Author Topic: Bread & Board Provisions: The downtown bodega we've all been waiting for??  (Read 3125 times)

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Re: Bread & Board Provisions: The downtown bodega we've all been waiting for??
« Reply #15 on: November 02, 2020, 10:27:45 AM »
Yes, cities grow organically. Hopefully, we can support the risk takers and not work against them.
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Re: Bread & Board Provisions: The downtown bodega we've all been waiting for??
« Reply #16 on: November 05, 2020, 12:16:16 PM »

....but this was ALWAYS going to be the case. Cities grow organically by risk takers, not by governmental fiat.  Good news.

So one of the most successful downtown in the US, Minneapolis, is where it is today because the private sectory overcame government fiat?

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Re: Bread & Board Provisions: The downtown bodega we've all been waiting for??
« Reply #17 on: December 22, 2020, 07:30:13 AM »
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City permits VyStar breezeway at its Downtown office campus

VyStar Credit Union can complete the renovated breezeway that runs between its two buildings and parking garage at its Downtown Jacksonville headquarters campus

The city issued a permit Dec. 21 for Dana B. Kenyon Co. to build the project at a cost of $1.62 million.

VyStar said previously it anticipated opening the breezeway project by mid-2021.

https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/city-permits-vystar-breezeway-at-its-downtown-office-campus
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Re: Bread & Board Provisions: The downtown bodega we've all been waiting for??
« Reply #18 on: December 22, 2020, 08:08:46 AM »
Despite the city doing everything it can to shit the bed with hasty demolition, political gamesmanship, delusional RFPs, promises of grand gamechangers, and the endless brigade of clown cars plummeting into the St. Johns River, the private sector continues to drag downtown forward, one small but important victory at a time.

....but this was ALWAYS going to be the case. Cities grow organically by risk takers, not by governmental fiat.  Good news.

If it hadn't been for city governments, Downtowns everywhere would still look like they did in the '80's. 
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