Ted Fulmore of the Historic Preservation Commission recently was spotted mowing the grass at the Cardinal Ritter house at 13th and Oak. As Ted reminds us, work to restore the property is moving forward, and he expresses confidence that within a year or so, the restoration will be completed.
According to the Cardinal Ritter Birthplace Foundation, possible future uses for the house include a “Hispanic ministry, an ecumenical coffeehouse and a family care center.”
Dec. 13, 2004: History at 13th and Oak in New Albany
I’ve been told that the Downtown New Albany Merchants Association will meet again on Tuesday, May 10, in the White House Center on Pearl Street. If Rick Carmickle is reading, please give us a head’s up as to what’s on tap for the Tuesday meeting.
March 16, 2005: CJ's Moss checks in on Rick Carmickle and the Downtown New Albany Merchants Association
Jan. 16, 2005: Whither downtown retail - the Tribune views the Downtown Merchant's Association
Changes are on the horizon at California’s Coffee House (1515 E. Market). On Thursday, owner Rey Espinosa told me that expansion is underway to accommodate increased food offerings, and that the Los Indios Mexican restaurant (several area locations) will be involved. Rey didn’t reveal the exact nature of the relationship with Los Indios, but I’m looking forward to it.
March 18, 2005: UPDATED: California's Coffee House up and running at 1515 E. Market
Al Goodman, who has extensive plans to develop the old Moser Tannery complex of buildings into a museum with condos and offices, has weathered bad fortune, including a roof collapse this winter, but things are moving forward.
Al appeared before the Board of Public Works & Safety last week to request road improvements on Silver Street and permission to post signage on Spring Street pointing the way to his property, and he noted that the gate is open and the Loop Island Wetlands are accessible to the public during daylight hours daily.
Jan. 4, 2005: Moser Tannery roof collapse
Dec. 4, 2004: Ohio River Greenway and Mike Sodrel's motorized transport fetishes