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2006 Prophecy

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So Memphis is facing a New Year...what do you guys think will be a/THE big story for the city this year? Our own landmark tower? Saks downtown? Or will we go with Herenton facing a recall or Northwest saying ciao? Vote and discuss!

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We find out somethings gonna be done with the Sears building. The biotech facilities will be on their way up, the pyramid be reused, and the southern part of the skyline will have many cranes. Main Street and southend will be cleared of building materials and mud and SoFo will become a nice lower class community. Many hotels will be built, and someone sees the oppurtunity to have rapid river transit from Tunica to Memphis. Then Memphis is chosen to host the 2010 All Star Game :D

Hopefully your friends dad does the Petronas Towers thing, we get cleaner parking garages in the med district/midtown, a Saks, H&M, Nordstrom, or IKEA come downtown or anywhere, and a Walmart Neighborhood Market or Aldi comes to Peabody Place Mall (if theres space).

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I think you'll see three good condo towers proposed: 2 250-350 ft. tall, and one 400-550 ft. tall. Also, a major mid to high-end hotel announcement, should be about 375 ft. tall. Also, there will be a department store in downtown. Something like a Saks or IKEA.

The Biotech industry will not be the best in the country, but it will definately become much better. NW airlines will announce that they will cut back on their flights, but keep the international ones. Another economy airline will come in and make up the difference.

Good luck!

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I think you'll see three good condo towers proposed: 2 250-350 ft. tall, and one 400-550 ft. tall. Also, a major mid to high-end hotel announcement, should be about 375 ft. tall. Also, there will be a department store in downtown. Something like a Saks or IKEA.

The Biotech industry will not be the best in the country, but it will definately become much better. NW airlines will announce that they will cut back on their flights, but keep the international ones. Another economy airline will come in and make up the difference.

Good luck!

All that would be great, but there's already two 16 story towers, a 27 story tower, and a 28 story tower, plus a 9 story Westin, and a 12 story Embassy Suites in the works, so I think that will be it for downtown Memphis for a year or so.

I'll just be happy to see the dirt being moved on those projects. :D

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All that would be great, but there's already two 16 story towers, a 27 story tower, and a 28 story tower, plus a 9 story Westin, and a 12 story Embassy Suites in the works, so I think that will be it for downtown Memphis for a year or so.

I'll just be happy to see the dirt being moved on those projects. :D

Isn't it about that time for that once-every-decade office tower? The four announced towers (not counting the Westin or Embassy Suites) plus the speculation of two more are all either residential or hotel.

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We find out somethings gonna be done with the Sears building. The biotech facilities will be on their way up, the pyramid be reused, and the southern part of the skyline will have many cranes. Main Street and southend will be cleared of building materials and mud and SoFo will become a nice lower class community. Many hotels will be built, and someone sees the oppurtunity to have rapid river transit from Tunica to Memphis. Then Memphis is chosen to host the 2010 All Star Game :D

Hopefully your friends dad does the Petronas Towers thing, we get cleaner parking garages in the med district/midtown, a Saks, H&M, Nordstrom, or IKEA come downtown or anywhere, and a Walmart Neighborhood Market or Aldi comes to Peabody Place Mall (if theres space).

Bears, what's with the high speed water transport? Can you elaborate? Is boating safe on the Mississippi? How far by river are the casinos? How far are the casinos from the river? Just curious.

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Bears, what's with the high speed water transport? Can you elaborate? Is boating safe on the Mississippi? How far by river are the casinos? How far are the casinos from the river? Just curious.

I'm not sure of the exact distance between DT and Tunica on the river but I'd guess 40-60 miles. As for fast transport on the river, hydrofoil boats can go about 60 mph (fast for a ferry). The Mississippi River is very dangerous to swim in but I would think boating is about as safe as any major river. I think Bass Pro Shops is thinking about putting their boats out there to test drive and there are many steamboats and barges that pass by all the time.

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In some thread, I suggested they could have some sort of steamboat dinner cruise deal to Tunica for tourists. Going downstream would probably take only a couple hours. If it was at night, the folks could spend the night at a Tunica hotel, and then return by either a bus or steamboat the next day.

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After seeing what you all put down as forseeable in 2006 for Memphis, here's what I predict. I can see the hot spots being downtown (shocker!) and Tunica. For downtown, I predict that as far as the South End goes, you could possibly see the announcement of one more big condo tower. As far as the area as a whole, I predict the announcement of one large hotel development. Where condos/hotels were big in 2005, retail in the downtown market will be the big thing for 2006. I'd say expect major renovations and developments in all the remaining buildings along South Main. Beale could see more development with added clubs and restaurants. However, downtown will be hot due to one thing: the North End. The possible/likely announcement of Bass Pro Shops heading into the Pyramid should ignite major developments in the surrounding neighborhood. Also, the Medical District (I know some dispute whether this is downtown) will be ripe for more medical developments and possibly a few condo developments (nothing major). Tunica is going to be hot for one reason: Myriad. Check out the latest MBJ (I'll post the articles on here when they come on-line) for how the Myriad is closer and closer to groundbreaking. When this does happen, I could see this being for Tunica what the Mirage was for Vegas...the Myriad could make Tunica a major destination for tourism and bring more developments to the area as well as expansion of their airport.

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I'm really really hoping the Myriad takes off. If the Myriad people market it properly, I could see the number of tourists double or triple in our area. If somebody builds an amusement park or moves Libertyland nearby, I could see Tunica becoming the next Orlando or Vegas. There aren't many places on earth someone could ski, swim, gamble, see a world class botanical garden, go to a concert, golf, and shop--all in the same building!!!

I don't know if they put all the articles in the paper online but if you have it, could you please give us the gist of what it says?

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