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  • in reply to: Roof top dining in Columbus? #438072

    Paul
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    Walker wrote >>
    Still waiting on the list of other restaurants.
    Feel free to provide links if that’s an easier format.
    Or feel free to admit that you were wrong if that’s easier too.
    Thanks!

    Walker, this reminds me of the time I asked you for a list of restaurants to back-up a ridiculous statement you made.

    TeeJaye’s on Dublin Road is closed

    Or feel free to admit that you were wrong if that’s easier too.

    in reply to: Gas Prices – News & Discussion #361029

    Paul
    Participant

    FYI the average price for Canada on that infrographic is incorrect.

    in reply to: Grocery Shopping for Downtown residents #430778

    Paul
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    Antonio wrote >>

    Being able to easily walk to where you want to go defeats the entire concept of transit oriented development.

    I completely disagree. Case in point: Vancouver.

    in reply to: Grocery Shopping for Downtown residents #430776

    Paul
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    futureman wrote >>

    cyclist II wrote >>
    I read in Forbes that Bellingham, WA has the highest concentration of annoying braggarts in the US. I wish downtown was that convenient.

    +1

    Sounds to me like you guys have a personal problem.

    in reply to: Grocery Shopping for Downtown residents #430774

    Paul
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    cyclist II wrote >>
    I read in Forbes that Bellingham, WA has the highest concentration of annoying braggarts in the US. I wish downtown was that convenient.

    I’m guessing that was directed towards me?

    Yes, I am bragging that I lived in a city where I could walk 5 minutes from my downtown apartment to a 24-hour full-service grocery store. If that bothers you personally in some way, then you need to assess yourself and where you live, and why it offends you so much.

    Walker wrote >>

    Paul wrote >>
    Downtown Columbus is also a joke. You have to walk 3 miles round trip to go to a grocery store …

    From Broad & High? Maybe.
    From the Battleship Building? No.
    From the LC Annex? No.
    From Flats on Vine? No.
    Really depends on where exactly you live. Downtown Columbus is pretty huge.

    From 3rd and Long (the building formerly called “Connextions”)? Yes

    From most of the center to east side of downtown, at least 3 miles. Unless there is some other grocery store closer than the VV Giant Eagle or BD Kroger?

    in reply to: Grocery Shopping for Downtown residents #430731

    Paul
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    Twixlen wrote >>
    So now the imaginary people in your imaginary scenario aren’t even allowed to use the bus?
    Harsh.

    LOL @ living downtown and taking the bus to get groceries.

    in reply to: Grocery Shopping for Downtown residents #430726

    Paul
    Participant

    Lo2W has pretty much nailed it here.

    Walkscore is a joke. It is outdated and lists things like Wassestrom as a grocery store.

    Downtown Columbus is also a joke. You have to walk 3 miles round trip to go to a grocery store (newsflash for downtown amenity apologists: yes, this is indeed a joke compared to other cities). It’s the case that you have to either: move down there and put up with it for years (or decades), live elsewhere in Columbus, or move to a city that has walkable amenities.

    You would be hard-pressed to come up with any other city that has a less walkable downtown than Columbus. If you want to move somewhere where it is feasible to walk from the center of the city to a grocery store, I can suggest anything from NYC to Seattle to Chillicothe, Utica, or even Newark, OH.

    When I moved from Columbus to Bellingham, WA I was amazed at how little I needed to get in my car to do anything from going to the grocery store to visiting an eye doctor. It was really a breath of fresh air.

    in reply to: Grocery Shopping for Downtown residents #430683

    Paul
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    I mean seriously. I feel like I’m in that scene in Zoolander:

    in reply to: Grocery Shopping for Downtown residents #430682

    Paul
    Participant

    Walker wrote >>

    Paul wrote >>
    Columbus downtown residents should be content taking the bus to a different zip code to do their grocery shopping. Or else scavenge what they can from pharmacies, convenience stores, and daytime-only farmers markets.

    Who’s advocating that? Or are you just intentionally being silly?

    I don’t understand your question? … Are you serious? Reread this thread. Those are all taken directly from posts in this thread. …???

    in reply to: Grocery Shopping for Downtown residents #430680

    Paul
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    This issue was discussed at length in this thread:

    Downtowners: Who They Are and How They Live

    I am not sure what all the new additions to downtown Columbus have been in the 2 years since that thread, as I moved on to a metropolis that has several full-service grocery stores within easy walking distance from downtown residential. Of course, I’m talking about Bellingham, WA (population 80,055).

    I later moved to Vancouver, BC. Which has easily a half dozen grocery stores within a 10 minute walk from my downtown apartment.

    But things like that are only for other cities. Not Columbus.

    Columbus downtown residents should be content taking the bus to a different zip code to do their grocery shopping. Or else scavenge what they can from pharmacies, convenience stores, and daytime-only farmers markets.

    in reply to: High Speed Rail Development in the US #341376

    Paul
    Participant

    Twixlen wrote >>
    Well, what I really *want* is a monorail.

    I hear those things are awfully loud…

    in reply to: Former Liquid Space in Short North to Become Plasma Donation Center #312189

    Paul
    Participant

    JimL2 wrote >>
    Okay but seriously, how many accounts has BUTerrier had now? Forty thousand? Eighty thousand?

    20kinBUTerriersmallmypocketfry? Am I missing one?

    I wonder if they have ever heard of the words ‘social enterprise’ or would that concept cause their head to explode like the fembots in Austin Powers?

    in reply to: The Kasich Governorship – News & Updates #413129

    Paul
    Participant

    joev wrote >>
    Kasich is definitely winning points with the disturbingly large percentage of people who like his “shoot from the hip” style.

    He’s a maverick. What’s not to love?

    in reply to: High Speed Rail Development in the US #341316

    Paul
    Participant

    johnwirtz wrote >>

    Roland wrote >>

    Antonio wrote >>
    I don’t know if we borrowed the Autobahn idea or not. Yes Eisenhower was marveled by them and used the idea to build the infrastructure we know today.

    The Autobahn is more advance then our highway system. Adjusting speed limits, well maintained roads, and serious traffic law enforcement would likely blow the minds of typical American drivers.
    Driving is just taken more seriously there. I wish it were so in the U.S.

    I hear Seattle has variable speed limit signs now.
    http://www.mynorthwest.com/?nid=11&sid=347262

    They do. I was just there recently.

    Sadly, they never display a circle with a diagonal line across it like they do in Germany…

    in reply to: Graffiti Crackdown in Columbus #421415

    Paul
    Participant

    beezy wrote >>
    … “Paul” from Vancouver, you posted “who thinks this stuff up?” In reference to graffiti, ummmmmm…….its been around since the late 60’s, where the hell have you been? Watch style wars.

    Hey. “Paul” here. Sorry for the confusion. I wasn’t talking about graffiti itself, I was talking about the idea of people who do graffiti necessarily being ‘tough’. A few comments to that effect on this thread have made me laugh out loud because it’s so comical.

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