Linden business community reacts to recent violence

No doubt, the last few weeks have been difficult for Linden.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH)–No doubt, the last few weeks have been difficult for people in Linden.

Multiple scenes, multiple murders–the community is feeling it every single day, both in life and in business.

“Especially now, it is crazy,” Monique Taylor, owner of Top Coat Nail Studio said.

Taylor has been in her shop at Hudson Street and Cleveland Avenue for 6 years, and says they’ve seen plenty of crime around the area.

LINK: Linden Area Block Watch

“Next door they were robbed, they walked right by my shop,” Taylor said.

She tells NBC4 selling clients on her and the service is not a problem. Selling clients on the location is the real challenge.

“When I advertise, hand out business cards around the area and they ask ‘where is the shop?’ I say ‘Hudson and Cleveland,’ a lot of people go ‘uhhh,’ you know,” Taylor said.

She is not moving out. She says this is where she learned the business she loves, and she wants to be part of the solution of building back the Linden area. She just knows the violence has to stop.

“To make it right,” Taylor said. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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