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Re: “Artists Wanted to Complete Public Projects Downtown

BP45-- YES! They added light to the overpass separating the convention center from the Pinch and when it's on it makes a world of difference -- connecting rather than separating the two areas.

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Posted by Chris Davis on 05/17/2017 at 1:05 PM

Re: “Fiery Suicide Galvanizes Midtown Music Community

Hi Steven. If I concede that I should have used "several" and "some" instead of "most" and "many," will you concede my main point, which is that there is no tie between the Reagan administration and the guy lighting himself on fire last Friday night? And trying to work it into an article about a tragic occurrence is unnecessary and wrong.

9 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Hope Brooks on 05/17/2017 at 11:57 AM

Re: “Q&A: Railgarten Partner Talks Parking, Shipping Containers, and Getting Permanently Open

I live near Loflin. My life was not devastated, greenline user. I actually like the additional people and traffic. Makes it feel like...I may be living in a real city.

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Posted by apok on 05/17/2017 at 11:57 AM

Re: “Opposition Arises to Hotel Proposed for Beale Street

I've seen the design of this hotel and it will be just fine on that end of Beale Street. The only impact it will have on surrounding buildings in positive especially compared to what is currently there. It's real strange how certain people in Memphis will stand in opposition of development with no real basis. The most embarrassing example of this has been the Friends for our Riverfront. Not only did they contribute in the derailment of the riverfront development years ago with opposition to tall buildings on the riverfront, they now oppose the construction of a 600 room hotel to be located where the Mud Island parking garage currently sits. Part of the reason this city and region is 15-20 years behind.

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Posted by BigTime21 on 05/17/2017 at 11:42 AM

Re: “Q&A: Railgarten Partner Talks Parking, Shipping Containers, and Getting Permanently Open

This is a classic NIMBY move. What I don't understand is why certain people misread their market. Charlie Ryan, for example, has used his influence over the years to shut down anything that would make Cooper Young attractive to young people; light rail , bike lanes, hip new concepts must all not happen because he has a mind set that is out of touch with how and why young people are attracted to living in urban cores. He sits on vast sums of undeveloped property for many years and nothing ever happens to it. What's he building a retirement community? No, it's young people who want to live in Midtown and they love concepts like Loflin and Railgarten. Don't like noise and crowds? Maybe downtown and midtown are not for you.

7 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by BP45 on 05/17/2017 at 11:05 AM

Re: “Artists Wanted to Complete Public Projects Downtown

We need to explore artful lighting for underpasses. It activates the space even at night.

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Posted by BP45 on 05/17/2017 at 10:54 AM

Re: “Opposition Arises to Hotel Proposed for Beale Street

Over and over we are allowing suburban looking buildings to invade downtown. The recent Turley Central Station apartments are the zenith of poor design, cheap construction it and other sloppy suburban designed buildings have no place in a downtown.

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Posted by BP45 on 05/17/2017 at 10:53 AM

Re: “Fiery Suicide Galvanizes Midtown Music Community

Before you draw back your foot to kick that political football, keep in mind it's inside someone else's head.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 05/17/2017 at 10:26 AM

Re: “Fiery Suicide Galvanizes Midtown Music Community

Hope, Democrats controlled the House and Senate for four of the sixteen years you are talking about. How that constitutes "most" or "many" is something that should be discussed between you and your neurologist.

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Posted by Steven Conn on 05/17/2017 at 9:46 AM

Re: “Q&A: Railgarten Partner Talks Parking, Shipping Containers, and Getting Permanently Open

Don't live in Memphis if you don't like loud music. I'm sure you'll be happier in Wichita somewhere.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 05/17/2017 at 9:02 AM

Re: “Q&A: Railgarten Partner Talks Parking, Shipping Containers, and Getting Permanently Open

That is not true about the music Greenline user.

The city wide ordinance is 11pm on the weekends.

The city has applied an even stricter ordinance for Railgarten of 10:30pm.

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Posted by John Carroll on 05/17/2017 at 8:23 AM

Re: “Fiery Suicide Galvanizes Midtown Music Community

I believe the answer is Yes to all of your questions. The police were called multiple times. The picture of the man with a gun to his head was widely circulated. I saw it myself: the picture with a statement urging people to call the police if they saw him. The man is now dead, however. If I'm not mistaken, he had been hospitalized and possibly also incarcerated before.

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Posted by Kcbrown3 on 05/17/2017 at 12:26 AM

Re: “Q&A: Railgarten Partner Talks Parking, Shipping Containers, and Getting Permanently Open

This all sounds great until you hear a thumping nightmare at 2 AM while you try and sleep.
The owners plan to be open with live outdoor music until 2 AM. If you live north of Central you will be homicidal before long.

This is not about Memphis, this is about a financial churn and burn frontier mentality. Get in make a lot of money then leave it all in a ash heap, Just like Loflin Yard and the poor folks that have to live with that nightmare. Oh by the way, Railgarten is brought to you by the same folks who have destroyed people's lives who reside around Loflin Yard. Yes it is the same core bunch.

Memphis is better than this, Railgarten and Loflin Yard get your act together and at least pretend you are part of the community.

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Posted by greenline user on 05/16/2017 at 8:47 PM

Re: “Triathlon Tandem

One of my goals is to do a triathlon...do you guys train others to compete?:)

Posted by Susan Williams on 05/16/2017 at 8:30 PM

Re: “Q&A: Railgarten Partner Talks Parking, Shipping Containers, and Getting Permanently Open

Still think a little on-street parking would make this parking drama much simpler; and serve to slow down traffic. Walking to the shops in this area would be more pleasant without feeling like one is adjacent to a highway.

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Posted by apok on 05/16/2017 at 8:25 PM

Re: “A Visit to Barbie‚Äôs Bar Light

Yeah, ol' tired azz needs to cover up.

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Posted by LF Darnall on 05/16/2017 at 8:04 PM

Re: “Fiery Suicide Galvanizes Midtown Music Community

I'm a little confused, both by the article and a few of the comments.

I would like to know: was there a DV charge, was he on probation, was there an active order of protection (very different from a restraining order), and did Ms. Moore personally call the police when she was threatened by Jared two days before the incident?

If the answer to all of the questions above is "yes", then the DA should be engaged and a lawsuit should follow. If Jared had a DV charge and there was an active order of protection, any violation of that order, if reported by the victim, should have lead to a swift arrest. Considering the intense amount of public debate surrounding this incident, the answers to these questions are not trivial.

I hope that the Memphis Flyer takes the opportunity to investigate the immediate systemic and social failures that lead to this. That is the job of the press. Pontificating about the role of a federal policy in the 80s, while not irrelevant, is highly tangential.

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Posted by Gerald Hampton on 05/16/2017 at 7:05 PM

Re: “Fiery Suicide Galvanizes Midtown Music Community

Thank God he's dead. What a loser.

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Posted by Thoughtful on 05/16/2017 at 6:51 PM

Re: “Fiery Suicide Galvanizes Midtown Music Community

Once the funding for mental health was cut, the GOP has done its best to keep it from being restored. And they've succeeded . Expanding Medicaid in Tennessee would have helped, but no, we can't have that.

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Posted by B on 05/16/2017 at 6:13 PM

Re: “Reinventing the Wheel

@Grove -
".. Two parties will always struggle to serve the varied interests of this country's citizens..."

This. This times 100. 1000.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by OakTree on 05/16/2017 at 5:55 PM

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