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Well, I just got back from my little trip to Detroit and in doing so, I just had to get off I-75 and drive through Flint just to see how it was looking.

I jumped on 475 and took the Saginaw St. exit and then drove south all the way to downtown. Beecher was looking as always. Nothing new and not so good. But I have to say, it hasn't gotten any worse, so I guess that's good news. Same for Flint from the city limits to the edge of downtown. Nothing new, but still the same. Downtown, however looked pretty good. It was Tuesday and in the afternoon, and to my suprise there was quite a bid of foot traffic, as well as auto traffic. It looked cleaner than I remember and I wish I had my camera to take some pics, but I did not.

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I've always wondered, what are the most widely accepted borders of downtown Flint, particularly to the north? I hear the Hotel Durant always described as being downtown, and I guess in the old days as much as the north river side of the river was built up that must have been the case. But, seeing how it stands now, it would seem that the downtown ends at the river.

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I've always considered Fifth Avenue being the northern border, MLK the western border (north of the river) and Grand Traverse (south of the river), I-69 on the south and I-475 on the east. That's just my opinion though; I've never really heard an official answer.

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