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Old 10-23-2012, 06:57 AM
 
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So I was looking up an address online, and on the map next to Broadway it said "LoBro".

Since I've never heard of such a thing, I googled it and found that at least mapquest considers LoBro to be something.

Things to Do in LoBro San Antonio, TX - MapQuest Local

So, while I'm not a huge fan of arbitrary names, this is a quickly growing part of the city, so someone will name it if we don't, and I thought I'd throw it out there

So what do you like?

LoBro (Lower Broadway)
SoJo (South of Josephine, Spanish pronunciation like Jose/Soho optional)
Midtown (what I think is more commonly used now, but defined by MapQuest as a different adjacent neighborhood)
Pearl, Pearl District, over there by Pearl, etc.

Something else?
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:36 AM
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A little too close to "lowbrow" for my taste. But if the people who live and own businesses there like it, that should be their call.
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:39 AM
 
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The term used by many people I know is RiNo (pronounced "rhino") for River North. It refers to the lower Broadway/Pearl district/River Museum reach extension. I think it's pretty catchy.
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:33 AM
 
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Yeah, LoBro really sounds sucky! Negative connotations. I would go with RiNo or Pearl District.
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Old 10-26-2012, 12:17 AM
 
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I agree LoBro is pretty bad, which is why I was surprised to see it used semi-officially.

River North is used frequently, and I like it.

I've seen RiNo used sporatically online, but I don't think I could keep a straight face if I heard someone say it outloud, but that applies for most of those abbreviations.

Pearl district is complicated by Pearl's efforts to brand themselves as just "Pearl" and not Pearl Brewery, Pearl District, etc.

So, I guess Midtown or River North for me.
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Old 10-26-2012, 12:47 AM
 
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The term used by many people I know is RiNo (pronounced "rhino") for River North. It refers to the lower Broadway/Pearl district/River Museum reach extension. I think it's pretty catchy.
River North doesn't include Pearl nor Lower Broadway. River North is its own seperate neighborhood.

As all three continue to drastically grow, their individual identities will also grow and because common knowledge locally.
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Old 10-26-2012, 01:07 AM
 
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Yeah, LoBro really sounds sucky! Negative connotations. I would go with RiNo or Pearl District.
River North is a seperate district with defined boundaries. Lower Broadway is also separate from Pearl. Lower Broadway can be called Midtown Broadway as well as its within the overall Midtown Brackenridge district.
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Old 10-26-2012, 01:14 AM
 
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Well, you're right that "river north" has specific city-defined tirz boundaries, but many people consider the northern extension of the river to be "river north".

And, I don't blame them since in the case of Pearl, it seems to fit both "river" and "north" better than, say, 6th street east of Broadway, which is technically part of river north.

But your point brings up another term: "museum reach", I think SAMA might be within river north boundaries also, so there may be some overlap here.
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Old 10-26-2012, 02:08 AM
 
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SAMA is within River North.

The thing is, boundaries are in place to define the areas. Right there not as known, which creates the confusion or mislabeling. As the areas grow and populations increased their recognizability will be more defined.

Pearl is Pearl (Everything with the pearl brewery complex),

River North is River North (within the boundaries set by the city)

Lower Broadway/Midtown Broadway is Lower Broadway/Midtown Broadway (Broadway between 35/281/37 interchange and Mulberry Ave.
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:02 AM
 
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River North is a seperate district with defined boundaries. Lower Broadway is also separate from Pearl. Lower Broadway can be called Midtown Broadway as well as its within the overall Midtown Brackenridge district.
I thought mid-town was the cluster of bulidings near Hildebrand and Broadway?
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