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  1. 300 South Tryon and Kimpton Hotel

    I have been to restaurants and one club that provided a blazer for guests without proper dress for men. I accepted it willingly.
  2. Charlotte Bike Sharing

    "But...that's a girls' bike"- Jonathan Winters (funniest man ever in my life) "It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" I saw 5 of them in Freedom Park this morning at 11:00 AM
  3. Charlotte Photo of the Day

    Some places earn their name. High Point, NC altitude-1007 feet It was a railroad high point. Downhill from there, both ways, is how I heard the story.
  4. Myers Park / Eastover Projects

    So lame. The site celebrating the tree canopy calls it Steven's Park. The name is Stephens for George Stephens. It is just above this post in a discussion of the park. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myers_Park_(Charlotte)
  5. View of Legacy from Stonewall and College. BofA stadium in background. BofA will have branding on both these projects, controlling the south end of downtown and pinching Wells. Crescent Stonewall where the cars are parked in sun, center of photo
  6. Misc. Uptown Projects/News

    Camden Grandview apartments, leasing for Fall 2018. I hope that retaining wall is enough.
  7. Stonewall - Northwood Ravin Project

    Walking along South Boulevard there is beaucoup d'activité on the site
  8. Crescent Stonewall Station

    Walking from Dilworth to the Auto Show at the Convention Center: The hotel area for Stonewall Center. Waste pipes? Fire Supply? This is the Stonewall facade and I rather like the wood(?) siding. It appeals to my eye and is different that any other building. This siding is above the street entrance and below the brown brick of the residences.
  9. Charlotte area population statistics

    Charlotte, and other cities in North Carolina, have long benefited from the generous laws in NC that allow(ed) cities to annex at will, essentially. Growth was organic and not constrained by antique and artificial borders. Charlotte came to an arrangement thirty-some years ago with the nearby towns on "spheres of influence" that allowed the smaller towns to have some say in zoning and annexation for areas not within the existing borders while still allowing Charlotte to annex for growth. The generous annexation allows the city to be large enough to be considered suburban now. Jacksonville FL and Indianapolis are two cities that became unified city-county years ago for simplified administration and these two appear near the top of this list and are similar in population with Charlotte. There have been efforts to eliminate the dual county and city administrations here but the best that has been done is to assign to each a part of the organization such as policing to the city and elections to the county and many, many more in the same way. All this is to note that on the list that QCxpat provides (and thanks for that) the "old" cities rank lower and the "new" cities that grew post WW II are at the top. The list above is metro but clearly driven by the city at the heart of each.
  10. I remember when Novakovic opened their bakery in the light industrial/office complex that was where the Lowes South Boulevard store is now. They had the location closest to S. Blvd and their small sign could be seen from traffic. I stopped in one afternoon to investigate and saw that it was a small commercial bakery that had a few items for sale individually wrapped, mostly bread. I have followed them since that time. They are a perfect sign of Charlotte growth.
  11. Carolina Panthers

    He may have never recovered from the knee surgery. He had trouble this season already with it. He does not play 100% even when he is 100%. Remember the interception when he ignored the returner? He has one of the lowest Wonderlic scores for quick thinking administered at the Draft. He will be 27 next year and his peak may be here. Or in the past. He has had weight troubles in several off seasons/camp. He has the job on talent alone and there is lots of that in the league. Best players bring more.
  12. Charlotte Area Transit System Long Term Transit Plan

    I lived in Dilworth for nearly all my working life and one advantage was that I never worked near my home but my commute was a reverse: I was driving outbound on the empty lanes while the oncoming toward town lanes were choked with cars and buses and trucks. For three years it was Dilworth-Weddington. No problem. That was by far the farthest commute of my life. Though doable since Providence outbound was empty at 7:25 a. m.
  13. The Good News Report

    I stopped at Sharon Amity store one night to buy my favorites, crullers, also known as tractor tires. Sorry, the clerk said, they are sold boxed only at some grocery stores. What foolishness.
  14. Learning from Other Places

    I just returned from 6 days in Bordeaux, the most beautiful city in France imo, and their tram is superb. No wires, uses power from under the rails with a ground level power source that is active as the tram car passes above it. Small issue was it would not take any of our four cards for payment once, and only one card of four two other times but pocket change saved the day. The soil in Bordeaux makes subways impossible so on grade works for them. Huge pedestrianised area throughout town, quiet clean buses, about the most civilized and comfortable city to walk through I can imagine. My favorite in France. Population about 250,000 city proper and 750,000 with suburban areas so smaller than Charlotte, yet also larger compared to population of France than Charlotte is compared to population of U. S. Also the 200mph TGV train to Paris is Ooo-la-la. France does these huge major public works projects well.
  15. Tryon Place - Crescent project at Tryon and Stonewall

    Oh no. No, no, no. No,No, No. The living use this space now. The purpose of a cemetery is to serve the living not the dead. To serve them with compassion, honor and dignity. My space is there, my sister is there (as disclosure.) Yes this is off topic I could not let this pass