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Why Hospitality Matters in Coworking

Susan Post Susan Post Why Hospitality Matters in Coworking

The collision of hospitality and coworking is evident as soon as a member walks in the door at Serendipity Labs. An experience coordinator occupies the front desk with a friendly greeting, an offer of coffee, and a professional first impression of the space, and the members that occupy it. At first it might not seem […]

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New Shelter for DV Survivors Offers More Beds, Space for Pets

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega New Shelter for DV Survivors Offers More Beds, Space for Pets

Central Ohio domestic violence survivors will soon have access to a bigger facility with more resources for recovery. Lutheran Social Services (LSS) CHOICES for Victims of Domestic Violence, the county’s sole DV shelter and 24-hour crisis hotline, will open the doors of its brand new facility in mid-January. At 47,000 square feet, the new shelter […]

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Restaurant Roundup: News on Poké Bros., Pokéworks and more

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Restaurant Roundup: News on Poké Bros., Pokéworks and more

Poké Bros. The University District now hosts a fourth location of Poké Bros. in Columbus, as of Tuesday, Jan. 8. It’s the result of a rebrand by the owners, who opened up Mexican fusion restaurant Barbacoa at 2036 N. High St. in August 2018. Due to its proximity to Moe’s Southwest Grill (next door) and […]

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Renovation Planned for Historic Downtown Building

Brent Warren Brent Warren Renovation Planned for Historic Downtown Building

Renovation work has started on the 110-year-old Central Union Telephone Building at 33 N. Third St. Mike Vannest, Marketing Coordinator for the E.V. Bishoff Company, said that the first phase of the project will primarily focus on the third floor of the building, where a dropped ceiling will be removed and the original hardwood floors […]

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Next: Will Artificial Intelligence Have Civil Rights?

David Staley David Staley Next: Will Artificial Intelligence Have Civil Rights?

I have written before about the Luddites and how autonomous intelligence might unleash a neo-Luddite movement. It would appear that day may have indeed arrived. There are reports from Arizona that autonomous vehicles are being vandalized. Since 2017, there have been almost two dozen acts of sabotage against driverless vehicles operated by Waymo in the […]

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Broad and High Buildings Change Hands

Brent Warren Brent Warren Broad and High Buildings Change Hands

A prominent cluster of buildings at the center of Downtown has changed hands. The Tomko Company, the developer behind the Hayden renovation project at 16-20 E. Broad St., recently purchased six commercial condos in the building next door and the four-story office and retail building at 10 N. High St. Also included in the deal […]

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Austin Residents Oppose Handouts for Precourt Stadium Plan

Walker Evans Walker Evans Austin Residents Oppose Handouts for Precourt Stadium Plan

While many Columbus residents have been rejoicing at the recent news that their pro soccer team is here to stay, Austin residents have been gathering signatures to show their opposition for subsidizing a new stadium. The current owner of the Columbus Crew SC, Precourt Sports Ventures (PSV), has been working on a proposal to build […]

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