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    Charlotte's Light Rail: Lynx Blue Line

    I'm not really trying to disagree with anything you said. I just wanted to comment that I really think they had no idea this line would be so successful so quickly. I know the canopy lengths on the platforms themselves will eventually be expanded. Looks like in hindsight those cuts shouldn't have been made!
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    Charlotte's Light Rail: Lynx Blue Line

    Just out of curiosity then...what WOULD you do if they enacted this plan? (no more orange line Gold Rush)
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    Charlotte's Light Rail: Lynx Blue Line

    I like that idea on the face of it. The fact that the Gold Rush is free, and paid for by Center City Partners or the Convention and Visitors Board, the idea might not be well received. The point of the line I believe is to make traveling around uptown easy (and cheap) to stimulate more business. This might be one of those ideas for when the light rail system matures a little and people would be more willing to pay for something they used to get for free. But, I think this is a GREAT idea. We need more people thinking about these things. It also wouldn't hurt to suggest this to CATS and see what they think.
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    Charlotte's Light Rail: Lynx Blue Line

    I know this isn't exactly what you are talking about, but it is a step in that direction. There is an option on the first screen that allows you to buy 1 adult one-way ticket by only pressing that button. I forget what the option is called exactly, but it's in the lower LEFT hand side of the screen. You press the button, put in your $1.30, and you're done. It's much faster than going through that same process step by step. Also, CATS was selling Day Passes yesterday for the game for $2.60...the same price as two one-way tickets. They were doing this to cut down on the lines at the TVM after the game. Unfortunately, I had already purchased my one-way before the attendant came over and told us about the day pass. GREAT idea...but, a sign on the actual machine would have been a more efficient way to spread the word...not just one lady trying to approach everyone to tell them about the offer. No complaints though...thought it was great CATS was trying to be pro-active.
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    Brooklyn Village Redevelopment in 2nd Ward

    I think this is a great idea. I think this parcel was marked as "also available" in the video that was posted on the NASCAR Hall of Fame thread (since moved to another thread) of land the city was trying to sell around the new South Blvd./277 interchange.
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    210 Trade | EpiCentre

    This type of signage has always been a part of the project. It's one of the things I'm looking most forward to. I think it will really change the "feel" of this part of town.
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    Perception of Charlotte Nationwide

    You know, I really hope that the National perception of Charlotte is based on people like you! The more I read, the more I appreciate your balanced, positive view on what it's like to live in Charlotte. I'm proud of our booming population, great weather, growing skyline, and new job generation. But, I'm equally proud Charlotte has such a positive social atmosphere. I'm glad, in this case, that straight and gay people seem to coexist peacefully and your point of view is always a refreshing change from others I read (not just limited to anything posted in this particular thread).
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    Metropolitan, Midtown Redevelopment

    I've been there 3 times now. Once I walked from Center City and the other two times I drove there, used their free deck to park in, and walked from there to Center City. Does that mean I've just proven there is foot traffic? Def. as much as one visit by someone else in a car has proven there isn't any and that traffic will be bad. Pretty bad logic from what I can tell.
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    Charlotte Hornets and the Arena

    I am not sure if this is the right place for this post anymore... I was downtown on Thursday and talked to a lady inside Bellacino's...she said they open today. I suppose something could delay it...but that's what she said. She also said Fat Burger was the tenant next door...I didn't ask about an opening date for that.
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    The Vue

    I thought the exact same thing yesterday when I passed by the model across the street. I meant to walk over there on my way back, but forgot.
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    Metropolitan, Midtown Redevelopment

    I actually went last night. It opened about 6 PM and stayed open till 9. It's a pretty cool concept. They have flooring, lighting, some appliances, cabinetry, etc. They also, as said above, have home decorations and lots of storage options. It doesn't look like a Home Depot really at all. They had deserts and drinks last night that were free for shoppers. I think they were having a breakfast today for customers. Everyday through the weekend they had something special going on as part of their grand opening. It's really a cool store, and walking in front with both levels lit and shoppers coming and going, it looks really urban and nice. It has the feel of a much larger city when you're there.
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    Metropolitan, Midtown Redevelopment

    I'm just curious here...I see Scott replied to Nible, who I assume replied to me. But, I don't see that reply anywhere. I'm a little confused as to where the comment that Scott replied to is now... However, Scott is correct. This Charlotte store is not the same as the Expo Design Center. There are quite a few of those around. This concept is not quite as upscale as the Expo Design Center (I believe).
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    Metropolitan, Midtown Redevelopment

    I think Home Depot owns the building (and therefore leases space to Target) and would be responsible for the design.
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    Metropolitan, Midtown Redevelopment

    Apparently this one and the one in Concord, Ca. are the only two Home Depot Design Centers in the country. I'm sure more will follow...but it's sortof cool to be first.
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    Metropolitan, Midtown Redevelopment

    This is a really cool part of this project. I've checked it out a couple of times now as it's been installed for about 6 weeks or so. I even took some out of town guests there over the weekend.