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Old 12-24-2015, 04:00 PM
 
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Old 12-24-2015, 04:02 PM
 
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Also, actually just curious, do any of these cities have a strong public transit system? Like I said, Louisville is considering a streetcar down 4th Street, but our bus system actually works pretty well for the size and layout of the city, depending on your destination. But like most cities its size, public transit isn't favored. Do any of the cities in this thread have a strong system or any future plans for light rail/subway?
 
Old 12-24-2015, 06:22 PM
 
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Also, actually just curious, do any of these cities have a strong public transit system?
No. And none of them will anytime soon.
 
Old 12-24-2015, 11:36 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Also, actually just curious, do any of these cities have a strong public transit system? Like I said, Louisville is considering a streetcar down 4th Street, but our bus system actually works pretty well for the size and layout of the city, depending on your destination. But like most cities its size, public transit isn't favored. Do any of the cities in this thread have a strong system or any future plans for light rail/subway?
Nashville has had one leg of commuter rail since 2006. Plans for light rail have been derailed by the state government. Mayor Barry would like to see things improved,

Transit - Megan Barry for Mayor
 
Old 01-19-2016, 01:44 PM
 
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I just found out today that the Louisville area has 4 H&M stores, while Nashville and Indianapolis have 2 each. How is this possible with their smaller and less wealthy overall population, compared to the other cities?
 
Old 01-19-2016, 02:09 PM
 
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I just found out today that the Louisville area has 4 H&M stores, while Nashville and Indianapolis have 2 each. How is this possible with their smaller and less wealthy overall population, compared to the other cities?
It could have something to do with the fact that Kentucky overall is a pretty poor state and H&M is not a designer store. For example, we only have Nordstrom RACK in Louisville, no actual Nordstroms. The other cities have a regular Nordstrom. Indy and Nash both have a Saks, but Lou and KC only have Saks off 5th. That's my best guess--the other cities are larger and have a larger concentration of wealth so they can handle the higher end department stores. Though Louisville has its fair share of wealthy people, the state as a whole is very poor. I know people in Louisville who take a weekend vacation in Nashville or go down for weddings and while they're there they make sure to do the more high-end shopping at places like Nordstrom. Others will even drive up to Cinci for the day, or stay with friends for just a night and go shopping. H&M is more affordable.

Personally, I think Louisville is ready to get its own higher end department store. I think the East End could definitely support one. Plenty of wealthy business people, lawyers, people in the horse industry, etc. You can tell their brands are nice, they have giant homes, they drive expensive German cars, etc. They would definitely shop at a Nordstrom or Saks. It might have more to do with city planning than anything, with the outlet mall only 20 minutes away. I definitely don't have a solid answer for you though. I was surprised when you commented that actually!
 
Old 01-19-2016, 02:58 PM
 
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It probably wasn't my smartest comment I have ever made on here, but even though H&M does typically cater to a younger, more "broke" crowd, the company tends to expand into areas with either a large wealthy population or a larger share of millennials. Overall, Nashville probably still has a leg up on Louisville as far as higher end retail is concerned, while Louisville has more options around H&M and Forever 21's price range.
 
Old 01-19-2016, 06:33 PM
 
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It probably wasn't my smartest comment I have ever made on here, but even though H&M does typically cater to a younger, more "broke" crowd, the company tends to expand into areas with either a large wealthy population or a larger share of millennials. Overall, Nashville probably still has a leg up on Louisville as far as higher end retail is concerned, while Louisville has more options around H&M and Forever 21's price range.
Louisville has a pretty low unemployment rate, but a lot of the jobs are are more blue-collar factory type jobs, UPS, etc. That gives people enough disposable income to buy clothing quite often, but at more reasonable prices. Maybe Louisville's high percentage of gay residents has something to do with it
 
Old 01-19-2016, 07:18 PM
 
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I just found out today that the Louisville area has 4 H&M stores, while Nashville and Indianapolis have 2 each. How is this possible with their smaller and less wealthy overall population, compared to the other cities?
Why does that even matter? Just because a specific retailer has a larger footprint in one city vs another means almost nothing. Especially a retailer like H&M. How many Targets or Khols does Louisville have compared to the others?
 
Old 01-19-2016, 07:48 PM
 
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Why does that even matter? Just because a specific retailer has a larger footprint in one city vs another means almost nothing. Especially a retailer like H&M. How many Targets or Khols does Louisville have compared to the others?
I don't think it was actually a matter saying it's a good or bad thing. The way I understood it, he/she was just curious as to why.
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