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J. Gumbo's Expanding Their Patio Down Pearl Alley

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    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    J. Gumbo’s, located at the corner of Pearl & Gay recently got their permit approved to expand their patio down Pearl Alley. They’ve got a temporary setup for now and metal railing is being fabricated for a nicer permanent patio setup. Photos below:

    #395841

    It’s good to see positive signs that they are expanding. Another success story for Gay st and Pearl Alley!

    I’ll just +1 to that. lol

    #395842

    Columbusite
    Member

    Nice.

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    JonMyers
    Participant

    I love that alley. One of my favorite spots in Columbus. I wish it got rockin at night.

    #395844
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Sounds like they are slowly working on some facade improvement including newer signage and awnings and whatnot. Should be looking nicer and nicer as they continue to upgrade.

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    johnwashere
    Participant

    Excellent. I like J Gumbos a lot :) I agree, Pearl Alley is nice setup and its close to my office!

    #395846

    lisathewaitress
    Participant

    JonMyers wrote >>
    I love that alley. One of my favorite spots in Columbus. I wish it got rockin at night.

    +1

    #395847

    Great people and a great place. So glad the patio expansion is coming to fruition. Grow Gay & Peral, grow!

    #395848
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    JonMyers wrote >>
    I love that alley. One of my favorite spots in Columbus. I wish it got rockin at night.

    Step 1. Give El Arepazo & J. Gumbo’s Liquor Licenses.
    Step 2. Upgrade Patio at Ringside.
    Step 3. Overhaul the Thai place in Lynn Alley and redo their patio space.
    Step 4. Add a permanent live music stage near Rhodes Tower.

    Step 5. Profit? ;)

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    MichaelC
    MichaelC
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    Step 4. Add a permanent live music stage near Rhodes Tower.

    Is this in the cards? Because that would be tremendous.

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    JonMyers
    Participant

    Sounds like a plan Walker.

    #395851
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    MichaelC wrote >>


    Step 4. Add a permanent live music stage near Rhodes Tower.

    Is this in the cards? Because that would be tremendous.

    Not that I’m aware of. There are temporary stages set up for special events, but it would be great to have a small stage that could host smaller bands, djs, and other performers during just about every weeknight.

    I also forgot… the alleys need more decorative lighting for night time. Even if it’s just a matter of stringing white Christmas lights overhead, I think it would go a long way to add some nighttime aesthetic.

    #395852

    Urbanboi
    Member

    Lets work on getting our downtown streets rockin before we start on the alley ways.

    #395853

    Urbanboi wrote >>
    Lets work on getting our downtown streets rockin before we start on the alley ways.

    I’d say our Pearl Alley is keeping some of our streets rocking (tentatively). Pearl and Lynn Alleys seemed to have kept High St, Gay, and Broad pretty rockin, it was very vibrant yesterday from 11a until 3. We do need more after 5 things. We need more clothing and retail to hold people around or create a destination between 5 and 10p, before people head over to Park street. I really like the permanent stage for artists Walker.

    #395854

    tudor1610
    Member

    There was a time not long ago when there was live music in the alley every Thurs evening. I would go there with friends. Everyone loved the vibe. It would be great if there was a permanent stage for free live music regularly Thurs through Saturday. Including the decorative lighting Walker suggested. My friends and I would love to chill on one of the patios, have martinis, or a beer (or both) and enjoy great music and check out the crowd.

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