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  1. Cheesecake Factory is officially open.
  2. Cheesecake Factory opens next Tuesday.
  3. Looks like we are seeing plenty of development around Durham and Greensboro's ballpark. A downtown ballpark is also in the works for Fayetteville. Raleigh will be the only major city in North Carolina without a downtown ballpark. Charlotte and Winston-Salem's ballparks both have the same name. (Durham) Durham Bulls Athletic Park - opened in 1995 (Greensboro) NewBridge Bank Park - opened in 2005 (Winston-Salem) BB&T Ballpark - opened in 2010 (Charlotte) BB&T Ballpark - opened in 2014 Durham Bulls Athletic Park - Durham NewBridge Bank Park - Greensboro BB&T Ballpark - Winston-Salem BB&T Ballpark - Charlotte
  4. I drove by there Sunday and the exterior of the building is virtually complete and the building signage is already in place. All I can say it's about time. Greensboro residents have been waiting for a Cheesecake Factory for a long time. It will join a number of other upscale restaurants at Friendly Center such as PF Changs, Ruth Chris and Wolf Gang Pucks. But the ultimate prize for Friendly Center is a major upscale department store such as a Neiman Marcus, Lord and Taylor or Nordstrom. Eventually it will happen even if it takes a decade or more. I predicted 5 years ago that Friendly Center would eventually get a Cheesecake Factory. The large cluster of high end retail stores at Friendly Center such as Brooks Brothers proves the demographics are just about there. I do think they should consider changing Friendly Center's name so that it is more fitting with the upscale stores and restaurants. Friendly Towne Center or Friendly Village sounds better.
  5. No they haven't stopped. I've noticed difference in the past few days with steel framing. However construction does seem to be moving slower compared to other large projects in the city. Phase two of Spartan Village on Gate City Blvd seems to be going along much faster than Carroll at Bellemeade.
  6. Woven Works Park opens on the edge of downtown Greensboro as the northeast cornerstone of the greenway that will eventually encircle all of downtown.
  7. Sadly this could affect all ACC championship/tournament events in NC including ACC championship football in Charlotte. There are even states trying to lure the Bank of America headquarters away from Charlotte because of this stupid bill and if that ever happened it would be a devastating economic blow to Charlotte. Pat McCrory and his fellow Republicans in Raleigh have done so much damage to this state with this bill and if they are not voted out its only going to get worse. I do think Roy Cooper will be our next governor but nothing is going to change unless state legislators in the General Assembly are replaced. The state has taken power away from NC cities including the right to redraw it's own city district lines in some cities. The micromanagement is an attempt to make sure the Republicans hold all the cards.
  8. Think of it as Fun Fourth on steroids with multiple stages and vendors all throughout downtown. 30 groups will be performing on 7 stages including performances at Center-City Park and at the Railyard. A downtown trolley will help shuttle people around. There will be music covering many genres both nationally and internationally. This is the second year of a three year stint of the National Folk Festival being held in downtown Greensboro. Plenty of food, beverages, music and fun. Musicians and people from all over the country will be attending with an expected attendance of over 200,000 over the next three days. Thats over twice the attendance of the international home furnishings market in High Point. Next year will be the last year and afterwards, an annual statewide folk festival (The North Carolina Folk Festival) will take its place. What a great way to showcase the new LeBauer Park and its large aerial sculpture to people from all over the country. I enjoyed the festival last year and it should be even better this year. The National Folk Festival is one of the most prestigious and longest running music festivals in America and Greensboro joins the ranks of cities such as St Louis, Denver, Dallas, Milwaukee, Washington DC and Nashville which have hosted the festival.
  9. Looks like the massive midtown mid rise residential development may include a 10 story Aloft Hotel. The residential and retail portion next door. The residential portion will be built behind the current Red Cinemas movie theater. According to their Facebook page, the hotel, retail and restaurants would be a part of the first phase. The apartments would be built in the following phase
  10. Downtown parks and public plazas create an urban synergy that attracts people from all walks of life. Think of them as an oasis in an urban jungle. They also drive urban development and help steer urban design. Here are the three major park spaces in North Carolina's third largest city. A fourth major park is on the drawing board which would be located in the place of an old railyard in the heart of downtown and would be called "Rail Yard Park" it would include ponds, recreational activities and a stage pavilion. DOWNTOWN GREENSBORO, NC URBAN PARKS LeBauer Park, Center-City Park & the downtown Greenway loop The new LEBAUER PARK in Downtown Greensboro, North Carolina. The park is surrounded by The Greensboro Cultural Arts Center, Center-City Park, the main library, Greensboro Historical Museum and the future 3,000 seat Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts. LeBauer Park replaced Festival Park which was a grassy bland space with a simple small stage. This is one of two downtown parks in Greensboro that was built privately and given to the city of Greensboro. LeBauer Park will be one of the stage locations for the National Folk Festival which returns to Greensboro next month on a three year stint. Directly north of LeBauer Park is the Greensboro Childrens Museum and future location of an indoor/outdoor carousel. amenities: - interactive splash fountain with fog feature - concert lawn and stage - a massive sculpture above the concert lawn designed by world-renowned Janet Echelman - two cafe/restaurants, also areas designated for food trucks. - childrens play area - ornamental gardens - outdoor reading room - dog park - golf putting green - games such as cornhole, foosball, ping pong, chess, board games This was the old Festival Park and this is what replaced it. The art sculpture is the largest art installation in the Southeast and Greensboro is in company with cities like London, Sydney, New York, Boston, Seattle, Singapore, Amsterdam, Montreal and Vancouver which all have similar sculptures designed by Janet Echelman. Performing Arts Center site across the street CENTER - CITY PARK across the street from LeBauer Park - both LeBauer Park and Center-City Park essentially creates one big urban park space. DOWNTOWN GREENSBORO GREENWAY LOOP - The only urban greenway in the country that loops around its downtown.
  11. The place was packed during the official lighting
  12. I was able to get more picture before the park opened. It gets too crowed to really take any good pictures lol. Hopefully ill get a few more good night time shots when they officially light the sculpture tonight. outdoor reading room next to the library dog park Market Square (two local based restaurant chains) The fountain which will have a fog feature should be running before that National Folk Festival starts
  13. WOW this is amazing! I stopped by LeBauer Park tonight and they have the sculpture lit. I must say as I walked through the park tonight, I felt like I wasn't in Greensboro. Totally different experience at night. Here are some pictures I took. The sculpture has 35 miles of fiber. big plans for LeBauer Park...not just a pretty park another day time shot
  14. LeBauer Park is open!! news link I was able to take some pictures of LeBauer Park. I'll take more when I have time. LeBauer Park constrast with Center-City Park across the street. LeBauer Park is more of an activity park thats a little less formal than Center-City Park. There will be programmed events in the park to keep people coming. cafe/restaurants across the street from the restaurant/cafe plaza is a realigned street which use to be part of Summit Ave and will now be called Brenner Place, the address of the future Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts. Looks like they have updated the street lighting as well. The concert lawn with the massive sculpture which will glow at night. In addition to concerts, the lawn and stage will be used to broadcast some events that take place in the performing arts center on a large screen. concert lawn stage The water fountain splash pad isnt running water just yet. plenty of activities for the family and there is also a putting green.
  15. interactive fountain