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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 Quickly Takes Hold in OTE

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Like many residents in many neighborhoods around Columbus, Orin Hemminger has spent plenty of time eyeballing the boarded-up retail space at the end of his block and wishing that someone would open up the type of business that he’d like to see: an east-coast style pizza shop with killer happy hour deals on a variety […]


Yellow Brick Pizza Opens in Olde Towne East

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Yellow Brick Pizza is now open in Olde Towne East. The pizza shop at 892 Oak Street was briefly known as Fozzie’s Pizza while it was under construction, but has undergone a name change during the process. Their menu includes a variety of fun specialty pies such as the Rhode Island Red, the Cisco, the […]


Core Fitness Opens Today in Olde Towne East

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Core Fitness Studios is expanding from their Lewis Center location and opening a second location at 63 Parsons Avenue in Olde Towne East. They specialize in the areas of personal training, massage therapy, personalized meal plans, and group training. Their space will also feature a retail area with a full line of supplements and vitamins. […]


Indie House Collective Opens in Olde Towne East

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Indie House Collective, a creative based coworking studio located on 65 Parsons Ave, is officially open for business! What makes Indie House so unique and different from other coworking establishments is the focus placed on “creative based work”, and the services offered not only to its residents, but to potential clients. “My goal is to […]


Reminder: New Cocktails at the Conservatory Policy

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Just passing along a brief bit of information in regards to Franklin Park Conservatory’s well-received “Cocktails @ the Conservatory” program, which takes place each and every Thursday evening from 5:30 to 10 pm. This event is essentially a weekly one in which the conservatory is open after-hours, and there happens to be a bar available. […]


Fozzie’s Pizzeria coming to Olde Towne East in June


From This Week News: Pizzeria has right elements for future career, chemical engineer says By Gary Seman Jr. Orin Hemminger plans to open Fozzie’s, a pizzeria, this June in Olde Town East. He didn’t expect to open a pizza joint – he really wants to own a microbrewery – but simply saw a need and […]


BRUSH – New Monthly Arts Event on Near East Side

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From The Dispatch: New Near East Side social event adopts hip urban attitude By Kevin Joy Seeking an art-focused nighttime alternative, graphic designer Marshall Shorts founded the monthly BRUSH in February. “In the black community, art is kind of a dying culture,” said Shorts, 25, of the East Side. “It’s my motive to help revive […]


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