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Old 07-16-2011, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Mexican War Streets
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I'll back my statements up again after today.

I was at the Warhol today. After I left, I opted to go for a walk along the riverwalk. By the time I got down by the casino, I wanted a bottle of water. Not a convenice store or pharmacy or anything in sight. I actually had to go into the casino, wait in line in thier cafeteria just to get a bottle of water. I was a bit suprised they let me in there. Aside from that, I shouldn't have had to go into a casino just to get water if there was a Cogos or CVS in that area.
There's a 7-11 4/10ths of a mile from Rivers.

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You'd also have to walk past a Subway, Wendy's and McDonald's to get there, all of which had bottled water.
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Old 07-16-2011, 08:12 PM
 
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There's a 7-11 4/10ths of a mile from Rivers.

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You'd also have to walk past a Subway, Wendy's and McDonald's to get there, all of which had bottled water.
To be fair, it's not really obvious that there's a neighborhood on the other side of that huge hideous highway overpass. And even if you did know, that filthy tunnel is not exactly the most inviting entrance to Allegheny West/Manchester.
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Old 07-16-2011, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Mexican War Streets
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To be fair, it's not really obvious that there's a neighborhood on the other side of that huge hideous highway overpass. And even if you did know, that filthy tunnel is not exactly the most inviting entrance to Allegheny West/Manchester.
Fair enough, but I don't think it's fair to ***** about the lack of development/amenities and then use ignorance of existing development/amenities as an excuse. Also, I think the Allegheny Ave underpass is better than most and IMHO isn't nearly the type of boundary that some of the others closer to PNC Park present.
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Old 07-16-2011, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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How about a GetGo where the old BP Station was on Allegheny Avenue? One thing that kind of bothers me is people want whatever need they may have right now. A family of four will check into the Downtown hotel where I work at 10pm on a Tuesday and are looking for a nice family friendly, inexpensive restaurant within a five minute walk of the hotel. Oh, they do not want fast food or pizza. If such things are that important, book accordingly. If you want the beach, don't book in Coral Gables, book in Miami Beach. Maybe that is a bad analogyy. It is just my experience working in the industry that people want anything they can think of off of the top of their heads to be just around the corner. Even in Manhattan, sometimes you may just have to walk a little further than you want to get that Hibachi restaurant. If something is so important, book accordingly.

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Old 07-16-2011, 09:23 PM
 
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I don't think you have as much appreciation for the idea of having a convenient place for patrons to keep their vehicles while they are at the stadium events or at work.
In central areas, that is what garages are for. Surface parking lots are a waste of land.
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Old 07-16-2011, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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In central areas, that is what garages are for. Surface parking lots are a waste of land.
Especially ones hogging up highly developable riverfront property across from a dense CBD. This is when it is time to build vertically.
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Old 07-16-2011, 10:12 PM
 
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How about a GetGo where the old BP Station was on Allegheny Avenue?
The last I heard, there was a Taco Bell planned for that site.
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Old 07-17-2011, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Fair enough, but I don't think it's fair to ***** about the lack of development/amenities and then use ignorance of existing development/amenities as an excuse. Also, I think the Allegheny Ave underpass is better than most and IMHO isn't nearly the type of boundary that some of the others closer to PNC Park present.
I don't know why that would be ignorance. There is no convenience store on the North Shore. The average Joe who doesn't live in that area would have not known that you have to go past three fast food places and an undrepass would never know that. Isn't that area a little sketchy too? If you were walking along the trail I'm sure you wouldn't be walking to the 711 even if you knew where it was. You shouldn't have had to Google something like that before hand anyway.
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Old 07-17-2011, 08:29 AM
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Location: Pittsburgh
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The North Shore (river bank) is more about chain type stuff that all cities have. Not my cup of tea for sure. Guess if you are into giant restaurants with TGI Fridays food, it is great. You know thaw, cook and serve stuff or microwave garbage. Wish that area had more style, but there needs to be sort of a Robinson Shopping Center food area in the city I guess.
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Old 07-17-2011, 10:02 AM
 
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There are some good restaurants on the North Side but you have to know where to find them. Nicki's Thai, Legends, Max's Allegheny Tavern and the The Montery Pub are all better than anything down on the North Shore.
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