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Old 01-29-2009, 11:18 AM
 
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Old 01-29-2009, 03:52 PM
 
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Now why exactly would people want to go to the Banks? I'm not against the construction, or the eventual bankruptcies, but what is the predicate for a trip to the Banks?
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Old 01-29-2009, 04:57 PM
 
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Now why exactly would people want to go to the Banks? I'm not against the construction, or the eventual bankruptcies, but what is the predicate for a trip to the Banks?
Considering that it's situated between 2 pro sports stadiums, the most valuable piece of real estate in the region, and has residents literally living on top of all of this ... I'm not really sure what you're asking?

Can you elaborate?
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Old 01-29-2009, 07:20 PM
 
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Well, the two sports stadiums have generated exactly zero retail business. I have never, ever once seen a football fan with anything in a bag other than some peanuts brought from home. And the Slavery Center attracts nothing but bus loads of bored school children and their teachers.

Why would anyone go there to shop or for a movie or dinner? Really good restaurants (Maisonette and Pigalls) have closed for lack of interest. Why would a nice new Mortons or whatever bring people down there?

And as far as residents are concerned, who are the hundreds of people who would want to spend a million or so dollars to live between two sports stadiums with public access for their amenities? Adams Landing was started what 15 years ago and they still have plenty of units for sale under a million dollars.
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Old 01-29-2009, 07:31 PM
 
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I realize that the above is a pessimistic view of the Banks project, but I honestly do not see why anyone would want to live, work, shop or play there.
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Old 01-29-2009, 07:57 PM
 
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Well, the two sports stadiums have generated exactly zero retail business. I have never, ever once seen a football fan with anything in a bag other than some peanuts brought from home. And the Slavery Center attracts nothing but bus loads of bored school children and their teachers.

Why would anyone go there to shop or for a movie or dinner? Really good restaurants (Maisonette and Pigalls) have closed for lack of interest. Why would a nice new Mortons or whatever bring people down there?

And as far as residents are concerned, who are the hundreds of people who would want to spend a million or so dollars to live between two sports stadiums with public access for their amenities? Adams Landing was started what 15 years ago and they still have plenty of units for sale under a million dollars.
Slavery Center, that's not racist at all
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Old 01-29-2009, 07:58 PM
 
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I realize that the above is a pessimistic view of the Banks project, but I honestly do not see why anyone would want to live, work, shop or play there.
I guess the Banks just can't stand up to Applebee's or the ________ Mall.
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Old 01-29-2009, 09:03 PM
 
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If you like Applebees I don't think you would understand the Banks.

While they are trying to compete with the Malls that's not their problem IMO. The mall is convenient, if nothing else. Endless parking, easy access, blah, blah blah.

Since the Banks has none of those advantages, its the lack of any draw that has me puzzled. What is the thing that makes the Banks an attraction? Why are people gonna sit in traffic for a while and park in some creepy city garage, maybe pay to park, and take an elevator to the plaza to go to Nordstroms at the Banks? I just don't see it. At least Newport on the Levy has a nice view of Cincinnati. The Banks has a nice view of Covington. And Newport on the Levy has the Aquarium which actually is a good draw. But, apparently not good enough to keep the Tropicana in business or the many other businesses that have failed there.
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Old 01-29-2009, 09:04 PM
 
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Slavery Center, that's not racist at all
Have you been there? There is nothing about "freedom." The whole place is about slavery. Just keeping it real.
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Old 01-29-2009, 11:16 PM
 
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Have you been there? There is nothing about "freedom." The whole place is about slavery. Just keeping it real.
There are millions of people involved with modern day slavery today ... and many of the slaves come across our borders for work or for are sold into sexual slavery. The Freedom Center is involved first-hand in fighting modern day slavery.

Do you honestly not support an institution like this?
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