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Re: Hottest Spots in the SJTC?
« Reply #30 on: March 16, 2017, 02:38:51 AM »
The tax base is THICK from SJTC.

Yeah, probably from eating at the Cheesecake Factory all the time.
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Re: Hottest Spots in the SJTC?
« Reply #31 on: March 16, 2017, 09:15:09 AM »
The tax base is THICK from SJTC.
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« Reply #32 on: March 16, 2017, 10:11:43 AM »
The tax base is THICK from SJTC.
This is one of my favorite clips on Pornhub.

I'm more of an XHamster guy myself.
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« Reply #33 on: March 17, 2017, 06:27:04 AM »
The parking lot by the Target in the middle of summer. Like the third circle of hell.

This X10.....God I hate Town Center....this abomination of chain restaurants and meh shopping actually pushed the wife and I to have 2 Amazon Prime accounts. 

Here's the problem for me. I don't know if it's from lack of support or just ownership but every time I find a local shop I love they tend to last a very short time. SJTC is NOT an abomination. What do you shop for? There's some pretty great stores there. And some decent chain restaurants. Like I said I love to support local and still do but most of what I shop for is GONE!

As people complain about unemployment wait until online completely wipes out brick and mortar and thousands are on the street. I assure you for some of those people there is no place to go. And I can promise Amazon can't come close, and that's part of the point, to employ a fraction of the people that work retail.

And somebody help me out here. Where do these people find jobs?

I work for a big box store and they have downsized our staff to the point that people leave everyday complaining about not getting help. It always makes me laugh when people complain about how bad service is in stores yet they do most their purchasing online which reduces staff even more.

I don't work for Walmart or Target.

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« Reply #34 on: March 17, 2017, 09:21:15 AM »
I suppose one place for displaced retail employees to go is the restaurant industry. In theory, with people saving money by shopping online, they will have more money to go out to eat. I'm sure that this won't help all displaced retail employees, but it will help some. If other sectors of the economy can't pick the other people up, hopefully they can find a way to further their education.

If I were working in retail, I'd get out now before things get worst.

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« Reply #35 on: March 18, 2017, 07:55:15 PM »
Wowwwww-eeeeee! Who would have thought such a spirited debate would have come out of my post!  :o :o :o

Tickled that others enjoy some of the same hot spots as me! Two of my honorable mentions were mentioned by other MJ'ers! Cantina Laredo and Moxie! Mmmm CL ;D I can almost taste the hot tortilla chips and hear the sizzle of the skillet! If you close your eyes you might just think you are in Tijuana!

As a treat I wanted to share a mini "urban construction update". The parking garage is almost up and boy oh boy is it tall! I got to speak to lead contractor Keith and I scribbled down some great scoops about how many cars it will hold and other odds and ends that I am working on a post about for my blog! Stay tuned!!!!


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Re: Hottest Spots in the SJTC?
« Reply #36 on: March 18, 2017, 08:30:53 PM »
^For both Cantina Laredo and Seasons 52 I agree that the food isn't bad. They are expensive for what they are and I just don't love the overall dining experience.  There are similar places around town that I prefer.

The one thing the southside is good at is providing a jumping off place for young people who are new to Jax.  I've found apartments for people in less than a day on the southside that are nice-ish, affordable, allow dogs, close to work, close to food, etc...  After a year of doing time on the Southside, you determine whether you're a beach person or a riverside person and then you find a good spot to live.  Finding a riverside apartment/house that meets the criteria above can take a month or more.

They aren't quite the MJ forum's target demo, but there are a *lot* of people who consider the Southside the best place in town. New homes and lots of apartments and condos, affordable for white collar types, "safety", close to much of the white collar employment base, and fairly centrally located at this point. That mall sucks for we the urbane, but I have multiple friends who will probably never leave Southside  (unless its to St. Johns County or the Beaches). With one couple, one works in Springfield and the other works from home, and they enjoy a lot of the urban core culture and food scene, but I can't imagine them even considering moving here.

On the other hand, so many of the new arrivals in the urban core, especially in R/A, Brooklyn, and San Marco, seem to be young professionals. This will probably continue as the downtown employment base increases, new apartments are built, and the area is increasingly seen as safe for Chad and Stacey. In 10 years I wouldn't be surprised if Riverside looked like Avondale and San Marco do now, Murray Hill looked like Riverside now, and (say) Lake Shore was the new Murray Hill. We may even have (shudder) a Cheesecake Factory in the Urban Core.

In a lot of ways, this has already started happening. There are homes in Riverside on the other side of Park going for $350k. The current and planned projects in Murray Hill are very promising for the area.

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« Reply #37 on: March 18, 2017, 09:34:18 PM »
Southside is alright. I don't feel like its a unique area. All of the stores and restaurants in that are can be found in other cities/towns.

I definitely prefer the urban core.

St. Nicholas and Lake Shore will be the next two neighborhoods that I think will be growing in the next few years.

There is a cool little section on Mcduff that I think has a lot of potential in about 20 years ha ha, but seriously.
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« Reply #38 on: March 18, 2017, 09:46:00 PM »
In a lot of ways, this has already started happening. There are homes in Riverside on the other side of Park going for $350k. The current and planned projects in Murray Hill are very promising for the area.

Commercially, I completely agree with you. 

Residentially, I think we're (Murray Hill) about to get screwed over with a glut of cheaply constructed, out-of-place looking homes. 

Selfishly and hypocritically, I really wish that MHPA as more like RAP with regards to limiting the 'style' of residential that's allowed to be built per an overlay.  Right now, developers are gobbling up all the vacant lots and throwing up absolute shit homes that can't be more than $75-85/sf to build and are trying to sell them in the mid-to-high $100ks.  Most of the builder signs I see are also property management companies.  Which means if you can't gouge them in one shot, you can gouge them monthly with rents that are in the $1k to $1.8k range for a 3/1. 

And I'm not saying that any of this is horrible from a price perspective - it's actually right in line with what you can expect to pay for any of these 1930 bungalows, but based against the quality of what you're getting, it's a joke.
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Re: Hottest Spots in the SJTC?
« Reply #39 on: March 18, 2017, 09:51:45 PM »
Wowwwww-eeeeee! Who would have thought such a spirited debate would have come out of my post!  :o :o :o

Tickled that others enjoy some of the same hot spots as me! Two of my honorable mentions were mentioned by other MJ'ers! Cantina Laredo and Moxie! Mmmm CL ;D I can almost taste the hot tortilla chips and hear the sizzle of the skillet! If you close your eyes you might just think you are in Tijuana!

As a treat I wanted to share a mini "urban construction update". The parking garage is almost up and boy oh boy is it tall! I got to speak to lead contractor Keith and I scribbled down some great scoops about how many cars it will hold and other odds and ends that I am working on a post about for my blog! Stay tuned!!!!



That garage is for the Ravella at Town Center apartment complex. Here's a rendering:


http://www.stanmorepartners.com/developments

Also, here's a general site plan of that particular development:

http://www.moderncities.com/article/2016-dec-4-projects-changing-the-face-of-st-johns-town-center/page/1
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Re: Hottest Spots in the SJTC?
« Reply #40 on: March 18, 2017, 10:03:26 PM »
Interesting that Best Buy is relocating from a perfectly acceptable space like 300 feet away. Wonder why that is.

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« Reply #41 on: March 18, 2017, 10:19:55 PM »
Interesting that Best Buy is relocating from a perfectly acceptable space like 300 feet away. Wonder why that is.

I think the new space is bigger. Also, parking sucks at the current location during peak shopping times.

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« Reply #42 on: March 18, 2017, 10:21:07 PM »
Interesting that Best Buy is relocating from a perfectly acceptable space like 300 feet away. Wonder why that is.

BestBuy is currently re-configuring some of their stores to support their Magnolia premium audio-visual division.  Avenues Best Buy has this but the SJTC one doesn't.

Magnolia was a fantastic high end audio chain based in the Pacific NW for many years until BB bought them out. Since then BB has been partitioning off a portion of their store for their "private" listening area.  Basically, with WalMart having made the move into consumer electronics, there is no margin at BB anymore, so using the Magnolia brand they are going to make a push upmarket in regions that can support it. The higher end brands and personal consultation is supposed to be the selling point.

With the death of mid-tier audio stores in the 1990's (thanks in part to Best Buy), all that is left are very high end (Behrens, Hoyt) retailers with limited storefronts.  Magnolia will move into that "niche" between commodity consumer gear and the very high end.

Honestly when you talk to people in Seattle, they rue the BB purchase of Magnolia. They think Best Buy ruined it for everyone.

With the deaths of Pacific Stereo, United Audio, Sound Advice, and a rash of other chains over the years, high end audio has been left to gather weeds for the most part. The THD wars of the 70's and 80"s were classic. Today, I would love to ask a Magnolia sales rep if they know what THD actually means.

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Re: Hottest Spots in the SJTC?
« Reply #43 on: March 18, 2017, 10:32:07 PM »
Wowwwww-eeeeee! Who would have thought such a spirited debate would have come out of my post!  :o :o :o

Tickled that others enjoy some of the same hot spots as me! Two of my honorable mentions were mentioned by other MJ'ers! Cantina Laredo and Moxie! Mmmm CL ;D I can almost taste the hot tortilla chips and hear the sizzle of the skillet! If you close your eyes you might just think you are in Tijuana!

As a treat I wanted to share a mini "urban construction update". The parking garage is almost up and boy oh boy is it tall! I got to speak to lead contractor Keith and I scribbled down some great scoops about how many cars it will hold and other odds and ends that I am working on a post about for my blog! Stay tuned!!!!



Glenn!

Got a URL for your blog???

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Re: Hottest Spots in the SJTC?
« Reply #44 on: March 18, 2017, 10:55:11 PM »
Stay tuned KenFSU  8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)

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