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Restaurant Review: Easy Street Cafe – Bexley Edition

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Easy Street Cafe – Bexley Edition

German Village institution, Easy Street Cafe set up a satellite operation in Bexley that made its debut at the end of 2015 (technically, it’s in the Columbus neighborhood of Eastmoor, but branding itself as the Bexley locale). It’s dark inside the new digs, but not dank. The staff, in the aisle or at the counter […]

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Apartments Proposed for Prominent Corner in Bexley

Brent Warren Brent Warren Apartments Proposed for Prominent Corner in Bexley

A proposal from Schottenstein Property Group would bring 26 apartments to a prominent Bexley corner that has been a grass lot for years. The proposed building, at the northwest corner of Main Street and Parkview Avenue, features four levels of apartments over a one-level parking deck that would be partially below grade. A 3,000 square […]

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Homeport Planning Affordable Housing for Main Street Downtown

Brent Warren Brent Warren Homeport Planning Affordable Housing for Main Street Downtown

Homeport wants to see more affordable housing Downtown, and they think their former office building at 562 East Main Street is a good place to start. The nonprofit housing organization will bring preliminary plans for a 60 unit, five-story apartment building to the Downtown Commission tomorrow. The new building would replace the 10,000 square foot […]

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The Best of Bexley

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Best of Bexley

2015 was a big year for the suburb of Bexley. Many new stores and restaurants opened their doors (and construction began on a major new Giant Eagle grocery store), giving our readers plenty to choose from when asked about their favorite new additions to the city. The number one choice from our readers survey turned […]

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Five-Story Mixed-Use Building Approved Downtown

Walker Evans Walker Evans Five-Story Mixed-Use Building Approved Downtown

The Matan is the latest Downtown development proposal from Lifestyle Communities, which gained approval from the Downtown Commission during this morning’s monthly meeting. LC Director of Development Chase Miller presented the project to the Commission for review, which primarily featured only cosmetic updates from last month’s initial proposal. Members of the Downtown Commission praised the overall design […]

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Downtown Apartment Proposal Adds Units, Reduces Parking

Walker Evans Walker Evans Downtown Apartment Proposal Adds Units, Reduces Parking

The Downtown development proposal announced at 303 South Front Street in October is getting an update. The six story building will lose a floor of parking in favor of adding more apartments, bringing the total to 89. “The architecture is largely unchanged — the mass and scale is basically the same,” said Doug Borror, CEO of […]

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Commission Encouraged by Changes to Main Street Hotel Proposal

Brent Warren Brent Warren Commission Encouraged by Changes to Main Street Hotel Proposal

Representatives of Northstar Realty and Alliance Hospitality were back in front of the Downtown Commission this week to submit a new design for their proposed Home2 Suites extended-stay hotel at 382-404 East Main Street. The commission was not impressed with the initial design of the 100-suite hotel, saying that the windows were too small and […]

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