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  1. Charlotte Supermarkets

    The Plaza Midwood Harris Teeter is busy busy, I would walk to it if I was in walking distance, if you're driving you'll have to hunt for a parking spot and the street parking is full too. Otherwise, the experience is pretty good, the layout isn't confusing at all. The second floor is for dining only.
  2. Traffic Congestion and Highway Construction

    I think that comment isn't meant for Raleigh itself, but the elaborate freeway system surrounding Raleigh. Just look to the east of Raleigh, how Knightdale and Rockymount have freeway connections to Raleigh while cities in Charlotte region aren't even connected to it by a freeway. It has been historically known that Eastern NC has benefited from the "equity formula" and those politicians used their sway for eastern NC towns and cities to have freeway connection solely based on politics and not on actual usage and need. Also Greensboro's freeway system is more elaborate with their maze of freeways with at least 4 Interstates being routed through it not counting those interstate spurs. Some of those routing are political or IMO doesn't make sense at all as I've lived in the Triad area while I was in school. I remember I-40 and I-85 including the new and Business 85 designations being changed over a few times because NCDOT didn't know what it wanted to do with that mess. At first I-40 was routed through Greensboro's outer loop to the south to be only reverted back to the its current route through Greensboro.
  3. Traffic Congestion and Highway Construction

    oooh I've experienced that roundabout in Clearwater Beach, while it is extremely busy, it actually works if you're in the lane you're supposed to be in. At least those drivers there know how to follow the lane markings and arrows. I was in Winston-Salem a few years ago, there's a roundabout near the NC School of the Arts and Salem College, people there didn't know how to stay between the lane markings or follow the arrows. Roundabout at freeway exits/entrances at I-485 interchanges seems to work pretty well,
  4. Traffic Congestion and Highway Construction

    I don't think the busway was ever nixed, what was nixed was the spacing/right of way to allow a future BRT or LRT station at Sharon Amity and Idlewild/Conference interchanges. The busway can be easily converted to a reversed HOT/HOV lanes. You probably wouldn't see the busway being active b/c right now it's only being used for express CATS buses that only run during rush hours.
  5. Charlotte Supermarkets

    The Central/Plaza-Midwood Harris Teeter should be opened by the 2nd week of May according to the mailer/coupons I've got from them. They've been sending me coupons and mailers since that Harris Teeter is the closest one to me.
  6. New Counties in Charlotte's MSA

    When Union County was booming, it lacked retails, and other cultural amenities. It was trying to correct that problem but then the economy went south, and their property tax base was overwhelming residential so it wasn't as flexible compared to other metro counties, so the improvements for infrastructural and amenities lagged thus no longer desirable. Cabarrus has those amenities and infrastructures with a much easier access to Charlotte.
  7. Traffic Congestion and Highway Construction

    Construction is supposed to start this summer, but it will only go up to Lane St. The section from Lane St to Webb Rd will be another phase and it's currently not funded. http://www.hickoryrecord.com/independent_tribune/news/article_90cc85a4-3aeb-11e2-b54e-001a4bcf6878.html
  8. So what's next...

    I know WSOC-TV reporting is always somewhat off, but today they said one of the CIAA officials want to move it back to Raleigh. Wouldn't Raleigh have a worse lack of a centralized location of hotels? Makes no sense. If the CIAA wants to expand, it will likely choose Atlanta for a location to attract the HBCUs there, that has been mentioned before.
  9. Charlotte Supermarkets

    I love HT's coupon policy and its customer service. The closest one to me is the Plaza-Midwood one, b/c it's closed for construction and being replaced, they have been sending me four monthly coupons for the 3 nearest location for being an inconvenience off my total purchase. Also during this past holiday shopping season, I didn't grocery shop much b/c I was too busy to grocery shop and I had no need to plan for holiday dinners b/c I knew I'll be out of town, and it sent me another separate set of coupons off my total purchase asking why has my shopping has ceased. I don't think any other grocery stores will make that effort to keep their loyal customers.
  10. Traffic Congestion and Highway Construction

    It seems like Charlotte does have conceptual plans to cap the Brookshire too...however these plans aren't concrete b/c if Charlotte wants to do anything, it'll have to wait for NCDOT's final plans for the new HOT/HOV access ramps on Brookshire from Graham Street to I-77. http://charmeck.org/city/charlotte/Transportation/PlansProjects/Documents/Overall%20Map%20I-277%20Loop-10-29-12%20reduced%20size.pdf
  11. Charlotte Supermarkets

    I'd perfer Wegman to try to buy HT, I've been to a one in the DC area and I love it! HT even have stores there and the locals said it above HT in everything and I agree. Well I'm a coupon user, if HT does get bought out, couponers are going to have to see if the new owners will keep the same policy, if not all the shoppers will go to Publix or Bi-Lo.
  12. Traffic Congestion and Highway Construction

    I think it's b/c of Veterans Memorial Park, either that park predate the interstate system/I-85 or it was made so it can have an easy access to the park.
  13. Charlotte Off Topic

    When y'all said Filipino, I thought of balut, anyone of y'all brave enough to try it lol?
  14. Traffic Congestion and Highway Construction

    I don't think the state has any intention to remove the Brookshire, it's just something people here suggested. Charlotte wants or ideally thinking of turning NC 16 from I-485 into an expressway, having an expressway/freeway corridor from NW Charlotte to SE Charlotte via Independence. Besides the state's plan of HOV/HOT on I-77 requires a reconstruction of Brookshire interchange with I-77 up to the Graham Street vicinity, its goal is to disperse HOV/HOT traffic from I-77 onto I-277.
  15. Traffic Congestion and Highway Construction

    CDOT has some info about the Uptown Loop Study and I don't think anyone has posted any new information on it and it has been out there for a few months. It's quite interesting that it plans to close and revamp some exits and reconstruct the John Belk interchange with I-77. I think the best part is the partial reconstruction of the John Belk/I-77 interchange that includes a flyover for I-277 to southbound I-77. http://charmeck.org/city/charlotte/Transportation/PlansProjects/Pages/Uptown%20Loop%20Study.aspx