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Located four miles west of downtown, the neighborhood is bounded by West Broad Street to the North, Demorest Road to the West, Sullivant Avenue to the South, and Roys Avenue to the East. It became a streetcar suburb in the 1920s and nowadays homes in the area typically cost between $90,000 and $140,000.

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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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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Farmers Markets in Columbus Ohio

Anne Evans Anne Evans Farmers Markets in Columbus Ohio

There are some new Farmers Markets popping up around town, so it’s time for an update on where you can find local, fresh produce and more to stock your pantry and get the bests tastes of the season. Saturday, April 30th is opening weekend for the Clintonville Farmers Market and next Wednesday, May 4th opens […]

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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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TREEmendous Art Installations Bring Magic to Summer

Anne Evans Anne Evans TREEmendous Art Installations Bring Magic to Summer

Fans of last year’s Tiny Doors project will be excited to learn that a whole new world of discovery has come to several of Columbus’ parks this summer. Columbus Recreation and Parks has launched the TREEmendous project, a collaboration with five artists to place treehouses in chosen trees in five city parks. The installations will […]

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Best Cheap Eats of 2014: Dirty Frank’s Hot Dog Palace

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Cheap Eats of 2014: Dirty Frank’s Hot Dog Palace

Ever since we introduced the “Best Cheap Eats” category to our annual reader survey, Dirty Frank’s has continued to take home the crown. 2014 marks five years running that our readers have overwhelmingly picked the hot dog joint as their favorite spot for dining on a low budget. The biggest problem with Dirty Frank’s in […]

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First Look: Dirty Frank’s Westgate

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson First Look: Dirty Frank’s Westgate

The Westgate community welcomed its newest neighbors to town last night with a packed house. Dirty Frank’s Westgate, located at 2836 West Broad Street, officially opened for business yesterday evening, and the event brought most residents and supporters out in droves. The new store is 2,500 square feet, and can easily seat more than twice […]

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