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City reopens search for new Commons tenant


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Columbus has renewed its search for a tenant in the former Snappy Tomato Pizza location inside The Commons.

The only applicant, local businessman Philip Roggow, had planned to open a coffee shop adjacent to the 30-foot-tall Luckey Climber playground.

But Roggow's proposal to open Dancing Goat Coffee was turned down over questions about his company's business plan.

Roggow applied to lease the 678-square-foot space May 19 after the city sent out a request for proposals March 11. But after an evaluation by the Columbus Redevelopment Commission tenant review committee, Roggow was notified last month that his application was denied.

For more on this story, see Thursday's Republic.

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