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Old 09-01-2009, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
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... except I left out the word 'be'!
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Old 09-01-2009, 07:48 AM
 
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Default Mid City Mall?

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I grew up on Rosewood Ave (my mom, 90, still lives there). I watched the Mid-City Mall be built each day on my walk to the old Atherton. Hunter S Thompson and Sue Grafton lived not far away. The thing about the Highlands then and now is that there is so much grittiness mixed in with the gentrified and hipster that snobbery seems to be always brought down to earth quickly. Of course, there is a bit of odd snobbery attached to being able to say, "I live on Cherokee Road, and bump into skaters, goths, bums, and doctors and lawyers." It's not the snobbery of aloofness, but the self-satisfaction that you live in a true urban place. Anchorage is old-school snobbish. The Highlands is a new, dare I say, better, snobbery. No one can truly uppity walking through Mid-City Mall.
Mid City Mall is still open??? Last time I saw it, years ago, it seemed like it was closed up.
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Old 09-01-2009, 09:00 AM
 
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There's an interesting take on the Highlands on the Craigslist rant and rave board Monday August 31. Not reposting here because of length. These are not necessarily my opinions. Sure to make some mad and others nod in agreement. Read at your own risk. Again, not necessarily my opinions.
I'm genuinely curious: in what sense did you find it to be "an interesting take"? What was interesting about it?
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Old 09-01-2009, 09:18 AM
 
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I'm genuinely curious: in what sense did you find it to be "an interesting take"? What was interesting about it?
That it was this person's opinion and so different than most. I didn't say I agreed with it.
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Old 09-01-2009, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Mid City Mall is still open??? Last time I saw it, years ago, it seemed like it was closed up.
Yes, it is still open
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Old 09-01-2009, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
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Actually Mid-City Mall has improved a bit. There's the best movie house in town, with some independent and foreign films; the very good City Cafe, a branch library, and locally owned, and quite good ValuMarket. Still there's a depressing, unappealing vibe to the central space, a hangout for what look like central casting characters in a Smokey and the Bandit movie. It's surprising that more interesting shops have not shown up, given the chic general location and the ease of parking.
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Old 09-02-2009, 05:48 AM
 
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a hangout for what look like central casting characters in a smokey and the bandit movie.
lol!!!
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Old 09-02-2009, 06:07 AM
 
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Still there's a depressing, unappealing vibe to the central space, a hangout for what look like central casting characters in a Smokey and the Bandit movie.
Is it full of rednecks?
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Old 09-02-2009, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
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I hate the word 'redneck.' But no, even using the definition most people have of that word... The hangers-out there are a slice of the urban poor and under-class - black and white - sometimes elderly, unemployed, under-employed, outcast. They used to come and smoke. Now, they just hang.
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Old 09-02-2009, 08:12 AM
 
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Default Mid City Mall

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Actually Mid-City Mall has improved a bit. There's the best movie house in town, with some independent and foreign films; the very good City Cafe, a branch library, and locally owned, and quite good ValuMarket. Still there's a depressing, unappealing vibe to the central space, a hangout for what look like central casting characters in a Smokey and the Bandit movie. It's surprising that more interesting shops have not shown up, given the chic general location and the ease of parking.
Things HAVE changed. When I lived in Louisville many years ago, Mid City Mall area was a run down place. Good to hear it's improved.
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