New Poindexter village old Carl brown site on Mt Vernon Ave.
The former site of the first black owned grocery store in Columbus Ohio, Carl L Brown Grocery Store was located at the corner of 1315 Mt. Vernon avenue and S. Champion Avenue. In 2014 the City of Columbus purchased the site after it at seat closed for many years and deeded it over to Columbus NextGen for redevelopment of the site in 2015. The site was sold to Coumbus Metropolitan Housing in 2017 to complete the rebuilding of the new Poindexter Housing Development. Picture above is the former Carl L Brown Grocery Store and the New Poindexter Village Development that took its place.