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Old 03-31-2009, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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I am planning a trip to Kansas City and I looked up the Light & Power District. It looks like a pretty okay district but looking at the website, it seems as if they are trying a bit too hard. Using words like "hip" "sexy" "unforgettable" "sophisticated" "indulgent" "ultra chic" and "high-energy."

Do you feel some cities are trying too hard to court young people?

What are some cities you'd recommend for the younger set?
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Old 03-31-2009, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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I am planning a trip to Kansas City and I looked up the Light & Power District. It looks like a pretty okay district but looking at the website, it seems as if they are trying a bit too hard. Using words like "hip" "sexy" "unforgettable" "sophisticated" "indulgent" "ultra chic" and "high-energy."

Do you feel some cities are trying too hard to court young people?

What are some cities you'd recommend for the younger set?
Kansas City probably has nothing to do with the website you describe; but rather the owners and developers of the Power and Light District.
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Old 03-31-2009, 01:16 PM
 
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The Power and Light District wants your money. :-)
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Old 03-31-2009, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Omaha
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I am planning a trip to Kansas City and I looked up the Light & Power District. It looks like a pretty okay district but looking at the website, it seems as if they are trying a bit too hard. Using words like "hip" "sexy" "unforgettable" "sophisticated" "indulgent" "ultra chic" and "high-energy."

Do you feel some cities are trying too hard to court young people?

What are some cities you'd recommend for the younger set?
I've been there a few times. It's definitely worth a visit, but I'm not sure they market it as it is. I agree with indulgent...but not so much sophisticated.

It's just a different way to get drunk. You can walk from bar to bar with your drinks in hand. Each bar has it's own little niche. A bar is a bar no matter how you want to market it.
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Old 03-31-2009, 02:47 PM
 
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I guess it depends where you live. My area tries unbelievably hard to court baby boomers and retirees.
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Old 03-31-2009, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Albany (school) NYC (home)
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Long Island hasn't really done anything to make young people want to move/stay here.
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Old 03-31-2009, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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Little Rock loses most of it's young people because this area offers nothing for them. In my opinion this area focuses way too much on the typical suburban family who wants to live in a cul-de-sac, drive an SUV, and shop at Wal-Mart. Ive noticed that people seeking that lifestyle typically LOVE Little Rock and the rest of us can't wait to get out. Without a twentysomething population a town will feel pretty sleepy after about 8pm no matter the population. Keeping young people around is imperative for many aspects of what most would consider an urban area.

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Old 03-31-2009, 11:01 PM
 
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I am planning a trip to Kansas City and I looked up the Light & Power District. It looks like a pretty okay district but looking at the website, it seems as if they are trying a bit too hard. Using words like "hip" "sexy" "unforgettable" "sophisticated" "indulgent" "ultra chic" and "high-energy."

Do you feel some cities are trying too hard to court young people?

What are some cities you'd recommend for the younger set?
That's a Cordish Company deal. The Power & Light district has potential, but is a little cheesey in it's infancy.

I wouldn't avoid P&L, but as a tourist, you might like the Country Club Plaza, Westport, City Market, Crossroads, and the areas around Crown Center, Liberty Memorial, and Union Station. All are much more authentic Kansas City.

The city itself doesn't seem to try all that hard to attract younger people, although I'm sure they would like more.

I like KC well enough, but Minneapolis seems a bit more vibrant and youthful in comparison.
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