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  1. spartanburgh

    Sparkle City Eateries

    Wild Wing has lots of problems. It has really gone down hill and unless they clean up the business it will eventually fail.
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    Smith's Drug Store Redevelopment

    It does appear in the rendering that the set back is much less than what is required in the code. The rendering shows the set back of the upper floors is 12 -16' (estimate on my part). I think that a set back of this dimension is much more practical than 60'. If it were 60', the upper floors here and at Aug Smith would not have been possible or practical.
  3. spartanburgh

    Smith's Drug Store Redevelopment

    True, but the drive through could always be enclosed and made into a small retail space. Not ideal, but it could work.... Also, the set back for the upper floors is garbage. This part of the code sucks.
  4. spartanburgh

    Cambria Hotel (Old HBJ Lot)

    I am happy to see more diverse architecture in Spartanburg. Looks good to me and the contrast between the MB and the Cambria will make it seem even more diverse. I had always hoped that our next high rise would have been built on this corner, but this is a good development. It is interesting that the Cambria brand is Choice Hotels highest brand. It seems that our market will still not have a mid segment hotel such as a Hampton, Holiday Inn Express, or Spring Hill Suites etc. Maybe we will have a fourth Hotel built in the near future that satisfies that segment.
  5. This one will not finish until January due to a favorable tax situation if the C.O. is issued after the new year. So they have been in no hurry to finish up.
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    Cambria Hotel (Old HBJ Lot)

    Its likely that they paid 1,450,000 not 2,250,000. When properties are purchased together and combined, the full amount of purchase is shown for each property. The corner lot was purchased from a different owner than Author State. That said, 1,450,000 is still a significant amount for a 100 room hotel. 14500 per key is a lot. Hopefully, we'll see a significant structure that will spread those costs, making the land purchase more palatable.
  7. spartanburgh

    The Future of Spartanburg's Downtown Memorial Airport

    Plus the stupidity of using asphalt instead of concrete.
  8. spartanburgh

    Cambria Hotel (Old HBJ Lot)

    This project along with the 200 apartments, the Montgomery Building, and Gibbs office building ( if he ever does anything) will shift the momentum of Downtown development form the West to the North. Anticipating the renderings and hoping for a quick start.
  9. spartanburgh

    Cambria Hotel (Old HBJ Lot)

    The office building that was proposed there had a relatively small four story parking deck on the back of the building. They could also connect to the parking deck via a pedestrian bridge. The site is also large enough to put parking under the hotel.
  10. spartanburgh

    Cambria Hotel (Old HBJ Lot)

    That would be an awesome development! I think if they do an aloft or similar it would still leave the door open for a Hampton Inn & Suites or similar brand. I have always thought that site should have a building with a similar height as the Montgomery Building.
  11. spartanburgh

    Greater Spartanburg Projects & Developments

    I agree 100%. Sure hope Todd runs again next time.
  12. spartanburgh

    Downtown Projects & Developments

    Its supposed to get 20 apartments on floors added to the building and street level shops on Magnolia, with under building parking. Subject to costs.
  13. spartanburgh

    Spartanburg Off-Topic

    Chris doesn't possess the skills necessary to work with developers. I've been in meetings with him that would not have turned out well if not for Ed intervening.
  14. spartanburgh

    United Community Plaza (S Pine & E Main Mixed Use)

    This building is apparently a one story building with about a thousand feet of mezzanine or second story section for the bank, with all else one story. The façade is designed to look like a two story building, but IMO this is a big disappointment for this site. I do agree that it is way better than what was there before, but still a let down for such a prominent site. However, for the continual reference to this multistory development is a bit of a joke.
  15. spartanburgh

    Spartanburg Off-Topic

    Chris Story would NOT be a good City manager. Hopefully, they will find a dynamic go getter that will make things happen.