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I actually like that this is here (though the facility itself is not quite as nice as some of their other locations).  To me, if we want Uptown to be a real neighborhood, we need places like this (and obviously, markets and other types of retail).  Urban emphasizes transit over cars and rightfully so but many people living and working in urban areas have cars.  I hope we see development on every surface parking lot before places like this move outside the beltway.  Just my opinion...

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^ I agree. I used it when I lived nearby and considered it an asset, and the store itself is the most plainly urban example of a convenient store we have uptown. Hopefully that would remain even if the auto shop component eventually went away.

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On July 27, 2016 at 9:25 AM, Jayvee said:

Essex: there were a TON of delays due to Omni. They are and were impossible to deal with and the site was incredibly challenging. They are in final inspections now and will be open in a few weeks. 

Pieology: the space is finally moving forward in getting split. AT&T is moving to the space next to Firehouse, that's going to have permits soon. Once the pieology space is split it'll come together pretty quickly. The other side will likely be that grabba green

It would be interesting to hear what kind of problems they had to fix.  Not saying I don't believe you.  Curiosity is all.

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8 hours ago, alb1no panther said:

It would be interesting to hear what kind of problems they had to fix.  Not saying I don't believe you.  Curiosity is all.

Wasn't so much problems as it was Omni (and even BofA) were/are difficult to deal with

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2 minutes ago, cjd5050 said:

I would love to see some sort of table that showed who owned each of these lots.  Has that every been documented?

If you want you can look up who owns each one by tax ID. That will take ages though as a lot of these have multiple owners. 

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Just now, Jayvee said:

If you want you can look up who owns each one by tax ID. That will take ages though as a lot of these have multiple owners. 

Kinda figured.  Thanks for the info.

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On 7/26/2016 at 2:29 PM, JBS said:

I also prefer unpainted brick.  That said, unpainted brick is EVERYWHERE on new projects and is often itself the subject of architectural complaints.  Perhaps you mean unpainted brick on old/historic buildings?  There is an unfortunate tendency to slap paint on those...

Generally, yes - unpainted on old buildings. For the most part, however, new buildings are only partially brick. Because they use the "vomit" approach to architecture, almost all of them have at least some brick, but it isn't ever used as the primary exterior material or to create architectural detail in the same way that it was historically. I don't consider having a random brick wall amongst a sea of glass, metal, EFIS, and the occasional wood paneling as being a 'brick' building.

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Zipcar update - I stalk the availability like crazy to see how many people are using it!  It is getting great use, I am honestly surprised at the amount of use. At least a few hours every day. Some people have been reserving it for whole days at a time too. 

Looks like another Zipcar location just opened in the Skyhouse garage too!

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2 hours ago, Scoopbth said:

Zipcar update - I stalk the availability like crazy to see how many people are using it!  It is getting great use, I am honestly surprised at the amount of use. At least a few hours every day. Some people have been reserving it for whole days at a time too. 

Looks like another Zipcar location just opened in the Skyhouse garage too!

Yes! Heck, here's hoping they expand to LYNX stations. I'd gladly ride my bike to a train station to get a zip car if I had to get out to the suburbs.

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1 minute ago, Jayvee said:

400 S Tryon is renovating it's parking deck and adding 3 retail spots on the park side. One of those spots will be a second Rhino market location.

this is HUGE for third ward. Just incredible stuff 

That's fantastic! 

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Is BB&T ever going to do anything about its train wreck on the Overstreet Mall or is that untenable ? I'm talking about having to walk through the garage.

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59 minutes ago, Jayvee said:

400 S Tryon is renovating the ground floor of its parking deck and adding 3 retail spots on the park side. One of those spots will be a second Rhino market location.

this is HUGE for third ward. Just incredible stuff 

Whoa.  Awesome.  Time to renew my wish for closing 1 of the 2 lanes along 400 S Tryon (connecting Tryon to Church) and make a nice walking linear park experience.

(Currently, it's actually 2 lanes plus parking (taxi stand) at the Tryon end, but skinnies down to 2 lanes at Church.)

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1 hour ago, Jayvee said:

400 S Tryon is renovating the ground floor of its parking deck and adding 3 retail spots on the park side. One of those spots will be a second Rhino market location.

this is HUGE for third ward. Just incredible stuff 

I never noticed it before, but there's a sign for the retail on that corner of the building....visible in StreetView since at least March.

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3 minutes ago, Niner National said:

I'd love if they make the rest of the exterior green like in that rendering too. Or at least make it mural space. Would make a huge difference.

I think the green on the rendering is trees.  But yeah.

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7 minutes ago, grodney said:

I think the green on the rendering is trees.  But yeah.

Sorry to burst bubbles but don't expect a green wall on the deck. The renovations are going to be super slick though and Rhino is a huge win 

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