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  1. Carolina Panthers

    It's torture watching the playoffs. We beat half of the remaing teams and had a chance to beat the third. I absolutely believe this was our year had we got some help for Cam late in the year. One thing I am going to be looking at closely is if the new owners will be less conservative when it comes to FA's. I look at other teams and they seem to make moves late in the season if they think they have a shot at the title. Lastly, I posted my thoghts about a new stadium in another thread and I think it's appropiate for this one. We have to get this right. The timing of this is crucial to the continued growth of the region. "As far as the stadium itself, I must admit that after watching the Vikings game yesterday I would love to have a domed entertainment facility in Charlotte. However, unless the Carowids site is built up to essentially to a town center complete with mixed use, mass transit connection, retail and entertainment centered around the facility I would think an uptown location is choice number one. Finally I'm going to address the elephant in the room. NC and to a smaller degree Charlotte has taken some lumps publically/perception wise. I think this timing is critical that the franchise and municipalities connected to the team get this right. Charlotte has exploded mainly due to a favorable image to the public. In this case the city CAN'T come across as having a small town mindset. If we are to progress further than gamma status then this deal has to get done. I know some folks don't like to hear it or look at it this way but I have done a ton of travelling and the one thing people tie a state or region to is a sports team. Especially if that team is doing well. It's crucial to recruiting relocation targets that a city and region can pull off mega deals, support local franchises and be looked at as a healthy market primed for growth."
  2. New Panthers Stadium in 2022?

    My 2 cents, I knew the Carowinds site would be considered. I visited Jerry's world last summer and the city of Arlington is bulding an entertainment district next to the stadium. If the Carowinds location is done right it's not a bad idea but I have no confidence anyone in the Carolinas know how to pull this off. Hence "State Line Stadium" is being kicked around. My suggestion would be One Carolina or something to that effect. Also a financial commitment from both states would be needed. Its only fair or a name change should be considered. As far as the stadium itself, I must admit that after watching the Vikings game yesterday I would love to have a domed entertainment facility in Charlotte. Unless the Carowids site is built up to essentially to a town center complete with mixed use, mass transit connection, retail and entertainment center around the facility I would think an uptown location is choice number one. Finally I'm going to address the elephant in the room. NC and to a smaller degree Charlotte has taken some lumps publically/perception wise. I think this timing is critical that the franchise and municipalities connected to the team get this right. Charlotte has exploded mainly due to a favorable image to the public. In this case the city CAN'T come across as having a small town mindset. If we are to progress further than gamma status then this deal has to get done. I know some folks don't like to hear it or look at it this way but I have done a ton of travelling and the one thing people tie a state or region to is a sports team. Especially if that team is doing well. It's crucial to recruiting relocation targets that a city and region can pull off mega deals, support local franchises and be looked at as a healthy market primed for growth. Kind of long but wanted to wait until the season eneded and things settled down a bit.
  3. The Good News Report

    Its simple, NCGA. Their rural initiatives/tilt has allowed other cities to gain momentum on Charlotte. Of course that is my opinion. But again its competition, NC has historically had to fight a little harder than other regions. The QC will be fine.
  4. Wish the city would ask to keep Mt. Tryon. Would make for a good perch to people watch.
  5. Carolina Panthers

    Couldnt agree more /\
  6. Asheville Photo of the Day

    Honestly, I think Asheville has the #2 skyline in the state. I see a skyline with an unrivaled mix of architectural styles and a decent amount of building. Very photogenic.
  7. Charlotte Photo of the Day

    The only thing missing from the drive thru video is a 5 level stack interchange from 77 to 277....I can really see the age of both of those highways. I hope all of Char;ottes infrastructure get a massive upgrade soon. Great video though thanks for sharing.
  8. The Good News Report

    I agree and thats is why it blows my mind that interstate access to Charlotte (metro) is limited to the north, south and west; seems to me that would have been solved long ago. I know for me, growing up in Cumberland county, one of the major reasons we did not visit Charlotte often is that there was no "as the crow flies" road link from east to west. Decades of wasted economic opportunities IMO.
  9. /\That was awesome; do more!!! Also what song was that? Hopefully I can get on vinyl.
  10. Charlotte Photo of the Day

    Great photos everyone. One thing; is it me or do the trees in Charlotte look overgrown in that video. Sometimes I do wish there were less trees so the city can be seen more. I feel bad for saying that
  11. Charlotte Photo of the Day

    Has Gateway village built out? I remember something stirring about a year ago.
  12. Independence Corridor

    Why was Independence not sunken in the first place?
  13. Wilmington Port News

    I stumbled on this site, http://www.nchistoricsites.org/brunswic/brunswic.htm, looking up port info a few months ago. Basically the port was further down river, on the west bank, and in deeper water. Competing business parties decided to build the port closer to the new settlement, which was New Caledonia (Wilmington) citing safety concerns. A very interesting read about that site with was burned by the spanish and was well on its way to flourishing before it was abandoned.
  14. Downtown Greensboro is getting a Westin Hotel

    That awesome that city center is enjoying some growth. Keep filling the gaps and densifying. The city has changed tremendously since I left in 95. Back then most growth was west and northwest. Next time I'm home visiting I will swing by and travel up Battleground to my old stomping grounds; Lawndale Apartments. I hear Battleground area has grown a bit as well. Greensboro is a possible landing spot for me if I ever moved back to NC. I think its in a good geographic location plus its a nice sized city. Just wish the metro had a pro team. Whether folks realize it or not having a pro team is a definite factor for a lot of my co-workers when they are looking to relocate for their second career. NC is often mentioned but unfortunately a lot of people do not know the Triad exist. I think a pro team changes the perception of a place. Look at OKC for instance. Decent city but a person's perception would not be much different between it and other peer cities if did not have the pro team.
  15. North Hills / Midtown area developments

    Wonder why no project like this has sprung up around 485 in Charlotte? I know about Ballentyne but I'm talking about massed height like North Hills.