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Village Taco Brings Vegan Eatery Back to Former Home of Hal & Al’s

Susan Post Susan Post Village Taco Brings Vegan Eatery Back to Former Home of Hal & Al’s

Hal & Al’s was slinging vegan bar food before the plant-based diet was eliciting entire menus and restaurants in Columbus. And now, thanks to some serendipitous connections, the space at 1297 Parsons Ave. is a vegan restaurant once again. After a run as Tatohead’s Public House ended, Village Taco moved in at the end of […]

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Parsons Avenue Bakery Nears Opening Date

Susan Post Susan Post Parsons Avenue Bakery Nears Opening Date

South Siders looking for a sweet treat won’t have to wait much longer. J’s Sweet Treats and Wedding Cakes plans to make its debut later this month. Founder Juana Williams is aiming for a February 28 soft opening, a grand opening celebration the following weekend, and a block-party style affair once the weather turns warm. […]

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The Pit BBQ Grille Opens Second Location, Announces Third

Susan Post Susan Post The Pit BBQ Grille Opens Second Location, Announces Third

What better way to celebrate opening a second location than by announcing a third? Linden’s The Pit BBQ Grille has not only opened its second digs, but is staking claim on its third restaurant. Restaurant number two opened earlier this month at 1542 Parsons Ave. Owner D’Andre Martin says that just as with Linden, they […]

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Changes Coming to Surface Streets and I-70 Around Downtown

Brent Warren Brent Warren Changes Coming to Surface Streets and I-70 Around Downtown

The next phase of work on the Interstate 70/71 split project is set to start soon. The first change will happen on October 12, when the traffic pattern of I-70 along the southern edge of Downtown will be altered. Both directions of I-70 between Grant Avenue and 18th Street will be diverted to what is […]

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Story Magazine Presents: Hanif Abdurraqib and Alison Balaskovits

Anne Evans Anne Evans Story Magazine Presents: Hanif Abdurraqib and Alison Balaskovits

STORY drops the second (of three) summer reading series with a pair of dynamic writers reading from their wonderful books. Hanif Abdurraqib is a poet, essayist, and cultural critic. His writing has appeared in Muzzle, Vinyl, PEN American, The FADER, Pitchfork, The New Yorker, and The New York Times, among many others His first full […]

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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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PAMA Spotlight

Anne Evans Anne Evans PAMA Spotlight

PAMA Spotlight, happening at Two Dollar Radio, 1124 Parsons Avenue, on Saturday, May 4th at 3 pm. Hear from Entrepreneurs: -Ismail Alshahal, A & R Creatives, The Crest, Alchemy, and more restaurants -Zari Carmona, JPS Printing -Paul Johnson, Marion Franklin High School -Bill LaFayette, Regionomics (10 minutes, discussing Regionomics plus explaining the positive impact on […]

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