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About gregtrob

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  1. gregtrob

    Greenville Off-Topic

    AIMCO is (or was) the largest Residential Apartment Management company in the US. The division in Greenville used to be part of Insignia Financial Group from way back when. They have been downtown for a long time. I can confirm they are moving. On Monday they start at the new offices near St Francis Hospital off of 385/85
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    CONSTRUCTION THREAD: Magnolia Park Town Center

    While I would be excited to get a Bass Pro Shops in Greenville (not that I would go there that often) I really hope it happens in Greer and not on the already overcrowded Woodruff Road. The reason is that if Greer got the BPS it would likely mean additional development so MAYBE Greer could finally get some more retail.
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    The Rumor Mill

    You'd think so, but I can tell you as a resident of the Pebble Creek area we don't seem to get many new stores along Wade Hampton. No Kohl's, no newer restaurants, etc. The best hope I think we have is the Cherrydale area. I know about the (one time) proposed shopping center along 29 but I haven't seen anything happen with it. Instead we have a closed Winn Dixie, next to an out of date KMart, which is across the street from a close Burger King, which is across the street from a closed Arby's. You get the picture I think ...
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    The Rumor Mill

    Cherrydale area as well for the same reasons you said. In addition, it would draw from the Taylors/Pebble Creek area too.
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    UPDATE:New Greenville Restaurants

    This was the point I was trying to make. There's a line between "excellent customer service" and annoying particularly when you're trying to have a conversation. You'll note I said I would be going back - but you obviously haven't experienced a wait staff person asking you every 5 minutes if there is good or not. It's overkill and disturbs conversation at your table.
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    UPDATE:New Greenville Restaurants

    My wife picked Papas & Beer to go to for her bday last Wednesday evening. The food was great and service was fine (biggest complaint about service was that the waiter was constantly stopping by asking if things were good). Be prepared for things to be a little bit different than say Monterrey's. First of all when they bring your chips to the table, you get bean dip by default with them. They have a salsa bar that had some interesting but tasty salsas on it, including a pumpkin seed salsa. I won't even attempt to type the name of what I had, but it was carnitas (pork) with some salsa and veggies with it. It was awesome. My wife had some chicken enchiladas that has some pineapples with it. She liked it a lot, I sample it and did not,but then I don't like pineapple cooked with stuff. We'll be going back when we can.
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    The Food Thread

    Not sure if this belongs in its own thread, or somewhere else, or something I missed but does anyone have news about Corner Pocket closing? My wife (who works downtown) emailed me about it today. I was able to only find this mention on Metromix
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    Bi-Lo Center

    Brilliant!!!
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    Bi-Lo Center

    If really going to be a farm team for the Hurricanes how about sticking with something weather related Greenville Storm Greenville Tornadoes (Yes those are horrible but c'mon Chiefs is not that great in my opinion and neither was Growwl)
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    Haywood Mall Retail

    I would prefer the Clock over a Table 301 restaurant - but then I'd also prefer a good ethnic (Mexican/Indian/etc) or BBQ restaurant over the Clock (and thus over a Table 301 restaurant). And I also can't tell you the last time I was in a Ruby Tuesday's (yes like most people I have been to one)
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    CONSTRUCTION THREAD: McBee Station

    I hope they come to Taylors. I would love another independent restaurant in this area.
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    The State of Downtown Retail

    My wife (who works downtown) got a menu from The Green Room as they were handing them out. She tells me that most items on the menu are $10 and up (or a sandwich for about $8 with no sides). Somehow or other based on the other competition in that space, I can't imagine that they will do well.
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    Bi-Lo Center

    Has it reallly been 9 years? Wow. I won't be attending the 10/17 show as I have other plans already. It's funny how times change too, these days I think most of the bands I go to play at the club level rather than the bigger places. Not to say that if certain tours/bands came through I would not go, but having already seen Kiss many times (including at the Greenville Memorial Auditorium and not the show where the guy fell and died) I felt the other plans took priority.
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    Bi-Lo Center

    I saw Kiss a few years ago when they called it "Greenfield" at the end of the show - was great stuff. I would never see Matchbox 20 as I'd rather have a knife stuffed in my ears Point being, there are a lot of tastes out there. I DO NOT think the Bi Lo Center does a good job w/any variety in what they book. Heaven & Hell (Black Sabbath w/Dio on vocals) and Judas Priest were shows that have been out on tour the last year or so. They were not booked, I would believe they would be a large draw for the BiLo Center as any hard rock/metal band seems to do quite well there. Other than the protesters out front (or during ticket sales or whatever). I think what Greenville REALLY needs is a medium venue, something in between the Handlebar (clubs) and Bi Lo center to draw some different acts to stage. If only I had the money/know how/time
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    The State of Downtown Retail

    Wasn't the Bada Bing the strip club/mob HQ on The Sopranos???