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East Columbus Gets City’s First Black-Owned Grocery in Over a Decade

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman East Columbus Gets City’s First Black-Owned Grocery in Over a Decade

After a summer of social unrest and revitalized calls to Buy Black, community members began to request something missing from the local business community — a Black-owned grocery store. It’s reportedly the first Black-owned grocery store in Columbus since the Mt. Vernon Plaza Supermarket, managed by Rick Singletary, and the Carl Brown IGA, the latter […]

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Renderings for 4th and 5th Development Revealed

Brent Warren Brent Warren Renderings for 4th and 5th Development Revealed

The housing committee of the Weinland Park Community Civic Association has given the go-ahead to a 315-unit development at the northeast corner of East Fifth Avenue and North Fourth Street. Renderings of the project that were shared with the committee show commercial space along Fifth Avenue featuring large windows and room for outdoor seating. The […]

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New Six-Story Building Proposed in Weinland Park

Walker Evans Walker Evans New Six-Story Building Proposed in Weinland Park

A proposal to construct a new six-story building at 266-300 East Fifth Avenue will go before the Weinland Park Civic Association for review next Tuesday. The project — applied for by Columbus-based Marker Development — is the second new building proposed for this immediate stretch of Fifth Avenue, located next door to the long vacant corner of […]

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New Owner Moving Forward with Italian Village Project

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Owner Moving Forward with Italian Village Project

A plan to build a 14-unit residential development at the southwest corner of East Fifth Avenue and North Fourth Street is moving forward. A new ownership team brought the project back to the Italian Village Commission last month with some minor tweaks to the design. Those changes were approved, and construction on the project is […]

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Del Baggio Pizzeria Now Open in Italian Village

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Del Baggio Pizzeria Now Open in Italian Village

East Fifth Avenue welcomed another business in September. Del Baggio, offering pizza, wings, gyros and other items, opened across from M.I.A. Hookah Cafe, giving hookah smokers and tea drinkers a convenient late night food option. Tarik Ezzini, owner of both establishments, said the pizzeria has proven to be a necessity in the neighborhood in just […]

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Boutique Plant Shop Opens in Italian Village

Lauren Verhage Lauren Verhage Boutique Plant Shop Opens in Italian Village

After opening up the doors to STUMP in early September, Emily Brown and Brian Kellett have been busy educating plant shoppers on how to care for the plants that best fit their lifestyle. STUMP is a new retail store located at 305 East Fifth Avenue on the northern edge of Italian Village, and it offers […]

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Gotcha Gachapon Relocates Japanese Arcade to Larger Space

Lauren Verhage Lauren Verhage Gotcha Gachapon Relocates Japanese Arcade to Larger Space

Gotcha Gachapon opened their doors in the Short North last October, but this October they’re calling a different space their new home. The Japanese arcade has made its way to a larger location at 195 East Fifth Avenue with a mass variety of games, and even a store that offers collectables and other fun merchandise. What […]

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