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  1. Former Ohio Casualty complex may become hotel The former Ohio Casualty complex of buildings in Hamilton may become a hotel – a commodity that will be needed to serve the planned nearby Spooky Nook sports complex – the Journal-News reports. Or it may become offices, residences and a hotel, the building’s ownership group said. “We think there’s a lot of opportunities, so we’re looking at whatever would best suit the city, and what the market may demand,” Justin Lichter, vice president of Los Angeles-based Industrial Realty Group LLC, said. “We feel like offices would be a natural fit, because that’s what it is now, but there’s a lot of office space in the market, so we can keep some office, and maybe some residential, and maybe some hotel.” More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2018/12/06/former-ohio-casualty-complex-may-become-hotel.html
  2. $70M Brewery District project hopes to change the neighborhood Developer Dwight McCabe has spent a year lining up plans for the former Hoster Brewing Co. properties at 477 S. Front St. that would turn a complex of brick buildings into a 245,000-square-foot mixed-use project with restaurants, retail, offices and a new hotel in the Brewery District. A $70 million plan would bring a new mixed-use development to the former brewery complex at 477 S. Front St. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/12/06/70m-brewery-district-project-hopes-to-change-the.html
  3. Columbus Crew's proposed buyers pledging $645M total investment The ownership group planning to buy Columbus Crew SC is committing to make major investments in the team and the city. A big part of that commitment was unveiled Thursday with plans for a new $230 million stadium in the Arena District, anchoring a larger mixed-use development in the far west part of the neighborhood. A plan for a new stadium was a condition to finalizing a deal for Major League Soccer and Crew SC operator/owner Precourt Sports Ventures to sell the team to Cleveland Browns owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam and the Edwards family of Columbus, including orthopedic surgeon and Crew team physician Dr. Pete Edwards Jr. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/12/06/columbus-crews-proposed-buyers-pledging-645m-total.html
  4. Plan calls for $230M Columbus Crew stadium in the Arena District, anchoring new mixed-use development The investor group in line to buy Columbus Crew SC is committing $230 million to build a new stadium in the Arena District, moving them closer to finalizing a deal with Major League Soccer to keep the team in Columbus. The new 430,000-square-foot stadium, initially dubbed Columbus Crew Arena, would go on land now owned by Nationwide Realty Investors Ltd. at the far west end of the Arena District, bordering the Olentangy River. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/12/06/plan-calls-for-230m-columbus-crew-stadium-in-the.html
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    Columbus: Restaurant News & Info

    Two Former Barcelona Chefs Will Open a New Restaurant in the University District Two former Barcelona chefs are striking out on their own to open a new restaurant in the University District. Alqueria, offering traditional American dishes with a twist, will open in the former Angry Baker space at 247 King Ave. in early 2019. At the helm are Jacob Hough and Patrick Marker, who served as executive chef and executive sous chef at Barcelona for nine and 10 years respectively. They’ve paid homage to their time there with the Spanish name of their restaurant, which means “farmhouse.” More below: https://www.columbusunderground.com/two-former-barcelona-chefs-will-open-a-new-restaurant-in-the-university-district-ls1
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    Columbus: Restaurant News & Info

    Short North Basil Closes, Making Way for New Restaurant by Basil and Bodega Owners Basil’s Short North location has closed to make way for a new restaurant from Basil owner Rhome Ruanphae and Bodega owner Brian Swanson. The name and concept are still up in the air, but the team says new details will emerge in January 2019. “I think the area has just grown so much that after a certain point, if you own the building, it becomes more valuable than the business,” says Ruanphae, whose family has owned the spot at 1124 N. High St. for 10 years. More below: https://www.columbusunderground.com/short-north-basil-closes-making-way-for-new-restaurant-by-basil-and-bodega-owners-ls1
  7. Ugh at the site plan but I dig the stadium. More at: https://www.columbusunderground.com/new-crew-sc-stadium-and-mixed-use-development-proposed-for-downtown-bw1
  8. New stadium concept for Columbus Crew to be unveiled Thursday at Land-Grant The investors in line to buy Columbus Crew SC are set to announce plans for a new stadium Thursday. The announcement is set for noon at Land-Grant Brewing Co. in Franklinton. Included in the lineup of speakers are orthopedic surgeon and Crew team physician Dr. Pete Edwards Jr., whose family is part of the proposed ownership group along with the Haslam family that owns the Cleveland Browns. Several local and state politicians also will be there. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/12/06/new-stadium-for-columbus-crew-to-be-unveiled.html
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    The Trump Presidency

    He is trash.
  10. City and COTA Looking into Pop-Up Bus Lane, Other Ideas from Pitch Event A pop-up bus lane on West Broad Street? That’s one of the ideas that came out of a transit innovation weekend held last month at the Idea Foundry. The event, called Thrive Columbus and hosted by the national organization Purple Aisle, brought together a group of about 100 local residents, neighborhood leaders and transit experts for an intense weekend of brainstorming, refining, and then presenting a wide range of ideas on the theme of equity in transportation. The West Broad Street concept won second place in the pitch competition, while a proposal to create a “smart commute” benefit for all employees in the city took home first place. Dubbed the West Express, the pop-up bus lane is an example of “tactical urbanism,” a strategy that makes temporary, low-cost improvements to streets or other public spaces. More below: https://www.columbusunderground.com/city-and-cota-looking-into-pop-up-bus-lane-other-ideas-from-pitch-event-bw1
  11. Tenant agreements, financial closing imminent for Dayton Arcade project The Arcade project, one of the largest and most ambitious redevelopment initiatives in downtown Dayton, is moving ahead with financing and tenant agreements. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/dayton/news/2018/12/05/tenant-agreements-financial-closing-imminent-for.html
  12. Former Bengal building $14 million dual-branded hotel in Mount Auburn Kingsley + Co., the commercial real estate company founded by former Cincinnati Bengals safety Chinedum Ndukwe, has started construction on a $14 million hotel in Mount Auburn. Kingsley is developing a dual-branded Comfort Suites and Mainstay Hotel at 2347 Reading Road. The new hotel will have 113 rooms between the limited service and extended stay brands from Choice Hotel International Inc. Ndukwe, founder of Kingsley, said he has long been a fan of Choice Hotel. “I still remember visiting my brother in college with our whole family in South Bend, we’d pile up in one room. It was perfect because we could afford it, it was always clean and it had a hot breakfast,” Ndukwe said. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2018/12/05/former-bengal-building-14-million-dual-branded.html