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Sparkleman last won the day on April 7 2012

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  1. Anybody have a clue why it is taking Dudley's so long to re-open or is it not going to re-open? I don't see why something else can't open in there and just take Dudley's place as you have a built in customer base, a beautiful fully renovated restaurant, and a great east side location.
  2. Is there going to be enough parking? It doesn't look like it but maybe I am missing something.
  3. I'll go with what's been posted above but can we also work on the infra structure and add some road diets to slow some traffic down? Also so many roads need to be paved its ridiculous and I imagine its beginning to have an affect on the beautification of the town. So many of the roads are broken all to hell, huge pot holes, man hole covers either too low or too high etc. I am sure I look like a drunk driver going around town swerving all over but I am just trying to avoid a blown tire or front end shop.
  4. Since I finally had some good time off from work and the weather finally decided to cooperate, me and the wife decided to hit as many of the local trails as possible. Some observations and questions below. The Cotton Wood and River Birch are still the king daddys of the Dan trail system. They are very well maintained as well as marked and provide a truer hiking experience. The Mary Black rail trail from Country Club to Henry St is also a very good experience and the Fretwell area is really cool now that the coffee bar is open. Walked over to the still under construction Drayton to Beaumont connector and that looks promising as well especially once it gets tied in with the River Birch. The downtown extension of the rail trail is where things are well clunky is a good word. As others have mentioned, are they not going to repave the Converse St section? Also the pegs on the cross street lights don't work correctly in several spots and the Henry/Union intersection is a nightmare even when Henry St traffic is stopped due to folks constantly turned right off Union onto Henry. Not sure what the fix is here. Also is the extension meant to be just for bikes? If so that is not spelled out at all. I am assuming it is made for walking as well but are walkers supposed to stay on the sidewalks or trails on Converse St? I am happy where we are going with the trail system and feels like it is long overdue but the downtown section feels rushed and not completely thought out. Just my .02
  5. Yeah I was down there this weekend and was disappointed to see no further progress from the last time I was down there. There are a lot of different projects going on involving trails so I guess we just need to stay patient.
  6. In other news involving Cola companies, Pepsi has moved out of their long time location on Church Street and opened a new facility way out Bryant Rd to where they now have a Boiling Springs address. Not sure how long they were there but it was a long time but the building is nowhere near as classical as the Coke building.
  7. I had dinner there last night and it was outstanding.
  8. Excellent! Headed to El Paso this evening.
  9. Konnichiwa looks interesting. Love the vertical sign on side of building. Looks very uptown. Anybody got any intel on Dudleys? Its been closed the last week and a half.
  10. I grew up on Norwood Street on the block between Mills and Pine. Great street!
  11. If any of you know me by now you know I am all about lower taxes and I would be all for being annexed if there was something in it for me. However paying for the new tap (no problem there) then having to pay to have it hooked up (this is the major cost) is a deal breaker. If the city was really serious about annexing they would offer some kind of a deal here to the homeowner like paying half of what I consider a ridiculous amount to hook on to sewer.
  12. Where exactly is Four Mile Creek?
  13. Looks like a perfect spot for a ball field!
  14. With all the green space in the rendering, where is everyone supposed to park? Next door is Foster's garden world which to my knowledge isn't moving and behind is the old school which I doubt D7 is gonn part with.
  15. Did anyone ever figure out what the county ever did with the $25 annual road tax that they collected for some 10+ years and finally cancelled? That was another boondoogle that produced nothing significant as far as I could tell.
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