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German Village

Located just south of downtown Columbus, this historic neighborhood was settled by a large number of German immigrants in the mid-1800s. Today, German Village has a single zoned commercial strip along Livingston Avenue; it’s mostly a residential neighborhood of red-brick homes with wrought iron fences along tree-lined, brick streets.

German Village Featured in New York Post

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A new travel article in the New York Post shines a spotlight on German Village, proclaiming that it “might just be the happiest place in the Buckeye State”. The article specifically mentions Yosick’s Artisan Chocolates, Schmidt’s Fudge Haus, The German Village Art League, Schiller Park and more. Overall, a pretty nice review of the neighborhood, […]


City Officials Consider Parking Meter Rate Increase

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An article in today’s Dispatch is reporting that some city officials are considering a 50% rate hike to parking meters throughout Downtown, the Short North, the Arena District, German Village and other urban neighborhoods. The increase is estimated to bring in an additional $1.5 million in revenue. This news comes just three weeks after parking […]


“Skillet” Opens Today in old Banana Bean Location

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The original Banana Bean location on Whittier Avenue has had their windows papered up and business closed recently, with a bit of a secretive air as to what was going on inside. Today, Angie Caskey, one of the owners of the Banana Bean Cafe, along with her son and husband are relaunching the space with […]


Katzinger’s Delicatessen Celebrates 25 Years

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Throughout the month of October, Katzinger’s Delicatessen will be celebrating a quarter century of serving sandwiches in German Village. A variety of special events will be held to mark the occasion, including wine and food tastings, a community open house, and a birthday cake giveaway day. The original 32-seat Katzinger’s Deli was opened in 1984 […]


The Brown Bag Deli Now Serving Ice Cream

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The Brown Bag Deli in German Village recently expanded into their next-door space that formerly housed Bakery Gingham and is now using it as an ice cream shop. “We heard from our customers that there is really no convenient place to walk and have ice cream,” said store owner Molly Pesich. “So, we are trying […]


Oktoberfest Cancelled by GVS for 2009

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The rumor mill is buzzing this morning with unconfirmed news that Oktoberfest has been cancelled for 2009. If it turns out to be true, it should come as no surprise, as the changes to the event location and structure have caused a lot of turmoil between German Village residents, the German Village Society, and new […]


Columbus Mega Summer Weekend 2009 – Vol. 6

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Plenty of things to do this weekend, but the big event at the top of everyone’s list is Comfest which kicks off at noon today and runs through Sunday night. The lineup of bands can be found here, and some additional discussion about this year’s ramped up no-BYOB policy can be found here. If Comfest […]


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