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  • in reply to: Uber #1007115

    peanutnozone
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    Yeah, you don’t tip uber drivers…I guess unless you really want to.

    So wait…Columbus DOESN’T have UberX? I’m gonna be there next weekend and I was wanting to use it since I use it so often here, and was excited to see you’ve got it there now…


    peanutnozone
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    mbeaumont said:
    Well, let’s keep this “opposition” in perspective. We’re talking about 10ish people at a community meeting. We’re not talking about mass, organized opposition.

    Walker said:
    The commentary on Facebook is much, much worse.

    Eesh, I see that. Well, good on you all to understand that there are two valid sides to the issue. And that it doesn’t seem like a huge segment of people wanting to keep things the way they are and not see any growth.

    Still, it must be frustrating to you, no? I guess things are still changing, despite, because everytime I come to Columbus to visit friends and family things have changed / new buildings are built / etc., so that’s heartening.


    peanutnozone
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    After looking over this thread and the Parkside of Pearl thread. Man. Come on. I think people’s concerns about both are valid in some respects but…there has been such good revitalization to Short North / IV / VV and environs…despite their oppositions, I wonder if they also realize that if they continue to be against these developments, this may stymy growth that can be a positive for everyone involved? I sure hope so.

    in reply to: CBUS Circulator — Free Downtown COTA Bus Route #549487

    peanutnozone
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    Not that I really have a dog in this fight, but you guys should really get on board with this circulator business. It’s very handy…the one here in B’more is free and takes you pretty much anywhere in the city you’d want to go. Anecdotally, I’ve never ridden the DC one because you have to pay. Eff that. Okay, maybe I’d take it to Georgetown…

    Anyway, highly recommended for Columbus. Make it a simple route so people don’t get confused….Jaeger to 5th seems reasonable. If you get the headways under ten minutes in peak times I think it would definitely spur interest and be a boon to business as well. I’d certainly ride it when I come to visit my hometown.

    in reply to: title #538973

    peanutnozone
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    Title needs less brick. LESS BRICK

    in reply to: Montreal Recommendations #557128

    peanutnozone
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    O Noir – 1631 Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest, http://www.onoir.com/montreal/en/

    You eat in TOTAL DARKNESS and you exeprience what it’s like to be blind. Most of the waitstaff is blind. You can even say “surprise me” and they’ll not tell you what you’re eating so it’s a unique experience to say the least.

    I loved it.

    in reply to: Columbus-Chicago Passenger Rail #507489

    peanutnozone
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    GCrites80s said:
    I’m not a total expert on rolling stock, but for some reason I thought commuter rail gauge was different than Amtrak and freight gauge.

    I can confirm that for Maryland, our commuter rail MARC shares track with Amtrak trains, both in Baltimore and in DC environs, and on the Virginia side, their commuter VRE shares track with Amtrak as well. Not sure this is universal, but it has been a pain as the local transit entities have to rent the track from Amtrak, and that made it difficult to establish weekend service (and we finally did, thank GOD) but it was yet another barrier.

    in reply to: Shrinking Cities, Smart Decline, and Urban Population Loss #438260

    peanutnozone
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    Funny about that article…I’ve noticed Baltimore is much much less prone to bulldozing and making parking lots than Columbus (at least the Columbus of the past…throughout the 00s and the teens, much better and building like crazy!) But to face the realities of population loss and how to redistribute city services is certainly important. I once heard, anecdotally, that one Detroit neighborhood had completely been levelled except for one house, and in that house one elderly lady lived, and had seen all the houses and businesses of her neighborhood slowly go away into nothing. Except her house. So a required minium of fire/police/etc. had to be maintained for that one person.

    I know it would be hugely unpopular, but in cases where people have become sparse, what can be done when people can’t/won’t move?

    in reply to: The FINAL Columbus Underground Happy Hour – Nov 7 at The Crest #553594

    peanutnozone
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    I ALWAYS wanted to go to one of these things. And then I moved away, but told myself I’d pop into town to be able to make one. Sad day.

    in reply to: bus2nyc.com #553275

    peanutnozone
    Participant

    Jetblue used to offer direct flights.

    chinabus takes you from downtown columbus to new york for $30 one way. Not bad, eh? Not a luxury liner but you wake up in new york.

    in reply to: Good place for Sunday brunch downtown/Short North? #303810

    peanutnozone
    Participant

    Yeah, it was a dissapointment to walk up to the storefront and see a “for sale” sign. OH well.

    in reply to: Good place for Sunday brunch downtown/Short North? #303806

    peanutnozone
    Participant

    Thanks guys! My friends I’m staying with in Clintonville recommended Sage anyway, so thanks for the “sage” advice! /pun

    in reply to: Good place for Sunday brunch downtown/Short North? #303794

    peanutnozone
    Participant

    Bump! Anybody got any recommendations for brunch in the Short North? I feel I’m rusty in my current knowledge of Columbus’ dining scene…Sunday brunch is happening this coming Sunday …mid to upper price range…something kinda fancy would be awesome. Thanks for any recommendations you might have!

    in reply to: Song in Spanish #548622

    peanutnozone
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    Maybe this isn’t the song, but perhaps this is the artist?

    in reply to: Where do you stay when you go to NYC? #542573

    peanutnozone
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