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Old 08-17-2008, 08:18 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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I.E. The oppositte of a New York, San Fransico or Chicago

Here's my list:

Dallas
Los Angeles
Houston
San Diego
Jacksonville
Tampa
Pheonix
Detroit
Cleveland
St. Louis
San Jose
Kansas City
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Old 08-17-2008, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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I.E. The oppositte of a New York, San Fransico or Chicago

Here's my list:

Dallas
Los Angeles
Houston
San Diego
Jacksonville
Tampa
Pheonix
Detroit
Cleveland
St. Louis
San Jose
Kansas City
Downtown Detroit and St. Louis are by no means NYC or San Fran, but to say they are dead would be grossly innaccurate. Have you been to any of the cities you listed?
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Old 08-17-2008, 08:25 PM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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Downtown Detroit and St. Louis are by no means NYC or San Fran, but to say they are dead would be grossly innaccurate. Have you been to any of the cities you listed?
I highly doubt he/she has
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Old 08-17-2008, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Princeton, New Jersey
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I would hardly say that Dallas' and San Diego's downtown is dead. I can't speak for Cleveland, because I've never been there. Have you ever been to either Dallas or San Diego?
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Old 08-17-2008, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Those plus Atlanta, El Paso, Orlando, Miami's is dying, Oakland, and almost all of the other New York cities.
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Old 08-17-2008, 08:27 PM
 
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you can add cincinnati to the list
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Old 08-17-2008, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I would hardly say that Dallas' and San Diego's downtown is dead. I can't speak for Cleveland, because I've never been there. Have you ever been to either Dallas or San Diego?
Well, all of people I've met from Dallas say Omaha has a better downtown. But your right about San Diego.
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Old 08-17-2008, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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Detroit's population has been declining for decades. It's downtown is far, far from dead! It's been restored, hotels, casinos, stadiums, restaurant's have opened, and Quicken Loans is building it's new HQ there bringing 5,000 employees downtown. Not to mention all the festivals, which pack that area of the city.

http://flickr.com/photos/zpuchacz/2557364204/in/photostream/ (broken link)
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Old 08-17-2008, 09:21 PM
 
Location: moving again
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from my experience -

Atlanta - wasn't very lively, but not completely dead
Springfield, IL (not really major but it seemed kind of big) - other than a few other tourists, it was almost dead
Indianapolis - Other than hobos and some workers on lunch break, there wasn't any life downtown
Wichita - some life by the river, but not much elsewhere
Billings, MT (largest city in mt) - didn't see much of anyone there
Tulsa - I really liked downtown for its architecture, however, no one seemed to be around except a homeless guy in a wheelchair...
Providence - seemed like a nice city but no one was around - even the mall was empty
Houston - I saw some workers downtown and a few businessmen, and that was it
Jackson, MS - I didn't see a single soul, i was freaked out a bit
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Old 08-17-2008, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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Some say Albuquerque's is? Mmmm not at night!! the traffic threw downtown (central) during the day is crazy
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