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  1. abttown

    Traffic Congestion and Highway Construction

    ^ Got stuck in that mess today. Was only going to be on 77 for two exits, so I didn't check traffic. Huge mistake. Took me 70 minutes to get from Arrowood Road to dinner in Southend. All detour routes were clogged also. Silver lining...nothing makes you want expanded transit than a traffic nightmare .
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    SouthEnd Midrise Projects

    I hope that's the case and the owner's weren't pushed out. I've always liked Pikes and regardless of whether you enjoy the food, it adds character to the neighborhood. Shake shack is a dime a dozen. We get lots of flak as a city for not having an identity and this is why.
  3. abttown

    SouthEnd Midrise Projects

    I swear to God this city has almost no soul. Let's just go ahead and push Price's Chicken out as well.
  4. abttown

    Crescent Stonewall Station

    Maybe even Crescent knows how bland that building is and is willing to let this fly . Regardless of the plant species, the vine adds a nice splash of color, creates a natural blind from the train station, and helps clean the air. Okay, I'm convinced we need to start planting that sh*t everywhere!
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    Crescent Stonewall Station

    Zooming in on those leaves, it does look an awful lot like Kudzu!
  6. abttown

    Drinking Beer in Charlotte

    Was at Blue Blaze on Saturday and there were probably 15 or so folks there with others coming and going. I predict they'll be alright, especially with the area continuing to develop. At least for me, I prefer these smaller breweries because of the intimacy.
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    Crescent Stonewall Station

    LOVE seeing that artwork turn the corner! I visited this Whole Foods on Saturday and can say it was quite busy. Nothing too unique about the place, other than it's location. I did eavesdrop on a few conversations and overheard people's excitement on having this store in uptown.
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    Crescent Stonewall Station

    Ahh, this makes me feel much better. I was thinking that portion of the deck was being left exposed for all to see (including the future tenants in the corner apartments). Thanks!
  9. abttown

    Crescent Stonewall Station

    This is baffling to me. So the portion of the parking structure that is exposed to the freeway doesn't get any treatment while the non-visible alleyway behind the hotels gets a massive art installation? The hotels were always planned for that corner, no?
  10. abttown

    Charlotte Weather

    Born and raised in western NC and can tell you summer is my least favorite season. The heat and humidity can make any outdoor activity intolerable (in my opinion). The humidity has been especially high lately because of tropical activity, but it doesn't get much better until autumn. This is cold beer weather!
  11. abttown

    Legacy Union (former Charlotte Observer redevelopment)

    Drove by the Calvary Church off of Rea Road for the first time in a while and instantly thought of this project. The color scheme is eerily similar
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    FNB Tower 401 S Graham St

    I'm a fan. This somewhat reminds me of what I thought Tryon Place would look like, so hopefully the finished product doesn't disappoint us. The glass insets and especially the color are what I'm digging the most. Looks like a building you would see in Philadelphia for some reason.
  13. I walked inside of this building last week for an inspection and noticed the huge, original wooden beams above the dropped ceiling tiles. I should have taken a picture, but was in a rush.
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    300 South Tryon and Kimpton Hotel

    Is the sidewalk open along 3rd Street now? From the construction cam, it looks as though the fencing as been moved/opened up so people can walk there.
  15. Will there be any light features on the building? Something akin to 300 South Tryon would help this somewhat bland structure out quite a bit (at least at night).