It’s no secret the Columbus-area real estate market has been on a tear. As a result, the Franklin County tax man raked in a record 2.33 Billion in property taxes for 2016. To the dismay of property owners that number is sure to climb after the recent record property reassessments.
Yet, not everyone pays their “fair share” and those individuals are immortalized in the annual publication of the county tax delinquents, available here and searchable by name. Publication of the list is mandated by state law.
“When someone sees their name on the list and didn’t expect it to be there, it can be embarrassing, said Dave O’Neil, County Auditor spokesperson. “We’re not trying to embarrass anyone, we just want fair compliance.”
This year the list carries 12,152 properties and $24.07 million in unpaid property taxes. Surprisingly, this amounts to only 1% of the total taxes collected. According to O’Neil, that 1% is pretty low compared to other counties due to Central Ohio weathering the Great recession as well as it did.
While appearing on the list can be embarrassing, it is effective. Last year, delinquents coughed up nearly $8 million of the $22 owed in just one month after the list went public.
BBQ got its deep hooks into me when I had a business in Austin, TX – you know, the home of dry rub, beef and sausage. I’ve indulged on pulled pork in NC topped with slaw and drenched in vinegar sauce and the savory of Memphis-style ribs to the sweetness of Kansas City. Columbus has its own mix of styles, like so many other cuisines that find a home in our midwest oasis.
The Brewery district could be the site of a massive new construction project according to a report from ABC6.
During a meeting of The Brewery District Commission this week, North Carolina builder Zimmer Development Company and architectural firm NBBJ proposed a 30-story building complex to be developed on a 17-acre plot of land on West Whittier Street. The land is situated near Scioto Audubon Metro Park on the Whittier Peninsula.
According to the plan outlined by the developers, construction of the project would be broken up into three phases to be completed over 10-15 years. When complete, the complex would include over 370 apartments, 79-thousand square feet of office space, retail and restaurant space, outdoor patios, and a nearly 600-car garage.
Aside from the construction process itself, the proposed project will need to overcome a few hurdles in order to move forward. The proposed site of the building is currently owned by the company CSX, and also happens to reside on a flood plain.
UPDATE: Goodale Station officially opened on Thursday, Oct. 17. on the 12th floor of the Canopy by Hilton Columbus Downtown Hotel at 77 E. Nationwide Blvd.
The sprawling new concept features indoor and outdoor seating for up to 200 guests, and is open daily for dinner and drinks at 4:00 pm.
"Our menus are driven by the local bounty of Ohio and the Midwest to produce creative New American Cuisine,” Goodale Station Executive Chef Tripp Maudlin said in a statement. “Working with local farmers and artisans allows for the inspiration and creativity in the kitchen.”
Signature items for Goodale Station include Oysters, Pork Belly, Scallops and Ohio Wagyu New York Strip. The cocktail menu features classic and unique offerings such as "The Loose Cannon" (Rittenhouse rye whiskey, Plantation pineapple rum, banana and Elemakule Tiki Bitters) and "The Fancy Nancy" (Watershed chamomile vodka, Lillet Blanc, lemon juice, yuzu and St. Germain) and includes “Multiples” that serve 3-6 drinks per decanter.
Can't wait to experience everything this new rooftop destination has to offer? Check out this gallery to see what wonders await at Goodale Station!
Short North's newest place to eat, stay, and play will open tomorrow. The 13-story, $50 million, 167-room Canopy by Hilton will hold its grand opening on July 30 at 77 E. Nationwide Blvd, featuring two dining options and a rooftop lounge.
Central Market House restaurant on the ground floor will act as the hotel's main food provider with breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The menu will feature a flexitarian (semi-vegetarian) menu of local and healthy options.
A dedicated elevator will take guests to Goodale Station, which offers stunning views of Downtown Columbus, the Short North, and Goodale Park. Goodale Station will feature a Southern-inspired menu for dinner and small plates along with craft cocktails open each day at 4:00 PM.
The Central Market House is named after Central Market which served as the central economic center of Columbus from 1850 until 1966, while Goodale Station pays tribute to Dr. Lincoln Goodale, one of Columbus’ founding fathers.
Other features of the Canopy hotel include:
Three deluxe and flexible meeting spaces offering a total of 1,850 square feet of space
Transfer Lounge with lockers and private showers for guests who arrive early
The Retreat, for guests seeking a quiet space
Complimentary Canopy Bikes which guests can use to explore the Short North
Rooftop state of the art fitness center
The Columbus location is one of only six other Canopy hotel in the United States.
What has been dubbed "the largest indoor entertainment center in the United States" is opening in Tuttle Mall today.
Scene75 Entertainment has transformed a former Macy's into a two-story, 227,000-square-foot playground for adults and kids alike.
Customers can enjoy an indoor roller coaster, indoor go-karts, a two-story laser tag arena, more than 200 arcade games, a 36-foot tall drop tower, motion simulators, batting cages, an inflatapark, blacklight miniature golf, bumper cars, escape rooms, karaoke, archery tag, and more according to 10TV.
In addition to the attractions, those patrons 21 years of age and older can enjoy a full service, magic-themed bar. Scene75 will also offer food at Illusions Restaurant & Bar.
This giant fun factory will feature nine private party rooms and an events space with a capacity of 500 people.
Scene75 has locations in Dayton, Cincinnati, and Cleveland.
Scene75 is located at 5033 Tuttle Crossing Blvd, Dublin and is open Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday from 11am- 10pm, Friday from 11am- 1am and Saturday 10am- 1am Monday and Tuesday they will be closed for private events.