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  1. There's no evidence anyone is getting "millions and millions" from this, least of all evidence from Breitbart.
  2. None that I've seen. A few of the existing retail spaces remain empty, so there's probably little incentive to build more.
  3. But the Southwyck site is surrounded by offices and housing, unlike Northtowne or Woodville - the other dead malls in the metro area. Some kind of mixed use distribution, commercial, residential, office mix would work best there. A lot of the surrounding retail and office space is occupied - albeit different than during Southwyck's heyday. I disagree with the article that it's a "no-man's land" - that's a racist dig at the area's growing African-American population.
  4. Trump tries to deflect attention from what he is doing by accusing others of doing it at the same time. He injects an accusation into the public sphere, then when we learn several months later that Trump has been doing precisely the same thing, it just seems like equivocation, because, didn't his enemies to it first? Roy Cohn's closet was homosexuality, and Donald Trump's is graft and theft. Same tactics, different closets.
  5. Congratulations President Trump on your Halloween Impeachment Hearing Certification! We knew you could do it! Good job!
  6. I speak Hoosier Apex, which might explain it.
  7. Clumbiss Day'in Clevelun T'ledo SinsiNati D'Troeet I aspire to ShihCAUWgoh, which is how AM radio announcers there say it.
  8. BG officials have been in touch with folks in Oxford, but yeah, BG has a long way to go reconstructing the Wooster St corridor. The roundabouts are finished now, and a new five-story hotel is under construction on East Wooster where the Victory Inn used to be; Panera is also open on E Wooster -- a new building where the Big Boy used to be, a new lighted BGSU sign is up at Wooster and Mercer, where Harshman used to be, and a few other houses across from the University are coming down. On campus, the new Business building/Hayes Hall is the major construction project, and downtown, reconstruction of Main Street seems to be taking forever, but is almost complete. Last bit: a medical marijuana dispensary is also open in BG, on North Main in the old Glass City Federal Credit Union building.
  9. But unlike White Kitty, Trump would never eat a salad.
  10. I called the number to report misinformative and xenophobic flyers in my mailbox.
  11. Main Street after Plastic Surgery - it's all T @ A, glutes and pecs. Kardashian...Everything is exaggerated, don't you think? The buildings seem anthropomorphic - like the windows would light up into eyes, the awnings bat as eyelashes, and then they start singing.
  12. of course, this is too simple a designation, because there are overlapping and complementary geographic identities. I believe that the Midwest starts around Huron, then due south toward Crestline, Granville, Lancaster. Cleveland is not Midwestern, it's a Great Lakes City that borders the Midwest and Appalachia. Cleveland is too hilly and forested to be Midwestern - the Midwest is enormous farms and grids. Columbus, Dayton and Toledo (also GL) are Ohio's Midwestern cities; Cleveland is Great Lakes City; Cincinnati is an Appalachian city bordering the Plateau/Foothills/Upper South and the table-top Midwest. I don't get much of an East Coast vibe in CLE, (more in Buffalo); I think that's the Firelands inheritance in spatial planning and a desire to be associated with more worldly cities than those in Ohio.
  13. Maybe it's the striking contrast between so much "new" and so much "old". One building by itself wouldn't stand out so much, but having so much of one side of OTR so completely gentrified and the other not makes the southern section all the more jarring.
  14. I think it's more than signs, but I agree that the signs contribute to the chaotic order of those images. Some of the OTR buildings had very rich, complex colors because of the combination of time, pollution, and layering. I even appreciated some of the 'modern' renovations on the buildings - rather than stripping them down to something that would look more at home in a suburban lifestyle center. It's too sterile, too simple, for now at least. I'm really glad the buildings were saved and improved in many cases, but these gut rehabs erase the richness and complexity of the buildings and the urban space. .
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