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  • #77521

    greenhouse1014
    Participant

    Went by the old Madison store today and saw someone inside cleaning. Anyone know what’s happening with this place?

    #293979

    patient_zero
    Participant

    What was the old Madison? Was it a department store? It looks like it was retail space from the 60’s or 70’s. It’s been vacant for quite some time, whatever it was.

    #293980

    misskitty
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    It was a club but I have not been in a wile so I am not sure if thats still running.

    #293981

    pez
    Participant

    72 N. High Street.

    No permits filed, so I doubt anything significant is going on there.

    In a nutshell, Madison’s was a women’s clothing store (on par with Lazarus) from 1926 until they announced the closing of the 7 remaining stores in December 1994. At it’s largest, it had 32 stores in the Midwest, 7 in Columbus.

    The company was locally owned and operated until 1990 when the family sold out to a Hong Kong based clothing manufacturer. The recession of the early 90’s combined with overly aggressive expansion plans and a move to lower cost products drove them into bankruptcy in 1992, eventually leading to liquidation in late 1994.

    #293982

    greenhouse1014
    Participant

    misskitty wrote >>
    It was a club but I have not been in a wile so I am not sure if thats still running.

    That clib really didn’t “open” at all. They had a couple of special events there for 18+ and was rife with trouble. A friend of mine was driving past one night and saw a guy attacked outside from behind making him smack his head on teh ground pretty badly. The guy who ran that “club” was a total loser, in my book, and it was destined to fail. I guess that happens when your backing money comes from shady sources…

    #293983

    gk
    Member

    patient_zero wrote >>
    What was the old Madison? Was it a department store? It looks like it was retail space from the 60’s or 70’s. It’s been vacant for quite some time, whatever it was.

    For you youngsters, Madison’s was a rather high-end women’s clothing store. Its chief competitor downtown was Montaldos which was located next to the Columbus Dispatch. Both stores have been gone for decades.

    #1025305

    News
    Participant

    Decision On Future Of Columbus Downtown Eyesore Could Come Soon
    By Kevin Landers
    Wednesday June 18, 2014 5:28 PM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – It’s a row of crumbling, downtown buildings. Some say it’s a dangerous situation that’s also taking up coveted parking spots. The buildings are full of busted, boarded up windows. Pieces of the brick facade lay crumbled on the sidewalk. It’s safe to say that it’s one of the least admired buildings in downtown.

    READ MORE: http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2014/06/18/columbus-ohio-decision-on-future-of-columbus-downtown-eyesore-could-come-soon.html

    #1025363
    MichaelC
    MichaelC
    Participant

    I’ve been secretly hoping that ColumbusUnderground would just go ahead and buy out the building and expand aggressively. :)

    But this is excellent news–this is important real estate in Downtown Columbus. Here’s hoping this is the start of a great new project, and not the start of a new parking lot.

    #1025389
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    I hope that some local leader… ANY local leader… is willing to step up and prevent this from being torn down.

    #1025400

    NerosNeptune
    Participant

    I hope that some local leader… ANY local leader… is willing to step up and prevent this from being torn down.

    But coveted parking spaces are currently being taken up!

    #1025417

    futureman
    Participant

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Walker Evans wrote:</div>
    I hope that some local leader… ANY local leader… is willing to step up and prevent this from being torn down.

    But coveted parking spaces are currently being taken up!

    All three of them!

    But seriously, I hope the buildings are saved and the owners are put in a situation were they have to sell the building or renovate … which is unlikely as they have sat on the property forever waiting for a big payday.

    #1025425

    Urban Dansigner
    Participant

    I hope that some local leader… ANY local leader… is willing to step up and prevent this from being torn down.

    But “Bobbie Root” wants more parking! How ridiculous for the reporter to include this commentary as a legitimate solution of what should be done on one of our most important, if not the most important street in our city.

    #1025430

    GCrites80s
    Participant

    “Valuable parking spaces?” If parking spaces were actually valuable here spaces would cost $30 an hour, not $3.

    #1025435
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    But “Bobbie Root” wants more parking! How ridiculous for the reporter to include this commentary as a legitimate solution of what should be done on one of our most important, if not the most important street in our city.

    +1

    Bobbie Root had no title in the article, so I assume he was just a man-on-the-street interview? I’ve never understood the point of asking random passersby how they feel about something that they know absolutely nothing about.

    #1025456

    Pablo
    Participant

    The parking issue stressed in this article is ridiculous.

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