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  1. AlaninTally

    Malls

    You're talking to a confirmed shop-a-holic here and I too carry bags from store to store, but again, wouldn't you do the same thing at a mall? I just make a side trip back to my car if I get overloaded. Yeah, Tally gets mighty warm in the summer but again I think of the walk as a way to work on my tan
  2. AlaninTally

    Malls

    If you lived in a larger city, the walk from Marshall's to the Sports Authority on the other side would be considered nothing. I park all the time at Marshall's and walk to Bed Bath and Beyond, etc...no problem. It's good exercise that we all need. I don't see how the distance from those stores at an outside lifestyle center as opposed to the same distance walked in the covered mall is not the same. Yes, one protects against inclement weather but come on... I do agree that that particular location is not the most attractive. I don't know if I would even consider it a lifestyle center.
  3. AlaninTally

    Malls

    From my experience, the more someone boasts or puts on airs on their income level, the more low to middle class they actually came from or are currently. Most people who are in the upper class don't show it off. Also and in general, the newly upper class folks (nouveau riche) are more susceptible to bragging, showing off because they didn't have it growing up and want to make sure everyone knows that they now do... As someone mentioned before, the truly rich stay rich because they don't live extravagantly. There is a book out there called "The Millionaire Next Door." You would be surprised at how many millionaires live in that simple house down the street. Those that make you feel bad because you aren't in their same income/social class/blah blah blah are most likely very insecure people!
  4. AlaninTally

    Malls

    I think it would be kinda of neat to have a Dave & Buster's take over at the soon to be deceased Dillards. Tally Mall would be seen as the entertainment mall (AMC 20, Barnes and Nobles, Dave & Busters providing the games/pool/food/ complex side of things) while Governor's Square would be our fashion mall (god willing we eventually have Governor's parcels totally full and completely redone to take out the disco vibe poother mentions!)
  5. AlaninTally

    Malls

    Wait1? Is that good or bad?
  6. AlaninTally

    Malls

    I think Tallahassee Mall did a great turnaround job when they got the AMC 20, Old Navy and Barnes & Noble. Before that, it was the "trash mall." However, if they can get stronger retailers more power to them and any redesign is welcomed. Governor's Square to me is a bigger offender because it is supposed to be our "good" mall. The outdated design does not serve that image well. There is also an uneasy mix of semi-upscale specialty stores and then local(?) offbrand retailers. It just makes the place look uneven and not polished. I can achieve my shopping goals there but it's not a place I want to hang out, chill, and/or people watch.
  7. Nice Pic! I like that building more and more as I see it in our skyline. However, "Just Read, Florida" has got to go!!!
  8. I agree...part of having an 18-hour downtown is making downtown look "alive." Keeping some lights on at our tall buildings is part of that I think. On a side note, the slogan "Just Read Florida" is a perfect reflection of our governor's attitude towards education in Florida. It just seems a very flippant hands-off slogan.
  9. I recently joined this forum per Poonther's recommendation and in part because of TJ's boundless enthusiam and great pictures. I recently purchased a duplex downtown and I am thrilled to see the changes underway to downtown Tally and the rest of the city. 29 years old, graduate of FSU in Biology and an environmental consultant. I moved here in 1994 and once I graduated I decided to stay in Tallahassee. I love the size, the people, and just the general easy and wonderful quality of life. Looking forward to more pictures from TJ and reading all about the changing face of Tallahassee.
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