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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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South Side Project Latest to Use Shipping Containers for Housing

Brent Warren Brent Warren South Side Project Latest to Use Shipping Containers for Housing

Brett zumFelde and Naomi Sakuma want to turn a small vacant lot on the South Side into the next shipping container development in Columbus. The couple closed on the 34 by 110-foot parcel in April and plan to place two shipping containers on it, each providing about 320 square feet of living space. A deck […]

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New Home Furnishings Shop Beakerloo Opens in German Village

Walker Evans Walker Evans New Home Furnishings Shop Beakerloo Opens in German Village

This weekend, German Village residents and visitors will find a new place to shop for home decor when Beakerloo officially opens its doors at 190 East Whittier Street. The previously online-only business has been around for three years, and owners Brent Duncan and Lucy Godman decided that now is the time to take the business […]

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Parsons Avenue Renovation “The Eisen” Celebrates Grand Opening

Walker Evans Walker Evans Parsons Avenue Renovation “The Eisen” Celebrates Grand Opening

A small-but-prominent corner of Parsons Avenue has seen a newly completed renovation with tonight’s grand opening of “The Eisen”. The renovation was a collaborative project between multiple development groups including Midwest Atlantic Group, Solutions for Real Estate and NAI Ohio Equities, originally announced last year by partner Mark Longstreth. “I think Parsons is the natural commercial corridor for […]

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Townhomes Proposed for Corner of Front and Whittier in Brewery District

Brent Warren Brent Warren Townhomes Proposed for Corner of Front and Whittier in Brewery District

The southeast corner of Front and Whittier streets could soon be redeveloped if a proposal to build 20 townhomes is approved by the Brewery District Commission. The existing cinder block building on the corner, which held Praxair Distribution for years, would be demolished and replaced with eight smaller buildings, each holding two or three townhomes. […]

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Whitt’s End Saloon Opens on Parsons Avenue

Walker Evans Walker Evans Whitt’s End Saloon Opens on Parsons Avenue

The revitalization of Parsons Avenue on the South Side has long been in focus for the City of Columbus, but aside from major projects at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, private investment has been slow-going. A group of entrepreneurial folks have taken one project into their own hands with the conversion of the old Avenue Bar at […]

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Restaurant Review: Skillet, Rustic.Urban.Food

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Skillet, Rustic.Urban.Food

While restaurants that start badly very rarely get good, eateries that open strong often fade away. The staff leaves, or the recipes change, or maybe the restaurant tries to expand too quickly. It’s the changes that kill in the restaurant business. Meanwhile, in the four years it’s been open, it seems like time has stood […]

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