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    myliftkk
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    @cbennie – You must’ve read the Short North profile in Conspiracy Quarterly I take it?

    Turnover in the SN isn’t remotely surprising considering the heavy tilt toward entrepreneurial businesses. What’s surprising is that people hyperventilate about it.

    Turnover does mean vacancies, no? There’s fewer vacancies than in the past, but that’s here nor there.

    Despite personally knowing quite a number of SN business owners, I’ve never heard of this rash of rent delinquencies. Perhaps it’s something that was spread at the SN bacchanal which started on some date you’ve yet to reveal.

    First with the orgy, now with the nickel rubbing. Did they all turn down some overpriced business service you offered them, or are you their accountant?

    Find a voluntary business association in the country that has 100% membership. Perhaps you’re mistaking a special taxing district for the same thing as the SNBA, but that would be the SID.

    Oh, and Rip Van Winkle, in case you just woke up, there is no business oasis’ right now, and no one has ever pretended otherwise.

    #433521

    DavidF
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    cbennie wrote >>
    You folks have NO IDEA about the what is really going on in the SN, Oh sure, you have an impression – fueled by the nonsense of articles like this. The turnover in the SN is big. The vacancies are substantial. The rent delinquencies are huge. And many, many of the businesses who are there now were there before this SN orgy started. Most of the businesses in this area don’t have two nickels to rub together. Heck the SNBA can’t even get all the businesses to be dues paying members – not even close. If Columbusites need a story to hang their hat on, fine. But don’t pretend that the SN is some business oasis.

    Wow. How many axes do you have to grind? Geez, talk about mega troll.

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    colrex7
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    cbennie wrote >>
    You folks have NO IDEA about the what is really going on in the SN, Oh sure, you have an impression – fueled by the nonsense of articles like this. The turnover in the SN is big. The vacancies are substantial. The rent delinquencies are huge. And many, many of the businesses who are there now were there before this SN orgy started. Most of the businesses in this area don’t have two nickels to rub together. Heck the SNBA can’t even get all the businesses to be dues paying members – not even close. If Columbusites need a story to hang their hat on, fine. But don’t pretend that the SN is some business oasis.

    I think it is easy to put the SN on a pedestal, probably because it’s so visually successful. There are no doubts that there are problems, there always are…filling vacancies, getting people to pay rents, attracting people, etc… but, like you said, it is a good guide for other hoods to follow, especially ones that are doing it on their own (without a lot of developers and capital spending).

    I think the biggest test will be, and what will be most interesting, is how will the SN be able to keep itself a place people will continue to want to go to?

    #433523

    zp945
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    cbennie wrote >>
    You folks have NO IDEA about the what is really going on in the SN, Oh sure, you have an impression – fueled by the nonsense of articles like this. The turnover in the SN is big. The vacancies are substantial. The rent delinquencies are huge. And many, many of the businesses who are there now were there before this SN orgy started. Most of the businesses in this area don’t have two nickels to rub together. Heck the SNBA can’t even get all the businesses to be dues paying members – not even close. If Columbusites need a story to hang their hat on, fine. But don’t pretend that the SN is some business oasis.

    How could you possibly know these things? Are you a landlord of multiple properties? Do you own or manage multiple businesses? It seems pretty reckless to come on a public forum and bad mouth businesses that you have no association with.

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    zp945
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    cbennie wrote >>
    The turnover in the SN is big.
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    And many, many of the businesses who are there now were there before this SN orgy started.

    Which is it, many long term businesses or big turnover. These statements seems to oppose one another.

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