Category Archives: Columbus

Temperance Row Brewing Opens in Uptown Westerville

As many locals know, Westerville was ground zero of the temperance movement in the early 1900s. Ironically, Toni Cabilovsky named the new Westerville Uptown Deli and Brew at 41 N State Street Westerville, with the brewery named Temperance Row Brewing. Toni also brought brewmaster Scott Francis into the project to run the brewery . Francis…

New Whole Foods for Burbank in 241 Unit Mixed Use Apartment Complex

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It took developer Michael Cusumano two years to get this through Burbank’s planning commission and city council, and despite the objections of Burbank’s mayor, the project finally got approved. Residents complained as always that the project will jack up traffic flow. The developer will have to drop $250,000 to go toward ‘traffic calming’ measures and…

Easton Gateway Getting BJ’s Brewhouse, Melt Bar and Grilled and Pies and Pints

The 54 acre Easton Gateway is getting 13 new net leased retail and restaurant tenants in addition to bog box tenant Field and Stream, REI and Saks off Fifth . Huntington Beach based, polished casual restaurant BJ’s Brewhouse will be opening their third Central Ohio location. Cleveland based Melt Bar and Grill will be opening…

Uptown Westerville to Submit Three Stage Parking Plan to City Council

Westerville City staff made their third and final presentation on September 30th to the community concerning reorganizing the retail and restaurant, Westerville Uptown District’s parking before talking it to city council for final approval. The plan identified short medium and long term improvements such as short term solutions such increased signage, additional spots in front…

Jerome Township Near Dublin to Get New Retail Center

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The Columbus and Central Ohio metro has been relatively quiet in recent years concerning large scale suburban retail developments, but that’s going to change a bit with the Simon Tangers Outlet retail Mall at I-71 and route 36 in Delaware County, Bridge Street Corridor in Dublin and now this 400,000 square foot net leased retail…

Johnny Rockets at the Local Drive-In?

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This is an interesting nostalgic concept that I read about on Daily Finance and Business Week. And anyone who knows me is quite aware that I’m into 50s and 60s collector cars and old music and old everything since I’m old.  So of course I would notice this. The first drive-in theaters appeared around 80…

New Columbus Ohio Retail Restaurant Listing

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Class A building built in 2004. End cap, triple net retail / restaurant space of 1,441 RSF. 40 parking spaces.  Potential of patio on north side in addition to the existing one in the front of the building. Co tenants are Chase Bank and Peet’s Coffee. Located in the heart of gentrifying Clintonville, an inner…

Columbus Ranked 8th for Economic Growth

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis ranked Columbus, Ohio eighth for economic growth according to new data that takes a fresh look at economic output generated by individual U.S. metro areas. Columbus came in at nearly double the national average of 1.7 percent with 3.2 percent GDP growth since 2012 “The metros where economic output…

Developers Of North Gate Centre Offer $19 million for new I-71 interchange

As many already know, there are two huge commercial real estate projects in the planning stages for the I-71 and Route 36/37 areas. First, is North Gate Centre, a collaboration between developers Pat Shivley and James Klingbeil, which would flank I-71 on both sides south of Route 36/37.  When built out it would be roughly…

Mixed Use Development Proposal for Clintonville Olympic Swim Club Site

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No, it’s not a proposal for Columbus to host the 20xx Olympics, but it is a large 152 unit mixed use development with ground floor mixed use retail and possibly office with three floors of multiunit residential on top in Clintonville to be named the Olympic.  And finally something a little different in architecture for…

Proposed Ohio General Hospital at Polaris

According to Carrie Ghose with Columbus Business First, Adeptus Health of Dallas Texas is expanding into Central Ohio with a proposed three story 24 bed (expandable to 48) on a 5 .5 acre parcel.  The parcel at the corner of I-71 and Gemini Place in the Polaris Fashion Mall area  is currently owned by McGraw…

Polaris Area Restaurants Booming

There’s lots new cooking up around Polaris between new openings and under construction projects of polished casual and fast casual restaurants. Latest two to have opened are the Roosters at 1041 Gemini Place and  Matt the Miller’s Tavern at 1436 Gemini Place.   The polished casual bar and grill is not at now at four locations,…

Columbus – Byers Chevrolet Retail Property Sold to NRI

The announcement came yesterday that Nationwide Realty bought the eight acre Byers Chevrolet property on W Broad Street, just west of Downtown Columbus on the Scioto Peninsula . Byers plans to be open in Grove City by November 15th according to Byers VP, George Kauffman.  Byers Automotive employs around 120 employees. Redevelopment plans have not been…

Retail and Restaurant Tenant Credit Ratings

This one is for my triple net retail investors. Net leased retail buyers desiring leverage know that national credit retailers’ credit ratings with S&P and Moody’s are hugely important for getting a loan at decent rates and terms or even getting the loan at all. Investment grade credit is S&P BBB or above. Once in…

Dublin, Ohio Arthritis Foundation Charity Car Show

For the 32nd annual show there was a record turnout last weekend with around 1,400 cars present, including me of course.   The perfect weather with no rain and moderate temperatures surely helped. As I’ve written about here many times, Dublin, Ohio has some big plans ahead for the revitalization of Dublin Granville Road from Sawmill…

Ohio State University South Campus Gateway Expansion.

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Ohio State University plans to start the rezoning process for the Campus Partners for Community Urban Redevelopment properties on 7 acres immediately south of the existing South Campus Gateway.  This will be mixed use including ground floor retail with office space and residential above. The rezoning process will begin next month and is expected to be…

Retail parcel zoned for retail/restaurant needed in southern Delaware County, Ohio

Triple net retail leased restaurant client needs 3/4 acre up to 2 acres for fast casual restaurant use on route 23 in southern Delaware County (Columbus north) from approximately Orange Road up to Sandusky Street.   Zoning needs to already be commercial/retail.  Out parcels in front of Menard’s or Kroger’s preferred.  Build to suit opportunity, fine….

Panera Opens Dedicated Facility for Catering on Bethel Road in Northwest Columbus

Panera has repurposed their old Columbus area offices on Bethel Road into a centralized catering facility employing 40.  Based in Warren, Covelli Enterprises’  Panera Bread franchisee has been a hugely successful Columbus area net leased fast casual restaurant with 23 area locations. The Columbus area Panera catering business has grown to 10% of their revenue…

Land zoned for Retail / Restaurant Use Needed in Marysville, Ohio

Local restaurant client needs 3/4 acre up to 2 acres for fast casual restaurant use off of one of the route 33 exits in Marysville, Delaware, Main or Maple.  Zoning needs to already be commercial/retail. Columbus area commercial broker / agent /principal with product that meets above requirement, call me, Scott Harris at 614-905-6614 or…

Columbus Ohio 2014 Festival Schedule

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If there’s thing that we really do well in Columbus Ohio, it’s the festivals that run from spring to mid autumn. At the link, thanks to Columbus Underground and specifically Anne Evans, is a complete, well researched directory to all of the events. I’ll link directly to some of them, but for the full list,…