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  1. RFP - 201 Market

    Will they be shades of beige and brown?
  2. RFP - 201 Market

    Anti-Friday the 13th... superstition... that cinches it, it's going to be a new mega-church isn't it?
  3. RFP - 201 Market

    I know I know... easier said than done. But come on, are you going to argue with Kermit?
  4. Amazon looking for a city to put HQ2

    Did you read the article? “It’s an opportunity for small cities to promote themselves—they can laud their advanced degree programs, transit-oriented developments...to the economic development market in a high-profile way.” "It’s that kind of personal connection with the company that could lead to other backchannel deals, says Boyd. “Amazon could put a fulfillment or a back-office facility [in a small city], or they could encourage their mid-size vendors to move there,” he says. Amazon is in communication with most of the major manufacturers in the United States, many of whom might build headquarters of their own—putting your city on the map could mean a spot on the short list, says Boyd." "Crafting the proposals gives cities a chance to reflect, to identify economic strengths and weaknesses, and to develop a strategy to win the next one even if they end up losing the biggest one." The irony in your comment is that this whole conversation would be moot if Jeff Bezos had listened to that kind of advice early on. LOL indeed.
  5. Amazon looking for a city to put HQ2

    Welp, this article sums up why a city like GR should be considering the Amazon bid despite its low odds. Unfortunately, it's a bit disheartening to read about the creativity already exercised by smaller metros that have their act together because it makes GR's approach appear to be the antithesis of a forward thinking city administration. The Underdogs Bidding on Amazon's HQ2
  6. Amazon looking for a city to put HQ2

    Bezos just needs to spread some cash around the Michigan legislature and he can get a sweetheart deal written for him just like Dan Gilbert did... https://www.metrotimes.com/detroit/how-dan-gilbert-just-scored-up-to-1-billion-in-taxpayer-money-and-few-noticed/Content?oid=5981552&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Issue: 2017-10-05 Construction Dive Newsletter [issue:12294]&utm_term=Construction Dive
  7. I wish more of these would return. I loved that graffiti and thought the city should've embraced it more.
  8. I'm wonder if The Velvet Touch decided to move there if people would sit up and take some notice of activity in their neighborhood.
  9. RFP - 201 Market

    If they don't pick the one with the fusion power plant and terminal for the subway to the airport they're crazy.
  10. Amazon looking for a city to put HQ2

    Make it an 8-ft piece of paper with a picture drawn entirely in pencil of Jeff Bezos standing on the shores of Lake Michigan holding the sweet baby Jesus and you've got an ArtPrize finalist for sure.
  11. Amazon looking for a city to put HQ2

    So what is GR's gimmick going to be? Would it just be wasted effort at this point? Nothing Is Too Strange for Cities Wooing Amazon to Build There
  12. 234 Market, former Lady Godiva's

    This ^. If you've ever watched World Cup soccer you've seen the Dutch going bananas with the orange. As for this building, I'm hoping it looks good and ages well and doesn't turn out like this old gem...