"Appalachian "Main Street"--historic and on its way back up"
There is an old country song that was popular in Columbus in the seventies--"My Franklin County woman, on Parsons Avenue." Parsons runs from East Broad Street to way out in the country. It was the main street in south Columbus. A lot of bars there featured bluegrass in the sixties and seventies, for the workers at Buckeye Steel and Owens Techniglass. Well, industry has gone and Parsons has fallen on hard times. Still, the houses are old and beautiful in that area and German Village is way too expensive. Merion Village, which is bordered by Thurman, Parsons, Morrill, and High Street is on its way back up. There is some shopping in this area--a CVS and a Krogers.