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Food for Thought

Number 6 – REALLY!!

May 10, 2011

There I was – reading the Yahoo! News and what is on the front page – The Aeros Stadium.  OY!  Mortified is not the word for my emotions.  The article I was reading was the "Top Ten WORST CITIES for Renting" – Akron was #6 (Miami was #1)  REALLY!!  I am stunned. The criteria for […]

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Spring Cleaning = Jobs

February 16, 2011

When do you start your "spring cleaning'?  I avoid it at all costs.  The Mr handles most of the yard – we prefer to do construction in the winter.  (Contractors typically have more time)  SO  -it makes sense that Home Depot is gearing up for the Spring.  The Plain Dealer is reporting,  Home Depot will […]

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Cairo Retail

February 12, 2011

With all of the turmoil in Cairo, Egypt from the past two weeks -I can't imagine how people and businesses are faring.  It can't be easy and I am sure if you owned/ ran a business in downtown Cairo – you would be devastated.  I came across this little blurb, it is slightly random but I […]

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Bob Evans News

February 9, 2011

Some excitement from Bob Evans in Dayton – they are renovating all the restaurants in that area.  WOO HOO The Columbus-based chain is modernizing its 30 Dayton stores for its Farm-Fresh Refresh project — an initiative to create a cohesive and updated look throughout the chain. The remodeled restaurants feature a brighter color scheme, a […]

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RIP: Country Kitchen/ Diner

February 2, 2011

As most of you know – Summa hospital is tearing down the old Country Kitchen (Country Diner – depending on when you knew it) location shortly.   While I don't blame them – I have many fond memories from college and that location and needed to share them prior to its demise.  What I loved most about […]

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Dehumidifier 101

December 5, 2010

I came home from a dinner party Monday to find EVERY window in our house fogged up!  My first though was "who has the dog been making out with" (hee hee)  BUT at five pounds I ruled him out as a suspect.  As I walked around horrified by the condensation, I felt helpless, sort of. […]

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Outsourced Art

November 18, 2010

I love the show Outsourced!  LOVE IT LOVE IT!  This past week was a show on Dwali which is one of India's biggest holidays.  So – it is no surprise Malls celebrate Diwali with traditional Indian art.  Kolam, a form of sandpainting art using either rice flour, rice or sago often seen at the entrance of Hindu […]

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Dirty Secret

November 3, 2010

There is a dirty secret in the real estate world that no one is talking about (at least I had not heard about); bad appraisals.  Until we were on the receiving end of this insanity – I didn't know if was going on.  (As I hope you have derived – I primarily do retail RE […]

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Do More Hours Increase Sales?

October 8, 2010

I keep reading headlines about retail stores changing up their hours to effect sales.  It seems like an obvious solution so the latest store to hop on the trend is a city! Officials in the northern English town of Newcastle hope to boost retail trade by £246 million (€282 million) a year by boosting evening […]

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Hump Day Retail Update

September 29, 2010

Ruby Tuesday plans to open as many as 200 Lime Fresh Mexican Grill restaurants over the next few years, having acquired the licensing rights. Lime Fresh operates six restaurants in Florida. New York City auction house Sotheby’s opened a wine store on the first floor of its headquarters. Prices range from $13.95 to $40,000 per bottle. Pinkberry […]

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