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  1. Improper Pig has been in Cotswold for about 5 years - worth checking out but I’ve never loved it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Theoretically yes but the Gold Line is a freaking cluster and is almost never running at the 15 minute intervals it is supposed to. It would be unfair and dishonest to advertise a connection to a glorified Disney ride that is closed or running at double their stated intervals a significant portion of the time. I think CATS is just punting on Gold Line until Phase II opens. What a waste. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. You don’t know anyone? Who gives a hoot who you know. No one. Congratulations you are one of the most ignorant, selfish, out of touch people in all of North Carolina. I’m glad you live in North Carolina and you’ve only been to Myers Park and Chapel Hill in your time here too. If you are so fortunate to never have to rub elbow with someone in the other 95+% then I would suggest you look into some service opportunities to broaden your horizons. Oh and you don’t need to know anyone. Just do some basic math. Look up what minimum wage is, and figure what expenses might be for say a sin
  4. Yes the Publix finally looks different than what it did in the pictures above. I’m sort of surprised by the success of that HT wine bar. It doesn’t have a cool location, windows/views/decor. It just kind of sits there next to the frozen foods. I was expecting something at least sort of along the lines of the SP Whole Foods or the Myers Park HT. But I guess if people need wine to shop at this death trap of a grocery store, I can understand. Publix should do great here...just hurry up already. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Meck, Gaston, Cabbarrus, Union, and who else? If SC is getting in on this, they better pony up some serious cash for a joint bid. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. The map is cool but pretty pointless in terms of the true market that the team would really serve as fans/spectators. It looks like the area for Charlotte though, would be pretty close to the exact shape of NC/SC combined minus a few areas around the borders and add in a few spots in SW VA. So you're talking 15 million people which is the upper half of that list. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Why would Charlotte let an aquarium in a discount mall in the suburbs stop it from opening up an urban aquarium (thinking along the lines of Chattanooga?) if that's what they (or someone) wanted to do? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Publix construction started below grade and is now just cracking the surface with some rebar and concrete walls - hopefully it will come along quickly at this point. Seems to have been a long time coming! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Good point - and I'd be in the same boat as you. And maybe that is good enough, I don't know. But from what I am picking up from the tone of all those involved - McPhillamy, City/County government, Smith, soccer fans on here and on Twitter than actually know something about soccer - I really think that Smith needs to work with the community to build something successful here. His crapty interviews and YouTube videos are not going to cut it. He already has a lot working against him. Thought the exact same thing, and that was an easy one. He doesn't get it.
  10. I was excited that there was a YouTube video....until I watched it lol. That being said I really hope they get their act together and win the franchise. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. I think the Smiths would have been well-served to bite the bullet and actually partner with the Charlotte Independence group in making their bid. I'm not sure which side was at fault for not forging this partnership, but this COULD be yet another deal-killer. Look at all the other bids and how they are strongly linked to a lower level team, their organization, supporters, season ticket holders, etc. But instead, the Smiths opted to alienate the most loyal soccer-focused investors and more importantly, the biggest soccer fans in the city which could have been your ground game of activists to
  12. See the article from the CBJ last night - the mayor more or less says don't expect the city to give any money towards a 2017 bid, but they'd talk about a bid in a future year. Meanwhile, seems like the Smiths aren't saying a word about where that money would come from "if" the city doesn't pony up the cash. But why would the city put it cash now? Smith went forward without them so he needs to find a way to make it work, and I'm sure at this point that will be the story from the city. From the MLS perspective - I'm guessing that if they don't get more clarity from the greater Charlotte
  13. I'm confused - the county didn't pull the rug...the voted yes. And the city needs to make a decision about what? They killed the deal (as far as getting city money anyway). This whole thing has worked out very strangely...I think most citizen's would be much more opposed to property tax revenues being used on this than the tourism tax - which is specifically supposed to be used for something like this. Really strange to me too that the city let the county go ahead and vote and then ten minutes later, the mayor kills the whole thing. I guess that's politics for you? She'll be abl
  14. Southeast you mean? Maybe after stonewall is built out, the skyline will take a left around McDowell and head back up towards East Trade? Brooklyn Village would kinda help with that if it can get off the ground Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. I was already finding it hard to believe that all parties involved would be able to get their act together by January 31st. After reading that article, they actually made it sound logistically impossible that this will happen in time? There must be more to the story behind closed doors though, because why would they be wasting their time otherwise. Maybe multiple cities are asking for an extension..who knows. Seems like it would be in the best interest of the MLS to extend the deadline unless they already have a good idea of what what they are going to with their franchises.
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