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Tallahassee Waterworks

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When is the renovation supposed to be completed on the Old City Waterworks? I was at tallahassee.com and there was a gallery showing city and county officials touring the place on March 16, 2007, prior to the renovations commencing. The was a blurb under one of the photos that it is being renovated to be a restaurant. I think that is a great idea and using the historic structure for a new purpose will only enhance downtown!

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I have honestly never even heard of this waterworks. It looks like a really unique building and I think it is all the more conventient that its on Gaines Street. I am looking forward to see what they will do with it, as I can easily see it as a major anchor of the revitalization.

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Last I heard, Cypress had expressed interest in relocating to the old Waterworks. SPC if you've never seen the bldg before you should check it out before the remodeling. It's at the NE corner of Gaines and Gadsden.

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What restaurant is going to be there? That is a neat looking structure. I have never seen it before. :huh:

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What restaurant is going to be there? That is a neat looking structure. I have never seen it before. :huh:

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Oh i guess it would help if I read all of the other post also. :lol:

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Last I heard, Cypress had expressed interest in relocating to the old Waterworks. SPC if you've never seen the bldg before you should check it out before the remodeling. It's at the NE corner of Gaines and Gadsden.

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I commented on the TDO.com page yesterday that I think this site would make a great location for an aquarium complex. What better name than Tallahassee Waterworks Complex to place our Aquarium. It would be awesome to walk into this restaurant then down into a basement of glass with fish swimming all around it!

Tallahassee has to start thinking outside the box. Restaurant is a good idea, but a little more creativity is needed. One of our weaknesses as a community is the lack of creativity. We've got too much brains as a city, to be so uncreative.

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I commented on the TDO.com page yesterday that I think this site would make a great location for an aquarium complex. What better name than Tallahassee Waterworks Complex to place our Aquarium. It would be awesome to walk into this restaurant then down into a basement of glass with fish swimming all around it!

Tallahassee has to start thinking outside the box. Restaurant is a good idea, but a little more creativity is needed. One of our weaknesses as a community is the lack of creativity. We've got too much brains as a city, to be so uncreative.

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i don't think it's a lack of creativity on the part of the community as a whole that limits the breadth of the projects downtown but rather i think the county and city boards tend to play it too safe.

but regardless, a restaurant will be a pretty cool use for the building as i do not think it would be large enough for a decent aquarium...

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oh, okay, i get what you're saying now. something like that would be more up to the individual tenant than the city in my opinion as a gator tank may not fit in with what a place like Cypress is trying to present to its clientele.

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Who say's it has to be Cypress? And if it is cypress, where do Cypress Trees grow? In swamps! I'm no gator fan by any mesure, I'm only trying to inject some creativity into the discussion.

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Who say's it has to be Cypress? And if it is cypress, where do Cypress Trees grow? In swamps! I'm no gator fan by any mesure, I'm only trying to inject some creativity into the discussion.

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where do mosquitos grow? in swamps! :) i think everyone appreciates the injection of creativity but lets just hope for now the renovation goes well and they find a suitable, trendy, tasty eatery/tennant.

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Got this the other day from the Cypress Restaurant owner - thought I'd share:

That (Waterworks) is a cool building. My Mom actually wanted to put a restaurant

there in the 70's! The developers, who I have great respect for, have city

money to fix up the building but none to remove the big cistern and outlying

buildings, equipment, etc. (unless the circumstances have changed).

Inaddition, we own our building so to move would mean we'd be renting.

We are already struggling with parking in our current location so to

move would mean non-existent parking as well as limited visibility.

Take care,

David

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Got this the other day from the Cypress Restaurant owner - thought I'd share:

That (Waterworks) is a cool building. My Mom actually wanted to put a restaurant

there in the 70's! The developers, who I have great respect for, have city

money to fix up the building but none to remove the big cistern and outlying

buildings, equipment, etc. (unless the circumstances have changed).

Inaddition, we own our building so to move would mean we'd be renting.

We are already struggling with parking in our current location so to

move would mean non-existent parking as well as limited visibility.

Take care,

David

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Hmm I'm sad to hear they won't be moving into that building. However their reasons do make sense especially when it comes visibility and to parking.......there's none at the Waterworks building. They did put the owner's wife on the GSVC (Gaines Street Vitalization Committee) no not the GGG, I know it's confusing, b/c of their possible move to the waterworks building on Gaines. No big deal that she's still on that board, I know they were just hoping to fill some of the spots w/biz owners on the corridor.

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^ I had also recently heard that Cypress would not be moving for the same reasons as stated above however, I've also heard that David's Mom is still very interested in doing something along the lines of a Bistro within the Gaines Street corridor. This would also give her a bigger location to base her very successful catering business out of.

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