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Old Posted Dec 7, 2017, 4:20 AM
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USAA considering moving more jobs downtown

USAA is moving 1,500 more jobs downtown.

The Rivard Report and the SA Business Journal have
the article on their front page. This USAA move would be fantastic for the CBD!!
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Old Posted Dec 7, 2017, 1:39 PM
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Looks like the Ferris Wheel is a half pie in the sky deal.

http://www.expressnews.com/real-esta...m_campaign=123
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Ferris Wheel Article

The Article on the Ferris Wheel is by subscription only. Can you summarize? thanks!
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Old Posted Dec 7, 2017, 2:43 PM
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USAA is moving 2,000 more employees downtown.

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The deal calls for the San Antonio-based financial services giant to expand its local workforce by as many as 1,500 new positions over five years. In addition, USAA has agreed to move up to 2,000 more of its employees into a pair of downtown office buildings the company owns — One Riverwalk Plaza and Bank of America Financial Services Center.
https://www.bizjournals.com/sananton...-downtown.html
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Old Posted Dec 7, 2017, 2:45 PM
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^^^ You beat me! lol

So exciting, 1,500 new jobs and MOVING 2,000 downtown... *happy dance*
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BofA is my 2nd favorite building downtown (behind Tower Life).
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The Article on the Ferris Wheel is by subscription only. Can you summarize? thanks!
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Tarble, a salesman at Mercedes-Benz of Boerne, seems to take credit for the idea on his Instagram account. He’s been trying for years to build a giant Ferris wheel, interviews, corporate filings and his social media accounts show.
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In 2012, Tarble created a company named Tarble Texas Sky Observation Wheel & Texas Star Aquarium, state corporate filings show.

On Instagram, where he posts daily, his bio includes a reference to “San Antonio Observation Wheel.” He recently has made numerous mentions to the 900-foot wheel and has posted screenshots of news articles about it, with hashtags such as “dontcallitacomeback,” “indebtbutflyinghigh,” “lastlaugh” and a reference to John Galt, a character from Ayn Rand’s novel “Atlas Shrugged.”

“No need to panic,” he posted on Nov. 30, a few days after news broke about the 900-foot wheel, with “Observationwheel” as a hashtag. “Been waiting for this moment — for my entire life ... Debt risk & ambition.”
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In 2013, Tarble self-published a 58-page book titled “The Other Side of the Pond.” Its description on Amazon calls it an “avant-garde novel” and “the most thought-provoking and societal-altering book of our generation.”

He still promotes it frequently on his Instagram by posting photographs of models posing with the book at the Pearl, on the River Walk and on top of a parking garage downtown.
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The IRS filed four federal tax liens against Tarble between 2003 and 2008 for a total of $82,288, county property records show. He later paid off two of the liens; it’s unclear what happened with the other two.
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Old Posted Dec 7, 2017, 5:53 PM
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The Cardiff Giant Wheel
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Dude sounds nuts.
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BofA is my 2nd favorite building downtown (behind Tower Life).
That is also my favorite building [Bank of America Plaza] in San Anronio. In Texas, it's the Comerica Bank Tower in Dallas. I have a feeling, though, the new Frost Tower in San Antonio will soon take spot in my top 10 favorite building in Texas, if they ever finish it 🙄
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Looks like the Ferris Wheel is a half pie in the sky deal.

http://www.expressnews.com/real-esta...m_campaign=123
That dude is like half multi-level marketing scam artist half legit crazy person. Jeez.
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Old Posted Dec 14, 2017, 6:02 PM
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USAA Downtown Jobs

City council approved the 2,000 USAA downtown jobs yesterday!!

There is an article in the San Antonio Business Journal today 12/14/2017.
Big changes coming to downtown.....
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That dude is like half multi-level marketing scam artist half legit crazy person. Jeez.
Yeah, as I said before, this seems like an elaborate joke. Anyone can fill paperwork with the FAA. The whole thing is such a half baked idea in areas of no foot traffic and areas of zero development.
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Quick skyline pic with cranes looking north.
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Quick skyline pic with cranes looking north.
It looks like a crane is going up at the Canopy.
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It looks like it's in the foreground, near Villita St. and the courthouse.
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It looks like it's in the foreground, near Villita St. and the courthouse.
It's at Flores and Old Guilbeau, the Encore.
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The Baldwin 1/2/2018

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There are preliminary plans for the Bright Shawl to be developed into multi-family. In an effort to prepare for the proposed re-development, plans call to re-locate an existing historical structure.

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Known as the Nesbitt House, built in 1890, is planned to be relocated from its current location at 723 Brooklyn to 1015 S. Main St. At the time of this article, there were no available plans for the proposed re-development. Keep an eye here on BexarWitness.com as this project unfolds.
This is within the River North district just north of downtown and in the middle of a multifamily development hot bed. Also, just a few blocks away from the CPS HQ redevelopment.
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