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White Castle Closing Clintonville / North Campus Location

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  • #419323

    pez
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    tolemac5050 said:
    Word is the old Rally’s Bethel/Sawmill will be a greek breakfast/lunch place.

    From today’s Dispatch –
    “• Panini Opa Greek-Italian Street Food will take over the former Rally’s location at 4799 Sawmill Rd. The new restaurant is under construction.”

    #419324

    heresthecasey
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    As if the Auto Title place wasn’t bad enough (and the same color scheme, no less), the former White Castle lot is apparently the proposed location of a ‘Goo Goo’ Automatic Car Wash. Hopefully the UAC rejects their request for a variance. Definitely not an appropriate use for this prime urban site.

    “2725 N. High Street – A request to rezone this property, the site of the former White Castle, to permit a car wash use at this site. The business is Goo Goo Car Wash. The applicant is Buckeye Express Wash LLC and the attorney is David Hodge of Smith and Hale LLC.”

    http://universityarea.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/2013-1104_zoning_agenda.pdf

    http://googooexpresswash.com/%5B/url%5D

    #419325

    ehill27
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    Yikes.

    #419326
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    heresthecasey said:
    Hopefully the UAC rejects their request for a variance. Definitely not an appropriate use for this prime urban site.

    +1

    Put it over on Olentangy.

    #419327

    Analogue Kid
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    Yeah IF the UAC went for a car wash, you better believe the company will have to spend a big chunk of money to make it look as fancy as the Turkey Hill to the south. I doubt they can do that and still offer a $3 wash, so this looks to be DOA.

    On another note, this is interesting:

    15 E. Lane Avenue

    A proposed mixed use development at the southeast corner of Lane Avenue and High Street, the current site of the Shell Station. The applicants are developers
    from Elford Development. This is a preliminary meeting. No vote will be taken at this time.

    #419328
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Analogue Kid said:
    On another note, this is interesting:

    It’s already got its own thread:

    Proposed Mixed-Use Development at Lane/High – Shell Station

    #419329

    News
    Participant

    Analogue Kid said:
    Yeah IF the UAC went for a car wash, you better believe the company will have to spend a big chunk of money to make it look as fancy as the Turkey Hill to the south. I doubt they can do that and still offer a $3 wash, so this looks to be DOA.

    Sounds like it’s officially been cancelled.

    #419330

    DouginCMH
    Participant

    The now dead plans for a “state-of-the-art Goo-Goo 3 Minute Express Wash” have been replaced with (rather grandiose) plans by the Lower Olentangy Urban Arboretum to uncover the Glen Echo Ravine and “create a walking trail from Glen Echo Park to the Olentangy River.”

    Very cool idea. But its potential 20-30 year time-frame alludes to the complexity, and cost, of the concept:

    http://www.thisweeknews.com/content/stories/clintonville/news/2013/11/19/car-wash-out-arboretum-dreams-of-walking-trail.html

    #419331

    heresthecasey
    Participant

    No offense to the Arboretum folks, but I would much rather see a multi-story mixed-use project proposed for this site rather than its total removal from the streetscape for ravine restoration. As their plan also hinges on purchasing the Tim Hortons across the street, it doesn’t seem likely to come to fruition any time soon.

    #419332

    Analogue Kid
    Participant

    heresthecasey said:
    No offense to the Arboretum folks, but I would much rather see a multi-story mixed-use project proposed for this site rather than its total removal from the streetscape for ravine restoration.

    Oh you mean like the great mixed used development one story strip mall at High & California?

    #419333

    Graybeak
    Participant

    Oh man, I don’t know whether to ask this question here, or on the newly started thread where someone is excited about this project.

    How will this effect the Gates of Hell!!! Muahahahaha.

    #419334

    heresthecasey
    Participant

    Analogue Kid said:
    Oh you mean like the great mixed used development one story strip mall at High & California?

    Ugh. At least they didn’t approve the car wash.

    #1017833

    heresthecasey
    Participant

    Oh you mean like the great mixed used development one story strip mall at High & California?

    Looks like we could be in for another dose of the same. There’s a post on reddit/Columbus saying a sign has been put up at the former White Castle site advertising the “Shops at Arcadia – Spring 2015.”

    http://www.reddit.com/r/Columbus/comments/25yp4o/shops_on_arcadia_cant_find_any_info_online_they/

    #1017867

    DouginCMH
    Participant

    Yeah, I see this one’s 6,700+ sq ft, while the one on High & California is about 7,200; so obviously one story. Multi-story would be great, but I honestly can’t get too wound up about that as long at Clintonville has so many empty lots and underdeveloped prime real estate. The High & California structure is reasonably attractive, and has even managed to snag a great new food and drink business (with patio!) to this part of the city; not bad at all. This site, of course, is just a dirt lot right now and, recently, was going to be a car wash. It’s also right next to a check cashing business that, previously was a Hustler store. It may only be one story, but odds are it’ll be a clear improvement over what might have been for this location. And, obviously, all one story strip malls aren’t created equal; just look at the ghastly structures just north of High and Pacemont.

    #1017869
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    The High & California structure is reasonably attractive, and has even managed to snag a great new food and drink business (with patio!) to this part of the city; not bad at all.

    A multi-story building would have been able to get a food and drink business the same.

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