Re: Holy Grail (First Restaurant/Bar at The Banks) set to open 3/17
Originally Posted by bucksfan2
I know that. I realize that it is coming together. But I am referencing an article (I can't find it because apparently you need to pay for articles over 30 days old) that stated that there were no confirmed tenants as recently as this fall.
I get it, its coming together which is nice. And I am slightly bitter that this prime piece of real estate sat undeveloped for years upon years upon years. I don't have an issue with the apartments being leased I just don't get all giddy inside about it. To be honest I would be fine if it were like Newport on the Levee 2.
The problem I have had with the Banks project is that it has been a colossal failure for years. Its probably the most prime piece of real estate in this city/county. It sat undeveloped for years because of fighting and poor leadership. It sure would have been nice to see it open in 2004 or 2005-6-7-8-9-10. I AM GLAD IT IS FINALLY COMING TOGETHER. I AM GLAD SOME OF IT WILL BE READY FOR OPENING DAY. I am just bitter at the long drawn out process that has gone along with it.
I understand what you're saying, I wish it was seven years further along too. But what happened is in the past and I think both the city's and The Banks leadership is in much better hands than it was 10 years ago.
I'm not sure how the lack of a streetcar will affect The Banks project. I have heard from a few different businessmen that the streetcar line was a major player in determining where to locate their business. Not too surprising that the Governor pulled the plug on the money though, his oil and highway-building buddies wouldn't be too happy if he went through with money towards public transportation. Even though the streetcar is more about economic development than transportation...
"In our sundown perambulations of late, through the outer parts of Brooklyn, we have observed several parties of youngsters playing 'base', a certain game of ball. Let us go forth awhile, and get better air in our lungs. Let us leave our close rooms, the game of ball is glorious"