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Ready to walk? Parking plan for new downtown Crew stadium

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How far are you willing to walk to support Crew SC on their new pitch?

City and Crew officials are expecting most soccer fans to park their cars at existing lots in the Arena District and walk to the new stadium proposed for a 33-acre lot west of Huntington Park on the north side of Nationwide Boulevard.

This Week News calculated the distance to be anywhere from 15-20 minutes on foot.

The idea for the plaza is to promote pedestrian and bike traffic, rather than vehicular—officials don’t even plan on building additional roads or highway ramps to feed into the new stadium. However, current plans call for one parking garage west of the stadium.

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It is estimated that there are 12,200 parking spaces within a 15-minute walk of the new stadium site. The new stadium will have 20,000 seats.

Crew owners are working with the city, the National Hockey League, and Minor League Baseball to minimize schedule conflicts so that traffic and parking congestion can be avoided, reports This Week News.

Columbus committed to $50 million as part of the plan to keep Major League Soccer in Columbus. About $20 million of that is for infrastructure around the new stadium and proposed development while the other $30 will be dedicated to a new community sports park that would include Mapfre Stadium.

This soccer complex is expected to anchor the Confluence Village development which would have 885 residential units and 270,000 square feet of commercial and office space for up to 1,300 employees. Work is expected to begin in early 2020.

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“Celebrating Chris Bradley,” 10TV to air special tonight

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“We really miss Chris being a part of our lives.” 

From his husband and children, to his church, to 10TV, to people all across central Ohio, Chris Bradley was a beloved member of so many families. While he may be gone from this earth, the memories of Chris and his life of love, compassion, selflessness, and community will continued to be shared.

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See what’s ahead for Chris’s family and legacy on 10TV’s “Celebrating Chris Bradley,” tonight at 5:00 PM.

Celebrating Chirs Bradley and his legacy

"We really miss Chris being a part of our lives." Chris Bradley was a part of 10TV's family and families across central Ohio. Now, see what's ahead for his family and legacy — Monday at 5 p.m. on 10TV.

Posted by 10TV – WBNS on Sunday, July 21, 2019
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You might recognize new pop-up in the Short North

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Sprint, jump, jog to the Short North for day 1 of Lululemon’s yearlong pop-up. The popular athletic apparel company is now open at 640 N. High St.

Depending on the success of the pop-up, Lululemon could be a permanent installation on High Street.

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You could personally welcome Lululemon to the neighborhood by attending the grand opening event this Sunday, July 21 which will feature an outdoor yoga session.

This is Lululemon’s second stint in Short North with the first having been from 2008-2010 before the Easton and Polaris stores opened.

Lululemon Short North will be open from 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM Monday through Saturday and 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM on Sundays.

For more information, click here.

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No butts about it, Ohio raises smoking age to 21

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In a move that nicotine-addicted members of Gen-Z are sure to find totally “un-lit,” state lawmakers have raised the legal age for tobacco sales to 21.

The bill, which passed as part of the new state budget, would have included a provision exempting people who turn 18 before October 1 from the new restrictions—but Governor Mike Dewine vetoed that portion of the law.

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Products such as cigarettes, rolling papers, vaping products and chewing tobacco are now only available for legal sale to those 21 and up.

Sorry, kids. You’ll just have to wait a few more years to start wasting money on products that damage your health in countless ways!

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