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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2019 6:12 pm 
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The kid has been about to crap his pants for weeks since it was announced that Mr. Carroll would reveal his plans via tweet on May 1st this past week about the long awaited development near the Hopper baseball park. I must say it is horrid! Perfectly boring, unimaginative, and insipid. Architecture in that city sucks. Regardless of how many storeys it ends up to be (probably less than 15 or 20), it is another one of those things with a giant raked jet wing placed on a glass box, adjacent to a supposed Aloft, which amounts to an appendaged box with colored glass.


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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2019 9:49 am 
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While it doesn't stand out as an architectural masterpiece it's nice to see things happening in Greensboro as well as other Triad cities. Be happy for Greensboro.


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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2019 11:51 am 
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Well said, Planner, how altruistic. Now, if'n Greensboro could just resist extolling a dominant city attitude and considering Winston-Salem a suburb of Greensboro.


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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2019 11:56 am 
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It looks no worse than the proposed Courthouse design in W-S, or the proposed Mayfair design next to the Pepper Building, or the Marriott Hotel in progress next to Foothills.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:48 pm 
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The WSJ is reporting that Highwoods properties has determined that GSO is a non core market along with Memphis TN and will be exiting both markets by 2020 with a 2 phase process. They made this same determination about Winston a few years back.

They in turn plan to enter the dynamic Charlotte market with their purchase of the 841,000 sq. ft. B.O.A. Tower at Legacy Union in uptown for $456 million. Their president, Ed Fritsch said with it's strong, diverse, and growing economy, Charlotte has been at the top of their list for future market expansion. He also said that their plan to enter the dynamic Charlotte market and rotate out of GSO and Memphis is consistent with their long term strategic plan of owning high profile trophy office buildings in the Best Business Districts of markets with favorable economic and demographic trends.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:12 pm 
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In Guilford County economic development news, an unorthodox arrangement has apparently been agreed to by the cities of High Point & Greensboro. Various media outlets are reporting that The Fresh Market is nearing the end of its lease in an office building in the Friendly Center area and according to the company embarked on an extensive search for a new HQ site that included considerations of some Guilford County sites as well as other cities some of whom have made substantial offers to entice the company to move. The TBJ is reporting that Rock Hill SC is rumored to be in the running. It seems initially that High Point came on board due to the fact that the company was looking at sites in their city. As the process has moved along apparently, Fresh Market has selected a building in DT GSO as their first choice for a Guilford County site and High Point has apparently decided to go ahead and give $301,000 over 5 years to retain Fresh Market as a HQ operation in Guilford County. :huh: The main points of the agreement is that the company will retain the current level of 248 jobs for 10 years with the creation of 53 additional jobs that have to be maintained for the length of this incentive which ends December 31, 2024 at an average annual salary of $86,000 along with an investment of nearly $2 million in equipment & upfit of the HQ building.

Greensboro is giving another $301, 000 as their contribution. Additionally, The county board of commissioners is contributing $2000 per new job created and nothing for the existing jobs per the TBJ. If the incentives come through it looks like the company will stay since they themselves indicated that the disruption of moving the existing employees elsewhere would be mitigated by the package. That is some mind blowing cooperation on High Point's part since Fresh Market has no physical presence in the city including a store. The elected leaders and economic people are touting this as an unprecedented show of cooperation between the two cities that have never seen eye to eye. The combining of the economic development operations of both cities in 2014 was cited as a major reason for this new found cooperative spirit.

I wonder how long High Point has to hold its breath for a similar reciprocity??? :thinking:


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:51 am 
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Two Triad Cities Rank As Deadliest In The Country

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:35 pm 
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I have started to see some chatter around the growing violence and Greensboro (and Charlotte, which has had several high profile murders in recent months). Winston has been spared an increase in violent crime this year but I'm not sure there is a reason for that aside from luck. It is absolutely a concern.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:25 pm 
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GSO brewery to close - third Guilford closure in a span of two weeks:

https://www.bizjournals.com/triad/news/ ... ekend.html


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:26 pm 
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Recently had some buisness to conduct in Greensboro, I love their ball park area.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:24 am 
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The building at left is atrocious!


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According to TBJ, the ACC has retained a firm to explore moving it's headquarters outside of Greensboro. It sounds like some of the other conference members view Greensboro as "too small of a town." They are looking at Charlotte & DC, among other cities. Reading between the lines, it sounds like Charlotte may be an early favorite.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2021 10:52 pm 
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Greensboro has long been a spiritual home for the ACC — especially the basketball tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum — but the expanded league may have outgrown the city’s infrastructure, most notably Piedmont Triad International Airport.


https://www.newsobserver.com/sports/art ... 74423.html


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2021 11:13 pm 
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They will likely recommend moving and Charlotte will be selected for it's airport, corporate presence, media presence, hotels/convention facilities, big city entertainment/amenities, the ACC Network being there, the ACC Football Championship is there, ESPN has a presence there, the Dukes Mayo Football Game is there, and to keep it in North Carolina. In exchange, they "could" agree to keep Greensboro Coliseum in the rotation of sites to host the ACC tournament. They have hyped-up football as 85% of the conference revenue (and their main focus going forward) and football is centered on Charlotte. It appears as if the conference has moved more and more toward Charlotte over the years, while keeping a small headquarters operation in Greensboro due to the historical connection. This is moving the rest of the conference to Charlotte to consolidate everything there. To be nice to Greensboro, they try to make it appear as if they haven't selected a location, are being fair and transparent, and haven't talked to any cities. They likely already know where it's going and are going through this process so it looks like a consultant recommended it. Site selectors usually don't recommend the Triad for big headquarters. They select Charlotte and Raleigh. You may see Washington D.C., and Charlotte selected and they will go with Charlotte.

Maybe this will allow Winston-Salem to host more ACC events? I've often thought the baseball tournament would never select Winston-Salem as long as it's in Greensboro, even if Winston-Salem has a nicer ballpark that is easier to access. It may also help to end some of the favoritism from the state toward Greensboro? Both will take a few years, though. I think this loss is similar to the Krispy Kreme loss. It's a small organization and not many jobs (did they say 50 jobs in 18,500 square-feet?), but it's a part of the city's identity. As long as they keep the Triad in rotation for tournaments... that is where the money and visibility is for the Triad. Tournament Town can still be Tournament Town without the ACC headquarters, but it can't be Tournament Town without the tournament. I've seen local sports reporters here in Atlanta saying Greensboro and showing the coliseum with Greensboro on it, during the tournament. Being a small city in the rotation to host that big event is the real prize they should fight for. The mayor of Greensboro needs to focus on keeping Greensboro in rotation for the basketball tournament that fills hotel rooms throughout the Triad and brings national media to the Triad.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2021 11:35 pm 
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What Others Are Saying About [Greensboro}

Billy's Big List Of Documented Reasons Why Greensboro Sucks
(2016)

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In 1982 Greensboro, North Carolina was rated as the #1 best place to live in America. In the years following everything went to hell. For 2015, Liveability.com ranked Greensboro at #91 but in 2008 CNN Money rated Greensboro at #50-- what happened? 41 places in 7 years-- how could any city fall so quickly? What the hell happened to Greensboro?


https://greensboroperformingarts.blogsp ... asons.html


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