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  1. ^ Seems like most people are going to Joseph Beth, LongHorn, First Watch, or BW3, and that's where it's tightest. It's also a tough haul from the garage to there with no sidewalks.
  2. Still they could have planned for a connection to be made after lease terms were up, but they blocked it on the new side too. The Talbot's space looks to be sectioned off just right from above, with parapet walls on both sides, but they filled it in anyway. The whole place really is a disaster, and the only reason it's successful I think is because of its proximity to Hyde Park and Oakley. It has no inherent positive qualities, and even the driving experience is awful, especially from the Madison Road side.
  3. It would never make it through a hearing/review. Vinyl cornices aren't a thing, nor is that huge arch on the first floor. The review board would deny it instantly for those two things alone.
  4. It's like the new construction you see in Queens. I bet there's a bank of gas meters right by the front door too.
  5. I never liked that Cock & Bull painted over the glazed terra cotta base of that building. It's one of the few commercial/mixed use pre-depression art deco buildings in the city (especially that still has its original steel casement windows), as compared to all the 4-plexes that are more from the 1930s streamline modern era. I'll be surprised if there's any way to remove the paint without destroying the terra cotta beneath, but I'll also be equally surprised if it doesn't start to peel pretty soon too. https://goo.gl/maps/fW7eaa7nXm2GQwcs5 vs. https://goo.gl/maps/Sx4WQqGZFVmMExAf7
  6. Wasn't Circle Centre Mall having some troubles lately? I guess they just did a big renovation last year, but I want to say it hasn't been doing so great as it was when it opened in the 1990s. Its proximity to the convention center has been a big boost, at least for the food court, but I don't know how well that's been fairing either (I haven't been there since before the RCA Dome was demolished).
  7. Glendale and Wyoming are the closest to Chicago-type railroad suburbs, but their little business districts can't compare to those of Winnetka, Glencoe, Highland Park, or Lake Forest. They all had a burst of development in the 1920s at the height of Tudor revival and city beautiful design, so there's some very picturesque and also relatively dense 2-3 story mixed use development. They're very much like Mariemont in that respect, but Mariemont came much later and was obviously planned in a much different way. https://goo.gl/maps/g8mjnzwN5t2BkrAM9 https://goo.gl/maps/G4zkjy6g2NZokAKC6 https://goo.gl/maps/tfCPRaVnUqoyfNad6 https://goo.gl/maps/adp6EFCKJsWXuCYr9 https://goo.gl/maps/zdDKYojeizpWkHkP8 https://goo.gl/maps/79npiVHemS6FdGV78
  8. I've biked every single one of those except Glendale (only made it as far up that way as Woodlawn 'cause the roads get pretty ugly, but it is doable). Latonia has a nice NBD too.
  9. Vine Street Elmwood, Vine Street St. Bernard, Benson Street Reading, Downtown Lockland, Wyomong Avenue Lockland, Wyoming Avenue Wyoming, Monmouth Street Newport, Elm Street Ludlow, Fairfield Avenue Bellevue, even Ft. Thomas Avenue or Glendale's Village Green are all east coast (or Chicagoland) level NBD's or suburban town centers, but they're completely overshadowed by Hyde Park, Oakley, Mt. Lookout, and Clifton/Ludlow. It's another of those embarrassments of riches.
  10. If a tenant has a fixed-term lease (6-month, 1-year, 2-year, etc, as opposed to month-to-month), then any new owner has to honor it until its term is up, unless there's an early termination clause that specifically mentions sale of the building, which I don't think is all that common for residential leases. Otherwise tenants can only be evicted prior to the end of their lease terms due to things like non-payment, drugs, or specific lease term violations. A change of ownership of the building is not sufficient cause to evict a tenant on good standing. A new owner can of course offer incentives for a tenant to move out, such as paying moving expenses, paying back the amount of rent that would be owed on the rest of the lease, or finding them new housing, but the tenant isn't obligated to take any of those options.
  11. Their success is more about their community ownership, but they're a crazy small market with a TV-shed less than the population of Hamilton County.
  12. Green Bay seems to have gotten around that problem.
  13. Now you need to caption all the photos We've been to many of the same places.
  14. I honestly think it's deliberate. The city requires utility companies that tear up a street that's less than (I think) five years old to undertake a much more significant repair job than they normally would on a street with older pavement. If they tear it up enough, the city can require them to do a complete resurfacing on their own dime. Of course by the time the utility work is finished it will three, four, five years after the first repaving. So it effectively resets the clock in case yet another utility comes along, or if one doesn't, the city gets 20 years out of a paving job instead of 15. I saw this happen to Morten Street in Hyde Park a number of years ago, which was resurfaced by the city in 2007 and then again in 2008 due to gas line replacement. Riverside Drive is currently being repaved from Adam's Crossing all the way to Stanley Avenue, but the section from Adam's Crossing to Bains was 100% rebuilt in 2009, and it would still be in fine shape except for gas line work that cut a trench down its entire length round about 2013 or 2014. That's lingered because of the sewer problems near Friendship Park, but now that it's done I'm betting the city has some Duke monies earmarked for this.
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