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Chicken Corners / Chicken District

Posted by cmh gourmand on July 8, 2015

Chicken District

Columbus has become known for it’s districts: Arena, Brewery, University, Discovery, Dentist (Clintonville between Henderson and Weber) and so on. One of the oldest but lesser known is known as both the Chicken District and Chicken Corners. Centered in Milo Grogan at the intersection of Fifth and Cleveland Avenues there is an area with not one, not two, not three, but four chicken frying establishments within mere yards of each other. At one time, there were six. Back in the day, three were located in a four section intersection of Cleveland and Fifth, today, two are still standing.

Today, we have Churches Chicken at the Northeast corner. Buckeye Express Chicken is located at the Southeast corner (it used to be Popeyes). There is nothing at the Southwest Corner and while there used to be a place at the Northwest Corner but it burned down. Royal Fish and Chicken is about 1/2 mile to the east at Fifth and Peters and KFC is just west of the intersection of I 71 and Fifth Ave. Back in the day, Woody and Jo’s was at the intersection of Fifth and Fourth but it has been torn down. I don’t know how this area can support so many menus that are based on the most eaten white meat of our continent, but it is.

Why did the customer cross the road? To eat the chicken on the other side.

And now…..you know.

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