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Are the suburbs the new cool in Columbus?

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the270.com wrote Ha ha ha, the suburbs are the new cool By wyliemac | October 11, 2007 With all due respect to the Columbus Underground urban apologists, but you really ought to rethink your urbanery (i.e. urban snobbery). I know you don’t want to admit it. But the suburbs are cool. Need proof? Check out […]


LiveWorkPlayColumbus.com aims at workers

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The Dispatch wrote Web site markets area to workers Thursday, October 11, 2007 By Tracy Turner In a few months, job seekers will have an easier time learning about central Ohio with the launch of LiveWorkPlayColumbus.com, a Web site designed to help the region’s businesses recruit workers. The site is being developed in phases, said […]


King Lincoln attracts public, private interest

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Business First wrote King Lincoln attracts public, private interest Friday, October 5, 2007 by Jeff Bell John Waddy Jr.’s friends call him the “Mayor of Long Street,” and the Columbus attorney doesn’t shirk from the responsibility that comes with an honorary title like that. That includes cheering on redevelopment efforts in the King Lincoln Arts […]


Love of history drives King Lincoln restoration

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Business First wrote Love of history drives area restoration Friday, October 5, 2007 by Jeff Bell Pete Loscocco enjoys the sense of history he experiences every time he walks into the Alpha Building at the corner of Long and 17th streets in the King Lincoln Arts & Entertainment District. He said that feeling is a […]


Arena District Pedestrian Rail Crossing Opens


The Columbus Dispatch wrote Hockey season opens to closures Nationwide Blvd. partially blocked, so some parking is inaccessible Friday, October 5, 2007 By David Conrad For those walking to the game, the long-contested Marconi Boulevard pedestrian crossing over the railroad tracks between Nationwide Arena and its southernmost parking deck is now open. Columbus spent $519,000 […]


The Short North Needs Abercrombie and Fitch

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The Walker Evans Effect wrote The Short North Needs Abercrombie and Fitch October 9th, 2007 Hear me out before you burn me at the stake. You know that abandoned Shell gas station at the corner of Fifth and High? It’s quite the eyesore at the north tip of the Short North and with all of […]


Short North is 22nd Best Place to Retire in the US


money.cnn.com wrote Best place to retire: Short North Pros: Super-affordable, close to the university Cons: Not much in the way of nature around Columbus, and the downtown is still pretty sleepy Real estate: One-bedroom condos can be found for $175,000 or so. Two-bedroom rentals can be found for $1,500. If you want to get back […]


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