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Capital Crossroads Unveils Retail Incentive Program

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The Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District is holding their annual meeting Downtown this afternoon and also using the occasion as an opportunity to unveil their new Downtown retail incentive program. Kacey Campbell will be taking on the new full time role of Retail Recruiter after working as Marketing and Promotions Coordinator for the past 3 […]

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Columbus City Schools are Improving

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There’s an interesting blog post today from Cleve Ricksecker on the “Right Now Downtown” blog titled In Search of a City: Schools That Rock. There, a short summary of the Columbus City Schools (CCS) system is given along with a quick analysis of what the latest round of proficiency scores could mean for the future […]

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CU Podcast #21: Coffee with Cleve Ricksecker

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In this week’s ColumbusUnderground.com Podcast, we sit down to chat with Cleve Ricksecker, the Executive Director of the Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District. Cleve shares a lot of additional information with us on the recently announced streetscaping improvements, as well as his thoughts on how entreprenueral involvement is the key to bringing Downtown back to […]

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Wanted in The Hilltop: Creative, Young Professionals

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Could the Hilltop be hip? Yes, and that’s the image it needs to project to spur an economic turnaround, says Cleve Ricksecker, a veteran of urban revitalization efforts in Columbus. Ricksecker will share his thoughts on the Hilltop’s potential in a talk Wednesday, May 6 at 7 p.m. at the J. Ashburn Jr. Youth Center, […]

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In Search of a City: New Year’s Wish List Part Deux

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From The DowntownColumbus.com Blog: In Search of a City: New Year’s Wish List Part Deux With 500 new, market-rate housing units between Broad Street and Nationwide Boulevard, the area has gained enough households to support some neighborhood retail stores. Add 41,000 employees and 1135 hotel rooms within a five-minute walk of Broad and High, and […]

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Fast food dies slow death downtown

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Business First of Columbus wrote Fast food dies slow death downtown Friday, December 19, 2008 by Dan Eaton Downtown Columbus workers are within walking distance of all manner of lunch meals – Venezuelan arepas, Ohio-style Monte Cristo sandwiches, micro-brewed beer. But good luck finding staples like the Big Mac, Whopper and or a single with […]

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