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  1. I didn't get to see it. Did they end up focusing on the Food & Wine piece on restaurants in the area? (F&W is part of this CBS Early Show roadshow.) Interestingly, two-thirds of the establishments chosen for the magazine were in Durham/CH, not Raleigh. Wasn't sure if they'd broadcast that news from Fayetteville Street...
  2. There isn't great info from Capitol Broadcasting on the current development work. The DV 2 (& DV 3?) work is underway with earthwork being done. Bovis is the contractor for this project. The performing arts center construction (Skanska as [email protected]) is also underway next door by the City. The parking deck will wedge between the two. The apartments further up Blackwell towards downtown/Pettigrew haven't started yet and don't look like they will for a while. Methinks they want to get the residential in ATHD Phase 2 (Old Bull, Noell) and the wrapper residential around the parking garage lea
  3. Hasn't been in the paper yet that I've seen. Downtown Durham Inc. put a mini-release out on its listserv. I've seen it quoted at the following blog, but I'm not exactly an impartial source where that blog is concerned. http://www.bullcityrising.com/2007/02/durham_1_for_cr.html
  4. I'm actually pretty bullish (no pun intended) on this, mostly given SBER's involvement. They've done a nice job in other cities, and the fact that they've opened an office in the ATC and are very active in multiple sites -- Rolling Hills, DAP, ATC -- I hope means they've got a vision for what could happen here. Current city government has been great about redevelopment; I hope we're lucky in the next election not to end up with Mayor Sith, I mean *Stith* (Durham's Art Pope Dope on a Rope.) The $4m vs. $11m gap worries me but I'm curious to see SBER's revised presentation. I can't make this
  5. Interestingly, if you look at the ATHD web site, the University Ford lot is actually listed as Phase IV of the American Tobacco project, though no massings or layouts appear: http://www.americantobaccohistoricdistrict...tenants_map.pdf (Look over where the Ford dealer is, and underneath the labels, and you can make out the "4" in Phase 4.) The map also shows that residential is going into the Old Bull building (which I knew) and the Noell building (which I didn't -- thought initially that would be all office.) I think Capital Broadcasting did it right with the success of office and d
  6. Jones -- I hear where you're coming from. The funny thing to me is, _inside_ Durham, none of us who live in Forest Hills, or Watts-Hillandale, or Trinity Park, or Old North Durham, etc., are called "pioneers." People understand that they're tight-knit, family-friendly, attractive communities with lots of things to do in the neighborhoods. I actually was talking to a woman who's lived in a suburban/quasi-rural stretch of northern Durham for 20 years last week, who told me that she and her husband are planning to downsize their big house up there and move downtown. From the conversation up t
  7. Dan -- hey, thanks for the tip, and I'd love to read that article if you ever stumble across it; I'll take a look at the N&O too. Funny you should say this. The Herald-Sun had an article y'day mentioning that Fishmongers is up for sale and claiming that some of the "older" Brightleaf restaurants have seen traffic go down. There *is* more competition in the restaurant market, and frankly some really awesome chefs and owners have come in and turned up the expectations. Fishmongers got some really mixed reviews on a Durham neighborhood listserv discussion lately concerning service, whic
  8. Thanks for the link. I'm pleased and a little surprised to see the Diamond View <b>III</b> plans; to date in the papers, they've only been talking about the Diamond View II building, which has an I-bank from Chapel Hill as its anchor tenant. Interestingly... I got a mailing from the Durham Bulls yesterday encouraging me to renew my season ticket mini-pass. In there, they talk about the Diamond View II building -- no mention of III. Things are booming around the ATHD. By next year, with the performing arts center open, it should be even more incredible. I work in the Distr
  9. Thanks for posting; these are very interesting numbers. Looking back, the first two "peaks" have very clear causes external to that of rising population... the former AA hub leading to the first surge, and the tech boom probably being core to the second surge. The current rise, coming in a time of slower, more cautious growth, hopefully reflects a more sustainable pattern related to the metro area's overall growth trends. I can't wait to see the new Terminal C! Having seem some of RIC's re-construction-in-progress as well as the great new progress at Terminal A in Boston, the new trend
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