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Old 09-16-2013, 04:22 AM
 
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A waterfront
Yep that is what I say too except it's impossible.
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Old 09-16-2013, 04:23 AM
 
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Horse race track. Not downtown of course but I would love to go see the ponies run!
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Old 09-16-2013, 05:22 AM
 
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1. Extensive downtown shopping. Other smaller cities, like Seattle and Minneapolis, have it.

2. A great art museum. Let's be candid. The Mint's collection is pathetic.

3. A natural history museum.

4. A commuter rail system -- not light rail, like Lynx -- that extends 50 miles north, south, east, and west.
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Old 09-16-2013, 05:47 AM
 
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1. Extensive downtown shopping. Other smaller cities, like Seattle and Minneapolis, have it.

2. A great art museum. Let's be candid. The Mint's collection is pathetic.

3. A natural history museum.

4. A commuter rail system -- not light rail, like Lynx -- that extends 50 miles north, south, east, and west.
1. Seattle and Minneapolis are not smaller than Charlotte. They're both larger. Retail is coming very soon.

2. The Mint Museum has solid reviews, not to mention the Bechtler.

3. Charlotte Museum of History? Or the Schiele Museum of Natural History in Gastonia?

4. The demand for commuter rail isn't in Charlotte yet. The LYNX serves the city just fine and will continue once new lines are open.

Aren't you the guy who stated Charlotte has world class museums in the When will Charlotte enter the "world's best cities" league? thread you created?
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Old 09-16-2013, 05:53 AM
 
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I think the current Park Road Park would make a good site for a zoo. This park, especially the lake, has gone way down hill over the past years and needs some sort of makeover. The land would be ideal for a zoo.
It's near SouthPark too, which sees a good amount of visitors.
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Old 09-16-2013, 11:08 AM
 
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1. Seattle and Minneapolis are not smaller than Charlotte. They're both larger. Retail is coming very soon.

2. The Mint Museum has solid reviews, not to mention the Bechtler.

3. Charlotte Museum of History? Or the Schiele Museum of Natural History in Gastonia?

4. The demand for commuter rail isn't in Charlotte yet. The LYNX serves the city just fine and will continue once new lines are open.

Aren't you the guy who stated Charlotte has world class museums in the When will Charlotte enter the "world's best cities" league? thread you created?
1. When I said "smaller," I meant "small" (ie, not NY, Boston, SF, etc). To me, Charlotte is tiny and feels as urban as NY's suburban cities, White Plains and Stamford.

2. The Mint is pathetic, as is the Bechtler. Small cities like Pittsburgh and New Orleans have much better museums. Everyone in Charlotte when meshugganeh when the N.O. Collection travelled here years ago.

3. Gastonia? Get real. How about a downtown museum with dinosaurs, etc?

4. There is no major shopping planned downtown. Limited, lousy retail in the base of cheap rental towers rising by the stadium is not a retail scene. To start with, a 1m sf outdoor, pedestrianized shopping center should be built.
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Old 09-16-2013, 11:22 AM
 
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1. When I said "smaller," I meant "small" (ie, not NY, Boston, SF, etc). To me, Charlotte is tiny and feels as urban as NY's suburban cities, White Plains and Stamford.

2. The Mint is pathetic, as is the Bechtler. Small cities like Pittsburgh and New Orleans have much better museums. Everyone in Charlotte when meshugganeh when the N.O. Collection travelled here years ago.

3. Gastonia? Get real. How about a downtown museum with dinosaurs, etc?

4. There is no major shopping planned downtown. Limited, lousy retail in the base of cheap rental towers rising by the stadium is not a retail scene. To start with, a 1m sf outdoor, pedestrianized shopping center should be built.
The Schiele is affiliated with the Smithsonian. Don't want to go to Gastonia? That's your problem.
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Old 09-16-2013, 01:01 PM
 
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A casino! And not some lame one like they have up in the mountains.
have u been lately? its anything but lame!
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Old 09-16-2013, 01:05 PM
 
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1. When I said "smaller," I meant "small" (ie, not NY, Boston, SF, etc). To me, Charlotte is tiny and feels as urban as NY's suburban cities, White Plains and Stamford.

2. The Mint is pathetic, as is the Bechtler. Small cities like Pittsburgh and New Orleans have much better museums. Everyone in Charlotte when meshugganeh when the N.O. Collection travelled here years ago.

3. Gastonia? Get real. How about a downtown museum with dinosaurs, etc?

4. There is no major shopping planned downtown. Limited, lousy retail in the base of cheap rental towers rising by the stadium is not a retail scene. To start with, a 1m sf outdoor, pedestrianized shopping center should be built.
I'm not understanding your apparent obsession with wanting Charlotte to be something it's not.

I highly doubt you even live here in the first place, and even if you do, all you seem to do is complain about how Charlotte isn't NY or how Charlotte isn't Pittsburgh or New Orleans. If they're so great to you, move. Post in their boards making ridiculous and laughable statements comparing them to New York.
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Old 09-16-2013, 01:25 PM
 
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[quote=ShlomoLowenstein;31433393]1. When I said "smaller," I meant "small" (ie, not NY, Boston, SF, etc). To me, Charlotte is tiny and feels as urban as NY's suburban cities, White Plains and Stamford.

2. The Mint is pathetic, as is the Bechtler. Small cities like Pittsburgh and New Orleans have much better museums. Everyone in Charlotte when meshugganeh when the N.O. Collection travelled here years ago.

3. Gastonia? Get real. How about a downtown museum with dinosaurs, etc?

4. There is no major shopping planned downtown. Limited, lousy retail in the base of cheap rental towers rising by the stadium is not a retail scene. To start with, a 1m sf outdoor, pedestrianized shopping center should be built.[/quote

Agreed.
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