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Old 08-02-2013, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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The brown paper in the windows on the soon-to-be Bourbon side of the Brennan building has the restaurant's logo on it. First Citizens Cafe's logo is on the paper in their windows. The adjoining plaza is looking great. Across the street, the Oak Table has added colorful umbrellas on their patio.
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Old 08-02-2013, 09:51 AM
 
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good stuff, Also I noticed a white house on Devine only a block in from 5 pts too has hung the Lulu Lemon logo plackard and I saw them setting up a register today. Again this is a showroom so it'll only be open three days a week.
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Old 08-02-2013, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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CNN did a report minutes ago that said the state of Hawaii wants to start giving its homeless one-way tickets back to the mainland if they have family or friends who can help them on the mainland. The report started out by saying Hawaii has the second highest rate of homelessness, second only to Washington, DC, the city with the sea of construction cranes. There must be something about capital cities that attracts the homeless: something like hope. That's something to be proud of. The City of Columbia's first concern should be doing whatever it can to help people avoid becoming homeless, and once they're homeless, helping them get back on their feet to be productive citizens as quickly as possible. Appeasement of a populace who is squeamish or fearful in the presence of homeless people downtown or anywhere else, while not unimportant, should play third fiddle.
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Old 08-02-2013, 10:22 PM
 
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CNN did a report minutes ago that said the state of Hawaii wants to start giving its homeless one-way tickets back to the mainland if they have family or friends who can help them on the mainland. The report started out by saying Hawaii has the second highest rate of homelessness, second only to Washington, DC, the city with the sea of construction cranes. There must be something about capital cities that attracts the homeless: something like hope. That's something to be proud of. The City of Columbia's first concern should be doing whatever it can to help people avoid becoming homeless, and once they're homeless, helping them get back on their feet to be productive citizens as quickly as possible. Appeasement of a populace who is squeamish or fearful in the presence of homeless people downtown or anywhere else, while not unimportant, should play third fiddle.
Or something like state mental and correctional facilities.
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Old 08-03-2013, 07:41 AM
 
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Only a certain percentage of homeless people actually want to get back on their feet. The others have no desire for self improvement and becoming self sufficient again. You can only help those who actually want to be helped.
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Old 08-03-2013, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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There's something for everyone.
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Old 08-07-2013, 06:05 AM
 
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Default Huger and blossom building design revealed

Blossom and huger building design revealed

I'm disappointed with the cookie cutter look its very meh. Those who didn't like the Ohio development catty corner that was ruined by cities foray into the real estate biz ( ramshackle storage building/former cotton bale warehouse they're trying to flip) will also not dig the look
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Old 08-07-2013, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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That's not in the central business district. They don't look traditional. That can be a good thing. They do look urban. What the opponents of the warehouse property development didn't like was the surface parking and the overall garden apartments look.
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Old 08-07-2013, 08:15 AM
 
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re: Urban, It's hard to be sure from that drawing but it kinda looks Asypre-like only with multiple buildings instead of one massive apartment block. If they have first floor retail I'd be cool with it. And no word on that.
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Old 08-07-2013, 11:00 AM
 
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Of course the Vista Guild has not taken an official position on the project because they don't cater to most college students. While yes the older students and grad students are great down there, the younger sophomoric Five Points crowd is not wanted down there. The Vista has thrived on being the place for young professionals to escape obnoxious college kids and that area the way it is now has done so much to help this city's image so I doubt we will see night spots down there welcome these kids with open arms. IMO
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