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Re: Cincinnati: Corryville: Development and News
« Reply #300 on: April 14, 2016, 01:13:16 PM »
Primetime needed to go if for no other reason than that horrible and unusable garage. I swear there had to be dead bodies in there.

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« Reply #301 on: April 14, 2016, 01:36:38 PM »
Everything about that place was creepy.  I don't ever remember it being an active nightclub...

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« Reply #302 on: April 14, 2016, 01:54:05 PM »
Everything about that place was creepy.  I don't ever remember it being an active nightclub...

I think it closed in the mid-90s.  Before Prime Time I think it was called Burgundy's.  The Mad Frog was also closed for many years, maybe 10 years before it reopened as a Dave Mathews jam band bar around 2000.  It took a sleazy turn around 2010 when the Russians bought it.  There was a horrible meat market club in University Plaza called Vertigo's during that whole time, next to the Pizza Hut and facing Blockbuster.   


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« Reply #303 on: April 14, 2016, 01:58:50 PM »
Oh my gosh, Jake! You just brought back some crazy memories for me with Vertigo comment! I saw some DJ's spin there back in the day. That was back when being a successful DJ meant you literally had to spin.

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« Reply #304 on: April 14, 2016, 02:02:32 PM »
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It took a sleazy turn around 2010 when the Russians bought it.

They also did the horrible crime of painting it red too,  I know their are red frogs in tropical countries but aren't they poisonous  :-D

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« Reply #305 on: April 14, 2016, 02:20:39 PM »
Oh my gosh, Jake! You just brought back some crazy memories for me with Vertigo comment! I saw some DJ's spin there back in the day. That was back when being a successful DJ meant you literally had to spin.

Do you remember Cody's Café on Calhoun?  It's where one of the hookah places is now and it was in a bigger space than what is now there, with I think a balcony that overlooked what is now the Deja Shoe rear parking lot.  One summer I spent almost every night either there or at Fries. 

I had a roommate for that summer who met his wife at that Cody's.  She was a nanny from the Czech Republic.  One day he rallied all of her nanny friends and he, I, and about eight Czech nannies went canoeing on the Little Miami.  For some reason they really wanted to go to the Macaroni Grill in Tri-County afterward. 

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« Reply #306 on: April 14, 2016, 02:47:41 PM »
Oh my gosh, Jake! You just brought back some crazy memories for me with Vertigo comment! I saw some DJ's spin there back in the day. That was back when being a successful DJ meant you literally had to spin.

Do you remember Cody's Café on Calhoun?  It's where one of the hookah places is now and it was in a bigger space than what is now there, with I think a balcony that overlooked what is now the Deja Shoe rear parking lot.  One summer I spent almost every night either there or at Fries. 

I had a roommate for that summer who met his wife at that Cody's.  She was a nanny from the Czech Republic.  One day he rallied all of her nanny friends and he, I, and about eight Czech nannies went canoeing on the Little Miami.  For some reason they really wanted to go to the Macaroni Grill in Tri-County afterward. 


That sounds like the plot to a porn movie. LOL. Vertigo was named Cooter's before. Mr. K's, R-Club, and Clifton Bay Yacht Club were some erstwhile crapholes...but they were so much fun!

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« Reply #307 on: April 14, 2016, 02:55:51 PM »
Oh my gosh, Jake! You just brought back some crazy memories for me with Vertigo comment! I saw some DJ's spin there back in the day. That was back when being a successful DJ meant you literally had to spin.

Do you remember Cody's Café on Calhoun?  It's where one of the hookah places is now and it was in a bigger space than what is now there, with I think a balcony that overlooked what is now the Deja Shoe rear parking lot.  One summer I spent almost every night either there or at Fries. 

I had a roommate for that summer who met his wife at that Cody's.  She was a nanny from the Czech Republic.  One day he rallied all of her nanny friends and he, I, and about eight Czech nannies went canoeing on the Little Miami.  For some reason they really wanted to go to the Macaroni Grill in Tri-County afterward. 


I don't remember, but I agree with rabbit hash on this one lol

I saw a couple of good DJ's at Red Cheetah too. Man, time flies. I remember the lines at Red Cheetah would span around the block.

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« Reply #308 on: April 14, 2016, 03:42:35 PM »
This is Columbus OSU news, but it pertains directly to UC:

http://www.columbusalive.com/content/stories/2016/04/14/vinyl-jeopardy-the-disappearance-of-the-on-campus-record-store.html

There are still at least a dozen independent stores around UC, but what's so amazing is how some of the same people who say they want independent stores cheer on the very developments that wipe them out.  In the past, small independent shops occupied upper floors, basements, and other odd-shaped or small retail spaces that the chains wouldn't.  Some of those are still around, like Daniel's Pub (basement bar) and the various Hookah and smoke shops that rent odd retail spaces.  Mr. Tuxedo is one of the last businesses in a house with a retail add-on.  There used to be a lot more of that kind of stuff, back when national chains had almost no presence on any college's retail and bar strip.

Now go to any big university -- OSU, UC, Tennessee (I was just there last week), and you will see the exact same junk -- Panera Bread, Chipotle, American Apparel, etc.  The new apartment complexes are all being put up by the same national companies and are built in generally the same style.   


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« Reply #309 on: April 14, 2016, 08:11:24 PM »
Hope they have the financing in place. This would be a definite game changer for 'Uptown', and the height and scale of development is very impressive. If this comes to fruition as planned, it will make the Kroger and Walgreens development look even more ridiculous than it is currently. The development team seems a little rag tag to me- at least it's not a large, well known regional/national developer. That does raise a few eyebrows for me about capacity to get financing, but I sincerely hope they succeed and that that break ground before the end of the year, as they are hoping to.

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« Reply #310 on: April 14, 2016, 09:15:35 PM »
This is where I had an underground light rail station:

https://cincinnatiideas.wordpress.com/uptown-light-rail/

This is a good project with a good mix of uses for Uptown however. (Even if it changes my plan  :-) )

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« Reply #311 on: April 14, 2016, 10:30:00 PM »
So new ugly apt. complex #17 on Taft at Auburn is nearing completion...just saw tonight that there will be TWO driveway entrances directly onto Taft right there at the mean little curve that everyone likes to whip around.  Who down at city hall is approving this stuff? 

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« Reply #312 on: April 18, 2016, 01:50:24 PM »
I will, unfortunately, put the likelihood of this new Vine & Calhoun project happening at 50%. 

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« Reply #313 on: April 18, 2016, 01:56:08 PM »
Based on, what, exactly?

There's demand for new housing, there's demand for hotel rooms right by campus, the community has been pushing for this for ages, etc. No aspect of the project is overly ambitious or out of the ordinary. It's the exact same type of apartment complex being built all over Uptown and a pretty standard looking hotel building. Nothing crazy.

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« Reply #314 on: April 18, 2016, 02:51:24 PM »
Do you think the fact there is not a national hotel brand associated makes it seem less likely? I read the whole Courier article and saw no brand or developer that I recognized, but that doesn't necessarily mean it won't happen.

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« Reply #315 on: April 19, 2016, 02:44:35 PM »
Do you think the fact there is not a national hotel brand associated makes it seem less likely? I read the whole Courier article and saw no brand or developer that I recognized, but that doesn't necessarily mean it won't happen.

That is a huge part of it.  The last person to announce a major hotel without a single hotel partner announced or even in the wings was the SCPA hotel.  Also, their financing plan has large gaps, etc.  Trust me, I'd want this to happen, but when you have a first phase of a parking garage, and a second phase of actually building things, it sounds a lot more like we're going to get a parking garage with some hope for future development.

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« Reply #316 on: April 20, 2016, 12:50:02 PM »
I do not have knowledge of a hotel brand for this specific project, but I believe the Rookwood hotels proceeded without knowing the exact Marriott brand.  They knew they would be from the Marriott family, just not specifically a Courtyard and Residence Inn.  Hopefully for this project, they have a brand but not the specific hotel.  From what I've heard, this project is a go and it just takes time to get moving like anything else. 

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« Reply #317 on: May 12, 2016, 11:59:49 AM »
Bogart's has a new paint scheme -- has to be seen to be believed. 

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« Reply #318 on: May 12, 2016, 01:09:02 PM »
I saw they put up scaffolding when I went over my brother's house recently. What colors did they paint it?

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« Reply #319 on: August 04, 2016, 12:42:34 PM »
Short Vine is looking much better now that most (not all) of the utility poles and terrible cobrahead lighting have been removed.


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« Reply #320 on: August 04, 2016, 12:48:30 PM »
^Agreed! Short Vine is looking so much nicer these days.

Speaking of which... does anybody know when the Kroger is scheduled to open? And what's the plan for the second floor of the Kroger? It doesn't appear to be a "fake" floor (like the Walgreens)... so there must be some plan to actually use that second floor.

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« Reply #321 on: August 04, 2016, 12:49:20 PM »
Cool before and after shot! You even got similar lighting & skies. Makes it look like they got the work done in an hour or two.

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« Reply #322 on: August 04, 2016, 01:07:06 PM »
^Agreed! Short Vine is looking so much nicer these days.

Speaking of which... does anybody know when the Kroger is scheduled to open? And what's the plan for the second floor of the Kroger? It doesn't appear to be a "fake" floor (like the Walgreens)... so there must be some plan to actually use that second floor.

Many of the newer Kroger stores (even suburban ones) have managers offices on the second floor over the checkout area. If you look towards the front of the building they have windows that face out into the interior of the store where the boss man can look over the whole place.

Cool before and after shot! You even got similar lighting & skies. Makes it look like they got the work done in an hour or two.

Thanks! Got lucky with that one.

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« Reply #323 on: August 04, 2016, 01:12:30 PM »
^Agreed! Short Vine is looking so much nicer these days.

Speaking of which... does anybody know when the Kroger is scheduled to open? And what's the plan for the second floor of the Kroger? It doesn't appear to be a "fake" floor (like the Walgreens)... so there must be some plan to actually use that second floor.

Many of the newer Kroger stores (even suburban ones) have managers offices on the second floor over the checkout area. If you look towards the front of the building they have windows that face out into the interior of the store where the boss man can look over the whole place.

From my understanding it's going to be a true two-story grocery store with the lack of space they had available.
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« Reply #324 on: August 04, 2016, 01:16:39 PM »
When I was interviewed to work at a Kroger video dept in 1997, the interview was in the office above the check-out area.  Lots of wood-paneled walls + a copy machine, file cabinets, bulletin boards, thumb tacks, motivational posters, water cooler.  Oh, and a window looking out over the whole store. 

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« Reply #325 on: August 04, 2016, 01:39:14 PM »
Short Vine is looking much better now that most (not all) of the utility poles and terrible cobrahead lighting have been removed.


Quite a difference! Good shots.

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« Reply #326 on: August 04, 2016, 01:55:10 PM »
^Agreed! Short Vine is looking so much nicer these days.

Speaking of which... does anybody know when the Kroger is scheduled to open? And what's the plan for the second floor of the Kroger? It doesn't appear to be a "fake" floor (like the Walgreens)... so there must be some plan to actually use that second floor.

Many of the newer Kroger stores (even suburban ones) have managers offices on the second floor over the checkout area. If you look towards the front of the building they have windows that face out into the interior of the store where the boss man can look over the whole place.

From my understanding it's going to be a true two-story grocery store with the lack of space they had available.

It is not a full two story grocery. Last time I checked the 2nd floor is a mezzanine around the outside of the building only (with the middle section being open full height space) and holds mostly back of house prep spaces, food coolers/freezers and offices. However it does also have a seating area for Starbucks, wine tasting etc above the cafe area.

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« Reply #327 on: August 04, 2016, 01:56:47 PM »
^Agreed! Short Vine is looking so much nicer these days.

Speaking of which... does anybody know when the Kroger is scheduled to open? And what's the plan for the second floor of the Kroger? It doesn't appear to be a "fake" floor (like the Walgreens)... so there must be some plan to actually use that second floor.

Many of the newer Kroger stores (even suburban ones) have managers offices on the second floor over the checkout area. If you look towards the front of the building they have windows that face out into the interior of the store where the boss man can look over the whole place.

From my understanding it's going to be a true two-story grocery store with the lack of space they had available.

It is not a full two story grocery. Last time I checked the 2nd floor is a mezzanine around the outside of the building only (with the middle section being open full height space) and holds mostly back of house prep spaces, food coolers/freezers and offices. However it does also have a seating area for Starbucks, wine tasting etc above the cafe area.

Awesome! Thanks for clearing that up for me. The information I had was spotty at best.

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« Reply #328 on: August 05, 2016, 11:49:39 AM »
Quote from: ucgrady on April 18, 2016, 04:54:24 PM
Do you think the fact there is not a national hotel brand associated makes it seem less likely? I read the whole Courier article and saw no brand or developer that I recognized, but that doesn't necessarily mean it won't happen.

That is a huge part of it.  The last person to announce a major hotel without a single hotel partner announced or even in the wings was the SCPA hotel.  Also, their financing plan has large gaps, etc.  Trust me, I'd want this to happen, but when you have a first phase of a parking garage, and a second phase of actually building things, it sounds a lot more like we're going to get a parking garage with some hope for future development.

Read more: http://www.urbanohio.com/forum2/index.php/topic,26241.315.html#ixzz4GTwvzcQK

The Hotel proposed where the old Burgundy's Prime Time will be an Element by Starwood. I know from a couple sources plus the rendering has the Element "E" on the side of the rendering.

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Cincinnati Children’s approves major expansion



Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is about to embark on a major expansion, the Enquirer reports.

The hospital’s board of trustees recently approved a plan to expand its number of beds in Corryville and Avondale by more than 30 percent. The plan includes the construction of 600,000 square feet of clinical-care space and renovating existing buildings at its Burnet Avenue campus. A new emergency department, expanded loading dock, pharmacy, kitchen space and respite space for staff will also be created.

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http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2016/11/11/cincinnati-children-s-approves-major-expansion.html
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