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State Street Project - Props to Frautschi

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State Street Project - Props to Frautschi

Postby Stu Levitan » Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:00 am

In case you missed it in Joe Tarr's update on the State Street Redevelopment Project, the Frautschi team has done a major solid to the neighbors by delaying demolition of Buell and Haswell buildings until after holiday season. They could have already pulled those permits (and have in fact started interior work on Mifflin St.), but are waiting until February to begin major work so as to not disrupt the street during holidays. I think that's really commendable.
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Re: State Street Project - Props to Frautschi

Postby snoqueen » Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:24 am

These people have as much money as god and have shown they can do just about anything they want to the Madison cityscape, and you're falling all over them for not blocking one side of one block of the State Street sidewalk over the holidays so more people can shop?

Forgive me for questioning your sense of proportion.
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Re: State Street Project - Props to Frautschi

Postby fennel » Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:37 am

Major solid? The neighbor's labrador did a major solid on the sidewalk last week.
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Re: State Street Project - Props to Frautschi

Postby Stu Levitan » Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:34 pm

Frautschi's (a) voluntarily changed their terrible plan into a very positive one that will substantially benefit downtown Madison, and (b) voluntarily did a nice thing for their neighbors. I think it's appropriate to acknowledge when somebody does something good. Yes, even if they're rich. And in case you hadn't notice, shopping on State Street is considered a good thing. But maybe you disagree.
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Re: State Street Project - Props to Frautschi

Postby DCB » Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:12 pm

Stu Levitan wrote: I think it's appropriate to acknowledge when somebody does something good. Yes, even if they're rich. And in case you hadn't notice, shopping on State Street is considered a good thing. But maybe you disagree.
"not being a total dick" is a very low bar for patting somebody on the back.
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