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What Would You Like In Your City?

Sat Jun 16, 2007 12:25 pm

Is there anything you want in your city? Do you want your city to improve?

I would like more commuter rail and light rail in the Minneapolis and suburb area. I would like MSP not to be red tail country.  grumpy  I also hope the Mall of America phase 2 expansion will start. And I hope the Vikings get a new stadium now that the Gophers and Twins will get their own stadium (the Metrodome is okay but kind of dirty, some steps are higher then others and there isn't much leg room).
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RE: What Would You Like In Your City?

Sat Jun 16, 2007 12:45 pm

Here I want an Applebee's and a Best Buy. Oh, and Baker's Square too.
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RE: What Would You Like In Your City?

Sat Jun 16, 2007 12:45 pm

Is there anything you want in your city? Do you want your city to improve?

I want another El Pollo Loco in Hayward. Closer to my house this time around.
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RE: What Would You Like In Your City?

Sat Jun 16, 2007 8:17 pm

Here, in this city of some 470,000 souls on the other side of the big pond, I'd like an opera house and one or two decent gay cafés/bars. That's all, until I think of something else.

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RE: What Would You Like In Your City?

Sat Jun 16, 2007 8:38 pm

A new football arena  Smile
 
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RE: What Would You Like In Your City?

Sat Jun 16, 2007 8:42 pm

Being in Manchester we have decent bars, shopping a good international airport, good transport links etc.

Id like to see a Krispy Cream shop  Smile

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mainMAN
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RE: What Would You Like In Your City?

Sat Jun 16, 2007 8:47 pm

A beach!

A dedicated opera house, because Opera North is based in Leeds, even though there are more theatres and productions in Manchester.

A proper commuter transit system covering all 10 boroughs, serving all 2.5 million people, but apparently we're getting that, paid for by a congestion charge.

A big central park, with an arboretum and botanical garden.
 
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RE: What Would You Like In Your City?

Sat Jun 16, 2007 9:51 pm

Quoting RobertNL070 (Reply 3):
one or two decent gay cafés/bars.

Same here. There are a couple of cafés that are classified as "gay-friendly", but I don't know what that means in Sweden, since I've never been in a gay-unfriendly café here... But yeah, a real place would be nice.

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RE: What Would You Like In Your City?

Sat Jun 16, 2007 10:25 pm

A pool bar. I have to drive 15 miles to melbourne from rockledge for this.

A dedicated movie store other than Blockbuster.

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RE: What Would You Like In Your City?

Sat Jun 16, 2007 10:51 pm

Dublin needs an underground badly, There is a new light rail system "LUAS" thats good but not good enough in my opinion. Also a new arena for indoor concerts, We have the Point Theater but that only holds 7000 and is the biggest indoor venue in the country, Id love to see a big arena in or around the city that can hold 20,000 for a concert, Also I know this is the Non-Av forum but for the love of god we need another runway at DUB!!!!!!!!!
 
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RE: What Would You Like In Your City?

Sat Jun 16, 2007 10:54 pm

A football team that actually plays football! *cough* *cough* Browns *cough*

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RE: What Would You Like In Your City?

Sat Jun 16, 2007 10:55 pm

Gosh, I'd like all the fat people with muffin tops to stay in the western suburbs and stay in their Westfield containment centres.

jb
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RE: What Would You Like In Your City?

Sat Jun 16, 2007 11:05 pm

Quoting Af773atmsp (Thread starter):
Is there anything you want in your city?

Starbucks  coffee 
Jack in the Box
Corner Bakery
Manchu Wok
Taco Bell
Carl's Jr.
Black Angus
Tony Roma's
Walmart

I guess I need to move to the USA.....  Cool
 
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RE: What Would You Like In Your City?

Sat Jun 16, 2007 11:08 pm

Reporting from Aguascalientes, Mexico,

Better public transit system, and a best buy / circuit city. Everything else seems to be in order.
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RE: What Would You Like In Your City?

Sat Jun 16, 2007 11:56 pm

Quoting Trekster (Reply 5):
Id like to see a Krispy Cream shop

I believe we're getting a couple of these soon! I'm on a diet unfortunately so I'll have to walk on by.  Sad
 
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RE: What Would You Like In Your City?

Sun Jun 17, 2007 12:00 am

Quoting MainMAN (Reply 14):
I believe we're getting a couple of these soon

DETAILS

Yummy
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RE: What Would You Like In Your City?

Sun Jun 17, 2007 12:06 am

Quoting Trekster (Reply 15):
DETAILS

Have a look at the Krispy Cream store locator too, the first one should open in the Trafford Centre this December.
 
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RE: What Would You Like In Your City?

Sun Jun 17, 2007 12:08 am

Wendy's. They're in NZ, but not here..... Although they had some outlets here in the 80's, but they were sold to Hungry Jacks (Burger King)
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RE: What Would You Like In Your City?

Sun Jun 17, 2007 12:39 am

Quoting Melpax (Reply 17):
Wendy's. They're in NZ, but not here..... Although they had some outlets here in the 80's, but they were sold to Hungry Jacks (Burger King)

Wendy's is here, the soft serve and hot dog franchise..

jb
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RE: What Would You Like In Your City?

Sun Jun 17, 2007 1:03 am

Quoting MainMAN (Reply 16):
Have a look at the Krispy Cream store locator too, the first one should open in the Trafford Centre this December.

woohoo

Will have to get myself to the Trafford Centre to see that place open  Smile
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RE: What Would You Like In Your City?

Sun Jun 17, 2007 1:35 am

Quoting Af773atmsp (Thread starter):
Is there anything you want in your city

less vacant buildings and less garbage on the streets.

Quoting SK601 (Reply 12):
Starbucks
Jack in the Box
Corner Bakery
Manchu Wok
Taco Bell
Carl's Jr.
Black Angus
Tony Roma's
Walmart

Nothing there that is better than what you can get a real local store run by local business people making a living. Those stores just provide boring stuff and minium wage/high turnover jobs.

I support local business whenever I can.

Everyplace seems to have the same stores these day. If every city had the same stuff why would any of us ever want to travel.
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RE: What Would You Like In Your City?

Sun Jun 17, 2007 1:49 am

I just remembered a few things:
less highway work in Minneapolis (the highway improvements don't seem to be working)
demolish some of the old street malls near my house and rebuild
and close down MSP and build a new international airport that isn't surrounded by houses (but I doubt this won't even happen around 2020)
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RE: What Would You Like In Your City?

Sun Jun 17, 2007 2:20 am

For "my" borough I would like to see a park worth to be mentioned and some water.
As for Berlin in its entirety: A wrecking-ball for each of the numerous downright ugly post-WWII buildings.
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RE: What Would You Like In Your City?

Sun Jun 17, 2007 2:24 am

Nordstrom
Monical's
Steak 'n Shake

Quoting AllegiantAir (Reply 1):
Here I want an Applebee's and a Best Buy. Oh, and Baker's Square too.

good livin'!!!!
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RE: What Would You Like In Your City?

Sun Jun 17, 2007 2:26 am

I would like to see our downtown built "up" more. Fayetteville is constantly expanding outward (the population, including Fort Bragg and Pope AFB is around 300,000). Yet our downtown does nothing to suggest that Fayetteville has anything near a population that large. The city has made a step in the right direction, building new condos and restaurants on the main street downtown. Still, I would like to see one or two 15-20 story buildings constructed to reinforce our growing city status.

Besides that, we need a better shopping mall. Cross Creek mall here is nothing but a hangout for local gangs; a teenage girl was even shot inside the mall several months ago. Fayetteville has a lot of wealthy people living in it, and the city needs more upscale shops to cater to these people. Until then, a 90-minute drive to the great shopping areas in Raleigh will have to suffice.
 
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RE: What Would You Like In Your City?

Sun Jun 17, 2007 3:16 am

I have just heard that there might be a Super Target walking distance from my house. My neighborhood is mostly residential but I would like a Super Target near my house.  pray  My parents don't want a Super Target near our house.  grumpy 
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RE: What Would You Like In Your City?

Sun Jun 17, 2007 3:21 am

Quoting NoUFO (Reply 22):
A wrecking-ball for each of the numerous downright ugly post-WWII buildings.

And what would become of your historic part of town..?
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RE: What Would You Like In Your City?

Sun Jun 17, 2007 3:22 am

IHOP

better public transportation

less gangs around

better / more flights / more airlines / more aircraft at the airport

better downtown (its a dump right now)

michael

EDIT: to add more things

[Edited 2007-06-16 20:23:40]
 
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RE: What Would You Like In Your City?

Sun Jun 17, 2007 3:26 am

Here in Austin, a much better public transportation system. We could really benefit from an extensive light rail system, unfortunately, we don't have much of a place to put it. A few lines are slated to go up, but we'll see! Other than that, LESS TRAFFIC!

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RE: What Would You Like In Your City?

Sun Jun 17, 2007 4:02 am

Quoting Captaink (Reply 26):
And what would become of your historic part of town..?

Hardly part of the mentioned "downright ugly post-WWII buildings."
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RE: What Would You Like In Your City?

Sun Jun 17, 2007 4:15 am

Quoting Af773atmsp (Thread starter):
Is there anything you want in your city?

San Antonio really needs some decent places to eat.. Also, if about half the mexican restaraunts in town would burn down overnight that would be great with me.
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RE: What Would You Like In Your City?

Sun Jun 17, 2007 4:39 am

A beach, preferably a seaside beach. Or any other large water body... lake/river etc. And no the Chattahoochee does not count.
 
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RE: What Would You Like In Your City?

Sun Jun 17, 2007 4:58 am

In-N-Out Burger would be real nice to have on the East Coast...
 
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RE: What Would You Like In Your City?

Sun Jun 17, 2007 5:10 am

Well if the FTAA ever happens I would love if there headquaters moved to Miami. It would be the perfect thing to really make Miami the leading financial centre of the Americas. But I highly doubt this is going to happen so I guess better Rail system. They are improving on this along though in the next decade or so with some underground road tunnels to the port and and other transportation things. That is the area Miami lacks the most, public transportation.
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RE: What Would You Like In Your City?

Sun Jun 17, 2007 5:10 am

Quoting STLGph (Reply 23):
Steak 'n Shake

Love that place. Frisco Melt with a order of fries and a coke with a squirt of cherry.  cloudnine 
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RE: What Would You Like In Your City?

Sun Jun 17, 2007 5:36 am

Chicagoland needs Waffle House!
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RE: What Would You Like In Your City?

Sun Jun 17, 2007 5:41 am

I live in the most beautiful city of the world. Thus, not much room for improvement... Big grin

Okay, a steep mountain for alpine skiing less than 200km away would be nice. And we could need a decent striker for our football team.

But seriously, I'm quite happy with Hamburg the way it is.
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RE: What Would You Like In Your City?

Sun Jun 17, 2007 5:47 am

Funny that this thread should turn into a FOOD thread!

What would be good all over the Western world would be the kind of food stalls that you get in markets and street corners in places like India, Indonesia, Singapore, Hong kong etc. I've often thought that eating out in Europe and North America is too much of a formal business, and it's a shame that you can't really get proper food 'on the go'.

When I'm busy during the day I exist on a diet of sandwiches, packets of peppered salami (for example) and fruit, grabbed from the nearest supermarket, and the occasional artery-clogging burger, but it's just not the same.
 
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RE: What Would You Like In Your City?

Sun Jun 17, 2007 5:51 am

Quoting MainMAN (Reply 37):
What would be good all over the Western world would be the kind of food stalls that you get in markets and street corners in places like India, Indonesia, Singapore, Hong kong etc. I've often thought that eating out in Europe and North America is too much of a formal business, and it's a shame that you can't really get proper food 'on the go'

Agreed, but then with Western food hygiene. Otherwise your eating won't be the only thing "on the go". Believe me, I know.
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RE: What Would You Like In Your City?

Sun Jun 17, 2007 6:14 am

Hmm in order for San Diego:

1. A council that believes in fiscal responsibility above that of their own district/party...

2. A true mass transit both regional and interconnected with the rest of SoCal

3. A more compact central, this has started with condos going in downtown

4. Protection of remaining open space

5. A better airport

6. Seasons would be nice too, maybe some rivers and trees.
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RE: What Would You Like In Your City?

Sun Jun 17, 2007 6:36 am

Quoting RobertNL070 (Reply 38):
Agreed, but then with Western food hygiene. Otherwise your eating won't be the only thing "on the go". Believe me, I know.

Oh yes, I know that from personal experience too. It's a great way to lose a bit of weight, I found.

Quoting RichPhitzwell (Reply 39):
1. A council that believes in fiscal responsibility above that of their own district/party...

No such thing!!!! That's the same everywhere. Fiscal responsibility and local councils just don't go. Having said that, here in the UK, if local authorities dare raise their taxes too much above the rate of inflation, they can get obliterated and taken over (fiscally) by central (i.e. federal) government. It does sometimes happen.

Quoting RichPhitzwell (Reply 39):
3. A more compact central, this has started with condos going in downtown

San Diego's a pretty nice place already, the way I see it. I'd love to live in a place where it's light for 12 months a year.

Quoting RichPhitzwell (Reply 39):
Seasons would be nice too, maybe some rivers and trees.

Would you like seasons like Britain? 6 months of cold, misery and darkness? Take ours, you're welcome to them...
 Wink We'll even throw a few trees in for good measure.
 
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RE: What Would You Like In Your City?

Sun Jun 17, 2007 6:49 am

- A 'family' restaurant near downtown so it's within walking distance (Chili's, Applebees, TGIFriday's, etc... this might be coming if the rebuild of the local strip mall goes through)
- A ban on all parades unless a clear detour route is posted to get around them. There's only two ways to get out of my town to the East and if a f*cking parade blocks them you have to drive about 30 miles to go 2. They have parades in my town like 20 times a year, many for no apparent reason whatsoever.
- Completion of the expressway closer to my house, which will take :15-:20 off my commute (it was proposed in the early 80's, and at the rate they're going won't be done until 2076)
- Non-corrupt police... racist pirate radio stations, drug dealing, theft, DUI, soliciting minors online... all that and more on the next police report.
- Re-painting the lines on local streets. There's spots where this has not been done since the Carter administration...
- The jackasses living across the street from me to move to Margaret River, Australia... literally as far away as you can possibly get from my house while still living on land.
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RE: What Would You Like In Your City?

Sun Jun 17, 2007 6:53 am

Quoting Falstaff (Reply 34):

It's such crap, but I love it.

Quoting P3Orion (Reply 35):

LOVE WAFFLE HOUSE.
They need those up here, too.
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RE: What Would You Like In Your City?

Sun Jun 17, 2007 7:27 am

Quoting MainMAN (Reply 40):
No such thing!!!!

I'm not sure if you have followed what has happened in SD, but the past few years, but SD went to the extreme. Our bond rating has dropped, SD is basically bankrupt. Otherwise, I agree with what you said.

Quoting MainMAN (Reply 40):
Would you like seasons like Britain

Yes, and I will be hopefully moving to Boston soon. I hear they have sunshine 360 days of the year there Big grin
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RE: What Would You Like In Your City?

Sun Jun 17, 2007 7:43 am

Quoting RichPhitzwell (Reply 43):
Yes, and I will be hopefully moving to Boston soon. I hear they have sunshine 360 days of the year there

Yeah, I'd love to live with Boston's weather....or Toronto's or Montreal's........when in winter it's lovely and C-O-L-D and in the summer it's beautiful.

We don't really get proper seasons here in the UK. It's pretty mild for most of the year, it stopped snowing properly in about 1982, and ever since that we've mainly just had rain. We used to get massive snowdrifts up until the late 1970s, but then they stopped  Sad
 
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RE: What Would You Like In Your City?

Sun Jun 17, 2007 8:01 am

Well its not really a city, more of a small town so the needs are a little more basic.

Train station
Better parking faciliteis
cleaning up
A proper fast food restaurant - Dominos! or Subway I dont care.
 
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RE: What Would You Like In Your City?

Sun Jun 17, 2007 8:11 am

Quoting SK601 (Reply 12):
Starbucks
Jack in the Box
Corner Bakery
Manchu Wok
Taco Bell
Carl's Jr.
Black Angus
Tony Roma's
Walmart

You're kidding right?

I think Phoenix seriously needs commuter rail. We're building a light rail network but I think a regional commuter rail would do wonders.
 
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RE: What Would You Like In Your City?

Sun Jun 17, 2007 8:27 am

The sea!

The message you were about to post is too short and probably not of any higher value to the topic at hand. You should think long and hard before posting a message in this forum and make it detailed and a valuable addition to the topic discussed.

Avoid posting "Me Too" messages. These are messages that are posted by people who agree to a point being discussed and post a one liner, "me too!", "Good post Jim!", "I disagree" or similar message. This takes up time as readers must sort through these messages which have no real value to the group at large. Any message containing nothing more than a line or two of text is probably not worth posting.

If you have an opinion on a topic, you should in detail express why you have the opinion and what made you come to that conclusion.

Your post should be relevant to the topic discussed.
 
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RE: What Would You Like In Your City?

Sun Jun 17, 2007 8:29 am

In St. Paul the Central Corridor light rail line is proposed to end at the Union Depot, theres also another plan to end the Central Corridor somewhere else in St. Paul. I'm hoping it will end at the Union Depot because it would be a good transportation hub. And I'm also hoping the Central Corridor will be underground when passing the University of Minnesota.
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RE: What Would You Like In Your City?

Sun Jun 17, 2007 8:31 am

Quoting ConcordeMach2 (Reply 45):
A proper fast food restaurant - Dominos! or Subway I dont care.

Hmmm....where can that be? A Glocs town without a train station or a Subway.....Cirencester? Or Stow-on-the-Wold  scratchchin 

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