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Sparkleman last won the day on April 7 2012

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  1. The way our county works I am sure the specified period of time would be indefinite for the sales tax increase. You never see those things go away. I love that the folks of district 7 (some of the more conservative around) will now have to endure 2 tax increases in about 3 years because the city/county/school district have no idea how to manage money.
  2. Would there be a referendum on this, sales tax increase, or what to fund all this?
  3. Not exactly sure, but why move again unless city was going to throw in some incentives? (lower taxes or lower city business license fees) They have done their civil duty once, why move from a very profitable business spot?
  4. No one brought this one up so I'll do the honors as this looks (and probably tastes) like a slam dunk. Francina's Soul Food kitchen has opened next to Seller's seafood on west Henry St. This place reminds me of the old Woodward's Cafe that used to be about a mile away but burned down years ago. I personally have not been yet but several of my friends have. Awesome and "so good its time for a nap" are what I am hearing so far.
  5. Wakefield has already moved once and it was not that long ago. They used to sit over where the George and the Chapman Center currently are. I really can't see Jay and company moving again so soon no matter the reason. They are in a prime spot as to go from east to west in any kind of a hurry you have to pass right beside their lot and show room. This is a non starter.
  6. Strange location to me as the proposed park is on a dead end.
  7. I'd like that solid tenant for the old Lockwood Greene building to be downtown instead of way the heck out there.
  8. Pretty sure they are looking for $1800-$2000 for the 1700 sq ft model. That's pretty expensive for any kind of a rental (house or apartment).
  9. Am I mistaken or did I see where these apartments were gonna rent from $1200-$2000? Good Lord are we trying to become Greenville overnight or something.
  10. Now all we need is a baseball field behind it!
  11. Does anyone know a friend or family that is living at Drayton now that can give an honest review? I have heard a lot of good things as well as some bad things (noisy), however I cannot get a personal review as I do not know a soul that is there. I understand that I know no of you but was just curious about what anyone else had heard.
  12. I noticed yesterday that there was a big destruction dumpster down on Kennedy St at the old Hardees. Not sure if work is in progress or getting ready to start. Anyone have any intel on this one?
  13. Another major white collar employer such as QS1 would really move things into high gear.
  14. SHS's new football stadium that will hold 7500 people is projected to cost $8.5 million but will almost certainly go over that number. Fluor Field's capacity is 5700 and it cost 15 mil in 2005 so 20-30 mil sounds about right. The location of Fluor Field is very similar to where a proposed stadium might go in the Grain District as both areas were awaiting expansions to the same parts of town (west area). Putting in behind the hotel would be a stroke of luck/genius.
  15. Below is the link for SAL attendance this year. Some teams did way worse than others however Kannapolis NC is probably hurt by its proximity to the Charlotte Knights. I am not sure we could consistently put 1500-2000 fans in the stands per night.