Business

Payless Shoesource Closing All Remaining Stores

16 Feb , 2019  

It was announced on Friday from many sources that Payless Shoesource is closing all remaining retail locations, a decision which impacts over 2,000 stores — including the location in Lewis Center.

The company will be holding liquidation sales starting on Sunday in most locations, and all operations are set to be finished by May. The online, e-commerce version of Payless will be shuttered as well. More…

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Business

Elevate Westerville Opening In May

11 Feb , 2019  

The rapidly growing trend in co-working space will again hit Delaware County this year.

1808Delaware has shared news of new COhatch locations at Polaris Fashion Place on in downtown Delaware. Now the chain known as Elevate Office will join that mix.

Elevate Westerville will open this May at the corner of Altair Parkway and Meridian Way, immediately across the street from the Renaissance Marriott Hotel. The project represents an $8.2 million investment that will centrally locate upwards of 150 small businesses and entrepreneurs. More…

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Business

Craft Beer Lovers Rejoice: The Daily Growler Opening At Polaris

10 Feb , 2019  

On February 23, The Daily Growler‘s newest location opens at Polaris Fashion Place. Festivities take place from 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM that evening.

The Daily Growler, voted “Best Growler Fill Spot” for the sixth year in a row by Columbus Alive and 614 Columbus, and named “Best Craft Beer Bar in Columbus” by The BrewDog Network’s “The BrewDog Show,” will be located in the food hall at Polaris Fashion Place, which is located near Dick’s Sporting Goods and Field & Stream on the town center’s upper level. More…

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Business

Blue Bird Announces Strong First Quarter Results

8 Feb , 2019  

Blue Bird Corporation (“Blue Bird”), the leading independent designer and manufacturer of school buses, announced today its fiscal 2019 first quarter results.

Compared with prior year, Blue Bird Corporation improved net loss and Adjusted Net Income, up $6.6 million and $1.6 million, respectively. Blue Bird improved Adjusted EBITDA by $0.1 million in the quarter, to $7.2 million, despite lower volumes. Diluted EPS and Adjusted Diluted EPS were significantly higher than last year, up 31 cents and 9 cents, respectively. More…

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Business, Ohio Wesleyan University

Hot Chicken Takeover At OWU

7 Feb , 2019  

It’s a bit of a chicken theme today on 1808Delaware!

Joe DeLoss, founder, owner, and head fryer of Columbus-based Hot Chicken Takeover, will discuss his company’s efforts to provide supportive jobs for people working to overcome past incarceration, homelessness, and other barriers to successful employment, during a moderated chat February 21 at Ohio Wesleyan University.

DeLoss will speak at 7:30 PM in Benes Room B of the Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. His presentation will be a fireside-style chat moderated by 2006 Ohio Wesleyan alumnus Dan Sharpe, vice president for community research and grants management for The Columbus Foundation. More…

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Business

Delaware Planning Commission To Consider Plan For New Burger King

2 Feb , 2019  

The Planning Commission for the City of Delaware will be considering a request at its meeting next Wednesday concerning a proposed fast food restaurant development on West Central Avenue.

Carrols Corporation has made application to the City for approval of a Final Development Plan related to the placement of a new Burger King Restaurant at 1034 West Central Avenue. The facility would be on a 1.14 acre site near Ace Hardware and First Commonwealth Bank. The restaurant would be 2,981 square feet in size with a double drive-thru and associated 40 car parking lot. More…

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Business

Greif Announces Price For $500 Million In Notes Related To Recent Acquisition

31 Jan , 2019  

In a press release issued on Wednesday, Delaware’s Greif, Inc. announced pricing for the previously announced offering of $500 million aggregate principal amount of 6.50% notes due in 2027.

According to the release, “The offering is expected to close on or about February 11, 2019, subject to customary closing conditions.”  The offering is part of the financing of the merger consideration related to the previously announced acquisition of Paperboard Parent, Inc., the parent company of Caraustar Industries, Inc.. More…

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Business, Polaris Area

Swensons Opening Next Week On Ikea Way

31 Jan , 2019  

The wait is over for lovers of the iconic Swensons Drive-In. Delaware County’s first-ever location will be opening next week adjacent to Ikea and Topgolf.

In an announcement on Twitter, the chain shared news that the 2012 Ikea Way Swensons will be opening on Monday, February 4. More…

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Business, Powell/Lewis Center

OSU Wexner Medical Center Approved By Powell Planning Commission

25 Jan , 2019  

On a week when 1808Delaware has reported on more than one building project being approved by city review bodies, this one is larger than them all — put together. A major development received the green light Wednesday that will be a transformative one for southern Delaware County.

The City of Powell reported on Thursday that its Planning Commission has approved the final development plan and plat for a medical office building, ambulatory care medical facility, and hospital comprising the new OSU Wexner Medical Center. More…

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Business

Ribbon Cutting To Mark Opening Of New Chase Bank Branch In Sunbury

22 Jan , 2019  

On January 28, a new and larger branch of Chase Bank is opening in Sunbury.

The occasion will be marked by a ribbon cutting hosted by the Sunbury-Big Walnut Area Chamber of Commerce. More…

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Business

Commercial Development Receives OK From Westerville City Council

21 Jan , 2019  

Last week. Westerville City Council reversed a decision of its Planning Commission to green light a new commercial development along Polaris Parkway in southern Delaware County.

The 3.5 acre site borders Meridian Way in the Westar area of the City. More…

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Business

Fairborn Poised To Welcome COhatch; The Newsstand Opening Date Set In Delaware

18 Jan , 2019  

One thing’s for certain – COhatch is moving quickly to fulfill its owners ambitions to bring the unique co-working environment to cities throughout the Midwest.

Case in point. In his look ahead at 2019, Fairborn Mayor Paul Keller referred to the chain obtaining a location in “Spark Fairborn,” a co-working and kitchen incubator space which opened last year. More…

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Business

Delaware Greenhouse Closes Retail Store

10 Jan , 2019  

In a statement on Facebook and its website, Foertemeyer & Sons Greenhouse, a Delaware fixture for over 25 years, has announced the closure of its retail operation.

In its statement, the owners shared the following: More…

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Business

Sears Closing Another 80 Stores; Polaris Fashion Place Included

30 Dec , 2018  

As the venerable department store chain Sears continues its shrinkage as it nears possible liquidation, additional closures of both Sears and K Mart locations nationwide have been announced.

These include the two remaining locations in Columbus, at Polaris Fashion Place and at Tuttle Crossing. More…

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Business

Planet Oasis/Arcadia Development Most Read 2018 Story On Columbus Business First

29 Dec , 2018  

Matching the hype, there’s no doubt that initial announcement of Delaware County’s potential “billion dollar amusement park” this past June was big news.

With occasional references to a possible cost of two billion dollars, Columbus Business First described Planet Oasis this way in June: “The capstone would be a 200,000-square-foot UltraStar Multi-tainment Center, featuring a movie theater, bowling alley, laser tag arena, arcade and a “uni-coaster,” a roller-coaster-type attraction reaching 150 to 200 feet.

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