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Old 08-14-2017, 11:41 AM
 
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I've heard some talk about Charlotte, NC losing its identity. People don't like that concert venues have been closed just to build more apartment buildings for one thing.
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Old 08-14-2017, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I hope people don't get offended and we have an educated conversation.
New Orleans for example. I might be wrong but i think the city has done a great job keeping its root. The cajun culture, the jazz, the southern manners, the architecture and so on
There is 0 Cajun culture in New Orleans. And it's not an active approach from government, it's that the jobs suck so no one wants to move here when other cities pay more.
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I've heard some talk about Charlotte, NC losing its identity. People don't like that concert venues have been closed just to build more apartment buildings for one thing.
I'm in Charlotte now, did it ever have a strong identity to lose? I feel like Charlotte's identity is it's young age.
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Old 08-14-2017, 10:24 PM
 
Location: The Pacific Northwest
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It's not so much losing but changing. What city has the same identity today that it had in 1900? None.

That being said, SF, Seattle have largely been purged of the sorts of counter cultures that dominated their identities in the 60s-90s. Now they are very corporate cities filled with limousine liberals. Maybe they sympathize with those sorts of cultures but now they are rat race cities where it is all about the money. Portland has held onto its identity I think as has Los Angeles and New York. Though, I will say LA seems to have inherited a lot of of the culture that used to reside in places like Seattle and San Francisco. It's definitely expanded beyond Hollywood to become a true haven for the creative class. Chicago is an interesting case. Blue collar/working class to white collar/poverty dichotomy.
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Old 08-15-2017, 03:56 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Cities are losing identity because they have become generic urban yupster clones. All the residents are all people who grew up in generic burbs and brought their generic tastes to the city.

SF, Boston, Seattle, North Side Chicago, even parts of DC. They all have the same generic Chipotle/Kale smoothie vibe.
Vegan cafes, yoga, breweries, bike lanes...00's Hipsters have ruined America's cities. Neighborhoods have become Chain Store Millennial - same thing repeated over and over again.

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Old 08-15-2017, 06:30 AM
 
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Atlanta. Before when you stepped foot in Atlanta, you felt like you were in the south. now with so many transplants, it doesn't feel that way anymore. At least with New york, you still feel like you're in New york.


Atlanta is a melting pot of transplants LOL. Now with the economy booming, development is ALL over the metro area, and with the film industry expanding by leaps and bounds, many folks from across the country are flocking to be in that industry too.
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Old 08-15-2017, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Vegan cafes, yoga, breweries, bike lanes...00's Hipsters have ruined America's cities. Neighborhoods have become Chain Store Millennial - same thing repeated over and over again.
Couldn't have said it better myself. I agree. Once unique neighborhoods in cities are now full of the same GARBAGE you describe above, set in motion by hipster dorks. They proclaim to be "different", yet theyre all the same, and theyre turning all cities to the same look. I hate it.
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Old 08-15-2017, 09:13 AM
 
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I'm in Charlotte now, did it ever have a strong identity to lose? I feel like Charlotte's identity is it's young age.
Most of those complaints revolve around Charlotte losing its "Southernness" as opposed to a distinct unique identity.
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Old 08-15-2017, 11:30 AM
 
Location: 352
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Most of those complaints revolve around Charlotte losing its "Southernness" as opposed to a distinct unique identity.
Which is ridiculous every time I hear it. Last time I checked, Charlotte was still a top 10 "bible minded" metro. People need to get out more.
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Old 08-15-2017, 11:35 AM
 
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Which is ridiculous every time I hear it. Last time I checked, Charlotte was still a top 10 "bible minded" metro. People need to get out more.
I agree that Charlotte is still plenty Southern, but a large influx of transplants from outside the region will be sure to dilute the local culture to an extent--which is what many old-timers don't care for.
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Old 08-15-2017, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Most of those complaints revolve around Charlotte losing its "Southernness" as opposed to a distinct unique identity.
The state legislators seem to be on their side lol.
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