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  • spfld_expat
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    There should be more threads.

    FTFY. Also, more responses.

    in reply to: Central Ohio population keeps pace #1077197
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    Anybody catch this on NPR this morning?

    U.S. Census Bureau show the 15 cities with the biggest population increases were in the South and West — with two exceptions: New York City and Columbus, Ohio.

    http://www.npr.org/2015/05/21/408407154/latest-u-s-census-data-fastest-growing-cities-are-in-the-west-and-south

    in reply to: Surly Girl Closing This Month #1076022
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    4. Things you thought were sure things fall through all the time. The Panera on Grandview ave will not be a CMR restaurant quite possibly because it does not have a basement for the storage they need. They found this out after they kicked out Panera(who wanted to stay) and after CMR signed a lease but did not think to look for steps leading down. Such is life.

    Wait a minute, really? That’s a huge bummer. Not sure I’ve heard that before.

    in reply to: Surly Girl Closing This Month #1075390
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    The Shripmster! Making allegations!

    in reply to: Schmidt’s seeks rooftop beer garden, expansion #1075328
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    I think this is a fantastic plan. Biergarten at Schmidts is a no-brainer for me. The German Village scenery is beautiful enough in and of itself to make the project worthwhile regardless of how much of the downtown skyline is visible.

    in reply to: Open Container Entertainment Districts #1074389
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    I wonder if Grandview would do it. Maybe at the Yard? Can it be moved to a different place once it is designated I wonder? Grandview Ave from 1st to 3rd would make some sense but part of that is City of Columbus.

    Admittedly, I haven’t looked at this law closely, but my understanding is there an acreage limit for the entertainment district. Bigger cities get larger districts.

    I wonder if there is a way to gerrymander the districts? For example, could the “same” open-container district cover both the arena and brewery districts, with a half-inch wide connection running down the middle of Front Street?

    in reply to: The city of the future is…Cincinnati? #1073739
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    in reply to: Grammar police #1073145
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    Here’s an article from the Daily Mail about grammar differences across the US and a nice interactive map:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3047678/What-unusual-phrases-does-area-use-Interactive-grammar-map-reveals-bizarre-language-differences-US.html

    When did all the weirdos move to Lincoln Rd in Grandview?

    in reply to: The Happiest (and Most Miserable) Cities in America #1072651
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    Methodology
    These data are based on 176,702 interviews with U.S. adults across all 50 states, conducted from January 2 to December 30, 2014. Gallup conducts 500 telephone
    interviews a day with American adults, for a resulting sample that projects to an estimated 95 percent of all U.S. adults. The Well-Being Index is calculated on a
    scale of 0 to 100, where zero represents the lowest possible well-being and 100 represents the highest possible well-being. Ranking is based on the 100 largest U.S.
    communities by population size (U.S. Census data, 2013). The communities presented in this analysis are Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) as defined by the
    U.S. Office of Management and Budget. Each community has a minimum of 300 interviews. Visit wbi.healthways.com to learn more.

    Here’s your very large grain of salt – this is based on 300 people in Columbus who have landlines and like to take surveys.

    in reply to: Surly Girl Closing This Month #1072551
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    “remember when” is the worst form of conversation.

    Now Columbusites can be like New Yorkers with nostalgia for when things were worse.

    Also, in the article she says:

    “…my immediate plan is to focus on Grass Skirt full time.”

    That seems like an odd choice…

    in reply to: Electric Smart Cars #1072114
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    Setting aside the electric aspect, how do you like the Leaf? Drive, interior comfort, other features, etc.?

    Would you buy the Leaf if it was a standard IC car?

    I can’t wait until that 30-40k Tesla has been out for a few years, so I can get a nice used one.

    in reply to: Fashion Meets Music Festival 2015 #1070811
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    They couldn’t get a single solid, currently-trending act on the entire bill?? Cincinnati’s Bunburry Festival looks like Lollapalooza or Coachella in comparison (Black Keys, Avett Brothers, Snoop Dogg, Tame Impala, Twenty One Pilots, The Decemberists, Atmosphere, Matt & Kim, Manchester Orchestra, Bleachers, Father John Misty, etc etc etc). FMMF’s lineup is a complete head-scratcher.

    Good question. You have to wonder. Maybe they burnt bridges with big promoters with the poor turnout and with cancelling on the supposed headliner last year. More charitably, maybe its just hard to find known acts to play labor day weekend.

    in reply to: Friday night in the Short North, car lovers cried. #1069620
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    You’ll feel better if you pretend the driver was the “I want it to be yellow” kid from that old Byer’s commercial. Revenge is a dish best served cold.

    in reply to: Best Hoagie in Columbus #1069159
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    If you’re up for a road trip, try Mike and Rosy’s in Springfield. Steamed subs!

    http://mikeandrosysdeli.com/

    in reply to: Thinking of moving to Columbus #1068357
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    Hi Paul, welcome to Columbus! You don’t mention kids in your post. IF you have kids, or if kids are a possibility in the future, the burbs may be a better fit. I’ll get flamed for this, but there is still a huge gap in quality between Columbus City Schools and many of the suburban school districts. Here’s a starting point to research school districts:

    http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Data/Accountability-Resources/Local-Report-Cards

    One of the great things about Columbus, as I’m sure you’ve gleaned from most of the other replies, is you can get from place to place pretty easy. So you shouldn’t have to feel that you need to live downtown in order to have a reasonable commute.

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