Nitro

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Nitro last won the day on January 8 2011

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  1. There's one near my Berkley office that I frequent while I'm down there. Great burgers and fries.
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    MORTON HOUSE

    I heard a rumor yesterday it might be the City Flats owners.
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    East Beltline Developments

    Well, it looks like they'll have their opportunity now.
  4. Dear Lord, I've been a good boy (at times), thank you for granting me this Taco Boy within walking distance of my office.
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    The Watering Hole

    I think this site when it first gained its popularity was inhabited by a lot more professionals in the design, construction, and development worlds. We all used it as a site to tease others a little and find info on stuff going on in our professional world. Then came a wave of general interest from the public and this place became over run by people (some of which thought they knew more than they did). I can't speak for everyone but I'll say personally I used to love posting to this site on a daily basis. However, as its popularity grew, conversations became dominated by certain people. Frankly, I didn't care to hear their opinions and I stopped sharing what was going on in my world and I retreated. Now I'm only here once a week or two. I check in to see what's going on, but due to the volume decrease in posts over the last few years I'd suspect that others felt the same way I did. My personal opinion.
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    East Beltline Developments

    I ate at the Ruth's Chris before. It struck me as kind of small if I remember right. The name came from a buyout. It used to be Chris Steaks and the woman that bought it was named Ruth Udstad thus becoming Ruth's Chris Steakhouse.
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    Hey, what's that?

    Yeah, I agree. Yawn city.
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    Hey, what's that?

    Anyone know what's being built on the outlot at Celebration Village? I've been trying to guess for months but I can't figure it out.
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    Wealthy Street Mega Thread

    Funny, I don't remember ever seeing any figures on rental rates for these apartments. Not sure how you figure they were "grossly overpriced", considering you have no idea what the level of finish was going to be. As far as the parking issue, it met the zoning code at three stories and when the project was cut back to two stories the size of the parking lot didn't change thus making the parking ratio that much better. In fact, despite your musings this project met so much of the zoning code it didn't even require planning commission approval. It was staff approved. Bazzani has done a lot of great things for the area. And I'm sure you'll agree that the vacant bank site is much better for the area than fresh urban redevelopment bringing that much more new investment into the area. Yeah, I'm right with ya.
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    Wealthy Street Mega Thread

    Why do all developments die in this day and age? Access to reasonable capital and lack of tenants.
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    John Ball Zoo

    I just can't wait to ride on something with a cool name like a funicular.
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    Grand Rapids Then and Now

    There may have been another Sears location but Joe is right. There was a Sears there. I have one of those Retro GR pictures in my office that has Sears labeled all over that building.
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    Gallery on Fulton

    Wow, that is some seriously distorted perspective on that last picture.