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    New Hotel Space Near BB&T Field/LJVM/Hooks

    A developer is bringing apartments/lofts, hotel, and commercial space to the Whitaker Park Property.

    https://www.journalnow.com/business/...2df79e1bc.html

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    hopefully its a Radisson

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    For the basketball fans, they are building a micro hotel.

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    A wasted opportunity if someone doesn't re-create Simos somewhere on the property.

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    They will struggle. No place to eat near by except Putters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WFU1977 View Post
    They will struggle. No place to eat near by except Putters.
    What else do you need?

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    Zero idea how this is going to succeed, although I applaud the attempt to improve that part of town. Just not sure who's going to be filling the residential and commercial space, nor all the apartments that are being built downtown. Where is all this demand coming from? If anything Winston is losing big employers, not gaining them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeachBumDeac View Post
    What else do you need?
    Bring back Simo's, Pizza Garden, Saf Room, Wendy's, the BBQ joint, Ziggy's, Tavern on the Green, and someplace for breakfast like IHOP. A lot of restaurants have died along that stretch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tagsfan View Post
    A wasted opportunity if someone doesn't re-create Simos somewhere on the property.
    Pos rep

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    This is a bandaid. Not hating on an attempt to revitalize the area, but Wake continues to sit with its thumb up its ass owning all of the property around the stadium. The metrics havenít worked to do anything with it. Income levels too low.

    But as I sit here trying to find a room for the FSU game it is again apparent that a dramatic thought out plan is needed for this area, but weíve been focused on leveraging the downtown gifts. Basketball has put a stake in any chance to do something here. Sad


    Night games are a disaster for wake athletics because accommodations of quality are miniscule and everything around the campus sucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WFU1977 View Post
    Bring back Simo's, Pizza Garden, Saf Room, Wendy's, the BBQ joint, Ziggy's, Tavern on the Green, and someplace for breakfast like IHOP. A lot of restaurants have died along that stretch.
    Coliseum Kitchen

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    Quote Originally Posted by diverdeac View Post
    This is a bandaid. Not hating on an attempt to revitalize the area, but Wake continues to sit with its thumb up its ass owning all of the property around the stadium. The metrics havenít worked to do anything with it. Income levels too low.

    But as I sit here trying to find a room for the FSU game it is again apparent that a dramatic thought out plan is needed for this area, but weíve been focused on leveraging the downtown gifts. Basketball has put a stake in any chance to do something here. Sad


    Night games are a disaster for wake athletics because accommodations of quality are miniscule and everything around the campus sucks.
    Agreed. I like what they are trying to do and glad they are doing something. I've said it on here before and I'll say it again, the corner of University and Deacon blvd. is an absolute eyesore. Empty space just sitting there looking like shit. I'm at the baseball stadium just about every Monday evening and I can't help but think of how great that space/block could look with the right planning and money commitments. To me the Joel and that area should be a damn priority regarding athletics. Maybe it is and it's just a money issue, I have no idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wakefan77 View Post
    Agreed. I like what they are trying to do and glad they are doing something. I've said it on here before and I'll say it again, the corner of University and Deacon blvd. is an absolute eyesore. Empty space just sitting there looking like shit. I'm at the baseball stadium just about every Monday evening and I can't help but think of how great that space/block could look with the right planning and money commitments. To me the Joel and that area should be a damn priority regarding athletics. Maybe it is and it's just a money issue, I have no idea.

    It hasnít been a priority. downtown has been the priority and source of real estate financing. There have been some ideas but the metrics are so bad in the area around Wake that the noís. donít work. Wake itself feels like it is doing enough, pulling itís weight plus in Winston.

    I hate it, but Wake isnít going to relinquish control and isnít interested in more investment.

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    This will be full of tenants within a year and will continually be booked as a hotel. As someone who grew up in Winston and has since moved away, every time I come back I cans see the city growing rapidly. Between the money of the students of Wake, Salem, WSSU and UNCSA along with the development of the downtown Wake campus, this will do fine and most likely help to develop the surrounding areas.

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