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  1. Your options might be pretty limited since the concourses at CMH are not connected. If you're flying into Concourse A, Donatos and Vino Volo would probably be your best bets. If you're in Concourse B, then probably Land Grant Brewing Co. If it's Concourse C you're arriving in, then Buckeye Hall of Fame Cafe. If you decide to leave the Concourses, then Max & Erma's is the best pre-security option. Hope this helps.
  2. From multiple news outlets: http://www.toledoblade.com/business/2017/04/17/American-Airlines-announces-new-daily-flight-from-Toledo-Express-to-N-C.html http://www.13abc.com/content/news/419614413.html http://www.wtol.com/story/35162398/new-air-service-route-coming-to-toledo-express-airport http://nbc24.com/news/local/new-route-announced-for-toledo-express
  3. Rumor has it that a non-Allegiant airline will begin new service to a new nonstop destination. If the rumor is true, this is long overdue and will be a significant change in the local air service portfolio.
  4. Nothing earth-shattering from this article. Much of the same information previously seen in other articles on the attempts to gain new service and talks of a new terminal: Local airport officials look forward to more nonstop flights, new terminal project By Marla Rose, The Columbus Dispatch Friday April 14, 2017 at 6:40 AM Airports don’t just reflect the health of a region’s economy, they help drive it. That was very much top-of-mind both for Columbus Regional Airport Authority officials and peers from across the country as they gathered Downtown this week for the National Airport Economic Development Conference. http://www.dispatch.com/news/20170414/local-airport-officials-look-forward-to-more-nonstop-flights-new-terminal-project
  5. Wow, that is crazy. Glad they're filling up more of 200 S. Civic Center, but it is disheartening that it will not longer officially call Lancaster home. Though from some of the quotes in the article, it sounds like the company had disenfranchised itself from Lancaster quite a bit over the past few years - which have been quite rocky for the company. Hopefully this restructuring gets them back on their feet.
  6. Um, okay I'll risk the reprimand... http://images.popmatters.com/news_art/d/david_hodo-splash-650x400.jpg :-D :-D :-D I feel the same way about this project and its progress, FWIW...
  7. I was thinking the exact same; not what I was expecting or wanted. These proposals are ridiculous and will kill the character of the North Market. I think this is more the natural progression of not only the market but the area that it is in. It's a chance to not only expand the market but capitalize on its location; which all these proposals do in spades. I can see how the proposals take a simple, hometown, independent marketplace and warp it into another high-end, trendy, residential complex. However the parking lot has to go, and adding a large-scale residential complex not only capitalizes on its incredible location, but increases the potential usage of an expanded market. Something I truly like about the Wood/Schiff proposal is the indoor atrium planned to bridge the current market with the expansion over the lot. It would be nice to have it convertible to open-air during the summer months and glassed-in during the winter. Again, overall I personally am excited about the transformative nature of these proposals and eagerly await their completion!
  8. Same here. IND has the luxury of having been built completely from the ground up in a post-9/11 environment. The facility is what every mid-sized airport terminal would love to be. I feel the exact same way about PDX. I flew through there and was neither impressed nor disappointed. As far as our Ohio airports are concerned, I really don't understand why CLE gets such a negative rating other than the rental car facility. However, I'm under the impression that is being remedied somehow? I love the ease of access of CLE as an arriving passenger. The connection to the Rapid is a huge advantage, and the taxi stand is incredibly convenient and easy. Outbound transit to through the terminal is relatively hassle-free as well. The food options are phenomenal and I think CLE's best attraction. I spent a lovely hour or two waiting for a flight at Great Lakes Brewing. All the other options are great as well. While the structure itself might be dated, it's a functional building overall. The terminal modernization project at CMH really helped bring up the appearance of the terminal, particularly the check-in area. Previously, the 80s-era ceiling and outdated desks were an extremely poor first-impression. The ticketing lobby looks phenomenal now with skylights, clean walls, and improved flooring and lighting. The concourses, especially B, have also seen pretty dramatic improvements. The only lack is CMHs food and beverage options. Everything is a Starbucks or a sandwich shop. Recent changes in concessions (Land-Grant Brewing, Eddie George, and Bob Evans), haven't done anything too inspiring to change that. Retail options are nothing spectacular either. I haven't flown out of CVG in ages, but I've always loved Terminal 3, now the only one in use. The openness of Concourse B and the ticketing lobby, the ease of the tram, and the retail/concession options make it an incredibly attractive facility. The renovations done to the screening checkpoint and Concourse A look fantastic though, only solidifying my impressions of CVG.
  9. Truly exciting proposals! I really love both the Wood/Schiff and Pizzuti proposals. Interested to see what NRI brought forth that put them in the top 3, though.
  10. My feeling exactly. Definitely a fun list, though. My top 5: DOMESTIC 1. New York City 2. Chicago 3. San Francisco 4. New Orleans 5. Seattle INTERNATIONAL 1. Bangkok 2. Buenos Aires 3. Paris 4. Barcelona 5. Shanghai
  11. http://www.jdpower.com/press-releases/2016-north-america-airport-satisfaction-study CVG = the good CMH = the bad CLE = the ugly On the plus side, both CMH and CLE completed several million dollars worth of cosmetic upgrades to their respective terminals this year. Hopefully that translates to some improved rankings in 2017. CVG remains a gem. :-D
  12. Some more CMH news: Frontier adds 4x weekly service to Fort Myers (RSW) for a month during Spring Break: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/business/2016/12/14/1-frontier-adds-spring-break-flights-to-fort-myers.html CMH hosts the arts in Columbus: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/life_and_entertainment/2016/12/13/1-airport-gallery-a-runway-of-works-entertainment.html A design group has been chosen for the new rental car facility that will be the first stage in a new terminal complex: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/business/2016/12/05/1-airport-picks-designer-for-rental-car-center.html The CRAA derived a report comparing JGCIA to 14 peer airports around the country: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/business/2016/12/03/1-john-glenn-airport-compared-with-peer-cities-in-new-quarterly-report.html
  13. This is fantastic news. Huge kudos to Motorists Insurance for basically establishing a miniature NRI and investing in the downtown real estate market. There is a lot of potential in the Discovery District sitting in the form of dozens of lonely asphalt parking lots. With CSCC, CCAD, CMA, CML, and now Motorists getting in on the action, along with guidance from the CDDC, the future is looking bright for the area.
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