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  1. rugger62

    Charlotte Weather

    11 straight days where the temp never got below 74? 11 exits on 74. Silver line funding confirmed.
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    Charlotte Off Topic

    Changing gears, I was uptown Friday early evening from 5-7 with my son. Mommy was busy working so we were exploring the big city a little bit. Maybe it's because I haven't been uptown on a weekend night in a while, but I was shocked by the number of extremely intoxicated vagrants I saw walking around. We were on Tryon from 4th down to the DEC, then to the Epi Center, then to RB Park. I expected to see some people hanging out on the benches or asking for money, but there were around 1/2 dozen guys stumbling around, 1 of them in the middle of 3rd street. Even saw a couple of guys drinking from a brown bag in the park. It put me in defensive mode - God forbid a drunk mess with my boy. I had to actively avoid several. Was this something rare, or is this more of the norm in uptown these days?
  3. rugger62

    Sports in Charlotte

    A big college rugby tournament is in town at the Rugby Athletic Center this weekend. 400+ college rugby players in case anyone is looking to watch rugby, recruit college talent, etc. 2015 Teams @ACRCBowlSeries American International College @AICrugby defending champs Boston College @BCRFCnews 2014 RU Clemson University @ClemsonRugby Indiana University @IURugby Iona College @ICRFC1 Kutztown University @KutztownRugby North Carolina State https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rugby-at-NC-State/66986823636 Notre Dame College @NDCFalconRugby Rutgers University https://www.facebook.com/RutgersRugby/ St. Bonaventure University @SBURugby Stony Brook University @SBrugbyAlumni Syracuse University @Cuse_Rugby University of Alabama @AlabamaRugby University of Cincinnati @CincyRugby University of Delaware @UDRugby University of Massachusetts @UmassRugby University of North Texas @UNTRugby University of South Carolina @CockRugby University of Tennessee @tnrugby Western Michigan University @WMURugby
  4. I've done about 15 minutes of searching the thread. Is there a rendering for the Hines station anywhere? All I can find is this: http://www.hines.com/press/releases/11-12-12.aspx
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    Misc. Uptown Projects/News

    A little bit of google-fu shows that this is in fact the actual game box. It's even on the wiki. http://www.civfanatics.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=1123&c=19 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civilization_(video_game)
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    Misc. Uptown Projects/News

    Amelie's has their exterior sign up. Are they doing anything with that terrible reflective glass whatever the fudge it is on the sidewalk?
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    Charlotte Off Topic

    It was just listed for sale - apparently CBRE has the listing. The loan secured by the property is in default and I think it would make sense for someone to buy the building subject to a GE relocation (and probably a subsequent re-naming of the property). http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/real_talk/2015/09/bank-of-america-plaza-about-to-hit-the-market.html
  8. rugger62

    Charlotte Greenway Trails

    I assume it will be part of the master plan that is being released on the 17th. A quick look at the linked site didn't show any timeframe.
  9. rugger62

    Traffic Congestion and Highway Construction

    What is the source for this? I can't imagine the NCDOT creating a PA Turnpike...
  10. rugger62

    Local Politics

    The only thing bothering me about the Roberts campaign right now is that she is throwing up a bunch of fluff. Her issues are 'Good Schools' and 'Good Jobs'. The other one, 'Economic Opportunity for All Charlotte Families' is basically the same as 'Good Jobs'. What is her vision for the City? Where does she want to take us? She's a Morehead scholar, but a lifetime politician. What can we expect? Look at her site vs. Peacock - it's pathetic that she isn't laying more out for us to see. Meanwhile, Peacock's main issue is "to build a regional, multi-modal transportation plan that’s fiscally responsible and focuses on both traffic congestion relief and creating new economic development & housing opportunities in the process." He's a staunch critic of the streetcar, even though it makes a ton of sense (economically & developmentally) for the City. I think his policies drive a divide through the city (racially and/or economically) and I refuse to support him. That said, I might abstain if JR doesn't show me some more meat & potatoes with her side salad.
  11. Anyone see this article ranking transit systems Nationwide? http://fivethirtyeight.com/datalab/how-your-citys-public-transit-stacks-up/?ex_cid=538fb The only ranking they used was rides per Capita. I added a few more 'rankings' to try and see how we stack up against other MSAs. The only glaring omission IMO is MSA area & population density - I imagine that the density is a much better tool of analysis that pure population. Long story short, without more in-depth analysis from a transportation expert, I think we are doing an above-average job in terms of transit, but getting close to the point where it is going to have to become a more central facet of planning and budgeting. Book1.xlsx
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    Carolina Panthers

    I tried it last week. Tacos are above average. If you're a fan of JB's, their burritos are far superior.
  13. rugger62

    Drinking Beer in Charlotte

    Pitchers! Am I the only one super excited about properly priced pitchers! Pineville reaping their just desserts for not allowing the light rail. fudge that town with a 10 foot pole. Make sure you don't drive after leaving there because I can assure you their Gestapo will be looking hard to make DUI arrests (not that I am ok with drinking and driving).
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    UNC Charlotte Football

    Glad to see we bounced back pretty well from the MTSU whoppin, but we can't move the ball effectively. More frustrating to me than our QB situation is that in the first half, Kalif Phillips was tearing up the D, but they kept sitting him & trying to pass in the spread. He ended up with 29 touches and 165 yards, so I guess they saw the light in the 2nd half, but GD it was frustrating to see him on the bench for 1/2 of our snaps in the 1st half. The rest of the season is probably going to be long as the top teams in the conference are going to be hunting bowl games.