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  1. Stratacache to add 300 new jobs in downtown Dayton Stratacache will create at least 300 new jobs and invest $30 million in the properties it has acquired in downtown Dayton, CEO Chris Riegel said Wednesday. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/dayton/news/2019/02/20/stratacache-to-add-300-new-jobs-in-downtown-dayton.html
  2. Tom & Chee releases revamped menu under new ownership Cincinnati-born grilled cheese and soup restaurant – and "Shark Tank" phenom – Tom & Chee is releasing its first new menu since the company was acquired by Gold Star Chili. Tom & Chee is rolling out a simplified menu that has been revamped to include new elevated sandwiches. It's the first major change since the company was acquired by Gold Star in 2017. "People look at our menu and say, 'it's just grilled cheese and soup, I can make that at home,'" co-founder Jenny Rachford told me. "We had to do something to cut through that perception." More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2019/02/20/tom-chee-releases-revamped-menu-under-new.html
  3. Restaurant and winery chain to open Centerville location this summer A full-service restaurant and winery will soon open in the Cornerstone of Centerville development, creating scores of new jobs. Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant recently purchased acreage within the development from Miamisburg-based developer Oberer Companies for $2.5 million, according to Greene County property records. The Orland Park, Illinois-based chain plans to open its second Dayton-area location in the mixed-use center late this summer. Cooper's Hawk will employ 180 people at its the location, which will include a restaurant, onsite winery, tasting room, and artisanal retail market. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/dayton/news/2019/02/20/restaurant-and-winery-chain-to-open-centerville.html
  4. Discovery District readies for new life amid $2.5B development boom With hundreds of new housing units proposed in the downtown’s easternmost neighborhood, the Discovery District will look completely different in a few years, developers told a crowd at the Columbus Metropolitan Club on Wednesday. The next big thing the neighborhood needs? It’s a bit more tricky than bricks and steel. "There aren't services – the 18-to-24 hour experience that a balanced neighborhood needs," said Joel Pizzuti, president of Pizzuti Cos. "A lot of neighborhoods are trying to embrace what they have. There's a lot to work with if people recognize and try to build on it." Downtown Columbus has seen 15 years of population growth – adding 600 residents last year and likely will hit 10,000 in 2020, said Marc Conte, deputy director of research, planning and facilities with the Discovery Special Improvement District. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2019/02/20/discovery-district-readies-for-new-life-amid-2-5b.html
  5. Two Projects Would Transform 700 Acres of Farmland West of I-270 Two large development projects with contrasting approaches have been proposed for land that sits on the western edge of metropolitan Columbus. Dwight McCabe, whose McCabe Companies is redeveloping the Hoster Brewing Company complex in the Brewery District., presented a preliminary plan to the Hilliard Planning Commission last week for 350 acres of land west of Alton Darby Creek Road and north of Roberts Road. Dubbed Alton Place, the proposal calls for a mix of single family houses, townhomes and apartments, anchored by a village center featuring a cluster of three-story commercial and residential buildings. More below: https://www.columbusunderground.com/two-projects-would-transform-700-acres-of-farmland-west-of-i-270-bw1
  6. Historic Maennerchor Building to be Preserved Over the past two years, the fate of the historic Maennerchor building at 966 S. High St. has been up in the air. But thanks to the efforts of two anonymous philanthropists, the building is slated for renovation and preservation in partnership with the nonprofit Jefferson Avenue Center. The property was purchased from the Columbus Board of Education and handed over to the Jefferson for project management. “We could not be more pleased to be entrusted with this storied property” stated Katharine Moore, Executive Director of the Jefferson Avenue Center. “Architect Mark Ours, the principal of Mode Architects, has created a stunning renovation concept that will showcase the remaining historic elements, while transforming the building into an attractive and functional space for future nonprofit tenants. This a a one-of-kind preservation success story.” More below: https://www.columbusunderground.com/historic-maennerchor-building-to-be-preserved-we1
  7. Board Approves Demolition of Franklinton Church for Affordable Housing The East Franklinton Review Board (EFRB) gave its conditional approval yesterday to a plan to demolish the former West Side Spiritualist Church at 79 McDowell St. The proposal, from the affordable housing nonprofit Homeport, calls for a four-story, 50-unit apartment complex on the site. Residents of the building would have access to 60 parking spaces in the Gravity II garage, which will be located directly across the street. That project was approved by the board last fall. More below: https://www.columbusunderground.com/board-approves-demolition-of-franklinton-church-for-affordable-housing
  8. Pizzuti Aquires 6.8-Acre Site in Franklinton The transformation of Franklinton continues, as local development firm The Pizzuti Companies has officially acquired the vacant auto dealership lot located at 707 West Broad Street, next to Mount Carmel hospital. The company announced the purchase yesterday, but has not unveiled development plans for what the 6.8 acre site may hold in the future. “In support of the continued growth of our city, we closed on the property at 707 West Broad Street,” said Joel Pizzuti, President and Chief Operating Officer of The Pizzuti Companies. “This is an important acquisition for our firm and we look forward to being a part of Franklinton for years to come.” More below: https://www.columbusunderground.com/pizzuti-west-franklinton-we1
  9. Stratacache CEO to invest $30M into downtown buildings The new owner of two of Dayton's largest office towers is planning to invest $30 million to renovate the properties. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/dayton/news/2019/02/20/stratacache-ceo-to-invest-30m-into-downtown.html
  10. City, FC Cincinnati, Port to finalize deal with West End restaurant owner Cincinnati City Council will vote Thursday on a deal to aid a former West End restaurant owner displaced by the construction of FC Cincinnati’s Major League Soccer stadium with the city expected to kick in $75,000 of an overall financial package. Monica Williams of Just Cookin’ restaurant, which was located within the stadium footprint, will receive the city aid from an emergency fund, which the city will pass through the Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio, according to an ordinance filed by Councilman Greg Landsman. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2019/02/20/city-fc-cincinnati-port-to-finalize-deal-with-west.html
  11. Downtown Dayton improv theater undergoes expansions With the new updates flowing throughout downtown Dayton, one improv theater is making some updates of its own. The Black Box Improv Theater, located in the Cannery Lofts Apartments building downtown, has undergone theater expansions and has debuted a new show lineup. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/dayton/news/2019/02/20/downtown-dayton-improv-theater-undergoes.html
  12. Brewery District's Maennerchor building saved as investors plan $2M renovation The distinctive Maennerchor building in the Brewery District is no longer facing threats of demolition thanks to a pair of anonymous donors. The donors have contributed $527,000 to buy the 10,700-square-foot building at 966 S. High St., which will be acquired by the nonprofit Jefferson Avenue Center and will be renovated. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2019/02/20/brewery-districts-maennerchor-building-saved-as.html
  13. To be fair, he is from Cedarville, a place with more bibles than condoms.
  14. Board OKs plans to convert 107-year-old Franklinton church into affordable housing The vacant West Side Spiritualist Church can be turned into affordable housing if Homeport can win the tax credits to fund the project. The East Franklinton Review Board approved the developer's concept to demolish parts of the 18,000-square-foot building at 79 McDowell St. and convert the 107-year-old structure into a 50-unit development. Plans call for the building, which has sat vacant for a decade, to complement the 12-story Gravity 2.0 mixed-use development going up just to the north. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2019/02/19/board-oks-plans-to-convert107-year-old-franklinton.html
  15. First Look: Local Cantina at The Cap The newest location of Local Cantina is now open, transforming the old Stack City spot at The Cap. It marks the ninth location for the brand, with its first location outside of Columbus opening in Dayton later this fall. With nearly 200 seats inside and on the patio, Local Cantina in the Short North is the largest of all its locations. In close proximity to the Convention Center and other Short North and Downtown attractions, owner George Tanchevski says they’ve found a good fit for their latest Columbus store. More below: https://www.columbusunderground.com/first-look-local-cantina-at-the-cap-ls1
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