BRUSH Article in The Columbus Dispatch

New Near East Side social event adopts hip urban attitude

By  Kevin Joy The Columbus Dispatch Saturday April 4, 2009 11:12 AM

Leonardo Carrizo

Enjoying their first brush with BRUSH, from left: Theresa Richardson, Anna Keels and Jackie Jones

On an unseasonably warm night in early March, a smiling Donna Marbury stood outside the Urban-Spirit Coffee Shop on the Near East Side as well-dressed professionals strolled along the block and jazz music wafted from an upstairs window.

To the 27-year-old, the scene seemed almost nostalgic.

“Back in the day, it was jumpin’ on Long Street,” said Marbury, a North Side resident who owns a public-relations company.

“It’s a revival. I’m excited to see it.”

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