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You guys still alive?

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I know we go through cycles of activity/inactivity in this subforum, but I just wanted to make sure y'all were still alive. :D

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Oh dont worry Im still here! Just moved to Boston 2 weeks ago, and was very busy! So happy im out of SC :)

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Oh dont worry Im still here! Just moved to Boston 2 weeks ago, and was very busy! So happy im out of SC :)

Oh, WE'RE happy too Tem!!! :)

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I have been extremely busy with school. I should have some more time this summer :)

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I was wondering where you were Tem? I thought Charlotte was your first love? Oh well, I guess the south was too dirty for ya. LOL

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no i recently passed away :P

I am sorry for your loss. :D

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Oh dont worry Im still here! Just moved to Boston 2 weeks ago, and was very busy! So happy im out of SC :)

I hope you enjoy your stay in Boston. You should have tried Greenville out before giving up on SC though. I'm sure you'll be back for a few visits now and then, so stop by anytime. :D

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I hope you enjoy your stay in Boston. You should have tried Greenville out before giving up on SC though. I'm sure you'll be back for a few visits now and then, so stop by anytime. :D

Let's see.....Boston...Greenville....Boston...Greenville...Boston...could 2 cities be more diametrically opposed to each other? Boston it is!!!

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Im alive and well. Unfortunately, i dont post about Columbia too much because i know little about it

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Let's see.....Boston...Greenville....Boston...Greenville...Boston...could 2 cities be more diametrically opposed to each other? Boston it is!!!

Matt, you're too funny. You always seem to say what I'm thinking. LOL You gonna miss Tem as much as me? (NOT) :)

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You know yall love me lol..........my mother moved to Boston and I decided to go with her.....has nothing to do with the south.....the point is, im out of SC.....i wouldve been happy with charlotte, atlanta, miami, chicago, DC, Philly, or any major city like those......Columbia just wasnt for me, not my type of town.....the club scene is so limited, very limited house/techno clubs and international clubs. You wear Pumas or Salvatore Ferragamo shoes that are pointy and people make fun of you, little do they know that those styles come from very well known designers from Europe(most styles come from europe and then after 2 or 3 years come to the nothern states, then southern states). People in SC are so stuck on Rainbow Sandals and Palmetto gear they just tend to overlook awesome stores like Cobalt, its no wonder it closed. I worked in a restaurant in Columbia for years, and so many people would come in and not know what a Steak & Cheese sub is.....it just saddens me that there are still people who dont know stuff like that. I fit right in in Boston, plenty of Greeks/ethnic diversity, plenty of variety of food, plenty of style, etc. Of course there are bad things about every city and/or state no matter where you are. That's life

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Well we're glad you've found your niche.

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You know yall love me lol..........my mother moved to Boston and I decided to go with her.....has nothing to do with the south.....the point is, im out of SC.....i wouldve been happy with charlotte, atlanta, miami, chicago, DC, Philly, or any major city like those......Columbia just wasnt for me, not my type of town.....the club scene is so limited, very limited house/techno clubs and international clubs. You wear Pumas or Salvatore Ferragamo shoes that are pointy and people make fun of you, little do they know that those styles come from very well known designers from Europe(most styles come from europe and then after 2 or 3 years come to the nothern states, then southern states). People in SC are so stuck on Rainbow Sandals and Palmetto gear they just tend to overlook awesome stores like Cobalt, its no wonder it closed. I worked in a restaurant in Columbia for years, and so many people would come in and not know what a Steak & Cheese sub is.....it just saddens me that there are still people who dont know stuff like that. I fit right in in Boston, plenty of Greeks/ethnic diversity, plenty of variety of food, plenty of style, etc. Of course there are bad things about every city and/or state no matter where you are. That's life

Ok, great...glad you're gone. Now how about make it a TOTAL transformation, and bug the people on the Boston forum for a while. :)

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Let's see.....Boston...Greenville....Boston...Greenville...Boston...could 2 cities be more diametrically opposed to each other? Boston it is!!!

Actually, my reply was to his leaving SC, not a direct comparison between Boston and Greenville, which would not make much sense. Check out what was written very recently about Greenville in the Boston Globe. After going to the opening game, I assure you there were many people here from Boston and that vicinity, and many of them voluntarily made incredibly positive comments about the city. It is just another sign that things have completely changed and are rapidly changing here in this little part of the World. :shades:

Now just imagine that this could have happened in Columbia if everyone hadn't run the Bombers out of town...

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I don't think it had to do so much with the Bombers being "run out of town" by everyone, but rather no decision concerning a joint-use stadium between the Bombers and USC could be reached, if I remember correctly.

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Actually, my reply was to his leaving SC, not a direct comparison between Boston and Greenville, which would not make much sense. Check out what was written very recently about Greenville in the Boston Globe. After going to the opening game, I assure you there were many people here from Boston and that vicinity, and many of them voluntarily made incredibly positive comments about the city. It is just another sign that things have completely changed and are rapidly changing here in this little part of the World. :shades:

Now just imagine that this could have happened in Columbia if everyone hadn't run the Bombers out of town...

Run out of town by who? Single A baseball sucks, and no one supported it...and USC was NOT going to subsidize pro sports...and rightfully so. Single A baseball is not my kinda thing. Greenville can have that small town stuff...the rednecks up there probably love it. And Columbia can continue to have big time college sports, and there is talk of a double A team coming here. Still won't interest me, but would be good for baseball people.

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Haha, very funny, BC! :P Apparently, you didn't read that article then. And BTW, Greenville could have chosen the triple-a team. Your knowledge is rather slim, but that is fine. :whistling:

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Actually, my reply was to his leaving SC, not a direct comparison between Boston and Greenville, which would not make much sense. Check out what was written very recently about Greenville in the Boston Globe. After going to the opening game, I assure you there were many people here from Boston and that vicinity, and many of them voluntarily made incredibly positive comments about the city. It is just another sign that things have completely changed and are rapidly changing here in this little part of the World. :shades:

Now just imagine that this could have happened in Columbia if everyone hadn't run the Bombers out of town...

It's true that Columbia doesn't care anything about minor league baseball, but USC is not playing around with their urban ballpark/housing development by the river. Zoning hearing signs are on that property now. They've already jumped through a couple of preconstruction hoops.

And I watched a city council meeting on cable last night and saw final approval given for the 400+ housing units and office and retail development that will be built on the Kline property at Gervais and Huger, and that is in addition to the 700 homes that will be built at Canalside, which is on the verge once and for all of starting construction. Not to mention the new condos and townhouses under construction now across from the State Museum. But back to the Kline property momentarily. The developers have many years of experience and one of them was a starter on Clemson's 1981 national championship football team and said during the meeting on t.v. that their main focus is to be extremely sensitive with the development so that everyone wins. His partner said, "This development will be unlike anything South Carolina, not just Columbia, but South Carolina has ever seen. It is going to be something the entire state will be proud of." They are going to use existing infrastructure and not turn their back aesthetically or functionally on any of the surrounding properties. Lady Street will continue across Huger Street and go all the way to the canal by the State Museum, but not before passing through an absolutely gorgeous hotel that will be built of a perfect balance between brick and glass. The interior of the development will be all about pedestrians and the gathering of people in beautiful spaces.

All of the development in the Vista will tie in together and then eventually tie in with Main Street, which is coming along nicely with new development itself. Major players in city development are all on the same page with their determination to connect all the dots from the river through the heart of downtown and through Five Points and beyond, not to mention the State Hospital redevelopment.

Right now on Lady Street, American Apparel is upfitting their new digs, Wild Wings has just placed a bin for interior demolition debris outside of the former Meritage for their upfit. A new bridal boutique has just opened in a beautifully restored historic building on Gervais in the Vista, and a new restaurant called Hush will be locating next to it in the same building. Buildings on Main Street are currently being developed into one hundred, twenty five new housing units in the form of either condos or apartments right now. And one of the oldest highrises in South Carolina is currently being converted into a hotel on Main Street. The Five Points streetscaping is 2/3's of the way complete, and contrary to popular criticism has always been on schedule and on budget.

Yes, right now Columbia's vibe is a little bit diluted because it is spread out over a very large territory, but new development is sweepnig across the face of the capital city from one end to the other, and all of that development is being built for life after 5 p.m., and when it is done there are going to be a whole lot of people saying good god where did Columbia come from? In the meantime, what has already been done is impressive.

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BTW, the Boston Glove says Greenville is a city of 60,000. Actually the census bureau's brand shiny new 2006 market atlas says that as of 7/1/05 it was down to 54,000. Add back in the 57 properties annexed the other week that I was reading about and you have about 54,200 or so, all gathered on Main Street.

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Actually, my reply was to his leaving SC, not a direct comparison between Boston and Greenville, which would not make much sense. Check out what was written very recently about Greenville in the Boston Globe. After going to the opening game, I assure you there were many people here from Boston and that vicinity, and many of them voluntarily made incredibly positive comments about the city. It is just another sign that things have completely changed and are rapidly changing here in this little part of the World. :shades:

Now just imagine that this could have happened in Columbia if everyone hadn't run the Bombers out of town...

Skyliner, I think you missed the point about the Bombers. USC baseball is better than single A so why are people in Columbia going to care about a single A team? The answer is, they're not. I hope the Bombers are happy in Greenville and I hope Greenville is happy with the Bombers, especially when their attendance starts to decline in a few years.

And BTW, Greenville could have chosen the triple-a team. Your knowledge is rather slim, but that is fine.

Greenville could have chosen the triple A team? That's the hardest I've laughed all week. "We could have had a triple A team, but we felt so sorry for the single A Bombers that we just HAD to give them a home".

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