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  • in reply to: End of Early Bird Parking? #1125632

    JakeNic
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    I pay monthly for the Laz garage at 4th and Elm (near Gay) and saw the sign. However, my monthly rate isn’t changing so apparently I haven’t been paying the early bird rate? I dunno. Was the early bird rate just a daily rate?

    in reply to: Where to get foreign currency in Columbus #1125631

    JakeNic
    Participant

    Great success with Huntington today. The exchange rate was pretty good; way better than the airport and no ridiculous convenience fees.

    On a side note, I was wowed by the architecture in there. I didn’t know we had an awesome huge historic bank lobby in the city. It’s worth checking out if you haven’t seen it.

    @Jon,<br>
    Taking a Mediterranean cruise with the wife and visiting Italy, Monaco, France, and Spain.

    I work downtown and have been in many if not most of the buildings for one reason or another. I agree, the lobby of the Huntington is GORGEOUS. Another favorite to see (if it’s still accessible to the public now that it’s all loft apartments) is the Atlas Building on Long. I used to have to go in that one a couple times each day when there were still a few state offices in it. Lobby is all marble with a grand marble staircase. Like stepping back in time!!

    in reply to: Restaurant Impossible Filming at Cray #1124619

    JakeNic
    Participant

    One of the more underwhelming episodes. Has anyone been back, has it changed? I know the one he did in Cleveland by my parents is now on O’Charleys.

    According to Yelp, any changes have not been for the better. :-\ It’s a shame, it’s a neat space in a good location. Sounds like it needs some better management.

    in reply to: White City:The new urban blight is rich people #1122297

    JakeNic
    Participant

    “Anti-locusts” is hilarious, indeed. :-)

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Snarf wrote:</div>
    As veiled as the racism that began this thread topic? Or is that veiled homophobia? Moneyed childless whites sounds like a euphemism for “the gays”.

    I live in my grandparents old house they left to me when they died. It’s not in a nice neighborhood at all. There was a shooting very close to here recently, and I don’t like this neighborhood but I’m going to college and have to live here for now for financial reasons.

    I explain that to set up for a story about my grandpa. Two of the neighbors were outside talking to him about how they heard that “some of the gays” were going to move in the neighborhood and how it was going to be a terrible thing to have that influence, and how it would be like a plague.

    I can’t remember exactly what he said but it was something like “A plague? What are you worried about? Have you seen how this neighborhood as turned to rot? From what I can see gay people are like anti-locusts. They move in and restore old neighborhoods and make them beautiful. What I wouldn’t give for a whole gang of gay people to move in this neighborhood!”

    Anti-locusts made me giggle. He meant it in a nice way, I swear :)

    in reply to: White City:The new urban blight is rich people #1122296

    JakeNic
    Participant

    (Why am I responding… why am I responding… walk away… Aw, eff it.)

    Ok, I just drafted this whole response and then deleted it. Again, you don’t know me, you don’t know anything about me, and there is no reason for me to defend myself to you. You are either part of the problem or part of the solution. I know which one I am, and I’m sure you think you know which one you are, too.

    Best of luck.

    in reply to: White City:The new urban blight is rich people #1122250

    JakeNic
    Participant

    The veiled racism in this thread is pretty awful. I posted a link to this thread so people could see the references to ‘hip hop’, sagging, little thugs, etc.-all the references to white vs black areas of town. It is disgraceful. I grew up in a working class area and live in one now and it is cultural thing-trashy is trashy and has no color.

    The reference to Columbus not turning into ‘Detroit’ is classic. To the white bigots who posted-congratulations on your white privilege-I am sure you will keep doing what you can to keep it.

    And therein lies the issue. I have no problem having an open and honest discussion about privilege, perceived or otherwise. But I can’t help but bristle when, regardless of the fact that you don’t know me or anything about me, you assume #1 – that I’m white and #2 – that I’m a bigot. How is that furthering the discussion?

    in reply to: White City:The new urban blight is rich people #1121130

    JakeNic
    Participant

    I feel zero guilt for being a moneyed childless white living in the city.

    Thank you. I resent the fact that the people who have the means to prevent Columbus from becoming Detroit should somehow feel guilt for doing so. “You’re doing your part, but you aren’t sacrificing everything you’ve worked for, so shame! Shame!” BS.

    in reply to: Savor Growl #1116998

    JakeNic
    Participant

    I also picked up a six-pack recently and it was rang up correctly and charged the appropriate tax. I’m still going to keep an eye on them from here on out, but maybe it was just a quirk.

    in reply to: Savor Growl #1115760

    JakeNic
    Participant

    I’m not trying to change the world with my beer choices, and have no problem tossing back some good ol’ Budweiser. But I also enjoy other beers and am willing to pay extra to enjoy them. Besides, if I’m drinking something cheap because it’s a hot day and I’m working on something, for example, I may drink several. But if it’s something a little more “interesting”, perhaps with a higher ABV and more complex flavors, I may drink only one. So it works out.

    in reply to: Savor Growl #1115684

    JakeNic
    Participant

    Just wanted to share another suspicious tactic by the Savor folks. I’d read a couple of reviews that said that Savor Pint overcharges for purchases. Even though it’s conveniently located for me, I don’t go there often, mostly because I tend to forget about it and I usually just get my beer at Weiland’s when I’m picking up groceries.

    Anyway, couple of days ago all I needed was beer so I went to Savor Pint. Two six packs (one of which was priced higher than I’ve seen other places) and a single bottle which seemed to be priced a bit high, but I wanted to try it. $8.99 + $8.99 + $3.47, and the total came to $24.48. I knew that sounded wrong but let it go and did the math at home. The actual total (for already overpriced beer) should have been $21.45 + 7.5% tax = $23.06.

    It’s just a couple of bucks and it isn’t like I can’t afford it, but it’s super shady. How many people (myself included, in that moment) either don’t notice or choose not to make a fuss? I would imagine that $1-$2 per customer really adds up….

    in reply to: Bike Lanes on Summit and Fourth #1105603

    JakeNic
    Participant

    JakeNic, was the cyclist in the right travel lane of Fourth? If he/she was turning right, then it makes sense that they were in the right lane, especially if traffic is heavy.

    No, and that would’ve made more sense to me. They were in the now-“middle” lane, between the new protected bike lane and the right travel lane.

    I know it’s not much different than a slow moving car, but when traffic is already backed up due to being down to two lanes, and one of those lanes has slowed to a crawl behind the bike, thus further congesting the right travel lane as people attempt to go around the bike… I don’t understand the reasoning when right there, just a few more feet to the left, is a perfectly good dedicated bike lane.

    I’m trying to be patient with it, I really am. It’ll just take some time for us all to adjust, I’m sure.

    in reply to: Bike Lanes on Summit and Fourth #1105468

    JakeNic
    Participant

    Totally agree with “goldenidea”. I’m a big fan of making Columbus more bike-friendly and I understand what they were going for with adding a bike lanes to 4th and Summit, but so far, I’m dubious. I drive 4th from downtown to Hudson every day and consider myself to be a good and courteous driver. And yet, I look at the new markings and am not sure how I would properly navigate them. Before, I would’ve simply checked to make sure I wasn’t cutting off a biker before turning left onto one of the streets in the affected area.

    The back-ups now that we’re down to 2 lanes are extremely frustrating. 4th often gets congested enough at rush hour, but now with one less lane, it’s awful. All that backed up traffic only serves to make drivers more anxious, which then puts bikers at even greater risk. How is this better?

    ALSO, I totally understand that bikes have the right to use whatever lane they want, but please, can someone explain to me why just yesterday on my drive home, there was a person on a bike in one of those remaining two lanes?? Here you have a perfectly good and unused bike lane, which resulted in one less lane for cars, and yet, you bike in a car lane, reducing the number of lanes to ONE?? Why?? C’mon…. that just doesn’t seem fair to those of us who have to drive.

    in reply to: Melt Bar & Grilled in Columbus #1083803

    JakeNic
    Participant

    Agree with the poster above. I’d never had Melt in Cleveland, and was excited when a location opened up at Easton. (Short North parking = Blah!) “Bland if not bad tasting” about sums it up. I seriously do not understand what all the hubbub is about.

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