mr. bernham

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About mr. bernham

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    Baton Rouge
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  1. Extra-Baton Rouge Development

    This oil recession is hitting BR hard. I mean really really hard. You can tell too. The failing with both Town Center and Juban's Crossing is that they tried to pass themselves off as lifestyle centers but are nothing more than a glorified strip mall. Juban's is a massive waste of space...nothing but an outdoor mall.
  2. Extra-Baton Rouge Development

    Apparently it will be located in the CBD? I'm thinking most of the new development will be within New Orleans...which is good...midtown could be a little more vibrant.
  3. Baton Rouge Coffee House

    Holden was great when it came to promoting the city. Broome couldn't even convince a hurricane to come here if she tried.
  4. Baton Rouge Coffee House

    Cajun, as he is in most things we discuss here is very correct. Baton Rouge is big enough to attract some mid-level events that could attract tourism and business to the city. We could do this using facilities that currently exist. The key is a big city cheerleader that can inspire and motivate the city to go for stuff, and be willing themselves to dedicate their lives towards promoting the city. Baton Rouge hosted the World Special Olympics back in the 1980s, this past year they were held in Los Angeles...so it was a sizable event (though much larger now than then). The Pan-American Games would be quite the achievement...it's not currently realistic...but with the right business climate, investment in infrastructure, and a decreased hostility toward to the free market, I believe Baton Rouge could do it. Birmingham is hosting the similarly sized Global Games in 2021. Hell, a better Baton Rouge than the current one could probably even (with the right stuff and leader) host the Youth Olympic Games which is even a little smaller of an event than the previous events. You could host opening ceremonies at LSU, track/field at a renovated Bernie Mack, etc. you'd need some temporary venues constructed, athletes could be housed at the dorms, and we'd need way more hotel rooms, but in 20 years we could probably do it...but only with the right leaders. That's what all this comes down to. From hosting sporting events to attracting businesses, we need better leadership and a citizenry that is more willing to take risks and make big investments in both people and the economy. Under our cities current leadership I see things getting worse, but nothing lasts forever...even nightmares.
  5. Mid City

    I hate that corporate jargon bullcrap. If you're gentrifying just fudgeing say it.
  6. North EBR Parish and Nothern Parishes Development

    fudgeing ridiculous.
  7. Gonzales & Ascension Parish

    Win for Ascension Parish. They're about to be Brooklyn to our Manhattan.
  8. Baton Rouge Coffee House

    My money is on Denver, Boston, or NYC. Pittsburgh, Atlanta, or Chicago are my second tier.
  9. Baton Rouge Coffee House

    Amazon's distribution center still requires more high-skilled labor than what we have here.
  10. Baton Rouge Growth and Development

    Houston has way more culture and unique activities than Baton Rouge does.
  11. Baton Rouge Coffee House

    You need a high skilled workforce that can do at least basic programming. Baton Rouge doesn't have that kind of population and it's because of our schools.
  12. Baton Rouge Growth and Development

    Yeah, Dallas is booming rn. Harvey will only make things better for Dallas.
  13. Baton Rouge Coffee House

    So now our governor is thoroughly incompetent too. He just lost reelection.
  14. Baton Rouge Growth and Development

    Eventually, all victims of oppression become active players in their own oppression.
  15. Baton Rouge Growth and Development

    Really interesting article on NOLA. I agree with it...I'm already making plans to leave this state. It's just...too gone. http://www.nola.com/opinions/index.ssf/2017/09/lets_face_facts_louisiana_is_s.html#incart_2box