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Offline Dougal

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Re: Cleveland: General Tower City Center Developments
« Reply #960 on: November 15, 2017, 12:10:33 PM »
I have a really interesting idea for what to do with Tower City center: its originally intended purpose...a train station.

Union Station in DC, a busy train and Metro station, went through a restoration/renewal project some years ago.  The building, with a lot of new retail, looks great and is an excellent train station. The retail component, however, has become mostly a lot of cheap food and souvenirs, not so different from TC now. Cheap food and kitsch is what the tourist-travelers are looking for and the pedestrian-unfriendly Station has not been successful at drawing other traffic.  I'm not sure that is TC's problem, however, and the growing downtown population probably makes TC a different case.
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Re: Cleveland: General Tower City Center Developments
« Reply #961 on: November 15, 2017, 12:13:18 PM »
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Re: Cleveland: General Tower City Center Developments
« Reply #962 on: November 15, 2017, 01:03:08 PM »
Busy commuter train stations probably are best off having retail which serves commuter's needs - that is, fast food, essential goods, grocery, drugstore, maybe a Target. Less destination shopping.

That's not to say that Tower City has that kind of transit traffic, I'm just saying in general. They could try to downsize the mall, I guess.

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Re: Cleveland: General Tower City Center Developments
« Reply #963 on: November 15, 2017, 09:26:02 PM »
^or at least accept the reality that high end retail will be better suited to storefronts along Euclid... Geigers has the right idea.

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Re: Cleveland: General Tower City Center Developments
« Reply #964 on: November 15, 2017, 10:38:18 PM »
I have a really interesting idea for what to do with Tower City center: its originally intended purpose...a train station.

Union Station in DC, a busy train and Metro station, went through a restoration/renewal project some years ago.  The building, with a lot of new retail, looks great and is an excellent train station. The retail component, however, has become mostly a lot of cheap food and souvenirs, not so different from TC now. Cheap food and kitsch is what the tourist-travelers are looking for and the pedestrian-unfriendly Station has not been successful at drawing other traffic.  I'm not sure that is TC's problem, however, and the growing downtown population probably makes TC a different case.

When's the last time you were in Union Station? https://www.unionstationdc.com/pdfs/directoryMap.pdf

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Re: Cleveland: General Tower City Center Developments
« Reply #965 on: November 16, 2017, 12:16:51 AM »
There's nothing wrong with optimism, as long as you don't get your hopes up.

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Re: Cleveland: General Tower City Center Developments
« Reply #966 on: November 16, 2017, 12:46:47 AM »
I was just in Union Station this past weekend; hardly a bastion of cheap retail and food stands.  There is no comparison between Union Station and Tower City.