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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.
  14. There are very few cities that intimidate me when it comes to size and scope (having lived in NYC and visited London, Paris, Shanghai, Beijing, Tokyo, Lima, Buenos Aires, and other world capitals), but Sao Paulo scares the sh*t out of me. Some of these photos of skyscrapers stretching to the horizon are awe-inspiring and overwhelming at the same time. I'd love to visit, but would have zero idea where to start!
  15. Mesmerizing photos. You're ability to capture the essence of a location never ceases to amaze me. I hope to one day see this city through the same lenses as you.
  16. Dear Capitol Square Ltd, Please finish what you started and build this: Okthankubye
  17. Called it: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/business/2016/08/05/plan-for-grandview-mercantile-site-switched-to-retail-offices.html http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2016/08/05/pizzuti-cutting-height-of-short-north-project.html http://www.columbusunderground.com/new-plan-for-grandview-mercantile-calls-for-ten-stories-office-space-and-more-parking-bw1 Granted, it's not the 5 story brick box that I half-heartedly predicted. However it's still a reduction in height that really doesn't make much sense. I personally think that is a fantastic arguing point. My personal thought it that area residents and neighborhood associations see it more as it opening a pandora's box by allowing higher height thresholds (i.e. if we allow a 12 story building, what's to stop the next developer from proposing and building a 14 story building, then a 17 story building, then a 20 story building, etc). Then we're stuck with a 25 story tower in the Short North (as if that would be a bad thing!). I suppose their clairvoyance will prevent us from having an Atlanta-esque skyline stretching from the Brewery District to OSU akin their downtown to Buckhead:
  18. It sounds like the latter rather than the former. It really does, but I truly hope urban mass transit is a part of this project. Autonomous automobiles might be closer than we think, however it won't solve the problem of moving large amounts of people in a dense urban environment in an environmentally-conscientious way. I recall reading that some of this grant money could go to improving and expanding the CMAX, which could lay the groundwork for eventually upgrading to rail. Here's hoping.
  19. Bollinger Tower is slated to become a Cambria Suites: Short North’s Bollinger Tower to become Cambria Hotel Jun 16, 2016, 5:43pm EDT Evan Weese - Staff reporter - Columbus Business First The 11-story Bollinger Tower in the Short North will become a Cambria Hotel & Suites, it has been revealed. Developers targeting the low-income housing complex for renovation as a hotel have unveiled plans showing what the building may look like with different coloring, signage and a new storefront along High Street. http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2016/06/16/first-look-short-north-s-bollinger-tower-to-become.html
  20. Some more CMAX news: COTA lands federal grant for Cleveland Ave. rapid bus A federal grant has arrived in Columbus to pay for most of a planned bus-rapid transit line that could cut travel times along Cleveland Avenue. The Central Ohio Transit Authority has received its $37.4 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration to begin work on the CMAX line that will run primarily along Cleveland between Downtown and the Ohio Health Medical Center near Polaris. http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2016/06/01/COTA_lands_grant_for_rapid_transit_bus.html
  21. On my last trip back to Columbus, I decided to utilize the new COTA Air Connect service from CMH to connect downtown to COTA to my parents' house in Upper Arlington. The new service is fantastic. My flight arrived shortly after 11AM, was on a bus a bit after 11:15 and downtown before 11:30. There was one other passenger on the bus with me who appeared as though he was in town for business. The connection was seamless; I walked across Capitol Square to High St. and waited about 10 minutes for the #3 to take me to Kingsdale. I was home before 12:30. While driving would have taken far less time, it was a great alternative - my folks don't drive much anymore and it was a great, cost-effective way to get where I needed to go safely and on-time. But for those terminating downtown, the service is truly excellent. Here's hoping it sticks around.
  22. Frontier Airlines is back in Columbus with daily flights to LAS and DEN and weekly services to MCO and PHL. Hope 3rd time is the charm; glad to have them back: Frontier Airlines launches at Port Columbus Frontier Airlines has returned to Port Columbus with a handful of flights to a handful of cities. But airport officials hope the re-entry of the low-cost carrier will create enough competition to hold the line on ticket prices, particularly to its initial destinations: Denver, Las Vegas, Orlando and Philadelphia. The first flight, which took 150 passengers to Denver, left shortly after 9 a.m. Wednesday, with a water-cannon salute. http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/business/2016/06/01/frontier-airlines-launches-at-port-columbus.html
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