Detailed schedule of fashion shows and bands for Savannah’s Fashion Night

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If you’re not already planning to go to Savannah’s Fashion Night on Broughton Street on Thursday evening (9/5), you should really consider it. Even if you care little about fashion and never shop in any of Savannah’s boutiques, you’re almost…

Chipotle opening on Savannah’s Victory Drive later this month

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UPDATE: Click here for the latest news on Chiptole opening. I’m glad readers come to this blog for some of the posts exploring complex issues like residential density and the housing market. But my blog statistics tell me what people…

So here’s my Georgia football question . . .

OK, I’m not going to suddenly start blogging routinely about sports. And I’ll admit that I’ve gotten less and less interested in college football in recent years because of the growing issues involving concussions and the shameful commodification of young…

A quick look at Savannah area home prices

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My City Talk column today is about the slight year-over-year increase in Savannah metro area home prices and the likelihood that we could see prices change relatively little for an extended period of time. I cite Zillow’s latest estimates for…

Looking at residential density in Savannah, plus photos of three significant developments

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Ever since I started writing columns for the Savannah Morning News (after a few months at Connect Savannah) way back in 2000, I’ve been writing about the need for increased residential density in neighborhoods in and around the city’s core.…

What big names will be coming to Savannah for “SpongeBob” live action sequences?

When I say that I wouldn’t recognize SpongeBob SquarePants if I passed him on the sidewalk, I’m only half-joking. I assume I’d know the animated character by his, well, spongy form and square pants? In other words, I’m out of…

Growing uncertainty about future shipping patterns when Panama Canal expansion is completed

I’ve been spending a lot of time over the last couple of years reading about TEUs, about hub-and-spoke models for cargo transport, about tidal delays, about canal tolls, and on and on and on With the widened Panama Canal likely…

Modern English in Savannah – photos

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I didn’t try to take any photos during “I Melt With You” near the end of Modern English’s staggeringly good set last night at Dollhouse Productions here in Savannah. I just wanted to flash back — way back — and…

So where is the westside land that Savannah purchased for an arena?

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As I note in my City Talk column today (Westside arena site logical extension of downtown development), there seems to be a lot of confusion in the public discourse about the actual location of the land identified a decade ago…

Calculated Risk: “The Future is still Bright!”

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I’ve previously noted the optimism of blogger Bill McBride (aka, Calculated Risk) about the medium- and long-term prospects for the U.S. economy. McBride is no sunny ideologue — some even thought him a cynic back in 2005 when he started…

MTV posts a new clip from upcoming “CBGB”

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I’ll present this with little comment. From MTV’s Rupert Grint’s Butt Takes Center Stage In Exclusive ‘CBGB’ Clip: Essentially, “CBGB” was a place with great music where just about anything could happen. Take this exclusive clip for example. In it,…

USA Today ranks Savannah among America’s “best urban green spaces”

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Just a few thoughts about yet another media list that Savannah appears on: Best urban green spaces in North America at USA Today. Here’s the full list: Boston Boulder Chicago Nashville New Orleans Portland San Francisco Savannah Vancouver The piece…