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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Business

Glimpse The New FieldhouseUSA At Polaris

18 Dec , 2019  

Polaris’ FieldhouseUSA look unveiled – Columbus Business First

Polaris Fashion Place’s newest addition will offer a very different experience from its more traditional predecessor. Washington Prime Group Inc. (NYSE: WPG) announced in October that FieldhouseUSA will anchor a planned mixed-use redevelopment at 1400 Polaris Pkwy., the former Sears department store. Frisco, Texas-based FieldhouseUSA has three locations open now, each about 100,000 square feet in size.

Business, Life in Delaware County

Ohio In-Demand Jobs List Updated, Interactive Feature Launched

18 Dec , 2019  

On Monday, Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted today announced the launch of Ohio’s updated In-Demand Jobs List. The list was created through a collaboration between the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation (OWT) and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS). Lt. Governor Husted serves as Director of the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation.

Jobs in central Ohio are certainly included. More…

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Business, Polaris Area

Polaris Office Building Reportedly Sold, Has New Tenant

15 Dec , 2019  

Columbus Business First reported this week that the three story office building at 8740 Orion Place has sold to Brad Kitchen of Alterra Real Estate Advisors with a price tag of $4.9 million.

The Business First article can be read here.

The building will house a relocated MAXTech Agency and its 15 employees. According to its website, the company is involved in web design and development, digital marketing, and IT managed services.

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Business

Crepe Craving? Head To Polaris Fashion Place

12 Dec , 2019  

Polaris Fashion Place is the location of Delaware County’s newest eatery.

Earlier this week, Fay’s Crepes opened to share their delicious treats.

Fill them with bananas and Nutella to strawberries and chocolate; call it breakfast, a mid-day snack, or even dinner, crepes are the food that is sure to please everyone. More…

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Business

Greif Reports Fiscal Year 2019 And Fourth Quarter Reports

7 Dec , 2019  

Delaware’s Greif, Inc., a world leader in industrial packaging products and services, announced fiscal 2019 and fourth quarter results this week.

Fiscal Year highlights include (all results compared to the fiscal year 2018 unless otherwise noted): More…

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Business

The Case Of The Alleged Mystery Fee

5 Dec , 2019  

Tanger Outlets adding mystery fee to customers’ bills, lawsuit says

A Cincinnati man has filed a class-action case against Tanger Outlets, accusing the mall and its tenants of charging customers a hidden fee. The fee of a half cent for each $1 in sales, designed to help pay the outlet mall’s debts, “unjustly enriches” the stores and the mall because it is not disclosed, according to the suit.