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  1. That's not a real list. Here's a real list (so far) Go on a Charlotte Brewery crawl Set up a dinner party where the sole conversation is "Uptown or Downtown" Walk up to people and buzzzzzzz in their ear for the return of the hornets Stand with a white cardboard in the middle of First Ward to lament the long absence of promised development Go to Gay Pride and have a talk with the protesters about the merit of eating shellfish Call out "Reese" whenever Jerry the Jester makes an appearance! Petition City Council to make University City Partners be forced to change their name to Univer
    7 points
  2. A self-permit was pulled yesterday for renovation to 311 Jefferson St, the Geist Blacksmith Shop. I'm glad to see some work starting to save as much of that historic site as possible. I'm really looking forward to seeing what goes in there.
    6 points
  3. Stayed at the Hutton Hotel last night (nice place). Had a decent view up West End this morning. Just thought I would share.
    5 points
  4. Well, after paying the 30 million dollar debt on Palmer Plaza, he has 20 million to do something. That may be enough for the west end water park. Maybe Dolly can be his equity partner for that.
    5 points
  5. Progress on the Spring Hill Suites and Residence Inn on West End
    4 points
  6. Charlotte is beautiful, and some of their skyscrapers are masterpieces. I can easily understand why people flock to live there. I'm very envious of their LRT in particular! As for me personally, however, I'll take Nashville's grittier, more interesting streetscapes, it's more numerous and established urban neighborhoods, it's more storied history, and more renown and eclectic dining/nightlife/arts/music scene all day, every day. I don't know about you, but I can only stare at a building for so long before I need something else to do.
    3 points
  7. One of my buddies friends from Charlotte came to visit and commented that Nashville wasn't as big as he thought. I then explained to him that our skyline is definitely not as impressive vertically as Charlotte, but the feeling down on the street is definitely more electric, especially at night. While having a large skyline is awesome (and I'd still love to have one), it really isn't the pulse of how a city is doing.
    3 points
  8. They need to start the marketing of the condos now, in order to get both out of the ground at the same time as the article states. At this point they just have a contract to buy and the sale has not gone through. William and I were talking yesterday about the Baptist site and we feel that it may have been a blessing another owner will have a shot at the property. Not to be harsh to Tony, he has a whole lot on his plate and would have been difficult to start. With all of that being said, there could be a lot of construction at this location next year, with Turnberry, the Baptist locatio
    3 points
  9. The Local Taco needs to get permission from someone to put more food on their tacos, not overcharge for margaritas, and give out chips and salsa with all orders.
    2 points
  10. Ha. Potted plants? Check! Water fountain? Check! Hopefully they can work something out renovate the spaces, both Lonnie's & The Fiddle & Steel could use it (I'm not sure about The Brass Stables), and keep the business. I may have to go down there this weekend and take it in while I still can!
    2 points
  11. #45 makes me cringe . No one in the 21st century should be celebrating Overstreet Mall's existence.
    2 points
  12. ^They will hire FIVE... yes, FIVE people. #Breaking #Overwhelmed
    2 points
  13. ^It should probably up shortly (the times of each performer) but Leanne will likely not be till Sat evening. Here's current roster: http://charlottepride.org/entertainment/ On a related matter - I hope everyone has seen that the Levine Museum of the New South is having an exhibity (Grand Opening tonight) called ““LGBTQ Perspectives on Equality". It will include a history timeline of CLT LGBT events and as far as I know is the first major exhibit of LGBT Life in the Carolinas!
    2 points
  14. Was reading a couple of the posts on the Charlotte forum page commenting on 505 CST and was surprised that many people still have a small town mentality view of Nashville just because we don't have any 750ft+ towers. One comment was that they could not see this building being built in Nashville, maybe ATL or Austin. Definitely, nothing like 505CST has been built like that in Nashville, but we are due for a large tower, whether residential or office. Another was Tong G proposes lots of projects, but never gets any of them built. (Lets see - Viridian, Cumberland Tower, Encore, Dallas on Elli
    2 points
  15. What else would they look like? The rapid has been favoring higher frequency rather than higher capacity to meet demand. Seems like the best way to go for me. I don't think we'd see articulated buses until we're filling buses on a 7 minute frequency. I'd rather 7 minute frequencies with normal buses than 30 minute frequencies with articulated.
    2 points
  16. Work is about to begin it's seems on Eakin's tower http://m.bizjournals.com/nashville/blog/real-estate/2014/07/with-more-tenants-near-construction-starting-on.html
    2 points
  17. OMG!!!! Driving into work just a few minutes ago, I saw surveyors on the SoBro site this morning.
    2 points
  18. Great comment TH. I agree. I have thought about leaving Nashville a dozen times over the past 30 years. I was ready to tell my wife when I was still in the hotel business, we could move to Atlanta any day she wanted. I could have worked at numerous hotels. We always end up staying. I don't think I could have ever had what I now have in any other city. I have never been able to make any money for some reason. I have always been a blue collar guy, and Nashville has always been affordable, and once a year I can go to another city either in the US or abroad to get a sense of how the rest of the wo
    1 point
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  20. ^Can someone publish this list?
    1 point
  21. I would be more than happy to celebrate an over street mall but unfortunately we don't have one (I don't care what they call it, that is no mall. An airport concourse is 10x better shopping)
    1 point
  22. JUst an FYI - the biggest complaint on our board (and through our friends) is the lack of street life in Charlotte Center City! I reiterate we love the strengths of other cities such as Nashville and wish we had your urban street feel (in our core). Cheers!
    1 point
  23. Reliable & functional mass-transit and better walkability are on my wish-list... Not far above, but definitely higher on the list than taller buildings. I'll take all three if they can figure it out before I give up on this city & move elsewhere.
    1 point
  24. Progress on the new dining/academic building at Belmont
    1 point
  25. ^Not sure I'd put Price's at #2, but it's something everyone in Charlotte should have had at least once... Even if it's the last meal you have. Their Fried Chicken is the shiznit. They've been profiled on plenty of Food Network and Travel Channel shows before so their praise is not unwarranted.
    1 point
  26. I guess this is more of a local perception than a nationwide perception but whatever. Can't say I agree with everything on this list (Price's @ number 2? Really? I don't get that hype at all), but it is a nice little fluff piece http://www.charlottemagazine.com/Charlotte-Magazine/August-2014/50-Things-Every-Charlottean-Should-Do/
    1 point
  27. ^ there has been no email from the chamber, nor have they tweeted about it. If they do it today it will certainly be a press-release only thing.
    1 point
  28. Phase 2 is about to begin construction which will include some Medical offices, retail and a parking garage. Phase 3, expected to start at year's end, will include the 12-story DoubleTree Hotel and Convention Center, the 50,000 sf SwimMAC Aquatic Center, Flix Brewhouse (Movie Theater/Brewery), other retail and some condos. They expect full build out of the 60 acres in 5 years. http://davidsonnews.net/realestate/2014/07/23/langtree-embraces-its-lakefront-next-phase-on-the-way/
    1 point
  29. I am hoping that if any of the projects get significantly delayed or canceled, it will be the Portman Tower. Based on the renderings, it has all the architectural appeal of a refrigerator. (Actually I secretly hope the Portman Tower is canceled and the 40 story One Charlotte Tower is revived in some form)
    1 point
  30. Cool Springs Galleria was built in 1991. So in reality, it's taken Cool Springs less than 25 years to get where it is today. Also, on that note...speaking of large swaths of land...this is 32 acres? The area inside the mall loop at Cool Springs Galleria is about 72 acres. Maryland Farms (including roadways) is in the ballpark of 500 acres. Cool Springs as a whole is measured in square miles, not acres.
    1 point
  31. I'm trying to figure out how the garage will work if it's built before the tower, Normally the residential portion and garage are built together
    1 point
  32. It won't be long before convoys of trucks carrying mattresses start arriving onsite.
    1 point
  33. So....more or less, this is going to be like building another Eakin Tower, a Gulch Crossings, and a couple each of Velocity and Pine Street Flats, throw in a hotel or two, and add more retail than the rest of the Gulch currently has. If you think about that, it's pretty impressive. It's hard to get perspective since Gulch Crossings is U/C and Eakin is just now thinking about getting airborne...but I guess it will be somewhat of a shorter version of the original Gulch development.
    1 point
  34. The Mint continues to rise. We're not talking Skyhouse rates, but this thing should pickup fast soon! http://youtu.be/Y-F20aeyBmU
    1 point
  35. I wouldn't put this on the same scale as Metro Center or Cool Springs as those were many thousands of acres of undeveloped land while this is a few square blocks and the plan calls for a handful of buildings. I think we could see this fully built out within a decade if the economy continues to grow. Look at how quickly the Gulch took shape, it's been just about a decade since the infrastructure improvements were made and then what, 2006 when Icon and Terrazzo began? I know you're getting old (happy birthday, BTW), but I definitely think you could see this completed while you're still young eno
    1 point
  36. NOOOO! I loved that place, it always seemed to be busy, the owners we're really awesome. Dang that really sucks
    1 point
  37. I want this to happen. Badly. If we can get a 750 footer, it will hopefully break that "glass ceiling" we've been under for a long time.
    1 point
  38. I think we should hold our meetings on the 60th floor when finished!
    1 point
  39. That's tragic...I loved that place when I lived in Tryon House. Along with Green's, it was one of the last relics of low-price no-frills quick (non-chain) food left Uptown. The owners are such awesome people.
    1 point
  40. I think the Big XII is a better goal for ECU. ACC won't ever happen unless that whole conference just falls apart. Plenty of NC schools in there already. Big XII may eventually look to add 2 more schools so they can have a championship game and my bet is that they'd add schools close to WVU since they're sort of out on an island. If that happens, I think that Cincinnati and Memphis are the two most likely, but ECU could certainly be in the conversation. Just depends on whether they'd rather have a big time basketball program (Memphis) or a big time football program (ECU). I think I've read tha
    1 point
  41. Its refreshing to see a group, Be Fair BR, rally support for a cause the majority of the city supports. It will be interesting to see what cause they promote next, is this a reincarnation of the now defunct organization "Progress Is?" The ordinance is needed to protect individuals from demeaning statements such as, "...since indulging in sexual desires is now portrayed to be a vital necessity..."
    1 point
  42. That photo does not in the very least remind me of Printer's Alley. That is way, way better than Printer's Alley. And again, we can't actually see the buildings in the photo, just the storefronts and signs. If one of the buildings were renovated, and then the same or a new tenant moved into the existing (renovated) storefront, would you notice the difference? That's why I will repeat that the restoration of the buildings on 4th Ave N that back up to Printer's Alley may cause a temporary disruption on Printer's Alley during construction, but there is nothing at all to say that the other
    1 point
  43. I think the above ground garage is kind of a bummer, but it's pretty much par for the course on many developments here and elsewhere around the nation. Otherwise, I think this tower, if executed well, will be only the third residential tower of any real distinction, as far as design and materials, built since the mid-2000s urban real estate boom (alongside Adelicia and Terrazo, IMO). It's nice that the balconies are integrated into the form of the building, not hanging off and protruding from the facade. And it's totally not a box! Which should be huge for a lot of you (Except for the garage w
    1 point
  44. The Colorado tower: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showpost.php?p=6653536&postcount=377 The JW Marriott and The Colorado: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showpost.php?p=6653536&postcount=377
    1 point
  45. It's a best of SSP much of the time.
    1 point
  46. I'm going to go ahead and say it. I think Lloyds is a MIA troll from airliners.net.
    1 point



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