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Old 01-25-2016, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
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Breakfast restaurant will be coming to the old moe Levy site.
That's not what I would have expected or chosen for that site, but it seems like a nice addition to downtown. Le Peep on Gervais is always crowded and is closed on Sundays, so this will be a new place to take friends for brunch.
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Old 01-25-2016, 04:34 PM
 
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What do y'all make of the renderings for the proposed revamping of Finlay Park? Also, do you think that the $20 million would be better spent on repairs to the Columbia Canal?

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Old 01-25-2016, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
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What do y'all make of the renderings for the proposed revamping of Finlay Park? Also, do you think that the $20 million would be better spent on repairs to the Columbia Canal?

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I love the renderings. The price tag is steep, especially considering all the other irons Columbia has in the fire. I'm still hopeful the Feds will foot the entire bill for the canal repair.

If the Feds don't foot the bill, I'm not sure what the priority should be. If the water is safe and potable now, what benefit does the canal provide? I need to be more educated on the issue before I could come to a conclusion.

My heart says upgrade Finlay, but my head is saying fix the canal.
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Old 01-25-2016, 05:30 PM
 
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Say goodbye to Jillian's in the Vista

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Old 01-25-2016, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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What do y'all make of the renderings for the proposed revamping of Finlay Park? Also, do you think that the $20 million would be better spent on repairs to the Columbia Canal?

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I would be highly ticked if I were the owner-residents of those houses at Governor's Hill who would no longer see not the city's skyline but rather the proposed building, which IMO isn't very aesthetically pleasing in and of itself judging by the rendering.
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Old 01-25-2016, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Lexington & Columbia, SC
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I would much prefer the city work on maintaining Finlay Park and working on planning for the signature riverfront park. This could be more of a game changer than Finlay. It has a terrible reputation and I don't see that changing dramatically with an upgraded water feature and adding an observation area. It would be more of a stretch, but I feel like it would be money better spent in the long run.
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Old 01-25-2016, 07:01 PM
 
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I agree with woffgrad13. Spend the money on the proposed waterfront park along Three Rivers Greenway between Blossom and Gervais St. bridges. I can see spending money for some repairs at Finley, but until the US Post Office comes out from the Assembly Street side (probably never) it will never really look that good.
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Old 01-25-2016, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
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That's an interesting perspective you both have. Food for thought
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Old 01-25-2016, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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What do y'all make of the renderings for the proposed revamping of Finlay Park? Also, do you think that the $20 million would be better spent on repairs to the Columbia Canal?

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Looks really good! This is probably better than spending it on a building IMO. Gives businesses incentives to move here. Work, lunch by the park, grab a coffee. Would definitely transform the downtown area.
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Old 01-25-2016, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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I would be highly ticked if I were the owner-residents of those houses at Governor's Hill who would no longer see not the city's skyline but rather the proposed building, which IMO isn't very aesthetically pleasing in and of itself judging by the rendering.
The park was there before the houses; a permanent view isn't guaranteed for anyone. I'm not even sure it would block a view as the houses are at a higher elevation than the top of the park.
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