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Old 02-17-2008, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Default What did Pittsburgh have that you miss now?

I really miss neighborhood main street shopping. (I loved Brentwood a long time ago when it had Hornes, a movie theater, Murphy's, a record store, a bakery, etc!) The next best thing (in my opinion) is Squirrel Hill.

I also miss little neighborhood theaters, GC Murphy's, neighborhood bakeries, neighborhood pharmacies, Hill's Dept. Stores, National Record Mart and Isaly's (OK I live near the Turtle Creek Isaly's, but I wish there were more!)
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Old 02-17-2008, 05:51 PM
 
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Old 02-17-2008, 06:22 PM
 
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I really miss neighborhood main street shopping. (I loved Brentwood a long time ago when it had Hornes, a movie theater, Murphy's, a record store, a bakery, etc!) The next best thing (in my opinion) is Squirrel Hill.

I also miss little neighborhood theaters, GC Murphy's, neighborhood bakeries, neighborhood pharmacies, Hill's Dept. Stores, National Record Mart and Isaly's (OK I live near the Turtle Creek Isaly's, but I wish there were more!)
I only wish this problem was unique to Pittsburgh. I totally agree, although I am too young to truly remember neighborhood main street shopping, I am from a town just a stone's throw away from New Kensington and grew up hearing the most incredible stories about downtown New Kensington where you couldn't find parking on most days of the week.

Urban sprawl is destroying a lot of the fabric that kept neighborhood shopping alive. I wish we would move back to such a time. Maybe once gas stays above $4 a gallon, we will.
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Old 02-17-2008, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Oakland CA
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I only wish this problem was unique to Pittsburgh. I totally agree, although I am too young to truly remember neighborhood main street shopping, I am from a town just a stone's throw away from New Kensington and grew up hearing the most incredible stories about downtown New Kensington where you couldn't find parking on most days of the week.

Urban sprawl is destroying a lot of the fabric that kept neighborhood shopping alive. I wish we would move back to such a time. Maybe once gas stays above $4 a gallon, we will.
I wish we could in many ways -- but I don't think it will happen. Even our urban areas aren't very walkable anymore -- we've just morphed in to Malltown USA.

And the scary thing about that is -- it appears our consumerism as taken a hit. I just bought our new kitchen flooring at Home Depot Trafficmaster Allure, Hickory Resilient Vinyl Plank Flooring (24 Sq. Ft. Per Case) - 12052 at The Home Depot

And I was the only one in there.... except the employees. In the 9 years we've done janitorial, we've become well versed at Home Depot. A Wednesday afternoon is usually just a little less busy than a Saturday, as small business contractors buy their stuff...

Hey -- I got great service -- but WOW! The ramifications scared me!
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Old 02-17-2008, 08:10 PM
 
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Thank goodness Sewickley still has it's downtown shopping.
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