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Old 04-05-2011, 05:58 PM
 
Location: San Antonio. Tx 78209
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West Elm isn't out everywhere, it's still open in Austin, Houston & Dallas, along with other nationwide locations. Sure the economy is wreaking havoc on a lot of retailers, but San Antonio's old fashion style/sensibilities didn't make things any better for WE.
Your right I was thinking Smith & Hawken.
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Old 04-06-2011, 11:02 PM
 
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I hate the drivers, at least the crappy drivers.
I used to think that San Antonio drivers were crappy until after just getting back from PR...driving from San Juan, Puerto Rico to Lajas, Puerto Rico. Try spending four days of driving in Puerto Rico and you will think that San Antonio drivers are nice.
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Old 04-07-2011, 11:59 AM
 
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Along with Treshold, Design within Reach and more. End of an Ear and Waterloo records are also in Austin. Rooms to Go and Shanky (or similar) for furniture and target and wallmart for music in SA. They have among many others SXSW in Austin and we have the glorious taco fest called Fiesta here.
SA is about mere existence, Austin is living.


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West Elm isn't out everywhere, it's still open in Austin, Houston & Dallas, along with other nationwide locations. Sure the economy is wreaking havoc on a lot of retailers, but San Antonio's old fashion style/sensibilities didn't make things any better for WE.
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Old 04-07-2011, 12:56 PM
 
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Along with Treshold, Design within Reach and more. End of an Ear and Waterloo records are also in Austin. Rooms to Go and Shanky (or similar) for furniture and target and wallmart for music in SA. They have among many others SXSW in Austin and we have the glorious taco fest called Fiesta here.
SA is about mere existence, Austin is living.
I'll grant you that pretentious people hooked on elite consumption patterns are extremely happy in Austin. (Although, soon enough, they begin complaining that it's not SF or NYC or LA or Portland, even.)
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Old 04-08-2011, 09:06 PM
 
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Is it pretentious trying to live a quality life and surrounding yourself with nice things? The I am pretentious and proud of it. Enjoy your bonded leather couch from Rooms to Go, el cheapo stuff from Walmart and Target and be smug smug about the fact that you are not an elite consumer/ist. I rather buy 1 good thing for 10 bucks than 10 trash items for 1 dollar.

They should put you up as the cities symbol on a theoretical San Antonio flag.


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I'll grant you that pretentious people hooked on elite consumption patterns are extremely happy in Austin. (Although, soon enough, they begin complaining that it's not SF or NYC or LA or Portland, even.)
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Old 04-09-2011, 12:29 PM
 
Location: South Texas
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It is not pretentious if one CAN actually afford it rather than being in debt pretending they can afford the stuff. That’s the difference and why many Americans are in the hole today financially.
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Old 04-09-2011, 12:46 PM
 
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You must seriously be ignoring all that San Antonio has to offer? Because Austin is a smaller and less interesting town IMHO.

Blue Star Arts in San Antonio?

La Villita in San Antonio?

Candlelight Coffeehouse?

Art District on SouthTown: http://webcache.googleusercontent.co...www.google.com



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Really? WHat is the equivalent of Mozart Cafe or the Spider House Cafe (both Austin) in SA? Where do you buy modern furniture now that West Elm and Motif furniture are gone? How many Hifi shops do you have here except Bjorns, which is just an expensive home theater shop (I know of Galen's shop, BTW). AUstin and SA are completely different in terms of QUALITY of living.
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Old 04-09-2011, 12:54 PM
 
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Does Austin have La Villita? La Villita Historic Arts Village in Downtown San Antonio
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Old 04-09-2011, 12:57 PM
 
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Here are a list of San Antonio's monthly festivals including Fiesta:

Major Events and Festivals :: Official San Antonio Visitor Information: VisitSanAntonio.com
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Old 04-09-2011, 01:00 PM
 
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SXSW cost hundreds of dollars for mediocre rock and electro bands. I'll take Fiesta and Dia de los Muertos festival over that any day.

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Along with Treshold, Design within Reach and more. End of an Ear and Waterloo records are also in Austin. Rooms to Go and Shanky (or similar) for furniture and target and wallmart for music in SA. They have among many others SXSW in Austin and we have the glorious taco fest called Fiesta here.
SA is about mere existence, Austin is living.
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