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City Of Columbus, Ohio

Sun Nov 07, 2004 11:36 am

Have you been to Columbus, Ohio "Cowtown"?

What do you know about the Short North? Arena District? German Village? Easton? Polaris?

Tell me what you think of Columbus, Ohio? Thanks.

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RE: City Of Columbus, Ohio

Sun Nov 07, 2004 11:40 am

Columbus is nice enough. I hung around Easton alot. They did a nice job. Don't forget to visit Victoria's Secret flagship store. I spend a few minutes in there but I couldn't find anyone that fit...

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RE: City Of Columbus, Ohio

Sun Nov 07, 2004 11:59 am

I've been to Columbus a few times and I was really impressed with the city. One of the best things about the city is its neighborhoods and how varied they can be which makes up the city's diversity.
Short North: the city's arts district just north of Downtown and OSU on High St. (hence the name). Lots of art galleries.
Arena District: I'm not too familiar with this part of town, didn't seem like there was much there besides the area at the time, looked like they were still fixing things up.
German Village: cool place, can't remember the name of the place but there was this restaraunt that has some awesome bratwurst (and it's known for the creampuffs)...someone out there probably knows.
Easton - really nice place to shop. Nice stores and neat atmosphere as a pedestrian mall. Nice Barnes & Noble there, too.
Polaris - huge mall mostly made up of really expensive foo-foo stuff. I couldn't afford the stuff there for the most part.
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RE: City Of Columbus, Ohio

Sun Nov 07, 2004 1:00 pm

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RE: City Of Columbus, Ohio

Sun Nov 07, 2004 1:34 pm

German Village is a wonderful neighborhood. When visiting Columbus I love to stay there. It's just a short walk north to the core of downtown. I'll park my car at the hotel in the Village and never use it again until I'm checking out to go home. The brick streets, buildings, beautiful park, it's a beautiful neighborhood.

And the restaurant BH346 is referring to is Schmidt's, built in 1886, and on the historic register. They have an awesome all-you-can-eat buffet daily for both lunch and dinner, full of German food - great wursts, all the stuff you can imagine. The desserts are tremendous, too, the cream puffs huge. It is THE PLACE to eat at if you're in the Village.
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RE: City Of Columbus, Ohio

Sun Nov 07, 2004 2:22 pm

Columbus is the closest major city to where I live.

I've been to Easton twice...a little too "overdone" for what it's worth, but still a decent mall. Really didn't like having to go outside when it was freezing out (I went in December 2002) to go from shop to shop. I also went to the Convention Center for the Airliners Show last summer & it was pretty nice.

Other than that, COSI & CMH are the only two places I go to in Columbus- don't get there at all anymore. I've got two cousins that live there, but I'm not sure where. Overall, it's a nice city, IMO.

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RE: City Of Columbus, Ohio

Sun Nov 07, 2004 2:29 pm

Been their a few times and I enjoyed it. I think its now the biggest city in Ohio. The people are great and OSU's got a great campus.

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RE: City Of Columbus, Ohio

Sun Nov 07, 2004 10:19 pm

Living in CLE and working through out the state of Ohio, CMH is one of my favorite places to spend a week once a month. The city is large enough to be a big city and still small enough to get around easily. The suburbs though make it special, like Easton and the Dublin areas.
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RE: City Of Columbus, Ohio

Mon Nov 08, 2004 12:07 am

I live here in Columbus and overall I think it's a pretty decent city. The freeway system makes everything fairly convenient; I can get from the northeast side (Gahanna) all the way to OSU campus in under 15 minutes thanks to the 670 and the new OSU hospital exit off 315. The public transportation system (COTA) is half-assed at best because people in Columbus drive.

As already mentioned, there are some fancy malls here : Easton, Polaris, Tuttle, City Center, etc. There are plenty of trade shows and conventions to go to at Vets Memorial, the Convention Center, and the Expo center. The State Fair is also worth visiting.

CMH is a convenient airport to fly from, and has some good spotting with rare security hassles.




 
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RE: City Of Columbus, Ohio

Mon Nov 08, 2004 1:31 am

Portcolumbus -

I used to love to park and spot just off Hamilton Road by the end of 28L, but I've noticed that it seems to be closed off now.

Where around there do you go to spot? Anyplace as nice as that used to be?
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RE: City Of Columbus, Ohio

Mon Nov 08, 2004 3:18 am

The official viewing area is on Hamilton Rd., just south of the 28L threshold. Parking by the approach lights is a no-no now, but the official area is still quite good for 28L viewing, though not as close.


For the golfers out there, the Airport Golf Course is across the street from runway 28L/10R at CMH. The MASLR lights are right off the fairway on the 4th hole.

Bolton Field in southwest Columbus also has a golf course next to it, same goes for Rickenbacker.

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RE: City Of Columbus, Ohio

Mon Nov 08, 2004 6:16 am

Today I went to Art of Museum on Broad St. Nice museum.

Downtown Columbus several good theatres for plays of any kind.

Nationwide -- company headquarters is located downtown Columbus.

Wendy's - company headquarters is located in Dublin area.

Don't forget about Columbus Zoo, Wyndot Lake, Grandview area, Scioto Downs, Beluah Park, Park of Roses, Bexley area (where Governor Taft resides)...

Sports - Columbus Clippers (minor league baseball under the Yankees), Columbus Blue Jackets (hockey), Columbus Crews (soccer), OSU Buckeyes...
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RE: City Of Columbus, Ohio

Mon Nov 08, 2004 8:59 am

i moved from germany to columbus one month ago. until now it has been a very nice experience. it was easy to get settled. i live in clintonville, pretty close to high street and its a nice neighborhood. lots of good restaurants and some nightlife going on. high street around the OSU campus is a pretty liberal place. i visited the columbus symphonic and was impressed. so far, i really love it.

as for easton, i thought it was a bit "artificial", but nice shopping alternatives. its a shame that downtown is as dead as it is, but i think this is a disease many american cities suffer from. as a european, its somewhat hard to adapt to the mall-culture but i do my best.

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RE: City Of Columbus, Ohio

Mon Nov 08, 2004 9:10 am

Glad you like Columbus so far Rabenschlag. Easton is yuppieville, I'm sure that's exactly the customer base Wexner wants in his ritzy mall.


I think Coleman's done a decent job trying to jumpstart downtown. With the arena district, the new COSI, and the large condo complexes going up, downtown is pretty nice. Any further word on whether the Clippers will get a riverfront stadium or not?
 
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RE: City Of Columbus, Ohio

Wed Nov 10, 2004 2:16 pm

as for easton, i thought it was a bit "artificial", but nice shopping alternatives. its a shame that downtown is as dead as it is, but i think this is a disease many american cities suffer from. as a european, its somewhat hard to adapt to the mall-culture but i do my best.

Great attitude and good post.  Smile When I moved home from Europe I kept looking for trams and kiosks and instead I got 7-11s and huge shopping plazas.
The sad part is that for American cities Columbus has a good downtown. Most cities are much worse off than Columbus. One only needs to look up or down I-71 to see two big ones that have downtown areas that are almost dead.

Columbus is a cool town for being in the midwest. It has a fairly humble and educated population, and is large enough to have everything but small enough to lack congestion and some of the other things that come with its size. BTW the humble comment is thrown out to separate it from Ann Arbor, Madison, and others....
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