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A suburb of southeast Columbus, Whitehall was incorporated in 1947− the same year, Town & Country, the nation’s first regional shopping center, opened there. After World War II, the demand for housing by returning veterans gave rise to residential construction that still appeals to young families.

Restaurant Review: Daft Burger

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Daft Burger

Daft Burger is in Whitehall, and it sells burgers with topping options that include dates, gorgonzola cheese and sriracha sauce. That was the extent of the personal expectations for the joint. So, it came as a shock when Daft Burger inspired crazy, down-home love. First of all, in spite of the odd topping offerings, Daft […]


Whitehall Neighborhood Investment Celebrated

Walker Evans Walker Evans Whitehall Neighborhood Investment Celebrated

Local civic leaders gathered in Whitehall today to celebrate the ripple effect of over $2.1 million in federal neighborhood stabilization and community development funds in the City of Whitehall. Since 2009, Franklin County has directed funding through the federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) to projects in Whitehall that has let to new affordable housing and […]

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At Home: In Whitehall

Anne Evans Anne Evans

Dustin and Afton Holfinger had been searching the Near East and East Side of Columbus for nearly a year for their new home. Then they decided to expand their search to Whitehall. It was a neighborhood that they really hadn’t considered before or knew much about. “The thing about the house that really attracted us […]


Baja Sol Launches Baja Joe’s Concept in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Last summer, Baja Sol set up shop in Columbus with three locations, two of which took over former Don Pablo’s restaurant spaces. On September 7th, the Minneapolis-based company will use Columbus as the launching ground of a new concept restaurant called Baja Joe’s, which will serve a mix of Mexican and American cuisine in the […]


Whitehall looking for new ways to make a comeback

Walker Evans Walker Evans

From The Dispatch: Whitehall just wants a little respect back By Elizabeth Gibson Whitehall city officials have tried before to recapture a glimmer of a bygone era, including launching a marketing campaign that never completely took off for the city’s golden anniversary in 1997. They gathered again last week to consider how to improve the […]


Review: Robin’s Italian Cafe

columbusfoodie columbusfoodie Review: Robin’s Italian Cafe

I think we stumbled upon Robin’s Italian Cafe by accident a few years ago. It was right after Robin had taken over Butch’s, a restaurant she had worked at since she was a teenager. We were enchanted immediately. You won’t find ground-breaking cuisine at Robin’s – this is more a type of place you go […]


City of Columbus To Study Developing Airport Area

Walker Evans Walker Evans City of Columbus To Study Developing Airport Area

NBC4i.com wrote City To Study Developing Airport Area Thursday, Oct 30, 2008 By Denise Yost The City of Columbus will receive $50,000 to study the development of an airport development corporation, according to the city’s Development Department. The money will go toward determining the best way to attract business to the area around the airport […]


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