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Old 05-18-2009, 06:02 PM
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Baton Rouge is known for it's kindness and consideration. The other day while at the Wal-mart in Ascension, my husband almost literally got run over in the pakring lot. He had returned the buggy(as a good customer does) and on his way back this woman just came flying down the aisle and almost hit my husband! No apologizies, no mistaking that she saw him either. Do I remember when people would stop and let the pedestrain go and not even come close to hitting them? I guess I am just frustrated at things in parking lots lately-also what is with the trash in target parking lot on Siegen? Other than this, I love it here still!
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Old 05-19-2009, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
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Baton Rouge is known for it's kindness and consideration. The other day while at the Wal-mart in Ascension, my husband almost literally got run over in the pakring lot. He had returned the buggy(as a good customer does) and on his way back this woman just came flying down the aisle and almost hit my husband! No apologizies, no mistaking that she saw him either. Do I remember when people would stop and let the pedestrain go and not even come close to hitting them? I guess I am just frustrated at things in parking lots lately-also what is with the trash in target parking lot on Siegen? Other than this, I love it here still!
I wonder if she was on the phone while she was zooming by and therefore didn't even notice your husband.

As to the trash in the Siegen Target, it's disgusting, and I have a theory (warning: I'm not gonna be nice) - you have an accumulation of low income apartments along Siegen between Industriplex and Perkins, and they all shop at the Target and the shopping center across Siegen. And they don't give a you know what about throwing trash into a trash can. Because if you go to the Target on Millerville (which we've done lately because of the "trashy" Siegen Target), there is 90% less garbage flying around the parking lot.
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Old 05-20-2009, 01:39 PM
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hey BRMan, No, I thought maybe she was on the phone too, but he said she def. was not. It is too bad that some people can be like that huh? By the way, I agree with your last post!! I know that is why!
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Old 05-20-2009, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
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By the way, I agree with your last post!! I know that is why!
And for real BR beauty, I highly recommend the "Tour De Gardere"

Anyway, I used to like the Siegen Target, but I rarely shop there anymore because of all the garbage flying around the parking lot. It's really kind of sad, because it was a big deal when it opened 8 years ago.
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Old 05-22-2009, 12:48 PM
 
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What about this "Tour De Gardere" BR man? I've lived here nearly 30 years and can say that there's definitely been some improvements to it over the past 10.

Hadn't noticed the trash in the Target parking lot, but I HAVE seen the kind of inconsiderate driving in parking lots that the OP described. I've come close to being hit myself by women on their cell phones. I've often wondered what is so important that they have to be so inconsiderate as to use them in public. A different age, I guess.
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Old 05-22-2009, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
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What about this "Tour De Gardere" BR man? I've lived here nearly 30 years and can say that there's definitely been some improvements to it over the past 10.
Let me provide some context for those reading this thread who haven't lived in Baton Rouge forever (I'm a longtimer as well, but wish to educate the "newer comers" to our great city): "Gardere" is a street in the SW corner of East Baton Rouge Parish that is generically used to describe an area of (mostly) apartments and (some) starter single family homes, with a smelly sewer plant thrown in for effect . In the 80s, the bad Louisiana economy caused a lot of these apartments (which originally housed a fair number of LSU students) to go Section 8/low income, and the problems (retail establishments' bailing out, crime, drugs, property not being maintained, etc) started. Recently, around the periphery of "Gardere" (particularly along Bluebonnet, which parallels Gardere Lane), they've begun to build condos and nicer homes, and that activity MIGHT squeeze out some of the nastiness someday.

I will be upfront to those reading this thread: I am personally am not crazy about that area for the reasons stated above, and because the Gardere area (and others) are on the "wrong side" of the Mississippi River's natural levee, meaning you have the potential for flooding. In fact, I vividly remember the 1989 flood, when parts of Burbank were closed, and some retail establishments along Burbank had water almost up to the ceiling. Even today, houses in the Westhaven subdivision are built on stilts/pilings for that very reason.

But, like everything else, drive down Gardere and/or GSRI and see for yourself !
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Old 05-23-2009, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Louisiana and Pennsylvania
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Let me provide some context for those reading this thread who haven't lived in Baton Rouge forever (I'm a longtimer as well, but wish to educate the "newer comers" to our great city): "Gardere" is a street in the SW corner of East Baton Rouge Parish that is generically used to describe an area of (mostly) apartments and (some) starter single family homes, with a smelly sewer plant thrown in for effect . In the 80s, the bad Louisiana economy caused a lot of these apartments (which originally housed a fair number of LSU students) to go Section 8/low income, and the problems (retail establishments' bailing out, crime, drugs, property not being maintained, etc) started. Recently, around the periphery of "Gardere" (particularly along Bluebonnet, which parallels Gardere Lane), they've begun to build condos and nicer homes, and that activity MIGHT squeeze out some of the nastiness someday.

I will be upfront to those reading this thread: I am personally am not crazy about that area for the reasons stated above, and because the Gardere area (and others) are on the "wrong side" of the Mississippi River's natural levee, meaning you have the potential for flooding. In fact, I vividly remember the 1989 flood, when parts of Burbank were closed, and some retail establishments along Burbank had water almost up to the ceiling. Even today, houses in the Westhaven subdivision are built on stilts/pilings for that very reason.

But, like everything else, drive down Gardere and/or GSRI and see for yourself !
BRman..No need to appologize for being candid. The truth is the truth, period. If I'm not mistaken, isn't that area where a robbery/homicide occured a few years back at an Olive Garden?
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Old 05-24-2009, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
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BRman..No need to appologize for being candid. The truth is the truth, period. If I'm not mistaken, isn't that area where a robbery/homicide occured a few years back at an Olive Garden?
The murder was not in Gardere, but the area of Siegen near Target with the "trashy" parking lot.

However, Gardere has had plenty of its own crime, which is why the Sheriff opened a substation out there recently.
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