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  1. It would probably be a path to Davidson that aligns with Norwell Place between the current buildings.  Hopefully they go with a gradual linear ramp up from Davidson St, but I could also imagine just a path and then an elevator/staircase tower up to the ped bridge.


    This image shows the pedestrian path that is solved by the pedestrian bridge, which was my original complaint.  The red path is .64 mi which put this section of NoDa outside the station area, even though it only a block away physically.  With the new ped bridge it cuts out 1/2 mile/10 minutes of walking to .13mi shown in green

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    I hope they take the time and energy to make this a very wide, visible, well lit, and inviting path from the street.  Landscaping, overhead signs, maybe even some benches.  It just needs to have an obvious presence on Davidson.  Walking back between 2 warehouses without that will have people thinking twice.

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  2. While we're on the topic of the concessions.  I went to opening night and had a few local brews in the mason jars which was $10 each.  I was annoyed by the price (my ticket was only $8!), but figured I would enjoy the experience since it was opening night.


    I went again to last nights game and suddenly the mason jars are $12?  I don't know how many ounces that is, but c'mon man, $12?  I'm an absolute beer snob, but to charge those prices to a minor league game just kills it for me as it's suppose to be cheap fun to begin with.  The smaller glasses (maybe 12oz?) are $7.50.  You do get a $2 voucher with your ticket, but it's tough to drink just one beer through 9 innings, or more.


    Outside of thirsty Thursday's, I won't be attending any more games.  That's just me though.  I'm not really a baseball fan, and I enjoy having a cold beer at any sporting event I go to, so it's a tough sell.

  3. Don't remember if I posted this a couple months ago or not(?), but I had the pleasure of seeing every corner of that motel from the roof, to the crawl space between the rooms, to the closed section along Church st.  They had a # of leaks in the roof that damaged rooms causing them to close those rooms down while they gutted them.  The entire back half of the building facing Church street is closed off because of similar problems that were beyond repair.  If you look at the 2nd floor from Church street, all of those rooms are wide open to the elements and filled with trash and furniture they no longer use.  How this building hasn't been shut down by code violations by now is beyond me.  I can't imagine it's making any money and fully expect it to be gone soon with the recent momentum on N Tryon.


    edit: found some pics




  4. Really wish they would tear down and redo that block.  Such a prominent block in 4th ward with a single 12 story building in the center with no use for the rest of the land.   Tear it down, build a new building at a corner and sell the rest of the land.  The green space is not very usable but maybe they will update it as well to make it more attractive to local residents?

  5. I doubt they'll show the game on the video boards.  A recap of a moment - sure.  The game itself?  Naw.  I mean does any stadium simultaneously broadcast the game on the video board while it's in play in the stadium itself?

    I could see them playing it on the video board only for games that are sold out?  Would give more incentive and build interest, especially for games on the weekend when there are people in the park that had no intention of going to a Knights games.  Their kids see the video on the board, hear the roar of the crowd, and suddenly you have a new fan begging his mom to go a game in the future.

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  6. Recently drove by OMB's new location on the S. Tryon side and they have all the brush and some of the trees cleared so you can easily see the back of the brewery now.  I see on their FB page that they are going to have a parking lot off S. Tryon, does anyone know how big that will be and how many of the trees that are left will still be there?  With the tree cover and some landscaping, a large beer garden throughout the grounds would be awesome.   Would love to see a site map of what it will look like, can't wait!

  7. Just drove by this, it's really coming together nicely.  Might have a little scrambling to do before this weekend, but otherwise the park looks great!

    Just curious, after sod is put down, is there a certain amount of time it needs to settle before being used?  Will people being on it this weekend be an issue if it's being laid today?

  8. re: Regimental on Twitter -  Ha!  Yep, I thought the same thing.  It's more like a guy tweeting like he has a couple friends following, not potential customers for a business.  I got a kick out of some of them, but yeah, prob not the best idea to curse so much on your business twitter acct.

  9. isnt Grand Father Mountain visible from Charlotte's skyscrapers?


    This is something I've often wondered because I can see 2 distinct ridge lines from my balcony on a clear day and during most sunsets when they are backlit (and I'm only 20 floors up).  Using google earth and other tools, the best I can figure is the most prominent ridge line is Mt. Mitchell and the other mountains that it shares a line with.  And the other is Grandfather, Calloway, the other peaks they share a ridge line with.  Now, whether we see those mountains or the peaks in front of them, I don't know?  But being that those two ridge lines are the tallest I'm making that assumption.  Check them out on Google maps using the terrain layer or on Google Earth.

    On a clear day you don't need to be any higher then 10 floors up to see either of those so I'm sure most of the public spots have a clear view of this.  This time of year, the one I think is Mt Mitchell is right where the sun sets.  If I can get a pic in the next couple days I'll post.

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