Sonrise

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  1. CONSTRUCTION THREAD: Verdae Phase 1

    Fair enough, and thanks for your honest response. My apologies if I came off a little to strongly yesterday.
  2. CONSTRUCTION THREAD: Verdae Phase 1

    haha, I remember this same conversation a few years ago. I was discussing the term "TND" and how their is nothing traditional about them. But like I said, I'm all about choice, as long as the choice isn't forced upon me. I know all about NU, TND, etc. Lemme ask you a question and answer this as honestly as possible: Say there was a new TND; sidewalks, mixed use buildings, housing of all incomes, commercial and park integration, but the lots for single family homes were 1/2 acre or more. Would you support this project? Thanks
  3. CONSTRUCTION THREAD: Verdae Phase 1

    I strongly disagree with that statement. I think NU is very agenda driven, but that's a different topic for another time.
  4. CONSTRUCTION THREAD: Verdae Phase 1

    Yeah, I'm all for gentrification.
  5. CONSTRUCTION THREAD: Verdae Phase 1

    Let me clarify something. I love the fact that a development can incorporate single family units, apartments, commerical and parks into one development. What I don't like is the fact that people are guilted and/or shamed into liking it or not liking it. I don't like that developers are building homes on lots smaller than the welcome mats on the front porch and claiming that it is to "reduce our carbon footprint" or whatever pc mantra that will make them look "progressive". They're doing it because they are greedy, bottom line. But as I stated previously, there are many consumers that do feel good about themselves buy having a tiny yard. Hey, too each his own, no problem. What I do object to is the condescending , "I'm an enlightened progressive, and you're not" attitude that was evidenced by saying that I like suburban sprawl, because I'm skeptical of NU. That's a very intolenrat opinion to hold.
  6. CONSTRUCTION THREAD: Verdae Phase 1

    Don't be so sensitive. This is a message board and on ocassion people will have opinions that differ from your own. I feel that NU is a scam, but I support anyones right to participate in it, as long as I am not forced to. P.S. Being against NU doesn't mean that I support "suburban spraw", that's very condescending. It's not an either/or.
  7. CONSTRUCTION THREAD: Verdae Phase 1

    New Urbanism is a ruse and a marketing ploy, itself. Greedy developers can put multiple homes on tiny lots, all under the guise of "environmentalism" "smaller carbon footprint", etc. while buyers who are oriented towards this type of thinking can feel good themselves by doing their part to be "green." It's greed placating guilt. A win/win.
  8. UPDATE:New Greenville Restaurants

    I had them a couple of weeks ago in Colorado Springs, also in Denver a few years ago. They're ok. G-man, do you know where on woodruff? Are they taking an exisiting unit, or building their own? End cap, of free standing unit? Thanks On a side note, while I was in Colorado Springs, I ate at Hu Hot, it was so good I ate there twice in four days. :-)
  9. Greer, SC updates

    Technically, you're correct, but they literally have two or three different curry dishes, that's it, no noodle dishes, no spicy beef salad, no Thai soups. If a restaurant doesn't even sell Pad Thai, I'd hardly call it a Thai restaurant. We've been there a few times and they're trying to be eveything to everyone, serving Chinese, Sushi and those curry dishes, it's okay at best. On a side note, I talked to one of the co-owners of Sweet Basil once and told him that we desperately needed him to open a third location on Wade Hampton, and he said that they were actually discussing that. I don't know how far they've gone with that idea, but it might not hurt to go see him and tell him that you "heard" that they were interested in coming up here and tell him what you've got available. I love Lebanese food. I ate at a Lebanese place in Monterrey, Ca a few months ago, and it was awesome. This place looks good from the menu, but they guy doesn't appear to have a clue about marketing 101. If you go, please give us a report. I really want to go.
  10. Greer, SC updates

    If you're heading towards Spartanburg, it's on the right hand side in a strip mall that has a Dominoes Pizza in it, I believe. It's adjoining a seafood market and is before Highway 14.
  11. Greer, SC updates

    Believe it or not, a Lebanese restaurant has just opened up here on Wade Hampton. I'm shocked because we don't even have a Thai or Indian restaurant remotely close by. Can't wait to try it, I got a take out menu and the food looks fantastic. if anyone like Pita House and lives up this way, it might be worth trying. I'll post a review as soon as I go; can't wait.
  12. CONSTRUCTION THREAD: Magnolia Park Town Center

    Longhorn and O'Charleys got married and had a kid; they named it Cheddars. lol
  13. Cherrydale & Travelers Rest

    Hamburger heresy, I say. lol That place looks really good, but franchising after one location, really? Lemme see how they do for a few years, but it does look good, is it your place?
  14. CONSTRUCTION THREAD: Magnolia Park Town Center

    10 years ago this would have been very exciting, but the quality has gone down so much over the last few years it's a shame. We went to the one in Charlotte for my wife's b'day and it was terrible. Nevertheless, the cache' of the name is good for our city, I suppose.
  15. Cherrydale & Travelers Rest

    Mojo's is really bland, fresh, but bland. Five Guys is decent, but they don't melt the cheese or toast the buns; major no-no's. Plus FG's is ridiculously expensive.