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« Reply #175 on: November 29, 2007, 09:30:17 AM »
http://www.vindy.com/content/local_regional/313104422492444.php

Old store to become 'exciting' new library

Thursday, November 22, 2007
The South Library, at 1771 Market St., will remain open while renovations are completed.

By ANGIE SCHMITT

VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER

YOUNGSTOWN — Construction is under way to transform a former grocery store into a state-of-the-art library at the corner of Market Street and Midlothian Boulevard.

Officials from the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County expect the $3.6 million renovation project to result in one of the most widely used libraries in the system.

The new library will include two meeting rooms, a children's area, a teen area, computers with Internet access, audio-visual materials and a Chapters Cafe. The branch will also be the area's first to include a special area dedicated to early literacy.

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« Reply #176 on: November 29, 2007, 09:37:02 AM »
This isn't a comprehensive list of what's happening on W. Federal.

http://www.vindy.com/content/local_regional/315939114685282.php
City making progress on West Federal Street
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
By DAVID SKOLNICK

CITY HALL REPORTER

YOUNGSTOWN — It wasn't that long ago that boarded-up buildings dominated a key section of one of downtown Youngstown's busiest streets.

That area is now the scene of scaffolds, plastic fences and construction sites.

The dilapidated structures lined the south side of West Federal Street from near Vindicator Square to Hazel Street — except for a few notable exceptions such as Home Savings and Loan, the Youngstown Business Incubator, the Downtown Draught House and the First Educator's building.

But in about two years, 13 of those vacant structures are gone.

In their place are the 7th District Court of Appeals, a parking lot ready for future development and a construction site where the 30,000-square-foot Taft Technology Center is being built. The Taft center is set to open no later than March 15.

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« Reply #177 on: November 29, 2007, 09:38:26 AM »
Is this on the northwest quadrant of the intersection? I'm trying to place this - I know Wyld Stylz (the most kick@ss vintage store on earth) used to be close to that intersection but I don't think their space was a grocery store.

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« Reply #178 on: November 29, 2007, 09:46:52 AM »
^ Yes, it is the location of a former Phar-Mor and Giant Eagle. It sits back from the road.

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« Reply #179 on: November 29, 2007, 09:49:06 AM »
Some older Youngstown news:

http://www.vindy.com/content/local_regional/289677370623685.php

Developer plans residences downtown
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Youngstown can be great again, developer Louis A. Frangos says.

By DAVID SKOLNICK

CITY HALL REPORTER

SOME PEOPLE DON'T SEE much when they look at downtown Youngstown. When Louis A. Frangos looks, he sees opportunity.

Frangos, of Cleveland, has bought some of downtown's most prominent properties in less than a decade; several of them were bought in the past two years.

He's bought so many that he is one of the major nonpublic owners of property in the city's downtown.

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New life for Kress facility?

Wednesday, October 24, 2007
An artist wants to turn a clothing store into a
gallery and bistro.

By DAVID SKOLNICK

CITY HALL REPORTER

YOUNGSTOWN — A company wants to turn a downtown vacant building into a multipurpose facility.

The Anderson Development Group, which moved from Michigan to Youngstown earlier this year, is seeking to renovate and develop the dilapidated Kress Building on West Federal Street, just east of the 7th District Court of Appeals.

The 45,000-square-foot building is owned by the Youngstown Central Area Community Improvement Corp., a downtown property redevelopment agency. The CIC acknowledges that there is major damage to the building and that it would take a significant investment to repair it.

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« Reply #180 on: December 02, 2007, 06:29:09 PM »
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"Youngstown isn't what it used to be," he said.

What city is? A pointless dig, IMHO.
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« Reply #181 on: January 02, 2008, 05:50:55 PM »
Realty Towers work to start this month

By DAVID SKOLNICK

CITY HALL REPORTER

YOUNGSTOWN — With about $3.1 million in state and federal grants, the redevelopment of Realty Towers, one of the largest buildings in the city’s downtown, is to begin this month.

The Ohio Department of Development awarded $1.9 million to the $8.3 million project through the state’s historical preservation program.

The Realty project was among 11 to be selected Friday by the state to receive money through the program.

The money means the 12-story building, mostly vacant for several years, will finally undergo improvements, said Louis A. Frangos, who owns the 47 Central Federal St. building. Frangos purchased the building with three nearby parking lots for $540,000 on Dec. 14, 2000.

The project should take about 10 months to finish, Frangos said.

“It’s a significant investment in the central business district,” said city Finance Director David Bozanich. “It will improve the quality of life there, and it helps a building in need of significant repair.”

The plan is to convert the upper 11 floors into about 25 condominiums or apartments for young professionals who want to live downtown. It could also include a community room or health club, Frangos said.

Frangos said he’s finalizing a deal to open Cafe Maria, a restaurant, in the location of the former Bean Counter on the building’s ground floor.

Improvement work at Realty, which was slow going, came to a stop in the summer as Frangos, with the help of the city, applied for the state and federal grants.

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« Reply #182 on: January 03, 2008, 10:52:46 AM »
Just adding a photo of the Realty Building in Youngstown:

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« Reply #183 on: January 03, 2008, 11:27:27 AM »
handsome
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« Reply #184 on: January 03, 2008, 02:01:16 PM »
Thanks for adding the picture, MayDay.
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It is, but you should see it's neighbor to the right... some of the worst design the 50's/60's had to offer. (IMHO)

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« Reply #185 on: January 03, 2008, 02:13:46 PM »
Actually 70's but yes, horrific.

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« Reply #186 on: January 10, 2008, 09:12:46 AM »
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Old Woolworth’s to open

as Rosetta Stone Cafe

YOUNGSTOWN — After a $600,000 remodeling job, a former drugstore will reopen Monday as a full-service restaurant. The 7,200-square-foot Rosetta Stone Cafe and Lounge, 110 Federal Plaza West, held an open house on New Year’s Eve to showcase its continental cuisine menu, dining space, meeting rooms, full bar, lounge area and wine room.

The owners, George Lenahan of Canfield and Greg Sop of Hubbard, hope to serve their first breakfast Monday.

The restaurant was once home to a Woolworth’s drugstore and a Rite Aid Pharmacy. The building served as office space until 2004.

The city of Youngstown contributed about $100,000 to the renovation. The loan will be forgiven provided the restaurant is still in business in three years and has met its commitment to create 14 full-time and 30 part-time jobs.
http://new.vindy.com/news/2008/jan/06/old-woolworth8217s-to-open-as-rosetta-stone/

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http://shoutyoungstown.blogspot.com/2008/01/fourth-look-at-rosetta-stone.html#links

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« Reply #187 on: January 10, 2008, 09:26:13 AM »
Woolworth’s drugstore? Maybe in England. It is the former F. W. Woolworth Company aka Woolworth's. My sister worked there when she was in High school.

It is nice to see people from outside of the city investing in downtown.

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« Reply #188 on: April 03, 2008, 06:58:56 AM »
Ross Radio Building to become history center

YOUNGSTOWN — A building recognized for its role in the nation’s history will be transformed into a regional history center and a potential tourism destination, under plans announced Wednesday.

http://www.vindy.com/news/2008/apr/03/ross-radio-building-to-become-history-center/

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« Reply #189 on: April 09, 2008, 06:45:53 PM »
I'm one of the biggest proponents of preserving history and making it available to the public, but I have to ask:  how many historical centers does Youngstown need?
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« Reply #190 on: April 09, 2008, 08:03:39 PM »
I don't know.  But, according to the article, the Mahoning Valley Historical Society feels that they need the additional space.

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« Reply #191 on: May 11, 2008, 10:29:02 AM »
Construction to begin at Realty Towers

YOUNGSTOWN — The Frangos Group will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday to announce the start of construction at Realty Towers, 47 Central Federal St.

The company plans to convert the building into 25 upscale apartments, primarily to attract young professionals to live in the city’s downtown. The public is invited.

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« Reply #192 on: May 11, 2008, 11:02:05 AM »
Awesome! Take pictures please!!!
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« Reply #193 on: May 11, 2008, 11:16:17 AM »
I will if I get the opportunity.

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« Reply #194 on: May 13, 2008, 05:22:48 PM »
Movin’ way up

http://www.vindy.com/news/2008/may/13/movin8217-way-up/

Published:Tuesday, May 13, 2008

By Don Shilling

Downtown to get upscale housing

The mayor said he’s considering moving into the downtown apartment building.

YOUNGSTOWN — The phrases “penthouse apartments” and “downtown Youngstown” aren’t often found together, but developer Lou Frangos is about to change that.

He is starting massive renovations that will turn the vacant, dilapidated Realty Towers into an upscale apartment complex. On the 13th floor, the two largest and most deluxe units —the penthouse apartments — will have a bird’s eye view of the downtown square.

“It’s just fabulous,” said Bill Sperlazza, development project manager for Frangos, as he looked from the top floor windows at the traffic and pedestrians below. “Without overexaggerating, it’s almost breath-taking.”
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« Reply #195 on: May 13, 2008, 07:10:04 PM »
^ The Realty Building (photo)

EDIT: Oops! I didn't see Mayday's photo above.
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$17M student housing proposal ignites debate
Published:Monday, June 2, 2008
By David Skolnick

YSU and Stambaugh Auditorium oppose the project.

YOUNGSTOWN — A major collegiate residency development company wants to demolish dilapidated and vacant structures that front Fifth Avenue and build a 109-unit, $17 million housing project.

The project, proposed by Place Properties of Atlanta, would be marketed toward and designed for Youngstown State University students and medical residents at St. Elizabeth Health Center.

http://www.vindy.com/news/2008/jun/02/17m-student-housing-proposal-ignites-debate/

Park Place tax break expected
Published:Tuesday, June 3, 2008
By David Skolnick

The company would shovel the walkway if it’s needed.

YOUNGSTOWN — The construction of a proposed 109-unit, $17 million housing facility on the North Side is based on the city’s providing a 75 percent tax abatement to the project’s developers.

That shouldn’t be a problem, said Councilwoman Carol Rimedio-Righetti, D-4th and chairwoman of the finance committee.

http://www.vindy.com/news/2008/jun/03/park-place-tax-break-expected/

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« Reply #197 on: July 07, 2008, 08:59:22 AM »
From the Youngstown Business Journal. This article costs money to read, so I will post it free for you guys to read! You'll be surprised to hear all the good in Downtown Youngstown!!

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Downtown Youngstown Bustling with Projects
By Dan O’Brien
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The “Road Closed” signs, earthmovers, backhoes and bulldozers, construction fences, bright orange cones, and scaffolding wrapped around downtown buildings strike some as aesthetic and logistical nuisances.

To others, they’re welcome and tangible signs that the central business district continues to draw interest -- and dollars -- on its path to revitalization.

“We’re excited to be on the West End, where there’s a lot of activity,” said Paul Hagman, a principal of Sweet Jenny Land Co. and an associate at Ronald Cornell Faniro Architects Inc. “All of our neighbors here have been very welcoming.”

A decade ago, the West End was the poster child for urban blight. Today, it’s enjoying a commercial and aesthetic renaissance, thanks to investors such as Sweet Jenny.

Last year, Sweet Jenny bought the landmark John R. Davis building on West Federal Street from the Youngstown Central Area Community Improvement Corp. Over the last eight months, the company has spent nearly a half million dollars to renovate the structure and relocate the Faniro firm to its new offices there.

Earlier this week Faniro moved into the second floor of the Davis Building from the Ohio One Building, where it was a tenant 19 years. The first floor is open for lease; Hagman lives in an apartment on the third.

“We did this with our own money,” Hagman said. “We’re now in a position where we feel we can actively participate in the renovation of downtown.”

Sweet Jenny’s development is one of several projects under way in the central business district. Since 2000, more than $100 million has been spent on or committed to new projects -- most funded by public sources -- that are either finished or in various stages of development in or near the downtown.

Among these projects over the last decade were a slew of new government buildings: the George V. Voinovich Government Building, the Mahoning County Children Services Board Building, the Ohio 7th District Court of Appeals courthouse, and the Nathaniel R. Jones Federal Building and Court House for the U.S. Northern District of Ohio.

In addition, infrastructure improvements such as the reopening of Federal Street to through traffic played an important role in changing the landscape of downtown.

And, downtown investment numbers were clearly boosted in 2005 with the completion of the $45 million Chevrolet Centre – the majority of which was funded through a $26.8 million federal grant.

Meantime, new restaurants, taverns, and entertainment venues, such as the expansion of the DeYor Peforming Arts Center two years ago, helped resurrect the once-dormant central business district as a premier nightspot.

“We’ve got enough to keep us busy here,” said T. Sharon Woodberry, city economic development director.

Projects such as the Frangos Group’s $7 million renovation of the Realty Towers building into upscale condominiums has finally begun, while a host of other infrastructure and small-business development is also evident downtown.

Woodberry reports that a new tenant for the food court at 20 Federal Place should be arriving soon, and Denise Powell, president of James & Weaver office furniture, is performing renovation work on a building that once served as storage for a downtown dentist. “She’s well under way for the improvements she needs to do,” Woodberry noted. “Now, she’s looking to secure a tenant for that building.”

Other projects completed this year include the $5.8 million Taft Technology Center and the Rosetta Stone Café, Woodberry said. Both projects received help from the city.

Mahoning County’s $5.3 million rehabilitation of the Fifth Avenue Bridge, scheduled to wrap up this November, should improve the flow of traffic into and out of downtown. Simultaneously, work on the $500,000 reconfiguration of West Federal Street is moving along and workers believe the new brickwork that will line the sidewalks could be finished within two weeks.

Another project the city supported through its incentives programs is the Lemon Grove, a coffee shop and bistro slated to open along West Federal Street.

Entrepreneur Jacob Harver said he is putting about $100,000 of his own capital at risk to renovate a building and start the new shop next door to Imbibe, a nightclub that opened three years ago.

“Hopefully, in the next two months we’ll be open,” he said. Harver said the café will feature a variety of artistic performances that include live music, one-act plays and other forms of entertainment. “It’s going to have a more mellow atmosphere than other bars or clubs in the downtown,” he says.

Workers were busy renovating portions of the building Wednesday. Harver intends is to strip off what he describes as the “wretched tile” from the front of the building and restore the brick façade.

“We need a place that reflects the atmosphere of downtown Youngstown,” he said. “We’re working in concert with other clubs to create a downtown community – that’s the main reason.”

And, the attraction of downtown prompted the Mahoning Valley Historical Society to purchase the Harry Burt/Ross Radio Building on West Federal and convert the three-story structure into a new Mahoning Valley History Center.

The building is a piece of Youngstown and American history because it is where the Good Humor Bar – vanilla ice cream on a stick dipped in chocolate – was invented during the 1920s.

Still, downtown has seen its share of challenges in recent weeks.

About a month ago, downtown’s largest landlord, Lou Frangos, president of The Frangos Group, approved a plan to remove some 500 windows from the 12-story Stambaugh Building. As workers were removing a window from the ninth floor, a pane of glass fell and shattered on East Federal Street, prompting the city to place a stop-work order on the project and close that segment of the thoroughfare for public safety.

As a result, the downtown landmark sat blighted and exposed to deterioration from the elements.

The city then forced Frangos to resecure the 500 windows that had been removed. Last Friday, workers began to reinstall them and by Thursday had nearly finished the side of the building that faces East Federal Street.

Frangos noted the window replacement is proceeding on schedule, as are his other projects.

Workers this week began tearing off portions of the roof of Realty Towers – the start of his $7 million project to convert the landmark office building into upscale apartments.

“They’re going like gangbusters now,” Frangos said.

Frangos, a Cleveland-based investor who controls a large parking operation in that city and Youngstown, has also said he has plans to rehabilitate the Wick Building on Federal Street and the Erie Terminal Building on Commerce Street by turning them into residences.

The Erie Terminal project, he noted, would be geared toward housing students who attend Youngstown State University, thus helping to forge a stronger link with the central business district and YSU.

Strengthening the link between downtown and YSU is one justification for the university’s decision to build its $34.3 million Williamson College of Business Administration in a section just north of the central business district.

Demolition work on five buildings to make way for the new business school has begun. Workers started to remove asbestos from the buildings last week. The new business school is expected to open by the fall semester of 2010.

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« Reply #198 on: July 07, 2008, 09:08:38 AM »
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« Reply #199 on: July 20, 2008, 09:44:18 AM »
New Article on all the new restaurants in Downtown Youngstown!
Link: http://www.vindy.com/news/2008/jul/20/eateries-energize-hub/

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« Reply #200 on: October 02, 2008, 04:32:26 PM »
I always forget about this thread.

Watch the new Williamson College of Business Administration building being built on this live webcam:
http://webcam.ysu.edu/view/view.shtml
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« Reply #201 on: October 02, 2008, 04:51:37 PM »
Developer abandons student housing plan

http://www.vindy.com/news/2008/sep/26/developer-abandons-student-housing-plan/

Published:Friday, September 26, 2008

By David Skolnick

A local developer is interested in another housing project.

YOUNGSTOWN — A proposed $17 million, 109-unit housing facility, primarily for Youngstown State University students, on the city’s North Side is dead. Place Properties, a major national developer of student housing, has opted to scrap its plans for its proposed Park Place project.

More at http://www.vindy.com/news/2008/sep/26/developer-abandons-student-housing-plan/

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« Reply #202 on: December 05, 2008, 08:51:06 AM »
Council OKs loan for housing

http://www.vindy.com/news/2008/dec/05/council-oks-loan-for-housing/

Published:Friday, December 5, 2008

By David Skolnick

U.S. Campus Suites plans to build four student housing complexes.

YOUNGSTOWN — City council gave the go-ahead to a $2 million loan for a student housing complex near Youngstown State University.

The housing developer, U.S. Campus Suites, plans to spend $7.3 million to construct the building, with about 115 beds, on Elm Street near Youngstown State University. Construction is expected to start in April and take about a year to complete.

The company also plans to build three other student housing complexes nearby in the city’s Smoky Hollow area.

Overall, the Flats at Wick project will cost $26 million to $30 million and have about 450 beds, said Dominic Marchionda, the head of U.S. Campus Suites.


The plan is to permit the company to borrow the money at 0.25 percent interest for up to 18 months.
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« Reply #203 on: December 16, 2008, 02:06:13 PM »
A little out of order...

State Theatre razing on track, officials say

http://www.vindy.com/news/2008/nov/28/state-theatre-razing-on-track-officials-say/

By KATIE SEMINARA

YOUNGSTOWN — The final stages of the State Theatre demolition need to go slowly, but will still be completed on time, said development project manager Dave Kosec.

Crews are working to remove the bridge component and the rear of the theater, said Kosec at a Youngstown Central Area Community Improvement Corp. meeting recently.

The rear portion of the building is in close proximity to the Oakland Center for the Arts, thus making crews work at a reduced speed to assure no damage to surrounding structures, said Kosec.

Dec. 15 is the deadline for the demolition and remediation of the State, Armed Forces building and the Semple building, which are all part of the Tech Block project.


I've attached some renderings of what the Semple building will look like.

The goal is to get [the Kress and Wells] buildings to a condition where a private or public entity could take advantage of the space.


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« Reply #204 on: February 22, 2009, 09:25:12 AM »
Restoring Wick-Pollock

http://www.vindy.com/news/2009/feb/22/restoring-wick-pollock/

Published: Sunday, February 22, 2009

By Harold Gwin

Reopening the inn has long been a goal for YSU President David C. Sweet.

YOUNGSTOWN — The historic Wick-Pollock Inn has sat vacant for the last decade, and a study of its potential re-use shows it will cost close to $2 million to renovate and restore the mansion to its former grandeur.

The study, done by Faniro Architects of Youngstown, offered three possible scenarios for the project that include various levels of improvements to the mansion property as well, with total costs ranging between $3.9 million and $4.3 million.

It was presented recently to the Youngstown State University Board of Trustees, which has tentatively earmarked $3,950,000 for the job as part of the $47 million being borrowed to improve various campus facilities under the YSU master plan.

A tentative timetable shows the work beginning in the spring of 2010.

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« Reply #205 on: February 27, 2009, 08:46:25 AM »
YSU OKs deal for student housing

http://www.vindy.com/news/2009/feb/27/the-75m-first-phase-of-the-complex-should-be/

Published: Friday, February 27, 2009

By Harold Gwin

The $7.5M first phase of the complex should be open for the fall 2010 semester.

YOUNGSTOWN — US Campus Suites LLC will pay Youngstown State University $110,000 for the right to build a 115-bed student apartment building on the north side of campus.

The private developer is leasing six parcels totaling just under one acre from the university at the corner of Elm Street and the Madison Avenue Expressway West Service Road for the first phase of a proposed four-building complex that will eventually provide 450 beds in 216 apartments. It will be called The Flats at Wick.

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Re: Youngstown-Warren: Random Development News & Info
« Reply #206 on: February 28, 2009, 10:04:03 AM »
Blog article about the new Newport (south side) library with some pictures:
http://shoutyoungstown.blogspot.com/2009/02/big-box-store-deconstructed-and.html

Sorry I neglected to keep this site updated.  As I've written previously, I often forget about this thread.

Here is an article from the Vindy:
http://www.vindy.com/news/2009/feb/21/new-library-branch-dedicated/

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Re: Youngstown-Warren: Random Development News & Info
« Reply #207 on: March 21, 2009, 11:24:00 AM »
Lower construction costs give Wick Pollock project green light

http://www.vindy.com/news/2009/mar/21/lower-construction-costs-give-wick-pollock-project/

Published: Saturday, March 21, 2009

By Harold Gwin

Some YSU trustees thought a different project should have moved up the list.

YOUNGSTOWN — The construction industry is hungry for work in this period of economic hard times, and that’s good news for Youngstown State University. University officials say it means the university can get more construction projects done for less money, because contractors are paring their bids to the bone in an effort to keep their people working.

More at http://www.vindy.com/news/2009/mar/21/lower-construction-costs-give-wick-pollock-project/
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Re: Youngstown-Warren: Random Development News & Info
« Reply #208 on: March 21, 2009, 11:35:16 AM »
Wonderful news about the Wick Pollock!

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Re: Youngstown-Warren: Random Development News & Info
« Reply #209 on: May 20, 2009, 06:44:02 PM »
There has been some visible progress on 2 downtown projects over the last couple weeks.

The Semple Building, part of the Business Incubator:


A new place called The Lemon Grove Cafe and Lounge. (http://www.lemongrovecafe.com/)

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