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  • #79412

    cmhcow
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    Hi everybody.

    I am considering buying and renovating a building on Parsons Avenue, but am not sure about tenant recruitment. I think that I can keep rent fairly affordable ($8.00/sf NNN) and although restaurant/professional services/retail is most appealing, my ears are open.

    Any thoughts?

    #328627

    Kirk
    Member

    Here’s a quick list of what they don’t need anymore of on that street.

    1) Used car dealership (well over a dozen of those on that street)
    2) Free store
    3) Liquor store
    4) Crack dispensary (joking… sort of.)

    Hal and Al’s is about the only business worth a shit on that whole street. I wish you the best of luck finding quality tenants and trying to improve that “up and coming neighborhood”. :)

    #328628
    Jared
    Jared
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    When I lived in the Schumaker area the places that I frequented the most on Parsons were the Ace Hardware, Planks, IGA, Library and Schottensteins which has since closed. Had the Subway been around I would have gone often. I think it depends where on Parsons you intend to buy. The block closest to Livingston could draw traffic from the Hospital development and employees. Also, if you intend to draw pedestrian traffic think about what side the street may work best for you.

    The closest coffee is on Third at ‘bucks or Mojoe so a coffee shop near Liv & Parsons would probably draw from the Schumaker area and the Hospital. Could be a winner.

    #328629

    cmhcow
    Participant

    urbanrunner wrote >>
    I think it depends where on Parsons you intend to buy.

    The property I am considering is north of, but not too far from, Whittier. I would hope that whatever tenants I attract would appeal to people both east and west of Parsons. So if anyone knows someone… :)

    #328630
    Chris Sunami
    Chris Sunami
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    That’s very close to where my church is located. It might be worth your time one day to stop in and talk to one of our church and community workers –they are in very close contact with the neighborhood. http://4allpeople.org for contact info.

    I would also definitely talk to the guys at Ganther’s Place and see what they think the neighborhood could use. I don’t have any contact info for them but they aren’t hard to get in touch with. They’ve done miracles with that little area south and east of the whittier/parsons corner.

    #328631

    coolbuckeye
    Participant

    A convenience store and deli that does catering and delivery to downtown offices? Just an idea.

    #328632

    groundrules
    Participant

    Kirk wrote >>

    Hal and Al’s is about the only business worth a shit on that whole street.

    ain’t even my ‘hood and I can call bullshit on that one.

    #328633

    groundrules wrote >>

    Kirk wrote >>
    Hal and Al’s is about the only business worth a shit on that whole street.

    ain’t even my ‘hood and I can call bullshit on that one.

    beam me up scotty!

    #328634

    There’s lots of shops on Parsons I like actually. There’s a little convenience type store called Bushmans I like a lot, as stated before I like the liquor store there, and Planks is an institution in Columbus.

    #328635

    coolbuckeye
    Participant

    You know what would really help would be an anchor of some sort that adds street frontage for increased workability. I think that community is lacking a pharmacy.

    #328636

    carabar (my favorite bar/live music venue in all of the city) and chop chop gallery are wonderful parsons businesses.

    #328637

    coolbuckeye wrote >>
    You know what would really help would be an anchor of some sort that adds street frontage for increased workability. I think that community is lacking a pharmacy.

    Did Kessel close his pharmacy at Whittier and Parsons? It had been there like 50 years.

    #328638
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    coolbuckeye wrote >>
    You know what would really help would be an anchor of some sort that adds street frontage for increased workability. I think that community is lacking a pharmacy.

    FWIW, there is a new CVS about to open at the corner of Livingston & Parsons, which is replacing the old one that was across the street in the old Kroger Plaza.

    #328639

    Walker wrote >>

    coolbuckeye wrote >>
    You know what would really help would be an anchor of some sort that adds street frontage for increased workability. I think that community is lacking a pharmacy.

    FWIW, there is a new CVS about to open at the corner of Livingston & Parsons, which is replacing the old one that was across the street in the old Kroger Plaza.

    Plus there’s another one down at Parsons & Frebis.

    #328640

    coolbuckeye
    Participant

    @ core – Yah, I’m pretty sure Kessel is gone. And thanks for the update on the CVS on Livingston and Parsons Walker. I think there is a lot of people in that area who need a pharmacy that they can walk to.

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