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Vicelord John Jul 20, 2010 9:25 PM

is that the old movie theater?

glynnjamin Jul 20, 2010 9:32 PM

No, its the gallery place that closed abruptly about a year ago. Just north of Matt's. It's a pretty big space. The plan is to make it look like Big Picture in Seattle.
http://www.thebigpicture.net/phototour_seattle.htm

HooverDam Jul 20, 2010 10:08 PM

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Originally Posted by glynnjamin (Post 4919034)
So...was this posted somewhere else and I missed hearing about it?
http://thefilmbarphx.com/

An indie movie theatre with booze on 2nd St & Garfield

Wow that would be terrific, we've needed something like that for a long time. Do you mean its going in the old Paulina Miller gallery? The White sort of Mission style structure? That would be more 1st and Garfield.

Vicelord John Jul 20, 2010 10:51 PM

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Originally Posted by HooverDam (Post 4919105)
Wow that would be terrific, we've needed something like that for a long time. Do you mean its going in the old Paulina Miller gallery? The White sort of Mission style structure? That would be more 1st and Garfield.

yeah either he is wrong about his cross streets or his location. Either way I am confused.

HX_Guy Jul 21, 2010 12:00 AM

According to their Twitter page, the address is 815 N. 2nd St.

Vicelord John Jul 21, 2010 12:33 AM

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Originally Posted by HX_Guy (Post 4919276)
According to their Twitter page, the address is 815 N. 2nd St.

Which is not just north of Matt's Big Breakfast.

gymratmanaz Jul 21, 2010 1:52 AM

Hope it happens. Would be a nice addition, plus ASU students would love it so close!!!!! More for them to do....and me too! Looks awesome!

NIXPHX77 Jul 21, 2010 6:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Vicelord John (Post 4919048)
is that the old movie theater?

What old movie theatre John?

Vicelord John Jul 21, 2010 7:02 AM

I just watched a 10' tall wall of water rush down the dry salt river. It was 20' deep in 2 minutes. Crazy...

glynnjamin Jul 21, 2010 3:25 PM

I thought Matt's was on McKinley...Filmbar is on Garfield. Garfield is north of McKinley.

I guess I should have said south of that overpriced day spa place - Just Breathe

Vicelord John Jul 21, 2010 6:33 PM

Yes, Matt's is on Mckinley. North of Matt's you're still traveling on first though.

I'm at a lost, wait a second while I go check google maps.... OK I looked at the map and I still can't picture it... wait while I try street view. I have now come to the realization that I have never traveled that section of second street.... WEIRD.

and NIXPHX, this one:
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...197.76,,0,7.97

District8 Jul 25, 2010 5:47 PM

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Originally Posted by SethAZ (Post 4840706)
:previous: Yeah, DVC is pretty angry. (The loss of the Madison Square Garden was tragic. There was so much history and potential, like most things in Phoenix. To be fair to the mayor, he did vote against that demolition.)

I like the picture you posted. That's exactly what the Sahara could have been. Right now the building is kinda ugly (all that damn stucco) but I've seen the original blueprints of the building and I know what was in it, like the exposed red bricks, tile, mosaics, floor to ceiling windows. Del Webb was a genius, and now it's gone.

Rachel Luptak wrote this blog post about the history of the building and what it could have been.
http://bit.ly/a3ruPE

The demolition of MSG never came to a vote.

SethAZ Jul 26, 2010 7:22 PM

I was at a meeting with Mayor Gordon last month and he said, "I voted against [the demolition]." so there was a vote of some kind.

combusean Jul 31, 2010 12:30 AM

It was a preservation case lobbied through the developer's rezoning process. It's apropos on some level but generally the wrong arena to fight one in.

District8 Jul 31, 2010 11:10 PM

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Originally Posted by SethAZ (Post 4925561)
I was at a meeting with Mayor Gordon last month and he said, "I voted against [the demolition]." so there was a vote of some kind.

It was a zoning case. The developer was seeking to re-zone the property from C-3 to C-2 with a height waiver allowing a four story (56') office building. The developer already had a demolition permit and Gordon knew that the rezoning was going to be approved, which it was. His vote was a sop to the DVC.

Vicelord John Aug 1, 2010 6:30 AM

Im so elated that district8 is back.

azliam Aug 1, 2010 11:15 PM

So, I was driving back from South Mountain today on Central. I wanted to see how CityScape was looking since I haven't been downtown in awhile. While driving from downtown to midtown, I was talking with a friend about how I wish there was more of a link between downtown and midtown besides the lightrail. I thought it would be interesting if the sidewalks were enhanced with music or misters since it is not the most comfortable thing to walk in the heat during the summer; however, there are certainly parts of Central where the sidewalks couldn't be widened/extended.

Then, while looking at the lightrail, we wondered why there isn't some type of sky walkway built above the lightrail (or lightrail stations) that would extend all the way down Central from midtown to downtown, with points where people could exit it and be at street level. Perhaps they could have moving sidewalks on parts of them, somehow be cooled, have music, or even be lit up at night somewhat like the Freemont Street Experience in Vegas or some type of cool lighting. Plus, the views would be great.

I guess we were trying to come up with an idea of how to get more pedestrian traffic in midtown and downtown, and find a way to link the two better. I believe that if more people were walking through that area rather than just driving or riding the lightrail, they would be more prone to visiting some of the businesses along Central and downtown. Perhaps it could even draw more people to want to live in the area, or spur more development along that area.

I tried to find some photos online of sky walkways somewhat similar to what we were thinking about. Here's a few - not the best, but an idea:

http://www.mythailandblog.com/wp-con...5/brtbus_3.jpg

http://www.mythailandblog.com/wp-con...5/brtbus_2.jpg

http://www.photoeverywhere.co.uk/bri...irport2091.jpg

dtnphx Aug 2, 2010 5:40 PM

City of Phoenix seeking developer for new biomedical building
Phoenix Business Journal - by Angela Gonzales

The city of Phoenix is seeking a developer to build a new biomedical facility on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus.

City officials are expecting the project to be at least 100,000 square feet and four stories tall. It would be next to the existing 170,000-square-foot facility occupied by the Translational Genomics Research Institute.

That six-story TGen building is 100 percent occupied and cost about $50 million to develop, said Jeremy Legg, program manager for the city’s Community and Economic Development Department.

He said he has heard from numerous researchers and companies that are interested in leasing space next to TGen and the University of Arizona College of Medicine on that campus.

The developer who is selected for this project would be responsible for building the structure as well as financing and leasing it, he said. The project must include at least 40 percent laboratory space.

Proposals to be considered in the first review are due by noon Sept. 3.

To download the complete request for proposals, visit phoenix.gov/rfp. For additional questions, contact Jeremy Legg at jeremy.legg@phoenix.gov or 602-495-3640.

combusean Aug 2, 2010 10:59 PM

^ Lame. 4 stories on that site? What's the point?

Vicelord John Aug 3, 2010 12:20 AM

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Originally Posted by combusean (Post 4933392)
^ Lame. 4 stories on that site? What's the point?

at least :tup:

nvm, what's the point?


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