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Old 06-20-2012, 08:54 PM
 
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Sorry, I just had to laugh. With apologies to Lloyd Bentson, I know Baton Rouge, and it ain't no Austin.
No need to apologize. I'm glad you had a good laugh. Just wanted to make the point that BR certainly does not want to be like NO.
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Old 06-20-2012, 10:03 PM
 
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In fact, if BR ever wanted to be like Austin it would have to be A LOT more like New Orleans.
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:00 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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While I think New Orleans is more like Austin and vice versa, I call Lafayette the Austin of Louisiana.
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Old 06-21-2012, 06:07 AM
 
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Baton Rouge is what it is . I dodn't see where anybody is trying to be like anybody else .
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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While I think New Orleans is more like Austin and vice versa, I call Lafayette the Austin of Louisiana.
If by that you mean a really progressive and multicultural attitude, then yes.
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Old 06-22-2012, 12:23 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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If by that you mean a really progressive and multicultural attitude, then yes.
If by really progressive you mean in relation to the state of Louisiana only, then yes.
Both are college towns, both are a little strange, both are great places to go for fun, both have a niche for the tech industry.
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Old 06-22-2012, 01:25 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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If by really progressive you mean in relation to the state of Louisiana only, then yes.
Both are college towns, both are a little strange, both are great places to go for fun, both have a niche for the tech industry.
Lafayette is home to one of the only city-owned fiber optic networks in the entire nation.
It has a new urbanist attitude and plenty of world cuisine places and boutique stores. It is progressive in general, not just for a Louisiana city.
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Old 06-22-2012, 06:01 AM
 
Location: City of Central
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Lafayette is home to one of the only city-owned fiber optic networks in the entire nation.
I'm not sure why people keep saying that . There are over 130 city owned broadband networks in the U.S.
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Old 06-22-2012, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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It has a new urbanist attitude and plenty of world cuisine places and boutique stores. It is progressive in general, not just for a Louisiana city.
I wouldn't say Lafayette is really progressive.
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Old 06-22-2012, 01:47 PM
 
Location: City of Central
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Somebody please define " progressive " .
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