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  1. First Look: Opening of the New Martin Luther King Library Branch On Tuesday, Oct. 18, the Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) held a grand opening celebration for the new Martin Luther King branch on the Near East Side. Speakers included representatives from CML and the Martin Luther King branch, as well as Mayor Andrew Ginther, Columbus City Council President Shannon Hardin, Reps. Bernadine Kennedy Kent and Joyce Beatty, writer and poet Scott Woods, and other community leaders. More below: https://www.columbusunderground.com/first-look-opening-of-the-new-martin-luther-king-library-branch-tm1
  2. Dayton already has the National Aviation Hall Of Fame. I'm okay with Columbus, the state capital, to have it.
  3. Left for dead, little-known Detroit shopping mall is now coming back A little-known enclosed shopping mall on Detroit's west side that has barely survived is now on the brink of revitalization after landing a major tenant for an empty department store that closed in the 1980s. Tower Center mall, 15400 Grand River at the corner of Greenfield, will be the newest Michigan location for fast-growing discount retailer Forman Mills, which is preparing to open a roughly 45,000-square-foot store in a section of the mall that once housed Montgomery Ward. The store's planned Nov. 2 grand opening would mark the biggest development in years for the onetime Detroit retailing landmark whose last extensive renovation was in 1984. Many city residents are unaware that the small urban mall even exists. More below: https://www.freep.com/story/money/2018/10/19/tower-center-mall-detroit/1642555002/
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    Cincinnati City Council

    New council texts: Cranley tried to make a deal with critics to fire Black In late March, during Cincinnati city government’s political crisis over the fate of then-City Manager Harry Black, Mayor John Cranley allegedly offered to make a deal with two of his harshest critics — council members and fellow Democrats Wendell Young and Chris Seelbach — in exchange for their votes to terminate Black. “Cranley calling Wendell and me asking if he can give us something in exchange for our vote,” Seelbach texted Young and council members P.G. Sittenfeld, Tamaya Dennard and Greg Landsman on the morning of March 24, according to a transcript of the messages obtained Friday by the Business Courier. “Same,” Landsman responded. “Meeting with him tomorrow. He claims he’s willing to put anything on the table.” More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2018/10/19/new-council-texts-cranley-tried-to-make-a-deal.html
  5. Somewhere in Particular Brewing Opens Tonight in Northwest Columbus Gypsy brewer Pat Sullivan has found a (semi) permanent home in northwest Columbus. He’s established Somewhere in Particular Brewing, a spinoff from his nomadic brewing company Nowhere in Particular (NIP), at 5053 Dierker Rd. The brewery is part of a 2,500-square-foot addition to the original Henderson House, a more than 100-year-old-building. It also hosts a taproom, kitchen, and an outdoor dining area that by next spring will be a beer garden. The house itself is transitioning into an Airbnb and event space. More below: https://www.columbusunderground.com/somewhere-in-particular-brewing-opens-tonight-in-northwest-columbus-ls1
  6. NKY industrial building being renovated into loft-style apartments Renovation work has started on the Kent Building in Bellevue, which will transform the industrial building into more than 60 loft-style apartments. Orleans Development Co. is leading the redevelopment of the 60,000-square-foot building located at 239 Grandview Ave. The redevelopment will be one of the largest-ever adaptive reuse projects in Northern Kentucky’s urban core. The total project cost is $10 million. The Catalytic Fund is partnering with investors First Financial Bank and Vision Realty Group on the project, along with the city of Bellevue. Ashley Construction will be the construction manager for the project. Hub & Weber Architects PLC is the architect. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2018/10/19/nky-industrial-building-being-renovated-into-loft.html
  7. Former Planet Oasis partners say $2B project is going forward – separately After a nasty split, two teams say they are moving forward on their own with the ambitious $2 billion Planet Oasis sports/entertainment/hospitality mega-complex in Delaware County. The development team announced the split this month, putting plans for the 350-acre entertainment complex in Berkshire Township in question. New Albany-based Blue Horseshoe Ventures Ltd., the development entity incorporated last year that includes Tony Sekulovski and Alex Sekulovski, says it's wrapping up early a planned contest to rename the project. Submissions are now due by midnight on Oct. 31, "due to the overwhelming number of entries already received," said spokesman Ryan Stubenrauch. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/10/19/former-planet-oasis-partners-say-2b-project-is.html
  8. New Plan Calls for Aviation Hall of Fame at Historic Terminal The latest plan for the original Port Columbus Air Terminal calls for the historic building to serve as the home of a new entity, the Ohio Air & Space Hall of Fame. The building, located at 4920 E. Fifth Ave, boasts a long and interesting history. It was used as the main terminal for the airport from 1929 to 1958, hosted early aviation pioneers like Charles Lindberg and Amelia Earhart, and served as the initial transfer point in the nation’s first transcontinental air service. There have been multiple efforts through the years to restore the building and find a suitable tenant for it. Heartland Bank was interested in using the building and an adjacent hangar for its headquarters, but abandoned those plans in late 2015 after it became clear that retrofitting the hangar building would be too expensive. More below: https://www.columbusunderground.com/new-plan-calls-for-aviation-hall-of-fame-at-historic-terminal-bw1
  9. More high-res renderings of the two hotels:
  10. Kite to build 2 hotels at Pan Am Plaza; city to spend $120M on attached meeting space Indianapolis’ once-celebrated-but-now-underused Pan Am Plaza is the planned site of a $120 million, publicly funded addition to the Indiana Convention Center plus two privately funded Hilton-branded hotels that together would have more than 1,400 rooms. The Capital Improvement Board voted on Friday to recommend construction of the convention center expansion and to work with Kite Realty Group Trust as the master developer on the project. The resolution gives the CIB authority to work on a project agreement with Kite and an overall financing model. The Kite plan was one of three submitted in March in response to the CIB’s request for proposals for another convention-style hotel with 800 to 1,000 rooms. Mayor Joe Hogsett’s administration has endorsed the Kite plan. A key component of the project is a 38-story, 800-room hotel that would be developed by Kite and branded as Hilton on the northeast corner of the plaza at Illinois and Georgia streets. It would be Indianapolis’ second-largest hotel, behind only the 1,005-room JW Marriott that opened in 2011. Kite plans to build a second, 600-room hotel, as well, which would be on the southeast corner of the block at Illinois and Louisiana streets. It also would carry a Hilton brand. Full article below: https://www.ibj.com/articles/70937-kite-to-build-2-hotels-at-pan-am-plaza-city-to-spend-120m-on-attached-meeting-space?utm_source=breaking-news&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=2018-10-19?utm_source=breaking-news&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=2018-10-19 ...and --> https://www.thinglink.com/scene/1109494405582028803 ...and --> https://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/indianapolis/downtown/indiana-convention-center-to-get-expansion-at-pan-am-plaza
  11. Rush hour, bus-only lane gets start date Cincinnati’s first bus-only lane will go into operation in mid-November during both morning and afternoon rush hours Monday through Friday, the city announced Thursday. Cars will be restricted from continuously traveling in the right curb lane of Main Street from Government Square to Central Parkway. That stretch of Main has four total lanes. The specific hours for such restrictions have not yet been announced. Non-bus vehicles will be allowed to turn right at Seventh Street and into and out of parking lots from the bus lane during the restricted hours. Pavement markers and overhead signage will be installed on Main Street this month. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2018/10/19/rush-hour-bus-only-lane-gets-start-date.html
  12. Construction starts on $120 million Deerfield Township project The first phase of a planned $120 million mixed-use development in Deerfield Township is underway. The developer of the District at Deerfield broke ground on the high-end apartment community that will be a central piece of the project. The apartment community will be called One Deerfield. Silverman & Co. Inc. is the developer of the project, and One Deerfield will include 242 apartments. Ryan Silverman, vice president at Silverman & Co., said residents of One Deerfield will be able to experience a “thriving community where they can shop, meet friends for a meal or drinks, walk their dogs or enjoy events in the forthcoming public square.” More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2018/10/19/construction-starts-on-120-million-deerfield.html
  13. Levitt Pavilion's debut season brought $2M in free concerts to Dayton Downtown Dayton's new concert venue ended its debut season by donating close to $2.2 million of free programming to the community. Levitt Pavilion Dayton, located in Dave Hall Plaza, used data collected by Pollstar to calculate the average concert ticket price for one of its performances, which ends up costing $84.69. Using this value, the estimated cost of programming for the entire season totaled to almost $2.2 million, giving the Dayton region "access to high-caliber and diverse programming for all," according to Executive Director Lisa Wagner. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/dayton/news/2018/10/19/levitt-pavilions-debut-season-brought-2m-in-free.html
  14. Downtown LGBT bar sets opening date After delaying about a month, a downtown LGBT bar is ready to open its doors to the public. The Birdcage, in the former Shooter's Bar space at 927 Race St., is opening at 8 p.m. on Oct. 26. The bar was originally slated to open Sept. 28. No reason for the delay was given, and a spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a request for comment. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2018/10/19/downtown-lgbt-bar-sets-opening-date.html
  15. FC Cincinnati stadium builder: Orange glow won’t be cast over West End The renderings of FC Cincinnati’s Major League Soccer stadium in the West Endshow a bright-orange stadium skin projecting light off into the surrounding neighborhood. But the stadium’s lead contractor, Cincinnati-based Turner Construction, said that won’t actually be the case once it’s built. “That’s architectural license,” said David Spaulding, vice president at the construction company. “It should not have that effect.” More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2018/10/19/fc-cincinnati-stadium-builder-orange-glow-won-t-be.html