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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.

Scaled-Down Merion Village Project Lands Approval

Brent Warren Brent Warren Scaled-Down Merion Village Project Lands Approval

A plan to build a three-story townhouse development in Merion Village got a vote of approval from the Development Commission last week. The project, from Kreais Companies, will bring 20 units supported by 27 garage parking spaces to 359 Frebis Ave. The 0.65-acre site had been used as an overflow parking lot for the nearby […]

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Bites & Sips: Josie’s Comeback, New Restaurants Downtown, More Openings, More Closings

Susan Post Susan Post Bites & Sips: Josie’s Comeback, New Restaurants Downtown, More Openings, More Closings

A neighborhood favorite is staging a comeback mere feet from its original location. There have been some hellos and (temporary) goodbyes on the Downtown dining scene. Openings continue to roll while closings trickle in. Get the latest updates in the world of Central Ohio dining in Bites & Sips. Village Taco Plans to Close Village […]

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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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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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Development Roundup: Jackie O’s Patio, Long Street Apartments and More

Brent Warren Brent Warren Development Roundup: Jackie O’s Patio, Long Street Apartments and More

The latest installment of our ongoing Development Roundup series features news from Downtown, the Near East Side, Southern Orchards and more. Read on for an assortment of project updates, new proposals and other nuggets from the world of Columbus development: Jackie O’s has the green light to move forward with its ambitious patio plans. The Downtown Commission […]

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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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Six-Story Addition Proposed for Brewery District Building

Brent Warren Brent Warren Six-Story Addition Proposed for Brewery District Building

A new proposal from Schiff Capital Group would bring 55 new apartments to the South High Street corridor in the Brewery District. The new units would be located in a six-story addition, to be built behind the two-story, brick building at 514-518 S. High St. A small portion of the existing building – which held […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

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