Business

COhatch Expands Yet Again, This Time In Dublin

11 Jan , 2020  

COhatch, North High Brewing plan venture to replace Brazenhead

North High Brewing is expected to replace the Brazenhead restaurant in Dublin by this spring. Brazenhead, which opened in 1999 at 56 N. High St., closed Dec. 28, said owner Mike Tibbetts. Tibbetts said it wasn’t economically feasible to work out a lease with the new landlord, COhatch.

Business

Macys Closes Three Ohio Stores; Polaris Not Included

10 Jan , 2020  

Another round of retail closing news has hit, this time including the shuttering of three Macys Department Stores in Ohio.

Closing will be the facilities at Northgate Mall in Cincinnati, the Stow-Kent Plaza in Stow, and the Ohio Mall in St. Clairsville. These are a part of 30 Macys stores closing nationwide. More…

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70 Year Old NW Ohio Greenhouse Bought By Delaware Company

8 Jan , 2020  

Longtime Swanton greenhouse bought – Fulton County Expositor

By David J. Coehrs – dcoehrs@aimmediamidwest.com A hometown staple in Swanton for more than 70 years has been purchased by a Delaware, Ohio, company. The sale of Schmidt Brothers Inc. to Foertmeyer & Sons Greenhouse Co. was closed Dec. 27. The company took over operation of the 14 1/2-acres of greenhouses at 420 N.

Business

LinkedIn Local Comes To Delaware County

8 Jan , 2020  

It calls itself “one of the hottest events on the planet” held, according to its website, in 90 countries and in 1100 cities.

It’s LinkedIn Local Columbus, the central Ohio participant in the international LinkedIn Local phenomenon, and later this month it’s coming to Delaware County. More…

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Business, Life in Delaware County

State Of The City On January 16

6 Jan , 2020  

Chamber Event: Third Thursday – January 2020 – Annual State of the City

presents The Annual State of the City with Delaware City Mayor Carolyn Kay Riggle City Manager Tom Homan sponsored by Thursday, January 16, 2020 11:45 – 1:00 p.m. SourcePoint 800 Cheshire Road, Delaware 43015 Cost includes a buffet lunch ~ Check-in begins at 11:45 Chamber members: $20 Non-Chamber members: $25 RSVP …

Business

County Again Has Lowest Unemployment Rate In Central Ohio

6 Jan , 2020  

The neck-and-neck race between Delaware and Union Counties for the lowest unemployment rate in Central Ohio has Delaware County claiming the title for the November 2019 Civilian Labor Force Estimates, released monthly by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

Ohio’s unemployment rate was 4.2 percent in November, unchanged from October. Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment increased 6,700 over the month, from a revised 5,591,300 in October to 5,598,000 in November 2019. More…

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Business

American Freight Being Sold To Virginia Company

31 Dec , 2019  

Franchise Group, Inc. announced on Monday that it has entered into a definitive agreement under which it will acquire American Freight Group, Inc. (“American Freight”), a retail chain offering brand-name furniture, mattresses and home accessories at discount prices, in an all cash transaction valued at approximately $450 million from an affiliate of The Jordan Company, L.P. and other stockholders of American Freight. Upon the closing of the Transaction, Franchise Group’s systemwide revenue, which is defined as total sales for both franchise and company units, will exceed $2.4 billion. More…

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Business, Polaris Area

Polaris Centers Of Commerce Updates Its Online Look

30 Dec , 2019  

The largest collection of retail, office, and residential space in Delaware County has a brand-new web presence.

The Polaris Centers of Commerce has unveiled its new home on the web, which showcases a series of video highlights on its home page. Included on the new site are dedicated directory pages for shopping, dining, entertainment, and hotel offerings.

Its a great place to browse and discover what stores, eateries, etc. may have arrived since your last visit. More…

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Business

Verizon 5G Comes To Polaris

27 Dec , 2019  

Verizon has announced the availability of 5G services in the Columbus area, including in southern Delaware County.

If you live, work, or visit Cleveland or Columbus, Ohio or Hampton Roads, Virginia you can now access Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network and experience 5G built right on any of the seven 5G mobility devices available. Verizon’s 5G mobility service is now available in 31 US cities. More…

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Business

Ohio’s New Broadband Strategy: How Does Delaware County Compare?

23 Dec , 2019  

InnovateOhio, under the direction of Lt. Governor Jon Husted, released the Ohio Broadband Strategy this past Thursday.

The document serves as a comprehensive plan for aggressively expanding and enhancing the state’s broadband network. If approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), it will also qualify local governments in Ohio to receive 20 additional points on applications for federal ReConnect funding. Finally, InnovateOhio is working with Connected Nation Ohio to produce a series of broadband availability maps, each with interactive GIS map layers, allowing journalists, researchers and legislators to zoom in and explore them directly. More…

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Business, Life in Delaware County

Dispatch Reports Columbia Gas Planning Pipeline In Central Ohio

21 Dec , 2019  

Columbus Gas is proposing to construct a new pipeline at a cost of $135 million, the Columbus Dispatch reported on Thursday. Called the Columbus Northern Loop project, one component would run from southern Delaware County to southwest Union County. More…

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Business

Delaware Project Awarded Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit

20 Dec , 2019  

On Thursday, the Ohio Development Services Agency awarded $24,565,849 in Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits for the rehabilitation of 24 historic buildings. Together, the projects are expected to leverage approximately $261 million in private investments in seven communities, including Delaware.

“Preserving the historic charm of Ohio communities enhances the quality of life in our downtowns and neighborhoods,” said Lydia Mihalik, director of the Ohio Development Services Agency. “These buildings will be transformed creating new opportunities for economic growth.” More…

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