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Land for Cleveland casino site sold for $85 million | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 27 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Feb 1, 2011, titled Land for Cleveland casino site sold for $85 million | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

The owner of Cleveland's landmark Terminal Tower has sold 16 adjacent acres and air rights to casino developers for $85 million.

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Cru Jones

Columbus, OH

#1 Feb 1, 2011
Think what you like about casinos, but if you're going to build them it makes to have them in locations people actually want to visit.

The arena district would have been ideal because of the foot traffic already in the area and the close proximity to the convention center.
Ehh

Columbus, OH

#2 Feb 1, 2011
Cru Jones wrote:
Think what you like about casinos, but if you're going to build them it makes to have them in locations people actually want to visit.
The arena district would have been ideal because of the foot traffic already in the area and the close proximity to the convention center.
Horse. Dead. Beat.

Repeat.
cleveland sucks

Columbus, OH

#3 Feb 1, 2011
i am leery of a city that has a tower that's terminal and a lake that's erie
givehopeachance

Columbus, OH

#4 Feb 1, 2011
cleveland sucks wrote:
i am leery of a city that has a tower that's terminal and a lake that's erie
Ha ha, funny, but then I saw you were from Michigan and I felt sorry for you...
instine

Nashport, OH

#5 Feb 1, 2011
bet the house on red.
hmmm

United States

#6 Feb 1, 2011
Cleveland has always been considered a wholesome city free of vice and crime, a lot like atlantic city...
dave

United States

#7 Feb 1, 2011
Cru Jones wrote:
Think what you like about casinos, but if you're going to build them it makes to have them in locations people actually want to visit.
The arena district would have been ideal because of the foot traffic already in the area and the close proximity to the convention center.
that was my thoughts, but the high dollar residence that live there did not want more traffic. what a shame
John Columbus

AOL

#8 Feb 1, 2011
Cincinati and Cleveland have always been ahead of Columbus in having an exciting downtown, thats why their allowing a casino in their downtowns. Columbus leadership is dominated by a bunch of old men who think a revitalized downtown is a retirement village.
ralan

Columbus, OH

#9 Feb 1, 2011
maybe Jimmy Hoffa will turn up after all...
Get A Life

New Albany, OH

#10 Feb 1, 2011
I was in downtown Columbus on Saturday morning and early afternoon and the only people out were at the North Market and some people going to an event at the convention center. I have lived in Columbus for 35 years and nothing has really changed with downtown. The only life it ever had was when City Center was there and now it's gone. With the exception of a few events downtown in the summer, life ends for the most part at 6 pm Friday and doesn't come back until 6 am Monday. Too bad because there are a lot of nice things to do but it seems that people would rather spend time other places than downtown on the weekends. Unlike other major cities, you can't catch a cab to go somewhere except the airport. All you have is a bus service that if you are not familiar with the bus schedules, you don't even want to get on.
N8tive American

Columbus, OH

#11 Feb 1, 2011
hmmm wrote:
Cleveland has always been considered a wholesome city free of vice and crime, a lot like atlantic city...
Two block's off of the Board Walk in Atlantic City and you take your life in your hands. The neighborhood's that used to be there are gone, the family owned restuarants are gone, the local Mom and Pop stores are gone, entire blocks of homes are now vacant lot's.....Instead of saying O H I O.....you should be yelling....O H N O!
The other side

Columbus, OH

#12 Feb 1, 2011
Get A Life wrote:
I was in downtown Columbus on Saturday morning and early afternoon and the only people out were at the North Market and some people going to an event at the convention center. I have lived in Columbus for 35 years and nothing has really changed with downtown. The only life it ever had was when City Center was there and now it's gone. With the exception of a few events downtown in the summer, life ends for the most part at 6 pm Friday and doesn't come back until 6 am Monday. Too bad because there are a lot of nice things to do but it seems that people would rather spend time other places than downtown on the weekends. Unlike other major cities, you can't catch a cab to go somewhere except the airport. All you have is a bus service that if you are not familiar with the bus schedules, you don't even want to get on.
I fail to see your point. I'm downtown everyday, and most nights out of the week. I live, work, and am a doctrinal student receiving an advanced degree in medicine. I'll admit.. I love parts of Cinci's downtown, and Cleveland, they at times feel like large cities... But at least in Columbus I can walk around, anytime of the day or night, and not fear for my life, and we have one a way larger inner city population then the other two cities, so it would make sense that there is a group of people who call it their neighborhood and look out for it's well being. Further still, the Short North, Arena District, Gay Street, and around the state house square are pumped with action any night of the week. There are 5 theaters for the performing arts around the state house alone! See a play, go out for a drink, take a walk along the bike path...
Cbus

Columbus, OH

#13 Feb 1, 2011
Over $5 Million/acre? Remember, Forest City wanted to be in the casino business. A sale at that high price is probably Gilbert paying them to not fight his election. Not so bad. I'd rather have those dollars in the hands of an Ohio resident than a Michigan resident.
Amazed by the Lunacy

Saint Louis, MO

#14 Feb 1, 2011
I find it hard to believe "The Other Side" graduated high school, much less college. First, it is doctoral student, not doctrinal. LOL What does an advanced degree in medicine mean? And one sentence in your comment that should be four.
Endion

Zanesville, OH

#15 Feb 1, 2011
Plaza Properties sold 20 acres in the Arena District for $40 million to the Casino Developers who now find that they can't get rid of it after they moved West.
Ace

Columbus, OH

#16 Feb 1, 2011
John Columbus wrote:
Cincinati and Cleveland have always been ahead of Columbus in having an exciting downtown, thats why their allowing a casino in their downtowns. Columbus leadership is dominated by a bunch of old men who think a revitalized downtown is a retirement village.
Or "vibrant" gay bars.
Observer

Miami Beach, FL

#17 Feb 1, 2011
Endion wrote:
Plaza Properties sold 20 acres in the Arena District for $40 million to the Casino Developers who now find that they can't get rid of it after they moved West.
So make it a Big Bucks Bingo Hall with hotel on site it will fill up like hot cakes.
altoona

Columbus, OH

#18 Feb 1, 2011
so does this mean that Cleveland's skyline will have more than one building?
Anon

Independence, OH

#19 Feb 1, 2011
The Columbus casino will be so much better than Cleveland's. Cleveland has empty steel factories. We have education, healthcare, finance, and politics.
Joe Blow

Dayton, OH

#20 Feb 1, 2011
Anon wrote:
The Columbus casino will be so much better than Cleveland's. Cleveland has empty steel factories. We have education, healthcare, finance, and politics.
It looks like a glorified Mcdonalds and it's in the middle of nowhere, you're not fooling anyone.

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