Eastman

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    Charlotte Center City Streetcar Network

    As a member of the "Native Charlottean" Facebook group, I cant attest that asthasr's comments are spot on. The conventional wisdom is that absolutely nothing positive since since 1990 has happened in Charlotte, inner city neighborhoods are unlivable, crime is rampant, etc.. I'm often amazed at the comments I read.
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    Misc. Uptown Projects/News

    I went to Europe recently and saw quite a few, in train stations, alleys. That is one reason many of the public restrooms require money or a code.
  3. The building at 1000 Central Ave. has more merit than it has been given here. The facade is original, and is rare by Charlotte standards for it's Art Deco Styling. It started out as a Colonial Grocery Store, and later became the Stone School Supply Building. Built in 1941, it does have some qualities, especially regarding materials, that I'm sure it's replacement won't have. But not to worry, it will be a heap soon enough.
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    Charlotte Center City Streetcar Network

    I check UrbanPlanet everyday several times, but I quit posting years ago. For the reason mentioned above.
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    Southend Living

    On another note, Whiskey will be opening a sandwich shop pretty soon down by the tracks on Central across from Thirsty Beaver.
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    Southend Living

    They actually ran Luxe, and this will be a concept that's a little more bar food related that some of the dinner entrees at Whiskey Warehouse.
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    Misc. Uptown Projects/News

    Actually, when you go back and look at the original presentation drawing, it had much more sparkle. It's tending to appear rather drab. But let's wait and see.
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    Good New Restaurants

    I went there last night with the wife and really enjoyed the meal and the atmosphere. This was my third visit and each time the service and food has been great. Glad to have them in the hood.
  9. It's so funny, the guys in my office are like "Oh I hate it, to many colors yuk!" I'm like "Guys can they test them a little bit, can they get finished with it first?" I think it will look great when complete.
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    Charlotte Off Topic

    Agreed. Hope your feeling better Neo.
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    The Vue

    The cranes appear to be active, does anyone know if the money issues got resolved?
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    Independence Corridor

    Agreed, the owners of this particular shopping center have been very good at keeping the tenant spaces full, and they have known of Walmart's intentions for sometime now.
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    Independence Corridor

    Very true. I believe there is a site plan out there, if someone has access please post. I think the main positive is the interest in the area for such a store, and it would seem that there is enough land for more retail much like what was developed at the other Super Walmart on the west side. I hope Harbor Freight is looking at Eastway for a relocation.
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    Elizabeth Projects (7th St, Elizabeth Ave, etc)

    It will not be much different than where single lanes each way have bus routes. They did this on West Morehead and it works better than I thought it would.
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    Charlotte Pride

    This is exactly why I have always loved the area. You have multiple layers of different people interacting, they may be gay, straight, blue collar, white collar, poor or well off. I think Central pulls this off better than any other place in the city. Now granted it ain't the prettiest strip in town, but I believe it will improve.