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  1. Should add fun to the renovation and construction of the new hotel disturbing the 3 ghosts. http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article180383031.html
  2. Amazon HQ2

    Just heard on FoxBusiness that Amazon will announce a short list of cities for its HQ2 by end of the year which is good. If other companies are delaying their decision because of this decision it is better to be on the list or off and at least know. Obviously they are doing this to get the bidding for more and more incentives higher and higher. If Charlotte gets HQ2 great and we will deal with it. But if we don't we still be thriving like we are now. Until 2 years ago Amazon did not have any presence in the area and we have thrived.
  3. The Good News Report

    Charlotte in the top 20 of the nations 100 largest metro areas in terms of economic health according to American City Business Journals study. https://www.bizjournals.com/buffalo/news/2017/10/20/standings.html
  4. Amazon HQ2

    No what that article is saying is that major expansions of other companies will steer clear of the city that does win it. It has been my point all along that many companies will not want to compete with amazon in the labor pool.
  5. Triangle Economic News

    The Triangle may have large job prospects held up by this Amazon decision according to this article. Everyone is waiting on Amazon to announce their short list. This proves what I have been talking about from Dallas Business Journal. Other companies want to see where Amazon ends up so they go elsewhere. https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2017/10/19/how-dallas-fort-worth-is-already-feeling-the.html?ana=e_ae_set3&s=scroll&ed=2017-10-21&u=oAaDx%2B74FoP4qOJ%2By4AU6dhJPpc&t=1508592556&j=79031501 "I've seen a slowdown in relocating companies and companies waiting to make a final determination until Amazon makes a decision," Arledge told the Dallas Business Journal. "The Amazon effect has slowed down some things. Until they put together a short list or pick a final location, I think this will continue to have an impact on some other real estate searches." "With Amazon promising to bring up to 50,000 jobs with the average pay of $100,000 with its second North American campus, Arledge said companies — especially those in the financial services or technology industries — want to steer clear of Amazon's No.1 draft pick for an HQ2." with the average pay of $100,000 with its second North American campus, Arledge said companies — especially those in the financial services or technology industries — want to steer clear of Amazon's No.1 draft pick for an HQ2." Arledge said she has already suggested some clients wanting to open a big operation in Dallas, Atlanta and Raleigh to hang tight — or go on a brief hiatus — before making a major relocation or consolidation decision.
  6. This proves what I have been talking about from Dallas Business Journal. Other companies want to see where Amazon ends up so they go elsewhere. https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2017/10/19/how-dallas-fort-worth-is-already-feeling-the.html?ana=e_ae_set3&s=scroll&ed=2017-10-21&u=oAaDx%2B74FoP4qOJ%2By4AU6dhJPpc&t=1508592556&j=79031501 "I've seen a slowdown in relocating companies and companies waiting to make a final determination until Amazon makes a decision," Arledge told the Dallas Business Journal. "The Amazon effect has slowed down some things. Until they put together a short list or pick a final location, I think this will continue to have an impact on some other real estate searches." "With Amazon promising to bring up to 50,000 jobs with the average pay of $100,000 with its second North American campus, Arledge said companies — especially those in the financial services or technology industries — want to steer clear of Amazon's No.1 draft pick for an HQ2."
  7. Amazon HQ2

    This proves what I have been talking about from Dallas Business Journal. Other companies want to see where Amazon ends up so they go elsewhere. https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2017/10/19/how-dallas-fort-worth-is-already-feeling-the.html?ana=e_ae_set3&s=scroll&ed=2017-10-21&u=oAaDx%2B74FoP4qOJ%2By4AU6dhJPpc&t=1508592556&j=79031501 "I've seen a slowdown in relocating companies and companies waiting to make a final determination until Amazon makes a decision," Arledge told the Dallas Business Journal. "The Amazon effect has slowed down some things. Until they put together a short list or pick a final location, I think this will continue to have an impact on some other real estate searches." "With Amazon promising to bring up to 50,000 jobs with the average pay of $100,000 with its second North American campus, Arledge said companies — especially those in the financial services or technology industries — want to steer clear of Amazon's No.1 draft pick for an HQ2."
  8. North Carolina Photo of the Day

    Mt Jefferson State Park in Ashe County the far NW corner of the state where you can see into VA and TN. Today. and the town of West Jefferson home on Ashe County Cheese.
  9. The Good News Report

    More good news on the leasing report here is the 3Q Lincoln Harris report downloadable here http://lincolnharris.com/Research/Charlotte.html 1 thing to note is Charter/Spectrum's 143,000 sq ft lease at 9300 Arrowpoint where Maresk has their offices. They own the building and have shrunk what they have used there and offer this space to lease. However does anyone know if this means new jobs for Charlotte? I know they have given up some space in Ballantyne but they didnt have that much over there. If anyone knows anything please share.
  10. I have bet on Atlanta the whole time; big metro 5 million plus, lots of infrastructure, mass transit, a Gulch site near downtown, busiest airport in world, big colleges and universities etc. And the ability to absorb even more people etc. However this creates a wonderful opportunity for more jobs to head to Nashville, Charlotte or Raleigh Durham as all have some growing tech hubs of their own: Health care IT, Fintech and Life sciences and general technology respectively. We three "2nd tier" cities could benefit greatly by not having Amazon HQ2 in our cities. I will be glad when this circus is over. I do think this will be an eastern time zone location whether Atlanta, maybe DC suburbs, or New Jersey with their $7 BILLION CARROT STICK offered.
  11. Good New Restaurants

    ^^^ That corner of Southpark does have parking problems. To have 2 high volume restaurants there like Cowfish and back in the day Chuys was just too much. Yes Chuys broke their lease to move out of there and they are doing fantastic in Waverly. I love that patio there but not sure how another restaurant will do there and yes I do believe higher end with valet may work maybe.
  12. Read this NY Times article about Amazon and its Seattle HQ https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/20/opinion/how-amazon-took-seattles-soul.html
  13. Amazon HQ2

    Ouch the view from Seattle and its Prosperity Bomb https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/20/opinion/how-amazon-took-seattles-soul.html
  14. The Good News Report

    This is one list that you want Charlotte to be #28 or higher on the list of the cities with the most rodents! https://www.orkin.com/press-room/chicago-tops-orkin-rattiest-cities-list-fourth-year-row/
  15. Misc. Uptown Projects/News

    ^^^ Not sure of population of 3rd and 4th Wards but there are more high rises condos and apartments in 3rd Ward so maybe they are the most populated now Soon 2nd Ward will be the biggest due to all the growth along Stonewall and yes I forgot the Trust, Madison and Skye. Plus Brooklyn Village will add many residents more balancing it out among the 4 .original wards.