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Ka3kab

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  1. Awsome Black and White. Love that stuff.
  2. Ka3kab

    Traverse City

    I kind of remember this because I was only 19 or 20 when Turtle Creek first opened. It was always going to be a temporary casino because of the fact that the property it was built on was disputed territory for the Grand Traverse Band. Edit: Ok, I did a little research. The current casion opened in 1997. Also, there was a picture of what the new casino will look like in the TC Record-Eagle. Here it is.
  3. Ka3kab

    Traverse City

    I did, but now I don't know.
  4. Ka3kab

    Traverse City

    Its not wierd, people ask all the time what you go to school for. As for the other stuff I have in mind, not a clue.
  5. Ka3kab

    Traverse City

    Well, right now I'm actually enrolled in Lake Superior State through the NMC University Center and am studying Criminal Justice. I don't think I want to do that anymore though. I realized with my last job that I really hate people, at least the ones that I had to f#*@ with and being a cop or whatever I wanted to be, it would only be worse.
  6. Ka3kab

    Traverse City

    Ya know, I've been meaning to get out and take some pictures this summer. Now that its almost over, I really would like to. All of my pics were during the winter and spring when it doesnt really look that nice around here. Plus there are still a couple of buildings I have no shots of. So I will try to get out and do that, but my god do I have a lot of homework. I started to go back to school and don't remember this much work.
  7. Ka3kab

    Traverse City

    Nothing that I can see, I was downtown yesterday. They have started work on that 3 story bank that will be at the corner of State and Union. I know there is a BW3 in Fenton, thats the only one I've been to in the Flint area.
  8. Ka3kab

    Traverse City

    Buffulo Wild Wings and not that I know of. But now that you mention it, just like the stupid olive garden, they have been playing commercials on TV for BW3. They played commercials for Olive Garden for about a year before we had one, so maybe we'll get one soon. And, about Meijer, not really any news lately. The liability insurance company that wrote the policy for Acme Twp. pulled that policy because Meijer is sueing them along with another company, can't remember right now, and apparently the insurance company doesn't want to lose a boat load of money.
  9. Ka3kab

    Traverse City

    Here is some development news. A developer who wants to build a Hooters in East Bay township may have to abandon his plans when he saw the price tag for water and sewer hook-ups. What a shock. Not that I even would go that often, it would be a mile from my house, it annoys me to death how this county gets away with some of the s*#@ they pull. A number of different groups have been trying to build a Hooters here since the early 90's and they always somehow manage to get scared away by the local government. Six or Seven years ago, someone tried to build one when a liquer licence opened up in Garfield Twp. but at the last minute it was given to Red Lobster. Now this time the County has given the restaurant a $200,000 bill to hook up sewer and water to a new building. Now I'm no developer or nor do I even work in the construction industry, buy 200 grand seems a bit much for a couple of pipes to be buried.
  10. Ka3kab

    Traverse City

    That's what I mean right above your post. That Uzelac guy is the West Front St. developer. So, I don't know and neither does anyone else, or at least their not talking about it. Sometimes it's so hard to get info about stuff going on around here. Just in the last week, there have been three violations of the Michigan Open Door Act around here, two in Grand Traverse County and one in Charlevoix County. They still like to be very secret.
  11. Ka3kab

    Traverse City

    Not really. The developer of Radio Centre, Gerald Snowden, has said that he will still go forward with his plans for a six-story mixed use development on the south side of State St. even though he was also counting on the parking deck to help with parking at his development. So now he has to rework some things, because some of his money was going to be in the deck. The exact location is on an empty lot on the Boardman River on the south side of State St. in between the downtown Post Office Branch and the Riverfront Terrace building. Other than that, it has been pretty quiet around here. No word yet on what will happen with the Front St. development.
  12. Ka3kab

    Traverse City

    Keeping the fudgies off the street is exactly why I think it would be a good idea.
  13. Ka3kab

    Traverse City

    I think a trolly would be a great idea also. Even in none of the locals used it, kinda like BATA, I'm sure the tourists would. Also, a while back I posted a thing about some developers wanting to turn a insurance building into some very high-end condo's ($500,000 range) but they pulled out over zoning concerns. Well apparently a new developer, this one from Gaylord, wants to do the same thing with the same building. Right now there aren't any details that I can find. A little refresher, it is the Harleysville Insurance Building on West Bayshore Dr. (M-22) in Elmwood Twp./Greilikville.
  14. I'll keep looking, but I recently got a new computer after my old one died and I don't know if all of the old files got transfered. If not, I can just go down there and take some shots, as I have not done that in quite a while.
  15. I thought I did, but I can't find them.
  16. I like the SBC, AT&T or Michigan Bell buildings, or whatever they call them these days, that I have seen throughout Michigan. And it's not just bias because that's where my Dad works. They just seem to have kept them up well and the architecture of most of them is pretty interesting. BTW, the one's I have seen are Detroit and Grand Rapids. The one's I have been in are Flint, Saginaw and Traverse City.
  17. Ka3kab

    Traverse City

    It starts out as a two lane, one way street at Division then turns into one lane in each direction at Union St. Then just past Cass St. it does turn into 4 lanes until Woodmere and then back to 2 lanes until Garfield where it turns back into 4 lanes. Kind of a goofy street plan if you ask me. Really, you think that will ever happen.
  18. Ka3kab

    Traverse City

    Yes. Aparently a few years ago, when they were talking about adding the round a bout, they were also coming up with all these ways to "slow traffic" down, because traffic doesn't move slow enough in this town. They wanted to restripe 8th St. between Cass St. and Woodmere and make it two lanes, adding bike lanes in both directions. Now, don't get me wrong, I love to bike. The TART Trail is right in my backyard and I use it almost daily, now for the kicker, during the warm months. Bike lanes are fine exept for the fact that you would either die from hypothermia or get hit by a car because you slip off the ice covered streets and sidewalks 7 months out of the year. They also talked about making a road along the west shore of Boardman Lake, but again, the city wanted it to be two lanes and have a 25 mph speed limit. You might as well keep driving through the neighborhoods if they want to do that, because that is what Cass and Union streets are once you pass 8th street. They're not through roads and were never meant to be.
  19. And they bring you you're steak on a sword, exept it's not called a sword. If it's a good restaurant (quality beef, a good chef and a decent staff) it should do real well. Edit: fixed some gramatical errors.
  20. Ka3kab

    Traverse City

    Well in any event, the alternative would have been to add a round a bout at the intersection of Woodmere and 8th St. Thank God they didn't do that. I can't even imagine the chaos that would have created with some people around here.
  21. Ka3kab

    Traverse City

    It was past the library, they did the section in front of the library last year. Also, it is only one of three North-South corridors in or close to the city limits. U.S. 31 (Division) and Garfield Ave. being the others. There is plenty of traffic.
  22. Ka3kab

    Traverse City

    This is something I have never seen before in my life, and want to know if any of you have. I don't have a picture right now so let me explain. Woodmere Ave. here in Traverse City was recently reconstructed. It went from a two lane street and they actually made it into an avenue (whice is has been called since I moved here in 1991.) Now the only problem, and what I hate the most, is that they made it a one-lane in each direction divided road. I imagine that it was the ingenious idea of the local idiots to help slow traffic down. Because everyone knows how fast traffic moves in this town. Is this something that has been done elsewhere that anyone has seen, and if so, what do you think about it. Obviously I think you can tell what I think about it.
  23. Ka3kab

    Traverse City

    Oh, I know, but they wanted this one to be a "scientific" study. Gie me a f#&@ing break already.
  24. Ka3kab

    Traverse City

    Well this should piss off the people who voted no on the parking deck. Traverse City Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is going to do a survey of city residents why they voted no. It will only cost $6000.00. Whats a couple more thousand dollors on top of the 200,000 they already spent on a study of how to use the deck. I swear to god, the leaders of this city wonder why they are refered to as the Good Ol' boys and, my personal favorite, inbred hillbillies.
  25. Ka3kab

    Traverse City

    Well, whatever it's going to be, I hope it's nice. I really hope that they don't waste the space and put up some crappy 2 or 3 story building. It really amazes me how people around here do not understand the concept of building up, not out. They whine, beotch and complain about anything any developer wants to do inside or outside the city. I just wish that they would wake up and realize it's not 1940 anymore. Gone are the days that little ol' Traverse City is just a tourist destination. It is the commercial, industrial, banking, communications and transportation hub of Northern Michigan. Sure the city itself will stay small with a small population (under 20,000) but only because it is nearly impossible to annex charter townships anymore. The surrounding townships will continue to grow and the sprawl will continue to get worse, especially with the mindset of the residents of the city proper.
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