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  1. Hall of Fame Village buying downtown Canton hotel By Alison Matas CantonRep.com staff writer Posted Oct 17, 2019 at 4:04 PM Updated Oct 17, 2019 at 4:24 PM Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village will make $21 million in improvements. Property to close around Nov. 1 as renovations begin. CANTON The McKinley Grand Hotel will be part of Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village. The company that owns the Village has confirmed it will purchase the downtown hotel, at 320 Market Ave. S, at an estimated sale price of $3.8 million and will put more than $20 million into the property for upgrades. https://www.cantonrep.com/news/20191017/hall-of-fame-village-buying-downtown-canton-hotel?utm_source=akron-morning-roundup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20191018&utm_content=article2-readmore
  2. WRPA in Talks with Developers for More YSU Housing By George Nelson | October 17, 2019 WARREN, Ohio – More student housing to serve Youngstown State University could be on its way. Anthony Trevena, economic development director for the Western Reserve Port Authority, said Wednesday that he is in contact with developers who are interested in providing more student housing at YSU. https://businessjournaldaily.com/wrpa-in-talks-with-developers-for-more-ysu-housing/ This is interesting considering YSU has 500 less enrolled in 2019 vs. 2018. 12,155 vs 12,696.
  3. It says right above it won't have as many employees as the GM plant. marty15 is saying it's a win because the plant is not coming back. Some is better than none.
  4. Here's a project that's starting to see some notable progress. International Houses at San Tomasso. 50 units of refugee resettlement housing in North Hill. https://goo.gl/maps/aj7zDonQZobWpLq27 You can click on these for larger images. They start at the corner of Schiller & Olive which is the community building. Proceed down Olive towards Main St. and then around the block.
  5. Canton’s McKinley Grand Hotel looks headed for sale By Alison Matas CantonRep.com staff writer Posted Oct 11, 2019 at 5:37 PM CANTON Signs have emerged indicating the sale of McKinley Grand Hotel is imminent. At least one organization scheduled to hold an event at the hotel next spring was notified this week the building will be under the possession of a new owner later this month and its event has been canceled, according to a copy of an email sent by hotel staff that was shared with The Canton Repository. The hotel will close for renovation and is not expected to reopen until the end of July 2020, according to the email. https://www.cantonrep.com/news/20191011/cantons-mckinley-grand-hotel-looks-headed-for-sale?utm_source=akron-morning-roundup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20191014&utm_content=article12-headline
  6. I'm confused as to why this matters as to selection of a contractor? Goodyear's HQ reportedly impressed SHW CEO John Morikis. They built what was designed by the Architect.
  7. There has not been any private investment in Downtown like this yet. Akron has been very slow to get to the development levels that Cleveland has.
  8. October 02, 2019 10:26 AM updated 19 hours ago Summa to construct $60 million inpatient and outpatient behavioral health facility on its Akron campus Lydia Coutré Summa Health plans to construct a 60-bed inpatient and outpatient behavioral health facility on its Akron Campus, according to a news release. Part of Phase 2 of Summa's facility plan, the $60 million investment will create an integrated space for both inpatient and outpatient behavioral health, allowing for a partial hospitalization program and enhanced integration with intensive outpatient services, including psychiatry, addiction medicine and traumatic stress. The new facility will allow Summa to move its detox program to an acute medical setting, while preserving and honoring the heritage of both Ignatia Hall and Alcoholics Anonymous, according to the release. https://www.crainscleveland.com/health-care/summa-construct-60-million-inpatient-and-outpatient-behavioral-health-facility-its
  9. What do you mean? They have provided the report publicly. Among the report’s findings, every dollar invested into the $42 million project will result in $6 in economic impact. https://thinkwelty.com/Akron+Bowery+Economic+Impact+Study
  10. They are going to take down the two County owned buildings next to it that have been vacant since Job & Family Services relocated. (Most likely) Next to those is a parking deck that is privately owned and serves buildings on E. Market St.
  11. The University of Akron built a brand new football stadium on their urban campus. It cost about $60 million and did not have much demolition like this would. Oddly enough, the U of A announced a few years that the university as whole was in the hole about $60 million. That was with an established program.
  12. Akron opens two new fire stations Updated Sep 12, 5:10 PM; Posted Sep 12, 5:09 PM By Robin Goist, cleveland.com AKRON, Ohio – Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan and other city leaders on Thursday cut the ribbons to officially open two new fire stations. Members of the public gathered to tour Fire Station 2, on East Market Street near East Exchange and South Arlington streets in Middlebury, and Fire Station 4, on West Thornton Street near South Main Street in downtown. https://www.cleveland.com/akron/2019/09/akron-opens-two-new-fire-stations.html
  13. How's Avalon Pizza? That might be first on the list of places to try for me and that is probably appealing to most people.
  14. Thanks for the suggestions. If I'm on my own next time I would probably check out Space Kat or Kitchen Post. These look like good local staples but if you have people in from out of town for a convention a hot dog, sandwich and bbq place with 5 food options aren't going to cut it. These are the people you want for your downtown because they have expendable cash. Compare those to places in Downtown Akron like Crave, Bricco, Diamond Grill, Boiling Pot, Pad Thai and Cilantro and you will see what I mean.
  15. Yes, they also finished the other new station on the east side off Main St. on Thorton. They are demolishing the old one now. Middlebury Commons is a nice project. I hope they are able to get some retail in it.
  16. Well this stinks, cross posted from the general Akron thread: Earlier this year, the brewery announced that it was interested in opening a pub and small brewery in downtown Akron as part of the $42 million Bowery redevelopment project. But Sutula said that possibility has fallen through. https://www.ohio.com/news/20190829/royal-docks-and-crave-teaming-up-for-new-brewery-restaurant-in-akron
  17. I don't know where any of those are. I use Google Maps and tap restaurants nearby.
  18. If you have a way to redirect some of that risk of a restaurant, it's probably worth it. Restaurants are high risk and Crave is already in the space and probably has the lease on it.
  19. Building Amphitheater, Park Cost City Just Over $8M By George Nelson | September 6, 2019 YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city will end up paying just over $8 million for the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre and the Raymond John Wean Foundation Park. On Thursday, the city’s Board of Control approved the sixth and final modification to its contract with Brock Builders Inc. of North Lima, adding $62,262 to the contract. The various additions and deductions for nonperformance of work brings the total for the contract to $8,013,311. https://businessjournaldaily.com/city-pays-just-over-8m-for-amphitheater-park/
  20. LOL, right, that's funny. I go to the Covelli Centre every year and there are no places to eat downtown Youngstown on the weekend. This past year we settled for Bistro 1907 which is new since I went to the same convention last year. Very nice space but the food wasn't great. I will give it another try though as I liked the menu.
  21. Interesting, I can't image there is the proper ceiling height in those bars to have brewing equipment. They have more info. on their FB page.
  22. Reimagining Summit Lake http://civiccommons.us/2019/08/reimagining-summit-lake/
  23. How integral is that to the completion of the project? Meaning, if they don't get a tax abatement will they kill it?
  24. https://www.clevelandmetroschools.org/NewWestSIdeHS https://www.cleveland.com/metro/2017/05/plans_for_new_west_side_high_s.html
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