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jman commented on
New Dublin Branch Library Design Unveiled:
"When are we ever going to become a 21st century major American city? Not that that's the most important thing really. We can't be Seattle or anyplace else. Instead, we should love the city around us, and the people here."
January 16, 2017 12:38 pm
JRemy commented on
New Dublin Branch Library Design Unveiled:
"So is NBBJ! I hope they continue the partnership and that Columbus would use them more often. Their designs are very contemporary and bold."
January 16, 2017 12:14 pm
Walker Evans commented on
Nintendo Switch Details Revealed:
"You're forgetting that the Wii sold over 100 million units, besting the PS3 and Xbox360's total sales for that generation of consoles. And that the DS has sold over 150 million units, more than any other handheld to date. While the WiiU and 3DS haven't performed as well, I hardly think they're headed the way of Sega at this point. And Nintendo has already dipped their toes in the water for smartphone gaming with Pokemon Go and Mario Run. I imagine we'll continue to see more of that model emerge in the years to come, even if they don't make games for Sony or Microsoft systems."
January 16, 2017 11:48 am
SSBucks commented on
Nintendo Switch Details Revealed:
"Nintendo needs to go the Sega route and just develop games. They haven't made a quality/competitive gaming system since N64 and instead rely on gimmicks with their systems. Plus, who wouldn't love to play Mario/Zelda on a PS4 or Xbox One?"
January 16, 2017 11:12 am
ColumbusTravis commented on
Construction Roundup: Downtown Columbus:
"I was near the Neighborhood Launch area yesterday and noticed dirt is now moving at the corner of 6th and Gay. Is this the next extension of apartments/condos for this development?"
January 16, 2017 11:11 am
Stephen Francis commented on
The Andersons Closing all Retail Store Locations:
"There is more at play here. Anderson's was offered a $1 Billion buyout last year and another lower one around the same time. They are being targeted by large groups for buyout who view them as vulnerable well beyond the retail. Most people don't realize it's more than a store and that the retail was a small part of the larger company as you indicated in your article. http://www.toledoblade.com/Retail/2016/05/18/New-York-firm-HC2-holdings-bids-to-acquire-The-Andersons.html"
January 16, 2017 10:11 am
Big Country commented on
14 Columbus Restaurants & Retailers that Closed in 2016:
"I was happy to see Dick’s Last Resort close; terrible food. The Montgomery Inn had poor management and different BBQ than what's in Cincy. Haiku was great but they were bought for millions. Happy for them. Everyone thinks they can run a restaurant."
January 16, 2017 9:33 am
Walker Evans commented on
The Andersons Closing all Retail Store Locations:
"Brick and mortar VS online isn't just about keeping costs down (although that's certainly one factor). In the bigger picture, it's about creating a unique experience that can't be replicated online. Check out Robert Mason in the Short North as a great example of this. They've turned office supplies (typically a price-centric commodity purchase) into a lifestyle brand. So while Staples and Office Depot are struggling due to online competition, the smaller independents (who I imagine are paying a higher rent per sqft in the Short North) are thriving when based on lifestyle, experience and customer service. Most of the older businesses that have been closing have not adapted to this newer way of doing brick and mortar business. American Apparel might be the one recent exception to this rule, but it sounds like they had other issues at play on the manufacturing side."
January 16, 2017 9:30 am
Practical Defense Talk commented on
The Andersons Closing all Retail Store Locations:
"Brick and mortar businesses can't compete with online only retailers when price is all that matters. That is, until property leases drop significantly. Once enough retailers vacate prime real estate, property owners will have no choice but to reduce the rent on these places. Then brick and mortar may become viable again."
January 16, 2017 3:05 am
Walker Evans commented on
The Andersons Closing all Retail Store Locations:
"Looking around at a few quick trend-based articles, and additional closure news could be hitting Kohl's, Barnes & Nobles, GAP (and their brands), Staples, Office Depot, JC Penny's, and a few others. Bad news for the big chains, but hopefully it could mean an uptick for the independent stores in addition to Amazon?"
January 15, 2017 11:04 pm
ColumbusTravis commented on
The Andersons Closing all Retail Store Locations:
"Man, I sure hope this is the last of the closings we have to hear about for awhile... :("
January 15, 2017 10:25 pm
James Moore commented on
The Andersons Closing all Retail Store Locations:
"Maybe they could transition into a Jungle Jims?"
January 15, 2017 8:50 pm
Responsibility1 commented on
Macy's Closing Tuttle Crossing & Eastland Mall Locations:
"As a life long east side resident, I'm amazed that Eastland is still open. I haven't allowed my wife to go there alone for the last 15 years."
January 15, 2017 4:47 pm
chupicabraz commented on
New Dublin Branch Library Design Unveiled:
"So is NBBJ just making a mini-version of the Seattle Central Library by OMA/LMN? Also why do all of their renderings have a slightly blurred quality? It's not bad design, its just that it bears a resemblance to other firms work and has been done before on a grander scale and a more appropriate site. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/437c750165259c27aceacf43b35446c8c1020f940182015cf98cda876ab6036b.jpg"
January 15, 2017 4:18 pm
ColumbusTravis commented on
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Calling it Quits:
"As soon as I heard this news, I instantly thought how great this will be for the animals that have to work all the time against their will... The animals don't know it yet, but they get to retire soon! Good for them!!"
January 15, 2017 1:27 pm
Ghulam Lone commented on
American Apparel Closing All Stores:
"That company you denigrate gave good jobs to thousands of people on the East side of LA. Few other companies would ever do that, so keep that in mind as you half-gloat about its demise."
January 15, 2017 1:24 pm
Ghulam Lone commented on
New Grandview Mercantile Proposal Has Expanded Footprint, Shorter Buildings:
"Another box..."
January 15, 2017 1:17 pm
Steve Szuter commented on
Grassroots: The Socialist Alternative Fights for Columbus' Working Class:
"Awesome!"
January 15, 2017 12:24 pm
Stephen Francis commented on
Opinion: There Are No Short North Parking Problems:
"One of my favorite "off the beaten paths" parking solutions as a visitor during peak times is to park at the Statehouse (by far one of the most underuntilized parking options downtown). and ride the Cbus to the SN."
January 15, 2017 10:58 am
James Moore commented on
Opinion: There Are No Short North Parking Problems:
"park at a empty parking lot per say Graceland and Cota bus into town, and yes you need to walk more (maybe then we will lose our "fat" city status)"
January 15, 2017 10:49 am
Stephen Francis commented on
Giant Eagle Closing Victorian Village Store, Plus Two Others:
"We thought the Columbus closings were a bit contentious. They are protesting in Cleveland. http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2017/01/west_park_residents_protest_cl.html#incart_gallery"
January 15, 2017 10:22 am
gianteaglelove commented on
Giant Eagle Closing Victorian Village Store, Plus Two Others:
"The closure of the giant eagle on Dublin Granville is genuinely heartbreaking. I visited the store the very first time I visited Columbus early this year. I love it because it's neat, spacious and family-like. Every giant eagle has a deli area you can get some food and sit down at one of those tables and spend some quality time enjoying the food and watching the people roaming around the store. It is so devastating to know that it is going to close in less than two months. And the fuel point program is truly quality and I don't think you can save that much more by shopping at Kroger. A lot of people say that the eagle is a bit expensive, I agree on certain items but most in general like for the price of eggs and milk, it is really not making a big difference. I will continue to shop at giant eagle on Dublin Granville until it closes. It has become a solid part of my life and as an introvert it is pretty much the only activity I do besides going to school and staying home watching YouTube videos. It'll always a part of my memory. "
January 14, 2017 7:18 pm
Gail Spicehandler Burkholder commented on
American Apparel Closing All Stores:
"I feel horrible for the employees but not at all sad about one of the most misogynistic companies in the country going under."
January 14, 2017 7:14 pm
pensburgh256 commented on
DareDevil Dogs Closes Ahead of Redevelopment Plans:
"The owner of the store died last year."
January 14, 2017 5:13 pm
dalias commented on
DareDevil Dogs Closes Ahead of Redevelopment Plans:
"If Cousins Army/Navy has closed it would to have been very recent, as in since the New Year. It also should not be directly affected by the proposed development. But you can also get the sense that developers have to be eyeing that corner."
January 14, 2017 2:19 pm