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  1. Ohio State taking on $29M renovation of busy laboratory building The Celeste Lab is one of the busiest facilities on the Ohio State University campus, and officials have concluded that years of wear and tear warrant an upgrade. "Celeste Lab accommodates approximately 75,000 credit hours per year and delivers laboratory instruction to approximately 10 percent of the student population," OSU spokesman Dan Hedman told me. "These renovations are important to support one of our most-used facilities." Renovation for the lab, built in 1986, was approved for $3.9 million in professional services, including design, during the August board of trustees meetings and is included in the school's fiscal year 2019 Capital Investment Plan. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/10/17/ohio-state-taking-on-29m-renovation-of-busy.html
  2. Pita Pit to open first Dayton-area location near UD A fast-casual restaurant chain specializing in pita sandwiches will soon open its first Dayton location. A Pita Pit restaurant will move into a 2,000-square-foot building at 1047 Brown Street near the University of Dayton. Local franchisee Dain Peterssaid he hopes to start construction on the restaurant within two to three weeks, pending approval of building permits. The restaurant's opening date is planned for mid-December, Peters said. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/dayton/news/2018/10/17/pita-pit-to-open-first-dayton-area-location-near.html
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    Cincinnati: Liberty Street Road Diet

    Bipartisan council coalition set to override Cranley vetoes today Five Democrats and one Republican on Cincinnati City Council are expected today to override Mayor John Cranley’s vetoes of funding for the city’s major business accelerators, the Center for Closing the Health Gap and a project that will narrow Liberty Street to five lanes. The group of council members expected to vote for the overrides include Republican Jeff Pastor and Democrats Chris Seelbach, P.G. Sittenfeld, Greg Landsman, Wendell Young and Tamaya Dennard. Legislation also will be introduced to tweak the sources of funding for the various items. If the overrides are carried out, it will be a major defeat for the mayor, who held a blistering news conference last week accusing council of fiscal irresponsibility in the closeout budget for fiscal year 2018, which ended on July 1. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2018/10/17/bipartisan-council-coalition-set-to-override.html
  4. Construction starts on future site of three community organizations at UD The plans to build a 38,000-square-foot facility that will soon house three community organizations are moving forward. Sidney-based Ferguson Construction Co. recently started construction on the future two-story building at 1401 S. Main St. on the University of Dayton campus. The $8.4 million building will include offices for the Dayton Foundation, the Dayton Development Coalition and the University of Dayton's Fitz Center for Leadership in Community, along with shared meeting spaces. The project is expected to be finished by September 2019, according to a news release from UD. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/dayton/news/2018/10/16/construction-starts-on-future-site-of-three.html
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    Columbus Crew Discussion

    Nationwide Realty 'open' to putting Columbus Crew stadium in the Arena District Now that the Columbus Crew SC might actually stay in town, where will the team play? On Friday, Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam, CEO of the Pilot Flying J truck stop chain, and Columbus' Edwards family, including long-time Crew team physician and orthopedic surgeon Peter Edwards Jr., announced that they plan to buy the team from owner/operator Anthony Precourt. (A source close to the deal told Columbus Business First that other investors are involved with the deal and will be named later.) The news came a year after Precourt said he wanted to move the team to Austin, Texas. Austin City Council recently voted to work with Precourt on a stadium site north of downtown Austin. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/10/16/nationwide-realty-open-to-putting-columbus-crew.html
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    Cincinnati-NKY International Airport

    New data: CVG second-cheapest airport to fly from in Midwest The average fares at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport dropped again in the second quarter of 2018, making it the second-cheapest airport to fly from in the Midwest behind Chicago’s Midway Airport. Among the top 100 airports in the country by passenger count, CVG was the 21st-cheapest, with an average fare of $313.75. In the same period in 2017, CVG had a $342 average fare. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2018/10/16/new-data-cvg-second-cheapest-airport-to-fly-from.html
  7. Cincinnati nonprofit building $10M facility in West End Tender Mercies Inc., a Cincinnati nonprofit that provides permanent housing and services to homeless adults with severe mental illness, is building a more than $10 million facility in the West End. The organization started construction in August on 821 Flats, a more than 40,600-square-foot building that will have 57 affordable homes. The project is being co-developed with Over-the-Rhine Community Housing. The 821 Flats will include three one-bedroom apartments and 54 efficiency units with modern laundry facilities, common kitchen and dining space, security and support staff, and on-site health services and case management. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2018/10/16/cincinnati-nonprofit-building-10m-facility-in-west.html
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    Dublin: Bridge Street District

    Dublin construction update: Pedestrian bridge, new library taking shape while Bridge Park expands A couple of long-discussed projects that will dramatically change the look of downtown Dublin are beginning to come into form. The city's upcoming pedestrian bridge across the Scioto River now has its distinct tower completed, while the Columbus Metropolitan Library's modernized branch is taking form in the historic district, next to a new city parking garage. And then there's Bridge Park, which continues to expand on both sides of the river with new offices, retail spaces and residential units under construction and on the planning table. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/10/16/dublin-construction-update-pedestrian-bridge-new.html
  9. Bourbon bar part of $3M hotel renovation A bourbon bar featuring more than 150 bottles and local craft beers is part of a $3 million renovation at a Greater Cincinnati hotel. Neat, named for the term meaning a pour of spirits in a glass without ice, will celebrate its grand opening inside the Embassy Suites at 10 E. Rivercenter Blvd. in Covington on Nov. 1. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2018/10/16/exclusive-bourbon-bar-part-of-3m-hotel-renovation.html
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    Columbus: Restaurant News & Info

    Growing taco and beer joint opening new spot in Grove City, eyeing New Albany and Dayton Local Cantina is lining up several new locales. The Columbus-based restaurant and bar, which is centered on low-cost tacos and craft beer and cocktails, is working on up to three new restaurants, including its first outside of Central Ohio. A Grove City restaurant is scheduled to open next month at 3937 Broadway in the suburb’s downtown. The company is nearing a New Albany site as well and expects to be part of a new development in the Dayton area. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/10/16/growing-taco-and-beer-joint-working-onthree-new.html
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    Columbus: Restaurant News & Info

    New restaurant brings another white table cloth option to Bexley The public now can get a look at the Bexley Premier Restaurant. The new Central Ohio dining option opened in late September at 2525 E. Main St. The multi-story restaurant and event space has been in development for six years by owner Anna Krupovlyanskaya. “We want a place where people can gather together and have a good time,” she told me. “Events are my passion. We love what we do and want to accommodate customer needs.” More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/10/16/new-restaurant-brings-another-white-table-cloth.html
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    Columbus: Restaurant News & Info

    Jury Room to Reopen as Event Space The Jury Room name is back from the dead. After being laid to rest in 2014, it was replaced by 1831 Tavern/Balls Bar, then Blind Lady Tavern, which shuttered earlier this year. Now, Megan Dempsey, co-owner of Dempsey’s Food & Spirits, has taken over and will reopen the 187-year-old space to host small and mid-sized events. Opening by the end of next week, the new event space can accommodate up to 60 sitting guests, or up to 100 for cocktail parties. It includes the main bar area and the adjacent patio, but other rooms throughout the building will have their use as well. More below: https://www.columbusunderground.com/jury-room-to-reopen-as-event-space-ls1
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    Cincinnati: Restaurant News & Info

    Former Findlay Market vendor returns home for newest venture Findlay Market's newest vendor will experience something of a homecoming when it opens this week. The Country Meat Co. will open at Findlay Market at 2 p.m. Oct. 19. It's the latest venture by Tennel and Chanel Bryant, who got their start with Aunty's Homemade Food at the market in 2006. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2018/10/16/former-findlay-market-vendor-returns-home-for.html
  14. Albert Kahn Building redevelopment to cost $58 million The redevelopment of the Albert Kahn Building in Detroit will come with a $58 million-plus price tag. The cost to redevelop the historic New Center area building is revealed in a Detroit City Council document requesting the creation of a commercial redevelopment district for the property, which would allow for an up to 12-year property tax abatement on the planned commercial space. Construction is expected to begin in January and take about 18 months to complete, said Matthew Sosin, principal of Farmington Hills-based Northern Equities Group, which is half of the joint venture that bought the building and five other West Bethune Street parcels in June for $9.5 million from another joint venture led by Detroit-based developer The Platform LLC. Birmingham-based Lutz Real Estate Investments is the other co-owner of the property along with Northern Equities. More below: https://www.crainsdetroit.com/real-estate/albert-kahn-building-redevelopment-cost-58-million
  15. Why Toronto’s parks are looking ragged, compared to Detroit’s For decades, Toronto has looked down on Detroit, a neighbour that’s gone from hot prosperity to hard times. But architect Mark Nickita lives in both cities, and he has a surprising message: When it comes to city parks, Toronto looks lousy in comparison. “If you’re a tourist and you visit the two cities,” says Mr. Nickita, “It would be very clear that the parks in one city are at a much higher level of maintenance. Those in downtown Detroit are on par with what you’d see in London or Paris. And I don’t see that here.” More below: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/toronto/article-why-torontos-parks-are-looking-ragged-compared-to-detroits/?cmpid=rss&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter