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A few years ago, I was snail mail (postcard) bullied by a Yelper impersonating their former Columbus manager. After inquiring with this manager and informing Yelp headquarters of the matter, their legal department decided to take no action against their user. A couple years later, the Yelper passed away and the company’s sales team called me trying to use his negative review of my business to convince me that advertising would help my business connect with other users in a positive way. Their accountability is non-existent and their sale tactics are deplorable.
Here’s my problem with Short North parking. Nobody is effing using it.
“It’s harder to justify land cost when knocking down high performing entities.”
I’m not sure why this statement sticks out to me as classist. But it’s hard for me to believe that the same thing would be said if a highly profitable tattoo shop or even an average performing clothing shop were in the same place.
I think the commission should push for a two phased plan. The first phase would include Haiku moving into the new build at its completion. Then the second phase would demolish the restaurant to make way for the completion of the development.
I recently had a chicken soup topped with fried chicken skin(!) at The Table which was delicious.
Though I thought the price was a couple dollars more than it should have been, The Pearl has a solid Fish & Chips.December 13, 2014 1:30 pm at 1:30 pm in reply to: Redevelopment at Stonewall Columbus & Mikey's Late Night Slice #1054673
With a building of this size, couldn’t it be saved by carefully moving it to a museum/cultural center or someplace similar? Though personally I don’t think that is completely necessary. IMHO when it comes to saving structures in historical neighborhoods, pick your battles wisely. (cough) White Castle (cough, cough).December 13, 2014 9:54 am at 9:54 am in reply to: Redevelopment at Stonewall Columbus & Mikey's Late Night Slice #1054637
I think Mikey’s owns the building that holds Oddfellows as well as the parking lot with the pizza shack. The shack’s a scrubby dump, not something that’ll be looked upon fondly for any sort of historical value. Hell, when exactly was it built, anyhow?
If it was scrapped, and the appearances of the current lot area were improved (by an owner who could easily just do nothing with impunity) then what’s not to like? The alternative is not ‘build something bigger’ unless the money and the will to do so were with Mikey’s… which, per the submittal, I’d surmise they’re not.
Mike Maloof is the owner of the building and lot. The shack construction has been estimated to be sometime between 1901 and 1922.December 8, 2014 1:07 pm at 1:07 pm in reply to: Condado – Tacos, Tequila & Margaritas – Short North #1053754
Last night, we planned a sort of impromtu birthday party here for the wife. The staff was extremely accommodating, courteous and attentive. The tacos were delicious and margharitas were tasty too. Their selection of local brews on tap is perfectly curated. We will definitely be there often. Condado is a much needed and welcomed addition to the Garden District!
Camping packages sold out today. That means local hotels will start filling up for this weekend. It would be interesting to know the economic impact ROTR has on Columbus.
On my list to see are Judas Priest, Marilyn Manson, Ministry, Anthrax, Halestorm, In This Moment, Slash, Saxon, Volbeat and Crobot. That probably doubles the number of bands I saw last year. Hopefully I’ll have enough help at my booth so that I can sneak away to see most of these.
I’m sure your negativity is directed towards chain, box and large retailers. But the sentiment does not help those of us who have locally owned and operated businesses. If you are completely against consumerism and buying products made in China or the like, I challenge you to read all the product labels of everything you own and donate those which were mass produced in foreign countries. Don’t forget your cell phone, computer or iPad!
Of course if you really want to put your money into the hands of Americans, you could and SHOULD come to local shops which sell locally made items. I’m thinking of places like Wholly Craft, Celebrate Local, A Gal Named Cinda Lou, Igloo Letterpress and more. They all sell products made by artisans right here in your own backyard.
Black Friday is just American stupidity on display.
So shop smart and buy local on Black Friday.
Do local places tend to be closed on Black Friday? My parents will be in town for the holiday and were interested in exploring the Short North. I don’t care about sales, it’d just be nice to walk around (weather willing) and show them a few spots.
I can’t say with 100% confidence that each and every business in the Short North will be open on Black Friday. But the odds of a store or restaurant being closed are pretty slim. Check out my post above for our sale details for What the Rock?!. I’m not sure what other stores’ sales are at this point, but traditionally Rowe, Rivet, Milk Bar, Tigertree and many others have extended hours as well.
We hope you and your family come to enjoy shopping local for the holiday in the Short North!
What the Rock?! will be hosting its annual Black Friday sale. Here are the details and link to the Facebook event. I hope to see you there!
What the Rock?!’s 7th Annual Black Friday Sale will kick off at 9am on Friday November 28, 2014.
This sale is our way of saying “Thank You” to all of our fans who support local shopping for the holidays and throughout the year! Come early and take advantage of these awesome discounts!!!
THE ROCKIN’ DEALS!!!
9am-10am: 40% OFF Your Entire Purchase!
10am-11am: 30% OFF Your Entire Purchase!
11am-Noon: 20% OFF Your Entire Purchase!
Noon-1pm: 10% OFF Your Entire Purchase!
FREE WTR?! sticker with every purchase all day!
*What the Rock?! Fan Club Card Holders can redeem their filled cards for 30% off their purchase from 11am to close!