How many basketballs can you cram into a 104,000 Sq. Ft. Building? We know. (We’re dangerous with calculators.)
Yesterday, we invited you to dive deep into the mind of Charlotte composer and producer, Jason Hausman, on this week’s batch of The Biscuit Podcast. Today, we’re tempting you to take a break and listen to a short music video Jason made with Ben Premeaux of The smARTlab using sound gathered at Not Just Coffee – Atherton. And, since Jason is the consummate collaborator, he recruited Dan Hood, guitarist for The Blue Dogs and The Hoodies, (pictured above) to come and play, too. Enjoy “Played by Hausman, Vol. 1.“(PSST! Vol. 2 is here.)
President/Founder, Joedance Film Festival
INSTAGRAM | WEB | FACEBOOK
Cancel whatever plans you have for tonight — we know where the cool kids will be. Tonight (Nov. 8), Joedance Film Festival is showcasing three original films during its second Joedance Premieres (sponsored by the Foundation for the Carolinas) at Coco and the Director (100 W. Trade Street, Charlotte, NC 28202) in Uptown Charlotte. Doors open at 6pm and the films will roll at 7pm. Best of all … the price is free. The three featured filmmakers will be on hand for audience questions.
Joedance honors the memory Joe Restaino by raising funds ($107,000+ to date) and awareness for pediatric cancer research at Atrium Health Levine Children’s through an annual film festival in August. Expanding from the main festival, Joedance Premieres will take place throughout the year. Joe’s mom, Diane Restaino, founded the film festival in 2010, combining her family’s love of film with fundraising. And she joins us here to answer five ridiculous questions.
If an alien spacecraft suddenly landed in Charlotte, where would it land?
Definitely on Trade and Tryon. No one would probably notice.
Where’s the best place to have a lunch meeting in Charlotte … if you don’t want the meeting to last long?
The hot dog guy on Tryon Street.
What’s the best nickname you’ve ever given someone? What’s the story there?
My sons: Joe Schmo, Tony Bony, Davo Wavo. There is a long history in our family to give everyone a nickname. Not one person in my family goes by their real name.
Which Charlotte parking lot always makes you forget where you parked?
7th Street Public Market. I always forget which floor I parked my car.
What song are you powerless not to dance to when you hear it in the car?
[Don’t you worry, Diane. ABBA is ABBAsolutely timeless.]
Anything by ABBA. (That just dated me!)
As reported in Charlotte Agenda this week, Northwood Office, LLC is looking to punch up the Ballantyne’s image a bit with a spate of new development. According to their video, they aim to make the Ballantyne area a place that’s “activated beyond the 8-hour workday where the possibilities are endless.” (Wait .. the workday is only supposed to be 8 hours!?!?!?!)
According to quotes from developers in Agenda, they’re also planning to add some affordable housing options. It’s a grand vision, so we turned to our resident focus group of stock images to ask, “Can Ballantyne be the place to be in CLT?”
The Biscuit is possible thanks to the generous support of our partners. And, one of them — Crescent Communities — has been very, very busy. They’ve greeted the first residents moving into their brand new NOVEL property at Atherton in South End. They’ve also announced plans to build a 4-story building offering 158,000 square feet of creative office space in University Research Park with lower-level spaces featuring garage doors opening the space to fresh air and outdoor work/life spaces like a fire pit, a terraced lawn, and walking trails.
Crescent has also announced they’re developing the Stateline Logistics Center in Fort Mill — 104,000 square feet of single-story shallow bay commercial space. That set us wondering, “How much stuff can you jam into 104,000 square feet?” Here’s what we came up with:
- 7.7 10-Lane Olympic Swimming Pools
- 229 Sperm Whales
- 805,159 iPhone 11s
- 1507 Mini Coopers
- 211,279 Basketballs
- 3,288,434 12-ounce bottles of craft beer (aka 307,330 gallons of beer)
- Two 52,000 sq ft buildings (Hey! We’re not math majors! We needed an easy one.)
The Cardiac Cats are headed to the frozen tundra that is Green Bay, Wisconsin this weekend to see if we can restore the streak. This week’s #GameTimeGraphic artist, Nalee Thao, has a unique insight into the mind of Sir Purr, and she knows that as much as our “Crunch Time Kitty” wants a win, he’s pretty excited about chowing down on some cheese. Hey! Hey! Don’t judge! It’s cold up there. A few extra pounds of insulation won’t hurt.
Don’t go around hungry, y’all. If you missed the last batch of the Biscuit, don’t worry. We’ve kept it warm for you. This Biscuit features a heart-warming podcast conversation with Jason Hausman and candid thoughts on the results of the sales tax vote on Tuesday from Matt Olin & Tim Miner. Click here to dig in!
|The Biscuit is proudly sponsored by: