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View Poll Results: Georgia (minus Atlanta) vs South Carolina
Georgia (minus ATL) 16 31.37%
South Carolina 35 68.63%
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Old 02-12-2019, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Columbus, GA
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Lol, how so?
Figured you would chime in.....predictable. Easy to see, both downtowns have invested heavily in their rivers. Both downtowns have similar restaurants and shops. Both have strong private investors to help bring growth to the urban core. It's apparent you have never spent one second in downtown Columbus. City officials have visited Greenville a handful of times and have implemented many of the successes that Greenville has been able to create over the years.
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Old 02-12-2019, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Mount Pleasant
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Although not coastal, wouldn’t Athens be similar to Charleston?
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Old 02-12-2019, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Lindbergh, Atlanta
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Although not coastal, wouldn’t Athens be similar to Charleston?
No.
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Old 02-12-2019, 11:49 AM
 
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Figured you would chime in.....predictable. Easy to see, both downtowns have invested heavily in their rivers. Both downtowns have similar restaurants and shops. Both have strong private investors to help bring growth to the urban core.
Very generic stuff here. You could say all of this about any revitalizing city along a river.

Downtown Columbus has nothing like Falls Park which is the centerpiece of downtown Greenville. And where is the minor league ballpark in downtown Columbus? Downtown Greenville is set up much differently than downtown Columbus in a linear orientation with the Hyatt Hotel serving as the northernmost anchor on Main Street, the blocks-long stretch of Main Street with national retailers like Anthropologie and of course several restaurants, the anchors in the middle like the Westin Hotel and the Peace Center for the Performing Arts, then Falls Park, on to the West End and Flour Field serving as the southernmost anchor. Downtown Columbus is nice but it's not very reminiscent of downtown Greenville at all; the latter is MUCH further along in its growth and development and the Reedy River is really more like a big recreational creek downtown whereas downtown Columbus is built along an actual river.

These two downtowns aren't in the same league nor would anyone who isn't a Columbus booster say that they are reminiscent of each other.
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Old 02-12-2019, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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Although not coastal, wouldn’t Athens be similar to Charleston?
Hmmm, in what way(s)?
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Old 02-12-2019, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Columbus, GA
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Very generic stuff here. You could say all of this about any revitalizing city along a river.

Downtown Columbus has nothing like Falls Park which is the centerpiece of downtown Greenville. And where is the minor league ballpark in downtown Columbus? Downtown Greenville is set up much differently than downtown Columbus in a linear orientation with the Hyatt Hotel serving as the northernmost anchor on Main Street, the blocks-long stretch of Main Street with national retailers like Anthropologie and of course several restaurants, the anchors in the middle like the Westin Hotel and the Peace Center for the Performing Arts, then Falls Park, on to the West End and Flour Field serving as the southernmost anchor. Downtown Columbus is nice but it's not very reminiscent of downtown Greenville at all; the latter is MUCH further along in its growth and development and the Reedy River is really more like a big recreational creek downtown whereas downtown Columbus is built along an actual river.

These two downtowns aren't in the same league nor would anyone who isn't a Columbus booster say that they are reminiscent of each other.
The Riverwalk in Columbus is designed much differently and way larger. It goes for 20+ miles. It is used by walkers, skaters, cyclists, runners, etc. It also hosts one of the largest urban kayaking tournaments in the country each year. We have a baseball stadium (Golden Park) on the river just a stones throw from downtown. We have a performing arts center (RiverCenter for the Performing Arts) right in the middle of downtown. By far nicer than any other facility in Georgia. Did I say they are exactly same? Putting words in my mouth. I work in both cities each week so a know a lot about both. Columbus is a smaller version. With 4 hotels in development, a major mixed-use project coming out of the ground as we speak and countless new restaurants and shops opening monthly, Columbus is moving quickly in the right direction.
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Old 02-12-2019, 01:18 PM
 
Location: From the Middle East of the USA
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South Carolina's beaches are among the best in the whole country. Annexation laws does not permit SC cities to gobble up land within their counties. Is so, SC may have had an opportunity over the past 40 years to morph a city into a national player like Jacksonville, Fl. or Charlotte.


Too close to call. I give SC the edge for its' coast line.
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Old 02-12-2019, 02:40 PM
 
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The Riverwalk in Columbus is designed much differently and way larger. It goes for 20+ miles. It is used by walkers, skaters, cyclists, runners, etc. It also hosts one of the largest urban kayaking tournaments in the country each year. We have a baseball stadium (Golden Park) on the river just a stones throw from downtown. We have a performing arts center (RiverCenter for the Performing Arts) right in the middle of downtown. By far nicer than any other facility in Georgia. Did I say they are exactly same? Putting words in my mouth. I work in both cities each week so a know a lot about both. Columbus is a smaller version. With 4 hotels in development, a major mixed-use project coming out of the ground as we speak and countless new restaurants and shops opening monthly, Columbus is moving quickly in the right direction.
Yes downtown Columbus is moving in the right direction and great things are happening there, but a smaller version of downtown Greenville it is not. When I mentioned the ballpark, I meant one that is actively used and Golden Park is an old ballpark not currently in use...very different from Flour Field. As you mentioned, Columbus has an actual Riverwalk. Downtown Greenville has several modern mixed-use developments already built and under construction, a lot more than Columbus. The set-ups are different, the vibes are different, etc. If anything, downtown Columbus seems more comparable to downtown Montgomery which is also making great strides.
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Old 02-12-2019, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Soda City
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Then how did Augusta get IMAX, Apple, Costco before Columbia a major metro?
That’s a good question, why does Columbia still have their Whole Foods? Why does Columbia have Trader Joe’s? How about Nordstrom, even if just an Outlet? Or Urban Outfitters? Dave and Busters? World Market? Chipotle? Five Below (which Cola has two of)? Columbia by far and away has more (or did have more before) chains of stores than Augusta. And I can answer why Augusta got a Costco first. It takes a little more time to find the right place to put it when you have to compete with three Sams Clubs instead of just one. (And no the one in Aiken doesn’t count because for the majority it is too far away.) And also one less thing Augusta will no longer have that Cola doesn’t, a Stars and Strikes. It’s going in right near OUR Dave and Busters.
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Old 02-12-2019, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Augusta, GA ''The fastest rising city in the southeast''
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That’s a good question, why does Columbia still have their Whole Foods? Why does Columbia have Trader Joe’s? How about Nordstrom, even if just an Outlet? Or Urban Outfitters? Dave and Busters? World Market? Chipotle? Five Below (which Cola has two of)? Columbia by far and away has more (or did have more before) chains of stores than Augusta. And I can answer why Augusta got a Costco first. It takes a little more time to find the right place to put it when you have to compete with three Sams Clubs instead of just one. (And no the one in Aiken doesn’t count because for the majority it is too far away.) And also one less thing Augusta will no longer have that Cola doesn’t, a Stars and Strikes. It’s going in right near OUR Dave and Busters.
Augusta has Chipotle.
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