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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Business

Namaste Nail Opens On Friday

28 Dec , 2018  

The newest location for Namaste Nail, one of America’s most innovative nail salons, opens on Friday in the Polaris Area.

The approach of the company is to provide manicures and pedicures in a setting which promotes mediation and relaxation. According to Namaste’s website, open and planned locations go from one coast to the other, with a hope to have 100 locations open by 2021.

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Business, Life in Delaware County

Population Estimates Show Extent Of Central Ohio Population Boom

26 Dec , 2018  

Central Ohio is on track to become a region of 3 million people by 2050, according to the latest population estimates from the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC). The estimates are developed annually by MORPC to provide up-to-date insights into the patterns of growth in the 15-county region.

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Business

Greif Acquires Georgia Company In $1.8 Billion Deal

21 Dec , 2018  

Greif, Inc., headquartered in Delaware, is a global leader in industrial packaging products and services. The company announced on Thusday that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Caraustar Industries, Inc., a leading recycled paperboard and packaging solutions company, from an affiliate of H.I.G. Capital, in a cash transaction valued at $1.8 billion.

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Business, Life in Delaware County

First Two Weeks Of Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program Statistics Released

18 Dec , 2018  

The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy has activated the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program Patient & Caregiver Registry.

The Registry is the online portal where physicians with a certificate to recommend medical marijuana will register patients and caregivers, and also issue recommendations. Patients and caregivers will also complete their registrations, and update their registration details, using the Registry.

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Business, Life in Delaware County

State Of The Region Date Announced

18 Dec , 2018  

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, better known as “MORPC,” has announced that the date for its annual main event has been set.

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Business, Planet Oasis News

Planet Oasis Or Arcadia: Another Chapter

16 Dec , 2018  

Another week, and another unveiling by one of the former team behind the Planet Oasis (or Arcadia) entertainment complex near Sunbury.

This time, it’s developer Tony Sekulovski making an announcement.

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Business, Polaris Area

Coming To The Hilton Columbus/Polaris Next Year

12 Dec , 2018  

Delaware County location is continuing to serve the region and state as a venue for large conference sand workshops.

In specific, the Hilton Columbus/Polaris has become a very busy place for such meetings. Case in point; here is a sampling of scheduled events at the Hilton over the next six months; click on each for more information.

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