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2 hours ago, joeDowntown said:

I was in Ada yesterday and was surprised how quickly the hotel has gone vertical (once they fenced it off)

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Wow!  I'm kinda surprised with Amway being right there aren't any other hotels nearby.  Do they usually just stay at the Amway Grand and get shuttled back and forth?

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On 5/13/2022 at 2:06 PM, Floyd_Z said:

Wow!  I'm kinda surprised with Amway being right there aren't any other hotels nearby.  Do they usually just stay at the Amway Grand and get shuttled back and forth?

I do know many of the international visitors stay at AGP

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1 hour ago, GR8scott said:

I do know many of the international visitors stay at AGP

You have to imagine during normal times, they have a lot of business travelers, consultants etc that call on Amway. I bet it’ll be a busy hotel. 

Joe

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1 hour ago, joeDowntown said:

You have to imagine during normal times, they have a lot of business travelers, consultants etc that call on Amway. I bet it’ll be a busy hotel. 

Joe

And if you're visiting family and friends anywhere in the Forest Hills or Lowell area, it's a way cooler alternative to 28th Street or the East Buttline. 

Mudpenny just recently opened for dinner, which gives another dining alternative. I'd really like to see Luna open. Looks ready to go, probably no staffing. 

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Some updates about Ada, including the social zone apparently got passed. Drives me crazy though when public officials say they're trying to make things "family friendly."  No gay couples then? No couples period? What the hell does family friendly mean? 

https://www.wzzm13.com/article/news/local/ada-cascade/13-on-your-side-of-town-what-to-expect-in-ada-the-next-few-years/69-9816acff-ae31-468b-929c-513e93f03e52

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32 minutes ago, GRDadof3 said:

Some updates about Ada, including the social zone apparently got passed. Drives me crazy though when public officials say they're trying to make things "family friendly."  No gay couples then? No couples period? What the hell does family friendly mean? 

https://www.wzzm13.com/article/news/local/ada-cascade/13-on-your-side-of-town-what-to-expect-in-ada-the-next-few-years/69-9816acff-ae31-468b-929c-513e93f03e52

PA-REACH. 

"Family Friendly" always feels like a coded way of saying "1950s Clever Fantasy." 

What is a family, and why assume that every family has the same boundaries on what's "friendly" to their needs/desires. 

I get that adults with young children in their care likely desire amenities and attractions that differ from those of other generations and stages of living, AND, I always get a little uneasy when "family friendly" is thrown around as a way of designing a specific type of community with specific type of values. 

Here ends my own rant; thanks a lot GRDadof3 lol

 

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Lol, is Ada somehow hostile to families? Isn't that pretty much a majority of the people down there?

It's cool that they;'re expanding their trail system.  (although bikers will still bike in the road:tw_grin: )

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6 hours ago, GVSUChris said:

PA-REACH. 

"Family Friendly" always feels like a coded way of saying "1950s Clever Fantasy." 

What is a family, and why assume that every family has the same boundaries on what's "friendly" to their needs/desires. 

I get that adults with young children in their care likely desire amenities and attractions that differ from those of other generations and stages of living, AND, I always get a little uneasy when "family friendly" is thrown around as a way of designing a specific type of community with specific type of values. 

Here ends my own rant; thanks a lot GRDadof3 lol

 

Exactly. Why do they even need to stress "family friendly?" 3 x in the statements from the commissioner?  What's wrong with just a bunch of adults just out having a good time, sans kids!!

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11 hours ago, GRDadof3 said:

Exactly. Why do they even need to stress "family friendly?" 3 x in the statements from the commissioner?  What's wrong with just a bunch of adults just out having a good time, sans kids!!

Maybe they're trying to say "We want Royal Oak but without the D-bags" :D

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56 minutes ago, RegalTDP said:

Maybe they're trying to say "We want Royal Oak but without the D-bags" :D

Riding around on motorbikes and 4 wheelers popping wheelies up and down the streets? :dontknow:  I could be down for that. 

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Luna Ada is now open and the food was excellent, especially the margaritas. The downtown area was hopping last night too, and interestingly it was the first time we've had issues finding parking. Will be interesting to see once the hotel is built and their guests take up a big chunk of parking. There was probably some parking way down Headley toward Amway but we didn't go that far. Situation will probably become much like EGR (a good problem to have, limited parking availability).  Very very few people live within walking distance of the village, and obviously there's no transit or shuttle buses. 

Didn't notice anyone walking around with drinks, even with the social zone passed. 

 

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I talked to Ada Township about another item, but they said their goal is to build a bike and pedestrian tunnel under Fulton much like the one under Lake Michigan Drive. They think it might only be 3 years down the road. 

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