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Old Posted May 19, 2016, 8:19 PM
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I'm sorry, but no. This development does not resemble sugarland town center. If any development in SA resembled Sugarland Town Center, it'd be the Rim or on a smaller scale Legacy.

I'm sorry, but that comparison is just hyperbolic rubbish imo.
If you would read my comments I said it was a combination of Sugarland and the Pearl It has a lot of elements of both, positive and negative. Also, I said very explicitly that overall this is a positive project for the south side.

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I have said this here before, but I used to work for a time in economic development, and I get so sick and tired of the constant blind boosterism and cheerleading in this town (I'm looking at you, Rivard Report). Not every new development is necessarily positive, and I think this one in particular has some issues to work out.

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Old Posted May 19, 2016, 8:25 PM
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And you are more than allowed to.
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Old Posted May 19, 2016, 8:37 PM
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If you would read my comments I said it was a combination of Sugarland and the Pearl It has a lot of elements of both, positive and negative. Also, I said very explicitly that overall this is a positive project for the south side.



I have said this here before, but I used to work for a time in economic development, and I get so sick and tired of the constant blind boosterism and cheerleading in this town (I'm looking at you, Rivard Report). Not every new development is necessarily positive, and I think this one in particular has some issues to work out.
What kind of issues?
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Old Posted May 19, 2016, 8:49 PM
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I have said this here before, but I used to work for a time in economic development, and I get so sick and tired of the constant blind boosterism and cheerleading in this town (I'm looking at you, Rivard Report). Not every new development is necessarily positive, and I think this one in particular has some issues to work out.
I agree. I am not a fan of blind boosterism either. But, in all sincere honesty, the only real issue you seem to take with this development is grounded in an established bias.

SA is a car centric city and any modern day development will always address that. Be it an urban or suburban development.
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Old Posted May 19, 2016, 10:06 PM
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After all the hype, it's disappointing how mundane this development looks. There are opportunities to develop this in a more urban way but that is not evident in this plan. This is designed like a suburban shopping center when it could have been designed like an actual "district".

It is a pattern of negativity with certain people on this forum.
It is a very "obvious" pattern.
How truly sad that is.
I just hope their lives get better.


Make it a GREAT day!!
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Old Posted May 19, 2016, 11:10 PM
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It is a pattern of critical thinking and holding development to a higher set of standards with certain people on this forum.
It is a very "obvious" pattern.
How truly useful that is.
I recognize that their personal lives have no relevance to their opinions on urban development, and to comment about their personal lives comes very close to engaging in ad hominem attack.


Make it a GREAT day!!
I agree.
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Old Posted May 20, 2016, 2:31 AM
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I agree.

Too funny!
But too defensive.

That's my constructive opinion.
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Old Posted May 20, 2016, 10:49 AM
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I for one agree with SKW here. This looks great and is consistent with expectations for an adaptive reuse project for this area in this city at this time. The complaint here is that they still haven't found a solution for the scrap metal recycling facility next door. That facility is impossible to avoid. It is the only front door to this place. You must drive past it to enter. It is a non-starter. Without a solution this project will not launch as evidenced by decades of failed launches citing that recycling plant's inability to be relocated.
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Old Posted May 23, 2016, 5:49 AM
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This area has so much potential, viewing from above.
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Old Posted May 23, 2016, 11:21 AM
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Great picture Raul! And thanks for cutting out that scrap metal plant! I wonder if this does get going, if the developers will start scooping up and bidding up the surrounding properties much like Silver ventures has done with the Pearl....
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Old Posted May 25, 2016, 3:52 AM
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Great picture Raul! And thanks for cutting out that scrap metal plant! I wonder if this does get going, if the developers will start scooping up and bidding up the surrounding properties much like Silver ventures has done with the Pearl....


You mean this place?
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Old Posted May 25, 2016, 10:57 PM
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You mean this place?
It's so ugly yet your pictures are so purty!
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http://therivardreport.com/ambitious...-star-brewery/


This is the first time I've seen any conceptual renderings. Looks a lot like the Pearl. I hope it can have the same effect for Southtown!
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I like it a lot. Hope they can be successful renting space and get it underway soon.
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I like it a lot. Hope they can be successful renting space and get it underway soon.
Oh they'll be successful. San Antonio's market can handle it and there are plenty of retailers that should be in San Antonio that aren't yet as well as locals that could expand to new locations.
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Lone Star Brewery Unveils First Major Tenants

Author: DANIEL KLEIFGEN
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Date: 5 October, 2016 at 17:32
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Though still uncertain, the Lone Star Brewery District‘s character came into clearer focus Tuesday with the announcement of two future tenants – an international movie theater chain and an expanding, Denver-based bar and restaurant that targets Millennials with vintage games and a “dirty modern” feel.

“We are thrilled to announce Cinemark and Punch Bowl Social as the first major tenants at the Lone Star Brewery District,” CBL Properties & Associates, Inc. Vice President of Development David Neuhoff stated in an email. “Both of these exciting entertainment venues fill a void in the Southtown market and fit perfectly with our vision of providing San Antonio with an unparalleled entertainment, retail, and dining experience.”
I understand that San Antonio is movie going city, but a 10 screen theater on that site feels like a bad fit. Especially with the nearby arts influenced areas of Blue Star and South Flores. If it was maybe a smaller scale, a place that hosted local film festivals, or somehow supported local industry then maybe. Otherwise, to me, these 2 tenants give it a strip mall feel.
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Old Posted Oct 6, 2016, 5:07 PM
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I'm afraid Lone Star is gonna be more like the Quarry or the Rim than like the Pearl.
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I kind of wish it was Alamo Drafthouse that was going in there. They have special events and such, could have been fun.
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I kind of wish it was Alamo Drafthouse that was going in there. They have special events and such, could have been fun.
This.
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Old Posted Oct 6, 2016, 10:11 PM
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I'm afraid Lone Star is gonna be more like the Quarry or the Rim than like the Pearl.
In terms of tenants, maybe. Though I believe it'll be more a hybrid of those two and the Pearl.

But, it won't be either of those two in terms of its design, its look and its feel.
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