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Old 01-23-2010, 03:53 PM
 
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Lauren London is overrated (she's more cute than sexy) and Erica Mena is average body wise. Ester Baxter straight, but none of them got nothing on Maliah.

shheei

That Maliah chick looks basic as hell.

 
Old 01-23-2010, 04:13 PM
 
Location: ATLANTA
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Okay, I see what you're saying now. I also read your post on the Dallas board about Cedar Hill vs Stone Mtn/Lithonia. You are right, It seems that SW Fulton is where the more upper middle class black are going right now rather than Stone Mtn. My Aunt and Uncle moved down to the Camp Creek area from the Midwest a few years ago and settled out there and they love the area. It's a bit bucolic for me, but there are some NICE neighborhoods back there. I guess Camp Creek Marketplace is our version of Uptown Village at Cedar Hill I guess.

Stone Mountain is much older and dealt with a lot of white flight back in the 90s, and now some "black flight" is going on because I know of some folks that have left and moved out towards Snellville on the other side of the Mountain because Gwinnett County has better schools. I see a lot more first generation immigrants moving to the area as well, so there are a lot of demographic changes occurring in that area. And while Gwinnett has their share of ratchet, raggedy apartments, that's not as much of an issue in Snellville/South Gwinnett like it is in Stone Mountain (mainly along Memorial and some of Hairston Rd) Don't get me wrong, I like Mainstreet Park and Hidden Hills (though that neighborhood has seen better days), but I like SW Fulton better.

Lithonia seems nicer the further you are from I-20/Panola Road area and head south. Stonecrest is a decent mall for the area, but they have some of the most psycho security guards! I saw one roughousing and yanking this teenager in the food court. Cops are everywhere down there too. I guess they want to make sure that Stonecrest doesn't go to hell since people out in that area begged HARD for more decent retail out there. My relatives in DC/PG County are still sore about what happened to Landover Mall, and that place is a good lesson to Stonecrest about what NOT to do.
You basically summed up my centiments perfect assesments...And the Stonecrest area isn't isn't bad at all. I know what you mean about the cops out there. I think Stonecrest even has a curfew for teenagers now.

I will say that Snellville is now experiencing some serious "white flight" now. But the Shiloh school cluster area is still in good shape, but now they are closing stores off of Hwy 78 now such as Best Buy and a Publix...only time will tell......

What happened with Landover Mall?
 
Old 01-23-2010, 04:15 PM
 
Location: At your mama's house
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Shoot, when I lived in Dallas, people could immediately tell I was a transplant by the way I dressed. I would've thought in a shopaholic paradise like Dallas, my fellow sistas would've "come with it" Boy, was I wrong. If it wasn't the hoodrats and hoochies who thought that Citi Tremds and House of Dereon were haute couture, it was the saddity heffas who thought dressing extravagantly was a sin. I like JCPenney and Kohls too, but not all the time!

And this one employee of mine who came in with that gold hat that my grandma wears when she goes to the casino (with a matching handbag) who swore she thought she was fly. I had to try my best not to laugh at her.

I agree that Atlanta women are a lot more well put together. Even moreso than these DC women I constantly outdress.
 
Old 01-23-2010, 04:31 PM
 
Location: ATLANTA
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I would've thought in a shopaholic paradise like Dallas, my fellow sistas would've "come with it" Boy, was I wrong. If it wasn't the hoodrats and hoochies who thought that Citi Tremds and House of Dereon were haute couture
LMAO!...i needed that
 
Old 01-23-2010, 04:40 PM
 
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You basically summed up my centiments perfect assesments...And the Stonecrest area isn't isn't bad at all. I know what you mean about the cops out there. I think Stonecrest even has a curfew for teenagers now.
Doesn't surprise me one bit about the teenage curfew. The neighborhoods around Stonecrest are nice. That Gladys Knight House of Chicken & Waffles SUCKS though. The one in DT Atlanta is better.

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I will say that Snellville is now experiencing some serious "white flight" now. But the Shiloh school cluster area is still in good shape, but now they are closing stores off of Hwy 78 now such as Best Buy and a Publix...only time will tell......
And the Super Target on West Park Pl near 78 is closing next week too. It's not like that area is a 'ghetto' or a suburban slum, but such is life I guess. The further down 78, the less "flight", but I do see the changes.

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What happened with Landover Mall?
Closing local anchors (Garfinckels and Woodward&Lathrop) that were never replaced, Hechts moved over to Bowie Town Center, etc. And the fact that Landover Mall was located near Palmer Park and Capital Heights, some of the roughest neighborhoods in PG County, combined with the demographic changes that PG County went through. SSDD.

Most of the mall was torn down except for the Sears (which owned their own store I think) but it's about to be torn down and they're building a new store at a nearby lifestyle center being constructed.

Nearby Capital Centre Arena was torn down and replaced with a lifestyle center a few years ago. I know they had some problems, but I think there are curfews for teenagers there now.
 
Old 01-23-2010, 05:00 PM
 
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^^Good Lord, Oatmeal makes Dallas sound country as hell.
 
Old 01-23-2010, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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^^Good Lord, Oatmeal makes Dallas sound country as hell.
Yes she does. lol
I'm assuming shes speaking of the black population which is a small percentage of the population in DFW. The area boasts a very fashion conscious populace and because of this there are many high end shopping venues and the area offers one of the top fashion weeks in the U.S. at NorthPark Center. Dallas has a stigma for materialistic fashionistas.
 
Old 01-23-2010, 05:34 PM
 
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What's Atlanta's Denton?
 
Old 01-23-2010, 05:44 PM
 
Location: At your mama's house
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Yes she does. lol
I'm assuming shes speaking of the black population which is a small percentage of the population in DFW. The area boasts a very fashion conscious populace and because of this there are many high end shopping venues and the area offers one of the top fashion weeks in the U.S. at NorthPark Center. Dallas has a stigma for materialistic fashionistas.

Why yes it does.


Note I said it was mostly the sistas, not every woman in Dallas. The white women wore makeup and dressed up just to run to the grocery store. I dont know why the black community down there insisted on being so country and behind, ask them.

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Old 01-23-2010, 05:54 PM
 
Location: America
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Yes she does. lol
I'm assuming shes speaking of the black population which is a small percentage of the population in DFW. The area boasts a very fashion conscious populace and because of this there are many high end shopping venues and the area offers one of the top fashion weeks in the U.S. at NorthPark Center. Dallas has a stigma for materialistic fashionistas.
the black population of dfw is not a small percentage. it's actually pretty sizeable
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