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Schumacher Place

Named for the Schumacher family who owned a dairy in the area, Schumacher Place was established in 1983. Many of the neighborhood’s early residents worked in the nearby Brewery District. However, Prohibition and The Great Depression negatively impacted the district’s economy. In the mid-1960s, Frank Fetch and a handful of others began their effort to save the small houses indigenous to the area.

Proposal for Schumacher Place Mixes Modern, Historic

Brent Warren Brent Warren Proposal for Schumacher Place Mixes Modern, Historic

A plan to build a three-story apartment building next to a 100-year-old commercial building on the South Side has been slowly making its way through the approval process. The new, modern building would replace a 1950s-era concrete block addition and sit just to the east of the existing, one-story brick building at 364 E. Whittier […]

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Work Set to Begin on High-End Townhomes Near German Village

Brent Warren Brent Warren Work Set to Begin on High-End Townhomes Near German Village

Construction is set to begin in January on a 10-unit condominium development in Schumacher Place, just east of German Village. The project, which consists of two five-unit buildings, will require the demolition of a small house at 601 S. Ninth St. The land to the south of the house is vacant. Columbus City Council approved […]

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Pizzuti Buys Whittier Street Giant Eagle Site

Brent Warren Brent Warren Pizzuti Buys Whittier Street Giant Eagle Site

The Pizzuti Companies has purchased the Giant Eagle store at 280 E. Whittier St. near German Village. The developer closed on the 2.3-acre site two days ago for $5.35 million, according the Franklin County Auditor’s site. Curtis Davis, zoning chair of the South Side Area Commission, said he has spoken with representatives of both Pizutti […]

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Best Gyms & Fitness Centers in Columbus of 2015

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Gyms & Fitness Centers in Columbus of 2015

Whether you’re looking for a casual workout spot or a place for hardcore strength training, Columbus has a lot to offer those who are interested in a new fitness regimen. In 2015, our readers voted for The Fitness Loft as their top spot to work out. The gym opened in late 2014 on Parsons Avenue […]

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Restaurant Review: The Crest Gastropub, Parsons Edition

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: The Crest Gastropub, Parsons Edition

It’s not completely clear what the design motif for the new Crest Gastropub is. Housed in a newer construction on Parsons, it’s not particularly modern decor. Modern typically implies sparse, and the space is deliciously and deeply cluttered with art and lighting installations. It’s not retro or woodsy either. Maybe it’s Restoration Hardware style. That’s […]

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New Deli Adds to Revitalization of Parsons Avenue

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner New Deli Adds to Revitalization of Parsons Avenue

Development on Parsons Avenue is continuing with the addition of a new bistro. Jimmyluka’s, a bar and deli, will open at 701 Parsons Avenue this August. Owner Jimmy Dragich bought the two-story space seven years back, just before construction started on the Nationwide Children’s expansion. Dragich, who owns Affordable Floor, a ceramic tile marble contractor, has always […]

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CoGo Expanding to East Franklinton, South Campus and Beyond

Walker Evans Walker Evans CoGo Expanding to East Franklinton, South Campus and Beyond

While CoGo will not be expanding to cover the entire campus of The Ohio State University this year, it will still be expanding to other high-demand areas throughout the central city. Plans to add new stations first surfaced back in December, and a meeting this past week between City administrators and CoGo management helped to […]

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