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Old 05-02-2009, 03:33 PM
 
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Chicago or Minneapolis are great! Amazing Cities.

Too bad about the whole weather thing though.
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Old 05-02-2009, 09:00 PM
 
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I love Chicago and Minneapolis (St. Paul) is cool too.

I went to a convention in St. Louis and it had some neat places to go-the Union Depot was neat- No place to eat downtown, argh other than an ugly mall and TGI Friday's (gag).

Madison is really spread out and most of the sprawl is happening away from the downtown on the other side of the lake.

I live in Duluth now and enjoy it here and love the access to the outdoors and winter sports, but I miss Seattle.
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Old 05-02-2009, 11:49 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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The mall is closed. Last plan was to renovate it into residential, but I'm not sure now.

According to this PDF (may take some time to load)
http://www.downtownstl.org/docs/2009...sGuide_rev.pdf
There are (according to that PDF) about 168 places to eat Downtown (including Union Station). Anywhere from fast food, to family restaurants, to fine dining are there. When did you go?
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Old 05-03-2009, 07:49 AM
 
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I lived in Madison for ten years and it is definitely a cool town. I prefer it to the big cities, but that's because I hate traffic. If only a big city will do I would say Chicago is slightly cooler than St. Louis or Minneapolis.
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Old 05-03-2009, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Katy-zuela
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I couldn't live in the Midwest outside of Chicago. If I became the CEO of Target, one of my first priorities is to move the HQ to the Loop or the suburbs.
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Old 05-03-2009, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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I couldn't live in the Midwest outside of Chicago.
This statement begs the question to be asked..... why????
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Old 05-03-2009, 09:50 AM
 
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This statement begs the question to be asked..... why????
It's the only world class city in the region, perhaps.

I know it's the only midwest city over 1mil.
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Old 05-03-2009, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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The mall is closed. Last plan was to renovate it into residential, but I'm not sure now.

According to this PDF (may take some time to load)
http://www.downtownstl.org/docs/2009...sGuide_rev.pdf
There are (according to that PDF) about 168 places to eat Downtown (including Union Station). Anywhere from fast food, to family restaurants, to fine dining are there. When did you go?
Try this also: http://www.downtownstl.org/docs/Dini...ide%202009.pdf
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Old 05-03-2009, 11:10 PM
 
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I know it's the only midwest city over 1mil.
Well yes... but.

It is the only midwest city with a (city, not metro) population of over 1 million, but there are only 9 cities, nationwide, with over a million residents.

1 Midwest, Chicago.
2 East Coast, NYC and Philly.
1 in Arizona (Phoenix), and the rest are in either Cali or Texas. (LA, Houston, San Diego, San Antonio, and Dallas).

So by that rationale, the South (other than Texas), Pacific NorthWest, New England, etc, are all minor areas because no city within their borders has over a million people.
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Old 05-03-2009, 11:32 PM
 
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I couldn't live in the Midwest outside of Chicago. If I became the CEO of Target, one of my first priorities is to move the HQ to the Loop or the suburbs.
Move the Target HQ from downtown Minneapolis to a Chicago suburb. Now that would make a lot of sense.
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