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Milo-Grogan Leaders Tackle Challenges of Gentrification Head-On

Brent Warren Brent Warren Milo-Grogan Leaders Tackle Challenges of Gentrification Head-On

Charles Thompkins grew up in Milo-Grogan and has been actively involved as a leader in the neighborhood for decades. That involvement has ranged from serving as Chair of the Milo-Grogan Area Commission, to creating the Milo Fest, to organizing an adopt-a-family effort at Christmas that is now in its 35th year. “I’ve been doing this kind […]

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The Top 10 Places to Visit in 2019

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 10 Places to Visit in 2019

The number of destination dining, shopping and entertainment choices in Columbus has continued to grow over the past decade, giving locals and visitors alike more variety than ever before. Despite that, our readers and editors have once again overwhelmingly voted in favor of The Short North being the top destination in Columbus as a spot […]

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The Top 10 Columbus Neighborhoods of 2019

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 10 Columbus Neighborhoods of 2019

What makes a neighborhood great is a very personal definition. Some people prefer being able to walk to nearby restaurants and nightlife while others want to be close to parks and nature. We surveyed our readers about the most important neighborhoods of 2019, and the list shifted pretty drastically compared to last year’s rankings. In […]

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Discussion Highlights Tensions on Near East Side

Brent Warren Brent Warren Discussion Highlights Tensions on Near East Side

A groundbreaking ceremony was held this earlier this summer at 818 E. Long St., where a mixed-use development called Adelphi Quarter will bring 130 new apartments and 9,000 square feet of retail space to the King-Lincoln Bronzeville neighborhood. Although development on the Near East Side is not a new phenomenon – rehabs of single family […]

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Near East Side Group to Refocus After Loss of Funding

Brent Warren Brent Warren Near East Side Group to Refocus After Loss of Funding

A shakeup in its funding structure has led to some significant changes for Partners Achieving Community Transformation (PACT), a Near East Side organization that has been active in the neighborhood for almost 10 years. PACT was formed in 2010 as a joint venture, with funding and oversight provided in equal parts by the Columbus Metropolitan […]

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The 2019 Westgate Home & Garden Tour

  The 2019 Westgate Home & Garden Tour

Wonder what “Unexpected” features await for 2019? We won’t spoil all the tour’s surprises, but expect to see both unique original features as well as lots of modern updates. Interesting finds include a Sears catalog home, a working phone booth converted to a wine cabinet, a walkout basement art studio, and a vaulted Zen room. […]

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Creative Security Measures Taking Place on South Side

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Creative Security Measures Taking Place on South Side

Columbus businessman Tom Roesch lives, works and employs on the South Side. Roesch previously had a career in real estate, rehabbing and flipping houses in Olde Town East during the 1970s and ’80s. After the recession in 2008, Roesch says he “had to totally reinvent” himself. When he entered the security business, his initial idea […]

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