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olrob last won the day on May 30 2013

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  1. Great idea! Here are their emails: https://www.greenvillecounty.org/Council/ContactInfo.aspx I think these are the county members and my computer is blocking me from the city council site....hmm gman, please correct
  2. If that design is ultimately built this will be the biggest "miss" in a city with SO many "hits". They need to keep the helix design and bump it up closer to 200 feet. I know there isn't money for that but it would be worth waiting for a sponsor, a huge private donation (from GvilleSC), or even a gofundme page. The Liberty Bridge was expensive but was worth the cost because it's immediately associated with Greenville. The observation tower could be something special that visually connects it with Greenville (think Space Needle, Transamerica Pyramid). This is such an amazing opportunity, it would be a shame if our leaders squander it.
  3. This is a rare opportunity to take something from "cool" to " iconic".
  4. Sounds like someone has "crane envy"!
  5. OK, so I rode it this weekend (as well as several times before it was officially opened). The Orange Line to Hampton Station takes you to Washington Street (just south of Swamp Rabbit Cafe), you ride about 2 blocks on Washington Street then take the newly paved and wide segment to Hampton Avenue then about one more block to BFS. It's not a lot shorter than just getting on Hampton Ave past the Swamp Rabbit Bike Shop but not as sketchy. All in all it's an improvement and the crowds at Swamp Rabbit Cafe and Birds Fly South this weekend were HUGE, I need to come up with a business model for that area...any ideas?
  6. Whoa, just heard that President Elect Donald Trump was headed into Greenville as part of his victory tour. Apparently he was totally disgusted by the "downscale" Dunkin Donuts at our Third World airport (he said it compares unfavorably to Juba International Airport, South Sudan which has NO Starbucks at all). He was also very disappointed to find no Trump signs at the entrance to our fair city (what were we thinking?). President Elect Trump was also appalled to see a Cabela's as he approached Greenville but he understood that Joe Dirt and the rest of his inbred family needed a place to call home and so at least they have Cabela's or Bass Pro Shop or Bubba's Sushi and Bait Shop or whatever....hell, them Greenville rednecks need a place to call home....some of us fools thought we were making progress but apparently Dunkin Donuts, Cabela's and/or Bass Pro are relegating us to a second or third class city. If only we could have a Saks or House of Bijan on Whitehorse at the entrance to Greenville that would give a great first impression of our town... Edit: BTW, have spent a lot of time in Boston...it sucks
  7. While I'm not a Trump supporter, I have some good news for you mallguy...the election is over tonight so the signs will be coming down and your "tolerant" friends can stop judging you because they saw a sign from a candidate they oppose on their way into our fair city. Maybe we could persuade visitors that Bass Pro Shops is a prestigious guitar store...wake up man, you're in South Carolina, people hunt and fish, more than half of them will probably vote for Trump, and Dunkin Donuts isn't default southern redneck...have you ever been to Boston???
  8. Maybe we could get a mini Cheesecake Factory, that would class us up!
  9. Oops, I left it there. Guess I "took nothing but pictures and left nothing but footprints...." Found this horseshoe in the construction area for the Swamp Rabbit Trail River Street underpass. Wonder if it goes back to horse and buggy days...
  10. Found this horseshoe in the construction area for the Swamp Rabbit Trail River Street underpass. Wonder if it goes back to horse and buggy days...
  11. This site has a lot of good commentary about the mall history of Greenville: http://www.deadmalls.com/malls/greenville_mall.html
  12. olrob

    The West End

    Finally pulling the plug on Reedy Point... http://upstatebusinessjournal.com/news/downtown-tourism-center-reedy-point-project-canceled/
  13. So has anyone been to the The Playwright? The atmosphere and interior design are excellent but I have been disappointed with the food every time. They need to get it together soon! Also does their main sign bother anyone else? The Y and W in PLAYWRIGHT were installed backwards... the weighted side of the font is to the right and it should be to the left. If you're a font-nerd or graphic designer this will drive you crazy every time you drive past it.
  14. I would say the Arts District is "emerging", not "struggling". Guess it's a glass half full thing...
  15. There are probably other reasons for the selection but is Verdae space cheaper per square foot?
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