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    urban planning, architecture, retail, photography

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  1. Raleigh is a league of it's own with its well known RTP and large tech presence. Some have called it Silicone Valley East. Having realized this, the small minded attitudes in Hampton Roads will get this region nowhere and unfortunately it doesn't seem to change.
  2. Raleigh has lots of towers on the way. Sigh. https://www.wraltechwire.com/2019/08/09/developers-plan-30-story-office-tower-on-fayetteville-street-in-raleigh/
  3. Fairfield Inns that I’ve seen are pretty suburban. It will be interesting to see what is proposed for this location.
  4. Is official. Dick's at Town Center will be closing by January 31st. This is an excellent opportunity for Armada Hoffer. https://pilotonline.com/business/consumer/article_54a9ae64-b48b-11e9-9967-ff4cac0dfc07.html
  5. It's really unfortunate the military is calling the shots with this needed runway. If San Diego can operate a much busier airport with one runway hopefully we can figure something out.
  6. The Gas Light Hotel aka the Royster building has a delayed opening and the rooftop bar has been axed. https://southsidedaily.com/local-news/2019/07/22/heads-up-the-glass-light-hotels-grand-opening-will-be-delayed-heres-why/
  7. Puttshack is scouting and looking to expand it’s mini golf concept in the ViBe and Town Center areas. https://pilotonline.com/business/consumer/article_9819e07e-9104-11e9-ae68-8b3a4cf4b245.html
  8. As of yet, I’m not seeing any updated images on the website for the apartments and garages as shown on the June 2018 posting.. I’m hoping something is still in the works. http://images1.loopnet.com/d2/aEUERPoBoClOhI8DbFm5dGQKZKj6ZwrCiB73PcAg7MA/document.pdf
  9. I’ve been to Wegmans a couple of times mostly to pick up a few things. I especially appreciated all their gluten free items being all together on one isle and they have the largest selection in any store that I’ve been to. The prices seemed reasonable at least comparable to Fresh Market, at least for the items I buy . The store is smaller than the other Fairfax store I’ve been to but I’ve read the new stores going up are not as large as before. The store was busy both times and an article I read (I think an editorial on Inside Business) stated the Beach store had the 3rd largest number of people shop during it’s grand opening in the chain’s history. I’ve yet to eat at a Shake Shack but hoping to visit soon.
  10. https://pilotonline.com/news/local/transportation/traffic/article_95beca72-4601-51f4-be65-f9d2294d8702.html This article caught my attention. One of the best examples of an under utilized zipper lane is on 64 heading west which ends just before the high rise bridge. About a week ago I was on this highway and came upon brake light central for what seemed like miles! Traffic was backed up from before the Greenbrier exit heading west for as far as I could see . At first I was hating myself for not jumping on Military highway but I quickly noticed that hardly anyone was using the left lane. I squeezed over there and passed a zillion cars backed up forever! The left lane was clear as far as I could see. I passed so many people while feeling guilty yet unapologetic at the same time. I was able to merge to a right lane before it ended and felt almost disbelief that I passed so many people just barely creeping forward. Ouch!
  11. I stopped by Wegmans a few hours ago. The place was crawling with people.
  12. Eddie Bauer is the next MacArthur store to close. It's really sad seeing the loss of retail but at a national level its almost catastrophic. https://pilotonline.com/business/consumer/article_dae3d3f4-6113-11e9-9d1f-47f4cd07de20.html?spMailingID=15489985&spUserID=Mjc1NDQ4MTE0MTY4S0&spJobID=1621147715&spReportId=MTYyMTE0NzcxNQS2#utm_source=pilotonline.com&utm_campaign=%2Fnewsletters%2Finside-business%2Fthursday%2F&utm_medium=email
  13. That's embarrassing. Honestly
  14. About 32,000 seats have been sold for Pharrell’s event and Oceanfront hotels are nearly sold out. https://pilotonline.com/entertainment/festivals/article_c6adbe10-44d8-11e9-a800-5bc118f74edb.html
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