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Old 10-05-2017, 01:09 PM
 
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Craft beer and yoga...telltale signs. Cupcake shops and dog parks will be next.
What's the alternative really? It's either overpriced coffee and cupcakes or shady payday loan shops. The two don't coexist because they cater to different clientale.
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Old 10-05-2017, 02:01 PM
 
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What's the alternative really? It's either overpriced coffee and cupcakes or shady payday loan shops. The two don't coexist because they cater to different clientale.
I'm simply lamenting the homogenization of "hip" neighborhoods all across America. It's the same old, same old just about everywhere you go.

Hopefully the new "trendy" spots won't drive out all of the local valuable businesses that give the neighborhood its character (and I'm not talking about payday loan spots). That's one thing I really like about where I currently live, Silver Spring, MD.
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Old 10-05-2017, 03:31 PM
 
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What's the alternative really? It's either overpriced coffee and cupcakes or shady payday loan shops. The two don't coexist because they cater to different clientale.
Oh, I don't think it comes down to extremes like that. Many kinds of businesses can co-exist. Places like Buckhead have pawn shops as well as Tiffany, Goodwill and Tom Ford, the Krystal and Bone's Steakhouse. You can get a dent hammered out of the fender of your old heap or order a new Tesla.
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Old 10-05-2017, 04:15 PM
 
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I'm simply lamenting the homogenization of "hip" neighborhoods all across America. It's the same old, same old just about everywhere you go.

Hopefully the new "trendy" spots won't drive out all of the local valuable businesses that give the neighborhood its character (and I'm not talking about payday loan spots). That's one thing I really like about where I currently live, Silver Spring, MD.
I agree. There are probably some great local spots, and honestly gentrification tends to push those up. Hipsters like nothing more than the local "hole in the wall" family owned restaraunt with good food and cheap prices.

But on the flip side, gentrification does push out the pawn shops and payday loan stores, and I don't think that's necessarily a bad thing.
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