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CorgiMatt last won the day on December 9 2012

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  1. The foot of the Ravenel Bridge on the peninsula will soon be teeming with people in a new urban village. More is coming.
  2. Blue signs (DDRC) are up on the Kline site.
  3. With the Gamecocks losing in baseball now, maybe baseball fans will flock to Spirit Stadium.
  4. CorgiMatt

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    Are you talking about the block where the mini-power plant sits close to Park Street? Renovations and infrastructure work are underway on the Palmetto Compress Warehouse. Palmetto Compress Warehouse under renovation in Columbia, South Carolina by Columbiadata, on Flickr Site of the future Congaree Waterfront Park that will connect Coble Plaza north of Gervais Street to Granby Park south of Blossom Street - part of the Innovista master plan. The site of the future Congaree Waterfront Park by the Congaree River in Columbia, South Carolina by Columbiadata, on Flickr
  5. I think shuttles, attractively marked crossings at intersections, and enticing landscaping along sidewalks will all come together to tie things together from Columbia Common to the river and from the North Main area to Rosewood Drive basically. But speaking of buses (no commuter trains here - yet), every Sunday morning, including this morning on the way out to breakfast and back, several buses crossed our path in several areas of downtown. On a couple of major thoroughfares, there were two buses up ahead and one behind us. I made mention of how it feels to see that on a Sunday morning no less, and how it helps give you the feeling that your city is a true city and not a backwater hell hole. For the record, an 81-year-old friend of ours moved to Charlotte last year to be closer to her daughter. She is still able to drive back to Columbia to visit, and on her last visit she said she couldn't believe all the construction going on here. Also for the record, I'm not comparing Columbia to Charlotte. I'm just saying.
  6. They have a chain-link fence around the property now.
  7. That's the back of it. The monument is supposed to recall the old World Trade Towers. I think the scale is nice, and I appreciate that a dog is part of it. And the bent metal beams are actually part of the old towers.
  8. Growing up in Swansea and going the back way to visit my grandparents in Newberry, I viewed Irmo as railroad tracks.
  9. CorgiMatt

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    It's an engineering company. http://www.husseygaybell.com/
  10. CorgiMatt

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    The sooner that parcel on the northwest corner gets developed the better, because within the last few days, new signage in big white stand-alone letters on the side of the old armory building above COLA'S says HUSSEY GAY BELL. The lettering doesn't go well on the historic brick, and the combination of names is only a little better than if Bell had an 'e' on the end and Gay were the first name in the logo, as in GAY HUSSEY BELLE. Imagine the words HUSSEY GAY BELL in all capitals in white along the top of the taller building in this photograph. That's what we've got now. It might make the photograph more valuable. COLA'S Restaurant - dining & cocktails in Columbia, Assembly Street near Gervais on the edge of the Vista, adjacent to the central business district by Matt Woolsey Photography, on Flickr
  11. CorgiMatt

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    Papadea is the family name most closely associated with it. Pinnicle Inc. is the generic company name. Some of the property has buildings on it. The other, as we know, is leased parking.
  12. CorgiMatt

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    We should all team up on the Gervais and Assembly property owner(s).
  13. I emailed some thoughts to the director of planning with the City and she sent me an updated rendering with the following note. (There are) some conditions on the approval. Here is a revised image they submitted at the meeting, which gives a bit better understanding of how lighting will brighten the corner. Also, the darker material is aluminum so, while dark, it will have a reflective quality to it.
  14. "swimming in giant, empty buildings" (?) Can you elaborate, please? Give examples?
  15. The COMET can say it is the largest, most extensive public transit system going in the state now, and the best is yet to come. Let's chill for now.
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