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Old 10-12-2017, 09:07 PM
 
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Old 10-13-2017, 04:46 AM
 
Location: 'greater' Buffalo, NY
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No one's life is a neverending stream of artisanal coffees and avocado toast. No one's.
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Old 10-13-2017, 04:59 AM
 
Location: 'greater' Buffalo, NY
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This article seems like it should've been written a decade ago, if not 15 years ago.
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Old 10-13-2017, 05:50 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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Better than the Trustafarians.
Hipsters bathe.
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Old 10-13-2017, 10:16 AM
 
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No I think they are augmenting Grand Rapids. Even as the city has gotten more expensive it still remains a bargain compared to trendy cities. I think the city would have to get up around 300k people before we could truly start complaining about affordability/crowding ect. The hipsters mostly confine themselves to the East Hills/Eastown/Cherry Hill. Although there have been signs of them as far out as Creston. The surging Westside is mostly full of muscle Bro's and their stick girlfriends lately, they also seem to be concentrating around NoMo as well.
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Old 10-13-2017, 12:12 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Hipsters can't afford any of those places. Hipsters work in coffeeshops for $9/hour and for $800/month stipends at universities.
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Old 10-14-2017, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Grand Rapids Metro
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Yes. Although it's better than the opposite (see Saginaw, Flint, most of Detroit city limits)
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Old 10-16-2017, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Windsor Ontario/Colchester Ontario
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Yes. Although it's better than the opposite (see Saginaw, Flint, most of Detroit city limits)
I'm pretty sure that there are more hipsters in DT Detroit and Mid Town than there are in all of Grand Rapids though! Prices have skyrocketed there in the past few years!
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Old 10-16-2017, 02:58 PM
 
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I'm pretty sure that there are more hipsters in DT Detroit and Mid Town than there are in all of Grand Rapids though! Prices have skyrocketed there in the past few years!
I don't see how by sheer size of the city alone their wouldn't be more in terms of actual numbers. I don't think that was being disputed. I the point trying to be made is that Grand Rapids is further along in it's gentrification than the aforementioned cities, and the "hipster" presence tends to be more widespread through many different neighborhoods comparatively.
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Old 10-16-2017, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Grand Rapids Metro
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I'm pretty sure that there are more hipsters in DT Detroit and Mid Town than there are in all of Grand Rapids though! Prices have skyrocketed there in the past few years!
Sure in a 4 square mile area. The other 138.2 square miles of neighborhoods filled with mostly African American non-hipsters continue to empty out (and who can blame em).

I love Detroit but you can't really say hipsters are either ruining or destroying Detroit. Wayyyyyy to early to say. 30-40 years maybe.
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