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Founded in 1797, making it one of the oldest communities in Central Ohio, Franklinton is located immediately west of downtown Columbus. Since a floodwall was erected there in 2003, redevelopment efforts have included more than 40 residential projects, a new firehouse, two new schools, and a new residential dormitory at Mount Carmel Medical Center West.

New Plan Floated for River & Rich Phase Two

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Plan Floated for River & Rich Phase Two

A new plan for the second phase of the River & Rich development in Franklinton has been making its way through the approval process. The East Franklinton Review Board will weigh in on the latest iteration of the proposal at its meeting on September 22. Although an earlier plan called for a 12-story building, a […]

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Bites & Sips: Josie’s Comeback, New Restaurants Downtown, More Openings, More Closings

Susan Post Susan Post Bites & Sips: Josie’s Comeback, New Restaurants Downtown, More Openings, More Closings

A neighborhood favorite is staging a comeback mere feet from its original location. There have been some hellos and (temporary) goodbyes on the Downtown dining scene. Openings continue to roll while closings trickle in. Get the latest updates in the world of Central Ohio dining in Bites & Sips. Village Taco Plans to Close Village […]

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Photos: Wild Goose Creative Grand Opening in Franklinton

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Photos: Wild Goose Creative Grand Opening in Franklinton

Wild Goose Creative opens its Franklinton space, 188 McDowell St., on Friday, July 9, with the opening reception of “halfway there,” featuring artists Dana Lynn Harper and Lucie Shearer. Lydia Simon, executive director of Wild Goose, has said the new space allows for more foot traffic during gallery nights and gives the creative organization more […]

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Giant Slingshot Sculpture in Franklinton Gets Approval

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Giant Slingshot Sculpture in Franklinton Gets Approval

A “not slingable” slingshot will soon be the latest eye-catching art piece to hit Franklinton. Designed by Franklinton resident and artist Andrew Lundberg with Lundberg Industrial Arts, LLC, the approximately 20-foot sculpture will be a towering statue and potential tourist attraction set among CASTO’s River & Rich development. Lundberg, who does corporate signage and furniture […]

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Wild Goose Arts Incubator Program Coincides with Franklinton Opening

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Wild Goose Arts Incubator Program Coincides with Franklinton Opening

Applications for Wild Goose Creative’s Community Arts Incubator program is closing on June 30. The organization is still looking for creative mentors and mentees to participate in the pilot program. The incubator, funded by CoverMyMeds, seeks to provide mentorship opportunities to emerging creatives in Columbus, by pairing mentors with mentees in the visual arts, literary […]

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Arts Preview: OBLSK and Motherful’s ‘M O T H E R’

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Arts Preview: OBLSK and Motherful’s ‘M O T H E R’

Creative marketing agency and interactive multimedia arts group OBLSK is creating a one-night-only moving arts experience with a nonprofit focused on single mothers. M O T H E R will be an experiential, walkthrough performance and installation that highlights the fears, joy and experience of mothers of all kinds. Performance, sculpture and projection will be […]

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Construction Roundup: Downtown, Franklinton & Beyond

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: Downtown, Franklinton & Beyond

No matter what neighborhood or suburb you visit in Columbus, you’re likely to find plenty of construction right now. New apartment buildings, offices and always plenty of highway construction. In this new installment of our Construction Roundup series we take a look at some of the major projects under construction throughout Downtown Columbus, The Arena […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

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