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Old 08-29-2019, 11:11 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Which is what the ballpark is hopefully will kickstart. I mean, large parts of downtown are pretty much a lost cause. But if the northern part of downtown near the ballpark can become revitalized, then hopefully downtown High Point will have more of restaurants, apartments, etc. I'm hopeful that the Food Hall will be at least a bit of an attraction.
For some reason, I'm just now seeing your post but I agree with you the northern part of downtown, maybe up towards the library, has the most current potential for new businesses. The area southwest of the stadium along English Road is the area that becomes very dodgy where there is actually more of a need for revitalization. That area has had an ongoing issue with open air drug sales, and the crime that goes along with that, though some innovative policing had helped to calm that down, at least somewhat. If anyone wants to get into that in detail, here is some interesting information:

https://ric-zai-inc.com/Publications/cops-p166-pub.pdf
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Old 08-29-2019, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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There seems to be a lot of focus on "uptowne" area which is sort of like High Point's midtown area north of downtown.
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Old 08-29-2019, 09:55 PM
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There seems to be a lot of focus on "uptowne" area which is sort of like High Point's midtown area north of downtown.
That doesn't make any sense. It should be called "midtowne".
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Old Yesterday, 12:29 PM
 
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That doesn't make any sense. It should be called "midtowne".
I'm not 100% sure I'm understanding the question, but the spelling isn't from gsoboi78 if that's what you mean?

It was the marketing campaign for the area that decided to give it Old English spelling for whatever reason.

https://uptownehighpoint.org

Unless you mean the area should be called "Midtowne" to be consistent with the "Uptowne"?

I just don't understand what you mean.
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Old Yesterday, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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Just like Four Seasons Towne Center
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Old Yesterday, 03:21 PM
 
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Just like Four Seasons Towne Center
Right, I understood your comment. It was slapjack's question I was unclear on.

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Old Yesterday, 10:21 PM
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Right, I understood your comment. It was slapjack's question I was unclear on.

First of all, my name is "slackjack", not slapjack.

Secondly, I was merely suggesting that High Point refer to the various neighborhoods with a British accent.
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Old Today, 07:00 AM
 
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First of all, my name is "slackjack", not slapjack.

Secondly, I was merely suggesting that High Point refer to the various neighborhoods with a British accent.
Hello slackjack. I do apologize on stating your name incorrectly. It wasn't intentional.

My thought on the name of the neighborhoods around the new stadium is that it's not always clear to me why some rebranding strategies want to steer away from the colloquial phrasing or spelling of different places, unless there is a strong reason for doing so. I think sometimes this is successful, but sometimes it backfires when a new name doesn't resonate with people. I was curious to see what you meant as it related to the larger strategy of drawing people outside of the furniture industry to downtown High Point.

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Old Today, 08:50 PM
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I believe that the phrasing should remain consistent. If you throw a different variation, such as "uptowne" , it tends to confuse people.
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