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  1. Cameron Mitchell polishes newest Pearl as Dublin opening nears Cameron Mitchell Restaurants could have put any number of restaurant brands in its new spot in Dublin. But the community wanted The Pearl. “It’s something different for the area,” said Amberlyn Heiney, the restaurant company’s regional director. “There was high demand for The Pearl.” The Pearl is scheduled to open March 10 at 88 N. High St. in historic Dublin. It’s the first expansion for the gastropub and raw bar brand, which Cameron Mitchell Restaurants first brought to the Short North in 2013. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2020/02/25/first-lookcameron-mitchell-polishes-newest-the.html
  2. Downtown's E+O sets official opening date The sister restaurant to Hyde Park's E+O Kitchen is officially opening its doors downtown. E+O New Asian officially opens to the public in the former Ivy Lounge space at 645 Walnut St. on Feb. 25. The restaurant has been taking reservations online since Feb. 20. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2020/02/25/downtowns-e-o-sets-official-opening-date.html
  3. Restaurant Proposed for Final Phase of White Castle HQ Site The Downtown Commission got its first look today at the final piece of the 20-acre development known as The Reach on Goodale. A one-and-a-half story commercial building has been proposed for a 0.8-acre site at the development’s northern edge. ArchAll’s Brad Parish told the commission that the building would be a little less than 10,000 square feet in size and would likely hold a “destination restaurant and/or retail” tenant. Plans show a large terrace on the south side of the building that would overlook the outdoor amphitheater the commission approved for the center of the development last month. More below: https://www.columbusunderground.com/restaurant-proposed-for-final-phase-of-white-castle-hq-site-bw1
  4. Greater Cincinnati community ranks among richest in U.S. A Greater Cincinnati community ranks among the richest in all the land, according to a new report. The suburban Village of Indian Hill ranks No. 17 in Bloomberg’s 2020 list of 200 richest neighborhoods in the U.S. and No. 1 in Ohio. The Hamilton County city of 5,785 residents – it’s legally known as the City of the Village of Indian Hill – has an average annual household income of $318,319. ... Other Ohio communities in the top 50 are No. 43 Pepper Pike, a Cleveland suburb ($267,268) and No. 48 New Albany, near Columbus ($264,639). More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2020/02/25/greater-cincinnati-community-ranks-among-richest.html
  5. Cincinnati-born pizzeria expands to third location A Cincinnati-born pizzeria, which started life as a food truck before opening its first location inside of MadTree Brewing, is opening a third outpost in a Queen City suburb. Catch-a-Fire Pizza plans to open a third location – its second freestanding brick-and-mortar restaurant – in downtown Lebanon on North Broadway Street as early as spring 2021. "We have deep roots in Lebanon. My family is from Lebanon, and many of my relatives still live there, so we feel very connected," owner Jeff Ledford said in a news release. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2020/02/25/cincinnati-born-pizzeria-expands-to-third-location.html
  6. Ilitch organization shows progress at Detroit's old Hotel Eddystone redevelopment The Ilitch organization showed off its progress Monday on the once-stalled redevelopment of the old Hotel Eddystone next to Little Caesars Arena into new apartments, pledging to complete the project by fall 2021. “We’re well ahead of schedule and we’ll finish well on time," Keith Bradford, Olympia Development's senior vice president of development, told a group of reporters and photographers during a tour of the building's top floor and ground floor. The Ilitch organization has been working to overcome past criticism about the slow pace of development in the commercial, entertainment and residential district surrounding the new arena. Olympia Development missed its original fall 2018 deadline to rehab and reopen the 13-story Eddystone, 110 Sproat St., just north of the arena. It relaunched the $35 million project last June, this time with a new timeline and milestones that were negotiated with the city and Downtown Development Authority. The Eddystone is to reopen with 92 to 96 apartments, roughly 50% of them studio units and the others one-bedroom and two-bedroom units. More below: https://www.freep.com/story/money/business/2020/02/24/ilitch-eddystone-hotel-detroit/4857581002/
  7. New bus route to connect Columbus, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, New York City A new regional bus service is launching next month in Columbus, meaning spring breakers will have a new way to travel between Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York. FlixBus USA on March 5 will launch a new bus route between Columbus and New York City, with stops in Pittsburgh, Harrisburg and Philadelphia. FlixBus USA is the American brand of German mobility company FixBus, which serves 2,500 locations in 30 countries. The service, which costs about $29.99 to go to from Columbus to New York City and $9.99 to go to a shorter distance to Pittsburgh, says it sets itself apart from other providers because it has free wifi on board, power outlets at every seat, free on-board entertainment through an app and free carry-on and checked luggage. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2020/02/24/new-bus-route-to-connect-columbus-pittsburgh.html
  8. Cincinnati Children’s plans massive $90M facility GBBN Architects of downtown Cincinnati is handling design, and the Business Courier got a preview of what the building might look like. The new Cincinnati Children's building will rise on 25 wooded acres at 5642 Hamilton Ave. in College Hill. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2020/02/24/first-look-cincinnati-children-s-plans-massive-90m.html
  9. Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center ready to build Dublin, west campus outpatient complexes Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center is ready to start construction on the next two of four massive outpatient complexes it has planned, in Dublin and on west campus. Planners are seeking trustee approval this week to start work on the $161.2 million Dublin outpatient center and $132.3 million for the first phase of the larger west campus complex, which joins an also advancing interdisciplinary lab in the new Innovation District laid out in the unviersity's latest master plan. Construction is well underway on a $137.9 million medical office and outpatient surgery center in Hamilton Quarter in far northeast Columbus near New Albany. Powell is next on the list. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2020/02/24/ohio-states-wexner-medical-center-ready-to-build.html
  10. New vodka bar with unique Russian concept to open in downtown Dayton A new bar with a unique concept will open this week in downtown Dayton, replacing another establishment that recently closed. Red Star, which is described as a "themed, Soviet-era Russian vodka bar," will launch Friday at 534 E. First St. The bar is owned by Chris Wire, who formerly ran Proto BuildBar in the same space. The bar/cafe/innovation center closed Dec. 21. At the time, Wire promised a "new and amazing venture." He found it in Red Star, which is advertised as a "Proletarian Pub" that blends "the opulence of the Cold War-era Kremlin with the vibe of a straight-forward, working man's dive bar." More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/dayton/news/2020/02/24/new-vodka-bar-with-unique-russian-concept-to-open.html
  11. Here's what Rhinegeist is doing with its shuttered restaurant space Cincinnati's largest craft brewery has plans to expand its business in the former restaurant space that used to house Sartre in Over-the-Rhine. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2020/02/24/heres-what-rhinegeist-is-doing-with-its-shuttered.html
  12. Homeport Picked for “Downtown Linden” Project Affordable housing developer Homeport has been selected to redevelop a prominent corner in Linden. The site, a 1.7-acre parcel at the southeast corner of Cleveland and Myrtle avenues, was assembled by Columbus Next Generation Corporation (CNGC). Homeport was chosen to develop the site after CNGC put out a request for proposals earlier this year, and now plans to construct a two-building, 100-unit senior housing development there. “We’re really excited and honored to be at the table,” said Leah Evans, Homeport’s Vice President of Real Estate Development. “Housing impacts people’s lives, and [we see this] as an impactful project, a catalytic project.” More below: https://www.columbusunderground.com/homeport-picked-for-downtown-linden-project-bw1
  13. Restaurant opening in downtown's City Club Apartments A restaurant inspired by the beach communities of Europe is coming to the ground floor of the City Club Apartments downtown this spring. The Bathhouse, a wellness cafe inside of the City Club Apartments at 309 Vine St., is set to open this spring as the first portion of the Mercato Fabbrica, a culinary destination displayed in marketplace or department store style. The larger Mercato Fabbrica will occupy 10,500 square feet and is set to open this fall. The Bathhouse will take up 850 square feet of that and offer different menus throughout the day, as well as an herbology-based beverage program. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2020/02/24/restaurant-opening-in-downtowns-city-club.html
  14. $20M development could kick-start 'downtown Linden' revival Mayor Andrew Ginther said in his state of the city address this month that there had been significant progress in the neighborhood, one year after the city launched its One Linden plan focused on a turnaround for Linden. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2020/02/23/20m-development-could-kickstart-downtown-linden.html
  15. Developer plans first-of-its-kind development for former Apple Street Market site Developers plan to build a senior housing project in Northside aimed at LGBTQ people, which they say is the first of its kind in Cincinnati. Northsiders Engaged in Sustainable Transformation and Philadelphia-basedPennrose plan to put 57 studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments at 4145 Apple St., the former planned site of Apple Street Market. They’re calling it Apple Street Senior. It’s the latest Cincinnati project for Pennrose, which also is developing a 173-unit mixed-use development in College Hill with the College Hill Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2020/02/21/developer-plans-first-of-its-kind-development-for.html
  16. White Castle adding retail piece to campus redevelopment White Castle has revealed what it wants to build in front of its headquarters. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2020/02/21/white-castle-adding-retail-piece-to-campus.html
  17. Northside gets its first comedy club A bar in the middle of Northside's entertainment district wants to become a destination for traveling comedians and Cincinnati's up-and-comers. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2020/02/21/northside-gets-its-first-comedy-club.html
  18. Land-Grant reveals new look for Crew-themed beer cans ahead of MLS season opener Land-Grant Brewing Co. and the Columbus Crew’s newest collaboration is as much keepsake as it is crushable. It’s the sixth year of the partnership between the Columbus craft brewer and the MLS franchise. It's also the 25th anniversary of the team. To mark that momentous milestone, the can artwork for this year’s Massive beer nods to the team’s history by depicting six different Crew jerseys from past years. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2020/02/21/land-grant-reveals-new-look-for-crew-branded-beer.html
  19. New eatery planned in Centerville A new eatery appears to be in the works in Centerville. A company called "Meefs LLC" filed a liquor permit with the state of Ohio this week for an establishment called "Tuscanys Grill & Market." The address listed for Tuscanys is 881 E. Franklin St., which is near downtown Centerville. The site is currently a Cork N Bottle convenience store. A spokesperson for the city of Centerville stated they currently do not have any proposals or filings related to Tuscanys. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/dayton/news/2020/02/21/new-eatery-planned-in-centerville.html
  20. New renderings released for pedestrian bridge near Crew stadium A fuller picture has emerged of the proposed $2 million pedestrian bridge that aims to connect the new $300 million Crew stadium, now under construction, with the west side of the Olentangy River, the Olentangy Trail and the Central Ohio Greenways System. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2020/02/21/new-renderings-released-for-pedestrian-bridge-near.html
  21. More on that... Taco shop takes over former Hal & Al's space in south Columbus If it weren’t for a batch of recycled frying oil, Village Taco might not have found its new home. The vegan restaurant and bar is now open at 1297 Parsons Ave. It’s a bit of a return to roots for that south Columbus space, which from 2009 to 2014 was Hal & Al’s, an establishment that gained a local following for its extensive craft beer menu and vegan food before either were commonplace. Tatoheads Public House followed Hal & Al’s as a tenant, but closed last year. Village Taco owners Jonny Stone and Heidi Stone weren’t looking to relocate. Their Licking County eatery had been open for only six months when their paths crossed with Jay Cheplowitz, owner of the Parsons Avenue building and the former proprietor of Hal & Al’s. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2020/02/21/taco-shop-takes-over-former-hal-als-space-in-south.html & https://www.columbusunderground.com/village-taco-brings-vegan-eatery-back-to-former-home-of-hal-als-sp1
  22. First Look: Dulce Vida Ice Cream Factory Short North Cookie dough?! Mango?! Tequila Almond?! Prepare for analysis paralysis as Dulce Vida Ice Cream Factory opens its doors today, Friday, February 21. Inside 1127 N. High St. in the Short North, 52 flavors of ice cream and nearly 60 flavors of paletas await. There’s more. Sporting the same menu as its other two locations, Dulce Vida will also offer sweets creations like their signature Mangonada. There’s a lineup of savory items too, including hot dogs, walking tacos and french fries. More below: https://www.columbusunderground.com/first-look-dulce-vida-ice-cream-factory-sp1
  23. Parsons Avenue Bakery Nears Opening Date South Siders looking for a sweet treat won’t have to wait much longer. J’s Sweet Treats and Wedding Cakes plans to make its debut later this month. Founder Juana Williams is aiming for a February 28 soft opening, a grand opening celebration the following weekend, and a block-party style affair once the weather turns warm. The bakery is flanked by two other local businesses, 5th Element Tattoo Gallery on one side and The Pit BBQ Grille’s recently-opened second location on the other. More below: https://www.columbusunderground.com/parsons-avenue-bakery-nears-opening-date-sp1/
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