — when Franklin Township officials cited the property’s owner for a series of code violations — those issues were resolved a short time later and the mall […]

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Opinion: A Call for Simple Solutions to Local Challenges

John Rush John Rush Opinion: A Call for Simple Solutions to Local Challenges

The fire at Dick Cold Storage on August 19th continues to plague Columbus’ West Side. While Franklin Township first responders and City of Columbus personnel did a great job containing the fire and protecting the community immediately after, bureaucracy has stained the cleanup process. Dick Cold Storage has been an anchor in my community for four […]

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Treat to Try: Raspados

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Raspados

Last summer was the summer of paletas: Mexican popsicles in a bevy of flavors that ranged from cactus to avocado. This summer? This summer has been the summer of raspados; Mexican snow cones found with help of a reader tip. Raspados are evidently nothing new. They’ve been a staple at Raspados Y Nieves La Laguna […]

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Bargain Hunt Opening Store on West Side of Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Bargain Hunt Opening Store on West Side of Columbus

Tennessee-based retailer Bargain Hunt is entering the Central Ohio market this fall with two new stores that are opening next month. The first will launch on Friday, September 9th at 3574 Soldano Boulevard on the west side of Columbus, while the second will open on Friday, September 30th in Heath. The stores are both approximately 20,000 square […]

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Demolition Likely for Westland Mall — But What Comes Next?

Walker Evans Walker Evans Demolition Likely for Westland Mall — But What Comes Next?

The formerly iconic Westland Mall may soon be no more. Officials from Franklin Township are currently discussing options with mall owners Plaza Properties, and all signs are pointing toward the eventual demolition of the building. Local retail strategist Chris Boring, owner of Boulevard Strategies, says that while expensive, demolition is likely the best course of action. He’s […]

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