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    Default I Love This Bar, is coming to Fishtown

    Wasn't this rumored to be coming to Old City ?

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    This is the kind of annoying crap I wanted to be put in the Sugarhouse complex so we didn't have to see it.
    I guess more drunk chicks couldn't hurt.
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    Well, so much for that place being anything I'd go to. WTF is up with this country western nonsense lately? Tourist magnet personified with a huge heaping of 'yeeehah people are granted a license to act like an a-hole for the night'.

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    About the only thing it's be good for is bringing suburban money into the city and maybe extending the weekend hours of some of the Regional Rail lines. I'm all for that, but these places are complete dbag factories. It's basically Hooters with worse music.

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    Remind me again why we couldn't have Union Transfer at the corner of Front and Girard? We could've had 700 people going to a Sufjan Stevens Christmas show, now we'll have 3k dbags going to Hooters/Wing Bowl every night. [\end rant]
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    Quote Originally Posted by thetalkingmule View Post
    Remind me again why we couldn't have Union Transfer at the corner of Front and Girard? We could've had 700 people going to a Sufjan Stevens Christmas show, now we'll have 3k dbags going to Hooters/Wing Bowl every night. [\end rant]
    Well the person that wanted to do it has declared bankruptcy personally and on most of his holdings.

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    It's not coming as soon as people think.

    Two of the parking lots just got rejected at FNA and the developer is going to have to figure out what to do with the employee parking.

    Plus: The concert venue is going to be woefully short of parking for the concert venue---not even enough for all the suburbanites projected to descend on Fishtown which already has parking pains as-is.

    Gonna be interesting.

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    Why the stink in Fishtown?Wouldn't most drivers get off 95 at Girard exit from north? Make a left directly onto Aramingo/North Del Ave takes directly you directly to the site w/o ever actually entering "real"fishtown. From the south and 676 your getting off at 3rd st or 6th st respectively and getting onto Del Ave asap.

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    I know him personally and can assure you that he has a back up plan and many more properties in that area. It will be open fairly quickly.
    Quote Originally Posted by ArcticSplash View Post
    It's not coming as soon as people think.

    Two of the parking lots just got rejected at FNA and the developer is going to have to figure out what to do with the employee parking.

    Plus: The concert venue is going to be woefully short of parking for the concert venue---not even enough for all the suburbanites projected to descend on Fishtown which already has parking pains as-is.

    Gonna be interesting.

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    Seems like a good opportunity to fill some big spaces. Country is my least favorite music and I will prob never go, but a place like this across from Sugerhouse seems like a home run.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Malloy View Post
    Seems like a good opportunity to fill some big spaces. Country is my least favorite music and I will prob never go, but a place like this across from Sugerhouse seems like a home run.
    More like a double with two errors.

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    Don' t worry, the vortex of douchery will just get relocated down Frankford Avenue a bit.

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    Please explain how you can access a lot at Marlborough and Richmond without entering into "real" Fishtown?
    Really doesn't matter, hopefully, as MS says it won't happen.
    Two gentlemen offered to lease him properties they own which are adjacent to lots he already has over under the highway, but he didn't seem particularly interested in that idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottBudman View Post
    More like a double with two errors.
    What better proposals are submitted for those buildings?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Malloy View Post
    What better proposals are submitted for those buildings?
    the problem is the city is barely allowing any time for an array of proposals. this is the only one being presented, and we are being forced to accept it. it's like, whoever has the first idea is getting a green light, because OMG "any development is better than no development," and not even trying to give the waterfront vision a real chance. hopefully we don't get stuck with all these schlocky tourist traps and disconnected, uninviting developments along the waterfront as a result.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malloy View Post
    What better proposals are submitted for those buildings?
    That area and those building became economically viable redevelopment spaces literally 15 minutes ago. There's no need to jump on the first plan thrown in front of us.
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    Anybody holding their breath that the area will turn into a green-spaced Columbus circle with a Whole Foods and a Barney's Outlet store into an urbanish shopping and green-spaced wharf replete with 0EV solar-powered condos with high density and zero parking will probably die of autoeroticasphixiation first.

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    What the hell are you talking about?!!!

    I have first hand knowledge of this project, and can tell you that they sifted through years of proposals. They've been working on this thing before sugar house even opened. Hell, at one point south street diner wanted to our a 24hour diner in there.
    Quote Originally Posted by carpetbagger View Post
    the problem is the city is barely allowing any time for an array of proposals. this is the only one being presented, and we are being forced to accept it. it's like, whoever has the first idea is getting a green light, because OMG "any development is better than no development," and not even trying to give the waterfront vision a real chance. hopefully we don't get stuck with all these schlocky tourist traps and disconnected, uninviting developments along the waterfront as a result.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucidinnature View Post
    What the hell are you talking about?!!!

    I have first hand knowledge of this project, and can tell you that they sifted through years of proposals. They've been working on this thing before sugar house even opened. Hell, at one point south street diner wanted to our a 24hour diner in there.
    the zoning archive lists no previous records for 33/35-51 east laurel street, the proposed site of the redneck xfinity live. opa record says the site was purchased this summer... maybe there was talk about previous development with the old owners, but nothing solid/official?

    a 24 hour diner would be cool, though. definitely should be room in the central delaware vision for one of those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carpetbagger View Post
    the problem is the city is barely allowing any time for an array of proposals. this is the only one being presented, and we are being forced to accept it. it's like, whoever has the first idea is getting a green light, because OMG "any development is better than no development," and not even trying to give the waterfront vision a real chance. hopefully we don't get stuck with all these schlocky tourist traps and disconnected, uninviting developments along the waterfront as a result.
    1. It's a run down building in Fishtown across from a schlocky casino, not a historic building on Washington Square.
    2. It's across the street from the waterfront. How would this 'I love this bar' be less connected than a super Whole Foods? How is a bar full of scantily clad women uninviting? How can you even call it disconnected and uninviting?
    3. What's wrong with tourists?
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