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  • in reply to: White Castle Headquarters Development #1121781
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>ohbr wrote:</div>
    Is that 189,000 including warehouses or just the offices?

    I’m not 100% sure, but I’ll ask Anne. Back in college she worked for a filing company and did a bit of work in that building. ;) She said they had a cafeteria in the basement that served White Castle food and the smell permeated the entire building. ;)

    OMG, I never knew that or I probably would have applied for a job there. My cardiovascular system is probably grateful that I didn’t.

    in reply to: White City:The new urban blight is rich people #1121780
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    Seriously, who falls for this kind of click bait? Some no-name writer trying to make a name for himself, obviously.

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    The scrap rules were late and not effective by design. The first I know of stings happened 2012/2014 I’m guessing you never go to scrap yards on the south side. How could anyone think the staggering drunk guy with a shopping cart full of alum siding is legit.

    The fix isn’t code enforcement.

    Last I checked it’s perfectly legal for drunks with shopping carts to sell legal salvage. Every trash day I see people picking metal out of trash the curb, and as long as it’s in the trash can and not the recycling bin, then that’s legal as near as I can tell. I guess the trick is proving that it’s illegal.

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    Vacant houses are not good but a lot of time it’s impossible to figure out who owns it other than “blah blah LLC” The state should make some type of law so that owners can actually be tracked down.

    Now that’s an ingenious idea. If the city is unable to contact an owner, then that becomes a violation. The owner must regularly provide a working phone and respond to periodic city inquiries within 14 days or the fines start accumulating until the city gets a response.

    in reply to: White Castle Headquarters Development #1121774
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    Honestly that uniqueness in other cities comes from century old buildings.

    I dunno about that, I think if you showed someone the Wexner Center for the Arts, or the Main St bridge, or COSI they would probably be able to tell those were in Columbus. Remember the fad of building weird, melty buildings in the 90s? Like In Cincinnati they built the Vontz building. There’s no mistaking where that is:

    Vontz Center for Molecular Studies

    in reply to: Lyft Car Sharing Service #1120132
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    The reason they’re quitting is the city is requiring drivers to have proper commercial liability insurance like taxis, thus making the price similar to a taxi. I hate to see them go, but I’ve read too many stories of under/uninsured Uber/Lyft drivers to want to see the status quo continue.

    This is exactly why we need universal health coverage. If we had national healthcare it would cover much of the costs in cases like this and super expensive insurance wouldn’t be necessary. That could reduce the cost of transportation, and other services, for everyone.

    in reply to: Has America 'Jumped the Shark'? – Primaries 2016 #1119698
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    The level of debate on the republican side is positively juvenile. What I would expect from a bunch of 17 year-olds.

    in reply to: First Time Home Buying in Columbus #1119696
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    … Also, any unique area specific things to consider. For example, I’ve heard you have to be careful in German Village due to the brick roads not getting plowed in the winter.

    If you know what areas you’re looking at, we can probably come up with some tips about them. But you’ll have to narrow it down a bit, first. Like Old North Columbus requires you to pay close attention to your street parking because they have ‘football Saturday’ zones and a lot of frequent street cleaning zones.

    in reply to: Where did all the auto detailers go? #1119694
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    might lose your stereo though

    Nah, if they see your Mercedes there, they’ll just think you are the local church minister. :p

    in reply to: Clintonville Apartment Projects #1118423
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    Just an FYI, I looked up the traffic counts for OH-23 for Indianola between Hudson and Morse Rd. ODOT shows that in 24 hours, about 11,000 vehicles enter/exit Indianola from/at Hudson and about 18,000 enter/exit Morse from Indianola (23 follows Indianola, Hudson & Morse).

    Worse case scenario, 800 apartments (300 Olypmic + 500 Dixie) should increase traffic maybe 8%, figuring 1.25 cars per apartment unit. It’s 4 lanes, and should easily be able to handle this. Will be most noticeable during rush hours.

    in reply to: Clintonville Apartment Projects #1117661
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    Interesting. Maybe we can get a Big Boy back on Indianola.

    Don’t forget Friendly’s, they haven’t had a Friendly’s there since the 1990s.

    Rug stores also, Clintonville was always famous for it’s revolving Persian Rug stores and drumming restaurants out of business so that Rite Rug can jump in.

    in reply to: CBUS Ranked In Best Places To Live #1116923
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    I’m waiting for the headline:
    “Columbus ranked #_ in cities that are ranked for stuff”

    in reply to: Has America 'Jumped the Shark'? – Primaries 2016 #1116920
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    Do either of these two facts bother you?

    1) He’s endorsed by the KKK, an endorsement that he’s barely repudiated if at all…

    You know I honestly don’t think Trump is a racist at all. I think he’s perfectly willing to lie to the KKK to sucker their votes and then tell them to jump in a lake once he’s elected. He’s a classic capitalist. I *am* less sure about his Islamophobia, tho.

    in reply to: SN's Bollinger Tower being bought, possibly converted to hotel #1116745
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    Rent vouchers are only okay if they can adequately enforce the upkeep of the properties by the landowners. Unfortunately, that usually isn’t the case.

    in reply to: Has America 'Jumped the Shark'? – Primaries 2016 #1116742
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    Am I the only one who thinks Trump is totally messing with the republicans and having a roaring good time in the process?

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