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    Posted: Mar 08 2012 at 6:53am

Cities focus on downtown revivals
Hamilton, Middletown see projects as catalyst for more activities.
By Chelsey Levingston, Staff Writer
9:30 PM Wednesday, March 7, 2012
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    Middletown has deals in hand for Cincinnati State to open a branch campus in the fall, plans to develop downtown housing and a new restaurant on Central Avenue on the way. Downtown Middletown is actively pursuing Main Street status, which would help with name recognition and in securing funding, Kay said.
   
Pendleton Art Center
, art studios, opened last year.
    “It’s going to happen whether we like it or not. The explosion in
Middletown. You’ve got one exit up from Middletown, you’ve got developments, you’ve got big swath of shopping malls, you got residential properties. One exit down, same thing. Middletown’s kind of that last little stop on I-75 for things to really explode and developers are starting to see that and they’re starting to see the fact that properties are very inexpensive right now in Middletown
. We need to be prepared for that,” Kay said.
    City Manager Judy Gilleland said she thinks there’s a future for the city in having an educational environment downtown.
    “We’ve certainly been down in the trenches for a few years now. I would like to think we’re able to poke our heads up and see a few successes at this point. There’s nothing easy about working against the economy, so we certainly have our work cut out for us in the future,” Gilleland said.
    Jay Moorman owns BeauVerre Riordan Stained Glass Studios. The oldest continually operating stained glass studio in the
U.S., it has been a staple on Central Avenue
going on nine years. For six of those years, it was alone, Moorman said.
    “It was a scary time,” he said.
    He was part of a group that looked to form a
Main Street organization and first approached Pendleton about opening the art center, now caddy-corner from BeauVerre. News of Cincinnati State
and the opening of Pendleton was a tipping point, Moorman said.
    He said he never thought five years ago, things would be where they are now.
    “People want to get involved in downtown and care,” he said. “I couldn’t be more encouraged.”
   

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote acclaro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar 08 2012 at 7:41am
Downtown an explosion? Hyperbole, a hoax, a dream. Last exit standing so that drives explosive growth? Give me a break. An explosion?

The only thing exploding downtown is hyper inflated ego's and the numbers of FOR LEASE signs springing up. You better watch out, you better not pout, you better not cry, and I'm telling you why:

Cincinnaiti State someday, somehow, with one class, is coming to town---in about 5 years.
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acclaro
You are a goof, an arm chair quarterback that doesn't know what you are talking about.
Are you and V Moon married?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote acclaro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar 08 2012 at 8:38am
M29,you are a Kool-aid drinker, a downtown/ city spin doctor, that carries the city water for 0% loans from  city hall, and a dance at PAC with one of the Mulligan's.

Last exit standing- why? Because Middletown is avoided by everyone including Cin State. The deal is a hoax. This is version 4.0 of downtown restoration. Recall V.2.0, the Mall with the roof, upscale, a destination? Failure, gone. C State will have a recruiting office for its Cincinnati campus only.

 

No one is buying the pontification of the revival of downtown. Its sole purpose is to stabilize Main Street. Construction? The only construction will be putting up Cin State banners on poles downtown and having a recruiting office for the main Cincinnati campus.

Levity with coffee, thanks M29, what a start to the day.

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Then produce the numbers and prove me wrong…

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Bill Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar 08 2012 at 9:30am
The only reason for the talk, legislation and "activity" downtown is that you cannot get federal $$ to play around with the i-75 east end area.  You can only do it in an urban "core" poverty area.
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Bill...excellent pt.
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“Mulligan said he ... doesn’t believe they necessarily make the return on investment necessary to keep funding them.” …The Middletown Journal, January 30, 2012
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