This should get done. We'll just let our city council get their usual face time on tv for grandstanding and theatrics, then, for the majority of them anyhow, they'll realize how important a deal this is for this metro and pass it.
I had a very good view of the exchange between Goran Dragic and Jerryd Bayless, and it was not what Dragic said, but what he did- a deliberate shoulder slam into Bayless after play was stopped, that I believe is what earned him the technical there. Bayless may be scrappy, but it was definitely a physical provocation from Dragic that spurred the reaction from JB.
If Earnest wanted to stay, he should have signed his lease renewal. End of story.
Yes, look at the Starbucks on Union and the huge commercial success that it is.
I've seen some great designs using the shipping container concept, that doesn't really worry me. But the parking/traffic situation is confusing. Small lot, food trucks taking space and no real parking. What is the law requiring a certain number of parking places for a certain number of tables?
There's talk of this being a pedestrian destination but given how most folks in this town want to park directly in front of where they're eating I'm skeptical. Here in the CY we have tons of parking within a half-block of the intersection but the business' want to build a parking garage. I walk the neighborhood regularly (nightly) and there's parking off the main drag if you're just willing to walk about a block. But the fear of crime/inconvenience seems to create the impression that there's no parking. This compounds the problem I think...
It is not the matter of the Cardinals holding a gun to Memphis' head, it is the fact that this is very valuable real estate. It is in the heart of a reviving downtown and adjacent to Beale Street. The property itself is too valuable to let it get into the hands of a private developer. The selling price is also a bargain.
It is my belief that the council, in the end, will buy this. They just want to show due diligence, well at least the semblance of it.
Sorry, repeated a thought others have made before reading them.
The democrats are not worried about Christie. The democrats are only concerned with getting their base out to the polls. Damn the so-called platforms, it is all about math.
In a general election for president, the democrats already can reasonably claim 246 electoral votes, it only takes 270 to win. I can see Christie losing the southwest, N. C., Va, FL.
Christie has skeletons in his closet. He was vetted by Romney as his vp running mate, but, issues were present in his past, so they left him by the wayside. Also, What has Christie actually accomplished? He did a hell of a jb during the aftermath of Sandy, however, he was hugging Obama like they were long lost lovers.
A "we weren't the only incompetents" excuse has rarely satiated me and it doesn't do so now.
From reports I am seeing, although anecdotal, the inventory was poorly done. It has been suggested by others that, ProBar may have not done its best work in hopes of selling inventory control systems to the schools. It would not surprise me if this is true. If so, we wasted a million bucks.
I love fantastic ideas... but it needs to be put a good spot and not forced into an area it won't work.
The design is something being done all over the world right now, it's trendy, not interesting.
I'm embracing and supporting change everywhere.... Crosstown, Overton Square, etc.
Applebees has plenty of parking.
As a resident of the area, I think this sounds fantastic. There are many food trucks in Memphis serving excellent food, and I think the design sounds creative and interesting. To have a vibrant city, folks, you have to embrace change and not expect every restaurant to look like an Applebees.
FYI firesale Dec 14.
How much of that is on the list?
Not sure if I'd call Food Trucks a trend just yet, but I don't think many people are going to say "Hey, let's go to Truck Stop and get an $8 grilled cheese or two bison tacos for $9!"
Let's be honest though... the food at Chiwawa, as a whole, really isn't that good. There are places in town where you can get much better tacos and dogs for a better price. Truck Stop will be successful in the same way that Chiwawa is popular, they're built to look overly trendy with cheap furniture and materials. You're not going for good food like you would at Iris or Andrew Michael, you're going because it's cool and hip.
Which won't last long.
You forgot the addition by subtraction of the Rudy Gay trade. Yes, 7 of the 8 key players were here when this front office arrives, but I'm convinced this team doesn't get out of the first round last year with Gay still on the roster.
Conley's game hit a new level once Gay was gone and he was given freedom to run the show. That, and the ball went through the most efficient scorers, Gasol and Z-Bo, more often with Gay gone. Not to mention the fact that Gay's perimeter defense is a big weakness, and against a team like the Clippers with Crawford, Paul, and those knock down shooters everywhere, that would've been a liability.
To me, the front office has made two very good moves so far.
1) Jettisoning Gay. I think they maybe could've picked up a bit more for him in return, but just making that move was good.
2) Picking up Koufos. He's maybe the best back up center in the league. Of course for the next month plus he's a starter again, but he provides front court depth, which is nice.
They've made a lot of questionable moves too. As much as I disagreed with Hollins at times, and as much as I think Hollins was foolish for thinking he could keep his job without trying to work with his bosses, making that move was questionable. I think the front office, ideally wanted a 2 year deal for Hollins, and then they wanted to start a rebuild around Conley and Gasol with a new coach in 2 years, but it got started a bit earlier. Regardless of how it went down, it was a questionable move. Thinking Ed Davis would be a viable option, as this point, looks questionable too, though I'm willing to give that one a bit more time before competely writing him off.
They certainly haven't been perfect, but they haven't been all bad either.
I hate to see Trolley Stop lose its uniqueness. The idea of the booths will be welcoming, but once you add large screen sports' televised events, I think you begin to lose the family friendly atmosphere w/beer slugging sports fans!
One entrance and one exit on a plot of land that is the size of a postage stamp? This is a bad idea. Look at the Starbucks on Union and the traffic nightmares that occur when there is a rush on coffee. I have a bad feeling about this.
What happens in the next three years when the food truck trend dries up? Way to think with today's eyes.
I don't know, Cracker. These high pressure used car salesmen seem trustworthy to me.
With what is considered by many to be the best minor league baseball park in the country, I think the city is in a good position to attract another team should the Cardinals choose to move the Redbirds to Boise or Grand Rapids or wherever they decide to go, and start from scratch building a new ballpark and a new fan base. It shouldn't cost St. Louis more than 50 or 60 million to make that happen.
My husband and I started buying art to represent the places we've lived in and traveled to together. Since then we've collected more after meeting various artists and being intrigued by their story or the inspiration behind their work. That's why we started our business Front Porch Art... to address the importance of establishing some kind of relationship to the artist.
So we work to bring out the story behind each piece, we're creating videos of the artists in their studio, etc. Our hope is that these new ways of taking online communication and building relationships between buyers and artists will help everyone feel more comfortable bringing art home with them!
We know from experience you can start collecting at a budget even less than what it would cost to buy something mass produced from the store. If you're interested, check out what we do at www.frontporchart.com and youtube.com/frontporchart for some of the videos.
Once again, I don't listen to or read Fox News sites, and I don't listen to talk radio.
I typically read CNN or CNBC to get as little partisan influence in my news as possible, and I know those sites likely have a slight left lean.
Watch the mid-terms, not so much for the GOP-Dem battles, but watch the GOP primaries to see how the Tea Party faction fares this time around. That'll tell you a lot about the direction things are going with the GOP.
If the mainstream GOP is successful in quieting the extreme, you can bet Christie will be on the ballot in 2016, and that'll spell a difficult battle for Hillary. A lot of polls already show a Christie lead over Hillary in some swing states, and in others, the margin is at best a couple points.
Simple solution........knowing the money grabbing mindset of Bob Loeb and the tacky vision of Tauer and Berger, I'll choose to spend my money for make believe food at the closet McDonald's before I'll support this place...........it won't help the Nursery, but it would sure be fitting for Bob to be stuck with another dead piece of property and a building that can only be described as looking like some Transformer took a massive dump.
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