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  1. It's getting taller... Millennial Tower, now at 28 stories, still expected to rise in RiverSouth What's likely to be the highest-profile project in the burgeoning RiverSouth neighborhood is still a go, developers say, despite two and half years passing since Millennial Tower was first proposed. “We are actively proceeding with the project, as there is significant market demand for a mixed-use project of this magnitude," Arshot Investment Corp. Principal Bill Schottenstein said in an email. "Columbus is moving beyond the outdated classical commercial building model and towards spaces that promote connectivity and community engagement." The design of the proposed 750,000-square-foot tower was approved by the Downtown Commission in January. The project could cost $150 million, according to Michael Coleman, the former Columbus mayor now with Ice Miller LLP representing the development team. Elford Realty continues to market the property, with suites for lease posted from 1,300 to 20,000 square feet, said Andy Mills, who is representing the project alongside Kristy Daniel and Cierra Rider. Interest has been "very strong," he told me. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/11/15/millennial-tower-now-at-28-stories-still-expected.html
  2. Developer pitching Hara Arena site to new users Hara Arena, the iconic Trotwood venue that closed in 2016, may have a second life. Developer Garrett Day LLC purchased the 250,000-square-foot arena and its accompanying 25 acres and is looking at options for the site, according to a story from DBJ media partner, WDTN.com More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/dayton/news/2018/11/15/developer-pitching-hara-arena-site-to-new-users.html
  3. Transformed: How RiverSouth’s incredible evolution added to downtown’s ongoing renaissance “When you looked around and saw a lot of parking lots ... it was the thing that plagued Columbus,” said Rob Zelina, vice president of capital markets for Lifestyle Communities. “Geographically, the city sat on too much acreage. ... Now, we’ve got a whole new neighborhood forming” in RiverSouth. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/11/15/transformed-how-riversouth-s-incredible-evolution.html
  4. Tour the new affordable apartments opening in Franklinton The latest addition to Franklinton certainly stands out. With its bright orange paint accents and angled rooftops, the 45-unit Out of Town complex at Town Street and Mead Alley is a looker on a block in Franklinton that has has drastically changed in recent years. The $5 million project was aimed to keep rent down in Franklinton, with several major development projects are in the mix around it. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/11/15/tour-the-new-affordable-apartments-opening-in.html
  5. Ohio State releases new renderings of planned Arts District, 15th & High project Ohio State University's planned Arts District is coming together. The OSU Board of Trustees' Master Planning and Facilities committee met Thursday to see an update on the design work for the $160 million project, about a year after the full board approved the concept. “This will serve as a new center in the core of campus,” said Keith Myers, the university's vice president of planning and real estate. “We don’t have a lot of spaces like this. It will be really dramatic when it’s complete.” More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/11/15/ohio-state-releases-new-renderings-of-planned-arts.html And more at CU: https://www.columbusunderground.com/osu-moving-forward-with-plans-for-arts-district-bw1 And across the street:
  6. Restaurant and winery chain moves forward with second Dayton-area location An Illinois-based chain that combines full-service restaurants with wineries is moving ahead with its plans for a second Dayton-area location. Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants has recently applied for a liquor permit for its future restaurant at 5220 Cornerstone North Blvd. in the Cornerstone of Centerville development, according to records from the Ohio Division of Liquor Control. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/dayton/news/2018/11/15/restaurant-and-winery-chain-moves-forward-with.html
  7. Circus-inspired brewery unveils taproom inside historic Greater Cincinnati theater Circus Mojo owner Paul Miller has the finish line in sight: next week he will reopen the historic Ludlow Theater in Northern Kentucky as a taproom and stage for his brewery, Bircus Brewing Co. The renovated Ludlow Theater at 326 Elm St. in Ludlow reopens to the public on Nov. 21. The grand opening will be celebrated with circus performers, music, food vendors and, of course, beer. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2018/11/15/circus-inspired-brewery-unveils-new-taproom-inside.html
  8. Boston Beer founder Jim Koch opens Sam Adams’ taproom in Cincinnati Boston Beer Co. Founder Jim Koch stopped by his native Cincinnati Wednesday evening to open up the Samuel Adams Cincinnati Tap Room in Over-the-Rhine. The craft beer pioneer grew up in Cincinnati where his father and grandfather were both employed as brewmasters at local breweries. He purchased the Hudepohl-Schoenling brewery on Central Parkway in 1997 and began brewing Samuel Adams there. He called the new taproom, which opens to the public on Nov. 15, the brewery’s front porch. Flip through the photos for a look inside. “My family has been a part of Cincinnati’s brewing heritage for almost 100 years,” Koch said. “Maintaining the continuity of Cincinnati’s brewing heritage by keeping open the last brewery in Cincinnati was really important to me and to my dad, who was apprenticed at that brewery when he was co-oping at UC in the early 1940s.” More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2018/11/15/boston-beer-ceo-jim-koch-opens-sam-adams-taproom.html
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    Columbus: Restaurant News & Info

    Wahlburgers Food Truck Debuts This Week The Wahlburgers Food Truck, co-founded by actor Mark Wahlberg and his brothers Paul and Donnie, is opening for a special preview on Tuesday, Nov. 13. The truck will launch at the Mark Wahlberg Chevrolet dealership on West Broad Street, which Wahlberg purchased earlier this year. Wahlburgers will begin its route around Columbus at a date in the near future, but diners can get a sneak preview from 2 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday. The event includes a free first taste of the truck’s hamburgers, as well as games and ticket giveaways to the new Mark Wahlberg movie, Instant Family. More below: https://www.columbusunderground.com/wahlburgers-food-truck-debuts-this-week-ls1
  10. Mixed-Use Development Proposed for West Fifth Avenue Preliminary plans for a mixed-use development on the former Fifth Avenue Elementary site in Dennison Place have been presented to the zoning committee of the University Area Commission (UAC). The development was also the subject of a neighborhood meeting in September, in which residents provided some initial feedback on the proposal to the developer, Upper Arlington-based Vision Development. More below: https://www.columbusunderground.com/mixed-use-development-proposed-for-west-fifth-ave-bw1
  11. Gilbert to sell Greektown Casino-Hotel for $1 billion Jack Entertainment LLC, owned by Quicken Loans Inc. Chairman Dan Gilbert, reached an agreement late Tuesday to sell Greektown Casino-Hotel in downtown Detroit in a $1 billion deal. Wyomissing, Pa.-based gaming conglomerate Penn National Gaming Inc. and Vici Properties Inc. are the buyers of the 400-room hotel and casino. Penn National, which operates 39 thoroughbred horse racing tracks and casinos, mostly under the Hollywood Casino brand, will pay $300 million for the casinos operating assets and serve as the casino operator. Vici Properties, a real estate investment trust spun off from Caesars Entertainment Corp. during its bankruptcy last year, acquired the real estate for $700 million and will serve as the property owner. Federal and state gaming authorities must sign off on the deal, which is expected to be completed within six months, Gilbert told Crain's. More below: https://www.crainsdetroit.com/mergers-acquisitions/gilbert-sell-greektown-casino-hotel-1-billion
  12. Plum Market to open location in downtown Detroit in summer 2019 Plum Market, Michigan-based grocer, is set to open in downtown Detroit next summer in Ally's One Detroit Center. The location at 500 Woodward Ave. will have grab-and-go food options for breakfast, lunch and dinner, a scaled down grocery store, a self-serve food bar, Zingerman’s coffee, baked goods, fresh-cut flowers, a bar and a rentable event space with outdoor seating overlooking the Spirit of Detroit, according to Curbed Detroit. More below: https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2018/11/08/plum-market-downtown-detroit-location/1930032002/
  13. Ford plans construction on Michigan Central Station by year's end Ford Motor Co. expects to start construction on its Michigan Central Station renovation before the end of 2018, the automaker said Thursday. The automaker will work with design firm Quinn Evans Architects and architects at Christman-Brinker on the project expected to be completed some time in 2022. More below: https://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/ford/2018/11/08/ford-plans-start-work-michigan-central-station-end-year/1929555002/
  14. Google opens sales office in Little Caesars Arena It may not be servicing searches or developing self-driving technology, but Google Inc.'s new Detroit office is seeking to help drive the future forward. One hundred "Googlers" from the tech company's Birmingham offices moved to its modern, amenities-filled spot at Little Caesars Arena in August. The Menlo Park, California-based company is the latest tech firm — including Microsoft and Tata Technologies — to pick up their operations from the Detroit suburbs and drop them into the city proper, reversing a decades-long trend. More below: https://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/2018/11/08/google-detroit-office-little-caesars-arena/1852102002/
  15. Ironically, it was that country music industry that created recording studios in Nashville for a general white audience to use and modify. That unpopular country music became a starting point for the Jack Whites to move into and fill up Bluebird Cafes away from the Rebas and Garths. Nashville's trajectory from country to hipster is basically Taylor Swift. It isn't like, say, Atlanta where Babyface's LaFace records created music studios which would then birth Atlanta's hip hop empire.