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  • in reply to: Good/cheap place to buy flowers/outdoor plants #1125491

    melikecheese
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    Ultimate cheap price, going into the woods and digging them out. It’s worked well for me in the past. Granted it was back home in the country, harder to find unclaimed woods here in the city.

    in reply to: Low End Housing Market Heating up #1114774

    melikecheese
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    I can confirm in Merion Village / 43206 – A friend of mine has been searching for a year or so, things are pending within a day or two of being listed. He has been called on a way to a showing to be told the buyer accepted an offer, sorry. I’ve had multiple investor types come to my door asking me if I am interested in selling. Houses ran 100-175, now are running 175-225 and sadly the affordable ones are getting flipped and pricing certain people out of the market.

    in reply to: 5xNW needs to celebrate #1114773

    melikecheese
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    I thought everything inside 270 was “Columbus” Shows what I know! :)

    in reply to: How should I handle constant car break ins? #1100747

    melikecheese
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    Yeah just leave it unlocked, had to do that while living on the west side, sadly it took my 2 windows and a drilled out lock to learn.

    However, then one night the whole car was gone!

    in reply to: Tobacco Age Limit Rising to 21 in Central Ohio #1094543

    melikecheese
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    Hey good for you Grandview, you found a nice way to raise money other then speeding tickets!

    in reply to: IKEA Columbus Opening at Polaris – Summer 2017 #1061313

    melikecheese
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    Re Quality – You can ding it and dent it sure, but to be honest anything other then a bed frame has held up really well for me.

    I have a few pieces that I finally sold last year that were about 15 years old, still strong and sturdy. I’ve also got a 15 year old shelf (that is not the expedit) which have been holding several hundred records as overflow for a long long time and the shelves don’t even bend.

    Honestly, the idea of buying the same looking thing for $500 (west elm) vs $85 (Ikea) , I’ll take the 85 almost any day! I doubt I will ever spend much on furniture…

    in reply to: IKEA Columbus Opening at Polaris – Summer 2017 #1060868

    melikecheese
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    I am not sure why everyone thinks this is such a good thing for Columbus. These stores tend to get huge tax breaks, Cabelas got $3,000,000 in tax breaks and we as tax payers will end up paying for millions of dollars in road construction so that they can sell goods at huge profits. They may employ hundreds of people but they are part time Jobs at not much more than $8 an hour and offer no benefits So again we as tax payers pick up the bill. I agree it would be nice not to have to drive to Cincinnati but this really doesn’t do much for the city’s budget. what happened to the “Grandview Yard”style development, those types of projects generate huge dollars for the city which in turn allows the city to do more for the tax payers instead of us paying to create jobs.

    Well plain and simple a huge retailer that people willing drive hours to spend several hundred dollars at is a good for the local economy. It will bring people in, some people will end up going to other local palces, and if anything it just helps advertise the city, which is always good.

    I am also not a fan of the huge tax breaks most corps and businesses get, but that’s how the world works.

    The comments about pay and no benefits are just your opinions and don’t seem rooted in any fact. I’d rather here from IKEA what they pay and what benefits. I received medical benefits and other benefits working part time at Staples making about that much, so your assumptions are not always true.

    in reply to: Bars with Fireplaces #1058287

    melikecheese
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    Seventh son? Or is that too fake?

    in reply to: Cutting the Wire – Goodbye Cable TV #1058004

    melikecheese
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    Not being a sports fan makes life much less stressful I am gathering….

    Pretty excited about this Sling TV – I will subscribe just to show support, and maybe one day in the future if they can get the few channels I’d additionally want and if HBO goes solo then I’d cut the cable.

    in reply to: Jobu Ramen #1057897

    melikecheese
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    That’s a bummer, but I am happy he will be back at Double Happiness. It just means I can eat it once a week instead of once a month…

    in reply to: Gas Prices – News & Discussion #1055338

    melikecheese
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    Was visiting some family in Houston and they are bracing for the upcoming oil crash they say is definitely going to happen. The cities been riding the boom over the past decade and infrastructure and new developments are out of control down there. Some long term residents say it was exactly the same during the last boom (I think they said 80s to 90s?) and when the crash hit so many parts of town went empty. Was interesting to get a view of this from a city very dependent on the oil industry, where here in Ohio / Columbus its more a cause for celebration cause gas is cheap!

    I still think this is nothing more then flooding the market with cheap oil to collapse the financial incentives to start fracking. Price competition out of market, then drive prices back up.

    in reply to: Ohio Abortion Bill #1051600

    melikecheese
    Participant

    I wish our law makers spent time on other things…

    in reply to: Where Columbus Ranks on Liberal/Conservative Scale #1034425

    melikecheese
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    Hahah Washington DC is very liberal according to this. I guess politicians weren’t surveyed? :)

    If you ever look at exit polls and or the details of the votes after an election you’ll find this extremely true. Almost all of DC votes Democratic party. Like 98% blue. CNN used to have some great data on results with maps down to the county and showed the exit poll data. Sadly they don’t share exit poll data but should still have the down to the county maps.

    To the other comment about cities leaning liberal, it makes total sense, again I spend a ton of time with those maps after elections and just about every large city / metro area is pretty much solid blue. We can speculate why and it sounds like people will, but it’s what the people vote. Ohio has 3 big blue spots, then a lot of red out in the country that covers most of the state. But since it’s a per capita thing, the “city folk” can take over the entire rest of the state.

    in reply to: A good way to wreck a local economy: build casinos #1034256

    melikecheese
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    The only reason I have not gone is the table minimums, I know I am going to lose my money, I’d like to lose it slowly.

    I am puzzled by this location issue. People will drive to another city and even another casino that is surrounded by nothing because they don’t like this location? SO weird. If I am going to the casino I am going to be in the building. I could then take Uber to anywhere else I want to go. Would I go more if it was in an entertainment district like the Arena District, sure, but the idea that I won’t go to W Broad for the specific purpose I want to go their for, is weird. It’s like driving to the 16-bit in Cleveland because you think you’ll get mugged on Fourth or don’t like hot dogs.

    But regardless, nothing is wrecked, the area looks nicer already, the empty lots have at least solid, change takes time, and most people wont give it that.

    in reply to: Columbus tries to attract Stone Brewing Co. #1033506

    melikecheese
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    Yeah thats just one lawyers thoughts on Ohio. His (or her?) lose!

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