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Re: “DRA Report: Downtown Raleigh Is Still Killing It

"There are fifty-five hundred residential units in downtown, up eighteen hundred from just a couple of years ago, and with nearly a thousand more on the way. It goes without saying, these are largely not going to be affordable."

6500 residential units that are unaffordable? Well surely the people living in them can afford them. I think that should say "not affordable to the Indy staff."

Posted by JeffG on 02/15/2018 at 7:57 PM

Re: “Lucky’s Makes Durham Feel More Like New Jersey Than Any Other Local Deli

A whole deli to choose from and you chose pink liver and beets? You shouldn't be allowed to write a food column.

4 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by JeffG on 08/04/2016 at 8:11 AM

Re: “What Will It Take for Durham to Clean Up the Area around N.C. Central?

i can answer it in far fewer words. demolish the crap that is there now, gentrify the hell out of it.

7 likes, 18 dislikes
Posted by JeffG on 07/20/2016 at 8:57 AM

Re: “Psst … Guess What? Your Brunch Waiter Hates You.

feel free to get a job you like more, but with that attitude, not sure who would hire you

29 likes, 46 dislikes
Posted by JeffG on 07/20/2016 at 8:56 AM

Re: “How Raleigh’s election was hijacked by questions of vibrancy

There are a number of issues facing Raleigh, but to address the patio drinking regulation: The problem is a few people live downtown and want it to be quiet and peaceful like the suburbs. They are living in the wrong place for that, and are trying on several fronts to eliminate some of the vibrancy that has helped make downtown a desirable place. That is the reason for the Keep Raleigh Vibrant moniker.

Things like banning drinking at a bar's patio for an extra couple hours does virtually nothing to stop the drinking in bars, apartments, clubs, and restaurants, and eating on sidewalks. Nor does it eliminate the vomiting, public urination, litter, and noise. It basically seems to be a petty slap via government meddling, which is reminiscent of the General Assembly's actions to against light rail, cities, education, abortions, and gays.

Not the only issue I voted on, but certainly a factor.

10 likes, 22 dislikes
Posted by jgimondo on 10/07/2015 at 10:58 AM

Re: “Rye serves a heaping helping of local ingredients and Southern flavor

I stayed at the Marriott when they first opened, right before I moved here. I never went back since I live here now and was not impressed by the original restaurant. My wife and I checked out Rye a few months back, and were very impressed. Everyone was very friendly and attentive, and we liked the ambience. But more importantly, the food and drinks were unique and delicious and well-executed. I think literally the only negative thing at all was the fact that, as the article mentioned, you're noticeably in a hotel lobby. The restaurant is cozier and nicer than the hotel, actually. I kind of think if this had opened up inside a renovated Warehouse District building, it would be everyone's favorite new restaurant. Hopefully word spreads anyways, if it hasn't already.

Posted by jgimondo on 06/04/2015 at 6:00 PM

Re: “Durham prisoners in cells 22 hours a day

They should be in their cells 24 hours a day. Don't commit the crime if you can't do the time. While technically innocent until proven guilty, almost everyone arrested for a crime that will land them in jail until trial is guilty. If you don't realize that, you're very naive.

4 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by jgimondo on 06/04/2015 at 5:47 PM

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