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  • in reply to: Balboa — New restaurant in former Shoku space #1127222

    DLDude
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    I kwow this is kind of a bad comparison.. but I remember when Taco Bell soft tacos broke the $1 I went “Jesus, how much am I willing to pay for a stupid Taco”. We’re sitting at close to $4 a taco for places like Balboa and Nada. I anxiously look forward to the $4 mark being broken by the next psuedo-fancy taco place.

    in reply to: Short North Tax Abatements #1127072

    DLDude
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    Curious what qualifies for an abatement. If I ‘renovated’ my home in IV and sold it back to myself could I get 10yrs abated?

    This all seems crazy> I was driving through Grandview thinking about how valuable a small 3bdrm house is over there, and I remember the school districts are good there. Got me thinking when the more inner city schools might get good with all this money coming in, and this highlights why that will never happen. Even though 1000s of straight up wealthy people are moving into the Columbus School District, so few of those tax dollars will end up in the school.

    I wonder what life will be like in 10yrs when all of the sudden these already-overpriced condos are set to see their taxes go for $1000/yr to $10000/yr. Do I predict a mass exodus?

    in reply to: Columbus $15 Minimum Wage #1123352

    DLDude
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>stechs02 wrote:</div>
    Here is an interesting fact, 33% of Americans 16 or over are not participating in the workforce, the highest since 1978.

    Baby boomers are retiring.

    ding ding ding ding. Same goes for the argument that 47% of people don’t pay any taxes

    in reply to: White City:The new urban blight is rich people #1122000

    DLDude
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    because adequate housing is a right, and if wages are depressed and housing prices continue to rise then there is a disconnect and a problem, unless downwards mobility is your goal.

    Though I agree, I don’t think it’s a right to live wherever. It’s sort of how I feel about the Section 8 housing in the Short North. Though those people have a right to adequate housing, I think it’s within the city’s right to say “Well, that housing is going to be somewhere else now” since afterall they are the ones paying for it.

    in reply to: Columbus $15 Minimum Wage #1121999

    DLDude
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    it was answered…”the profits should be equitably divided between workers, managers and investors.” change tax law to encourage investment in capital and labor, tax dividends and capital gains…

    lol what? Do they also divide the losses? Are they also on the hook for insurance? Are they also the one whose credit gets ruined if things take a dip? It’s not all fun and games being the ‘owner’ of a business. It’s a TON of responsibility and I just don’t think you can say Joe Cashier ‘deserves’ the same profit as the guy who is personally liable for tons of people, equipment, safety, and risk.

    in reply to: Columbus $15 Minimum Wage #1121824

    DLDude
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    My unknown moreso is what do you do for people who make $10-15/hr now. Are they going to be fine at $15/hr when everyone else is now making that, or will they require a 50% increase in their wage too? So if they’re now making $30/hr ($60k/yr), what will the people making $60k/yr say (Which is a good, college-degree type job) when someone working in a semi-skilled trade is making what they make? Do we have to double their salary?

    in reply to: Machete attack at Nazareth on Hamilton Rd #1119313

    DLDude
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    I mean, I do own a business with a business partner who has done it for 25yrs. We’ve moved buildings (1 month down), had machines go down, and all sorts of other things. Though it’s not the same industry, I don’t know if I’d be homeless, even if my business went down for 6 months!

    in reply to: Machete attack at Nazareth on Hamilton Rd #1119103

    DLDude
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    I guess I question a guy who has been in business 27 years and cannot take out a loan against all of that 27 years of success and is now homeless? Something isn’t adding up. I want to support the guy, but what made it cost $100k to clean up the mess? Did he choose to remodel so that he could get past the horror? I would understand if he did, but he wasn’t required to. I think the whole city supports this guy and his business right now. He should use that to bring business in.

    in reply to: Urban Grocery Store Concept in the Short North #1111226

    DLDude
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    Everyone lost their shit when Anthropologie came to the short north because it was going to kill the ‘local’ feel of High Street…. and now we’re talking about a Target Express?

    in reply to: Philco Bar & Diner in Short North #1107905

    DLDude
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    Philco is my jam. We do happy hour there almost weekly. I mean, seriously, $1 coneys and half-priced Ohio beer? Best happy hour on High in my opinion. I almost don’t want it to gain popularity because we can still easily get a seat.

    in reply to: Best kept secret gift idea in the Short North #1106401

    DLDude
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    Is this an ad thread now?!?

    CUT MAPS! GET YER CUT MAPS HERE http://www.cutmaps.com. FOR THE COLUMBUS LOVER IN YOU!

    in reply to: Master of None #1103708

    DLDude
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    I love the show’s premise and I’ve always loved Aziz, but the acting/dialogue on this show make it really hard for me to watch. I’m not sure if it’s the editing or what, but the episode with he and high GF living together reminded me of short films we used to make in High School.


    DLDude
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    Honestly I’m not sure how they would start with the road construction going on around there. It’s an nightmare on 4th and High. Anyone know the projected timeline for that?

    in reply to: $293M Upgrade to I-270/Rt23 Interchange in Worthington #1092926

    DLDude
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    I think the only thing it will do is move the traffic build up from 270 and shift it into the trench. over a quarter of a billion dollars to bypass a couple traffic lights so people can get back to their Delaware County Homes. How much would a light rail with park and rides cost from Delaware to Columbus?

    31 Miles at ~$70m/mile = $2.2Billion

    in reply to: Brassica – New Concept Going in Old Betty's Location #1092874

    DLDude
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    Looks pretty good actually. Surprised prices weren’t over $10, which is getting rarer and rarer in the Short North. I’m glad to have a place to get a quick bite!

    One things I always laugh at in Columbus: Fries. I remember going to Knead and saying “Damn, $3 for a side of fries, times a-changing”, then Arch City at $5. I think Pint House has $9 fries! Haha, I guess you can do a lot with a potato?

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