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  1. Learning from Other Places

    I go to Minneapolis quite often. By far, it has much more bustling street life and activity than Charlotte, including during the winter. People love cold in Minnesota, and unless it's well below zero, people are often still walking about downtown during winter. Minneapolis has a very exciting and vibrant city center.
  2. Amazon HQ2

    I strongly concur.
  3. Traffic Congestion and Highway Construction

    How in the heck did WSOC and/or the Congressman not realize there is already an I-74 in the Triad and beyond? Even if the Congressman was clueless, WSOC should have done basic research and realized there was already an I-74. Also, why not interstate it all the way to Asheville, since most of U.S. 74 Charlotte to Asheville already is a freeway, with the Shelby bypass under construction.
  4. Interstate quality spur to I-73/74

    Construction of Interstate 73 to Myrtle Beach has widespread support among key players in Washington, D.C., and is favored for financing when President Trump introduces an infrastructure package to Congress, according to U.S. Rep. Tom Rice.... The plan is to use existing S.C. 22 as the link on the Myrtle Beach end, and connect it with Interstate 95. However, Rice said he wants to take it further and connect with Interstate 74. “I think it opens up the Charlotte market, which should be our biggest market, and it has a lot of other potential for the entire Southeast,” Rice said. http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/news/local/article178764236.html Read more here: http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/news/local/article178764236.html#storylink=cpy Read more here: http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/news/local/article178764236.html#storylink=cpy
  5. Triad Traffic Congestion and Highway Construction

    "Greensboro Urban Loop" is a very awkward and unappealing term. Why didn't they stick with the more natural "Greensboro Beltway" they once called it?
  6. SouthEnd Midrise Projects

    Good, but the city needs more healthy food fare. There needs to be promotion of healthy living and fitness, not deadly food.
  7. 300 South Tryon and Kimpton Hotel

    Reportedly on fire now. Brad Panovich‏Verified account @wxbrad 37s37 seconds ago Reports of a fire from a building under construction, possible 300 South Tryon but smoke is gone now. #cltnews
  8. Good New Restaurants

    In N Out is alright, but it pales in comparison to Shake Shack or even Whataburger. Ray's Hell Burger (DC) is the very best. Also, wassup with those tragic fries at In N Out? Shake Shack's crinkle fries are second to none.
  9. Charlotte area population statistics

    I think CSAs definitely are corroborated by ground reality. I live in Northern Virginia. Certainly, I feel more connected to DC than Baltimore, but there is no doubt that there is a commerce and media connection between DC and Baltimore. Many of the workers in my office live in Baltimore or its immediate suburbs, and some people that live in DC work in Baltimore. Even with the Nationals, many people in DC and NoVA travel to Camden Yards to see Orioles games. Additionally, people in DC and NoVA sometimes fly out of BWI airport. Further, DC media often covers Baltimore stories as local stories. While the connection between DC and Baltimore may not be as tight as the nexus between Raleigh and Durham or Winston-Salem and Greensboro, connectivity does exist.
  10. Ascent Uptown - 33 stories (3rd and Poplar)

    It sholl is ugly.
  11. Ascent Uptown - 33 stories (3rd and Poplar)

  12. Perception of Charlotte Nationwide

    Yes, it can and is happening all over. But, my point about Charlotte was moreso about the combination of bad stories this year.
  13. Perception of Charlotte Nationwide

    Although I think the entire state of North Carolina has suffered a serious black eye this year that will reverberate for at least years, I think Charlotte has definitely suffered the worst longterm damage. I think Raleigh-Durham may actually benefit as prospective transplants and businesses that are scared off by Charlotte's negative consider Raleigh-Durham as a more harmonious, progressive alternative .
  14. Ascent Uptown - 33 stories (3rd and Poplar)

    I passed the Adair the other night in Tysons Corner, and it looks essentially complete now. It is mammoth, and sticks out as far and away the biggest, tallest building in the area. It is served by the Greensboro Metro stop.