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The cost of the first phase came in $6 million less than originally budgeted. The savings will go to expanding restoration of the Reedy River along the length of the park, adding two more pedestrian bridges across the river - one at Hudson Street, another at The Commons in addition to one already in the middle of the park - and providing a big chunk of the cost to building a new parks and recreation maintenance facility: https://www.foxcarolina.com/news/city-council-approves-million-dollar-budget-for--acre-park/article_e3c38ea8-625a-11ea-948b-1b010a9e27b9.html

 

Brewery cancelled and 65 day development moratorium around Unity Park put into effect due to Miracle Hill’s stupidity: https://www.greenvilleonline.com/story/news/local/greenville/downtown/2020/03/10/nautic-brewing-greenville-sc-plans-scrapped-miracle-hill/5004520002/

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4 minutes ago, gman430 said:

The cost of the first phase came in $6 million less than originally budgeted. The savings will go to expanding restoration of the Reedy River along the length of the park, adding two more pedestrian bridges across the river - one at Hudson Street, another at The Commons in addition to one already in the middle of the park - and providing a big chunk of the cost to building a new parks and recreation maintenance facility.

https://www.foxcarolina.com/news/city-council-approves-million-dollar-budget-for--acre-park/article_e3c38ea8-625a-11ea-948b-1b010a9e27b9.html

Wow- that's rare and exciting to see them adding elements! I wish they were funneling a little more money toward a more sexy observation tower... 

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42 minutes ago, GvilleSC said:

Wow- that's rare and exciting to see them adding elements! I wish they were funneling a little more money toward a more sexy observation tower... 

LOL...have not heard of or seen "sexy " observation towers...perhaps if it's in the shape of a pr***.

That would attract many visitors....for the wrong reasons.  :whistling:

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45 minutes ago, gman430 said:

The cost of the first phase came in $6 million less than originally budgeted. The savings will go to expanding restoration of the Reedy River along the length of the park, adding two more pedestrian bridges across the river - one at Hudson Street, another at The Commons in addition to one already in the middle of the park - and providing a big chunk of the cost to building a new parks and recreation maintenance facility: https://www.foxcarolina.com/news/city-council-approves-million-dollar-budget-for--acre-park/article_e3c38ea8-625a-11ea-948b-1b010a9e27b9.html

 

Brewery cancelled and 65 day development moratorium around Unity Park put into effect due to Miracle Hill’s stupidity: https://www.greenvilleonline.com/story/news/local/greenville/downtown/2020/03/10/nautic-brewing-greenville-sc-plans-scrapped-miracle-hill/5004520002/

Glad to see the pedestrian bridge between El Thrifty and The Commons is going forward... El Thrifty has a cool space but their food/drinks suck and are overpriced.  Maybe the increased competition will force their hand a little.

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2 hours ago, Den2Gvl said:

“A third bridge, the Auro Bridge, was redesigned with a cost of $1.2 million. The pedestrian walkway remains one of the park’s centerpieces, linking the two sides of Unity Park split by the river. It was previously estimated to cost $2.5 million.“

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1 hour ago, gman430 said:

The City of Greenville has nobody to blame but themselves. 

Seriously? Before I call this out as being the dumbest statement of the year, please explain yourself. 

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2 hours ago, GVLover said:

Should’ve remained open and kill hundreds, if not thousands of people? I don’t know what else the city could’ve done. 

Kept the trail and parks open like the county did. No silly curfew either. But that’s all I am gonna say about the issue. Hope they can get caught up with construction once it restarts back.

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59 minutes ago, gman430 said:

Kept the trail and parks open like the county did. No silly curfew either. But that’s all I am gonna say about the issue. Hope they can get caught up with construction once it restarts back.

Loss of tourism dollars is due to restaurants, bars, and hotels and has nothing to do with trails and parks being closed.

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4 hours ago, gman430 said:

Kept the trail and parks open like the county did. No silly curfew either. But that’s all I am gonna say about the issue. Hope they can get caught up with construction once it restarts back.

So folks can congregate and continue to spread it? This isn't where tourism dollars come from either though.

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Belladina’s Little Italy

101 South Hudson Street|Greenville

Grand Opening Date: Late 2020

Pizza Oven: Brick oven

Indoor + outdoor seating, patio areas for private reservations, several bars 

1,300 sq ft grab-and-go market (Think breads, meats, cheeses, premade pizzas, homemade sauces + desserts. Oh, and did we mention there’s an olive oil bar?)

Bocce ball courts (that double as an area for corn hole)

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