Anchored by the 185-year-old Worthington Inn, Worthington’s Old Worthington neighborhood has the charm of a quintessential American small town.
“I think Old Worthington has the historic authenticity because most of our buildings in the Old Worthington area are original and historic,” says Annina Parini, executive director of the Old Worthington Partnership. “But the buildings are populated by local proprietors and people who care deeply about the community. So you’re going to get personal service and attention.”
New: In the last few months, Old Worthington has added women’s boutiques Vernacular and Birch to their roster of locally owned businesses. Hobby shop Sew to Speak also recently relocated here from Clintonville.
Coming soon: Worthington City Council just approved plans for a new mixed-use development at the corner of High and North streets, Parini says. Additionally, co-working concept COhatch is expanding into the Kilbourne building and opening a maker space there next summer.
Don’t miss: Learn how to operate an antique letterpress and make your own paper creations at Igloo Letterpress. Be sure to check out the gift shop for handmade prints, cards, jewelry, candles and more.
Columbus Neighborhoods: Worthington
The ninth documentary in the Columbus Neighborhoods series features the picture-post-card town of Worthington.