Homeport supports South Side revitalization

Homeport was proud to be one of the nonprofit partners for the May 27th Food Truck and Cart Hop. Being only the second time this event has taken place, the Hal & Al's brainchild is already gaining a following from the Columbus community.

Eight vendors were on hand this steamy Memorial Day weekend dishing out their inventive food truck fare, with fellow partner nonprofit Merion Village Association serving up root beer floats to keep patrons cool and hydrated.

Anchored by the growing Nationwide Children's Hospital to the north, the South Side area the Hop is home to has undergone a number of changes in only the last few years. Local business owners part of the Parsons Avenue Merchants Association have joined efforts to spur further revitalization efforts.

Homeport also has a hand in building a vibrant community in this area - with 72 rental homes between our Southside Homes and newly-finished Whittier Landing neighborhoods.

Thanks to business leaders like Hal & Al's owner Jay Cheplowitz - who is partnering with nonprofits and residents alike - positive change is coming to the Parsons Avenue area, and we are happy to be a part of it.

To read more on the changing South Side landscape, check out The Columbus Dispatch and ThisWeek Community News.