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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.

Restaurant Review: The Coop at The Hey Hey Bar & Grill

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: The Coop at The Hey Hey Bar & Grill

Hey Hey is nice little neighborhood hangout on Whittier. It’s almost kitch, but not in any deliberate fashion that would inspire eye-rolling nausea. And now that Hey Hey has teamed up with The Coop, a much beloved local food truck, the establishment is serving a bona fide gourmet menu –distinguished by, among other things, yak […]

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Best Brunch of 2011: Skillet

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Brunch of 2011: Skillet

For two years straight, our readers have voted Skillet as their favorite place for brunch in Columbus. Their menu features a creative ingredient-driven menu that features local and seasonal products as often as appropriately possible. Chef Kevin Caskey perfectly balances the act of providing an artistic touch to each item while still keeping everything tasting […]


Schumacher Place Featured in The Dispatch

Walker Evans Walker Evans Schumacher Place Featured in The Dispatch

The “Where we Live” series continues in The Dispatch with a profile on Schumacher Place. Located adjacent to German Village, this South Side neighborhood offers historic housing options that are similar to what can be found in its better known counterpart, with many of the same walkable amenities to boot. The full article can be […]

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Cloak & Dagger Dinner Theatre Now Performing at Shanes Gourmet

Walker Evans Walker Evans Cloak & Dagger Dinner Theatre Now Performing at Shanes Gourmet

The Cloak & Dagger Dinner Theatre is moving their production across German Village from the Columbus Maennerchor to Shanes Gourmet on Livingston Avenue (which is technically located within the Schumacher Place neighborhood). Starting this weekend, Cloak & Dagger will be hosting shows in the event space every Friday and Saturday evening starting at 6pm. The […]

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At Home: Minimalist Style in Schumacher Place

Anne Evans Anne Evans At Home: Minimalist Style in Schumacher Place

The Scotts weren’t planning on buying this house. Ryan had been looking on Craigslist for homes they could rent when he came across a listing for this 1920s, 927 square foot home. The ad listed a Sunday open house and they decided to go check it out. When they first opened the door to the […]


Review: Skillet, Rustic. Urban. Food.

 columbusfoodie Review: Skillet, Rustic. Urban. Food.

Skillet, Rustic. Urban. Food. (hereafter referred to as Skillet) opened up to much fanfare late last year in the Schumacher Place location formerly occupied by Banana Bean Cafe until they moved over to much larger digs on Greenlawn Ave. While the space was definitely too small for the volume of Banana Bean Cafe, it was […]


“Skillet” Opens Today in old Banana Bean Location

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The original Banana Bean location on Whittier Avenue has had their windows papered up and business closed recently, with a bit of a secretive air as to what was going on inside. Today, Angie Caskey, one of the owners of the Banana Bean Cafe, along with her son and husband are relaunching the space with […]


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