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not sure,  I had heard that Hatcher's daughter agreed to install a street intersection grade drive at the intersection to help control the traffic flow.  Given that most of our eastside CDOT projects stay in the planning phase for a decade or more, i had little hope that they were installing it...   They have removed  a good bit of curb today so maybe.

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Anyone know what this green thing is in front of the fire station? The only sticker on it indicates it is a measuring device, but for what...noise, pollution, etc.?

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Campus works: Central and Hawthorne. Is this retail space or not? I forget.

 

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9 hours ago, ricky_davis_fan_21 said:

I'm not sure what those are but you can see fencing on the church behind, here are a couple concept renderings for what is happening with the church.

Dope! So nice to see that building remain. And right across from the Sushi Guru building.

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Not surprised. Dunkin wanted to get into the neighborhood years ago. They were going to take the spot midwood smokehouse is in until the Dunkin real estate rep went into the White Rabbit store that was there before Slate. The 6' dildo lamps scared them off.

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2 hours ago, SgtCampsalot said:

Can't tell if Dunking will succeed or fail.

I'm hoping whatever amount of success they achieve will lead to a local donut shop heading to the area.

I do have to say I wish there was a Krispy Kreme in the Uptown/PM/Noda area. Does that still count as local? Either way they are leaps and bounds better.

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1 hour ago, HighRiseHillbilly said:

I'm hoping whatever amount of success they achieve will lead to a local donut shop heading to the area.

I do have to say I wish there was a Krispy Kreme in the Uptown/PM/Noda area. Does that still count as local? Either way they are leaps and bounds better.

Agreed, Dunkin's donuts are cardboard.

But those dang Yankees are obsessed with it!!!

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53 minutes ago, SgtCampsalot said:

Agreed, Dunkin's donuts are cardboard.

But those dang Yankees are obsessed with it!!!

When I was recently in Boston (Wakefield), I always ate at Dunkin's because no other restaurant in the area had their A/C turned on and I didn't want sweat droplets in my pizza so I opted for the coolness of Dunkins. I found that the advantage they have over our beloved Krispy Kreme is that they also have sandwiches and a larger variety of food. But yea, the doughnuts are sort of cardboardish.  There is a Dunkin's on about every scorner in much of the Boston area since that is their home.  It could have been worse for the neighborhood. We have one here on the lake and they do rather well. 

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On 10/15/2017 at 2:12 PM, HighRiseHillbilly said:

I'm hoping whatever amount of success they achieve will lead to a local donut shop heading to the area.

I do have to say I wish there was a Krispy Kreme in the Uptown/PM/Noda area. Does that still count as local? Either way they are leaps and bounds better.

I have heard that there was a KK @ Hawthorne and Independence back in the day.

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Possibly, would have been pre-expressway.  Seems somewhat familiar but I would have guessed Pecan and Independence, where the Edison apts are today.

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Is the lighted crosswalk being installed across central from the shopping center to Clement? It seems like that is the construction going on. Also, sidewalk is being installed on the missing portions at Commonwealth and Pecan. 

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2 hours ago, archiham04 said:

So this:

became this:

 

I still have not been able to figure out the orientation  of the photo, but that looks plausible 

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Independence was more lowered than Hawthorne was raised. The Elizabeth community advocated for better design to mitigate a freeway cutting off the Sunnyside portion of their neighborhood. And today, most think of Independence, instead of the railroad, as the divide between Elizabeth and Midwood.

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1 hour ago, southslider said:

Independence was more lowered than Hawthorne was raised. The Elizabeth community advocated for better design to mitigate a freeway cutting off the Sunnyside portion of their neighborhood. And today, most think of Independence, instead of the railroad, as the divide between Elizabeth and Midwood.

...and since the definition/boundaries of "Elizabeth" and "Midwood" were established based upon what "most" thought at the time, I imagine those arbitrary boundaries may change in the future.  It makes little sense to keep calling portions of town something that no one other than map makers/readers call it.

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1 hour ago, southslider said:

Independence was more lowered than Hawthorne was raised. The Elizabeth community advocated for better design to mitigate a freeway cutting off the Sunnyside portion of their neighborhood. And today, most think of Independence, instead of the railroad, as the divide between Elizabeth and Midwood.

Thanks for explaining that.  Do you know, prior to this, if the side streets in Elizabeth (ex. Oakland, Lamar) and Chantilly (St Julien, Hanover) also connected to Independence?  

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