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City Plans to Demolish Historic Building on Public Health Campus

Brent Warren Brent Warren City Plans to Demolish Historic Building on Public Health Campus

A city-owned building that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places could be demolished this fall to make way for a parking lot. The building, which is known as the South Dormitory and was built in 1935, sits directly to the south of the main Columbus Public Health building, at 240 Parsons Ave. […]

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Restaurant Review: Jimmyluka’s

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Jimmyluka’s

There are a lot of ways to describe Jimmyluka’s (one word, not two) on Parsons. You could start with the visual aesthetics, which are good. Its weathered brick walls sport giant works of art in vibrant, electric hues. Each one, a colorful marvel depicting perhaps a guitar or person with a life of its own.  You could […]

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Mixed-Use Project Planned for Parsons Avenue

Brent Warren Brent Warren Mixed-Use Project Planned for Parsons Avenue

A nonprofit organization has decided to replace two single family homes on Parsons Avenue with a new, three-story building that will hold 12 apartments. Brian Higgins, Executive Director of the Parsons Avenue Redevelopment Corporation (PARC), said that the organization has been renting out the two homes – located at 921 and 923 Parsons Ave. – […]

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South Side Bakery Opening Second Location this Summer

Susan Post Susan Post South Side Bakery Opening Second Location this Summer

Opening literally days before the world turned upside down, J’s Sweet Treats and Wedding Cakes, 1540 Parsons Ave., is coming out of the pandemic not only surviving, but thriving. This summer, the South Side bakery will head north, opening its second location inside Polaris Fashion Place, 1500 Polaris Pkwy. J’s Sweet Treats will occupy the […]

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Third Way Cafe Debuts New Renovation, Second Location

Susan Post Susan Post Third Way Cafe Debuts New Renovation, Second Location

Third Way Cafe is bringing its motto of pursuing good together to the South Side. The coffee shop, which opened its first location in Westgate at 3058 W. Broad St. in December 2017, has opened its second spot in partnership All People Arts at 1865 Parsons Ave. Located inside the organization’s gallery, art and coffee […]

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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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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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