In the '70s this place was thriving. European-themed shops on the first floor, apartments above them, and the French Market right next door. The French Market is long gone, (though to be fair, the North Market in the Short North area of town does the same thing much better, so nostalgia isn't totally warranted) replaced by a Giant Eagle. The apartments seem to be holding on, but most of the shops and restaurants are gone. I think the cinema's changed hands at least once. When I was little, every so often, Dad and Mom and I would spend a weekend in Columbus, and the French Market and Continent shops were always on the itinerary. Columbus used to be "the big city." It's much bigger now than it was then, and it doesn't feel like a big city to me at all as an adult.
I can't remember or figure out what the blanked out part says, unless it's "French Market."
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