1/1/08 - Russell Too Big for T-Town?

posted Jan 1, 2008
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12/26 - Conversation continues online regarding the future of Russell in Tacoma, Online in the South Sound

12/24 - The Russell Exodus: How Real a Threat?, Tacoma BIA Blog

12/23 - Tacoma tries to retain Russell, Tacoma News Tribune

12/23 - Keeping Russell, Exit133

by NineInchNachos on 1/1/2008 @ 1:32pm
maybe people need to learn a little about this company... check out this inspirational corporate video with narrator and historical photographs (wmv) also here is an inspirational take about Tacoma from a Russel marketing person itself Why would they want to leave?

by scout on 1/5/2008 @ 8:56am
"maybe people need to learn a little about this company..."

people need to know when that baby is due, RR. Congratulations!

The baby will be welcomed into a strange and wonderful family -
RR, strange; Ms. Darcy, wonderful ;-)

Seriously, congratulations to both of you. Raising my daughter has been the toughest and most wonderful experience of my life. I am lucky to be her mom and consider it my greatest accomplishment.

You guys will be great parents - creative, educating, loving - what more could a kid want?

by scout on 1/5/2008 @ 9:48am
Ok back on topic.

If I were the Russell Company, I would seriously look at Tacoma's inertia regarding downtown development when deciding whether to stay on in Tacoma.

For the amount of money that has been invested downtown in the past ten years, there is no excuse for what is missing - more business investment, more retail, sane parking and transportation plans, and better anchor tenants than low-income & DOC felon housing in dilapidated buildings for the north end.

Does anyone remember the great energy focused last year when the community came together to let the city know that they wanted the Winthrop to be restored to a five-star historic hotel? Does anyone remember how Prium stepped in and took the project out from under the Quigg group, who actually had experience in developing this kind of project?

Russell Company headquarters is mired in the shadow of this nine story albatross that continues to define and weigh down the Theater District.

It has been more than a year since Prium took over and what has been done to execute the Winthrop restoration? In reality the Winthrop restoration has been executed... as in dead project.

If you were a bright shining business star like Russell would you want to remain in a city that showcases this vertical barrio as its capstone?

by NineInchNachos on 1/5/2008 @ 9:49am
Thanks Scout! HFW the next generation is due sometime in June/July. The best part so far is coming up with names. It will be much easier I think if we have a girl because we have that name picked out already. The second best thing is indulging in Ms. Darcy's food cravings; viz, Garlic Mash Potatoes... Southern Kitchen biscuits etc.

Even so, are we still on for an art show in 2008? my elevator pitch: "MYTHOS: the HFW Origin Story"

by scout on 1/5/2008 @ 10:22am
They call that sympathy or simpatico eating. Art show - Yes, Definitely - I look forward to it.

I'm also creating a new body of work - a series of abstract oil paintings - loosely based on my crime fighting photos.

by NineInchNachos on 1/5/2008 @ 11:12am
are you documenting your creative process?

by scout on 1/5/2008 @ 11:48am
I'm not filming myself, if that's what you mean - would be pretty boring depending on my attire, which is usually jammies.

by Erik on 1/5/2008 @ 2:14pm
'm also creating a new body of work - a series of abstract oil paintings - loosely based on my crime fighting photos.

Very cool. You could start your art/crime fighting blog on Feed Tacoma.

You certainly have a lage number of photographs.

by scout on 1/5/2008 @ 3:45pm
I do have a lot of pictures but have selected just a handful as beginning points.

Though the pictures were frequently disturbing - I think that people will find the end pieces beautiful (hopefully), which is ironic but good - to be able to do something positive - create art - out of something negative, crime and bad human behavior.

by NineInchNachos on 3/3/2008 @ 3:39pm
so interesting news about Russel.

what happens when Russel moves from tacoma? And I don't mean relocates.. I mean Goes Enron. Does the City Council have a tax break to deal with that scenario?

by NineInchNachos on 11/20/2008 @ 5:50pm
hang in there frank russel !