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Old 12-01-2018, 02:37 PM
Status: "I'm dreaming of a white Christmas ... to no avail." (set 6 days ago)
 
Location: Manitou Springs
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Hardly a new concept - a friend of mine turned our old hometown small theater (in Connecticut)into a cafe/movie house in 1986 ... and it's still running. My sister worked there as a cook. They served sandwiches, hot dishes, desserts, etc. I was nice to see that theater put to good use.
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Old 12-01-2018, 02:47 PM
 
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Not too long ago I was sitting in the lobby at my local 18-screen multiplex here in Peoria, AZ and was enjoying the recent addition of bar service with some improved food service.

What got my attention was the recent change in Federal law that says gambling will be allowed in far more venues than just casinos. What I hope for is this theater chain will take one of their 18 theaters and turn it into a gambling room like those I've often sat in at huge Las Vegas hotel/casino sites. I'd love to watch the Kentucky Derby on a 40-foot screen with bar and food service to complement my betting. Same for major races and other sporting events. Perhaps some day....

Meanwhile, I hope the new place makes it. That old stretch along N. Nevada has come a long ways with the impetus of the college behind it. We patronized University Village a lot while we lived there.
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Old 12-05-2018, 12:03 PM
 
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I'm excited as a resident of Old North End- finally getting some infill going.

If anyone's curious, here's a link to what the city is trying to get going for the area, as referenced by TCHP:

https://coloradosprings.gov/sites/de...7_combined.pdf
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Old 12-05-2018, 02:52 PM
 
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Yes it's a good thing if development will address various inner city areas and not just sprawl on the edges.
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Old 12-05-2018, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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FWIW, in near proximity, the west Fillmore area around I-25 has/is undergoing some significant changes right now as well. There was the inverted diamond overpass, which I have to admit I had my doubts about initially, but it flows really, really well. The Chestnut St intersection was moved up the hill. IHOP built and opened a store. Kum and Go built and opened a store. A small corner strip mall was removed. I believe Waffle House may be relocating to this corner. A short strip of buildings is completed next to K&G and a Fuzzy's Tacos is finishing their corner location. Aa Best Western Plus Executive Residency was built and opened. There is still some open space available in this area as well as up the road off Spruce.

I am, however, with holleyt00 in being excited about the future of north Nevada and seeing infill development. It think it won't be long before Cragmoor becomes a hip neighborhood. It may be decades out and to a lesser extent, but the Papeton/Venetion Village may see positive change as well.

Last edited by Mike from back east; 12-05-2018 at 04:34 PM.. Reason: Street name
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Old 12-07-2018, 01:18 PM
Status: "FAR FROM the worst part of town" (set 16 days ago)
 
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Default From from the worst part of town

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Not exactly in the best part of town.

FAR FROM THE WORST!

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Lots of nice older neighborhoods in the 80907. Lots. Be careful.

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Old 12-07-2018, 01:40 PM
Status: "FAR FROM the worst part of town" (set 16 days ago)
 
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The Filmore / Nevada intersection - where the KMart was located - has had so much growth. 80907 incorporates areas such as Wood Ave (not to shabby) - streets from Fillmore to Unitah - and the various parallel and cross streets. Some posters need to actually drive through the area before writing their personal opinion.



Do you (not you TCHP) actually a couple of negative reviewers - recall when University Village Shopping did not exist? It replaced defunct filling stations / auto repair shop / cheap motel and actually the Squatting Chicken - great sports bar with the largest outdoor deck and view of Pikes Peak. University Village but a huge boom in that area - which is what - 3 stop lights away.



The small LOVELY neighborhoods surrounding what will be the new addition of the theater are mostly small, homes that have been or are in the process of being renovated. Those homes don't sit within 5' of other homes like in some of 'new' North end homes with no common community.
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Old 12-08-2018, 08:48 AM
 
Location: 80904 West siiiiiide!
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Not exactly in the best part of town.
Fillmore and North Nevada is a bad part of town to you?
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Old 12-08-2018, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Fillmore and North Nevada is a bad part of town to you?
There are a lot of homeless that hang in that area and from that intersection to a ways further north there's little that impresses.

I'm not sure I'd quite class it as a "bad" part of town, but I wouldn't want to walk around there, particularly at night.

But we have to keep in mind that many people live here are not very grounded in reality. I've heard a number of people talk about Colorado Springs' "ghettos".
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Old 12-09-2018, 11:28 AM
 
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Fillmore and North Nevada is a bad part of town to you?

I simply wrote it was not the best part of town, and clarified with a follow on comment that an upscale theater in that particular location seems out of place being surrounded on three sides by light industrial development with residential development only to the southwest.


"Bad part of town" are your own words.
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