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Olde Towne East

Located just east of downtown Columbus, the neighborhood was once known as the “Silk Stocking District” in reference to the expensive clothing worn by its wealthy inhabitants. After World War II, however, its rich residents were gone, having died or relocated to distant suburbs. The interstate highway system introduced in the 1950s also contributed to the area’s decline. OTE began to transition in the 1990s and continues to draw new residents.

Danja Yoga to Open in Olde Towne East

Nancy Alkire Nancy Alkire Danja Yoga to Open in Olde Towne East

For over three years, three partners have been searching for the perfect space to house Danja Yoga, a meditation and yoga space. They found it at 1125 Oak Street, in Olde Towne East. They are building out 3,700 square feet in The Gemma, a new development at the corner of Oak Street and South Ohio Avenue. […]

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City to Buy Douglas Elementary, Starling Middle to be Auctioned

Brent Warren Brent Warren City to Buy Douglas Elementary, Starling Middle to be Auctioned

The former Douglas Alternative Elementary School building, located at 51 S. Douglass St. in Olde Towne East, will hold a new Senior Creative Campus run by the city’s Recreation and Parks Department. The department will also take over the former Stockbridge Elementary School site on the South Side, and plans to use it to extend […]

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New Shops Arrive on Parsons as Closures Hit the Short North

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman New Shops Arrive on Parsons as Closures Hit the Short North

Like virtually every other industry, the coronavirus pandemic has affected retail — and lately, this industry has had some bad news. Small Talk in the Short North announced on Thursday, July 29 via social media that it would be closing its second location on East Lincoln Street on Saturday. Meanwhile, THREAD’s second location has also […]

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Yellow Brick Pizza Closing King Avenue Location

Susan Post Susan Post Yellow Brick Pizza Closing King Avenue Location

Tomorrow, Saturday, July 18 is your last chance to score some pies from Yellow Brick Pizza’s location at 245 King Ave. The restaurant opened in 2018. The pizza joint shared in a Facebook post it would be moving the King Avenue location to Franklinton, which was announced in October 2019. Yellow Brick will be joining […]

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Yelo Aple to Open Second Location

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Yelo Aple to Open Second Location

Update 2/10/2020: This article has been updated with a new opening date for Yelo Aple in Olde Towne East. Botanical boutique Yelo Aple will open a second location in Olde Towne East at 76 Parsons Ave. starting Friday, Feb. 14. With its first location in the Short North at 15 W. Fifth Ave, the Parsons […]

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Mixed-Use Development Proposed for Olde Towne East

Brent Warren Brent Warren Mixed-Use Development Proposed for Olde Towne East

A proposal to build a mixed-use development at the northeast corner of 18th and Oak streets in Olde Towne East is beginning to work its way through the approval process. The plan, from Metropolitan Holdings, calls for a five-story building containing 117 apartments over about 4,600 square feet of ground-floor retail. A total of 278 […]

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Vegan Restaurant Opens in Former Angry Baker Spot

Susan Post Susan Post Vegan Restaurant Opens in Former Angry Baker Spot

Breakfast and lunch focused eatery Lifestyle Café celebrates its grand opening today, Saturday, January 18. Located at 891 Oak St. in Olde Towne East, the restaurant is bringing vegan fare back to the former home of The Angry Baker. Chef Shanna Dean is at the helm of the restaurant created by a group of Near-East side […]

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