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  1. Gnoraa

    Rural Ohio is dying

    I live in Columbus now, but get back to my hometown of Celina quite often, and I honestly do highly suggest people take a road trip to some of these towns, get out and explore, walk around, check out the shops and parks, that is if you enjoy that sort of thing. Between Celina, St. Mary's, & Wapak there is a lot going on. Even more rural/small like New Bremen, Coldwater, Minster, St. Henry etc.... There is actually pretty awesome micro brew operation that has expanded leaps and bounds in just 2-3 years in little Maria Stein, Ohio, Moeller Brew Barn, their beers are sold all over the state now in stores. They have an awesome tap room that's fun to visit too.
  2. Gnoraa

    Rural Ohio is dying

    I think there is definitely a trend of declining small towns, however where I grew up seems to be holding up just fine. I grew up in Western Ohio in Mercer County. Mercer County continues to hold a healthy unemployment rate anywhere from 2.6% - 2.9% depending on the monthly reports. I actually believe it's been the lowest county in Ohio for quite a few years at this point. The industry there continues to grow, expand and thrive honestly. 2-3 years ago Ferguson put their first and only distribution operation in Ohio there, after initially passing it up and looking around a bit more, and ultimately deciding to come back and plant roots. Neighboring Auglaize county also has quite the investment with Crown Equipment Corporation. In fact, they just announced a $40 million dollar expansion project adding hundreds of jobs. Celina Tent has grown substantially, even gaining the military contract for Great Britain's armed forces! I could go on and on about companies like this (CAPT, Pax Machine, Reynolds & Reynolds, etc.....) When companies is this area are adding even just 40-80 jobs, this goes a long way in a county that is only 40,000-46,000 people. Again, I'm sure many small towns in Ohio are regressing, but I will say I have observed the opposite in terms of many Western Ohio small communities. They aren't adding population necessarily at 2-7 percent like some cities, but they are holding steady and strong economically. As much as this site focuses solely on the 3-C's, there is actually quite a bit going on in these rural counties that don't get much publication or notice. Just my input and observations though.
  3. Not sure if there is one already so I may have posted in the wrong forum, but perhaps this project should have it's own forum? It's not really "North Market" it is it's own project in the end. Just a thought, but I'm not very tech savvy or know how to make one haha
  4. I know there has been anticipation of any updates on this project, and I'm not sure if this has been posted, but doing a bit of just basic searches, it appears the Schooley Caldwell website, who is designing the tower, has a new rendering I have not previously seen recently posted. The design has changed a bit, and by my count almost appears to be 39-40 stories now? Who knows if this will end up being the final design, but I thought I'd post it here just in case. Looking forward to seeing news about this in the coming months as plans/financing are completed?? https://www.schooleycaldwell.com/market-tower-columbus/
  5. Dropping off my rent today and thought I'd snap a quick progress pic of the Moxy Hotel building. Looks like they are starting the 7th story....I like the floors 6-10 won't be the exact footprint of the block building below it. I also like that this portion is to be glass, not brick, it will add a bit of diversity compared some of the other developments in the area!!
  6. Gnoraa

    Electric Scooter Sharing

    Between Lime and Bird, I feel like the inventory in Columbus has tripled in like the last 2 weeks for some reason. They are everywhere. I see positives yet I see negatives, which one outweighs which is a fine line personally for me. Lots of reckless riders IMO.....
  7. I took a stroll through the Short North last night grabbing a drink with friends and then my drive to work this morning. I included a picture approaching from Italian Village where I can see the White Castle building pretty much complete. View is approaching behind the Fireproof building. Regarding the Moxy Hotel site, they are currently working on floor 5. The streetscape project obviously is moving along, I personally love all the extra wide sidewalk space and bump outs. Once complete with all the trees and plantings it will be beautiful!! It also appears they are putting on the stone details on the 711 High building as well as the glass on the retractable rooftop. Apologizing in advance if the pictures are a bit large, I'm not tech savvy on how to reduce them for this site, anyone who can feel free to edit!!
  8. I live in the Short North (Italian Village), and they are starting on the 3rd floor now. They aren't building the elevator/stair shafts all at once like other developments I've seen go up, they are just doing them floor by floor. I'm excited to see this one take shape though, quite the addition to the area!! I'll try to snap a picture next time I'm by it. Also, the new WIDE sidewalks on the new street scape project are taking shape finally and the extra pedestrian space and bump outs are going to be amazing!!! The construction is thick down in the neighborhood lately but the finished outcome is awesome!! Growing pains for progress I suppose....
  9. Updated recent view of 80 on the Commons from the Columbus Commons viewpoint....
  10. Huge upgrade and much need additional square footage to Union Café!!!! https://www.columbusunderground.com/major-addition-proposed-for-union-cafe-bw1
  11. I was walking to a friends cookout the other evening and snapped a few updated photos of the Short North construction. Obviously a lot of different things going on all at once, will be amazing in about a year when so much of this end is finished and just smooth to move through. I will say the sidewalks they are building and the bump outs are huge!! I'm really looking forward to a more pedestrian friendly High Street!!
  12. It's a pretty good article. I've actually had the privilege of meeting Edwaard Jiang while attending a private BalletMet event and dinner. I know the topic has been popular on the Cleveland threads, however living in Columbus I have notice a huge amount of NY, NJ, VA, Conn, etc.....plates on almost every street I walk/drive down, even out to my brothers subdivision in Hilliard. Ohio in general I think is becoming appealing to some of these folks. Great news and publicity for our cities and state!!! :)
  13. I was taking my dog for a walk after work yesterday and took this shot of the UDF development from where the Grandview Mercantile building was just leveled for the new Pizzuti project. I actually really have liked the UDF building as there is variation a bit to it, not just one plain box building. There are set backs and what not. It will be nice to have a quick and easy convenience stop again once UDF re-opens. In the distance, you can also see the White Castle building coming along.
  14. So I know they are going to be doing a 2nd floor restaurant/bar which is clear from the renderings however the new overall rendering shows all this glass on the top of the building, that currently does not exist in any form, which would almost suggest adding a floor and by my count I'm seeing 12 floors on this view, and could be a true roof top location for a restaurant/bar. Anyone else know anything about this possibility based on this pic?
  15. The Spring Cleaners building at the corner of 4th and 1st is officially being torn down today. I'm actually pretty happy with the building going in its place. I feel there is potential for some nice contributing businesses on 4th for the neighborhood. https://www.columbusunderground.com/redevelopment-of-spring-cleaners-site-in-italian-village-approved-bw1