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Old 04-08-2019, 10:53 PM
 
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I see KM Hotels has a Homewood Suites under construction in Charleston, WV on their website. Wonder if that is from the failed Quarrier Street debacle or is that referring to the new Convention Center site?
That is the former Sears Building. They announced roughly two weeks ago that they were planning on building a 120 room Homewood Suites. Rather disappointing.
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Old Today, 05:30 AM
 
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https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2019/04/10/...-bmo-says.html

This type of project would look good on the bottom 2 floors of the hotel development.
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Old Today, 09:00 AM
 
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This type of project would look good on the bottom 2 floors of the hotel development.
That would be great, but we all know that isn't going to happen.

I'd like to see the Patrick Street Kmart converted into something, but that would be even more of a stretch for Whole Foods.

This is why I have said that a better use for the Sears space is 2, 3, or 4 smaller anchor stores. Trader Joe's would be the better choice for our demographic.

I honestly think that Putnam County would get a Whole Foods before Charleston does, and even that is unlikely. Morgantown has the best shot with their more progressive demographic, followed by the EP and Huntington. I think that if Corridor G continues to grow with new subdivisions (taking some of that Putnam County growth) then maybe a Whole Foods would build out that way.

As for the new hotel, They could still build a decent property if it done correctly. The building needs to come all the way up to the sidewalk (at least on Clendenin St.) and should have very few surface parking. Preferably none, with utilizing the garage. There needs to be plenty of glass. The facades chosen need to have texture, unlike the Courtyard across the way which was about as dull of a design as they could get away with.

Check out some of these Homewood Suites designs

Little Rock
https://newsroom.hilton.com/homewood...kansas-capital

DC/Navy Yard
https://www.coopercarry.com/projects...tol-navy-yard/

Louisville
https://www.whitelodging.com/case-st...ille-downtown/
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Old Today, 09:24 AM
 
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I like the design of the Little Rock location. Something similar would be a nice addition to Charleston.
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