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Re: Lima: Random Development News & Info
« Reply #180 on: November 15, 2009, 02:43:53 PM »
Andersons gone, Cafaro planning mall's future
November 11, 2009 9:23 PM
By Bart Mills, Lima News


LIMA — The wine selection has been sold off, the famed Mexicali dip is done.  After 16 years in Lima, The Andersons has officially left town.  The popular food and hardware chain technically closed to customers on Sunday, but liquidators contracted by the business and a few soon-to-be ex-staff members plan to man the Elm Street shop at least through the end of this week while they sell off the shelving and sundry fixtures that remain.

The Andersons was the last store remaining in the once-popular mall.  Mall owners Cafaro Inc. announced plans almost two years ago to renovate the mall into a “lifestyle” retail center similar to Easton Towne Center in Columbus.  The recession and declines in the retail market have slowed those plans, but on Wednesday Cafaro spokesman Joe Bell said there has been progress, though the final product may not be what was originally announced.

That redevelopment could include an open-air mall or it might be a mix of retail, office space and even residences, Bell said.

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Re: Lima: Random Development News & Info
« Reply #181 on: November 24, 2009, 11:27:07 AM »
Cafaro unveils American Village plans
By Bart Mills, Lima News
Published Nov. 18, 2009


LIMA — With The Andersons closed, the American Mall is officially a vacant building, but the mall’s owners say it won’t stay that way forever, and changes may be coming sooner than some expected.

Duke Connor, vice president of real estate for American Mall owners the Cafaro Co., laid out the latest plan for the mall on Tuesday, a plan that mixes the “lifestyle center” concept they originally announced for the property with office space and other uses, what he called “a poor man’s lifestyle center.”

The open-concept property — renamed American Village —would include multiple buildings, including a 20,000-square-foot medical office building.  Connor said he is speaking with local restaurant owners along with national retailers about moving in as well.

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« Reply #182 on: January 08, 2010, 02:19:18 PM »
Lima Shay Locomotive Moving to new home on Monday
By Aubree Kaye | Friday, December 11, 2009

The City of Lima has agreed to close Metcalf Street (between Market and High Street on Monday, December 14th in order to position a crane to move the Lima Locomotive.  The locomotive will be moving to it's new home inside the new Allen County Museum addition that is currently under construction.

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Re: Lima: Random Development News & Info
« Reply #183 on: January 18, 2010, 01:01:33 AM »
I just never understood why a small city like Lima needed two malls and why were they built so close to each other?

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« Reply #184 on: January 18, 2010, 01:12:22 AM »
Vermont had land use policies to force businesses to use and reuse areas that were already developed.  Of late, the big box and Walmarts have been getting their way in Vermont, though.
That's too bad.

Sad thread because someone actually thought the mall (not just this one, but all malls) was a good idea in the first place.

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« Reply #185 on: January 19, 2010, 04:55:46 PM »
Physicians group to build at American Mall
By Bart Mills, Lima News
Published Jan. 15, 2010


LIMA — The first phase in the remodeled American Mall may not be a store or restaurant, but it is just what the doctor ordered.  Equity Inc., a Columbus-based developer that specializes in medical facilities, has plans to build a 20,000-square-foot medical office building on the American Mall property, of which 10,000 square feet has already been claimed by tenants.  The facility will sit north of the existing mall, facing Market Street.  Construction is expected to begin in March.

The medical center would be the first phase of the long-promised change to the former American Mall.  The mall’s owner, Cafaro Co., announced plans more than two years ago to redevelop the mall area into a lifestyle center similar to Easton Town Center in Columbus.  The company has since altered those plans.  In November, a Cafaro executive said the new plan was for an open-concept property — renamed American Village — that would include multiple buildings, including the medical office building.

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An artist's rendering shows a proposed medical complex on the site of the former American Mall in Lima.
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« Reply #186 on: January 30, 2010, 09:13:38 AM »
City pressing for Streetscape project
Heather Rutz, Lima News
Published Jan. 26, 2010


LIMA — In theory, the city could pay the entire local match for a grant largely funding repairing the 30-year-old downtown Streetscape.  It is asking the county to share the burden of the local match, and if it does not, will most likely pursue repairs without the grant and assess property owners.

City Council will vote in the future on the project repairing and replacing existing sidewalks, crosswalks, landscaping and trash cans.  If the council approves the project and county commissioners decline to pay $225,000 in a local match, a separate ordinance is required for the city to pursue the project funded by property assessment.

A $1.2 million federal grant is available to the city, which has agreed to pay a $320,000 share of the local match.  The city wants the county to help with the local match.  Pursuing the project funded with assessments will mean a $390,000 bill for the county as owners of property downtown.

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« Reply #187 on: July 18, 2010, 08:49:33 AM »
Missing link' of Riverwalk complete
Kelly Byer, Lima News
Published July 16, 2010


LIMA — Michael Ayers and his family rode bicycles from Heritage Park to Ottawa Metro Park to attend the dedication of a newly completed Rotary River Walk section, which connects west to east.

After about six years of planning and two years of construction, the section is finally finished.  But it wasn’t without some difficulties.  Because of railroads and Interstate 75, three pedestrian bridges and a path under the interstate had to be created according to Ohio transportation codes.

“This last section is really very important because it makes the final link in the total project,” said Kevin Haver, director of the Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park District.  “It’s a great park to enjoy.”

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« Reply #188 on: November 21, 2010, 02:51:16 PM »
American Mall selling off scraps
November 05, 2010 4:25 PM
By Bart Mills, Lima News

 
LIMA — The American Mall is back in business, sort of.  Crews from mall owner Cafaro Inc. have opened up the long-shuttered building for one last sale.  This time, they are selling off the equipment, scraps and sundry remains of the once popular mall.  “We’re basically removing things that have value,” said Cafaro spokesman Joe Bell.

Last November, Cafaro announced a change in plans to an open-concept property — renamed American Village — that would include multiple buildings, including a medical office building, restaurants and national retailers.  So far, nothing has come of those plans. 

In January, a Columbus-based developer and local physician Dr. Christopher Lucchese announced plans to build a 20,000-square-foot medical office building on the site.  Bell said those plans fell through when the developers were unable to finance the project.

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Re: Lima: Random Development News & Info
« Reply #189 on: July 06, 2012, 12:36:15 PM »
How about a thread to keep up on Lima buildings?  I think I might pay Lima a return visit soon.

The train depot and Cambridge Hotel are suppose to get some work done.

http://www.limaohio.com/news/city-85677-buildings-mclean.html

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« Reply #190 on: November 03, 2016, 01:24:51 PM »
Ruler Foods opens in downtown Lima



Ruthie Mays was one of the first customers in the door at the new Ruler Foods for the grand opening Thursday.

The West Elm Street store is close to Mays’ home and gives her a nearby option rather than driving to the east or west side of town.

“This is great. I just live down the street,” Mays said. “We had to go way across town to go to the grocery.”

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« Reply #191 on: December 26, 2016, 02:33:14 PM »
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Obama approves funding for ohio made military vehicles
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« Reply #192 on: October 03, 2017, 11:12:37 PM »
Dayton VA moving clinic to new location



The Dayton VA Medical Center is moving its Lima clinic to a larger location this spring.

The Lima Community Based Outpatient Clinic, currently located at 1303 Bellefontaine Ave., will move to 750 W. High St. following renovations.

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