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nicker66

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  1. Kroger IT, not their 84 51 division, will be taking the space. Allegedly. I've heard from friends in IT that Kroger has been making generous offers for talent the last couple of years. I'd assume offices in the heart of downtown are part of that generosity.
  2. Thanks for sharing, that house is fascinating. It seems perfectly preserved in the traditional entertaining areas, awful 1960s era kitchen and bathrooms, and then it appears they recently remodeled a bathroom or two to modern design standards. I was really curious about the inscription on the fireplace mantle and found this: ‘Welcome the coming and speed the parting guest’: hospitality in twelfth-century England Julie Kerr The twelfth century saw a renewed interest in outward display and has been described as ‘a new era in the history of manners’. The importance of exercising courtesy, and of controlling one's gestures and emotions in public would have had a bearing on the administration of hospitality. This was particularly important upon the guest's arrival and also on his departure, for it was important to make a first and lasting impression. It gave the guest and host a chance to demonstrate their courtliness and foster good relations, and for the host to exhibit his generosity and largesse of spirit. The prescriptive texts suggest that there was a clear concept of how these proceedings should be conducted, and that hospitality in Anglo-Norman England might be conducted with some formality.1
  3. Thanks for sharing, this makes sense. I also love Panino but I now realize that was probably too big and too prime of a location for the rent they were paying. I love their food for weekday lunch but never purchased a single alcoholic beverage, which I assume is the key to making big numbers. They'll do better in a spot like one that Pho Lang Thang had for years.
  4. ^Not a fan of how they are pretending in the meeting they need to do this or else they won't find a tenant, when it seems that Kroger IT is already a done deal. At lease be more transparent and state that a lease has been made contingent on the $1 sale.
  5. 4th & Race is around $100 million and most of that cost is the parking garage. $59 million for Fountain Place has to include something more than an extensive interior renovation. The numbers aren't making sense.
  6. Really hoping this guy returns to reassure us everything is going to be ok
  7. Based on the Enquirer article today, yes. It is frustrating the article mentions a map of the proposed development but they don't show it or link to it.
  8. That is a great question, as both are in a similar spot. I'd put my money on the Kimpton but both won't be open before mid to late 2021.
  9. I believe it is still going to happen but they are working through budget issues.
  10. Congrats to the owners for holding out! Probably made double their neighbors.
  11. Surprising news! That is the original 4EG location so I assume they own the building and it has been paid off for years, which makes it easier to keep open seasonally.
  12. The Hilton, Hyatt and Westin are roughly 600 rooms each. The Millenium has what, 800 rooms? Those three hotels total nearly 2,000 rooms. All the new downtown hotels combined, going back to the 21c, total maybe 1,400 rooms. Yes there are a ton of new hotels but none of them are the traditional massive flagship. I did not fact check myself but I just know that every hotel is under 200 rooms, with most clocking in around 140-150. The exception of the dual flag Hampton/Homewood that has around 250 rooms, which is really two 125 room hotels.
  13. It was put out for bid around a year ago and then cancelled due to a lack of funding. I can only assume funding has now been allocated or the project was redesigned to fit within a new budget.
  14. This project is still progressing. Just like every other project, financing takes forever. Expect new construction work to start this fall. No idea when it will open, but I'd guess Fall 2020.
  15. They are going to have a tower crane on Fountain Square as part of Fifth Third's project starting this summer. They also plan on relocating the stage to the opposite side of the square near Graeter's as part of the overall reconfiguration.
  16. The building is constructed to add a tower without any major work required in the existing building. On the roof you can see "caps" over the elevator core and steel beams so they can be added on at a later date. I'd imagine they'd shut down a lane on race and 5th street for construction staging and leave vine st. alone as much as possible.
  17. The NIOSH facility is on hold due to the CDC being unable to obtain funding.
  18. 3CDC needs to make up for the broken promise of two towers on the 84 51 site!
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