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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.

Homeport Looking for Input on Barrett Project in Merion Village

Brent Warren Brent Warren Homeport Looking for Input on Barrett Project in Merion Village

Homeport, the community development organization behind projects like NoBo on Long and the new homes in American Addition, is looking for input and ideas for their latest project; the redevelopment of Barrett Middle School in Merion Village. A community meeting is scheduled for 6:30 Wednesday at the Thurman Avenue United Methodist Church (415 Thurman Ave) […]

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Kolache Republic Now Open in The Brewery District

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Kolache Republic Now Open in The Brewery District

European pastries, even though they all have names that sound alike, are as different as the countries from which they originally hail. In Columbus, we’ve been able to enjoy some of the best German suessigkeiten at Juergen’s, savor authentic French cannelés at Pistacia Vera, and indulge in Austrian kaiserschmarr’n occasionally at Mozart’s Piano Bar & […]

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Restaurant Review: The Coop at The Hey Hey Bar & Grill

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: The Coop at The Hey Hey Bar & Grill

Hey Hey is nice little neighborhood hangout on Whittier. It’s almost kitch, but not in any deliberate fashion that would inspire eye-rolling nausea. And now that Hey Hey has teamed up with The Coop, a much beloved local food truck, the establishment is serving a bona fide gourmet menu –distinguished by, among other things, yak […]

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2013 Food Truck and Cart Hop Begins

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson 2013 Food Truck and Cart Hop Begins

Now that food trucks are a crucial part of Columbus social dining, opportunities to showcase them are being created every day. Last year featured the inaugural Food Truck and Cart Hop, and this year, it’s back. On Sunday, April 28th, the 2013 installation of the Hop begins at Hal & Al’s, located at the Southwest […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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The 6th Annual Columbus Dessert Festival Returns!

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