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I walked by about an hour ago and thought there was no way it would be ready by October 10th. I’d go with the Graduate or Joseph if you want to be in the Short North. 

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12 hours ago, ink said:

I walked by about an hour ago and thought there was no way it would be ready by October 10th. I’d go with the Graduate or Joseph if you want to be in the Short North. 

I'd love to stay at Moxy in NOV when I'm coming back to C-bus for the first time in 5 years.  From what I can tell, the city has changed drastically.  Photos please, would anyone post some Short North photos?  🙂

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On 9/27/2019 at 3:59 PM, taestell said:

Has anyone heard a specific date that the Moxy hotel will be opening? Marriott.com still says "Opening Soon Oct 2019". I will be in town for a concert on Oct. 10 and it would be great to be able to stay there!

I recommend the Canopy hotel 👍

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On 9/12/2019 at 9:45 PM, TH3BUDDHA said:

A bunch of letters in the Columbus wording on the Graduate Hotel have been torn off.

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All of the letters were back up when I passed by this past Saturday, but as of this morning the M had gone missing again. 

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2 hours ago, .justin said:

 

All of the letters were back up when I passed by this past Saturday, but as of this morning the M had gone missing again. 

 

Omg, seriously? This means it's indeed being vandalized, right? I saw they were back up. Can't believe the M is gone again.

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2 minutes ago, Zyrokai said:

 

Omg, seriously? This means it's indeed being vandalized, right? I saw they were back up. Can't believe the M is gone again.

 

Same thing happened at OSU when they first installed their new monument signs at Lane and Tuttle Park. They started with individual pin-mounted letters but it seemed they were replacing letters weekly and they finally gave up and installed a large single-piece sign. My guess is the same will happen here, sadly, small marquees like this look good but if they're anywhere within reach, they're going to be vandalized. 

 

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Aerial photo of the Short North from a couple weeks ago. This gives you a good sense of how much the area has transformed over the last few years. 

 

Looking North along High Street through Short North towards OSU, Columbus, Ohio

 

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Was back in Columbus last week for a wedding.  My 18 y/o little bro was there too and had been in town this summer but staying way out east.  He said Columbus was a 'dinky' town and had a bunch of ugly strip malls.  I couldn't disagree, based on suburbia.  Then I drove him around Franklinton and the Short on Friday night and he was like, 'whoa, I never got to see this.' 

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19 hours ago, Zyrokai said:

^^^Did he never venture downtown or to the Short North? Legit wondering. Hope you enjoyed your visit!

 

He had a job to do when he was in Columbus over the summer so he didn't get to go out much.  He's also grown up in Seattle and it's a lot denser out here, so it's a bit shocking when you go to a flat suburban style part of the country.  The cool thing is that when we were driving up high street he said this is like Capitol Hill but times 10!  And if you don't know, Capitol Hill in Seattle is the hip area and is anchored by a street called Broadway (infamous for the references in songs from Sir Mix-a-lot and Macklemore).  He was pretty floored by High street and how long of a stretch of night life it had.  I've always thought High street was pretty rare, but it was cool to hear from someone who didn't know Columbus and wasn't as biased as I am.

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Progress at 3rd and High

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As the streetscape improvements continue north of Starr, pedestrian access is for the most part preserved. This section of High (west side) between 3rd and 4th does not currently have a pedestrian path though. It isn't a major inconvenience, but most projects and sections of the streetscape construction have provided protected walkways. It will be great once its all done though, you can really feel the impact (particularly the widened sidewalks) once you walk the completed section of High south of Starr. 

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Except that stupid check building and old dollar store will still be there....only to tear up the sidewalks once again should they ever get developed.

 

But I'm convinced they will forever be never developed.

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6 hours ago, Zyrokai said:

 

But I'm convinced they will forever be never developed.

 

Why would you be convinced of that? They are essentially the last non-urban components of the Short North. They are too valuable to not be developed. 

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^^Safe pedestrian access should be maintained. It doesn’t look like there’s a sign stating the sidewalk is closed. The maintenance of traffic is lacking in this phase for pedestrians and drivers. I’ve seen cars drive left of center because the cone layout is a bit confusing. 

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3 hours ago, cbussoccer said:

 

Why would you be convinced of that? They are essentially the last non-urban components of the Short North. They are too valuable to not be developed. 

 

I was being hyperbolic, I guess. I was just venting frustration. I get irritated every time I see the check place and I always wonder if the current owner is purposely holding off on selling or something.

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On 8/13/2019 at 6:00 PM, cityscapes said:

The parking lot for Equitas and the check cashing place on has signs up now for no customer parking. I asked Equitas and they said their lease with the owner of the lot has ended and not renewed because they plan to build something on the site. We should expect to some sort of project materialize for the site soon which is great news. 

 

On 10/5/2019 at 10:20 AM, Zyrokai said:

 

I was being hyperbolic, I guess. I was just venting frustration. I get irritated every time I see the check place and I always wonder if the current owner is purposely holding off on selling or something.

Based on that quote by @cityscapes, shouldn't we actually be seeing a proposal pretty soon for the check cashing place?

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On 10/6/2019 at 1:17 PM, TH3BUDDHA said:

 

Based on that quote by @cityscapes, shouldn't we actually be seeing a proposal pretty soon for the check cashing place?

 

Yeah....I guess that is a promising sign. I'm honestly surprised that Equitas will have to move. I figured that building wasn't up for demo.

 

Honestly, I think the main thing that worries me is this: since they're about to build new sidewalks, I worry they'll keep the car-entrance ramps (sorry I don't know the technical term if there is one) into the parking lot even on the new sidewalk unless something new is being built.

 

In the previous phase, all those new buildings were going up at the same time as the High Street improvements. And while that's happening to some degree with the Yoga-on-High old location, the other two prime developments aren't seeing any movement and it makes me worry they won't be developed until AFTER the street work is done, thus prolonging the construction again. I liked that it was all being done at once in the previous phase, lol.

 

Anyway, I know this is all nit-picking but isn't that what forums are for? 😛 

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1 hour ago, Zyrokai said:

 

Yeah....I guess that is a promising sign. I'm honestly surprised that Equitas will have to move. I figured that building wasn't up for demo.

 

Honestly, I think the main thing that worries me is this: since they're about to build new sidewalks, I worry they'll keep the car-entrance ramps (sorry I don't know the technical term if there is one) into the parking lot even on the new sidewalk unless something new is being built.

 

In the previous phase, all those new buildings were going up at the same time as the High Street improvements. And while that's happening to some degree with the Yoga-on-High old location, the other two prime developments aren't seeing any movement and it makes me worry they won't be developed until AFTER the street work is done, thus prolonging the construction again. I liked that it was all being done at once in the previous phase, lol.

 

Anyway, I know this is all nit-picking but isn't that what forums are for? 😛 

From what I'm gathering, it seems like the check cashing place and parking lot will be developed.  Equitas will remain, but can't use the lot anymore.

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On 10/8/2019 at 7:24 AM, Zyrokai said:

 

Honestly, I think the main thing that worries me is this: since they're about to build new sidewalks, I worry they'll keep the car-entrance ramps (sorry I don't know the technical term if there is one) into the parking lot even on the new sidewalk unless something new is being built.

I’ve always called those curb cuts. 

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On 10/8/2019 at 7:24 AM, Zyrokai said:

Honestly, I think the main thing that worries me is this: since they're about to build new sidewalks, I worry they'll keep the car-entrance ramps (sorry I don't know the technical term if there is one) into the parking lot even on the new sidewalk unless something new is being built.

 

12 minutes ago, FudgeRounds said:

I’ve always called those curb cuts. 

 

Yep.  That's what they are called. 🙂

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Embattled WeWork Still a Go in Columbus

 

As of late, global coworking company WeWork has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons.

 

The startup’s meteoric rise is coming to a crashing halt as a bailout package from one of its largest investors – one that it needs to even layoff its employees – comes together.

 

The news comes as WeWork prepares to open its first location in Columbus at 800 N. High St. in the Short North. Brent Crawford, principal and founder of Crawford Hoying, the building’s developer, says the Columbus WeWork is still moving forward. And that WeWork is actually a better company today.

 

More below:

https://www.columbusunderground.com/embattled-wework-still-a-go-in-columbus-sp1

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More about 800 N. High Street from the Dispatch.  The Moxy Columbus Short North hotel is scheduled to open on Monday:

 

Moxy hotel prepares to open in the Short North, cocktails and all

 

The Short North’s newest hotel, called the Moxy, has a bar instead of a reception desk, a pool table and pinball machine in the lobby and a conference table that doubles as a Ping-Pong table.  The 116-room hotel, with stylish but modest rooms, caters to guests who want to add some fun to their stay.  The hotel occupies part of a new 10-story building that also will include offices and two restaurants.

 

Guests who check in at the Moxy Columbus Short North won’t find a reception desk.  Instead, they head to the bar, where they check in and receive a “Got Moxy” cocktail, a blend of rum, cherry puree and lime juice.  The bar check-in is one clue that this isn’t a Holiday Inn.  Another is the community restroom in the lobby — a single door for men and women, who share the sink space but use private stalls.

 

The hotel, which will open Monday, is the 17th Moxy hotel and the first in Ohio.  It occupies five floors of a new 10-story building at N. High and Hubbard streets.  Three floors will house a WeWork co-working space, expected to open in December, and the first and 10th floors will be occupied by Town Hall restaurant.

 

MORE:  https://www.thisweeknews.com/business/20191023/moxy-hotel-prepares-to-open-in-short-north-cocktails-and-all

 

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I guess they didn't lie about the October opening.


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 Another is the community restroom in the lobby — a single door for men and women, who share the sink space but use private stalls.

TRIGGERED!!!   🙂

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The Residences at The Sutton, 40 W 1st Ave (as seen from E 1st/Price Ave/High intersection) 

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"The six-story residential building will contain 100 luxury one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartment units and a 123-space parking garage. Amenities include a 2,000 square foot rooftop deck with a bocce ball court and an on-site fitness center."

https://www.columbusunderground.com/work-begins-on-second-phase-of-pizzutis-the-sutton-we1

 

View of the new apartment building from the south via https://www.thesuttoncolumbus.com/residences

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^^ Now just please let's get something built on the other side of Price where the little strip mall sits waiting to be replaced with something way better.

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^^^I have such mixed feelings about this because Local Bar has been one my favorites since I could even start going to bars. But I hate that it's in a strip mall like this.

 

Also, I wonder how a redevelopment would affect Paradise Garage........

 

Check cashing place first, please.

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13 minutes ago, Zyrokai said:

^^^I have such mixed feelings about this because Local Bar has been one my favorites since I could even start going to bars. But I hate that it's in a strip mall like this.

 

Also, I wonder how a redevelopment would affect Paradise Garage........

 

Check cashing place first, please.

I remember thinking how out of place that strip center was way back around 1985, when that restaurant at the corner was the Toll House Inn(when I was friends with a waiter there and got to eat free!!!! 🙂  -loved to get blackened redfish or chicken). I just hate a mini-strip mall on High in the short North existing in 2019. 

 

*Is the forum running slow or what?-taking forever for things to load on this site.

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9 minutes ago, Toddguy said:

I remember thinking how out of place that strip center was way back around 1985, when that restaurant at the corner was the Toll House Inn(when I was friends with a waiter there and got to eat free!!!! 🙂  -loved to get blackened redfish or chicken). I just hate a mini-strip mall on High in the short North existing in 2019. 

 

*Is the forum running slow or what?-taking forever for things to load on this site.

 

I know Wood Co's owns the site an ultimately they have talked about it being in their line of lots to redevelop. I believe being a small company they can really only take on so much on at once and currently they seem kind of packed with Lincoln Street, Parkside on Pearl, and North Market Tower... Oh yeah, and getting the freaking cornice pieces for the Brunner Building!

 

Anyway, I could actually see them ultimately picking up the IBEW site from Kaufman and going big in this spot but it is probably a few years down the line if I had to guess. 

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1 hour ago, DevolsDance said:

 

I know Wood Co's owns the site an ultimately they have talked about it being in their line of lots to redevelop. I believe being a small company they can really only take on so much on at once and currently they seem kind of packed with Lincoln Street, Parkside on Pearl, and North Market Tower... Oh yeah, and getting the freaking cornice pieces for the Brunner Building!

 

Anyway, I could actually see them ultimately picking up the IBEW site from Kaufman and going big in this spot but it is probably a few years down the line if I had to guess. 

They should collaborate with Kaufman on that site.  A Hubbard Park Place-esque development would be appropriate with the IBEW site and a prominent building at High & Price.

 

*Edit to say: I was VERY outspoken about my disapproval of HPP, but it was knocked out of the park, well built and fits into the neighborhood well IMO.  Equally outspoken on the IBEW proposal by Kaufman, but HPP would be a best of both worlds scenario for them.  A collab with Woods would be a home run if they can do a 10+ story building on the corner versus hovering over homes in the neighborhood. I think an overall plan like that would be a win, win for all parties(developers, neighborhood and residents) involved.

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What in the actual world are they doing in the finished portion of High Street in the Short North? They're digging up all along the edges of all the sidewalks. And it's chaos during rush hour. Took these photos on the bus. They started this a few days ago and are doing it everywhere. What was wrong with the asphalt along the curbing?

 

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^They are correcting drainage issues. The asphalt wasn't installed with correct grades and water was collecting at some of the curb ramps.

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Interesting, thanks! I had a hunch they were might be doing that but I wasn't sure if that was actually something that could be corrected so I thought I would ask here. Good to hear that.

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MikeinCanton's non-sequitur non-sense post about modernist architecture or whatever has been deleted (plus two reply posts).

 

I see he did some similar posts in this thread back on January 3rd.  I didn't get to those posts back then because I was out with the flu (seriously I was) or I would have dealt with them at that time.  Any further posts of this type from him will be dealt with similarly.

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