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Re: “Spreading its Wings: Thunderbird Café owners want nightclub to grow, but expansion plans don't sit well with Lawrenceville residents

Alan - everyone likes cool music. Heck, I even like John, the T-Bird's owner. But you're not addressing the neighborhood's concerns.

Tell me how you intend to increase the T-Bird's capacity without crushing the already stretched parking, litter and noise control capacity of what is, essentially, a RESIDENTIAL neighborhood.

We're all for sustainable development, man. But what Chris and John are doing isn't cool.

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Posted by halito on 04/03/2013 at 5:33 PM

Re: “Spreading its Wings: Thunderbird Café owners want nightclub to grow, but expansion plans don't sit well with Lawrenceville residents

What's your problem, Tim: your mother never taught you to make a point without insulting people? Standing room is 1,200. Ask John.

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Posted by halito on 04/03/2013 at 2:13 PM

Re: “Spreading its Wings: Thunderbird Café owners want nightclub to grow, but expansion plans don't sit well with Lawrenceville residents

BTW, please be aware that the standing capacity of the proposed concert space is 1,200. That's 1,200 people getting out at 2am in a residential neighborhood. Think about it.

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Posted by halito on 04/03/2013 at 1:41 PM

Re: “Spreading its Wings: Thunderbird Café owners want nightclub to grow, but expansion plans don't sit well with Lawrenceville residents

Everyone in Lawrenceville is for organic and sustainable development, but the T-Bird project is completely socially irresponsible. This has nothing to do with music or the T-Bird's owners – hell, I like the T'Bird's music, and I want John to be successful. But the proposed project injects a sudden increase in DENSITY that the neighborhood is unable to sustain.

You can't QUINTUPLE the size of the T-Bird and tell me it isn't going to affect the quality of life for the people who live in the neighborhood. Where are people going to park? Where are they going to throw their cigarette butts and beer cans?

The 95% of residents who live within 1,000 feet of the T-Bird and oppose its expansion aren't anti-business, and we aren't anti-music. The issue also isn't the kind of clientele the T-Bird attracts. It's simply too big for the streets and the neighborhood to handle. It needs to be scaled way down, or moved to a new location.

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Posted by halito on 04/03/2013 at 1:36 PM

Re: “Star Power

You forgot the "Andie Macdowell Walk-on Performance with No-Talent Award" for...Josef Melichar! How he ever got cast in "Sex, Lies, and Videotaped Replays," I'll never know...

Posted by Hal Medrano on 04/19/2007 at 11:43 AM

Re: “Porter in a Storm

Hi Merl, It's not the crudeness of the remark that's troubling. If that were the case, I'd agree with you completely--we don't put these guys on a pedestal and pay them millions of dollars to be paragons of politeness. What's troubling is the CONTENT of the remark, and, as Jody pointed out in her article, the lack of a meaningful response from either the NFL or the Steeler ownership. Just think of the furor that would ensue if a white player called a black player a n***er on the field. It's not the crudeness that's troubling, it's the content of the statement...and the silence that condones it.

Posted by Hal Medrano on 12/21/2006 at 3:56 PM

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