OI was going to happen no matter what. They owned the land and needed a research/tech lab which made it easy to incorporate their HQ functions there too. They own that building now instead of leasing....Plus, from the way I remember it, they took a lot of employee input which was taken into account for the move. I can't blame them because in the end, they have control of their building and most likely costs less to have.
I talked with someone who lives in the Standart Lofts this morning and is really estatic about the buzz about everything going on down there. I'm happy about this move and I thought the same thing about the Andersons taking over this area. It's good to see local businesses reinvesting in OUR area, not others as of late. From Cooper and Marathon in Findlay to Andersons and Promedica and Lathrop here.
Now we just need the Fiberglass Tower (or whatever it's called) to be fixed and get a good hotel brand down there - Hilton, Marriott, or even Aloft (love this brand). Will help with keeping business travel downtown and let those business people spend $$$ down there.