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  • in reply to: Short North White Castle Site to Be Mixed-Use Development #1126605

    goldenidea
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    According to the guy behind the counter, the last day of business for existing Short North White Castle is May 31st. They’re not replenishing some of the stock at this point. They’ve sold out of cheese curds. :(

    in reply to: Chicken Wars at 5th Ave. East & Cleveland Ave. #1125908

    goldenidea
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    Looks like a few of the signage permits indicate it’ll become a Burger King.

    Yep, today I noticed that Burger King signs are now posted on the building. This will be more accessible than the one on W.5th Ave during lunch or dinner times on most days.

    in reply to: Has America 'Jumped the Shark'? – Primaries 2016 #1125901

    goldenidea
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    Practically speaking, I DO like the way a continuous third lane on I-71 has recently been completed from Columbus to Cleveland. That’s works for me NOW. Yeah, it’s not as restful and efficient as a high speed rail line, but we will be waiting awhile for that to be built, under the best of circumstances. Once Kasich is out of the way and we have a new governor, and Clinton or Trump is in office, that rail line will surely be built before their first term ends. So we will then have high speed auto AND rail! High speed rail isn’t a one-time opportunity; who’s stopping the next people in charge from building it, if it works? If Trump gets elected, he’ll probably build it with private dollars to convey us to new real estate developments he builds on Lake Erie near Cleveland and along the Ohio River near Cincinnati.

    I also really dig how cheap gasoline and natural gas are these days and look forward to equally cheap solar and wind whenever they arrive in large size… probably around the time we get that high speed rail line. It’s only a matter of years off from when Kasich leaves office. The sun will be brighter then for sure!

    in reply to: Kaufman Developments Buys Short North Land #1124924

    goldenidea
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    I was just about to say “Let the battle over the preservation of the IBEW Building begin”

    Similar to what Pizzuti faced with the UCT building on Park Street, seems very unlikely that the VV Commission will allow any significant changes to at least the fronts of the two buildings on 2nd Ave. My bet is VVC won’t allow any significant alterations to ANY part of either exterior.

    As for the expansive set of parcels along Price, it will be very interesting to see what gets built there. Pretty likely it will be predominantly residential, but perhaps VVC will allow some commercial as well. Maybe traditional rows of townhouses, maybe something much different from traditional.

    in reply to: Prince Is Dead #1124000

    goldenidea
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    He was a genius but definitely quirky.

    I know there’s probably a lot to consider about his quirkyness, but it was a put-off to me. I enjoyed his hits, but because he seemed so self-adsorbed, I didn’t really dig very deep into his work. In hind-sight, that was a big mistake, because he clearly was an exceptional musician and artist. Very sad that he’s gone now, many years too soon.

    in reply to: Looking for China Market Pad Thai — North Market #1123171

    goldenidea
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    I’m pretty certain that the couple that ran China Market retired after they closed at the North Market. I don’t think they are operating in Columbus anymore.

    in reply to: UDF (and adjacent lot) in SN exploring redevelopment #1121584

    goldenidea
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    Whatever happens, I just hope that the UDF itself and their classical tunes can stay in whatever ground floor retail the development would include.

    While I totally agree with this sentiment and will miss the convenience of UDF’s drive-up & park, I wonder how feasible residential units are if located above a commercial unit that blares classical music 24/7? So if UDF were to re-open in the newly redeveloped space, would they attract the “unsavory” element w/o their music repellent?

    in reply to: White City:The new urban blight is rich people #1121316

    goldenidea
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    The sad part is the fuck you they’re throwing out the car windows is mostly fucking themselves and they’re too painfully stupid to realize it.

    I don’t see how turning one’s entire neighborhood into a trash bin could appeal to anyone, but it does to some. It takes almost no effort to avoid littering in many cases. It’s apathy and a deviant attitude causing it.

    Is this a racial or cultural thing? Do areas like West Franklin or areas along S. Parsons also have this kind of litter problem? I haven’t looked too closely but haven’t noticed that they do.

    in reply to: White City:The new urban blight is rich people #1121287

    goldenidea
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    Right. My disdain for trash people throwing trash from their cars isn’t something I should ever casually let go. Fuck those trash people with their trash habits indefinitely.

    As for litter, I held off posting yesterday. I’ve been around Weinland Park for 15 years. One big eye-opener early-on was the amount of littering. Reluctant to generalize, but perhaps along with hip-hop and wearing pants that fall below your arse, it seems like littering is the welfare class’ way of saying: “Yeah, we don’t give a f*ck”. While things have improved, in Weinland, it can’t be something people do absentmindedly, because it gets so bad you almost trip over it. It can get so thick it sometimes drifts like snow. Seems like people up there would avoid using a trashcan if they fell into one. Sure, littering is kind of like speeding… everyone does it, at least a little, but who wants to live around it if it’s a persistent attitude?

    in reply to: Rumor: North Market to be demolished? FALSE #1120890

    goldenidea
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    individual vendors within the North Market will be renting out their areas as sleeping quarters…

    So now when we hear that “Luca Brazzi sleeps with the fish” we can take that to mean he’s slumbering on a cot behind The Fish Guys display case.

    in reply to: Hubbard Park Place – News & Updates #1119661

    goldenidea
    Participant

    Today, I saw a track-hoe and a stack of steel beams on location, so things are happening!

    in reply to: Has America 'Jumped the Shark'? – Primaries 2016 #1118250

    goldenidea
    Participant

    I’m almost tempted to change my registration to throw a vote his way –something I haven’t done since McCain ran the first time (against W in 2000).

    I’m Ohio-born, well-traveled, OSU educated, and have lived in Columbus over half of my life. I’m basically a moderate, middle-of-the-road independent. Perhaps this is being too simplistic, but regardless of personal political leanings, THINKING PRACTICALLY, wouldn’t it almost certainly be good for Ohio, for Columbus, and probably for Ohio State if our sitting governor, who is also a long-term Columbus resident and an OSU alumnus, wins the nomination and (dare I say) even the election?

    The nomination alone should bring more positive interest and attention our way. A term or two of another Ohioan in the White House would certainly have larger positive impacts, though for some, there may be bad with that good.

    Then when you consider presently the most realistic projected outcome could be Clinton vs. Trump, with some probability of Trump winning, isn’t it reasonable for any but the most disenchanted, down-and-out Ohioans to vote for Kasich, at least in the primary?

    in reply to: Has America 'Jumped the Shark'? – Primaries 2016 #1118244

    goldenidea
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    Why is there no follow up conversation about why college cost have increased so drastically. It is a corruption of our future that no causes and real issues are discussed, investigated and explained.

    You raise a great point. Most of the debates I’ve viewed have been very light on real, useful content, just a lot of attacking and bickering. At one point I thought… Am I getting more intelligent about politics? Because this all seems so simplistic. Unfortunately, I’m probably not better informed or more politically smart. Rather politics have become more basic and much dumber.

    in reply to: No leash dogs #1117259

    goldenidea
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    It seems like a lot of dog owners live in a world of their own. They have a hard time grasping the fact that not everyone feels the same way they do about their doggie.

    I had a female friend that used to walk to work on foot and thru Goodale Park. She had to dress very nicely for her job and had to contend with all sorts of leash-less fidos that couldn’t wait to jump up on her as she walked thru the park. Nothing beats paw prints and dog drool on an expensive suit, expect stitches.

    in reply to: SN's Bollinger Tower being bought, possibly converted to hotel #1116185

    goldenidea
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    It will probably get a tax abatement for re-development and not contribute meaningfully to the local tax base, either. It might raise some sales tax for the city.

    I’m going to stick my neck out here… Recognizing that we need to take care of our elderly, I think converting this building to a hotel does have certain positives. We need more rooms located close to the convention center to host larger events like political conventions. This will add rooms to that tally. Also, I’m willing to bet that hotel guests staying at this location will have a very positive impact on Short North businesses, especially along High Street. Both convention events and retail sales generated from visitors coming from outside Columbus will definitely contribute to the tax base. Also, as a hotel it will very likely be appraised at a much higher value as real estate, thus boosting the county’s property tax base. I guess if any redevelopment is tax-abated, higher property tax revenue won’t be generated immediately, but eventually it will.

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