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turbocraig

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  1. I know two people that were on that flight!
  2. https://www.urbanplanet.org/forums/topic/119359-ctc-redevelopment-crescent-bpr-whitepoint-proposals-for-transit-center-redo-more/page/6/#comments
  3. This thread should be renamed ‘Cars of the SE’.
  4. We had almost identical experiences. I was living on Chambwood behind Van Landingham in P-M. That night I could hear big branches splitting off the trees and crashing around. I was awakened about 3A by a huge crash and went to the living room to see about 6’ worth of a huge dagger-like branch coming through the ceiling. Chambwood is a small crescent shaped street and my house was the only one on the street to keep power. I had orange extension cords running to a few neighbors and had friends stay with me who lost power, even with the giant tree branch hanging through the ceiling. I’ve never experienced anything like that before or since. Surreal.
  5. Just add the 3% as a credit card processing fee then. It’s not atypical these days and it’s $3 on a $100 tab. If someone can afford to eat out at a restaurant with table service, they can afford an extra 3%. I don’t expect the poor check out girl at Harris Teeter to be docked for my convenience to use a credit card there. Why should the folks who are already legally able to be paid less than minimum wage have to take this on the chin? And I don’t write this from the point of you disagreeing with me, because I don’t think that’s the case. I’m just miffed that these restaurants are paying for the cost of doing business on the backs of these workers. It doesn’t pass the smell test.
  6. Someone sent this to me from Reddit. Essex (and any M5 Hospitality group restaurant) plans to start skimming credit card processing fees from servers’ tips. Apparently this is a legal thing in NC, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t incredibly sh!tty to do. I googled M5 but it isn’t super clear what other restaurants are part of this. I won’t be patronizing them again. How, in this environment, when service industry workers are so hard to come by, do you implement this and think it’s a good idea? And the person who initially posted this (with the restaurant name blurred out) was fired for that. I like how they justify it with “but everyone is doing it”, but if you tell anyone we’re doing it, you’re done here. GTFO.
  7. I hadn’t heard of them but looking them up today, they purchased Quarterside (Luxury Apartments - yellow font) back in October. Wonder if they’ll undo that awkward paint scheme with any rebranding. Not to derail the subject…
  8. Thanks to both of you for that. I’ve never thought of any part of East Blvd to be anything other than Dilworth in the 28 years I’ve lived here. When I’m on East Blvd, Midtown feels decidedly “over there” to me. I’m sure that will change as that area redevelops, but it still feels weird saying I’m in Midtown when I’m in that Starbucks.
  9. Ok is it just me or is that some clunky-sounding content? And is the north side of East now Midtown? Like the Midtown Harris Teeter right there on East? And was Midtown always the home of the original suburb of Charlotte? The brainchild of Eddie “Midtown & Down” Dilworth Latta?
  10. The other house that was the toy store is now Isabella’s, a home furnishings store. It’s a nice little operation. Sad when/if that goes, but you’re probably right.
  11. I think that one’s called ‘The Addams’.
  12. Why should he be any different than the ~20 other people I see every day sporting expired out-of-state tags? No one seems to care. Up north, it’s not atypical to be stopped at a random checkpoint by police checking registrations. Here, it’s unheard of. Just think of the lost revenue.
  13. The rezoning for Pipe & Foundry sailed through unanimously. https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/development/article256685457.html “Council members voted unanimously to approve the petition. There was no discussion at Monday afternoon’s zoning meeting. Charlotte Pipe and Foundry committed to a minimum of two acres of open space, which could increase depending on the size of the development. One acre would be “publicly accessible” and could include a park, athletic fields, bike paths and amphitheater, among other things, according to city staff.”
  14. ....and we're gonna gloss over the fact that you... just happened to be hanging out by Leather & Lace's dumpster? Right, then.
  15. The ad is, for sure. There are a handful of us still here that probably remember the Raleigh vs. Charlotte and Atlanta vs. Charlotte battles from the early days. Many were lost..
  16. In terms of number of jobs? 4200? You said Charlotte “area”. How area? Like area? Or area area?
  17. I hadn’t been but know a few folks that had gone (each once only). Not one had a good thing to say about it. Cold food (that tasted like Souffer’s frozen), under-seasoned dishes, uncaring management were the common threads. I don’t mean to kick anyone when they’re down, but I’m not surprised to hear this one.
  18. Your experience is pretty much the rule and not the exception. There’s is Scant police presence anywhere downtown. We thought when they opened up that new precinct over by Gateway between 5/6th, that we’d see a difference, but nope. Mustangs and Chargers and the like race down Graham completely undeterred, with that station only 2 blocks away. I thought you were going to say you didn’t see one police car downtown, and that wasn’t surprising, but when I realized you said “on foot”, I guffawed a little. I don’t think they make those anymore.
  19. That’s got to be a typo. Should be “…and not do it well.”
  20. Some unhappy camper(s) sliced through all the fencing banners for this project.
  21. So this (with the potential paint) is done? Maybe these singular steel sticks every 10’ are the supporting framework for these pretty terra cotta colored blades they showed off in the renderings. no….? It reminds me of Durham Centre, which is single handedly the worst example of street engagement I’ve ever seen of any building. The entire block is wrapped in exposed parking with literally zero attempt to screen anything. Nothing. And an office plopped on top. I know this will have stuff at the ground level, but c’mon guys. Really?
  22. That stinks. Do you happen to know which retailers were considering additional stores before they were reminded of which side their bread was buttered? Curious now...
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