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July 10, 2010 4:50 pm at 4:50 pm in reply to: Ambiance – Cleveland-based Adult Store Comes to Columbus #386775
Campus Gateway. Do it.July 4, 2010 6:03 pm at 6:03 pm in reply to: Franklinton Tap Room – New Liz Lessner Restaurant in Franklinton #378758
Columbus is a great town filled with wonderful opportunities. Franklinton is definitely a diamond in the rough.
This is what has me excited.
Location, location, location. Franklinton has that.
It also has history, history, history. It pre-dates Columbus, having been founded in 1797. It has a rather nice view of Downtown Columbus, and has good pedestrian, highway, rail, hospital and school access.
Now, all it needs is Liz.
<ba dum bump…>
The beauty part is, the City sees the potential, too, having made this peninsula part of the Downtown area’s long-term plan.
It reminds me a little of what Philadelphia’s North Liberties neighborhood has become: “something of small enclave of young professionals, students, artists, and design professionals.”
Can’t wait to help make it happen.July 4, 2010 1:37 am at 1:37 am in reply to: The Metropreneur – Local Small Business & Entrepreneurial News #384737
Talcott wrote >>
thecandlelab wrote >>
I really wish the logo was in Papyrus.
I couldn’t help myself.
Even though I’m sitting down, I’m giving you a standing ovation.
You too, Walker. I’m a longtime reader, and am so pleased to see that your energy for developing this city knows no bounds. Good luck with the new venture!
Again, my ask was simple: please inform small business ahead of meter bagging.
City response: sorry, you should have known better…and by the way, yours is the only complaint…
This is how the City continues to treat those of us who have risked everything to invest downtown. It’s incredibly discouraging.
The most disheartening word in the above excerpt is “continuing.” This is not an isolated incident.
That’s a big problem, if not remedied.
As a citizen, I want the city to support small business–and the entrepreneurs that drive it–as much as possible. Treating them with disrespect and disregard is certainly not part of that equation.
The city has a lot on its plate, but it can and must do much better.
Walker is surely right that this problem has been identified. Now how to fix it?
I think what’s frustrating about this one is that it seems to be common sense…just as the city’s gargantuan parking meter rate hike confounded common sense. It shouldn’t have to take a citywide outcry to wake up City Hall every time it makes a foolish decision. The people working for the city of Columbus care about this place as much as anyone, I’ve no doubt; but there has to be a stronger and more consistent sense of communication and collaboration for our city to prosper in the way and at the rate we all want.June 11, 2010 2:00 am at 2:00 am in reply to: Franklinton Tap Room – New Liz Lessner Restaurant in Franklinton #378750
The potential for revitalizing Franklinton is staggering. To have someone like Liz Lessner leading the charge is a boon for this entire community. Where Liz’s brilliance goes, I’ll surely follow.
Very interesting. Walker, do you know of an early timetable, or an estimate as to the expected cost?