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    deraj1013
    Participant

    From the Dispatch…

    Casino group: City made promises
    Penn National seeking payback for location change

    By Robert Vitale

    Executives from Penn National Gaming said yesterday that they were promised financial support from Columbus when they agreed to move their casino from a voter-approved site in the Arena District.

    But city officials say they promised only support for a request for state environmental-cleanup money and political support for the move.

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    #369769

    LATFJoss
    Member

    I’ve been fairly neutral towards the idea of a casino. I live in Hilliard, but even with a casino 15 minutes away, I can’t say that I’ll ever go. That exterior makes me lawl my pants off to be honest, though one can’t deny the fact that the designer/architect managed to really nail the particular feel of that entire area.

    #369770

    Ever wanted to gamble surrounded by the worst parts of the 1980s? You will LOVE this place! We have movie posters and can lights… Ooh, ooh – wait til you see our craaazzzzyy carpet!

    I don’t know if this is more insulting to Hollywood, Columbus, or Las Vegas?!? They said a Las Vegas-style casino with a Hollywood theme, which already sounds at least unoriginal, at most, well, this… Apparenly they’re just assuming none of us have ever been to either. Sigh.

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    #369772

    Twixlen
    Participant

    LATFJoss wrote >>
    I’ve been fairly neutral towards the idea of a casino. I live in Hilliard, but even with a casino 15 minutes away, I can’t say that I’ll ever go. That exterior makes me lawl my pants off to be honest, though one can’t deny the fact that the designer/architect managed to really nail the particular feel of that entire area.

    Gee, thanks for your helpful assessment of my neighborhood. It’s lovely to know that there are fine people like you out there, on the side of folks working to revitalize a forgotten part of town.

    #369773

    Twixlen
    Participant

    Central City Recording wrote >>
    Ever wanted to gamble surrounded by the worst parts of the 1980s? You will LOVE this place! We have movie posters and can lights… Ooh, ooh – wait til you see our craaazzzzyy carpet!
    I don’t know if this is more insulting to Hollywood, Columbus, or Las Vegas?!? They said a Las Vegas-style casino with a Hollywood theme, which already sounds at least unoriginal, at most, well, this… Apparenly they’re just assuming none of us have ever been to either. Sigh.

    I’m confused – so it shouldn’t look like a casino?

    I’ve been to Vegas… and I’ve been to a Penn National casino with this same exact theming – and it looks like a Vegas casino. Believe me, having seen some of the reservation casinos, it could be totally worse.

    #369774

    lifeontwowheels
    Participant

    When do they start hiring?

    #369775

    Twixlen
    Participant

    lifeontwowheels wrote >>
    When do they start hiring?

    It’s going to be a while – I can’t imagine they’ll do much hiring until they have at least part of the structure up – word is there is still quite a bit to be done to the property to satisfy the EPA, before they can start with new structures.

    It’ll be neat to see them regrade the parcel like is shown in the renderings – they are going to make quite the hill there.

    #369776

    lifeontwowheels
    Participant

    Twixlen wrote >>

    lifeontwowheels wrote >>
    When do they start hiring?

    It’s going to be a while – I can’t imagine they’ll do much hiring until they have at least part of the structure up – word is there is still quite a bit to be done to the property to satisfy the EPA, before they can start with new structures.
    It’ll be neat to see them regrade the parcel like is shown in the renderings – they are going to make quite the hill there.

    They do have Columbus listed on their jobs page, with a space to sign up for updates on the hiring process.

    #369777
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Ohio casino commission in limbo
    BY JON CRAIG • NOVEMBER 8, 2010

    The commission appointed by Gov. Ted Strickland to license and regulate Ohio’s new casinos — including one at Cincinnati’s Broadway Commons – may have met for its second and final time Monday.

    It won’t meet again until Senate leaders decide whether to keep any of the Democratic governor’s seven appointees, according to Commission Chairman Charles “Rocky” Saxbe. Four are Democrats and three, including Saxbe, are Republicans. State law allows no more than four from either political party.

    READ MORE: http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20101108/NEWS0108/11090328/Ohio-casino-commission-in-limbo

    #369778

    deraj1013
    Participant

    From the Dispatch…

    Coleman working on casino promises

    By Doug Caruso

    Columbus will support improving Georgesville Road near the site approved for a casino and could spend $275,000 next year on planning and development in the West Side neighborhood nearby.

    Mayor Michael B. Coleman gave marching orders yesterday for handling streets and development near the casino: He directed his public-service and development directors to use their votes on a state committee next month to support state money for improvements to Georgesville Road.

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    #369779

    byJody
    Participant

    deraj1013 wrote >>
    From the Dispatch…
    Coleman working on casino promises
    By Doug Caruso
    Read more

    Seems to me the City has more to gain by calling Penn National’s bluff.

    “I think there’s an easy solution to that,” Steven Snyder, senior vice president for Penn National corporate development, said during a meeting with Dispatch executives, editors and reporters. “We just stay in Franklin Township.”

    Columbus still gets a huge chunk of tax money, even if the Casino stays in Franklin Township. It’s a win-win for Columbus. Even better if they can get the tax money without being responsible for water, sewer and safety (and the implication that the City is sympathetic to the business needs of the Hollywood Columbus).

    “Columbus is guaranteed an estimated $16.2 million in annual tax revenue from the casino by virtue of being Franklin County’s largest city, with a population over 80,000. The $8 million in host city casino tax revenue would be on top of that money.”

    SOURCE: http://www2.nbc4i.com/news/2010/sep/24/3/sources-penn-national-wants-city-compensation-aren-ar-240645/

    #369780

    deraj1013
    Participant

    Not to nitpick, but Columbus’ population is far higher than 80,000. On the other hand, it is also lower than 800,000 if the author made a mistake by omitting a 0. Either the quoter mistyped or the quotee misspoke.

    #369781
    Josh Lapp
    Josh Lapp
    Participant

    deraj1013 wrote >>
    Not to nitpick, but Columbus’ population is far higher than 80,000. On the other hand, it is also lower than 800,000 if the author made a mistake by omitting a 0. Either the quoter mistyped or the quotee misspoke.

    The article is referring to the Constitutional Amendment not the actual population of Columbus.

    #369782

    Core_Models
    Member

    I actually hope the city does decide not to give in and the casino stays in Franklin Township. I have zero confidence the city will spend the income from the casino on the area that really needs it, but I’m 100% positive Franklin Township actually would.

    I can only imagine what they could do in Franklin Township with double the annual budget they have now, if not more.

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