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I suppose David Walter's urbanist articles had a following here. Is Hollis Gillespie his replacement? Maybe I don't "get" her writing style... But to me it resembles some bratty filler I'd see in a college weekly. I don't think I've succeeded once in reading an entire article. <_<

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Did anyone else see in the best of Charlotte magazine that Dee dee's hole one best kept secret Charlotte getaway or somethin... about how it will be a beautiful lake soon ;) that was pretty funny.

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Yes, I saw that about DeeDee's hole and thought it was pretty funny! Looks like other people are laughing about that too.

As for Hollis, I read her article in this edition and when I was done I was left wondering what the point was.

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Did anyone else see in the best of Charlotte magazine that Dee dee's hole one best kept secret Charlotte getaway or somethin... about how it will be a beautiful lake soon ;) that was pretty funny.

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I suppose David Walter's urbanist articles had a following here. Is Hollis Gillespie his replacement? Maybe I don't "get" her writing style... But to me it resembles some bratty filler I'd see in a college weekly. I don't think I've succeeded once in reading an entire article.  <_<

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Was he the one that talked about Dilworth and the neighborhood meeting they were having?

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Yeah, Walters was actually supportive of the Lowes being built there. His attitude was that Lowes made plenty of concessions to the residents and that Dilworth could *use* a little more traffic and commercial appeal.

It may be a trendy place, but the rents are so high it drives out some businesses, which creates empty store fronts with *less* pedestrian activity.

But on the whole he was pure ubanist, and a welcome voice in response to talk radio hounds like Keith Larson.

As for Gillespie.... uh.... I'm still waiting for a fan to speak up and explain the appeal of her articles. :shifty: I mean, every week, I look at her piece and think... "She's *still* there?" Seriously! Does she have any point to make at all?

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Hollis is semi-famous. Her column has run in CL for years. She's written a couple of books and appears frequently on NPR. I don't think she replaced any columnist since she lives in Atlanta not Charlotte. Unless she moved very recently. I think her column is running right now just to occupy space until a new Charlotte columnist comes along. I'm not sure, but that seems most likely.

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