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Dtowncitylover
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Post Number: 29
Registered: 02-2008
Posted on Thursday, April 03, 2008 - 5:03 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

So if you saw my other thread, Monument, you might have noticed Detroitnerd's post about the Freedom Gondola. Here's the link:
http://www.freedomgondola.com/

I also posted a thread about shopping in Detroit. Here's the thought: Since the gondola would be going into Windsor's downtown centre, I think that it would be the foil to Detroit's downtown "shopping district". Windsor could be our shopping district. Another thought from me.
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Mackinaw
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Posted on Thursday, April 03, 2008 - 5:10 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Like Winsdor has much more shopping than we do...

Detroit has all the potential. Any possible gondola would benefit us, but there are alot of things we could do for ourselves here on terra firma that could benefit us even more.
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Miketoronto
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Posted on Thursday, April 03, 2008 - 5:19 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Windsor hardly has any downtown shopping. They killed their downtown with Devonshire Mall ages ago.
Downtown Detroit and Downtown Windsor have the potential to be an amazing binational shopping district.

Not that I want them to open stores outside of Quebec, but if you want to get people to come shop in a bynational downtown shopping district, then just get MAISON SIMONS to open a store in downtown Windsor :-)



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Charlottepaul
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Posted on Thursday, April 03, 2008 - 5:31 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

One doesn't go to St. Louis for the shopping, but rather the arch. What is wrong with the gondola being an attraction in and of itself?
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Miketoronto
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Posted on Thursday, April 03, 2008 - 5:48 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Downtown St Louis is actually seeing a big downtown retail revival. And the revival is not with massive national chains, but with unique one of a kind stores.

So downtown St Louis is becoming a shopping place again :-)
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Johnlodge
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Post Number: 5958
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Posted on Thursday, April 03, 2008 - 5:56 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Is there anything newer than 6 years old on this? Hey, let's have another mag-lev thread!
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Drankin21
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Posted on Thursday, April 03, 2008 - 6:08 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

In a related story, there has been an announcement of a combination Cheesecake Factory/House of Blues in the vacant warehouse space at Ford Field.
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Gistok
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Posted on Thursday, April 03, 2008 - 6:28 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

One of the things that killed the Freedom Gondola was that the Canadian terminus was going to be at Casino Windsor.

That sort of killed it since Detroit city government didn't want to possibly lessen the amount of Detroit casino tax dollars by making it easy to go to Casino Windsor without going thru the hassle of tunnel/bridge traffic.
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Sean_of_detroit
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Post Number: 51
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Thursday, April 03, 2008 - 7:30 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Interesting Gistok, I didn't know/think of that.

I don't know about the Gondola, but it could be a huge draw to have a Woodward shopping/entertainment District continue on to a Ouellette shopping/entertainment district. It would be a huge project...

Actually, this could probably be done more simply with the current bus system right now.
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Dtowncitylover
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Post Number: 31
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Posted on Thursday, April 03, 2008 - 7:36 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I've never really been to downtown Windsor, just Devonshire, and so I didn't know they hardly had a shopping centre. But ditto on the potential.

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