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  1. 21jump

    West End/Mid Town/Music Row/Vandy Projects

    10 months free?!?! I might be moving back to Nashville sooner than I thought lol!
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    Memphis and Mid-South News

    Here's an excellent article on yahoo about how FedEx functions at MEM during their busiest time of the year. https://www.yahoo.com/news/miracle-memphis-takes-fedex-christmas-165000561.html
  3. The city has made a great effort upgrading the Liberty Bowl as much as they can. I know one of the more recent proposals includes demolishing and rebuilding one of the pressboxes. I really hope that the city hits it out of the park with whatever is done to the fairgrounds. If done right that area can bustle with year round activities highlighted be Tigers games in the fall. Also, with the closure of the East Memphis Racquet Club, the city/university might want to look at putting tennis courts in the fairgrounds or on the Park Ave Campus.
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    DOWNTOWN RETAIL WISHLIST

    Never been to Savannah but that is a very impressive list of downtown shops. Many cities of all sizes would love to have that amount of successful national retailers in their downtown core.
  5. That would have been cool but I believe that Bass Pro did an excellent job renovating the Pyramid, and I initially thought it was silly that the city allowed Bass Pro to take over the property. There are nice plans for a major Pinch district redo between the Pyramid and St Jude's but there hasn't been any news on the project in several months. The real shame is the freeway and that monstrosity of the I-40/Riverside Dr interchange that cuts that area off from the rest of downtown. I'm excited to see the Sterick building come back to life. I graduated from the University of Memphis and love seeing the positive steps the city is making.
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    Green Hills/Belle Meade Projects

    I just ate a a North Italia in San Diego and enjoyed the meal and beverages. I think the Green Hills location will do well.
  7. I came across that program about two week ago. Beautiful building and I want to make a point to see it in the next couple of years. The building is held up by the concrete exoskeleton. There is zero margin for error in that building with the concrete exoskeleton and the prefab materials that goes on the outside of the concrete. The show goes into great detail on the process for fixing errors that were made in the construction of the building. I can't remember if the show states how much the building costs but I would assume anywhere between .5 to .75 billion. The prefab covering for the concrete was made in Dubai then shipped to Miami. It's definitely a must watch program.
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    The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    I cant believe cities are building those types of interchanges in 2018.
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    Bridgestone Arena: further development of property

    Ideally, there wouldn't be empty seats for people to move down to. That comes from putting a better product on the field. Otherwise, ushers should be checking patrons tickets as they come into the section. I haven't been to Nissan is several years but I've been to a dozen other major league sporting events and every game I've been to has ushers at each section entrance checking tickets. Better training for ushers would be cheaper than building a fence. Also, I may be mistaken, but I believe fencing off sections is against NFL Policy.
  10. I went to a food hall (Grand Central Market) in DTLA this past Sunday and it was packed to the brim with visitors. I was surprised it was so busy given that I walked past maybe 50 pedestrians on my 12 block walk from my hotel. There were probably about 20 restaurants with a large variety of offerings. I waited in line for 45 minutes to get an egg sandwich. I think the food hall in this development is going to be a resounding success given it's location on Broadway. Side note, there are 4 food halls opening in San Diego by the end of this year, so it will be interesting to see how they perform in different areas of town.
  11. When Hard Rock (then Sun Life) Stadium in Miami was in need of renovation, the city/county rejected using tax dollars for renovations. The Dolphins were in no danger of leaving South Florida, but the NFL told Miami they were unlikely to host another Super Bowl in their current stadium. That, plus fickle attendance for a sorry a-- team (I'm a Fins fan) forced owner Stephen Ross's hand. He made a deal with the county that he would pay for the $800 million renovation himself. He's one of the richest owners in the sport and, iirc, donated $800 million in two $400 million payments to the University of Michigan. In exchange for paying for the renovations, Dade County will pay Ross millions in tax dollars for events that the Stadium gets as a result of the renovations. Those events include World Cup games, World Cup Final, Superbowl, College Football playoff or Championship game, NCAA Final Four (with special tarps over the roof), International soccer matches, and other events that reach certain attendance marks. I can't remember the specifics, but I believe that Ross would be due the full $800 million he invested if South Florida got 1 of each event that was listed in the agreement. This could be an option to explore when it comes time for the Titans to build a new stadium.
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    Nashville International Airport

    I love the signs!