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  • in reply to: Idea: Relocating Crew Stadium to the Arena District #399730
    MichaelC
    MichaelC
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    GeorgeFox wrote >>
    Why not improve access to the existing one? I hate having it in my backyard but before we abandon it, let’s try to make it work…
    If I’m not mistaken, Crew Stadium is only 10-12 years old and they need a new one? I like Walker’s idea. If I were playing Sim City, I would put in exactly the same place. Again, I have a lot of trouble justifying a brand new stadium for an organization that isn’t selling out the one they have now…and would they sell out if they were downtown? Who knows. The Clippers have had success, but again, who knows.
    Again, I like the idea, but it comes back to how do we pay for it and what services will suffer as a result. We did just go to the voters to increase taxes last year because of potential fire and police layoffs. Not sure asking the voters to build a new stadium 12 years after the old one was completed is responsible.

    Would be interesting to see how much private investment it could attract.

    in reply to: Idea: Relocating Crew Stadium to the Arena District #399727
    MichaelC
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    Another concurrence with pushing for this to be adjacent to Vets Memorial alongside a bevy of new development, a la Washington Nationals stadium and the new surrounding condos, offices, shops, etc.

    in reply to: J. Gumbo’s Expanding Their Patio Down Pearl Alley #395849
    MichaelC
    MichaelC
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    Step 4. Add a permanent live music stage near Rhodes Tower.

    Is this in the cards? Because that would be tremendous.

    in reply to: Short North Fitness #331282
    MichaelC
    MichaelC
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    Sounds terrific, Brad! Thanks for the updates and all of your hard work.

    in reply to: Columbus once again in the New York Times #392264
    MichaelC
    MichaelC
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    Columbus. A scene from Traffic was filmed here. Bitch.

    in reply to: Tonight is Dime-A-Dog Night with The Columbus Clippers! #391568
    MichaelC
    MichaelC
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    Homage is ferocious. I wish there was a store.

    in reply to: The Joseph – Pizzuti Short North Hotel – News & Updates #390176
    MichaelC
    MichaelC
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    JonMyers wrote >>
    Michael, unfortunately that’s the issue, neither commission operates that way.

    What can we do to help, then, as citizens in the area?

    in reply to: The Joseph – Pizzuti Short North Hotel – News & Updates #390170
    MichaelC
    MichaelC
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    That’s terrible news.

    What is it they’re looking for, precisely, in order to make this project happen?

    in reply to: Embarrassed by High Street #389871
    MichaelC
    MichaelC
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    Your friends’ concerns about High Street are certainly known to the city, which is why plans have been drawn up to resuscitate that street, and were included in the city’s recent 10-year plan.

    Columbus has improved drastically since the mid-1990s; that your friends didn’t get to experience that is too bad, and hopefully in the future High Street will be the thriving avenue we all want it to be.

    in reply to: RIP Andyman #389048
    MichaelC
    MichaelC
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    Terrible, terrible news. A huge loss for CD101 and those of us left behind.

    Will be keeping both his immediate and radio family in my thoughts and prayers.

    in reply to: Fleur – Downtown Champagne & Dessert Bar #388268
    MichaelC
    MichaelC
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    Or something like North Bowl Philly[/url], which has arcade games, a bowling alley, a bar and lots of good bar food.

    in reply to: Grapes of Mirth #388692
    MichaelC
    MichaelC
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    Terrible news. Hope this gets worked out; I love Grapes of Mirth.

    in reply to: Mouton #374591
    MichaelC
    MichaelC
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    In an article by 614 Mag, Yusef said as follows:

    “Be patient with us,” he said when I asked what message he has for his customers. “This is a work in progress.”

    “I see this as a place where people can start or end their evening,” Riazi said.

    Funny.

    in reply to: Mouton #374587
    MichaelC
    MichaelC
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    The customer, it would appear, is not always right.

    I’ve no doubt that Yusef and his team are working hard. And I’m sure they’re trying hard, too. They’re certainly insistent of as much. But it’s hard to take a nascent business at its word when its customers assert otherwise, and the business dismisses and rolls its eyes at the concerns raised.

    What’s frustrating to me is that we’re not even discussing something subjective here, as in, how good the food tastes, or what the atmosphere at the restaurant feels like. We’re discussing common business sense, and its lack thereof on a few occasions now with a handful of customers from last Friday evening.

    The sense I get here is that this business isn’t being treated as such—not yet, at least. A business bends over backwards to establish itself, and recognizes that its job in the first year is to find its footing by establishing relationships. Well, good ones. Mouton’s working awfully hard to develop negative ones right now.

    A nascent business may be providing a wonderful product that is a privilege to enjoy. By all accounts, what Mouton sells is well liked and appreciated. But its problem appears to be that it thinks it’s a privilege for its customers to be served, rather than a privilege to serve its customers.

    Until then, I won’t set foot inside Mouton, and I will discourage anyone considering entering its doors from doing so.

    in reply to: Taking Action on Cbus Rail #313595
    MichaelC
    MichaelC
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    Policy Matters Ohio has published a relevant report:

    Expansion of investment in public transit could drive demand for heavy transportation equipment and component parts produced in Ohio, retaining jobs and growing new ones. Ohio would be in the top five states benefitting from investment in passenger rail, according to research commissioned by the Apollo Alliance and conducted at the Duke University Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness. Such investment could be supported by a reprogramming of funds within the Surface Transportation Act, under consideration for reauthorization in September. The Economic Policy Institute finds that redirecting a greater share of highway funding to public transit could produce 250,000 more jobs than the status quo and help rebuild the supply base for rail component manufacture, a sector the United States once led and then lost.

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