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Rumor: North Market to be demolished? FALSE

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    foodiemonster
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    Heard a disturbing rumor from a reliable source that the 20 year lease on the North Market building is about to expire and the city is reluctant to renew it. Apparently the city is considering demolishing the North Market building to make way for a high rise hotel. There is no plan for an alternative location for the current North Market.
    Clearly, this would be a major loss to the residents of Columbus. I urge everyone reading this to email/ call Mayor Ginther’s office to voice your concerns…

    #1120724

    RBloodworth
    Participant

    Well, I guess it’s April 1st somewhere at this moment. Please let this be a hoax…

    #1120726

    ohbr
    Participant

    I urge everyone reading this to email/ call Mayor Ginther’s office to voice your concerns…

    Or we could wait to see if the rumor is true

    #1120727

    tolemac5050
    Participant

    A day early with April fools. But it is CBUS…we need more apts.

    #1120731
    dalias
    dalias
    Participant

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>foodiemonster wrote:</div>
    I urge everyone reading this to email/ call Mayor Ginther’s office to voice your concerns…

    Or we could wait to see if the rumor is true

    Well not just any rumor. It’s a first post by a new user with info from an unnamed source. Face it, the North Market is done.

    #1120739

    OneBagTravel
    Participant

    Mixed use luxury condos.

    #1120749
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    (sigh)

    #1120768
    vestanpance
    vestanpance
    Participant

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>ohbr wrote:</div>

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>foodiemonster wrote:</div><br>
    I urge everyone reading this to email/ call Mayor Ginther’s office to voice your concerns…

    Or we could wait to see if the rumor is true

    Well not just any rumor. It’s a first post by a new user with info from an unnamed source. Face it, the North Market is done.

    nailed it

    #1120770

    ricospaz
    Participant

    tear it down! tear it down. more parking lots, more parking lots!

    #1120772

    Eugene_C
    Participant

    I saw the renderings, only 6 stories? They should be going for at least 12. And why can’t they use better quality materials on the exterior?

    #1120775
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    I saw the renderings, only 6 stories? They should be going for at least 12. And why can’t they use better quality materials on the exterior?

    They should at least keep elements of the facade.

    Seriously though, I just spoke with North Market Executive Director Rick Wolfe on the phone, who wanted me to relay that this rumor is 100% untrue.

    As if anyone could seriously think that it was a possibility.

    #1120789
    vestanpance
    vestanpance
    Participant

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Eugene_C wrote:</div>
    I saw the renderings, only 6 stories? They should be going for at least 12. And why can’t they use better quality materials on the exterior?

    They should at least keep elements of the facade.

    Seriously though, I just spoke with North Market Executive Director Rick Wolfe on the phone, who wanted me to relay that this rumor is 100% untrue.

    As if anyone could seriously think that it was a possibility.

    with the amount of April fools you’re putting out did you really fall for one? :)

    #1120826
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    with the amount of April fools you’re putting out did you really fall for one? :)

    Heh… no, Rick called me. He saw the thread and asked that I clarify. He didn’t want the rumor to go without being addressed. Regardless of what day it is. ;)

    #1120841
    Jeffersin
    Jeffersin
    Participant

    Did he clarify that the the market is staying and the hotel is actually being built in the North Market parking lot?

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>vestanpance wrote:</div>
    with the amount of April fools you’re putting out did you really fall for one? :)

    Heh… no, Rick called me. He saw the thread and asked that I clarify. He didn’t want the rumor to go without being addressed. Regardless of what day it is. ;)

    #1120864
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Did he clarify that the the market is staying and the hotel is actually being built in the North Market parking lot?

    No, but he did say that some of the individual vendors within the North Market will be renting out their areas as sleeping quarters via AirBNB. So it’s not quite a hotel… more like a food-prep-based-hostel.

    (That was a joke… just to be clear.)

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