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Hi everyone!!1 New to the forum and stuff.... WHOO-HOO!!!! :w00t:

:w00t: WELCOME TO URBAN PLANET MyQueV!!! :w00t:

Its great to have you here buddy. Maybe you can help us liven things up around here!

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Welcome to the forum, MyQueV!

:w00t: WELCOME TO URBAN PLANET MyQueV!!! :w00t:

Its great to have you here buddy. Maybe you can help us liven things up around here!

As if you didn't do that already :P

Due to the three smilies per post rule, I had to reduce the w00tness of this post.

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Welcome to the forum, MyQueV!

As if you didn't do that already :P

Due to the three smilies per post rule, I had to reduce the w00tness of this post.

MyQueV, if you were in charge of Tallahassee, you controlled our development, money is unlimited and you could build anything anywhere, what would you add or take away from this place to make it more suitable to your liking?

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MyQueV, if you were in charge of Tallahassee, you controlled our development, money is unlimited and you could build anything anywhere, what would you add or take away from this place to make it more suitable to your liking?

The possibilities are definitely limitless... I would definitely fix up a lot of this town, there are some parts that I have seen that I would call "ghetto," there are many derelict buildings. I would also embellish on the downtown area, make it bigger, kind of like a hug open courtyard where there would be numerous shops and restaurants. I would also get a Dior store in this mother.. LOL I'm not really sure what else to do, feel free to throw in ideas or comments if you think mine are inane. :wacko:

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I'm feeling this talk about a hug open courtyard... can you elaborate on this a little?

just curious... is this the same Doir that is a women's fashion and accessory store?

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I'm feeling this talk about a hug open courtyard... can you elaborate on this a little?

just curious... is this the same Doir that is a women's fashion and accessory store?

Well, a huge, open courtyard, not much to elaborate on.. its just an open space w/ shops and restaurants.. possibly waterfront via lake. It could be kind of like an upscale/posh kind of hang out place.. Yes, Dior.. not only womens fashions, but mens as well. Also, I would get a D&G and an Urban Outfitters among other stores..

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Well, a huge, open courtyard, not much to elaborate on.. its just an open space w/ shops and restaurants.. possibly waterfront via lake. It could be kind of like an upscale/posh kind of hang out place.. Yes, Dior.. not only womens fashions, but mens as well. Also, I would get a D&G and an Urban Outfitters among other stores..

So what you'd like to see is a Cascades Park with shopping wrapped around it. Hmmm people.... sounds like we've got us a good one here!!

So do you think shopping is the only thing you could add to the downtown to make it more vibrant. How about bars, night spots, hangouts, restaurants, arcades, hotels and stuff? Have you seen any good places where these would be good fits?

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I'm thinking he's onto something seriously... he's saying out Downtown is "dry" in a literal since... and he's right... Can you imagine having a lake ella like pond downtown? I can't imagine how many companies would want to front that.

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So what you'd like to see is a Cascades Park with shopping wrapped around it. Hmmm people.... sounds like we've got us a good one here!!

So do you think shopping is the only thing you could add to the downtown to make it more vibrant. How about bars, night spots, hangouts, restaurants, arcades, hotels and stuff? Have you seen any good places where these would be good fits?

Well, that was kind of implied with the whole courtyard idea. Has anyone been to Fort Lauderdale? Downtown Ft. Lauderdale(2nd street, I think), has a strip of all kinds of clubs and bars, it's right up the road from the courtyard, where there's shopping and resaurants. It's an open venue where there's performances and concerts and such. I know Tallahassee isn't really a hot spot to party, but it definitely has potential to be the northern south Florida. It's a college town, where most people PARTY. So, I'm wondering where it's at? Enough with the frat parties, where are the hardcore parties? The hotel thing? I've noticed a lack of 3+ star hotels in the area, we could use some of that, a hotel/spa/casino kinda thing. I think Tally could take a page from south Florida.

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All these college kids would love to support a bunch of clubs within walking distance (or bus distnace ;) )iwht all that loan and scholarship money

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look at this guy!! Trying to bring a little south Florida flavor to the Capital City. I think what we need are a few heads at city hall that think like you.

No doubt we need a better selection of hotels downtown.

Did you know we're about to get a Performing Arts Center. We're the only Capital City in America without one. We're trying to get our arts thing together. Do you think this would go well in proximity to the open park you propose? Or should the open space be reserved primarily for entertainment outside of performing arts?

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Welcome MyQuev! Even though we are just starting to get our downtown together here we could just use a hint of South florida mixed with a lot of North Florida.That open court thing is what Tallahasseee definetely needs. I have been wanting that for a long time. If you got to cities like Tampa, Miami, and St.Pete they have that open court thing down packed. We could use highend stores like Dior, Gucci, Chanel, and a cinemas and imaxe that features mainstream movies, and definetly an arcade and restaurants inside the courtyards.

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I want a Coach and Kenneth Cole store. Max Studios too.

Isn't there an Urban Outfitters behind a tanning salon on Tennessee near Backyard Burgers?

Oh yeah - "Hello!"

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But don't you think thats a good idea to turn the Cascades area into a shopping district of sorts? I don't know... but this seems very interesting to me. I'm still, for the life of me, trying to locate that image they put in the Tallahassee Democrat years ago, with the boat in the "river walk" and our downtown was in the back ground. It was the selling point for Blueprint 2000 and now its no where to be found.

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I don't know I hope they do end up using the plan that had the boat in the riverwalk. Hopefully the commisioners will get there stuff together.

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I don't know I hope they do end up using the plan that had the boat in the riverwalk. Hopefully the commisioners will get there stuff together.

Well I spoke to Jim Davis, over blueprint 2000, about this thing and he responded as if to say "that was just wishful thinking, you don't actually think we could have something like that here". Those were NOT his words, but thats what I saw in his face.

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^Don't ever scare me like that again!(smack smack smack) :cry: It's not going to happen this year of course probaly perhaps 1-3 years from now. That Jim Davis guy is just a mean one. I was watching the commision meeting last night and just his face and his attitude was so unfriendly. From watching the meeting he was very impatient and he acted as if some of the things the commisioners asked was dumb questions. I am a viewer I want to know what's going on too.

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^Don't ever scare me like that again!(smack smack smack) :cry: It's not going to happen this year of course probaly perhaps 1-3 years from now. That Jim Davis guy is just a mean one. I was watching the commision meeting last night and just his face and his attitude was so unfriendly. From watching the meeting he was very impatient and he acted as if some of the things the commisioners asked was dumb questions. I am a viewer I want to know what's going on too.

In my experiences with him, he's a very friendly guy. He speaks, says hello, will address questions about his projects if you ask him. There's a good chance at the Blueprint 2000 meeting he was a bit frustrated at the level of hot air coming from the commissioners, especailly after Proctor runs off at the mouth about not giving contracts to black people. That probably made his face curl up. There are some high level people in Government who are plum nasty all of the time, but I'm not going to say their names, they might be "viewing".

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Hello and welcome (to me too since I'm a NOOB) - that store on Tennessee is a catalogue outlet type place. I haven't been in there in awhile but the last time it was catalogue and overstocks of J. Crew. Not an urban outfitter.

I hear ya about the stores!! I go to Destin on Saturday sometimes just to vist off fith.

Dillards for a time stocked St. John (by marie gray) - they quit after awhile. Just nobody would spend that kind of money. And remember Gayfers and their "designer" section? They said the same thing - Tallahassee wouldn't support it.

I think we still have a ways to go before we see gucci dior chanel etc.

And the partying this town does is mostly college drunken beer type partying. In that case it matters not the atmosphere - just as long as it can be mopped up in the morning :)

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Im sorry Rocco!

WELCOME TO URBAN PLANET!!!

Sorry I didn't do it right away, whats wrong with me?

I remember Gayfers at the Tallahassee Mall... mom used to force us to stand there as she shopped! I hated the malls back then.

Ya know, I think part of the reason Tallahassee hasn't taken to the designer things is because no one expects them to be here. Given today's level of communication and technology, I'd give it another shot to see if it would work again. I think it would be far more successful this time. I believe there are others out there like yourself, who would spend the money.

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sorry, but this just doesnt work,, your intro in the middle of our projects, is kinda annoying....

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Then again, this topic is called "Hiya people!".

Hi, Rocco.

I hear girls (mostly) complaining all the time about how crappy Tallahassee is for shopping - then they look at me like I'm supposed to agree with how better Miami is. . . I get tired of hearing that. (I loathe Miami.)

The designer store thing would probably take off like wildfire in town. Especially if store placement was close to Kilearn.

And what exactly is this "riverfront" idea? Is it similar to Jacksonville's waterfront area with shops, stores, etc . . . ?

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