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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.

Cavan Irish Pub Opening Soon in Merion Village

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Merion Village will be gaining another neighborhood nightlife option as Cavan Irish Pub opens their doors at 1409 South High Street next week. The venue features a large rectangular bar, several dartboards, and a large outdoor patio out back that will be expanded this coming Spring. We sat down recently for an interview with owner/partner […]

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Bob Leighty Chats About All Things Merion Village

Walker Evans Walker Evans Bob Leighty Chats About All Things Merion Village

The Merion Village neighborhood was officially established as such nearly 25 years ago, and has seen huge changes since then. Bob Leighty first moved to the neighborhood in 1988 and currently serves as President of the Merion Village Association Board. We recently sat down with Bob to discuss the history of the neighborhood (which can […]

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Hal & Al’s Adds Some Nightlife to the Southside

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The blue paint on the exterior of Hal & Al’s Bar is bright enough to make anyone do a double-take when driving by. The only problem is that you might not normally have too many reasons to make the trek down Parsons Avenue to notice it. After spending some time off the radar, the secret […]

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CU Podcast Episode #13: Coffee with Jeff Johnson

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In this week’s podcast we sit down for coffee with Jeff Johnson of Urban In-Fill and The Merion Village Blog to discuss a variety of topics including his “COTA Challenge” experiences, a recent trip to our economic-rival of Indianapolis, rail transportation in the Midwest, urban vegetable gardening, and the ever-changing landscape of our south side […]

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Merion Village Crafters & Artisans Market 2008

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Merion Village’s 16th Annual Crafters & Artisans Market was held on Saturday, October 4th, 2008. For more information on this year’s event, please visit: MerionVillage.org

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Final Results from the 2008 COTA Challenge

Walker Evans Walker Evans Final Results from the 2008 COTA Challenge

If you haven’t been following along, Jeff Johnson began a project last January that he calls “The COTA Challenge“. He wanted to see how much money he could save on gasoline and car costs over the course of an entire year by riding the bus as much as possible. Jeff posted a lot of blog […]

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Merion Village Historic Walking Tour 2008

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The Columbus Landmarks Foundations partners with the Merion Village Association to give you a guided tour of this beautiful historic neighborhood. For more information, please visit http://www.merionvillage.org.

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The Urban Living Tour returns (with strict safety guidelines) on Aug 30!

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