Category Archives: Ohio

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…

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,…

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…

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,…

Another Cincinnati Restaurant Favorite to Open in Columbus

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The Columbus net leased restaurant market is getting another out of town addition, and again it’s from Cincinnati. Brian Ellis, president of Nationwide Realty Investors Ltd announced that Cincinnati restaurateur, Nada is taking the 6,000 plus square foot space at the new Columbus Gas of Ohio building at 240 Nationwide Blvd. Nada will be the…

How about a grilled cheese and tomato soup?

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Central Ohio newcomer Tom & Chee with what’s being called “the ultimate grilled cheese experience” is planning up to ten fast casual type restaurants in Central Ohio with two opening this year. Tom & Chee has received national attention for primarily one specialty: the grilled cheese donut. It’s cheddar cheese melted between a glazed donut….

Construction Well Underway for the Worthington Road Extension

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Work began a couple of months ago on the Worthington Road extension that will run from Polaris Parkway at the top of the photo south to County Line Road at the bottom of the photo. Design of the $6.3 million project began in 2012 with completion expected by November of this year. Utilities and sewer…

Columbus Ohio – Rust Belt Becomes Recovery Belt

Steve Steinour who coined the term ‘recovery belt’ after arriving in Columbus five years ago to head up then struggling Huntington Bancshares.  I think he’s been thoroughly impressed with the breadth and depth of not only Columbus and Central Ohio’s recovery , but Ohio as a whole. “We had our challenges, to be sure –…

March 2014 – Commercial Construction Update for Columbus and Central Ohio

I’ll link shortly to Walker Evans at Columbus Underground for his summary of the current progress of Columbus commercial real estate for sale and lease. True, the weather has had huge effect on many of these projects, but now that hopefully it’s getting warmer, there will be much progress in the coming months.  We sure…

Proposal for High End Single Family Homes for Northwest Columbus’ Riviera Golf Club

Developer Charlie Ruma with Davidson Phillips Inc. proposed zoning changes to Dublin’s Riviera Golf Club.  The developer wants the golf club rezoned to single family housing was met with fierce opposition from NIMBYS last Thursday night at the Dublin Planning Commission meeting. Backed by a rather loud group of 150 from a group named Friends…

Greater Columbus Convention Center to Get Facelift

One big weakness in Columbus that hasn’t been addressed yet is the dowdy convention center.   And here we are trying to attract the 2016 GOP National Convention or even the DNC?  With what? Cleveland just completed a half billion dollar new convention center.  Indianapolis just invested $275 million in theirs.  Nashville just opened their $600…

Westerville Planning Commission Turns One Down

On February 26th , the Westerville Planning Commission voted down by  4 – 2 a proposal from Romanelli and Hughes for rezoning a 23.6 acre parcel at 645 and 655 N State from Rural Residential to Planned Neighborhood District. The project was going to be a mixed multifamily and single family development of a 141…