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  • in reply to: Tablet Question for Android users – Nexus 7 or Sero 7? #549798

    cbus11
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    If you can afford it the Nexus is probably the better buy for support and development reasons. For a tablet that gets used a lot I would look into a SquareTrade warranty. My niece dropped hers and SquareTrade covered everything. There are plenty of 30% off coupons out there.

    I was going to add that I thought there were some bugs in the new Nexus 7 (2013) but it looks like Google fixed them. That reaffirms to me that Nexus is probably the better choice.

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/7241/nexus-7-2013-jss15q-ota-update-rolling-out-fixes-gpsgnss-and-multitouch-issues

    in reply to: GeoGuessr Game #547427

    cbus11
    Member

    First place it put me at was Niagara Falls. Then it messed with my head and put me on top of a mountain in Georgia (former USSR).

    in reply to: Request Trader Joes for downtown #257248

    cbus11
    Member

    I am not sure that Giant Eagle will be closing. I agree that a mid-sized specialty grocer could do very well there.

    in reply to: Frezno has closed and will reopen as a new concept #547463

    cbus11
    Member

    It makes me feel old but I remember hanging out there about a decade ago when it was Hagen’s (now Frezno), Gibby’s, Howl at the Moon, and Tommy Keegan’s. Hagen’s had a great beer selection for the time. The parking and atmosphere was similar to the SN or AD. I haven’t been to the BD to eat since McCaskey’s (sic?) closed.

    I look forward to checking out Frezno. I am glad to see Kevin & Lori are stepping away from fast casual and getting back to their roots. This offer seems like a good reason to check them out. I hope they eventually open for Sunday brunch. That would be a nice plus.

    in reply to: Westland Mall Redevelopment #511496

    cbus11
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    Matthew said:
    At this point a vacant field would be an improvement.

    A vacant field would be a huge improvement and it is what makes Hilliard Rome and parts of Grove City far more appealing to developers. As it is now the developer would have to have or procure funds for the demo of the existing buildings. There is really nothing worth saving.

    Since it was a mall I doubt there would be outside funds available for site cleanup as with the Delphi/Casino plot.

    in reply to: Westland Mall Redevelopment #511491

    cbus11
    Member

    I went to Feast of the Dragon a little while ago and it still shocks me how blighted Soldano and the whole Broad St corridor has become. The casino is nice because it replaced the vacant Delphi auto parts plant, but beyond that and a few jobs it isn’t doing much for the surrounding area.

    The Anderson’s would be nice as that Kroger is lacking. I wonder though how hard it would be to convince a major retailer to go in seeing all those vacant storefronts and knowing about all the similar retail five to ten minutes away in several directions.

    in reply to: The Ghosts of Columbus Past #318287

    cbus11
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    RhondaH said:
    My Dad used to have an ancient Sony .3 megapixel camera that took pictures on floppy disks (remember those?).

    Throwing the word ‘ancient’ in there makes me feel old. I remember using that camera for work.

    heresthecasey said:
    I wish Cap South would have saved those statues and installed them somewhere in Columbus Commons.

    Would have been a nice homage to the history of the site. I wonder where they ended up

    They were appraised at $185k (wow) and sold at auction:

    City Center: The Demise of Excess


    cbus11
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    Walker said:

    In-store wine tastings, foodie events, cooking classes, dine-in restaurant spaces, farmers markets, and a whole bunch of other things that you have to experience in-person.

    It will certainly be interesting to see how things continue to evolve if many customers become content to order their staples online, but still turn more and more to grocery stores for events, prepared foods and on-site dining.

    I agree 100%.

    Also, the senior bus has to go somewhere – free samples for all on board. ;)

    Coremodels said:
    I can say, without a doubt, that if I could shop North Market online for delivery I would buy way more stuff from there.

    Same here. I sometimes find it hard to fit a special trip in with their hours. I imagine I would start finding Amazon Fresh useful if they started carrying a lot of these local shops. Then again, it might not be good for my weight. As it stands now you have to at least do a little work to get it.


    cbus11
    Member

    Being a little older I am not as quick to jump on the online model (ie I like to browse and pick out my produce). The comments here though seem to have a lot of merit and I think that it will be good for local producers and small businesses that seek to partner with Amazon. I can’t really find fault with it.

    There has been a lot of traditional brick and mortar grocery expansion in the last few years. If nothing else we will have a plethora of options. Those involved in the grocery business are going to have to keep on their toes.

    in reply to: Columbus Working On Regulations For Pedicab Industry #543442

    cbus11
    Member

    With relatively low costs and only 40 licenses for the entire city it would be pretty easy for a couple of pedicab companies to control the market. Is there a limit to how many licenses one company can purchase?

    in reply to: Columbus Working On Regulations For Pedicab Industry #543429

    cbus11
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    in reply to: Columbus Working On Regulations For Pedicab Industry #543428

    cbus11
    Member

    I would guess it depends on how many out of town (who are reading CU) or ‘future’ startup pedicabs end up getting one those 40 licenses. I am not sure why there needs to be a limit on the number especially in an industry that has so much growth potential.

    The Bullshit Meter is reading pretty high.

    Graybeak said:
    Julian Valencia, with Columbus Pedicabs, says out of town pedicab drivers flood the market when concerts and Ohio State University football games are happening.

    “They were like going down the wrong way on Olentangy River Road with no lights at night and I’m like, I was almost having a heart attack,” Valencia said.

    in reply to: Columbus Working On Regulations For Pedicab Industry #543426

    cbus11
    Member

    fast one:
    a clever and devious trick

    mrpoppinzs said:
    there is a tendency of incumbent businesses to try to use government to regulate competition out of an area when new threats arrive.

    in reply to: Columbus Working On Regulations For Pedicab Industry #543424

    cbus11
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    pez said:
    What pedicab wouldn’t be in favor of a little red tape and a small cost to limit competition to 40 units in the city?

    +1 looks like the pedicabs are trying to pull a fast one.

    in reply to: McCasky's Grille #534207

    cbus11
    Member

    susank said:
    Ouch…and that place was empty for a LONG time. I hope they find a buyer soon.

    It could be a turnkey purchase for someone with the right concept and menu. Unfortunately that is a lot of $$$ for the Brewery District.

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