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    Play on the water, worked downtown for 23 yrs, live (and now work) in the woods (striving to reduce my footprint on the planet).
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    Planning Commissioner in a metro township<br />Avid sailboat racer
  1. Not that the tuba had anything to do with this attracting your attention...
  2. It sure looks like Chang's is going to face the Belt line instead of the "village main street". Does anyone else agree that this seems very contradictory to the original concept of the "village" - and perhaps at the same time even comically predictable?
  3. Hey! I know! What if there were tubas strolling the streets of GR? THAT would be BIG fun!!! (seriously)
  4. The fact that mustachioed Jack from Jack's Wholesale Windows is now dressed like a cowboy in his Halloween ads didn't help you decide?
  5. Speaks volumes about the notion of a "lifestyle center" being walkable, eh? Much as I love the idea of economic activity in these turbulent times, Knapps Corner will remain a prime textbook example of how not to do sustainable development.
  6. Although I haven't seen a grading plan for the site, these facts and past efforts by the excavators tell me that the site prep work on this corner will be anything but "gentle". Let's hope and pray that the "creative financing" doesn't run out before the site work is done.
  7. A strip club would certainly be an innovative application of the City's new "Form-Based" codes.
  8. I took a look at this many years ago when it was for sale briefly. It had some pretty serious structural issues as I recall. Interior wasn't laid out too well either. I think much of its charm comes from the hillside location and winding brick road more that the bldg itself.
  9. I can almost feel the breeze blowing my hair back! Wish I could have been there.
  10. Another glowing example of "investigative" reporting by our local rag... even Tuba Christmas isn't immune to folks looking for "dirt"... (rolling my eyes)
  11. There was a nice write up in the GR Press on Sunday about the Tuba Christmas concert. Gotta love our fellow UPers being in print! I could easily that Veloise charm and humor in the article!
  12. Doesn't look any different than it has for months on my computer...
  13. Future museum designers may also want to remember to include a large enough space to accommodate corporate events. While the GRAM appears to be a smash hit, this is one issue where it fails miserably - as it cannot accommodate a corp dinner crowd larger than 150 people... which I suppose only insures that corporate groups will have to continue spending their money in the much-more-boring-ballrooms at the AGP or JW... (I speak from vast personal professional experience trying to find appropriate local venues for major events held by several large local corporations). I'm personally very disa
  14. Made even funnier by the fact that last night we discussed laying off our bi-weekly housekeeper as a way to help pay for the home addition we're hoping to start soon. Wonder if they make maid outfits in a 44 regular? (eeewwww - that's one ugly visual) (sorry!)
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