Business

COhatch’s The Pub Opens This Month With The Side Street Festival

18 Apr , 2019  

It’s COhatch’s most innovative location to date, and it’s opening at Polaris Fashion Place later this month.

It’s called The Pub. As noted in the Instagram post below,the location is unique in providing both office space for daytime use and social/gathering space for the evening hours.

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Business, Life in Delaware County

It’s A Community Expo!

17 Apr , 2019  

The 2019 Community Expo and Job Fair arrives in Sunbury later this month, with lots to see and experience. For job seekers, this includes an opportunity to meet employers in the area who are looking for employees. More…

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Business, Sunbury

The Sunbury News Announces End Of Print Publication

3 Apr , 2019  

Closures, mergers, and downsizing continue in the beleaguered media industry. This week has already seen the layoff of an entire third of the unionized staff at the Plain Dealer in Cleveland.

Now, that reality has hit closer to home.

On Monday, an announcement appeared on the website of The Sunbury News alerting readers that the March 30 newspaper was the final print edition that would be produced. More…

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Business, Life in Delaware County

SourcePoint Receives New Delivery Van Donation For Meals On Wheels

1 Apr , 2019  

SourcePoint recently received a gift from Greif, a leading global industrial packaging manufacturer based in Delaware, for the purchase of a new delivery van for SourcePoint’s Meals on Wheels program. Each year, SourcePoint delivers more than a quarter-million meals to local seniors. The new van replaces a 2005 vehicle with more than 107,000 miles and several mechanical issues. More…

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Business

Art Van Opens On Gemini Place With Celebrity Guests

31 Mar , 2019  

The collection of furniture stores in the Polaris area has grown again.

The new addition is a two story, 70,000 square foot Art Van showroom which opened on Saturday at 1551 Gemini Place. More…

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Business

Company Expands In Delaware County; Targets 40 New Jobs

28 Mar , 2019  

ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. (ATS), an industry-leading automation solutions provider, has announced plans to combine its two facilities in the Columbus Region and expand its operations at a new 25 acre site in Lewis Center, targeting the creation of at least 40 new jobs. Hiring for management, engineering, technical, production and administrative positions is expected to begin in Q1 2020. More…

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Business

Dispatch: The Court Case Goes On; The Development Goes Nowhere

25 Mar , 2019  

It’s been a bit since we had Planet Oasis/Arcadia news to share.

The Columbus Dispatch reported on Sunday that the action is now squarely in the Delaware County Court of Common Please, as all parties have now been served and the parties’ respective positions have been delineated in pleadings. Claims remain on both “sides” of the issue. More…

Business, Delaware

Delaware Council To Consider CRA For Downtown Building Investment

25 Mar , 2019  

On Tuesday evening, Delaware City Council will consider approval of a Community Reinvestment Area (CRA) agreement that would see a tax abatement to facilitate a $850,000 investment in a historic downtown building.

In specific, SELO BELNO LLC, which owns and operates the Son of Thurman restaurant at 5 North Sandusky Street, is looking to invest that sum to being commercial leased office space to the second and third floors of that structure. Those offices would include a new home for the restaurant’s offices as well. More…

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Business

Business First Profiles Kroger Distribution Center Expansion In Delaware

17 Mar , 2019  

This past week, Columbus Business First took a look at the future of robotics in Central Ohio with a look at a planned expansion in Delaware County.

In particular, the article looks at a 133,000 square feet expansion of the Kroger Great Lakes Distribution Center, which would bring the facility close to 900,000 square feet in total size. It can be read here.

The center is located at 2000 Nutter Farms Lane.

Business, Life in Delaware County

New I71 Interchange May Be Coming, Even Without Planet Oasis

15 Mar , 2019  

Columbus Business First reported on Monday about a possible massive residential development in the general area of the Tanger Outlet Mall.

That development, in turn, could spur ODOT to move forward with the planned new intersection of I71 and an extended Sunbury Parkway. Yet another new interchange has been discussed at or near Big Walnut Parkway and mile marker 124. More…

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Business, Life in Delaware County

Local Unemployment Numbers Rise Slightly, And In Typical Fashion

12 Mar , 2019  

It’s a common occurrence. After the rush of a holiday season, post-season employment declines and unemployment rates rise.

That’s exactly what has happened across Ohio this year, and also the case for Delaware County and the surrounding area.

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services released the January 2019 employment numbers this week, and reported that Ohio’s unemployment rate was 4.7 percent in January, up from a revised 4.6 percent in December. More…

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Business

Charlotte Russe Announces Closure Of All Stores, Including Polaris

9 Mar , 2019  

Another retailer has decided to shutter its doors in the face of online and other competition.

Charlotte Russe, the women’s clothing retailer currently in bankruptcy, made the decision after failing to find a buyer. Over 400 stores are impacted. More…

Business, Polaris Area

The Daily Growler Is Open At Polaris: See Photos

27 Feb , 2019  

As we posted earlier this month, The Daily Growler’s opening at Polaris Fashion Place took place on Saturday, February 23.

Our story, which has details on the new enterprise and how it fits with the ongoing transformation of Polaris, can be read here: More…

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Business

Ricart Enters Sunbury Market; Reportedly May Be Looking To Expand There

22 Feb , 2019  

The Columbus Dispatch reported this week that the well-known Ricart Automotive, a new and used car powerhouse in central Ohio for decades, is getting into the motorcycle business through the purchase of the region’s oldest Harley-Davidson dealer, A.D. Farrow. Founded in the second decade of the twentieth century, this is the country’s oldest Harley dealership. More…

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Business

Discrimination Action Filed Against American Freight

16 Feb , 2019  

An action has been filed against a Delaware-based chain related to alleged hiring discrimination. The following press release was shared by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

American Freight Management Company, LLC d/b/a American Freight Furniture and Mattress, violated federal anti-discrimination laws by engaging in systemic discrimination against female applicants, according to a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) this week. The lawsuit charges that American Freight refused to hire or even consider a class of female applicants for employment because of their sex. More…

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