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…

Whole Foods, “Whole Paycheck” and the “battle for the organic shopper”

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From the WSJ’s Whole Foods’ Battle for the Organic Shopper: The upscale grocer, known for its pricey organic products, is increasingly emulating the discount tactics used by traditional supermarkets. It is also moving beyond the realm of grass-fed beef with…

A few thoughts on the end of the Paula Deen lawsuit

The two sides in the ongoing Paula Deen lawsuit have asked for a judge to dismiss it, apparently after some sort of settlement. From the AP’s Sides agree to drop Paula Deen discrimination suit: The lawsuit would be dismissed “with…

WTOC: Paula Deen lawsuit to be dismissed after settlement

A couple of weeks ago, WTOC reported a settlement in the lawsuit filed by Lisa Jackson against Paula Deen, her brother Bubba Hiers, and other parties. But in a matter of hours, the plaintiff’s attorney who was the source of…