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Old 02-02-2009, 03:28 PM
 
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Old 02-02-2009, 04:20 PM
 
Location: SoCal-So Proud!
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Oh, good. Before even knowing we were moving to SA, we've visited every year, and year after year we notice the same abandoned buildings, you know? I'm glad to hear they are fixing it up and recycling old buildings.

Sad to say, but the process is extremely slowwww...you'll probably be dead before it's completed.
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Old 02-02-2009, 07:07 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Tx
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High School indoor track. That would be great
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Old 02-02-2009, 08:39 PM
 
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Old 02-03-2009, 07:09 AM
 
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Oh, good. Before even knowing we were moving to SA, we've visited every year, and year after year we notice the same abandoned buildings, you know? I'm glad to hear they are fixing it up and recycling old buildings.
It's fairly recent. I've said the same around downtown since I moved here. But in the past year, I've seen a number of buildings begin restorations downtown. It's heartening. There's still a very long way to go, but there's progress

One problem is owners refusing to sell and refusing to restore. We have a hideous lot on the corner of our street (commercial property). Great space with lots of promise, but the owner refuses to sell so it's just an abandoned warehouse and weeds...Still, overall, progress is happening
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Old 02-03-2009, 09:14 AM
 
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A thriving restaurant scene (chain food does not count) & more/larger public parks with long trails for runners would increase my enjoyment of the city. throw-in a trader joes, some well planned light rail, and rid the state of the draconian 3-tier liquor system and the place is absolute roses!
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Old 02-03-2009, 10:16 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Light rail

Good, cheap Italian restaurants
Add to this a generally more cosmopolitan feel, especially a wider variety of types of restaurants (fewer chain restaurants too).

More people who value the neighborhoods inside the loop (and by "the loop" I mean 410, not 1604).
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Old 02-04-2009, 02:40 AM
 
Location: Brooks AFB, San Antonio Texas
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I don't know if anyone else said anything about this...but I worked for BRAUM'S in high school. I remember one thing in my training video vividly...lol

There are NO BRAUM'S anywhere further than a day's drive from the BRAUM'S farm in Tuttle, OK.
This is because EVERYTHING is delivered fresh daily. All milk, bread, produce...everything is fresh, every day...sorry guys.

I miss BRAUM'S...Cappuccino Chunky Chocolate is THE best ice cream EVER!!!
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Old 02-11-2009, 10:08 PM
 
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So many things. For me, more skyscrapers. Even smaller cities like Raleigh, NC look more metropolitan than we do. I personally don't like flat cities. Also a better public transportation system. I'm sorry but I find VIA highly unreliable. And honestly, more beauty. This is just my opinion of course, but SA only has a few really nice parts of town (i.e. Stone Oak). The others areas are plain looking suburban types neighborhoods with no real character. We are the 7th largest city in the US, and I don't truly understand why we don't take more pride in our appearance.

Okay and the girlie in me has to say better shopping options. I know we're no where near the status of NYC in terms of fashion, but you have the standard chain department stores or retail stores (like Express) and VERY few boutiques and that is all. So you're forced to shop and dress like a lot of other people here. Even Austin has some wonderful boutiques (for the fashionista in me) like Shiki and we really just can't compare.
Totally agree on the beauty part. There is a lot of trash on corners of the city where there are no buildings, buildings look old and like nobody cares. Looks like San Antonians dont take pride on their yards, maintaining flowers, mowing and watering the lawn... I also find people here dont care about their appearance. There are many people who appear to lack an active life as they seem oversized. On the other hand, there are too many many people with tatoos.. what is so cool about them? tatoos on your eyelids, neck, etc. not beautiful at all. I always say there is no reason to show the best of us, both physically and in our relationships with others.

May be all this is a reflection of the eduaction of the population?

By the way, I just moved from California... may be that's why I feel like this?
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Old 02-11-2009, 10:19 PM
 
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I don't see how tattoos have anything to do with your point. However I agree with you on the many fat and ugly people here.
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