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  • in reply to: Dispatch.com Now Limiting Free Access to Some Online Articles #504421

    Parker
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    People, please, it is time to put your money where your value is. At some point we need to grow up and pay for things that we value. If you do not value the Dispatch and its content, then do not buy it, and do not expect to get it for free (I know some will scrounge for free copies or dig for a work-around… cheapos that they are). We’re only talking about a couple of bucks. Somehow our models have shifted from pay for content to expecting people at the Dispatch to work for us for free. This makes us no better than those who expect people to work for next to nothing anywhere else. Perhaps those who insist this should still be a free service should consider putting in a few extra hours to pay for their bosses next vacation.


    Parker
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    News said:
    Tax abatement for Cooper Stadium site OK’d by council
    By Doug Caruso
    The Columbus Dispatch
    Tuesday April 17, 2012 7:16 AM

    The Columbus City Council approved a 10-year, 75 percent property-tax abatement last night for the Cooper Stadium property, where a developer plans to build an outdoor amphitheater, racetrack and research and development center. The abatement is the last of several contingencies — including zoning and environmental studies — necessary for Arshot Investment Corp. to purchase the property from Franklin County, said George R. McCue, an attorney retained by Arshot.

    READ MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2012/04/17/tax-abatement-for-cooper-stadium-okd-by-council.html

    A nice fat subsidy for Arshot!

    in reply to: Bizarre foods: Columbus? #478773

    Parker
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    I don’t get the fetish of eating pseudo-bizarre foods. What’s so ironic about a beating heart. Anyone can make up this stuff and pass it off as an oddity. Ripley lives! Why not really go out on a limb and call up a dish of raw (and fully impacted) raccoon intestines as a “traditional” dish served on a plate of dirty diapers?

    It’s like pica – what’s the point unless it’s a disorder.


    Parker
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    Walker said:
    Well, if it makes you feel any better, the Westerville Walmart is moving forward too:

    Westerville Walmart

    It doesn’t make me feel any better and I have to say I saw that coming. My point was that so many people were all tore up over Wal Mart, people from all over the country poured into this “cause.” Yet, where was the widespread outrage when Arshot proposed a racetrack in my neighborhood over two years ago?

    Another solution to unwanted parking – flat tires.


    Parker
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    JimSweeney said:
    Sounds dreamy!

    rohartman said:
    [/quote]Thank you, Walker. I attended the meeting. I was surprised to hear City Council say we should work with the developer — maybe I misheard that?
    I know I heard the developer’s attorney say that we had to be “good neighbors,” too. Does that mean letting someone from Hilliard (God Bless You, Hilliard) park in my yard?
    If given a choice, I’d like to park my car on Emerald Parkway

    I can’t wait to go to the first Columbus race! I go to the Indy 500 every year and everyone that lives close to the track is selling parking spaces in their yards. The closer you get to the track the more money they charge. I pay $30 every year to park in someones yard. I went to the Breeders Cup last year and the same thing was going on there. I’m not saying this track will every have large races to bring in that many people that they won’t have enought parking for them on sight. But we can dream!

    The Columbus 500 brought in 14 million dollars in 1985 (28.7 million in today’s dollars) for the surrounding business in one weekend . I believe this is going to bring in a lot of money to this area also. What a happy time for Franklinton.

    Start your engines and wait for the disappointment… and flop, but I can’t wait to sell spots on my yard for ya’ll Hilliard folk to come and park, ya know, crumbs for the peasants.

    Build a loud race track in the city center, right next to a poor neighborhood with an aging housing stock, no problem. Talk about building an effing Wal Mart in Westerville and the shit hits the fan.

    in reply to: Go West! 2011 in Franklinton! #445469

    Parker
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    Erin and Sween paved the way for a great event! The bands rocked, fantastic art, and the beer was great (and oh so cold).

    in reply to: Go West! 2011 in Franklinton! #445460

    Parker
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    [email protected] wrote >>
    everybody do an anti-storm dance for us!
    BUT – it’s rain or shine! we’ve got big tents again and if it’s gets stormy you can check out one of the multiple indoor galleries or pop into tommy’s for a bite.
    might i suggest the totally amazing franklinton burger? :)

    I got dinner plans now!

    in reply to: Go West! 2011 in Franklinton! #445457

    Parker
    Participant

    turn it up to 11!

    in reply to: Go West! 2011 in Franklinton! #445454

    Parker
    Participant

    great – looking forward to it!

    in reply to: Go West! 2011 in Franklinton! #445447

    Parker
    Participant

    Music, art, beer, games. Are there kids activities again?

    in reply to: G.D. Ritzy’s return to Columbus rumor #445774

    Parker
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    Feel like I missed out on the Daddy-O’s, but I would def go to Ritzy’s. There use to be on in Youngstown on Market St that I went to as a kid. It was my Skyline home away from home since I only got skyline in Cinci at the time and there were some similarities… like JazzFest said – the shoestrings FTW!

    in reply to: Where’s the ideal location for Near East Side Food Co-Op? #447169

    Parker
    Participant

    Walker, I know you live on the east side so I wouldn’t discuss this with the group in the “third person”. The outsiders to which I was referring are organizations who get involved but are not residents.

    Many organizations are well intended, but are in fact outsiders who need to speak to people in the community, specifically to people who they want to serve, help, develop. It’s good to see the Circle 77 participation in this project, and hopefully they will be empowered to lead it. So, please excuse my skepticism and don’t mistake it for cynicism. I’m not sure a regional draw is what will serve the needs of the neighborhood since businesses structured to meet local need and those aimed toward a regional draw are likely to conflict. But, I suppose that depends on how it is structured. If there are opportunities for residents to sell at the market/coop, a wider draw could benefit neighbors.

    in reply to: Where’s the ideal location for Near East Side Food Co-Op? #447166

    Parker
    Participant

    The Foodliner was a source of groceries in the past and is likely setup for reuse, I would vote for it. More importantly, have these groups of outsiders asked people in the neighborhoods of the near east side where they would like to shop? What types of foods and locations they prefer? These are really important things to consider and would help the success of the project a lot (rather than telling people what they need).

    Also, who are the groups that they want to service with this location? A Clintonville Coop is a different setup, model, and potential clientele than the North Market. If the need is to bring access to fresh, healthy food options to the neighborhood, the Coop model is a better fit than vendor stalls.

    in reply to: 18% abv Beer in Ohio #446735

    Parker
    Participant

    groundrules wrote >>
    I’d rather have 3 good 6% beers

    +1

    in reply to: 18% abv Beer in Ohio #446729

    Parker
    Participant

    If exploding refers to microbreweries, I agree. But, the context was ABV and craft brew, which doesn’t really mean anything other than >6 million barrels a year, which is a lot and buy comparison is much larger than microbreweries of >15,000. These brews have nothing to do with 18%abv per se since the abv is all about specific gravity, and that varies by the style, recipe, and brewer.

    I am less concerned about ABV since most underage drinkers like it cheap, and these higher alcohol brews are not cheap (although, unless the law states it, there won’t be much to keep breweries from cranking out the equivalent of Mad Dog beer, fortified with corn sugar to boost ABV).

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