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Old 01-08-2010, 02:34 AM
 
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I agree, I assumed thats why Minneapolis doesn't have a downtown like Portland, or more so another northern city it relates more to is Seattle due to skyscrappers etc...
Seattle actually has a very strong retail core, there are no competing malls that draw shoppers away (other than Bellevue Square across Lake Washington, which caters to a different consumer and doesn't have a significant impact IMO).
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Old 01-09-2010, 02:19 AM
 
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What Are the Best Downtowns Across the U.S.?

The ones that dont have a single building over 2 stories or smell like poo.
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Old 01-09-2010, 03:06 AM
 
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What Are the Best Downtowns Across the U.S.?

The ones that dont have a single building over 2 stories or smell like poo.
You mean pig or hog poo? The small town I grew up in had quite the smell to say the least.

Good downtowns in small towns have basically disappeared. The 'Wal-Martization' of rural places has basically killed the old-time small town business districts.
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Old 01-10-2010, 03:26 PM
 
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seattle... from pictures
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Old 01-10-2010, 03:34 PM
 
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oh Las Vegas
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Old 01-10-2010, 08:42 PM
 
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Georgetown is not DT!
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Old 01-10-2010, 09:15 PM
 
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Georgetown is not DT!

I generally agree. But, I guess I could see including it because it is the closest thing DC has to a main shopping area ( Rittenhouse, Newbury, etc) and it borders what many consider DT (West End/Foggy Bottom).

I guess one could make a similar argument about Beacon Hill or Society Hill.
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Old 01-10-2010, 09:29 PM
 
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I generally agree. But, I guess I could see including it because it is the closest thing DC has to a main shopping area ( Rittenhouse, Newbury, etc) and it borders what many consider DT (West End/Foggy Bottom).

I guess one could make a similar argument about Beacon Hill or Society Hill.
Some cities - and/or some people - have a very broad definition of what is considered to be "downtown". The downtowns of many U.S. cities have been expanded to include residential and shopping areas that previously weren't considered to be part of downtown. I think this has happened to help rejuvenate some downtowns and help change the reputation that many downtowns have of being deserted or dangerous.
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Old 01-11-2010, 08:20 AM
 
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Foggy Bottom and West End are not considered a part of DT either!
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Old 01-11-2010, 11:04 AM
 
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Greenville SC.
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