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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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    I heard a rumor yesterday it might be the City Flats owners.
  3. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Why do all developments die in this day and age? Access to reasonable capital and lack of tenants.
  10. 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.
  11. Wow, that is some seriously distorted perspective on that last picture.
  12. No Joe, you're thinking of Ol' Dirty BZA.
  13. From an email that I got today from Men's Health Magazine....... (sorry there's no web page so I can't provide a link) THE WORST BALLPARK BURGER You knew stadium food was bad ... but 4,800 calories? How much would you eat for a free T-shirt? A minor league baseball team in Michigan will be offering a $20 burger that contains five beef patties, five slices of cheese, nearly a cup of chili, a heaping load of salsa, and corn chips, all on an 8-inch sesame-seed bun-and anyone who eats the whole thing will be awarded a free T-shirt. The monstrosity rings in at 4,800 calories-hardly a home run for your health and, if you ask us, a complete strikeout as a marketing ploy. While this mammoth burger isn’t alone in the fatty food hall of fame, it might be the worst in the country. The most abhorrent burger at national chain restaurants weighs in at a mere 2,040 calories.................................................One last tip: Avoid any burger involving five patties.
  14. Oh my God, what a train wreck. That was not Dr. Taylor's best interview. He looked agitated and came off confrontational from the start. I don't think he did much to support his cause with this one.
  15. Hmmm interesting. The middle bay was once a Dry Cleaners. This one might be a brownfield candidate.
  16. The main difference that I have seen is that Allegiant only flies to certain places on certain days of the week. A sort of part-time operation if you will. It seems most of their flights are direct and don't go to a central hub. Which is great if that's what you're looking for and can wait for that particular day of the week. AirTran has daily flights all over.
  17. Weird rendering. It looks like the building is leaning over. They could have corrected the perspective a bit.
  18. I sincerely doubt anyone has ponied up the cash that Azzar wants for this building. Last time I was through that building I noticed that there was still a 5 or 6' deep areaway that projects out from the front of the building under the sidewalk. Judging by the condition of the sidewalk, I would wager that they city is going to be filling in that areaway.
  19. I've got two questions: 1) who was the architect for this thing and 2) who the hell builds a 10M spec house in this crappy economy. Gotta believe someone committed to building this thing then lost their shirt and needs to get out of it.
  20. Looks like immediate possession, so I'd say it's built.
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