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  1. Sports in Charlotte

    ESPN's College Game Day will be in Charlotte this weekend for the ACC Championship between Miami and Clemson: https://www.stateoftheu.com/2017/11/26/16701346/college-gameday-heading-to-charlotte-for-miami-hurricanes-football-clemson-tigers-football-elite
  2. Amazon HQ2

    I'm probably in the minority here, but I think Amazon putting HQ2 here in Charlotte would be a bad thing. Just looking at that would do to housing prices, which have already gotten to be bad enough in neighborhoods right outside of center city. Just throw in the fact our infrastructure can't even handle how we are growing now as it is. It would just be a disaster. I'd rather see us grown more organically and with smaller but impactful job growth and relocations. I think HQ2 would be better off in a larger city that can better absorb it like Boston, NYC or Atlanta.
  3. 450' here is just fine IMO. Would be nice if it were taller? Sure, but not everything has to be 600-700'. Definitely didn't want it to overshadow the Duke Energy Center either. Bring on more density. Just hope the street level presence is good like Jayvee mentioned.
  4. Perception of Charlotte Nationwide

    And it's continuing today. Wednesday is the day for a lot of the player interviews prior to the tournament starting tomorrow. Nothing but great things to say about Charlotte and the golf course from what I've been watching. Great to see and hear. I'm sure it will continue once network TV coverage kicks in Thursday too. Can't beat free press. EDIT: I did see yesterday where they are expecting 50,000 spectators per day Thursday - Sunday (vs normal 30-35k for Wells Fargo tourney). Hotel bookings up over 50%
  5. Crescent Stonewall Station

    The Home2Suites building actually looks better than I thought (the bar was pretty low). It provides continuous connectivity with the Crescent Whole Foods/Apartment tower. This whole stretch of Stonewall will be way different in 2 years. I can't complain too much. Wait for a JW or W type hotel at Lincoln Harris, or maybe Tryon Place since that appears to be back on track.
  6. Charlotte MLB Team Speculation

    During fanfest today for the MLB All Star Game, Commissioner Manfred explicitly said Charlotte as one of 3 cities for expansion. They need to resolve the issues in Oakland and Tampa first, bit interesting to hear it as the only US city mentioned. If we do go after a MLB team, hopefully it's run better than the MLS bid. http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/mlb-expansion-wont-happen-right-away-but-rob-manfred-has-three-cities-in-mind/amp/
  7. Charlotte-Douglas Airport (CLT) Expansion

    That's strange. I've recently been on a few AA Charlotte to Denver flights (either A319 or A321, don't recall). On two of those flights, we had what looked to be brand new monitors in each of the seats complete with pretty much any movie or TV show you wanted.
  8. NC Music Factory / Uptown Village / Deco One

    For all the warranted criticism the exterior of the Avid Exchange HQ building gets, the interior actually looks pretty cool... Looks like your typical start up IT firm: http://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/news/2017/05/05/avidxchange-new-headquarters-hq-music-factory.html
  9. Maybe it will require a PSL
  10. Just now catching up on all this chatter. Man. A 30-ish story residential building right behind BofA stadium is going to have some priceless views on game day.
  11. Charlotte-Douglas Airport (CLT) Expansion

    Well damn. Good to see all those routes are adding frequencies. I flew out last night and the Sacramento gate was next to mine. It was full. Agree that it would be nice to see San Jose become year round. Makes too much sense. I would also like to add Colorado Springs to that list as well.
  12. Carolina Panthers

    Charlotte will host an NFL draft before it hosts a Super Bowl.
  13. 615 South College (Portman Office Tower near Westin)

    Lets be honest, this building while not everyone's favorite, is way better now than what we first saw when renderings were released 4+ years ago. Plenty of people, myself included, grew to like it more as renderings were updated and construction progressed.
  14. Charlotte-Douglas Airport (CLT) Expansion

    Having a 3rd daily flight from Charlotte to London-Heathrow would be huge for the airport. Especially when it comes to attracting European and/or UK based companies. BA would be nice, but wouldn't bank on it.
  15. Carolina Panthers

    Absolutely love the McCaffery pick. He'll add so much versatility to the Panthers offense. He can run between the tackles, play the slot and return punts. Gives a guy that Cam can dump the ball out into the flat to as well.