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  1. regardless, anyone else find this tedious at this point? These competing stories must probably be nothing short of psychological torture for current employees who want and need to make decisions about their future. Enough is enough. Despite CEO Morikis last statement regarding timeline for official announcement, I think they need to re-consider and move this up ASAP. Not fair to employees (and fans of UO )
  2. that would be incredible. I know that original design was controversial, but I loved it
  3. thank the heavens! This is a must. They cannot be selling a slice of luxury on Euclid but then have doors that look like they were excised from a Menards in Parma
  4. From yesterday's article on cleveland.com re: first look of The Beacon. Last paragraph: "Stark continues to work on its larger and more complicated nuCLEus project that Stark plans to build nearby at Prospect Avenue, East Fourth Street and Huron Road. Stark had previously hoped to start construction in August, but continues to work on closing financing for the project. “We are still very hopeful” the project will move forward, a Stark representative said." https://www.cleveland.com/business/2019/11/first-look-the-beacon-downtown-apartment-tower-offers-lake-views-luxury-living.html
  5. the doors and the signage are trash and completely cheap in appearance - incongruous with rest of building and the quality on the inside. very much minor and cosmetic but creates a terrible first impression. Would make me not even want to come in the door.
  6. i stand corrected! clearly my information is dated. point taken. we both are in agreement, however, on the fundamental point: totally possible
  7. not to knit-pick, but there are better examples than the DC Navy Yard. The aerial image here is misleading: make no mistake, this is a closed facility. There is no boardwalk. This is a restricted access military campus. Perhaps a better example in DC (just to stay local) would be the Embassy of Sweden in Georgetown which is located right on the Potomac and literally on the Georgetown waterfront and boardwalk. You can walk right up to their door. Do we think the government of Sweden is so cavalier about their security and nonchalant about the very real threat of espionage directed against them? Of course not. this is why they invest in a defense-in-depth approach to their physical security. They do employ controls such as contract security guards, EMF shielding countermeasures on all their windows, security cameras, and strict access control. SHW can still build on the river, have a public access channel, and still allow an effective security program to protect their people, assets, and mission
  8. the reason why you are receiving bewildered reactions to this is because this was discussed here ad nauseam already. It doesn't look like you glanced at previous posts. Things move quickly here. Also, the author of that blog is here on this thread too. His handle is @KJP
  9. I keep saying it: we have to disregard any article like this that is nothing but lazy, click-bait journalism that feeds into the 'sound-bite industrial complex' that apathetic reporters perpetuate. John Boyd is clearly enjoying his moment here as a 'go-to' source for something in which he is utterly unqualified to comment on. He might be a corporate relocation expert but he is offering completely insipid and generalized commentary that ignores any appreciation for the local context. Please make me stop saying this over and over again. Boyd is talking but he isn't saying anything. He is saying just enough to sound somewhat knowledgable; however, his rap appears to be a certain type of BS artistry that is good enough to get quoted because it sounds somewhat informed to the local reporter whose only motivation is filing the story before deadline and then moving onto the next thing. This is journalism now. They do *just enough* but never more. And God forbid they ever ask an informed follow-up question (i.e. "You keep citing lack of suitable air service at Hopkins compared to east coast hubs yet SHW and dozens of other legacy Fortune 1000 companies appear to be doing just fine despite their presence in Northeast and central Ohio. This, coupled with increasing passenger numbers at Hopkins and news of major capital improvements, seems to suggest there is only positive momentum in this regard. Care to comment?" ) Wanna know why there aren't more journalists like @KJP in Cleveland or other markets? Because it is difficult. It is difficult to be a good writer. It is difficult to cultivate sources. That takes years of relationship building and trust. Most of these local reporters are not here that long nor do the majority of them possess the type of doggedness and inherent knack for open-source investigation that really can cut into the story behind the story. This is also why you see a lot of journalists filing stories that offer no fidelity beyond what was spoon fed to them via a corporate press release. i don't want this thread to be locked. No more threads on John Boyd. We know his motivation and the motivation of reporters who go to him for quotes. So let's ignore him and wait. I am crossing my fingers for an announcement by the end of next week (per KJP). Hoping for a beautiful 60+ story high rise in PS. Stay positive and don't let lazy click-bait journalism get us down. It is exactly what they want because they want you to keep returning to their stupid site.
  10. when you look at Boyd's bio on his company page, it says this among other things: "John's expert perspectives are routinely featured in the global news media, including The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Forbes, The Financial Times, Bloomberg, NPR, Fox News, CNN, The Globe and Mail, CNBC, Tencent Media, Al Jazeera Media Network, Industry Week, USA Today, and others." This guy is a professional commentator. All he has to do is say something somewhat coherent and the media will keep going to him for quotes. He is a soundbite factory. Being quoted begets more opportunities to be quoted. This is how the media game works. The soundbite industrial complex. It's a thing. And it's how lazy journalism works. My money on Ken. Always.
  11. @KJP by any chance, do you think the impending Sherwin-Williams decision be an impetus for nuCLEus to actually happen? If Stark is still trying to raise outside investment for this beleaguered project, I would have to think the idea of this Fortune 500 giant re-committing to downtown is a huge potential catalyst
  12. ugh totally agree so tired of lazy, click-bait journalism like this that seems to serve no purpose other than to feed into the 'sound-bite industrial complex' that some reporters covet. KJP knows the deal. John Boyd is not involved in this process and he does nothing here but offer up tired, macro-level analysis that any reasonably informed man-on-the-street might say when discussing "Cleveland." This is the kind of thing you hear at a hotel bar or while waiting to board a flight and that might pass for thoughtful or informed business talk. No - they're the vanilla musings of a BS artist who enjoys seeing his name in print. Yes, we get it. Cleveland is no longer a commercial hub for aviation and yes, Cleveland does not have the relative proximity to X schools relevant to chemical sciences as compared to X, Y, and Z. Gee whiz, it's so crazy that all these legacy Fortune 1000 companies located in Ohio are so profitable and doing so well despite their geography of *not* being in the inherently better cities of Austin, Charlotte, Atlanta, or Dallas (sarcasm)
  13. great article, Ken. You outclass any professional journalist in this city by leaps and bounds. Kudos. Hoping for something larger than 40 stories also. Keeping fingers crossed for that and also the selection of Public Square
  14. totally agree - what a misleading headline followed by nothing more than extremely bland speculation that was as insightful as some man-in-the-street interview. I don't want this thread to be locked again but let me just say this: despite whatever index cited in this piece and used by "experts", there is not one domestic business center of relevance to SHW that is currently underserved by the existing inventory of commercial flights out of KCLE. And if a direct doesn't currently exist, most business centers in the U.S. are still reachable from KCLE with a maximum of two hops. Same for international. Two hops max. I am glad the article mentions this however not until the very end and only after you realize this important fact belies the misleading headline that preceded it. Akron and Columbus are both home to combined 15-20 legacy Fortune 1000 companies that all presumably seem to make gobs of money for their shareholders while still being able to attract talent year after year. Hopkins has those airports beat in terms of total annual passenger rate and daily non-stop destinations (by multiple carriers) by an objectively large margin. Again, not saying that Hopkins does not have its issues. But let's please stop pretending that Cleveland Hopkins is Manchester, NH or Buffalo, NY
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