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Old 08-15-2017, 08:17 AM
 
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This trend is old, at least 15 years in a lot of cities. I thought it was pretty much played out by now. My opinion is its hacky and contrived, it would probably make me want to avoid those areas.

In Pittsburgh, there is an area in Uptown, that has been called Soho for a long time- at least for the past 100 years when it was a Russian immigrant area. Around 10 years ago, some developers in the area tried to revive use of that name as a trendy neighborhood brand- but I don't think it worked, and most people don't use that name for the area anymore.

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Old 08-15-2017, 09:18 AM
 
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This trend is old, at least 15 years in a lot of cities. I thought it was pretty much played out by now. My opinion is its hacky and contrived, it would probably make me want to avoid those areas.

In Pittsburgh, there is an area in Uptown, that has been called Soho for a long time- at least for the past 100 years when it was a Russian immigrant area. Around 10 years ago, some developers in the area tried to revive use of that name as a trendy neighborhood brand- but I don't think it worked, and most people don't use that name for the area anymore.
Yeah I agree I don't think it's a cutting edge trend lol but it's still happening. I prefer originality/organicity when it comes to names. Did Pittsburgh's Soho also derive its name from streets?
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