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  1. I drove by the popeye's in Boiling Springs today. They have sign saying that they are opening for business this Monday, July 25th.
  2. Haven't seen any mention of these two items, so I thought I'd post and see if anyone has heard any rumors. Plus, it's been forever since my last post, so I'm just glad to be back on the forum again. :-) Last year, some land was cleared right at I-385 and I-585. At one point, I had heard there would be a mini shopping center. Someone else thought it was going to be a truck stop (man, I hope not). So there's that. I think this one might be all rumors. It's been sitting idle for a long time. Other thing is that the Ingles near FBNS has had part of it's parking lot roped off and gravel laid down. So far, there's been no actual construction. My gut tells me it's going to be a McDonald's, because that's what they did in the Bi-Lo parking lot @ Hwy 9 and Old Furnace Rd. Can someone please tell me I'm wrong? lol
  3. Is there a Mexican restaurant in Spartanburg that has a Mariachi band? I've done some google searching with no luck. I think it's been a decade since I've last seen one.
  4. I saw an article just now. Good news about the high speed rail. $4 million and $22 million grants. http://www.examiner.com/transportation-in-atlanta/us-dot-awards-26-1-million-to-atlanta-charlotte-high-speed-rail
  5. Yes, they've started on the widening project, but haven't really addressed Hwy 9 yet. They redid Old John Dodd Road, which was critical. There's a ton of subdivisions off of Belcher Rd that use that side road to get to Ingles/Schools/Daycares/Churches and you would also be afraid you'd hit someone on it. They've widened and paved it and I'm quite happy. No bike lane there, but I wouldn't expect one on a side road anyway. They've done a lot to Old Furnace Road and it looks good except for one of the mailboxes is pretty much in the middle of the sidewalk. lol Also, the sidewalk doesn't extend to the park (tennis courts, ballfield, etc...) which was only another 7 or so car lengths down the road. Major blunder in my opinion, but maybe there was a lack of agreement between different parties. I wouldn't be surprised. It looks good, and the traffic at the intersection of Hanging Rock Road is a LOT better than it was. Overall, I'm pleased. Can't remember if there's a bike lane or not, but there's a lot of room for bikes. You'd have no trouble passing someone on a bike on that road. But I do hope they've learned some lessons from this part of the project that will apply to the rest of the project. Is Spartanburg (and the Upstate) still the best place in SC for cyclists?
  6. I almost wish it was a gas station. Turns out it's gonna be a Dollar General. And we have one already on the other side of Ingles - not far away at all. While I'm happy there will be a newer building - the old building was smaller and they never ran the a/c or heat, maybe because it was broke and they knew they'd be putting up a new building? - but I'm not sure I'm happy about this yet. We already have an abandoned Ingles, Winn Dixie and even a brand-new commercial rental property that hasn't been used (all 3 or 4 units) for over a year. I'm afraid nobody will use or tear down the original building after the move. I hate to be upset before I really even have the right to be, but the old building has issues. And why would anyone rent it when there's more than a few new rental properties that are new, easy access, part of the shopping center and are literally right next door? (Though it's next door in vicinity, the old Dollar General is not accessible from the shopping center) I'm just upset because I see no reason anyone would want it unless, please oh please, someone wanted that specific piece of land and tears it down to build something else. It just seems unlikely when there's other land nearby that's available that doesn't require demolition. Plus, leaving old buildings as decaying relics seems to be the norm in the area. I really hope I'm wrong. *rant_mode=off*
  7. Looks like there's going to be a new something next to the Ingles where 176 and Asheville Highway meet in Boiling Springs. Looks more like a store than a restaurant. Has anyone seen this or knows what it is?
  8. I want a Popeye's chicken. I just felt like saying that.
  9. There's a new Indian restaurant that's opened on 221 across from the Hospital, next to Coggin's Floral Shop. It's called Pachranga Authentic Indian Cuisine. It's a buffet/menu style restaurant and is not bad. I'm so glad to have a buffet-style Indian Restaurant. The food is a little hotter (spicy) than I'm used to but that's just fine with me. I've only been once, but they had naan, onion chutney, mint chutney, bhaji, chicken saag, chicken korma, curried veggies, salad, etc... when we went. They've been open for a couple of weeks but didn't seem busy when my wife and I went. I hope they stay in business. I LOVE 5 Spice, but I like having buffet as an option too. To be honest, I can't give it more than a 7 out of 10, but to be fair I went at 3pm, which is not the best time to go to a buffet.
  10. Playing devil's advocate here, I didn't realize there was a need for another Abbott Farms stand. On the other hand, it is by I-85, so it's sure to suck in some traffic. I wonder if one of the existing locations moved or if this is a new location. I'll have to ask next time I buy some peach salsa. Or peach bread.
  11. If it does end up being a fresh market I'll be there every week. :-)
  12. Something's going up right off of I-85 next to the Denny's and Northern Tool. My wife saw a sign that said Hoover, but she saw it only briefly. It might've been the name of the construction company or something though. If that's actually the store name, I've never heard of it. Anyone seen this or know anything about it?
  13. But everyone knows that you can't move power lines or bury them. Seriously though, in International Law, if a country decides to build on the land of another country, and the border invasion goes undisputed for 20 years, the borders are rewritten. I promise I'm not just making it up. And I think that's a good law too. It should apply here. If Duke had a problem with it, they had, by their own admission, over 20 years to make a dispute. I say the trees stay and Duke needs to bury those cables. That's the way to go these days anyway. They can consider it an investment. It's not like this one tiny section will make them go broke. And besides, with buried cables there will be less outages when in snows in April (man, SC weather is wacky).
  14. Yeah I wanted to get the one further down 176, just past the YMCA. I ended up just getting this one though. The other one was prettier, honestly. But I love seeing the little ice slushy at the bottom of the fountain. It was funny when I pulled up to snap a photo. There was another guy there that had stopped for the same reason but he walked around the other side of the trees. We were trying to keep out of each other's shots. People probably thought we were playing laser tag or something. lol
  15. I snagged a couple of photos of the fountain across from the Chamber of Commerce yesterday. It was all icy and pretty. :-) Once again, all I had with me at the time was my camera phone, but I think it turned out decent. -Jason
  16. I know Disney was looking at multiple locations so maybe that was one of them too. But I'm about 80+% sure that MB was also in the running. There was a big fuss, I know for sure. But I'm unsure of the details, so I can't say for sure that the story didn't get exagerated. I'm still pretty sure MB was at least --also-- in the running just because of the big fuss around town. I did not even realize I used the word 'sure' so much. lol
  17. The way I interpret the article is that $30k from the city would go towards exterior (maybe improved sidewalk, parking, that kind of thing???) and it also says toward renovations. So maybe some of the money would go towards renovations -in- the building? The other $200k from Palmetto seems to be mostly for interior renovations. It's quite vague the way it's worded, but that's my take on it anyways.
  18. 5 am, huh? Yeah... I think it's pretty safe to say that I will -not- be there for when they first open. ZZzzZZZzzzzzzzz.......... I'll definitely stop by later that day though. I'm sure the wife will be happy with a well-planned purchasing endeavor there.
  19. (but crying inside) I hear a lot worse of this same issue in Myrtle Beach. The people that own the Opry, Pavilion (everything) ran off so much good stuff down there just because they could. This is all hearsay, but my mom (that lives at the beach) said that Disney was looking at the old airforce base for a new park. They were run off because they'd "lose money on the Pavilion". So then they closed the Pavilion the next year. Of course, Disney would've meant more money for them, but that's not how they saw it. Sorry to spout hearsay (and about a different town). But I say that to say, it could be worse. Not that it makes everything okay. But still, it could be worse. ;-)
  20. I've been wondering that too. I think they were gonna put a bank at one point, but I don't know.
  21. Follow the White Rabbit. hehe, matrix joke.
  22. This might not be the best answer, but it's certainly a unique answer. The Culture Shop (Chapman Cultural Center) sells some stained glass ornaments that may be of interest. This year, they're doing First Baptist Church. In the past, they've done Seay House, Glendale Mill, Rainbow Lake and the Beacon Drive-In. Source The lady that works there said that they're more of a decorative ornament than a christmas ornament, but some people do put them on their christmas trees and that they're about 4 inches long. Good luck in your purchasing adventure! ;-) Let us know who you chose.
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