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  • #369723

    Core_Models
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    joev wrote >>
    The current Delphi site is currently not siphoning disposable income from anyone.

    I’ll remember that argument the next time we’re celebrating a new bar or restaurant opening, or a band or DJ coming to town, or a play or movie, etc. etc. etc.

    “if only that place would have stayed abandoned, people could have been saving their disposable income”

    #369724

    joev
    Participant

    Core_Models wrote >>

    joev wrote >>
    The current Delphi site is currently not siphoning disposable income from anyone.

    I’ll remember that argument the next time we’re celebrating a new bar or restaurant opening, or a band or DJ coming to town, or a play or movie, etc. etc. etc.
    “if only that place would have stayed abandoned, people could have been saving their disposable income”

    You can’t possibly believe that a dollar spent at a Penn National casino is as good for our local economy as a dollar spent at a new bar or restuarant or bar in the city.

    #369725

    Core_Models
    Member

    You can’t possibly believe that a dollar spent at a Penn National casino is as good for our local economy as a dollar spent at a new bar or restuarant or bar in the city.

    …why exactly isn’t it? The casino sends a much larger percentage of that dollar to our city, county, and state government for one thing. What inherent benefits do a dollar spent at a bar have over being spent in the casino exactly?

    #369726

    joev
    Participant

    What don’t you understand about local businesses and economic development. Do you think casinos are in the business of circulating money? It’s futile arguing with you here. Walker was right a while back.

    #369727

    Core_Models
    Member

    Don’t let me catch you buying a movie ticket at Lennox or a hamburger at Five Guys or your whole theory goes straight to hell. If you want to have a debate about shopping at locally owned businesses or chains, great…you wouldn’t get an argument. I don’t see you hoping for the demise of every non-locally owned business in Columbus though, only the ones you don’t think you’d enjoy.

    #369728

    deraj1013
    Participant

    From the Dispatch…

    Casinos’ fees will develop job force

    By Charlie Boss

    Ohio employers want talented and qualified workers from their own backyard. College students want meaningful paid internships that can lead to future jobs.

    State officials hope to bridge those needs, thanks to $100 million in license fees to be paid by four Ohio casinos.

    Read more

    #369729

    byJody
    Participant

    Listen now – 11am WOSU Allsides
    http://www.wosu.org/allsides/

    Listen to All Sides with Ann Fisher today at 11 am; Join guest host Mike Thompson for a conversation with Ohio Casino Control Commission Chairperson Charles “Rocky” Saxbe, about regulating Ohio’s four future casinos to make sure the industry operates with integrity in Ohio.

    From the Dispatch
    Kasich also might get to appoint the new Ohio Casino Control Commission. Strickland made his seven picks in early October, but they must be confirmed by the Ohio Senate. President Bill M. Harris, R-Ashland, said he is prepared to reject them.

    “I’m in favor of John Kasich getting to appoint his people,” Harris said. “But we’ve not made any decision. If that’s what he wants to do, I would be very inclined to support him.”

    Asked whether Kasich wants to make his own appointments to the commission, spokesman Rob Nichols said it’s premature to say.

    Read More
    http://www.dispatchpolitics.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2010/11/04/copy/turnout-tells-the-tale-in-gops-election-rout.html?adsec=politics&sid=101

    #369730

    Twixlen
    Participant

    There is a Commercial Overlay Open House tonight, 6:00-7:30pm at Haydocy (the building on the left that used to be for used cars), should anyone be interested. The City’s Planning Division will be there, as well as the Franklin County Economic Development & Planning Department will be there.

    The main point of discussion is their proposed overlay for the length of West Broad St, portions of Georgesville Rd, Industrial Mile Rd, Phillipi and Wilson Rd. The overlay that I saw extended from Hague on the Hilltop all the way past Hilliard Rome Rd in Franklin Twshp.

    #369731

    futureman
    Participant

    Drawings released for West Side casino
    Thursday, November 4, 2010 05:00 PM
    BY DAN GEARINO
    The Columbus Dispatch

    Central Ohio residents are getting their first glimpse of the planned West Side casino with the release today of architect’s renderings.

    The $400 million Hollywood Casino Columbus will have green space, ponds, an RV park and open space that leaves room for a potential hotel. Work on the project will begin in earnest early next year.

    “The building is going to absolutely add value to this area,” said Chris Haydocy, co-owner of Haydocy Buick GMC on the West Side and a leading supporter of the project.

    His business, 3895 W. Broad St., will host an open house at 6 p.m. today where the public can look at the renderings. Local officials and the casino owner will be present to discuss proposed zoning changes.

    READ MORE:
    http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2010/11/04/casino-renderings-released.html?sid=101

    Here is the exterior and site layout renderings… Looks kinda crappy to be honest.

    Thoughts? Oh, and how about the hotel is on the back burner, but hey at least we got a RV park.

    #369732

    RoundTowner
    Member

    Walker wrote >>

    misskitty wrote >>
    But I am not surprised that they want to spend less on buildings. I would have hoped they would consider spending more but I didn’t hold my breath.

    From the day we found out that they were using their “Hollywood Casino” brand, it’s been pretty obvious that Penn was going to be going the cheap route in Columbus.

    True, unfortunatly, they still think Cincy and Cleveland are the major leaque cities in Ohio, leaving Dayton, Toldeo and Columbus as second rate. One would think that once they explore this city, they could see that its top notch.

    #369733

    Core_Models
    Member

    Yeah, the pools of hazardous chemicals we have now are way better than retention ponds and reflecting pools.

    #369734

    futureman
    Participant

    this thing is a joke.

    #369735

    Core_Models
    Member

    futureman wrote >>
    this thing is a joke.

    Doesn’t have to be your thing, but this thing will entertain a lot of people (myself included) with different sensibilities than you, will pay a ton of money into local government, will employ your fellow citizens, and will turn an abandoned/waste filled industrial site into something of actual use.

    Half the shit that gets built downtown seems like a waste to me, but I still wish them success and hope the people who do enjoy it have a blast.

    ETA: The “I won’t use it, it seems pointless, and I don’t really care if it generates revenue because I hate it” argument is why we won’t have passenger rail in Ohio. Solid stance.

    #369736
    Jason Powell
    Jason Powell
    Participant

    Not going to lie, the inside doesn’t look half bad. The exterior is kind of cheesy, but hey, it’s a casino. I like the retention ponds as well. Where the hell is the sports betting area. They had better have one.

    #369737

    Core_Models
    Member

    jpizzow wrote >>
    Not going to lie, the inside doesn’t look half bad. The exterior is kind of cheesy, but hey, it’s a casino. I like the retention ponds as well. Where the hell is the sports betting area. They had better have one.

    That’s a good question actually, I have no idea if they’re doing sports betting or not. That would add a bit more fun (and a guarantee that I’ll lose some money!).

    BTW, I wish the Dispatch had posted this rendering (credit via Twitter to Twixlen), because the amount of green space looks fantastic IMO.

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