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  1. Someone needs to get the FCC people to meet with the folks developing the new Crew stadium, or take them up to Little Caesars Arena in Detroit to show how to somwhat-properly integrate a stadium into a mixed-use project.
  2. Reminds me of this thing in Osaka:
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    The Official *I Love Cleveland* Thread

    ^Ironically, Ric was born in Cincinnati.
  4. Metro Baltimore might be nominally wealthier than Cincinanti by virtue of being in the Washington metroplex, but the city itself is probably on equal footing with Cincinnati, if not actually a bit shabbier. West Baltimore is... rough, to say the least, and even most of downtown is a bit grubby. But that's more of an East Coast thing than specifically a Baltimore thing. It's really a lot like St. Louis, where you have some really solid neighborhoods (Fells, Mt Vernon, Charles Village) that butt up directly to some not-so-friendly places.
  5. Exactly. Small grocery stores can work (see Aldi), but convincing people to shop 2-3 times a week instead of biweekly or monthly is a big cultural shift that has to happen in tandem with these co-ops. That, and convincing people that it's totally possible to walk a mile with 3-4 bags of groceries.
  6. There's the Kroger on Kenard, which is only about a mile and a half from the heart of Northside. Clifton Market is about equidistant from the Kenard Kroger and the Corryville Kroger. Any independent grocer is going to have a hard time competing with either of the Uptown Krogers, from a price, variety and (of course, this being Cincinnati) a free parking standpoint.
  7. Cleveland's really the only city with a Hispanic presence in Ohio, although Dayton does have a very small "Mexicantown" of sorts on East Third. They all seem to skip Ohio and go straight for Chicago, Detroit or northern Indiana. Elkhart is 25% Hispanic, somehow.
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    Didn't Cranley also drop his phone into a hot tub? Where was the outrage over that? What is it with this City Council and butterfingers? I'm honestly glad that the Dayton city commission never does anything exciting, ever.
  9. That building is so strange. It's always been a bit of a mystery to me why the Guardian Building wasn't originally designed to include a Woodward entrance.
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    The Official *I Love Cleveland* Thread

    People seem to underestimate the vastness of the Great Lakes.
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    US Economy: News & Discussion

    When I was talking to random folks out in Seattle recently, I simply couldn't convince them that where I lived wasn't a hyperconservative bible belt wasteland. There are far more shades of grey in this country than a lot of coastal people are willing to admit/see, even within their own states. I think SLC gets a pass because of the mountains. West Coasters only think a city is worthwhile if there are visible mountains nearby. It's the only explanation I have for why they're moving to (the admittedly lovely, yet isolated) places like Boise and Missoula despite these towns being much smaller and having less resources than more-developed cities further east.
  12. 20+ minutes for average food is nothing; when Cracker Barrel opened in Victorville, which is basically in the middle of nowhere in San Bernadino County, people drove and waited 4 hours to eat there.
  13. Well, BDubs did move their HQ in Cincinnati for a time in the 90s after their OSU begininnings, so...
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    Cleveland Hopkins International Airport

    I really don’t think it’s that huge of an issue. Seattle’s rental facility is just as much of a hassle to get to via shuttle, and don’t even get me started on LAX and their scattered lots for individual companies instead of a centralized area.