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Birdbrain last won the day on August 18 2011

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    The Gateway Site

    Hurry, please, someone - start a gofundme page to make this a reality!
  2. There's a backhoe tearing down the old Blood Connection building this week. Is it weird that I'm entranced watching the demolition? I don't even have a beef with the joint - what's wrong with me? :-)
  3. I'm getting a "City on the Edge of Forever" vibe. Otherwise... yawn.
  4. Looks like the Marshall Pickens replacement is a go. Grove Point will be constructed on the Greenville Memorial campus where the old Blood Connection building is.
  5. I sure hope the skyline shots didn't show the Great Gateway Void (GGV). Hey folks, what do you think will happen first: Human footprint on Mars, or a completed building in the old Brown Box site?
  6. I like Top Golf; glad to see it coming to the area. Of course, I'll be the idiot trying to drive the ball out onto I-85. ("500 yards? Yeah, might need a 3-wood.")
  7. I cast a vote for the gaping hole that used to be the Brown Box. Sure, it doesn't meet the criteria, but how many Gateway plans have come and gone, while the weeds continue to grow up on the chain link fence? (Shrug.)
  8. FYI - Gabe's website. Discount clothing. Yeah, I'd never heard of them.
  9. Uh oh - this looks A LOT like the original plans for Magnolia Park(inglot). Parking decks, green space, mixed use with residential... such happy promise! The Greenville Journal calls the government offices an eyesore now, just imagine how much worse it would look with another Cherrydale there. (The angry cynic voice in my head just went to sleep - sorry for his outburst. Maybe a different economic climate will help the chances of this project...)
  10. Looking at the photos of what Bergamo Square is now, I suddenly recall that just a few SHORT years ago, it was nothing more than a huge concrete slab sided by a virtually abandoned building. It was great for Thursday night beer parties, but not much else. This current version, even in winter's gloom, makes me far more appreciative of everthing they are doing to the square. (Being normally grumpy and negative, take that as my version of a compliment.)
  11. Naturally, I’m disappointed that this is not a 50-story hotel, but eh, what the heck. :-) New construction north of the Hyatt may end up “extending” Main Street, maybe even encourage more stores, clubs, and restaurants. (In other words – jobs.) It would be nice to see that part of Main finally getting the same improvements the rest of the street has. As of now, you don’t want to venture past the (always known as) Daniel Building at night. Maybe even during the day, for that matter.
  12. Have to agree - Travelers Rest has come a long way in a short time and is really beautiful these days. So glad to see TR turning into a "quaint" and growing town after years of being (or at least appearing) run-down.
  13. The sign for Sky Zone trampoline park is up on Laurens Road in the old Sports Authority space. The doors were open during construction and we stuck our nosey heads in - everything is coming along nice. Saw the big pit full of foam blocks, trampolines at 45-degree andgles and vertically creating some really bouncy-type walls. Kind of like the padded cell I should be in, but have to date eluded. ANYWAY, One gentleman working in the space said it should be open in "a couple of weeks." Hey, I'm an old fart, and this place looked really cool even to me. The young whippersnappers are gonna love it.
  14. I'd really like to hear about new stores going into Magnolia Place, rather than what certain people deem to be "Redneck." Unfortunately, I like some of the stores/activities now labeled as "Redneck," so I think I have to officially leave the "Douchebag" side. Do I have to fill out a lot of paperwork?
  15. Oh, yes, this is gorgeous! We really don't need any more green parks and "town center" garbage with hotels, condos, apartments, offices, and great retail. Look at all the available parking spaces this version has - tremendous! Just think how warm and comforting this huge slab of asphalt will be during our chilly July afternoons! (Yes, that's sarcasm born of complete disappointment. Sorry, I just needed to vent. But at least it's more jobs. Sigh.)
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