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Downtown living has perks, say residents

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The Columbus Dispatch wrote Downtown living has perks, say residents Sunday, September 30, 2007 By Debbie Gebolys Nearly halfway through Mayor Michael B. Coleman’s 10-year plan to add 10,000 Downtown housing units, the city announced plans last week to buy downtrodden Columbus City Center. A day earlier, developers of just-built Carlyles Watch said they’ll auction […]


How a new suburb gets born: Bayly Pointe (CANCELLED)

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The Columbus Dispatch wrote Development dreams finally taking shape Sunday, September 23, 2007 By Holly Zachariah MARYSVILLE, Ohio — Union County officials now have had their first real look at the long-awaited, much-anticipated development at the intersection of Rts. 42 and 33. The roughly 960 acres wedged between those two routes even has a name […]


Walgreens vying for Fifth Ave. space in Grandview

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columbuslocalnews.com wrote Drugstore vying for Fifth Ave. space By KHALILA PERRIN Published: Friday, September 21, 2007 A proposed development proposed for the intersection of Grandview and Fifth avenues could mean war — drugstore wars. Development firm Visconsi Companies Ltd. presented plans to the Fifth by Northwest Area Commission for a 11,514-square-foot Walgreens at the northwest […]


Green Lazarus building gets national accolade

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Business First of Columbus wrote “Green” Lazarus building gets national accolade Tuesday, September 25, 2007 by Matt Burns The 1 million-square-foot downtown landmark, which now features a rainwater filtering system and a 15,000-square-foot “green roof,” has garnered national attention from the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties. The group called Lazarus one of the […]


Garden Theater Redevelopment News & Updates


Anybody know the scoop on the new tenants (if any)? Here’s a cross-posting from the columbus independent: http://cmhindependent.blogspot.com/


NRI Squashing Scooter Parking


I’ve parked for the past 2 years behind Frog Bear down in the arena with my little 150cc scooter. Today I got a note reading: “In the future, please do not park scooters or motorcycles in or around the bike racks. NRI has requested that we start warning folks about it. A printed policy will […]


The Drexel in The New York Times


The New York Times wrote Bringing Hollywood Boulevard to Main Street By DAN BARRY Published: September 23, 2007 Jeff Frank runs the old movie theater in town, the Drexel, and has done so for 26 years. He is 56 now, bald and bespectacled, settled and successful. Still, he cannot help but wonder what might have […]


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