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  • in reply to: Sidewalks coming to W. 3rd Ave in 5xNW #1127692
    King Gambrinus
    King Gambrinus
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    This is very much needed. Without sidewalks things that distance wise are walkable seem very uninviting. Looking forward to this as well as the rail road bridge redo. I might actually venture west across the river on foot. Currently I never make it further than Pizza Cucinova.

    I’m also curious to see how the new nationwide traffic affects things. Hopefully things won’t get too bogged down.

    in reply to: Columbus Ale Trail (Volume 2) #1127691
    King Gambrinus
    King Gambrinus
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    I’m glad this is happening again. I got my t-shirt last year and had a lot of fun exploring breweries outside of 270 that I probably would never have gone to otherwise. Looking forward to another round of adventures.

    Very surprised to see Hoof Hearted wasn’t part of the tour this year though.

    in reply to: Idea: Relocating Crew Stadium to the Arena District #1127637
    King Gambrinus
    King Gambrinus
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    I’ve never paid to park for a crew game. I just park on fourth or summit. It’s a bit of a walk, but it’s free and I still get to my car and can start getting home way sooner than the 90 min it takes to leave the parking lot after the game. I think egress is the biggest issue with the current stadium. They need to add a another underpass or at least a pedestrian bridge.

    in reply to: Platform Beer (Cleveland) setting up shop near Columbus State #1127636
    King Gambrinus
    King Gambrinus
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>whopper jr wrote:</div>
    I used to live in St. Louis and there were several microbreweries off the beaten path that were very successful.

    We have those here too. Actual is located out by the Airport, Zaftig is on Schrock Road, CBC is now in Valleyview, Hoof Hearted is (primarily) in Marengo, etc…

    I agree with the gist of your comment and I’d also add a brewery like Rockmill or even Homestead to the list. But I’d say that for Hoof Hearted they’re basically an Italian Village Brewery now. I don’t think their other location even had a tap room.

    in reply to: Balboa — New restaurant in former Shoku space #1127133
    King Gambrinus
    King Gambrinus
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    I liked it. It’s annoying you can’t mix and match your tacos. But I’m always a sucker for a great patio.

    in reply to: The Atlas Building – News & Updates #1126608
    King Gambrinus
    King Gambrinus
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    That’s a very diplomatic way to say “yea, it’s dead”

    in reply to: Uber to End Surge Pricing, Allow Tips #1125878
    King Gambrinus
    King Gambrinus
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>vestanpance wrote:</div>
    I’ve never tipped using uber. If I can tip through the app maybe, but if it requires me to have cash on me that’s not going to happen.

    I’ve also never seen (nor do I know how to) my rider rating. But I still get picked up whenever i need to be.

    If you are curious, you can go to the help menu in the app and choose account. You’ll see an option for ‘I’d like to know my rating’, which will show it.

    Nice, never knew you could do that.

    I’ve never tipped when using Uber, but that’s been because they discourage it. Not having to tip is one of those things that just contributes to it being a seamless process. I actually don’t mind surge pricing, I get the supply and demand side of it. They make the extra rate pretty transparent. I’d have more issues if they tried to hide it.

    However, if they’re changing things I’d rather they just increase the base fare and keep the no tipping policy.

    in reply to: Columbus $15 Minimum Wage #1121963
    King Gambrinus
    King Gambrinus
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    To add my own thoughts. Sure a $15 min sounds great, but obviously those additional labor costs are going to be mitigated by passing them along through higher service or product costs or by reducing employment. I don’t think businesses will just accept lower margins out of the goodness of their heart. So a higher minimum wage helps some people but hurts all the people who went from $8 to $0.

    in reply to: Columbus $15 Minimum Wage #1121960
    King Gambrinus
    King Gambrinus
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    We don’t really have to guess at the effects. Other cities have made themselves Guinea pigs on this. Let’s check in on Seattle.

    “Seattle’s unemployment rate has risen a whole 1% of the workforce since this wage rise. Over the same period of time the national unemployment rate dropped by 0.5%. Sure is something going on there, isn’t there?”

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2016/02/19/seattles-15-minimum-wage-jobs-down-unemployment-up-this-isnt-working-is-it/#1cfbb1d63712

    in reply to: White Castle Headquarters Development #1121519
    King Gambrinus
    King Gambrinus
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    I wonder if White Castle would relocate to the office portion of the new building on High? It already has plans to feature probably the nicest White Castle ever. Plus they owned the land so they could have worked something out in the development agreement.

    Also, I know we’re quick to knock things down in Columbus, but in my opinion the existing building is nothing special. I think “landmark” is an extreme overstatement.

    in reply to: Wexners have major plans for Scioto riverfront #1121025
    King Gambrinus
    King Gambrinus
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    It’s outside COSI. Why not something amazing for kids like Maggie Daley in Chicago?

    This would be awesome. I agree the plans for the park look very boring. Plus with all the greenspace planned for the peninsula you have to give people something to do. You can only stare at so many open grassy fields.

    in reply to: White City:The new urban blight is rich people #1121020
    King Gambrinus
    King Gambrinus
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    Sorry people are investing money in cities again? It’s pretty much terrible.

    in reply to: Clintonville Apartment Projects #1120501
    King Gambrinus
    King Gambrinus
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    Wow, best quotes from the article:

    “But don’t pull out your carrot sticks yet.”

    “A severe storm brings an instant basement salad.”

    in reply to: Lyft Car Sharing Service #1120135
    King Gambrinus
    King Gambrinus
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    As of last Thursday, Lyft is apparently back in Columbus. Apologies if this was already posted elsewhere

    http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/business/2016/03/24/1-lyft-relaunching-in-columbus.html

    The prices are pretty comparable to Uber, right?

    I use Uber pretty often, and am generally satisfied, but it would be nice to tip the driver through an app (instead of handing some cash to the Uber driver as I leave, if I have cash on me)

    Last time lyft was in Columbus it was actually a bit cheaper than an Uberx. Having both options in town is probably most beneficial when one is in surge pricing you can use the other.

    I hope this doesn’t make me sound like a cheap jerk, but Uber drivers aren’t supposed to accept tips. Not having to worry about handling cash or tipping is one of the better benefits of Uber vs a cab. Uber actively discourages tipping. Just let the app auto bill and don’t worry about it.

    King Gambrinus
    King Gambrinus
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    I don’t think the gigantic power substation helps any potential development, but I am surprised we don’t have a Flats on Vine 3, 4, and 5 filling up those gravel lots. (Or really anything filling up those gravel lots)

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