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Franklin Park

The Franklin Park neighborhood lies to the south and west of Franklin Park itself, located on the Near East Side between Olde Towne East and Bexley. This historic area is beautiful homes lining the park itself, as well as major streets such as Bryden and Oak. More information can be found online at www.franklinparkassociation.org.

36-Unit Apartment Community The Jacqueline Opens on Near East Side

Walker Evans Walker Evans 36-Unit Apartment Community The Jacqueline Opens on Near East Side

On a quiet stretch of Oak Street in the Franklin Park neighborhood (just outside the official border of Olde Towne East) is a new apartment development that just wrapped up construction. Known as “The Jacqueline,” the 36-unit, two-building development at 1305 Oak St. is the first urban project from local developer Wilcox Communities, which has […]

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Restaurant Review: Addella’s on Oak

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Addella’s on Oak

Addella’s on Oak is a second act of sorts from Angry Baker. The latter closed the doors on its original location back in 2019, after a decade in the business of creating epic cinnamon rolls, pastries, and sandwiches. When the Baker first debuted, it was part of a pioneering eatery initiative on Oak Street. Addella’s marks a […]

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Mansion, Car Dealership Both Land Historic Tax Credits

Brent Warren Brent Warren Mansion, Car Dealership Both Land Historic Tax Credits

Plans to renovate a Frank Packard-designed mansion in Marble Cliff and a historic car dealership on the Near East Side both got a significant boost today. The projects were the only two from Central Ohio to be awarded Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits from the Ohio Development Services Agency. The tax credits, which are awarded […]

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Hard Hat Tour: Trolley District Taking Shape Near Franklin Park

Brent Warren Brent Warren Hard Hat Tour: Trolley District Taking Shape Near Franklin Park

Workers are busy transforming the collection of historic buildings at the northeast corner of Oak Street and Kelton Avenue into a food and entertainment destination. New floors and structural supports are in the process of being installed, ceilings are being repaired on buildings that have been open to the weather for decades, and bricks from […]

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The Pandemic Hasn’t Stopped these 10 Restaurants from Opening Their Doors

Susan Post Susan Post The Pandemic Hasn’t Stopped these 10 Restaurants from Opening Their Doors

Running a restaurant is tough, but throw in a global pandemic… While it’s not the environment many of the restaurants below expected for their opening months, these Central Ohio eateries have forged ahead in bringing their menus to the masses. From fast-casual to neighborhood haunts and sit-down dining, there’s a little bit of everything for […]

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Chihuly: Celebrating Nature

Anne Evans Anne Evans Chihuly: Celebrating Nature

Beginning June 1, Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens will be awash in vibrant color as Chihuly: Celebrating Nature, presented by Nationwide and Davis Foundation, takes visitors on a journey through the breathtaking work of artist Dale Chihuly. The exhibition will present the Conservatory’s own collection of the artist’s work in full, along with temporary […]

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Chihuly: Celebrating Nature

Anne Evans Anne Evans Chihuly: Celebrating Nature

Beginning June 1, Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens will be awash in vibrant color as Chihuly: Celebrating Nature, presented by Nationwide and Davis Foundation, takes visitors on a journey through the breathtaking work of artist Dale Chihuly. The exhibition will present the Conservatory’s own collection of the artist’s work in full, along with temporary […]

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