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A traveling blogger’s look at Columbus – Part I

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The Travel Blog wrote Columbus, Ohio – Week Forty Three Posted on November 19, 2007 by francurry I promised myself that while I was here, I would do as little as possible. I feel like I have been the Energizer Bunny the last pack of cities and I am feeling pretty worn out. My grand […]

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Old-world vibe brightens Christmas in Columbus

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tennessean.com wrote Old-world vibe brightens Christmas in Columbus Sunday, 11/18/07 By KATHY WITT Visit Columbus, Ohio, this holiday season and you’ll be greeted with a city twinkling with 10,000 candles in its German Village and dazzling with the works of a French Impressionist in its downtown. The Great Wall of China and the Taj Mahal […]

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Real Estate and Foreclosure Doom and Gloom

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The Dispatch wrote City fights fallout from foreclosure Monday, November 26, 2007 BY ROBERT VITALE Columbus will spend about $5.5 million next year to deal with problems rippling out from the rise in home foreclosures. It will board up windows and pull weeds around vacant houses, rehab some that can be sold again and tear […]


Few holdouts resist suburban growth and sprawl

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The Dispatch wrote Holdouts resist suburban growth Some longtime residents like change; some resigned to it Friday, November 23, 2007 BY MARTIN ROZENMAN Of all Columbus’ suburbs, these six (Canal Winchester, Dublin, Hilliard, New Albany, Pickerington and Powell) have experienced some of the region’s most-dramatic recent growth. Once small rural villages, they have become sprawling […]


Rumor Mill: Giant Eagle & Whole Foods Downtown

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A rumorist via email wrote If you recall, a couple of years ago there was talk of Whole Foods being an anchor tenant in a development on Vine Street about 2 blocks from the North Market. Have you noticed how quiet that buzz got? Me too. It turns out that although Giant Eagle likes the […]


Ibiza Development – News and Updates

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Columbus RetroMetro wrote Latest on Ibiza Posted by Paul Bonneville on November 21, 2007 There’s not really any information up on their site as of yet, but have a look at the latest rendering for the Ibiza project in the Short North and keep an eye on their Web site as the project evolves. I […]


The Columbus Dispatch: It’s condo conundrum


The Dispatch wrote It’s a condo conundrum Owners look to lease unsold units, which can scare away buyers Wednesday, November 21, 2007 By Debbie Gebolys and Mike Pramik The “for lease” signs are going up at central Ohio condominium complexes, to the chagrin of owners who paid full price to buy there. Developers who have […]


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