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Although there is always some comepetition of some kind and one city has some sort of advantage such as more exhibition and ballroom space in Hartford and now more new hotel rooms in Providence an article in the Hartford Advocate talked about CT casinos being competition for Hartford and Providence casinos. Although they have much smaller meeting spaces everything is in one place (hotels, restaurants of ALL kinds, shops, etc) and some groups such as senior citizens prefer that.

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Hartford already has 45% more exhibition space with plans to expand in the future. Couple that with the fact that the Convention Center has already exceeded expectations (while the front street district is nothing more than a field of dirt and the science center is 2 years from completion) and you've got the recipe for NE's next great convention destination. :) A little competition from Boston won't hurt, it'll help.

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The CCC is a great facility. I attended the Hartford Magazine Best of Hartford Awards there and the Hartford NAACP Dinner there and was extremely please with the center. I think that once the science center and Front Street are completed that area will be one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in the Northeast. People can call me crazy if they want but I think that Downtown Hartford is poised to become a premier neighborhood. Especially if we get the right mix of retail, attractions, dining, and nightlife. Our region is like the wealthiest best kept secret in America and that wealth will make our transition into a Hartford-centric region that much easier as more and more suburbanites move in and and Downtown gets glitzier and glitzier.

P.S. New London is not now nor has it ever been a part of the PVD Metro area, TV Market, or Radio Market. Sorry.

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The CCC is a great facility. I attended the Hartford Magazine Best of Hartford Awards there and the Hartford NAACP Dinner there and was extremely please with the center. I think that once the science center and Front Street are completed that area will be one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in the Northeast. People can call me crazy if they want but I think that Downtown Hartford is poised to become a premier neighborhood. Especially if we get the right mix of retail, attractions, dining, and nightlife. Our region is like the wealthiest best kept secret in America and that wealth will make our transition into a Hartford-centric region that much easier as more and more suburbanites move in and and Downtown gets glitzier and glitzier.

Not crazy at all...I agree with your assesment - it all hinges on the success of Front Street. If Front Street is done well, it'll spark development on the south side of Arch Street and other parts of Columbus Blvd, which in turn will create block after block of entertainment and dining experiences.

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P.S. New London is not now nor has it ever been a part of the PVD Metro area, TV Market, or Radio Market. Sorry.

New London is its own metro (New London-Norwich). In fact, it's metro actually includes Westerly, RI. Who said New London was part of Providence metro, it definitely isn't.

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New London is its own metro (New London-Norwich). In fact, it's metro actually includes Westerly, RI. Who said New London was part of Providence metro, it definitely isn't.

Frankie said it in this topic in the PVD section. Maybe that's not what he meant, he said the PVD metro extends from New London to New Bedford.

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New London is its own metro (New London-Norwich). In fact, it's metro actually includes Westerly, RI. Who said New London was part of Providence metro, it definitely isn't.

Before 2000 when New England's metropolitan areas were count by town (rather than by county as in the rest of the country), Westerly and Hopkinton were part of the New London-Norwich metro, after 2000 when New England switched to counties, they moved into the Providence metro. Providence also lost a few towns in Norfolk and Worcester Counties in Mass. at that time, but absorbed all of Bristol County, Mass.

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Before 2000 when New England's metropolitan areas were count by town (rather than by county as in the rest of the country), Westerly and Hopkinton were part of the New London-Norwich metro, after 2000 when New England switched to counties, they moved into the Providence metro. Providence also lost a few towns in Norfolk and Worcester Counties in Mass. at that time, but absorbed all of Bristol County, Mass.

Aha, that explains the "New England County metropolitan statistical area" versus the regular metropolitan statistical area on the census maps. Thanks.

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The CCC is a great facility. I attended the Hartford Magazine Best of Hartford Awards there and the Hartford NAACP Dinner there and was extremely please with the center. I think that once the science center and Front Street are completed that area will be one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in the Northeast. People can call me crazy if they want but I think that Downtown Hartford is poised to become a premier neighborhood. Especially if we get the right mix of retail, attractions, dining, and nightlife. Our region is like the wealthiest best kept secret in America and that wealth will make our transition into a Hartford-centric region that much easier as more and more suburbanites move in and and Downtown gets glitzier and glitzier.

P.S. New London is not now nor has it ever been a part of the PVD Metro area, TV Market, or Radio Market. Sorry.

I haven't been in the CT Convention Center yet, but the pictures I've seen of the inside are beautiful.

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Hartford already has 45% more exhibition space with plans to expand in the future. Couple that with the fact that the Convention Center has already exceeded expectations (while the front street district is nothing more than a field of dirt and the science center is 2 years from completion) and you've got the recipe for NE's next great convention destination. :) A little competition from Boston won't hurt, it'll help.

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