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    Legacy Union (former Charlotte Observer redevelopment)

    I'm assuming it's to create that bridge effect between bricked up South End and stucco uptown?
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    Elizabeth Projects (7th St, Elizabeth Ave, etc)

    What the.... Thanks for the info.
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    Elizabeth Projects (7th St, Elizabeth Ave, etc)

    What are they building on 7th right by the loop/bridge?
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    Who is going to buy all the Condos, (Part II)

    Those are pretty nice. Very Spanish without trying too hard.
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    Grand Bohemian Hotel – 15 Floors – 254 Rooms – Boutique Hotel

    Walk past it. I don't usually get all up in arms about materials, but it looks really weird in person. The only other time I've noticed something look so cheaply made has been the new Embassy Suites and that place is already peeling away in spots.
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    Grand Bohemian Hotel – 15 Floors – 254 Rooms – Boutique Hotel

    I mean.... it really looks bad close up.
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    SouthEnd Midrise Projects

    I have had Price's maybe all if three times. It's not something I think about often, but it's really not such a crazy sandwich that it should be deemed inedible. I'm sure there are weirder things out there. I'm not getting in line for those eggs with the birds still in them, but some people like them. It is what it is.
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    Charlotte's Light Rail: Lynx Blue Line

    Thanks to y'alls' updates, I managed to catch an early train this morning so I was able to get to work on time despite having delays caused by two malfunctioning trains in our way.
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    SouthEnd Midrise Projects

    Price's is hardly garbage... it's some of the last remaining culinary history this city has left. It's done this well for this long because of / in spite of that quirky detail.
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    MLS in Charlotte?

    I came across this article a few days ago. It's got some interesting insight into how soccer has grown in Atlanta. While we lack the superstar support, I'm curious to see how the impact of what's happened there impacts popularity and growth in our own city. It's a pretty interesting read. https://syndication.bleacherreport.com/amp/2791278-listen-to-the-kids-how-atlanta-became-the-black-soccer-capital-of-america.amp.html The run at Five Points station is only one part of a vibrant soccer scene that has grown feverishly in and around the city in recent years. "I would say that soccer is the biggest sport in Atlanta," says Ryan Glover, an appointee to MARTA's board of directors and soccer dad to two daughters. "Above the Falcons, above the Braves and certainly above the Hawks." If you drive around Atlanta, it's not difficult to see: Soccer is everywhere—from the east side to the west, from the inner city to the suburbs.
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    The Good News Report

    Like I said, it was a total mess, but the basis for the idea was a good one and many, many people were ready for it. Had it been done properly, it would have been great for the city and the state as a whole. I'm glad the Eastland property is finally being developed, but just because one thing happens in Charlotte doesn't mean something else can't happen. Someone would have found a different location for a soccer camp had the studio panned out and should this plan go well and the movie stars align in the future, someone will find a different location for a studio. It's not an either-or situation.
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    The Good News Report

    I'm not saying that's a bad idea. I actually have a soccer article to share that I just haven't gotten around to posting yet. Just explaining what went on with the film stuff. We have room for more than one really great thing here, though.
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    SouthEnd Midrise Projects

    Weren't they looking for a new location when they were displaced by Brosef & the gang? Did they ever land anywhere?
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    The Good News Report

    The movie studio made sense, it just wasn't done well and things have fallen apart since. At the time, North Carolina had great film incentives and was doing pretty well accumulating a decent portfolio (Nell, Juwana Man, Shallow Hal, Last of the Mohicans, Dawson's Creek, The Color Purple, Homeland, Banshee, etc). Having an actual studio where intricate sets could be built, difficult scenes could be shot, television shows could have audiences, and professionals could gather, work, and share ideas would have helped move us closer to Atlanta's film industry - which is doing quite well. There were plenty of people here ready & willing to get to work. The film classes at schools around the city were always full, alumni (some with impressive achievements) were eager to come home and start something special, a few networks were sniffing around, and there were some relatively well-established media professionals around town or otherwise connected watching carefully & meeting. Lots of people were vested in film here the way we're vested in cranes and TOD. Most people wouldn't want to join in on the conversation, but they're excited to see the end results. To this day, "Film = Jobs" stickers can still be seen on cars, but a few of the pros threw up their hands and left. I think it would have been something unique for Charlotte; that "Look at me!" and character/creativity we're always striving for, but between the planning fiasco here & the bumbling mess in Raleigh, we're way behind where we were at the start of the Eastland process. I mean, just think of how much better our Amazon bid video would have been if real film people had a hand in it...actually don't think about that video. That was a total embarrassment.