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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.

Yellow Brick Pizza Closes Original Location

Susan Post Susan Post Yellow Brick Pizza Closes Original Location

After more than a decade, Yellow Brick Pizza has closed the doors to its original location. A social media post announced the Olde Towne East pizza joint, 892 Oak St., was closed, effective immediately. There is a silver lining, though. “We are excited to announce that we will [be] opening up a booth at East […]

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Mezzacello: Reimaging the Future with Roots in the Past in Olde Towne East

Katie Sorokas Katie Sorokas Mezzacello: Reimaging the Future with Roots in the Past in Olde Towne East

Jim Bruner did not set out to be an urban homesteader. He did not go to school to run a farm, but rather for industrial design. “I got my ‘degree’ in farming from a mix of YouTube, interviews with farmers, Amish families, and trial and error,” says Bruner. “I also grew up desperately poor and […]

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36-Unit Apartment Community The Jacqueline Opens on Near East Side

Walker Evans Walker Evans 36-Unit Apartment Community The Jacqueline Opens on Near East Side

On a quiet stretch of Oak Street in the Franklin Park neighborhood (just outside the official border of Olde Towne East) is a new apartment development that just wrapped up construction. Known as “The Jacqueline,” the 36-unit, two-building development at 1305 Oak St. is the first urban project from local developer Wilcox Communities, which has […]

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Danja Yoga Opens in Olde Towne East

Nancy Alkire Nancy Alkire Danja Yoga Opens in Olde Towne East

“If we can help just one person become more calm and in touch with their body, we have done our job,” say Daniel Sernicola and Jake Hays, the owners of Danja Yoga. They started their week with 45 free yoga classes. Located in Olde Towne East, Danja Yoga opened its doors to the community with […]

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Contentious Olde Towne East Project Moving Forward

Brent Warren Brent Warren Contentious Olde Towne East Project Moving Forward

Despite concerns expressed by some neighbors about its height and density, a development proposal in the heart of Olde Towne East has received a vote of approval from the Near East Area Commission and will now move on to the city’s Development Commission. The proposal calls for a five-story building at the northeast corner of […]

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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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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

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