Crowne Plaza: Construction has started on the new hotel and convention center expansion. That means there is a giant gaping 3 story deep hole just to the north of the main entrance. Louisiana street, aka the main entrance, is currently open but I know its going to close sometime this summer once they start pouring the new footings.
Capitol, street to the west aka the food truck street, is intermittently down to 1 or 2 lanes.
Illinois , street to the west is even worse. Only 1 lane open.
Georgia is still "kind of open" but I think once St John's Church is done building over their parking lot the are going to close Georgia for the next 3 years.
Hotel Indy: Great little boutique hotel but they have a lot of problems on the weekends due to their proximity to the Julia Carson Transit Center which is across the street. On more than 1 occasion someone gets stabbed and instead of calling 911 they walk into the lobby thinking that its an ER
Hotel Indy also massively overbooked last year leaving a lot of people without rooms, hopefully they've learned from last time.
If they didn't lose money for overbooking, there is no lesson to learn. Their reputation may have taken a hit, but their rooms are still in demand for Gencon. Therefore, no loss of money.
Eventually you will have to go north to Maryland to get to the ICC. There is currently a concert stage on Georgia for this weekend's All Star game but I think after that is when they are going to close it so they can start to tear up the collapsing Pan Am Plaza.
It would be helpful to mention the city and state where these locations are located for broader awareness. bitlife
I kind of thought Gen Con being in INDIANAPOLIS would give it away.
Might be spam bot testing the forum? I say that because the last few spammers have appeared to "answer" - or ask - questions in this exact same manner: Seemingly paying attention to the thread, but is actually oblivious to what's being discussed.
I could be wrong, but honestly, I've wondered about some of the new "replies" that have been hitting the forum prior to the start of this year's activity.
If I'm wrong, I'm wrong, but it's been similar enough to catch my attention.
Yeah it's AI spam... just the wording "... locations are located for broader awareness." No one talks like that... at least most people don't talk like that.
Plus a lot of the spambots use the FirstNameLastName thing in their forum nicknames.
What's really amused me is the couple of times that spambots started replying to each other in threads.
I apologize in advance if I'm wrong, but it's highly suspicious to say the least.
Yeah, that account has made multiple dubious posts in the last couple of days. I already reported it as a potential bot in the tech issues forum.
And it had a link to a Spam page. Or am I the only one who sees the "Bitlife" link somehow