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Columbus listed as 8th "Toughest City" by Maxim


Columbus was the only Ohio city to make the list of America’s Top 10 Toughest Cities according to Maxim Magazine’s recent October issue with Smallville’s Erica Durance on the cover (along with Milwaukee, Fort Worth and Detroit among others). The magazine didn’t really use any concrete statistics to make the determination but cited that it […]


Short North in The New York Times


The New York Times wrote Columbus Cool By MONICA KHEMSUROV Published: September 23, 2007 Most travelers don’t give much thought to Ohio. But in the last few years, Columbus has undergone a transformation. By luring young professionals to its homegrown empires like the Limited and Abercrombie & Fitch, the city has seen a flurry of […]


Columbus is 14th-best US city to do business in

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Marketwatch.com released a report today on the top 50 US cities to do business in, and Columbus scored fairly high at 14th place. Minneapolis-St. Paul topped the list in first place, which is the only other midwestern city to beat out Columbus. Cleveland came in at 22nd, Chicago at 23rd, Indianapolis at 28th, Cincinnati at […]


Burnham Square sold with more plans coming soon

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Business First of Columbus wrote NRI wraps up Burnham Square sales Thursday, September 20, 2007 Developer Nationwide Realty Investors Ltd. has sold out its 98-condo Burnham Square project in Columbus’ Arena District. Nationwide Realty President Brian Ellis said the last unit was sold Sept. 19 for just under $500,000. The first purchase closing took place […]


Officials Plan Construction Project For South Side


nbc4i.com wrote Officials Plan Construction Project For South Side Tuesday, Sep 18, 2007 By Andrew DePaul COLUMBUS, Ohio — Local city council members discussed a development project Monday that could bring life back to the city’s south side. The Columbus City Council approved a $45,000 planning project to develop the Whittier Peninsula, NBC 4’s Mike […]


Is the Edwards Development on Gay St. too Short?

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After looking at this photo on Columbus RetroMetro and reading the comment left by Matt on this post it really does give you a good telling picture of just how short the Edwards Development is going to be on Gay Street. Of course, three story townhomes are a huge improvement over flat parking lots, but […]


Clevelander Praises German Village


Cleveland Plain Dealer wrote Step into charming German Village and you’re not in Columbus anymore Sunday, September 16, 2007 Laura Johnston Columbus — Picking my path down Beck Street, my feet thumping the bricks and my iPod pumping a Jock Jams anthem into my ears, I stop. There, behind that wrought-iron fence, is a storybook […]


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