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Mellophonius last won the day on February 16 2010

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  1. The New Turner Field - Life After The Atlanta Braves

    I'm definitely on board with this plan. I'll be at Georgia State for a couple of years or so starting Fall 2015, so I might not get to enjoy the fruits of this project - but knowing how fast GSU has been growing, I know they're very much in need of this expansion. I like the fact that there's so much greenspace where there's currently a sea of parking lots, and I like that a portion of the Turner Field stands will remain. I hated to see the Braves go, but this seems like a great improvement over Turner Field itself.
  2. Downtown Redevelopment

    Is this the lot surrounded by Arlington Place, Georgia Avenue, Tattnall Street, and Hardeman Avenue? I can remember when there was desire for Publix or Kroger to open a small grocery store there to cater to Mercer students. Tremont Temple? I'm sure there's some lot somewhere nearby where a DD can be built without tearing down anything historic.
  3. Macon Area Projects & Developments

    Could Publix have its eyes on a third Macon store (or fourth, if you count the still-not-built-but-long-planned Hartley Bridge store)? Can Zebulon support more grocery in addition to Walmart and Kroger?
  4. Macon Area Projects & Developments

    Interesting; I've never heard of Hobby Lobby building a brand new store from the ground up. Usually they open in vacant buildings.
  5. Macon Area Projects & Developments

    The way the parking is arranged does make it look more like an office or something, and less like retail. Maybe it's something medical-related.
  6. Downtown Atlanta District Developments

    I was really hoping the Solarium design would be chosen; I personally think it went better with Atlanta than the Pantheon (while still being much more innovative than conservative). I certainly don't mind an avant-garde design, but the specific design of the Pantheon just wasn't pleasing to me, and I don't think the roof opens up nearly enough. On the interior, it doesn't seem different enough from the Georgia Dome. Then again, I was against the construction of a new stadium from the start. The Dome is only turning 21 years old this year, which by no means is old enough to warrant replacement. Not only that, but it underwent renovations just five/six years ago. Plenty of teams still use stadiums built in the 1960s and 1970s and are perfectly fine with them, so why should a stadium built in the 1990s be replaced so soon?
  7. Milledgeville, Georgia

    PetSense, Firehouse Subs, Hibachi Express, and the Local Yolkal have all opened. Payless Shoe Source recently closed, and its building will soon be remodeled and converted to a Dunkin' Donuts / Baskin Robbins. Hobby Lobby will open in the former BI-LO/Kroger space in September.
  8. Downtown Atlanta District Developments

    Option B all the way. I'm not typically a fan of the randomness seen in Option A, and besides, I love being able to see the skyline from Option B. I think B is a better fit for the city of Atlanta while still standing out enough to be instantly recognizable.
  9. Milledgeville, Georgia

    LongHorn opened over six months ago, and the downtown Quiznos has been open for quite some time as well. PetSense is now under construction in the remaining portion of the old Save-a-lot. Our former Blockbuster is being carved up into smaller tenants, including an urgent care clinic and Firehouse Subs, which has not yet opened. Hibachi Express has started construction on the interior of the former Long John Silver's/A&W. A locally-owned brunch restaurant called the Local Yolkal will be opening in one of the retail spaces in the Baldwin Lofts building. The date for our Piggly Wigglies to convert to Belle has not yet been announced. The first of the small shop buildings at the new Kroger shopping center will begin construction in May, and it will include Great Clips, Shane's Rib Shack, and a nail salon. Ever since LongHorn opened, rumors have persisted that Milledgeville will be getting a Red Lobster and/or an Olive Garden. The Red Lobster rumors have been springing up occasionally for years and years, but I suppose Darden building a LongHorn here has fueled them more than anything else ever has. I wouldn't be surprised to see Olive Garden and/or Red Lobster come to Milledgeville, considering their presence in similar-sized towns such as Dublin, Tifton, and Waycross, but nothing has been announced, and I haven't seen any evidence of anything on the tax assessor's website or any of my other sources.
  10. Macon Area Projects & Developments

    I'm assuming it's going into the old Big Lots?
  11. The Shoppes at River Crossing

    There is a Kohl's on Zebulon Road, among the other retail like Walmart, Lowe's, and Kroger. That's part of North Macon, though it's focused on an I-475 exit rather than an I-75 exit. Bass Road leads from I-75 straight down to Zebulon itself, so it's not too much of a drive to get from the River Crossing area to the Zebulon retail area.
  12. Lenox Square/Phipps Plaza

    Nobody's trying to start an argument here, so chill out. If one user disagrees with another user's opinion about a mall or malls in a particular city, fine, but no insults or derogatory accusations are called for. Everyone be mature, please.
  13. Milledgeville, Georgia

    LongHorn will be opening in September, in a portion of the old Save-a-lot building. Yoforia has backed out of opening downtown, and Quiznos will open in its place. Our Piggly Wiggly stores will transition to Belle Foods. Pizza Hut may be opening a carryout location downtown, in part of the former Luigi's/Deano's/Three Guys Pies space.
  14. The Shoppes at River Crossing

    I remember hearing something about JCPenney being a possible anchor for River Crossing Marketplace. The online site plan has a 105,000 sq. ft. anchor space; I suppose that's big enough for a JCP. I wonder if the rumor is accurate.
  15. The Shoppes at River Crossing

    Does RCM have any confirmed tenants yet? NMP is where Target's going to be, right?