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  1. I think they've been working on that hotel since I moved here in 2013, no joke, that was one of the first things I remember in the news was the Anna Louise Inn getting moved.
  2. OK it is starting to make more sense now, thanks for clarifying. Still, I wonder if that would be illegal for the lawyers to leak info to Smitherman. I am sure they didn't do anything illegal by doing that, they probably said something like, "If this is able to get out you will have some stuff to work with in regards to these guys saying something disparaging about your wife", though honestly it is a reach to say they did say anything disparaging or said anything offensive to his wife. The basically said it was messed up how he brought his wife into the discussion though I can see on both sides how Smitherman would be upset about what happened at that time. Still, having his wife make a recording saying stuff like "Your parents are probably ashamed of you" is like, to me at least, pretty freaking nuts, especially considering she shouldn't have known and Smitherman shouldn't have known what the texts actually said. Lastly, after what they said was released I still wouldn't think it would warrant that type of response from Mrs. Smitherman since they didn't attack her at all.
  3. IMO they seem a bit ignorant, considering they have FC Cincy games coming up, Reds games, etc. they should have continued success there. Maybe THEY should work to figure out a way to make it easier for customers like signage at their door or online, and offer Valet for the cost of parking plus a dollar or two. Then if they are hurting for money charge slightly more on their food.
  4. Ah shoot, I got it and well understood, I was so very confused on that. All that said, still strange Smitherman would have known about disparaging texts unless something got leaked (seems strange/impossible Seelbach would leak a Sittenfield text) OR there is an e-mail that got forwarded. Lastly and this is conspiracy level but definitely doesn't seem too far out there, their phones were tapped by the lawyers/police/someone or someone was stealing iPhone messages/hacked their iCloud accounts.
  5. This is so strange to me. 1.) How did Mr. Smitherman know that there were texts/e-mails talking about his wife? The only thing I can think of was that he saw a text or something sent to Sittenfield or Seelbach between the two during a meeting or something. 2.) The actual text in question was after his wife had died, so he had her record a message attacking Sittenfield before anything was even out in the open? 3.) If it wasn't clear already this was all orchestrated by COAST/Smitherman to gain an advantage in the Mayoral Election 4.) What was actually on record of what Sittenfield said wasn't really all that bad, though ignorant. That said, I don't know many people who would have reacted differently than what Sittenfield said, maybe a member of the church or something, especially when talking with a close friend in one-on-one texts. He never once made a mockery of cancer or made light that she was suffering or on her deathbed. 5.) Maybe Sittenfield should have made an announcement in response to Smitherman on the radio show like: "I did not imply Smitherman does not support inclusion, it was a simple mistake as I wanted to introduce this and knew he couldn't sign because he was with his wife, so my apologies for my mistake in putting it out there and creating the false narrative that I was implying that he doesn't support this. That wasn't my intention at all and my thoughts and prayers are with him and the rest of his family at this very difficult time."
  6. I drove by this morning and it looked like the Gazebo had little damage, nothing structural at least! Anyways, bummer on the Anthem site. Sucks it's just sitting there now and will be nothing for a bit of time. East McMillan around Peebles Corner is really starting to rock more with a lot of construction going on.
  7. I really want, no, I NEED, Mayor Cranley to roll down the ramp in a red convertable Corvette!
  8. Yeah I always was for upgrades to the arena or a new arena entirely over the FC stadium. That said, I think the Arena would have been more public money (though I think we would get much more revenue/event wise out of the arena than FC).
  9. I'm guessing whatever they do to replace the Kroger will tie into the surrounding buildings at least on Vine Street obviously but be similar in that they will want an office component there
  10. I'm trying to piece this together re. Terrace Plaza. Birkhla is still trying to get the Terrace signed over to him and I think on this one at least Cranley seems to back them getting the building and redeveloping how they came out with the renderings. I say that because Cranley came out with a smear campaign (rightfully so) of the current owners.
  11. Ah OK so it isn't a permanent fund. That said policy makers could easily say: Well what they used to put in at 15% is now straight into the coffers? But that said, if it is property taxes it just gets rolled up right and reduced? We've had that discussion before
  12. ^After the abatements ends won't they need to just pay the 15% straight into the system anyways?
  13. Yeah once the VTICA fully funds the system PLUS more there won't be an issue going fareless
  14. Couple updates: 1.) Have seen no work done on the Athem site yet, wonder if anyone has heard anything? 2.) Urban Sites is redeveloping and adding more apts in the back in a new building on Woodburn in the EWH Biz district to this building: https://www.google.com/maps/@39.1290621,-84.4770494,3a,75y,96.71h,105.77t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sHV_vhoWhkNZILjJ2v8TL_Q!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo1.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DHV_vhoWhkNZILjJ2v8TL_Q%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D36.237114%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i13312!8i6656 3.) This row of houses are fenced off as a month ago not certain if they are rehabbing all on Woodburn? https://www.google.com/maps/@39.1320119,-84.4765349,3a,75y,63.12h,89.79t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s6h4L19Rc96143CMXGD2Z7A!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 4.) This building is under full rehab but I couldn't find any details anywhere, it's a Woodburn Ave address but saw it was sold last year https://www.google.com/maps/@39.1278177,-84.4783626,3a,75y,242.94h,93.41t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sPkw26tUTyCS4D4iadBd3zg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 5.) This building is humming along too w/full rehab, I saw at one point something like 20 market rate apts https://www.google.com/maps/@39.127123,-84.4829576,3a,75y,305.66h,96.58t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sP-9DJah17AHvoK9ruadlIg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 6.) They are doing a lot of work on this building w/a for sale sign on it https://www.google.com/maps/@39.1271658,-84.4851096,3a,75y,256.61h,102.27t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sGqDRXQ914wLLOCJ32gQLPA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 7.) Eastern Hills YMCA is humming along, something like 60 market rate apts. https://www.google.com/maps/@39.1254802,-84.4833817,3a,75y,13.06h,97.43t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sQSquo32at5Qb2JBafNpuow!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
  15. I wonder what the VTICA fund is at right now and projected for in 2-3 years. I was just looking at two projects, the 4th and Walnut Centre (this pays 2.35 million over life of the abatement. The article didn't say if this was a 15 year abatement or 30 year, I am guessing 15 year = $156k/year) and the Pendelton Sycamore project ($119k/year over 30 years) = $275k/year
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