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ROARColumbus.com website goes live

ROAR (Redevelop Our Area Responsibly) Columbus has launched their new website to combat the plans to turn the old Cooper Stadium into a Motorsports Raceway Complex. According to their website, “ROAR Columbus is a coalition of Franklinton and Columbus-area residents and business owners. ROAR Columbus supports the redevelopment of Cooper Stadium in a manner that’s [...]

What’s to become of the Kingsdale Shopping Center?

It was announced last weekend that the Kingsdale Shopping Center is being purchased by two local developers (Frank Kass and Mark Catalano) with plans on revamping the aging strip mall. No concrete plans have emerged yet (that I can find anyway) but judging from what’s been said in the local media, it sounds like we’re [...]

Gas is cheap again, time to bust out the Short Term Memory

A Dispatch article this week discusses the current drop in gas prices and the effect it could have. I enjoy paying as little as possible for gasoline just as much as the next guy, but I’m not about to go bust out a bottle of champagne over this news. Anyone who thinks this will be [...]

Why I’m Voting for Barack Obama

I’ve been hesitating to post anything about national politics on my blog, as this is not a political blog. It’s a personal blog, and I’m personally much more interested in local policies and issues than I am in national ones. It’s not that I don’t care about things on a national level… I just feel [...]

Discount carrier AirTran coming to Port Columbus

The Dispatch Discount carrier AirTran coming to Port Columbus Wednesday, August 20, 2008 BY MARLA MATZER ROSE Local travelers still stinging from Skybus Airlines’ demise are expected to get a welcome piece of news today, as discount carrier AirTran Airways announces it will begin flights from Port Columbus in November. The Orlando, Fla.-based airline will [...]

Sherman Oak Condominiums

Got some info about this new East-Side Condo Development via email yesterday (thanks Jessica!) called Sherman Oak Condominiums. This development was actually mentioned in a conversation on CU about two months ago. Good to see that they’re still progressing well and that the final result sounds like it will be highly affordable. Units range between [...]

What the Rock?! is relocating in the Short North

What the Rock?! is officially moving northward to 1194 N. High Street. The space was the former location of Dee’s Shoes, with Measure of a Man to the south and the late great Zona de Corazon to the north. They’re looking forward to establishing WTR?! among other longstanding retailers such as The Garden, The Joint, [...]

The mysterious Green Bridge Project

I was tipped off yesterday about some possible movement on the very quiet Buster Douglas Condo Project on Main Street. There’s a sign up on the site pointing eyeballs towards informationless GreenBridgeColumbs.com website. (Coming Soon!) The tipster also spotted a construction trailer and some pickup trucks on site. Could this project be getting ready to [...]

ZenCha Coming to Gay Street Downtown

It was announced last week that ZenCha Tea Salon would be opening their second location downtown on Gay Street. If you’ve never been to their Short North location, this cute little place offers a variety of hot and cold drinks, snacks, and what I hear is a killer Sunday brunch. The new location doesn’t have [...]

Columbus moving foward with Streetcar study

If you haven’t already heard the news, City Council approved the continuation of the Columbus Streetcar Study on Monday. Most advocates are shouting for the thing to get built already, but it sounds like slow and steady progress on the plan is the best way to advance. The new plan should contain more information about [...]