Village Pointe set to change The Avenue


No one can say that Jeff May doesn’t have vision.  The one-time owner of Bobb Chevrolet and the southwest corner of Parsons and Livingston Avenues carefully watched the expansion plans of Nationwide Children’s Hospital.  He observed how the rebuilding of I-70 and I-71 would bring increased traffic to Parsons.  He noted the increased demand for amenities in underserved central city communities.  He saw all this – and he responded.  First with the CVS and Scrambler Marie’s detailed in a feature article on this website.  Now, with Village Pointe.

As one sits at the traffic light at Parsons and Livingston Avenues, Village Pointe rises unexpectedly.  Isn’t this Parsons Avenue?  These types of attractive buildings aren’t built on Parsons Avenue.  They are reserves for neighborhoods that have up and come, not that are up and coming.  That’s part of what makes May’s vision so truly visionary.  He understands that there is a pent up demand for new retail space on The Avenue.  That is why he is been able to pre-lease 4,500 square feet to the owners of Clintonville’s Crest Gastropub (complete with a rooftop garden) and Strut Salon, a salon run by two veterans of Salon Lots. The second and third floors of the building are really the pièce de résistance– a 25,000 fitness center run by May’s son and featuring a variety of state-of-the-art equipment.  Not to mention, the building has 190 parking space for guests.

Stay tuned for more information as the project progresses.

Brian Higgins