Village District developments

Consider me surprised it was only costing 3.5MM. I was expecting 400 million for that half mile

Which aspect? They are completing the resurfacing on Oberlin with bike lanes. There are some sharrow sections which I don’t necessarily care for, but I do think it’s an improvement. I’m also guessing it’s not being done there since the road is narrower.

I’m definitely excited to see the section completed near Clark Ave/Oberlin Rd.

I would like to see a better design crossing Glenwood at St. Mary’s Street. In the morning, crossing to go onto St. Mary’s heading south isn’t too bad. It’s definitely not good for an inexperienced biker, but I’ve had no issues on my hybrid bike. It’s definitely no problem on the ebike. Heading north is a different story. I made the mistake heading north one day after work. Depending on riding style, you get caught in the traffic since there’s no lane and the road is narrow. I’ve started using St Mary’s in the morning because crossing at Wade Avenue isn’t great anymore; there’s too much fast moving traffic and no one really stops to let pedestrians/cyclists cross (it takes a bit before someone does stop).

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That building is gone now, went by today. Had to actually see where this was going. Gonna be quite impactful.

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We have signage!

Ready for some Sha Eshack!

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I’ve seen some ESHACKs in airports. Super awesome concept. I think it’ll do well in CV.
:laughing: :wink:

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I’ll hold my opinion on Shake Shack, and simply say I’m glad a retail spot is filled and I’m sure it will do well with the Cameron Village crowd.

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What is the Cameron Village crowd?

I have a feeling this would kill (business-wise but also probably health-wise) anywhere in Raleigh, including with the DTR crowd…

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Overpriced (imo) burgers selling to shoppers with relatively high disposable income.

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Like BurgerFi isn’t any cheaper.

Man, downtown is the place for overpriced food options. High rent, gots to pay employees so they can pay for their parking . Go to Raleigh Raw and get a 3 oz dingleberry smooothie for $12. Give me Cameron Village and Chick-fil-A, Moe’s, and melted Goodberrys

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Was getting some audio work done on my car (replace the infotainment) south of Raleigh near Garner, and I ended up eating lunch at Bojangle’s across the street. They had a sign on their window that they were hiring crew members for up to $15 an hour. Paying staff higher wages isn’t just a downtown thing.

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To put up with Bojangles customers $30 hr is not even enough. I don’t know how you balance pay and affordability. I don’t mind paying for good food and a good atmosphere, however some of the fast casual type places downtown charge sit down meal prices for take out food. Looking at you Transfer Food Hall.

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I find both food halls and food trucks to be generally overpriced.

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something there is hard on the eyes. it ain’t EIFS i guess.

You can sit down at the food hall. Or at Burial where the beer is somehow cheaper.

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The apartments by the library are coming along…

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DENSITY!!! (characters)

DESTINY!!! (dyslexia)

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OMG, I read @Jake’s post and said the same thing only to see you stole my thunder!!! :joy:

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