The Stage Names

Posted: July 3, 2014 in Fridge Note, Shovels

we interrupt this Summerfest to bring you a bleg.  Hey!  Is it my first bleg?  Maybe not, I recall a SPECTACULARLY unsuccessful request for names for our new kittehs (which, for the record were finally officially named Cat Scabies and Princess Monster Truck and they blame all of YOU).

Anyway, we are working on this project:

6:23:14 massing alternate

And going forward we need a more romantic, attractive name than “largish mixed-use building that is alarming the neighbors”.

So, what do you guys think?  What name do you think this building should have?  For serious now, no “Zombizzle heights” or crap like that.  Break out the shovels and liquor, be creative!

  1. Sirius Lunacy says:

    Mixed-Use Largish Building Everybody ‘Roundabout Rashly Yells Alarmed Reacting to Magnificent Structure. Or MULBERRY ARMS for short.

  2. Scott says:

    Stately Wayne Manor.

    Or The Trump Complex. (Also the name of a terrrrrible Robert Ludlum novel.)

  3. What is this obsession you folks have with Trump? Come on, I said none of that crap, this is real world. I know y’all’s are more clever than the writers on Red Eye.

    Have Jennifer or VS help you out if you need to.

  4. FWIW, one of the developers has already splattered a number of names over the mojo wire, of which “Oakland ARC” “Trinity” and “The Olivia” are in the running. (I cheated in not telling you the site is on Oakland Avenue and Olive street).

  5. Sirius Lunacy says:

    The Oakland Aesthetics

  6. Sirius Lunacy says:

    Shorewood Forest

  7. mikey says:

    The great big windows on top kind of define it for me.

    City View
    The Sunlight Building
    Commanding Heights (ok, probably not)

    Also, it occurs to me that those recessed balconies, in addition to making mighty fine firing positions when it all goes wildly pear-shaped, also are a boon to burglars. Once the B&E man gets into one apartment, it’s a pretty simple matter to swing over onto the next balcony or down to the one below (25 feet of 8mm nylon rope in the ruck for ops like that), both for a second score and a different way out.

  8. mikey says:

    It’s hard not to be paranoid when the whole world is out to get you

  9. SilentMike says:

    If guns and grain come flying out of the upper floors I would suggest ‘ZardoZ’.

    • SilentMike says:

      Wait . . . Olive? That’s shorewood. Make that Condoms and grain. Wait. Um. eh. Why feed them if you won’t let them breed? Confused.

  10. Plummet says:

    Lawrence Arms 🙂

  11. herr doktor bimler says:

    The Shambles

  12. Big Bad Bald Bastard says:

    Cat Scabies is AWESOME, or rather, Neat Neat Neat.

  13. Thanks all. You have been a HUGE help. Now we are going to end up with this building called the Amputated Arms or Stomprel Quality Moments.

  14. fish says:

    Smut only uses trebuchets.

  15. fish says:

    Cell Block Z

  16. fish says:

    The Matador

  17. fish is just here looking for Celine content.

  18. fish says:

    The Olive Pit

  19. fish says:

    The Mil
    Mil Towers

  20. fish says:

    The Brickyard

  21. fish says:

    La Voix du bon Dieu

  22. Man, if you want good names, you have to have a contest. And yes, I know I’m late. Reasons.

    To me, that place definitely looks modern, and more of masculine than feminine. So, Madison and Brittany are right out.

    Even though the building would obviously be newborn, I’d not go for current boy names, so “Camden” is also out. Maybe hark back to the ’90s, so that he’s probably mid-20s and hipsterish… I’m thinking “Spencer” would work.

    Yes, clearly, “Spencer Plaza” or simply “The Spencer” are the only logical choices. One of the shops on the ground floor must sell hipster hats and mustache wax.

  23. Summary of the Design Review Board concerns: “We feel six stories is too large for the Village”

    Zombie: “I am often accused of being too large for the context”

Go ahead, tell me how I fucked up this time.

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