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Old 12-16-2014, 03:08 PM
 
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I'm concerned that the developer is an entity from the middle of nowhere in South Carolina with what sounds like no real experience in urban development.
Hey, Fuqua has been around ATL for years and they still don't get what "urban development" is! LOL
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Old 12-16-2014, 03:08 PM
 
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A grocery store is much needed downtown.

That being said, I was hoping Underground would be turned into a tech village equipped with fiber. That would be awesome.
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Old 12-16-2014, 03:16 PM
 
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For those complaining about parking, Underground already has a massive parking deck, so I doubt they're going to build more parking.

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Old 12-16-2014, 03:38 PM
 
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All "box stores" don't have to be bad. These are some examples of some urban Wal-Marts. Just has to be done correctly. Now, I'm not advocating a Wal-Mart in the middle of downtown but just saying it can be done; maybe for areas like Lindberg or Glenwood Park.

http://assets.urbanturf.com/dc/image...en-Walmart.jpg

http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net...an-walmart.jpg
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Old 12-16-2014, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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I will withhold until I see details. I really doubt they will do a suburban style big-box there.
I'm with you on the wait and see. This could be the linchpin to downtown reinvention. I only ask that they be respectful to it's origins.
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Old 12-16-2014, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Northlake
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I will withhold until I see details. I really doubt they will do a suburban style big-box there.
Yeah I am excited about seeing more details as well. I've read several responses and a few I agree with. I do not want them to change the Underground feel and I hope the area can retract more brand shopping to the area, and bring back more diverseness to the area. It's so full of potential. Sitting in the heart of the downtown area and you literally have people afraid to go down there lol.

While visiting Charlotte, the Epic Center did have a nice selection of restaurants and some nightclubs, but it lacked shopping in comparison to what the Underground offers.

I guess we will see....
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Old 12-16-2014, 05:43 PM
 
Location: O4W
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I have no problem with big-box being there. There are big box stores in the heart of every major city. It just need to fit into the urban fabric and be something that those that live downtown can easily walk to.
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Old 12-16-2014, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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If they do put a grocery store in or near Underground, I'd like to see something like the downtown Decatur Kroger: a cozy store that still has what you need.
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Old 12-16-2014, 08:22 PM
 
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I am very excited for this development since I live at Kessler and alot of people downtown is dying for a grocery store!
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Old 12-16-2014, 09:33 PM
 
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I agree with Arjay.

A Publix, Target, Best Buy, PetsMart, etc. would actually be much needed in that area. All they have to do is develop them properly, and we've seen good models for how to do that.
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