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February 24, 2013 4:49 pm at 4:49 pm in reply to: bartender fired for reporting drunk patron behind the wheel #534800
Central Ohio Safe Ride
How It Works
Safe Ride vouchers are worth $10.00 toward a taxi ride home. Establishments purchase vouchers and distribute them to their patrons who have been drinking and should not get behind the wheel. Patrons can then use the vouchers as cash with any Taxi Company Participating in the Safe Ride program. Establishments can distribute vouchers all year-round or reserve them for special occasions.
Nice to see 4th developing!
That does seem like a good deal and some nice entertainment that goes along with the sweat equity.
Is gateway owned by OSU or Campus Partners?
The South Campus Gateway garage as well as all other campus garages are leased to CampusParc now. I had heard they were not going to change the rates there until at least the summer. Of course that is now all in the hands of a private company looking to make $$$ on its half billion dollar investment.February 13, 2013 9:17 pm at 9:17 pm in reply to: Mystery Project/Development to be announced along the Riverfront? #534132
A new Kahiki!
Bart Overly had a similar idea. Would be nice to have. ;)
I will be the Debbie Downer this time. My thoughts, this announcement will not live up to the hype on CU.
I recall there was another expected BIG announcement that whimpered a few months ago.
A good location for another bar, but a little tight for a decent parking lot. They must be planning on mostly street parking.
The combo of Woodlands, Byrnes and Granddad’s seem to keep foot traffic up in the area.January 20, 2013 6:22 pm at 6:22 pm in reply to: Lucky's Farmers Market – New Grocery Store in Clintonville #530442
Natural-foods stores are not new in this market.“Columbus has been inundated with gourmet markets” over the last two decades, said Jill Moorhead, marketing director for the Hills Market, a specialty grocery established in 1993.
While natural-food grocers were duking it out in the Columbus market, chefs and food-lovers Trish and Bo Sharon opened Lucky’s Market in Boulder in 2003. Bo Sharon had been a child star in Hollywood, playing Ron Howard’s son in the 1970s and 1980s television show Happy Days.
The Sharons’ vision “was to create a grocery store with a genuine personal touch that offered quality products at an affordable price,” according to the Lucky’s website. “Our foods cover the culinary spectrum of house-roasted meats, freshly prepared foods, gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian and otherwise.”January 19, 2013 12:11 am at 12:11 am in reply to: Lucky's Farmers Market – New Grocery Store in Clintonville #530436
It used to be Kroger before it moved to Broadway & High. The Big Bear across the street replaced the Lane Ave. roller rink Big Bear (I think).
That is interesting. I guess that answers whether the building is suited for a grocery. If they are half as good as the person who writes copy for their website,I think this has the potential to mix things up a bit for an even more competitive grocery environment.
I am afraid to ask how they attached the wood siding to the enameled steel panels. So sad.January 18, 2013 3:38 am at 3:38 am in reply to: Lucky's Farmers Market – New Grocery Store in Clintonville #530414
Wow, this is really big news. I didn’t see this one coming.
It sounds like a really nice grocery option. I can see it becoming a draw.January 15, 2013 10:46 am at 10:46 am in reply to: Rubber tire trolley – bridge the gap before light rail #529771
Special service lines such as what InnerCore is proposing have been successfully implemented in other cities. I think they help overcome the perceived stigma of public transit and gain ridership in a large demographic that does not take the bus while promoting economic activity. As someone posted 97% do not use public transit in Franklin County. It also presents an opportunity to reach out to the growing tourist and convention trade which Columbus has recently invested in with the construction of the Hilton Convention Center Hotel and the Pizutti Short North Hotel.
It seems like an opportunity to try something a little different in an area that is now very suited toward it. It would be very hard to beat the alignment and proximity of downtown to the SN and the opportunity it provides as Central Ohio attractions. I don’t see this as a high risk undertaking and I think that the possible overall gains would be well worth the risk.
I just want to chime in how nice having City Center downtown was back in the day. Obviously, it suffered from a poor inward design and competition from suburban malls may have killed it anyway but it was a great amenity. Living and working near downtown I miss it.
I imagine as others are saying, that we will have a typical smattering of restaurants, nail salons and beauty parlors at Highpoint. Still it is a mixed use project and the more density that comes to downtown the better.January 9, 2013 4:19 pm at 4:19 pm in reply to: MIA Hookah Bar coming soon to old Bristol/Bar L'Estrange Spot #529317
There’s still a lot of illegal drug activity going on very close to this location, particularly between Summit and High on 5th.
As has been mentioned the area near Mt Pleasant (the street just east of High behind Surly Girl etc) across from The Brother’s Drake Meadery has had a lot of drug and crime issues lately.January 8, 2013 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm in reply to: MIA Hookah Bar coming soon to old Bristol/Bar L'Estrange Spot #529291
I don’t think there is anything wrong with being disappointed when something does not appear to live up to ones expectations or views on potential. Isn’t that how we judge everything from restaurants to our kid’s report cards?
Personally, I see that area of WP changing quickly. I imagine that whole corner will be a much different place in 5 years.
Waiting for a post from ‘my medium is dying’.