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A collection of neighborhoods south of downtown Columbus, the South Side is bounded by Interstate 70 on the north and east, Frebis Avenue on the south, and Parsons Avenue on the west.

Whittier Street Proposal Moving on to Council

Brent Warren Brent Warren Whittier Street Proposal Moving on to Council

The Pizzuti Companies’ proposal to redevelop the former Whittier Street Giant Eagle will be heading to City Council after receiving a vote of approval from the Development Commission last night. The 3-2 vote from the commission came a month after the same board voted to table the project, and after many months of contentious neighborhood […]

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Stand-Alone Giant Eagle Pharmacy Planned for South Side

Brent Warren Brent Warren Stand-Alone Giant Eagle Pharmacy Planned for South Side

Giant Eagle will be bringing a stand-alone pharmacy to the former Buckeye Food Market building at 1380 S. Fourth St. The company said in a statement that the new store would open “in the coming months,” and that until that time customers could continue to pick up and drop off prescriptions at 280 E. Whittier […]

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Pizzuti Presents New Design for Whittier Street Site

Brent Warren Brent Warren Pizzuti Presents New Design for Whittier Street Site

A revised development proposal for the former Giant Eagle site at 280 E. Whittier St. was presented to the neighborhood over the weekend. The new plan calls for a smaller building, with fewer residential units (279, down from 330), a shorter profile, and a design that pulls back from the street in more places. On […]

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Shop Talk: Salvaged Wood Finds New Life with Urbn Timber

Randi Walle Randi Walle Shop Talk: Salvaged Wood Finds New Life with Urbn Timber

Urbn Timber was started in a warehouse on the South Side of Columbus in 2016 by three friends. Tyler Sirak, Tyler Hillyard and Treg Sherman combined their furniture making and entrepreneurial skills to launch an eco-friendly woodshop that sources salvaged wood for its creations. After two years, they outgrew their space and moved a few […]

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Bites & Sips: Oktoberfest in a Box, Beer Releases, Reopenings & More

Susan Post Susan Post Bites & Sips: Oktoberfest in a Box, Beer Releases, Reopenings & More

Grab a snack (or a drink). It’s the biggest Bites & Sips ever! Despite the pandemic, there is plenty to eat and drink around Central Ohio. From celebrating Oktoberfest to getting your very own White Castle boombox case, read on for the rundown. Schmidt’s Oktoberfest in a Box – Plus a Very Special Cream Puff Flavor […]

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Plan for Giant Eagle Site Shared With Neighborhood

Brent Warren Brent Warren Plan for Giant Eagle Site Shared With Neighborhood

Representatives of the Pizzuti Companies presented the latest plans last night for a new development to replace the Giant Eagle store and parking lot at 280 E. Whittier St. The presentation was made over Zoom to the Schumacher Place Civic Association. Architect Michael Suriano, of NBBJ, laid out the general outline of the proposal and […]

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Our Garden Brings Together South Side Community

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Our Garden Brings Together South Side Community

With a higher risk of contracting COVID-19 associated with staying indoors, more folks are looking for ways to spend more time outside. And for a South Side community garden, this means more programming to bring the community together, outdoors. Our Garden (The O.G. for short) has been run by Marjorie Chapman, a retired yoga instructor […]

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