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  • in reply to: Good Tailor? #185511

    wassan
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    joev said:
    We go to the woman across from Giant Eagle and next to Barcelona in German Village. She is awesome. She can do a lot more than simple hemming and does it precisely and quick. She’s Russian, and not much for small talk. Expect a “Go to platform” rather than “hello.”

    Agree, she is the best I’ve been to in Columbus, very precise lines and clean work. She is also always dressed up in high heels no matter what time you go. I love her. The place is called German Village Alterations…

    in reply to: Halal Meats #285285

    wassan
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    @rdmeeker, sorry I never responded – I am bad at keeping tabs of threads. Glad you found the bakery, they just opened it recently, before that it was just operating out of the house. Good bread, amba & kubba mosul in the freezer. Great dinner, best ‘fast food’ ever :)

    in reply to: Short North Parking Garages – News & Updates #470731

    wassan
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    I had the misfortune of going out to Easton to eat dinner at a certain fondue restaurant, parking was a complete nightmare – I was laughing because I thought of all the people who complain about parking in the SN…how is it different from Easton or any popular spot?

    We don’t necessarily need more parking, we need people to get over the pat answer of “parking in the SN is so bad” as the reason they don’t come down here. Maybe we need to just work on more reasons for people to come out to the neighborhood.

    in reply to: Highball Halloween 2011 – Friday, October 28th #458331

    wassan
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    JimL2 said:
    one of the official highball drinks got my friend drunk, (it was a blue one,) and she had to drive home drunk, and so now she’s considering suing the city.

    just FYI.

    That’s hilarious. She HAD to drive home drunk? Someone forced her to drive down, drink alcohol, then drive drunk? I really hope she does sue the city.

    in reply to: Columbus Food Truck and Cart Festival 2011 #455092

    wassan
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    I am not positive who organized this event, but I would guess that the people doing so were not being paid to do it – so pulling off an event of this size once a month may be a little more than what they would be willing to take on.

    I think its fantastic that there are people taking initiative to put on these types of events in the downtown. Hope more groups will be interested in doing similar festivals.

    <edit> Twixlen said what I was going to post :)

    in reply to: What’s up with bar l’etranger? #447195

    wassan
    Member

    Wow that’s just crazy quick. I’m surprised its closing, but who knows what the story is.

    @cc – not sure why you would think its a shitty way to treat customers? This is a business, obviously something happened and made the owner make this decision but its not like they have to make everyone aware of every detail of it? If its closing suddenly, its not like the owner WANTED that to happen. I’m sure in a few days it will be clear.

    Not sure why folks act as though its an affront to them when they aren’t told details of a business deal. So strange!

    There is great potential in that spot, I hope someone grabs it or its remodeled. Its a beautiful space.

    in reply to: Former Liquid Space in Short North to Become Plasma Donation Center #312207

    wassan
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    Earlier in the thread someone mentioned that the neighborhood association or the city has nothing to do with what business opens up in the building. How is that possible? Can I open a strip joint in the SN?

    This is probably the most crushing news I’ve heard for the whole neighborhood and I think its bizarre that there isn’t more fuss about it.

    in reply to: Former Liquid Space in Short North to Become Plasma Donation Center #312074

    wassan
    Member

    Please tell me that by “hungover” you actually mean “almost black out drunk and have no idea what I’m saying”.

    please?

    in reply to: Super Bowl XLV – Sunday, February 6th #425583

    wassan
    Member

    The real fans will be at On Tap Pub, but as bucky said, its a *small* bar and it will be packed with the hardcore group that goes every week. My husband is a fanatic and heads out to On Tap every Sunday so we have a saved spot :)

    It may not be the right viewing place for the Super Bowl viewer though, it will be slammed from 3pm on and they don’t serve food (so you have to run to Lac Viet next door or the newly opened Los Guachos for half time food).

    bucky, see you there!

    http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2011/01/24/a-ferocious-fan-family.html

    http://www.buckeyepackerbackers.com/ontapframe.html

    in reply to: The Joseph – Pizzuti Short North Hotel – News & Updates #390269

    wassan
    Member

    ^Pretty good summary, I think that’s mostly what was covered. I was surprised that people seemed more concerned with the parking spaces than they were about the construction that would be in the area for almost 2 years. I assume during that time there won’t be either lot available, that will certainly hurt some of the small business along High.

    in reply to: Obama Returns to Columbus – August 18th #391890

    wassan
    Member

    Interesting comments.

    However, if you are interested in meeting the President, you can volunteer with ODP & get a chance to have lunch with him:

    http://www.ohiodems.org/lunch

    :)

    in reply to: Columbus once again in the New York Times #392387

    wassan
    Member

    byJody wrote >>

    wassan wrote >>
    Columbus is a darling town, with a lot to offer. Its poorly marketed (as is most of Ohio). However, in my opinion, diversity is SO not one of it’s strong points.

    Hi Wassan – so nice to see you here. I think it is funny you think Columbus is not very diverse, I guess it depends on your benchmark. I’ve lived here my entire life and it is exponentially more diverse and tolerant toward different cultures than in the past. I suppose you have seen more diverse cities, so by comparison it is lacking. For me even visiting sandbox on any day has a diversity of ethnic, lifestyle and racial backgrounds and when I’m there, some age diversity ;) I suppose we still have room for improvement.

    Jody, my only point was that the diversity in columbus is not unique for a city of its size, therefore highlighting it for a branding or marketing campaign seems facetious. :)

    in reply to: Columbus once again in the New York Times #392349

    wassan
    Member

    ja wrote >>
    I think her point is that diversity is not a differentiator for Columbus, compared to any other large city.
    According to the 2006-2008 American Community Survey, the racial composition of Columbus was as follows:
    White: 65.4% (Non-Hispanic Whites: 62.7%)
    Black or African American: 26.4%
    Native American: 0.2%
    Asian: 4.1%
    Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: <0.1%
    Some other race: 1.4%
    Two or more races: 2.4%
    Hispanic or Latino (of any race): 4.5%

    Yeah that’s exactly what I’m saying, diversity isn’t a differentiation point in Columbus, because for a city of its size (and with the number of campuses nearby) its really nothing unique. Please never use the “but there are all types of ethnic restaurants” – yeah, just like in most cities of its size. Come on.
    The issue with the diversity is that while there are different communities, they are not integrated. That would be a differentiating factor, not just the fact that the communities exist in an area. I live in an interactive neighborhood, but I still don’t think there is all that much diversity in it.

    I’ll respectfully disagree with you @KyleEzell – Columbus is totally white bread.

    I’m not saying that’s bad or good, I’m merely pointing out something I feel is a fact about the city. I think its funny to think that it would be something people saw as a marketing angle.

    in reply to: Columbus once again in the New York Times #392314

    wassan
    Member

    drew wrote >>

    Core_Models wrote >>

    wassan wrote >>
    Columbus is a darling town, with a lot to offer. Its poorly marketed (as is most of Ohio). However, in my opinion, diversity is SO not one of it’s strong points.

    How so?

    I’m a bit surprised by that as well. I guess if you want to surround yourself with with a homogenous group of people the opportunity exists, but if you want to break out of that it isn’t really all that difficult.

    I suppose it depends on how you define diversity. I just don’t think there is all that much of it in Columbus that would allow you to use it as a differentiator or a selling point. It’s still mostly just a white town with a lot of people who haven’t had much exposure to other cultures.
    How are you defining it’s diversity? Gay/straight? Artists/traditional professionals? Cultural?
    (I’m seriously asking – don’t interpret the tone as negative)

    in reply to: Columbus once again in the New York Times #392303

    wassan
    Member

    Columbus is a darling town, with a lot to offer. Its poorly marketed (as is most of Ohio). However, in my opinion, diversity is SO not one of it’s strong points.

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