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King-Lincoln District

Home to the historic Lincoln Theater and the King Arts Complex, this near east side neighborhood was the heart of an affluent African-American business and entertainment district in the 1930s and ‘40s. However, desegregation and public policy encouraged middle class flight and the area’s population decreased drastically. Since 2001, Mayor Michael Coleman and the city of Columbus have been dedicated to its redevelopment and revitalization.

More Long Street Corridor Improvement Coming

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Columbus Homes Blog wrote More Long Street Corridor Improvement Coming February 3rd, 2008 This recently vacant apartment building at the corner of 17th and Long just began a major rehab. The building has been owned, for nearly four years now, by the city of Columbus and was part of the city’s land bank program. Official […]

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Columbus Alive: Say buy-buy

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The Alive wrote Say buy-buy By John Ross January 31, 2008 For years, Walker and Anne Evans had rented an apartment in German Village, but the young couple recently started yearning for improvements most renters weren’t allowed to do themselves. They wanted to paint walls, maybe build a porch and enjoy a backyard. Itching to […]

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Urban-Spirit Coffee Shop opens soon in King Lincoln

 

Press Release wrote Urban-Spirit Coffee Shop opening soon in the King Lincoln District January 17, 2008 Now residents on the Near East Side will not have to travel so far for a gourmet cup of coffee! Nestled in what is known as Columbus’ Cradle of Jazz, Urban-Spirit Coffee Shop, Ltd is a coffee shop and […]

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The Lincoln Theater is Really getting some work done

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columbushomesblog.com wrote The Lincoln Theater is Really getting some work done November 30th, 2007 While not a whole lot seems to be going on inside the theater, there is a whole lot going on outside. Today there must have been 6 giant city trucks all around the perimeter and up and down Long Street and […]

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King Lincoln attracts public, private interest

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Business First wrote King Lincoln attracts public, private interest Friday, October 5, 2007 by Jeff Bell John Waddy Jr.’s friends call him the “Mayor of Long Street,” and the Columbus attorney doesn’t shirk from the responsibility that comes with an honorary title like that. That includes cheering on redevelopment efforts in the King Lincoln Arts […]

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Love of history drives King Lincoln restoration

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Business First wrote Love of history drives area restoration Friday, October 5, 2007 by Jeff Bell Pete Loscocco enjoys the sense of history he experiences every time he walks into the Alpha Building at the corner of Long and 17th streets in the King Lincoln Arts & Entertainment District. He said that feeling is a […]

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King-Lincoln condo construction to start soon

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The Columbus Dispatch wrote King-Lincoln condo construction to start soon Wednesday, September 5, 2007 By Mark Ferenchik It was once the site of a crime-ridden public-housing complex, and now is a vacant field. But city leaders believe there is a market for 28 new condominiums in the King-Lincoln neighborhood on the Near East Side. The […]

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