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Levels: A Look at Laveranues Coles Plans for Downtown
« on: February 05, 2014, 03:00:01 AM »
Level's: A Look at Laveranues Coles Plans for Downtown



Metro Jacksonville shares the conceptual plans of what will become East Bay Street's latest dining and nightlife venue: Levels Restaurant




Read More: http://www.metrojacksonville.com/article/2014-feb-levels-a-look-at-laveranues-coles-plans-for-downtown
« Last Edit: February 05, 2014, 11:20:42 AM by stephendare »

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Re: Levels: A Look at Laveranues Coles Plans for Downtown
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2014, 09:14:25 AM »
Another story why I wonder why I have to click to an extra page when it would have easily fit on one.  But I guess the extra page hit makes you guys happier for ad revenue.

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Re: Levels: A Look at Laveranues Coles Plans for Downtown
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2014, 09:18:04 AM »
^^^I strongly second your question as to why we break these articles down into multiple pages.
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Re: Levels: A Look at Laveranues Coles Plans for Downtown
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2014, 09:20:40 AM »
^Got to pay the bills. We don't ask for donations (maybe we should?) and running a website with this much traffic isn't as cheap as it was when we started in 2006. Being self sufficient from a revenue/operations standpoint protects you from the bad, closed door side of Jax politics when you take on issues that some may not agree with. Nevertheless, no one is getting rich off of this. It's about as pure community service and love as it gets.
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Re: Levels: A Look at Laveranues Coles Plans for Downtown
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2014, 10:04:57 AM »
Good to see they're keeping the big awnings out front--not sure why these aren't included in all new construction in Jax.  It's not like we don't ever have scalding sun and sudden rain storms here, except for pretty much all year round.
That night shot looks dark though--hope they include some nice lighting out front. 

Glad to see another building downtown getting some love!
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Re: Levels: A Look at Laveranues Coles Plans for Downtown
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2014, 10:07:48 AM »
^Got to pay the bills. We don't ask for donations (maybe we should?) and running a website with this much traffic isn't as cheap as it was when we started in 2006. Being self sufficient from a revenue/operations standpoint protects you from the bad, closed door side of Jax politics when you take on issues that some may not agree with. Nevertheless, no one is getting rich off of this. It's about as pure community service and love as it gets.

When people complain about that I always wonder how their own website is doing and how they manage to run it so efficiently to keep up with the traffic and expenses.

If you're going to nitpick something, pick the copy editing. I'm pretty sure this place will be called "Levels", not "Level's". Those type of errors turn up in many articles, but should be fixable without driving down the ad revenue.
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Re: Levels: A Look at Laveranues Coles Plans for Downtown
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2014, 10:09:28 AM »
Not to detract from this thread, but I like it when new threads are created, especially when there are major milestone moments in a development or if things have been quite for an extended period of time.  As a new reader to this site there is nothing more discouraging than trying to join a conversation that is 20 pages long and goes back 3 or 4 years.
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Re: Levels: A Look at Laveranues Coles Plans for Downtown
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2014, 10:43:49 AM »
L.P. Hovercraft wrote, ".....Good to see they're keeping the big awnings out front--not sure why these aren't included in all new construction in Jax.  It's not like we don't ever have scalding sun ..........."

The canopy is glass. Unless they "smoke" the glass or coat it there will be no respite from the "scalding sun."

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Re: Levels: A Look at Laveranues Coles Plans for Downtown
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2014, 10:58:10 AM »
The layout looks good; can't wait to see the interior design.

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Re: Levels: A Look at Laveranues Coles Plans for Downtown
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2014, 11:00:00 AM »
It's too bad they can't (won't) do something to narrow Bay St. so that sidewalk dining can be put in.
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Re: Levels: A Look at Laveranues Coles Plans for Downtown
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2014, 11:01:07 AM »
It's too bad they can't (won't) do something to narrow Bay St. so that sidewalk dining can be put in.

actually that is being considered for the DIA plan

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Re: Levels: A Look at Laveranues Coles Plans for Downtown
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2014, 11:03:31 AM »
L.P. Hovercraft wrote, ".....Good to see they're keeping the big awnings out front--not sure why these aren't included in all new construction in Jax.  It's not like we don't ever have scalding sun ..........."

The canopy is glass. Unless they "smoke" the glass or coat it there will be no respite from the "scalding sun."

Cool--maybe it could even have a built in magnifying glass effect like the notorious car-torching building in London.
Don't stand under the glass canopy at high noon on a sunny day unless you enjoy the smell of burning hair!
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Re: Levels: A Look at Laveranues Coles Plans for Downtown
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2014, 11:21:26 AM »
If you're going to nitpick something, pick the copy editing. I'm pretty sure this place will be called "Levels", not "Level's". Those type of errors turn up in many articles, but should be fixable without driving down the ad revenue.

Call it growing pains. You can blame this one on me. Typos from a non-English major putting something together at 1230a, after a hard day's work and on little sleep, are bound to happen. We've addressed the copy editing issue by bringing in UNF English majors as interns over the last month.

The next challenge is having enough completed in time for them to actually get the chance to edit. Historically, we've had late nights where we put stuff together at the last minute to make sure there's something new for you to read on a daily basis.

In any event, we're already addressing this. Give us a week or two and we should have enough in que to allow copy editing for all front page articles moving forward.
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Re: Levels: A Look at Laveranues Coles Plans for Downtown
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2014, 11:25:35 AM »
It's too bad they can't (won't) do something to narrow Bay St. so that sidewalk dining can be put in.

actually that is being considered for the DIA plan
Seems like a waste of cash for this stretch. The sidewalk is already wide enough for outdoor dining.
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Re: Levels: A Look at Laveranues Coles' Plans for Downtown
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2014, 12:26:29 PM »
As a long time Jets fan and admirer of Mr. Coles work and actions as a person, I wish him only the greatest success and hope he is a spark for further organic growth downtown.
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