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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.

Red Brick Inn Getting Upgrades from New Owners

Walker Evans Walker Evans Red Brick Inn Getting Upgrades from New Owners

Once upon a time, Columbus was home to a Piggly Wiggly grocery store on the city’s south side in the area now known as Merion Village. The grocery store is long gone, but the Red Brick Inn has continued to serve residents from the same location. Red Brick is a quiet neighborhood bar that has […]


Shop Talk: Keens Furniture Loft

Melanie McIntyre Melanie McIntyre Shop Talk: Keens Furniture Loft

A new furniture resale shop has taken up residence in Merion Village. In business since April 14, Keens Furniture Loft occupies the first floor of an 8,500-square-foot former brewery at 1795 S. High St. In addition to gently used furniture, the shop carries antiques and home décor items. “I have been an artist my whole life, […]


Review: Explorers Club Brunch

 Morgan Kelley Review: Explorers Club Brunch

Another week, another restaurant review from the Columbus Underground list of “Best New Restaurants of 2011”. Explorers Club landed in second place on our list, showcasing a very strong fan base for a restaurant that has only been open since October. And rightfully so. Chef Ricky Barnes makes up half of the team at Explorers […]


Hal & Al’s Opens for Weekend Lunch

Walker Evans Walker Evans Hal & Al’s Opens for Weekend Lunch

Hal & Al’s, the favorite child of the South Side bar scene, announced today that they are now open for lunch on Saturdays and Sundays. Their menu includes everything from brats to burritos, and also features a lot of vegan and vegetarian options including Luna Burgers, vegan pizza and fried avocados. They’re also offering carryout […]


Columbus Mega Summer Weekend 2011 – Vol. 8

Anne Evans Anne Evans Columbus Mega Summer Weekend 2011 – Vol. 8

What will you be doing this hot and steamy weekend? Tonight is the Grand Opening of the Scioto Mile. The opening fountain show starts at 6pm and the evening show is at 9:45pm. Milestone 229 will also be open. After checking out the new park, stroll on over to Columbus Commons for Downtown Live. The […]


Neighborhood Gateways Proposed for Merion Village

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Last night, the Merion Village Association hosted a special meeting to unveil the details of a new Gateway Signage and Streetscape Beautification Plan. Community input was sought for the plan, which was put together by the Neighborhood Design Center over the past year at the request of the Merion Village Association. “This is an idea […]


Merion Village Garden Tour Takes Place Today

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The 11th Annual Merion Village Garden Tour takes place today from 10am through 4pm. Additionally, 2010 marks the 25th Anniversary of the Merion Village Association, which produces the event and contributes a variety of other services and events to this south side neighborhood. The 10 gardens featured on this year’s tour range from the large, […]

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