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Merion Village

Located in south Columbus near German Village, the neighborhood is named for Nathaniel Merion, who settled there in 1809. German, Irish, Italian, and Hungarian immigrants flocked to the area during the mid-19th century. Merion Village is home to eight churches, including St. Leo’s, which opened a free parochial school that didn’t charge tuition until the early 1970s.

Development Roundup: OSU Update, Worthington Proposal and More

Brent Warren Brent Warren Development Roundup: OSU Update, Worthington Proposal and More

The latest installment of our ongoing Development Roundup series features news from Clintonville, Downtown, Worthington, Linden and more. Read on for an assortment of project updates, new proposals and other nuggets from the world of Columbus development: A groundbreaking ceremony was held earlier this month for the latest new building on Ohio State University’s west campus. The […]

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Scaled-Down Merion Village Project Lands Approval

Brent Warren Brent Warren Scaled-Down Merion Village Project Lands Approval

A plan to build a three-story townhouse development in Merion Village got a vote of approval from the Development Commission last week. The project, from Kreais Companies, will bring 20 units supported by 27 garage parking spaces to 359 Frebis Ave. The 0.65-acre site had been used as an overflow parking lot for the nearby […]

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Geordie’s to Close at the End of the Month

Susan Post Susan Post Geordie’s to Close at the End of the Month

After a two-year run, Geordie’s Restaurant will say goodbye to Merion Village by the end of the month. The English pub, located at 1586 S. High St., announced its imminent closure on social media. “Due to changes intended for the space we occupy in Merion Village and the ongoing industry-wide staff shortages, we have made […]

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Bites & Sips: Reopenings, Service Grants, Ice Cream, Pizza, Beer Collabs & More

Susan Post Susan Post Bites & Sips: Reopenings, Service Grants, Ice Cream, Pizza, Beer Collabs & More

There’s much to catch up on in the world of drinking and dining in Central Ohio. As things churn back to life, bars and restaurants are reopening, menus are expanding and there’s some special beer to drink. Plus, Service has reopened its grants for service industry workers and you can help raise more grant dollars! […]

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Stand-Alone Giant Eagle Pharmacy Planned for South Side

Brent Warren Brent Warren Stand-Alone Giant Eagle Pharmacy Planned for South Side

Giant Eagle will be bringing a stand-alone pharmacy to the former Buckeye Food Market building at 1380 S. Fourth St. The company said in a statement that the new store would open “in the coming months,” and that until that time customers could continue to pick up and drop off prescriptions at 280 E. Whittier […]

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Tea & Books Focus of New Merion Village Shop

Susan Post Susan Post Tea & Books Focus of New Merion Village Shop

Part tea shop, part bookstore, Austen & Company has opened its doors at 1530 S. High St. in Merion Village. The family-run business is helmed by creator Kay Austen Johnson, daughter Alicia Zimmey, son A.J. Willey and son-in-law Leighton Zimmey. “Upon leaving my job as a business manager in 2016, I found myself at a […]

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Bake Me Happy Adds Gluten-Free Grocery

Susan Post Susan Post Bake Me Happy Adds Gluten-Free Grocery

Gluten-free pretzel rods! Gluten-free pasta! Gluten-free seltzers and wines! Bake Me Happy has turned the seating area from their Merion Village coffee shop and bakery into the gluten-free bodega of their dreams. Adding a grocery component wasn’t necessarily on the radar for Bake Me Happy, but then 2020 happened. Co-Owner Letha Pugh says the bakery […]

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