Week in Review | Chase Tower, City Projects, Hot Dogs, Shuba

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Chase Tower is back on the market after a sale to a Florida buyer fell though.

A second online auction is scheduled for Aug. 9 to 11 for the 135,300-square-foot downtown building, according to the Ten-X Commercial website. READ HERE

City Eyes $1.5M Expansion of Downtown Street Projects

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — City officials plan to extend the improvements being made as part of the $31 million upgrade of Fifth Avenue and adjacent streets to two downtown streets not now associated with the project.

The city will apply for federal money to fund an estimated $1.5 million for upgrades to Boardman Street and Walnut Street downtown, Jim Kinnick, executive director of Eastgate Regional Council of Governments, said during Tuesday morning’s meeting of the city’s design review committee. READ HERE

Brothers Combine Experience, Special Sauce at DJ’s Famous Hot Dogs

CAMPBELL, Ohio — David and John Olson have each spent their entire careers owning and operating fast food restaurants. Now the brothers have realized their dream of going into business together.

They recently opened DJ’s Famous Hot Dogs, at 735 McCartney Road, where they are putting their experience to work. The brothers keep the menu short, preferring to put the focus on quality and flavor.

Their “secret” is the chili sauce, which is made by MP Coney Island of New Castle, Pa. READ HERE

Shuba-Robinson Statue Is Installed in Emotional Moment

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Mike Shuba looked at the statue of his father and Jackie Robinson after it was lowered onto its pedestal early Friday morning, and became emotional.

The bronze statue in Wean Park depicts his father, Youngstown native George “Shotgun” Shuba, shaking hands with the baseball legend who cracked the professional game’s color barrier. The moment came as Robinson approached home plate after hitting a home run, and has since been immortalized as a tribute to racial harmony.

The $400,000 statue will be formally dedicated and unveiled on July 17, at the start of the Youngstown State University Summer Festival of the Arts in Wean Park, which is adjacent to Covelli Centre, downtown. READ HERE

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