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  1. When I was there for the eclipse, I realized I left my deodorant. So instead of having to through the trouble of getting my car from valet and driving several miles out of downtown to find the nearest CVS, I ended up paying a ridiculous price at the convenience store on Church and 3rd for it. But a CVS/Walgreens within walking distance would have been really nice at the time.
  2. I love how these guys (Endeavor) are working two projects at once, while it seems almost impossible for some developers to get one project off the ground.
  3. That pic with the Hampton is so annoying. It's now going to be engulfed in a canyon of high rises, taking up space that can be used for a much more ambitious structure.
  4. Below is an update that was posted on Skyscraperpage: http://newsroom.hilton.com/tapestry/news/hotel-equities-and-tapestry-collection-by-hilton-unveil-plans-for-iconic-united-artists-tower-on-music-row So while a Tapestry hotel is still happening, I assume this 10-12 new construction proposal is now all but dead.
  5. It's crazy how every day when I come on here, I find that a new high rise has been announced.
  6. urbanplanet17

    IKEA to Nashville

    Lidl still kind of hurts. My suburb of Atlanta had them under contract to build a location as part of a mixed use development. But after all of the trees were cut down and the plat was graded, they pulled out. Now land that was previously a pleasing to look at wooded area land has a bunch of ugly weeds growing out of it, and will likely will for the foreseeable future. We're apparently not quite good enough for Whole Foods, while Trader Joe's / Fresh Market aren't expanding. Meanwhile, Sprouts already has a location in a neighboring city and Kroger / Publix sit directly across the street from the site in question.
  7. urbanplanet17

    IKEA to Nashville

    One reason people want Ikea is the same reason they want stores like Costco and Whole Foods. They're trendy places that people will pay a premium to live nearby. It makes the community much more desirable which leads to higher property values, thus making those residents wealthier. Also, smaller trendy retailers/restaurants tend to quickly follow behind these trendy anchor stores like sheep. They assume if that market is good enough for exclusive places like Ikea, Whole Foods and Costco, it's good enough for them too. The articles below do a good job of expanding on this in detail: https://www.washingtonian.com/2015/07/14/how-whole-foods-decides-if-your-neighborhood-is-worthy/ https://www.forbes.com/sites/zillow/2017/06/19/living-near-whole-foods-can-boost-your-homes-value/
  8. urbanplanet17

    IKEA to Nashville

    There's never a rhyme or reason to where retailers decide to open locations. For all we know, there could simply be a close relative or mistress of an executive from Oklahoma who wants their own store and they get what they want. I just stopped trying to figure it out.
  9. urbanplanet17

    CBD/SoBro/RutledgeHill/Rolling Mill Hill Projects

    The Atlanta comparison wasn't meant to be taken literally. My point was, like Atlanta, Nashvillle isn't going to remain the same as it continues to rapidly grow. Its culture will evolve as it matures into a larger city, but only time will tell in what way. You can either embrace it, or you can explore other ways to react to it. In any event, it was an off-topic discussiom in the first place. I'll stop contributing to it.
  10. urbanplanet17

    CBD/SoBro/RutledgeHill/Rolling Mill Hill Projects

    The funny thing about explosive growth (which is what Nashville is experiencing) is that you can never really plan for it. It happens so fast that leaders will always be playing catch up when it comes to addressing the problems resulting from overcrowding. It's idealistic to think otherwise. Those other cities are suffering from their own problems as a result of explosive growth as well. Seattle is facing the worst homelessness crisis in the country, largely because of its land restraints. Same goes for Denver. As far as Phoenix, they're forever going to have fresh water supply issues hanging over their heads. And going forward, Miami / Houston will have to worry about if they'll be engulfed by water as the sea levels continue to rise over the next few decades. Now, the other option is to make Nashville such a relatively awful place to live that transplants and big corporations stop moving there in droves. But do you really want that? Because that'll come with different types of problems.
  11. urbanplanet17

    CBD/SoBro/RutledgeHill/Rolling Mill Hill Projects

    You see Atlanta? That's Nashville future in the next 25 years. https://www.sobrosnetwork.com/2018/06/21/nashville-growth-atlanta/
  12. You wouldn't be saying that if Amazon selected Nashville for HQ2.
  13. Many sunbelt cities and their suburbs in general are booming in response to the continued mass migration from the Northeast / Midwest and (more recently) Silicon Valley, because of the low cost of living / doing business and the relatively favorable climate They will likely become the "major" cities of the future.