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Old 05-26-2013, 09:25 PM
 
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If you don't like panhandlers, then you simply don't like big cities.

Sorry, but they're included in the full package of spending time in a big city. A big city isn't a big city without panhandlers.
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Old 05-28-2013, 12:24 AM
 
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If you don't like panhandlers, then you simply don't like big cities.

Sorry, but they're included in the full package of spending time in a big city. A big city isn't a big city without panhandlers.
I can't recall seeing panhandlers in big cities outside of downtown areas.
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Old 05-28-2013, 05:15 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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If you don't like panhandlers, then you simply don't like big cities.

Sorry, but they're included in the full package of spending time in a big city. A big city isn't a big city without panhandlers.
They're actually pretty rare these days in Pittsburgh. I go downtown for work every weekday, and I'm approached by a panhandler maybe 2-3 times per year.
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Old 05-28-2013, 06:21 AM
 
Location: North Baltimore ----> Seattle
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Many roadside panhandlers here choose their positions to capitalize on DC commuting patterns. Gotta go where the money is!

Here's a profile of one panhandler, born without legs or arms. Kudos to the author, among the best of our commenteriat :

http://articles.baltimoresun.com/201...et-panhandling
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Old 05-29-2013, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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The Circle Centre mall in downtown Indianapolis helped revitalize downtown. Before that, downtown was a ghost town after 5PM. I think it's mainly a tourist mall due to direct connection to several hotels downtown as well as the Indiana Convention Center but I know people also shop there during lunch breaks and after work. Not many people travel there from the suburbs unless they are going downtown for something else, a Pacers game, Colts game, Broadway show, or a special dinner. Parking isn't a problem because parking in downtown Indy is extremely cheap, which is good because public transit is pretty much non-existant. Pan handlers aren't much of a problem because you really don't have to go outside the mall if you don't want to.The problem is over the years Circle Centre has changed from having stores you couldn't find anywhere else in Indianapolis to having stores that exist in every mall in the country. So why make a special trip 30 minute drive downtown when you can get the same stores in the suburban mall just 10 minutes away.
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Old 05-29-2013, 09:47 PM
 
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The Circle Centre mall in downtown Indianapolis helped revitalize downtown. Before that, downtown was a ghost town after 5PM. I think it's mainly a tourist mall due to direct connection to several hotels downtown as well as the Indiana Convention Center but I know people also shop there during lunch breaks and after work. Not many people travel there from the suburbs unless they are going downtown for something else, a Pacers game, Colts game, Broadway show, or a special dinner. Parking isn't a problem because parking in downtown Indy is extremely cheap, which is good because public transit is pretty much non-existant. Pan handlers aren't much of a problem because you really don't have to go outside the mall if you don't want to.The problem is over the years Circle Centre has changed from having stores you couldn't find anywhere else in Indianapolis to having stores that exist in every mall in the country. So why make a special trip 30 minute drive downtown when you can get the same stores in the suburban mall just 10 minutes away.
Circle Center isn't doing so well its over 35% vacant .
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Old 05-29-2013, 11:33 PM
 
Location: Canada
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If you don't like panhandlers, then you simply don't like big cities.

Sorry, but they're included in the full package of spending time in a big city. A big city isn't a big city without panhandlers.
Uh, no, I can like big cities without liking aspects of big cities. And it is possible to have a big city without panhandlers, I just don't agree with the countries where there are enforced laws forbidding it.
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Old 05-29-2013, 11:45 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I don't understand how the OP is so horrible for wanting to avoid homeless people.

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Old 05-30-2013, 06:28 AM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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Circle Center isn't doing so well its over 35% vacant .
I'm not sure what your source is, but it's actually only about 11.7% vacant. But it's sales per square foot have gone up.

Despite anchor vacancy, Circle Centre improves key sales figure | 2013-05-08 | Indianapolis Business Journal | IBJ.com
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Old 05-31-2013, 01:24 AM
 
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I'm not sure what your source is, but it's actually only about 11.7% vacant. But it's sales per square foot have gone up.

Despite anchor vacancy, Circle Centre improves key sales figure | 2013-05-08 | Indianapolis Business Journal | IBJ.com
Your right thank you for the link the mall is actually 38.4% vacant with the empty Nordstrom store that took up 26.7% of the mall space being empty for years and has no prospects for future tennats, the rest of the mall being 11.7% equals a 38.4 % vacancie rate the mall is in worst condition since last year. Soon it will be 40% vacant. Last year it was only 35% vacant. To bad the mall has no urban rail like other downtown thriving malls.
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