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Old 08-13-2008, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Old Hickory/Nashville TN area
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Anyone from Port Huron here?
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Old 08-13-2008, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Garden City, MI
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Officially no, but I travel there pretty often.

What information are you looking for? I personally love the city, has great water resources, beautiful views, beaches, but the city is in a pretty nasty situation as is the entire eastern side of the state. Few jobs, lots of foreclosures, and a threat of the destruction of 150 parcels in the middle of the city for a new bridge plaza which could destroy the integrity of the city. Port Huron is in tough times, but the downtown is coming back, and the city is working hard to make it a true destination. Love the city though, and I believe in it 100%.
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Old 08-14-2008, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Old Hickory/Nashville TN area
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I am from Port Huron, just looking to chat with others about my city. I was there about two year ago and hung out downtown, its making a comeback. In the early 1980's that's all people did was hang out and shop downtown. I came back to visit to find a mall there and downtown deserted and that was in about 1998.
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Old 02-23-2010, 03:08 PM
 
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Downtown STILL looks deserted after 2100 hrs especially in the wintertime. Many businesses close for winter, believe it or not. But the north end of town, meaning north of the bridge, is prospering and expanding. It has an average but quaint small-town feel, rather agreeable for the out-of-towner.
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Old 02-23-2010, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Macao
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Downtown STILL looks deserted after 2100 hrs especially in the wintertime. Many businesses close for winter, believe it or not. But the north end of town, meaning north of the bridge, is prospering and expanding. It has an average but quaint small-town feel, rather agreeable for the out-of-towner.
That's Fort Gratiot - north of Port Huron. That's where a plethora of chains are at, including a shopping mall. Personally, I think up the Lake Huron coast is so much better. But Port Huron certainly has it's good points. The small downtown isn't much of a destination there though.
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Old 02-23-2010, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit Area, Michigan
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Is there a Tubby's yet there?
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Old 01-26-2011, 07:32 PM
 
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That's a shame about downtown. I was born in Port Huron Hospital in 1971, lived in Port Huron until 1986 and haven't been back since. It's a shame because I have nothing but fond memories about the city, and I know they bulldozed me old neighborhood, Whipple St. near the river. Now I can never go and visit my old neighborhood.
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Old 01-27-2011, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Ft.Gratiot became more popular than downtown around ~1993. It was around when they built that mall that is probably abandoned now. Everyone saw it as a good thing. Looking back, and seeing how crappy and banal that suburban strip looks- and conversely, how interesting and unique downtown is- I would say the better idea should have been to invest in downtown rather than create pro big-box zoning schemes in far north PH. I guess that is happening in a lot of places like PH though unfortunately..
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