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  1. DCtransplant

    Drinking Beer in Charlotte

    I think they also do a pretty good business through canning and distribution - I know I've seen their beers the last time i was in Charleston. I think they can 5 beers last i checked. I do worry when Town Brewing opens in Wesley Heights if that will siphon off tap room business from Blue Blaze.
  2. DCtransplant

    FreeMore Projects (West Morehead, Freedom Drive, Bryant Park)

    ^^ Thanks and good to know. Didn't realize there were separate projects.
  3. DCtransplant

    Drinking Beer in Charlotte

    I worry for Blue Blaze once Town Brewing opens up next to Rhino Market. Maybe they expect to lose some of the neighborhood tap room sales and realize that investment in distro is the best way to go? All conjecture, but that would be my thought. Lack of movement on Savona Mill and Lakewood Trolley hasn't helped them either.
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    FreeMore Projects (West Morehead, Freedom Drive, Bryant Park)

    Starting to go vertical on the Wilkinson/W Morehead apartments. In my opinion this will be a very interesting project for the corridor - Camp Greene behind it is coming along, but living right on Wilkinson a healthy walk from FreeMoreWest and Uptown could be a tough sell depending the price point.
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    FreeMore Projects (West Morehead, Freedom Drive, Bryant Park)

    Nothing too surprising at the meeting. The land is from the corner of bruns and sumter all the way to bruns elementary. There are two houses in the way that won't move so they'll be built around. 53 townhomes mostly 2 bedrooms with some 3 beds mixed in. Starting price point mid to high 300s. All contingent on rezoning. Neighboring concepts doing the design. If it goes through it'll be great for neighborhood, that lot is an eyesore right now especially next to a school.
  6. DCtransplant

    FreeMore Projects (West Morehead, Freedom Drive, Bryant Park)

    Gotcha - thanks for the info. The townhome explosion is real... Shea homes is definitely the group for 1625 Sumter. They are having a community meeting tonight to discuss rezoning and get input. I imagine the end result will be townhomes but TBD.
  7. DCtransplant

    FreeMore Projects (West Morehead, Freedom Drive, Bryant Park)

    Any more info regarding where the sites are for the the 7 units for S Bruns and the 53 units other units? I live in the area and know Shea homes is working on the lot at bruns and Sumter. But don't know much more than that. Thanks!
  8. DCtransplant

    Myers Park / Eastover Projects

    Ever hear any rumors about a Landmark Theater coming to town? I could see that being a perfect fit for the Park Terrace location. Used to frequent Landmark's E St Cinema in DC and loved that place.
  9. DCtransplant

    FreeMore Projects (West Morehead, Freedom Drive, Bryant Park)

    Anyone know what's going on at 2000 W morehead? Looks like they are keeping the brick exterior/facade but the inside is entirely gutted. Neat looking building.
  10. DCtransplant

    Savona Mill, Lakewood Trolley, Greenway

    It's been awhile (~1 year) since the developer has engaged the neighborhood and it appears it's still pending rezoning from it's filing in 2016. http://charlottenc.gov/planning/Rezoning/RezoningPetitions/2016Petitions/Pages/2016-112.aspx Aside from Blue Blaze, the only other movement is that they now have a community/teaching garden where kids from the local school can come and learn about gardening, sustainability, etc. This is all outside the actual mill structure but on the property.
  11. DCtransplant

    Ascent Uptown - 33 stories (3rd and Poplar)

    Looks like the garage greenery is no more? Maybe replanting in the spring?
  12. DCtransplant

    Charlotte Bike Sharing

    Looks like LimeBike is launching electric assist bikes with motors. Doesn't say if/when they will be released in Charlotte, but imagine that it eventually makes it's way here. Pretty cool for longer rides. http://www.limebike.com/blog/limebike-launches-electric-assist-bikes-into-the-dockless-age
  13. Would consider Enderly Park a West Side neighborhood instead of a North End neighborhood. I live in neighboring Seversville and can tell you in the 1.5 years I've lived in the house the neighborhood has rapidly changed. My house was the first on the block to "flip" - since then I've seen 9 new flips and significant investment on townhomes. Lots of new builds and renos with the price point for a renovated 3bd/2ba slowly creeping up to 400K. The question mark that I would have about Enderly Park is which way does the West End investment head next. Wesley Heights is essentially tapped out for investment. Seversville/Biddleville have lots of room but not at the super low price point many flippers are looking for (For instance, .25 acre plots are running 100-130K in these neighborhoods). Smallwood is slightly behind them. Is Enderly Park the next logical move? I *think* so, although I have not invested there. Some of the continued investment along Freedom Drive in apartments would seem to indicate that. On a side note, crime is not nearly as bad as people think - but there is some petty stuff like car break ins on a rather frequent basis. Not a professional, so take all of this as opinion.
  14. DCtransplant

    Westside/Beatties Ford/Biddleville/West End Projects

    Here's the presentation.
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    Westside/Beatties Ford/Biddleville/West End Projects

    Went to the Griffin Brothers neighborhood meeting tonight, pretty informative and helpful. Highlights below. Additionally they plan to share a presentation which I'll upload here if/when they send it out. Apologies in advance for the length! Planning on 2 different developments along West Trade - the rehab of the old A&P store at 1600 West Trade and a brand new building next door to Mosaic Village and the JCSU arts building (dubbed Mosaic Village II). For the old A&P store they have 3 things planned: Food Hall, Music Hall, Community Center. Currently the land is owned by the Duke Endowment. Sounds like this will be a multi-layer partnership with JCSU, Griffin Brothers, Duke, Center City Partners and potentially others. Ideal timeline would have this open in early 2018 but they said this would be highly unlikely unless everything comes into place quickly. Food Hall - They plan to have 4 fully built kitchens plus a bar. Each kitchen would be about 160 sq ft. Would have shared tables (plus outside dining) for the four restaurants for diners with waiters. Would be an order at the restaurant and you get a number type deal. They kept referencing the Smallman Galley in Pittsburgh (http://www.smallmangalley.org/) and actually said they had visited and met with the owners to understand how the model works. Chefs would have free rent for a year and would have to go through an application process. Griffin brothers would ideally like some of these chefs to succeed and open restaurants in the NW corridor and fill spots in Mosaic Village and elsewhere. Music Hall - A little short on details but they did mention something like the Double Door Inn. They've been in talks with the former owner of the Double Door about bringing in some of his memorabilia from the former spot. Community Center - 10 year lease given to the community to make of it what they will. Short on details here as well. For Mosaic Village II they plan to build the site up to between 5 and 8 floors - between 60 to 80K sqft. Will include about 50% office space for nonprofits and 50% office space at market rate. One floor will be a business incubator for trade-type jobs hopefully partnering with JCSU (likely) and Johnson and Wales (unknown). Timeline for this would be to start Summer 2018 and ideally open when the Gold Line opens. Other random details - they are working with NCDOT to build a short walking path connecting Auten St and W Trade St where there formerly was a public street connector. All very new and fluid so I'd expect things to change/evolve as this moves forward.