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ncsuallday
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I wish we could support a baseball team.

12/29/2015 1:35:06 AM

JP
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Parking would be a nightmare with this concept example

12/29/2015 8:14:31 AM

fenway
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" I hope this never happens. I like the tailgate culture we have in Raleigh when it comes to concerts and sports."


I love the tailgate atmosphere for football at Carter Finley (which won't be changing), but State basketball doesn't really have a ton of tailgating due to the weather during most of the season (although that wouldn't be a problem this year) and the Hurricanes normally aren't good enough to play in the months when tailgating is even an option.

I really like the PNC (plus it's getting renovated in the next year or two anyway), but a downtown arena would be a lot of fun aside from the obvious parking issues. I too, would love it if Raleigh could support a baseball team.

12/29/2015 9:52:26 AM

wdprice3
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Sportsy Arena

12/29/2015 9:53:41 AM

ncsuallday
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So hypothetically, if we were to get a baseball team - which team is most likely to leave their current city? The A's? Also, could we even get one based on the rule of having MLB teams a certain geographical distance from Minor League teams (i.e. the Bulls)?

I think Raleigh could potentially support a team with all of the development and influx of people coming in, especially from the North. It's a lot of seats to fill for a lot of games but I think we could pull it off.

12/29/2015 3:16:21 PM

Mr. Joshua
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Don't urban arenas create huge dead zones when games aren't going on?

12/29/2015 6:17:23 PM

afripino
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They're bringing back the ESA???

12/29/2015 11:20:52 PM

ActionPants
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Pro soccer is much more likely than MLB

12/30/2015 8:54:29 AM

Vulcan91
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"Don't urban arenas create huge dead zones when games aren't going on?"


Big stadiums, yes, arenas not necessarily if they are designed right, but most are not. See Verizon Center in DC as an example of how it can be done right (ground floor retail spaces on all sides of the building).

12/30/2015 6:49:38 PM

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"Also, could we even get one based on the rule of having MLB teams a certain geographical distance from Minor League teams (i.e. the Bulls)?"


the Nationals have a minor league team in Woodbridge (Potomac Nationals), which is almost exactly the same distance it would be for the Bulls and downtown Raleigh (~21 mi)

1/1/2016 10:43:16 AM

Bullet
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Wow, this thread has been dormant for a while. This seems pretty neat

https://www.wral.com/morgan-street-food-hall-sets-opening-date/17622029/

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"Morgan Street Food Hall and Market, a 22,000 square foot culinary incubator at 411 West Morgan St. in the Warehouse District, will open on July 23, representatives announced Tuesday...."

6/12/2018 1:55:31 PM

ncsuallday
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damn, finally. that thing was supposed to open years ago iirc.

6/12/2018 2:24:03 PM

Bullet
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Moonlight closed

https://www.wral.com/raleigh-pizza-shop-quietly-closes-doors/18171018/

2/5/2019 3:38:11 PM

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Damn, always meant to get around to going there...

2/6/2019 7:51:42 AM

afripino
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^^

2/6/2019 9:31:39 AM

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Was it any good? Those that ate there, what would you equate it to?

2/6/2019 10:16:54 AM

Bullet
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imo, just your average pizza place. pretty good, nothing special. (some) cool staff.

2/6/2019 10:57:30 AM

dtownral
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i'd say it was on par with lilly's as far as the pizza quality

2/6/2019 1:38:15 PM

hey now
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Worse than Lilly's imo.

2/7/2019 1:59:45 PM

dtownral
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Yeah Lillys is definitely better, that was the closest comparison I could think of, in my opinion it's in that ballpark.

Capital Creations is the best normal style pizza in this part of Raleigh though

2/7/2019 5:16:25 PM

ncsuallday
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I didn’t like it at all and I thought the braided crust was gimmicky. Still sad to see a place close after so long in business

2/8/2019 12:46:22 AM

dtownral
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i don't remember ever having braided crust but it's probably been a year since i went last, is that a new thing?

2/8/2019 9:21:05 AM

Bullet
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https://www.wraltechwire.com/2019/06/25/how-big-is-downtown-south-at-1-9b-10-pnc-arenas-20-rbc-towers-even-more-than-most-pro-stadiums/

6/25/2019 12:42:38 PM

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This is a little bit far from downtown but----
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"The details of a major redevelopment project at Crabtree Valley Mall have begun to emerge as the company prepares to file a rezoning request to build a 30-story mixed-use tower at the site of the former Sears building."

6/25/2019 4:13:24 PM

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Awesome plan for Crabtree! Who wouldn't love a 30 story building where the first 3 floors flood on the reg. Amazing!

6/26/2019 8:24:54 AM

Sweden
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I'm glad this city's top deficiency, a lack of a $2 billion soccer stadium, is being addressed.

6/26/2019 2:30:51 PM

afripino
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^^apparently they're going to address the flood issue with this new build

6/27/2019 2:11:39 PM

Mr. Joshua
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What about the traffic?

6/27/2019 3:26:50 PM

Bullet
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Aren't there already plans to upgrade the roads around there? I thought I remember them proposing overpasses.....

6/27/2019 3:28:38 PM

afripino
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I know there's a big plan to overhaul the interchange to/from glenwood and 440. other than that, I haven't seen any changes to glenwood or creedmoor / edwards mill in the works. it sucks that they only do traffic studies based on the proposed construction and current flow without taking into consideration current or upcoming projects that are within the construction time-line. shits about to get real on glenwood.

6/27/2019 3:55:50 PM

Bullet
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Maybe this was what I was thinking of.

I remember seeing a drawing that I think showed Creedmor going over Glenwood.

https://thewolfweb.com/message_topic.aspx?topic=601917

6/27/2019 4:28:13 PM

dtownral
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They've got it narrowed down to a few options, it's going to be a huge project
https://www.ncdot.gov/projects/i-440-glenwood/Pages/default.aspx

6/27/2019 7:25:58 PM

Geppetto
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Just read that. It sounds needed but the construction isn't set to begin until 2025

6/28/2019 1:06:28 PM

dtownral
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Was planned to award contract this year but they delayed due to funding, that might move back up if the state comes up with the money

6/28/2019 3:17:29 PM

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