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  • in reply to: UDF (and adjacent lot) in SN exploring redevelopment #1121522

    Mercurius
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    in reply to: Jeffrey Park – News & Updates #1101823

    Mercurius
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    Starts at $39.00 a month. No 24 hour access.

    in reply to: Questions for Andrew Ginther on Mayoral Race? #1098204

    Mercurius
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    What will you do to encourage following neighborhood design plans and more urban development. What will you do to curb sprawl and help keep more green space?

    in reply to: Questions for Zach Scott on Mayoral Race? #1096445

    Mercurius
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    Given the Columubus 2050 report, I’d like to know how you would encourage urban development and curb sprawl and single family homes. http://www.morpc.org/pdf/ULI_Columbus2050.pdf


    Mercurius
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    Parkside isn’t going up ’til Summer ’16.

    in reply to: Columbus Mayoral Race 2015 #1075481

    Mercurius
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    No. I believe those programs offer a hand up to people. Whereas the tax giveaways for Ginther’s big money campaign contributors are corrupt and increase inequality.

    My understanding is the abatements are an attempt to get high incomes (who also pay income tax) back in the city and when the abatements end it will be a great benefit to the coffers with a vibrant urban core to boot. It will still be a while before downtown Columbus can compete with downtown Indianapolis. I do think there should be a debate about continuing any abatements or TIF’s in the Short North area, German Village area, or the Arena District.

    in reply to: Surly Girl Closing This Month #1075467

    Mercurius
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>gramarye wrote:</div>
    “Lot more to the story?”

    Not sure I’m liking the conspiratorial undertone (or the somewhat Schadenfreude-laden overtone) of some of these posts, particularly when they aren’t willing to even articulate a suspicion or guess as to the “more,” let alone something supported by evidence.

    I would have to say the schadenfreude has to be a result of Liz’s polarizing persona over the last few years, and not to do with the actual closures themselves (But that might just nominate me for the captain obvious award).<br>
    To me it sucks to see local staples closing their doors. When Bettys closed I was not a happy guy, me and the lady loved going there for Siracha Mac and Cheese Mondays, and other affordable meals the rest of the time. The nasty feel the closing had and the false promises of relocation also were a bit disappointing. Then when the Jury Room shuttered up seemingly overnight and now Surly Girl is closing down when it seems (though of course we could all be wrong) to be doing alright all within the space of what? 18-24 months? That’s intriguing.

    It sucks to think people could be losing their jobs, and our city some interesting places to eat and drink but the unifying thing through all of these is the character at the center, Ms. Lessner.<br>
    People all seem to have very strong opinions about her and I think we could all agree that has more to do with her outspoken and sometimes grating nature more than anything else.

    Have to agree with Gram. Some of the stuff above is just straight libel. I’ve certainly butted heads with Liz but love that she speaks out and hope that she continues to. Anyone heard any rumors of what is going into the Surly Girl space?

    in reply to: Surly Girl Closing This Month #1074071

    Mercurius
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    in reply to: R.I.P. CU Forum? #1073062

    Mercurius
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    not being the focus on the front page. But I think it’s confusing you can comment on the article below the art

    Oh I would so upvote you if I could upvote you. Back on track!

    in reply to: Big Mama's Columbus #1073059

    Mercurius
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    Now we just need JackieO’s, O’betty’s and Casa in Cbus and I’ll be in heaven.

    Has anyone been to Jackie O’s new location? Is Jana’s Soul Food Cafe still in there? If you think I have CU nostalgia, don’t get me talking about Athens.

    Big Mama’s opened when I was in school. Before that we just had The Burrito Buggy to soak up the alcohol. Big Mama’s is pretty similar to Chipotle but with more to choose from. Here’s the menu.

    in reply to: R.I.P. CU Forum? #1073056

    Mercurius
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    I’m fine with what MissHilltop contributed. While I don’t believe I “doxxed” Liz Lessner, it’s probably a pretty good thing to come out of this thread. There should probably be a strict no doxxing rule. You learn something new everyday. Except Walker. We should make a sport out of doxxing Walker. CU is actually registered to EVANS CREATIVE GROUP LLC. EVANS CREATIVE GROUP LLC is registered to only Anne! What are they trying to cover up?

    Edit: I found their Instagram too.
    https://instagram.com/columbusunderground

    in reply to: R.I.P. CU Forum? #1073046

    Mercurius
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>MissHilltop wrote:</div>
    While Liz is well-known in the city, she’s not a public servant. She doesn’t owe you anything. She’s allowed to have opinions whether you deem them bullshit or not. By attempting to shout her down with her public records and info, you took a very extreme, aggressive, inexcusable approach that offensive and wrong.<br><br>
    The only “bullshit” here was your half-hearted apology.

    I don’t remember this incident at all, but I kind of have to agree with what the poster above said. It also seems like Liz made a legit reply to your question of why not everyone feels comfortable posting here.

    Chris, here is the thread in question: https://www.columbusunderground.com/forums/topic/seven-story-wood-companies-apartment-building-in-italian-village

    I stand by everything I said.

    in reply to: R.I.P. CU Forum? #1073040

    Mercurius
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Bear wrote:</div>
    What I didn’t get anywhere else was thoughtful commentary from a variety of very diverse perspectives, along with rumor, innuendo, drama, and a lot of humor.

    Yes, our forums did contain more of that kind of thing back in the day, but I think you’re seeing it a bit with rose-colored glasses. There was plenty of throwaway chatter, trolling, lulzing, ranting, bickering, fighting and mean-spirited anonymous gossiping too.

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Bear wrote:</div>
    Also, I should add that Walker is an exceptionally good and conscientious moderator. Lots of conversations that could have veered off the rails didn’t due to his role as benevolent forum dictator, and before long the norm was for conversations to be polite and constructive. That’s a major accomplishment.

    Thanks for that. ;) Though honestly, I felt more like a babysitter than a moderator on certain days with certain people, and that wasn’t a long-term role I wanted to play or hat I wanted to wear. It was a lot of work with little reward, and so I’ll be the first to say that I’m glad that much of that has migrated to other platforms, whether it’s spreading rumors on reddit, chit-chatting on Twitter or organizing dinner parties on Facebook.

    I think CU’s forums circa 2005-2008 provided a unique platform for a group of like minded people to become friends, and that’s great. But that function changed with the advent/uprising of social media platforms, so that uniqueness went away. There’s many other digital spaces (and devices) to connect with friends today, and ultimately, that’s a good thing.

    I have occasionally heard from old-school users that they wished CU was still just a messageboard and not a local news outlet, which is a fine sentiment to express, but it’s wholly unrealistic. If CU’s focus had stayed on being a messageboard, the casual conversations still would have drifted to other platforms and we likely would have shuttered the site years ago a la Done Waiting.

    I’m going to end my thoughts (for now) right there as I could honestly write a 20 page thesis paper on this topic. Believe me, it’s not something that Anne and I have not thought about and discussed often. Every change and update at CU has been planned and thought through and not without making difficult decisions sometimes. We are a small company with limited resources, so our ability to create an asset that can be everything to everyone is limited in scope and scale. We have to focus on what makes the most sense for us and has the best possible benefit on the community. Competing head-to-head with Twitter and Facebook is a task I don’t think we’re best suited for. ;)

    Walker, have you ever thought of teaming up with some of the other online news outlets (specifically I’m thinking Gongwer and ElevenWarriors) and taking on the Dispatch? CU has Life, Entertainment, and Metro covered. Metropreneur has Business covered. Gongerwer has Government and Politics covered, and ElevenWarriors has sports covered. I can see a few holes–but not many. If you just aggregated a couple of the top stories from each site every morning, I think it would be a better publication than The Dispatch.

    I guess I’ll just keep hoping a better alternative to Facebook and Reddit springs up sometime soon.

    in reply to: R.I.P. CU Forum? #1073029

    Mercurius
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    Hey now, maybe you two can hash this out over lunch at The Jury R… eee, I mean drink at Surly G… never mind, I’ll see myself out.

    Good call. Back to thoughts on improving the forums around here?

    in reply to: R.I.P. CU Forum? #1073026

    Mercurius
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    Mercurious: I fully disclosed my relationship to the property and my other business interests in the area in my very first post and several times in the post.

    You went on to post photographs and private documents related to my family and business partners, obviously in an effort to threaten and silence me. There was absolutely no reason to name addresses, post images, and post documents when full disclosure was already made to you. Several times.

    As a woman who works late nights, I value my privacy. My family and business partners and investors also deserve privacy.

    Nope, it was to show you lived in Clintonville and had a limited interest in 1126 N High. Nothing to to do with intimidation.

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