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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.

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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First Look: Mid City Garage

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: Mid City Garage

New Merion Village restaurant Mid City Garage has softly opened over the past several weeks, testing out recipes, opening up to neighbors and now offering full service dining with social distancing guidelines. You can learn more about the new restaurant at 1179 Jaeger Street (just south of Thurman) in our feature from April, or check […]

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Mid City Garage Ready to Open in Merion Village

Susan Post Susan Post Mid City Garage Ready to Open in Merion Village

Here’s something to look forward to once restaurants resume dine-in operations: Mid City Garage will open its doors in Merion Village at 1179 Jaeger St. It’s another spot in an expanding empire for George Tanchevski, who owns Local Cantina, as well as The Rossi and Local Bar in Short North, Old Skool and SIP Local […]

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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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