Parsons Avenue / South Side - News & Updates
February 24, 2013 7:13 pm at 7:13 pm #467564
Work has progressed quickly on the John Maloney Health and Wellness Center on south Parsons:
More photos, here: https://www.columbusunderground.com/construction-roundup-february-2013March 11, 2013 1:36 pm at 1:36 pm #467565
Demolition of Settlement House Leaves Another Empty Lot on South Side
Published on March 11, 2013 8:00 am
By: Brent Warren
City crews have taken down the main structure at 310 E. Innis Ave., where the South Side Settlement House stood for over 30 years. Dave Bush, Columbus assistant finance director, explains that while there is still some work to be done (the ornamental stairwell is to be saved and moved into storage, and the lot will be back-filled and seeded with grass), the main part of the demolition is now complete.
READ MORE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/demolition-of-settlement-house-leaves-another-empty-lot-on-south-side-bw1March 28, 2013 1:51 pm at 1:51 pm #467566
Public Meetings Under Way for Southern Gateway Revitalization Effort
Published on March 28, 2013 6:00 am
By: Brent Warren
Southern Gateway, the public-private partnership first announced by the Mayor in the 2012 State of the City address and officially launched last summer, has started its engagement with the neighborhood. Four public meetings have been held so far, and another two are scheduled: March 28 at the Parsons Avenue Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library from 5-6:30pm; and April 9 at the Reeb Hosack Baptist Church, 258 Hosack Street, from 7-8:30pm.
READ MORE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/public-meetings-under-way-for-southern-gateway-revitilization-effort-bw1October 15, 2013 3:12 pm at 3:12 pm #467567November 6, 2013 7:21 pm at 7:21 pm #467568
Planters Along Parsons Avenue Vandalized
Posted: Nov 05, 2013 11:17 PM EST
By: Mike Bowersock – email
For years, the Plant Pride on Parsons Project has been trying to bring beauty to a neglected area of Columbus by planting flowers in large pots along Parsons Avenue in south Columbus. Recently, vandals have been pulling the flowers out by the roots and throwing them into the street.
READ MORE: http://www.nbc4i.com/story/23888389/planters-on-parsons-vandalizedAugust 19, 2014 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm #1035442
Community Grounds Bringing Coffee Shop to South Side
August 19, 2014 12:06 pm – Walker Evans
New business growth along Parsons Avenue has finally gained the momentum that many South Side neighborhood residents have been craving for years. Joel Cosme Jr is looking to continue that momentum with the opening of Community Grounds, a new coffee shop and gathering place that will be located at 1124 Parsons Avenue, just north of Thurman Avenue.
READ MORE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/community-grounds-bringing-coffee-shop-to-south-sideSeptember 2, 2014 10:25 am at 10:25 am #1038113
New Coffee Shop Looking to Help Rebuild Parson Ave. Community
Updated: Monday, September 1 2014, 11:49 PM EDT
SOUTH COLUMBUS (Ben Garbarek) — A new coffee shop is looking to rebuild its neighborhood one cup at a time. Community Grounds is set to open on Parsons Avenue in a former library building. Its founder said there will be more than coffee on the menu. The shop will offer CPR classes, first aid classes and other things for the community for free.
READ MORE: http://www.myfox28columbus.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/new-coffee-shop-looking-help-rebuild-parson-ave-community-34760.shtml#.VAXSpEvjPwISeptember 3, 2014 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm #1038487
South Side Gaining 550 New Jobs, New Community Center
September 3, 2014 12:48 pm – Walker Evans
Local leaders gathered this morning at the former Reeb Avenue Elementary School for a groundbreaking event that will see the historic building repurposed into a new community center for the South Side. Located at 280 E. Reeb Avenue, the building will be preserved, transformed and expanded with 18,000 square feet of additional multi-purpose community center space.
READ MORE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/south-side-gaining-550-new-jobs-new-community-centerOctober 18, 2014 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm #1046644
Strut the Salon Opens on Parsons Avenue
October 18, 2014 11:58 am – Walker Evans
The new Village Point building on Parsons Avenue has had little trouble attracting new tenants. The Fitness Loft and Alchemy Juice Bar opened earlier this month, a new restaurant concept is in the works, and a hair salon called Strut also opened last week. Strut serves both men and women with hair and nail services, and has a focus on retro styles.
READ MORE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/strut-the-salon-opens-on-parsons-avenueDecember 5, 2014 9:40 am at 9:40 am #1053410
Restaurant Review: Alchemy Juice Bar and Cafe
December 5, 2014 7:10 am – Miriam Bowers Abbott
Some people eat reflexively: if food is appealing, down it goes. Others eat with rules, avoiding substances such as sugar, meat or gluten.
Then there are those for whom food serves a function, it has to be balanced for the right energy or attention levels. It has to provide the right mix of the RDAs in some elaborate equation. For them, eating requires thought — as ingestibles are mentally weighed for potential contributions to holistic health. For them, we have Alchemy.
READ MORE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/restaurant-review-alchemy-juice-bar-and-cafe-ma1March 30, 2015 10:47 am at 10:47 am #1069589
Hirschvogel Automotive Group to Invest $50 Million, Significantly Expand U.S. Presence in Columbus Region
Columbus, OH – In an effort to significantly boost its only U.S. presence, Hirschvogel Automotive Group today announced it will invest more than $50 million to expand its existing Columbus Region facility and purchase new machinery and equipment. The Germany-based company, which is one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers in the area of steel and aluminum forging and machining, also will add 37 new jobs to its roster over the next three years.
“The level of collaboration between the City of Columbus, Columbus 2020 and JobsOhio was a major factor in our decision to continue to invest in the Columbus Region with this latest expansion,” said Witold Salandyk, president and CEO, Hirschvogel Automotive Group. “Access to a well-trained manufacturing talent pool and the proximity to automotive customers have also kept us in Central Ohio.”
The bulk of Hirschvogel Automotive Group’s investment will go toward new machinery and equipment to keep its Columbus Region facility at the forefront of the steel and aluminum forging and machining business. The company also will add 65,000 square feet to its existing location at 2230 S. Third Street on Columbus’ South Side, bringing its total footprint to more than 200,000 square feet.
As part of its investment, the company will retain its 322-employee workforce and add 37 new jobs over the next three years. Hiring for the new jobs, which will all be manufacturing and machining positions, will begin in the fall.
“Yet another major investment on the South Side is a welcome addition and we thank Hirschvogel,” said Mayor Michael B. Coleman. “Foreign-direct investment is important to the Columbus Region’s economic future, and so are more high-quality manufacturing jobs for our residents.”
Hirschvogel Automotive Group has had a presence in Central Ohio since 1988.July 10, 2015 2:35 pm at 2:35 pm #1084465
Partners Lining up Behind South Columbus Fresh Food Campus Idea
July 10, 2015 2:25 pm – Brent Warren
A new production facility for Luna Burger, a hydroponic farm made out of shipping containers, and an edible forest are just three of the concepts being floated by Bob Leighty and a wide range of potential partners hoping to revitalize the southern end of Parsons Avenue.
READ MORE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/partners-lining-up-behind-south-columbus-fresh-food-campus-idea-bw1July 26, 2015 3:59 pm at 3:59 pm #1086686
The land has been cleared. Work on the new library should start soon!
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