By MARY H. K. CHOI OCT. 24, 2018 Candy is controversial. Scouring the globe in search of the sweet stuff reveals just how different our palates are — and how much we have in common. Candy is controversial. Scouring the globe in search of the sweet stuff reveals just how different our palates are — and how much we have in common. By MARY H. K. CHOI OCT. 24, 2018 Photo Illustration by MASSIMO GAMMACURTA Whenever I land in a new country, before I’ve even left the arrivals hall, my mind turns to shopping. Not the boutiques or cosmetics counters, no duty-free sunglasses and designer perfumes for me. No, the pressing calculus as I make my way to baggage claim is driven by drugstores, kiosks, supermarkets and vending machines. In a new port of call, I like to know what sort of candy I’m dealing with. As with breakfast foods, I believe candy is often tastier the less expensive it is. I like my confections approachable. Low-rent. Basic. Shot through with … [Read more...] about These Are the World’s Best Candies. Want to Fight About It?
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Real Estate Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by Designing a home with personal touches will make it your own — but it could also make it harder to find buyers when you decide to move on. ByCaroline Biggs Sept. 21, 2018 Decorating is always a very personal thing. Family photos, custom tile, a favorite chair in a quirky pattern — these are the kind of things that can turn an empty shell into a home. But is it possible to take it too far? Could, say, an all-gold master bathroom, a saltwater pool inside a townhouse or a rock-climbing wall in a finished basement cost more than the price of the renovation? As special as these places may be, appraisers and brokers say that excessive customization can affect the price of a property when it is time to sell — and, perhaps more important, limit the pool of potential buyers. … [Read more...] about Too Customized to Sell?
/EIN News/ -- SEATTLE, WA, Sept. 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NEWMEDIAWIRE - CFN Media Group (“CFN Media”), the leading agency and financial media network dedicated to the North American cannabis industry, announces publication of an article discussing Grown Rogue Inc.. A private, Oregon-based cannabis cultivator that’s planning to go public in September 2018. With existing operations in Oregon and plans to expand into California and Nevada, it could be the ideal opportunity for investors seeking a mature cannabis cultivator that’s diversifying across several key states. The U.S. cannabis industry is projected to reach $50 billion by 2026, according to Cowen & Co., driven by the legalization of adult-use cannabis in California and other states. While there are many companies targeting the emerging space, most are startups with a limited track record—and some haven’t even secured all necessary permits. Risk-averse investors may … [Read more...] about Grown Rogue Builds a Multi-State Seed-to-Experience Cannabis Brand — CFN Media
Is Austin losing grip on its music scene? I thought about this popular notion after touring the handsomely refurbished Scoot Inn in East Austin last week.The scene is under stress, no doubt, what with the affordability and mobility crises that affect all of us. Also, greater density means music venues are closer to where people want to live, work and play, perhaps more quietly. Jay Janner/American-Statesman A recent Austin Music People study revealed that Austin lost 1,200 music industry jobs in the past four years. At the same time, year-round economic activity dipped 15 percent, according to the study.Yet the music industry’s economic impact grew from $1.6 billion to $1.8 billion due to our “festival economy.” (I like that new term.) UPDATE: A reference to an earlier music census was deleted. But wait. Which jobs were lost? And how do we know that? It’s not clear. By at least one measure, the scene seems to be growing. Back … [Read more...] about Is Austin’s music scene really shrinking?
North End residents were out in full force — and at full volume — at Thursday night’s public meeting to discuss the proposal to bring a Starbucks to the neighborhood’s entrance. Inside a packed room at the Nazzaro Center, representatives from the national coffee chain and Charter Realty, the firm proposing to bring a Starbucks to 198 Hanover St. as part of a larger retail development, met face-to-face with local North End residents and business owners. To say residents are not enthralled with the idea of the Starbucks logo superimposed on the face of the historic neighborhood would be an understatement. “We don’t want you, all right? Plain and simple,” John Picariello, the owner of Modern Pastry, said. “We’re telling you, it’s not a good fit.” The meeting, during which a city official repeatedly (and unsuccessfully) asked attendees not to applaud, went on for more than two and a half hours, as resident after … [Read more...] about The community meeting on the proposed Starbucks in the North End got heated