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  1. Part of me really enjoyed the look of this mural when it was half done, and partly just outlined. But I do love this Mural now that its complete and this little section of Monroe road as it grows.
  2. I saw the Publix progress this weekend too, those are good shots of where it stands at the moment. The thing that hit me is how big this project is compared to the surrounding. Aside from the Sonic office, everything else in this area between Colwick and Randolph is currently one story or dirt waiting to be developed. Hoping this is going to drive additional development on that side of Randolph to at least some 2 story growth(a La Sharon Corners over in South Park). Where Shun Lee and Domino's currently sit seem ripe to go next. That type of set up would be great for adding better options for businesses to fill in this area up top and some additional retail or restaurants below. It may all be dependent on how they rework the traffic flow over here, but there should be a significant amount of folks like me who hope to never cross Randolph again for Groceries or a beer.
  3. At Jack's on their last weekend, the owner indicated it was going to be there with the Rabbit hole. I don't think that music venue is going anywhere, if anything it should get even better with Jacks there too. Jack Straws which eventually became Jacks was a great music venue once. Anyone have any word on where Hare of the Dog is headed? I heard they were opening up somewhere else.
  4. Can't wait for this Publix. Anything that will add to the parking in this area is welcome. And Personally if this allows me to avoid the Cotswold Shopping Ctr parking lot, it will be worth its weight in gold.
  5. Yes this is great news IMO. It has been in the works for many years now and that big area will make a huge step for the NorthEnd progress. The only domino left to fall right there is the big empty field across Statesville from this.
  6. How do you see the Coliseum bad for the neighboring community? Grier heights is the only area on the Monroe side of the Coliseum that is still rough, which is in itself in transition to 'Elizabeth heights'.The rest of the area is in the midst of some significant development with rising values. Otherwise you have Independence becoming a highway killing the old commercial areas, but new development following close behind all of that with the Coliseum Ctr rework the last big domino to fall. Any further improvement to the Coliseum should continue a turn around to this area with Monroe and Independence improvements completing. It would be nice if Charlotte's default solution to improvement wasn't just demo it and put something new in its place. We have one of the last pieces of history in Charlotte still standing in the Coliseum and I commend the city for trying to save and improve it and use it to spur development.
  7. Went there a few times, never a good experience. Not surprised it closed, never met anyone who liked it. What are they going to say in an article "yeah we lost tons of money we sold it to some suckers"? Chances are it was doing 'ok' at best or they wouldn't have ditched it.
  8. Good to hear!!
  9. I haven't seen any work going on at the Sharon Amity bridge in months and months.
  10. Great picture!!
  11. Sounds like a good sign, I'm seeing a good bit of debris inside the fenced areas this week. Hopefully the implosion is happening next week!!
  12. No permits doesn't sound encouraging, but starting the work inside is progress. Looking forward to being passed the construction of this one, and how much worse it is going to impact the already miserable traffic in the area. They may get the summer months reprieve from the school over there.
  13. This work appears mostly done and is now a lovely parking lot. On a different topic, anyone have any news on the Independence work being done at Sharon Amity, Idlewild etc? It has been dead at all of those half built bridges for months now. Is anything going to happen with those or is there still no company to do the work?
  14. Great shots of the current look of things there. I remember when the Music factory looked just like this and there was talk of how it was going to be developed. Next up whoever is going to develop can start to do some renderings and give this area a new life. .
  15. If the Publix ever gets started. I'm starting to wonder. As for the PNC - It's not great, but there are much worse Bank designs than this, I was actually pleasantly surprised they went as far as they did to make it different from normal bank look in this town. I wished it wouldn't have been a bank, but since it is, I'll take the look. Just have to hope that one of those other corners gets the redevelopment that intersection needs.