Wednesday, May 18, 2005

 

Calhoun St. Development Progressing

So... McDonald's is closed and torn down. Acropolis and Inn the Wood have given up the fight, and will shut down in June. Primetime and the garage at the corner of Vine and Calhoun will come down starting May 23rd. They'll finally making the final touches on the block. When this is all complete the south side of campus is going to be a very attractive place to live not only for students, but for faculty and hospital workers. Add to that the regional wifi plan they are talking about and you could have one very young and progressive area in Cincinnati.

There is discussion around some new retail and restaurants, but nothing is confirmed, sounds like CB Richard Ellis is now in charge of the retail mix, and with that hopefully we'll have some confirmed retailers soon!

Comments:
I attended the CUF community council back in April, and some of the businesses they have is Salsarita?, UPS Store, 5/3, Barnes & Nobles, and a Panera Bread.
 
If you know that Acropolis and Inn the Wood gave up the fight, do you know if they were treated properly?
 
I don't know what buy-out that Acropolis and Inn the Wood got. I would suspect a pretty penny, but I don't think they were looking for a big payday, so no matter what they recieved, I would guess they are still not happy. It is sad to see them go, but I think the area will be the better for it. I wish they could have found a way to keep them both in the neighborhood.
 
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