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Urbanize
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Post Number: 398
Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Monday, March 26, 2007 - 7:11 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Just a brief question, but on average if you're in downtown between 9-5 PM, how many wealthy buiness men with a suit and/or briefcase do you see walking down the street taking care of business?? (not just talking of the financial district EITHER).
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Spiritofdetroit
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Post Number: 370
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Posted on Monday, March 26, 2007 - 7:17 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

7 and a half
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Urbanize
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Post Number: 399
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Posted on Monday, March 26, 2007 - 7:20 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"7 and a half"

Rather pitiful for a CBD, don't you think.
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Downtown_remix
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Post Number: 71
Registered: 03-2007
Posted on Monday, March 26, 2007 - 7:20 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I see them pointing to several buildings on washington blvd and capital park, ive even seen some parked in black BMW suvs with blue prints on their dashboards
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Mackinaw
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Post Number: 2616
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Posted on Monday, March 26, 2007 - 7:28 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Pedestrian traffic during business hours is not bad, especially considering how few major corporations are down there; on the other hand, there are tons of law offices, banks, etc. Campus Martius has been a real magnet.
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Urbanize
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Post Number: 402
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Posted on Monday, March 26, 2007 - 7:34 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Most of the pedestrian traffic I believe is for personal business (bill payments and civil appointments or traveling through DD) causes a major amount of the foot traffic. There may be few people down there for shopping, but you will be hard pressed to find that bunch in foot traffic.
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Billpdx
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Post Number: 39
Registered: 05-2006
Posted on Monday, March 26, 2007 - 10:27 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I can help!
Should I wear my suit tomorrow?

Oh, wait. Did we have to be wealthy, too?
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Supergay
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Post Number: 40
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Posted on Monday, March 26, 2007 - 10:36 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What exactly do you mean by "taking care of business"?
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Zephyrprocess
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Post Number: 294
Registered: 08-2006
Posted on Monday, March 26, 2007 - 10:37 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

<threadjack>
Billpdx--in what neighborhood did you finally decide to settle?
</threadjack>
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Billpdx
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Post Number: 41
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Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2007 - 7:58 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I haven't bought yet, Zephyr -
Still trying to sell my old house.
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Urbanize
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Post Number: 410
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Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2007 - 8:03 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What I mean is a professional middle to upper person working for a corporation working downtown (such as compuware) not mecessarily "taking care of business"
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Rjk
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Post Number: 652
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Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2007 - 8:06 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"What exactly do you mean by "taking care of business"?"

TCB

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =ZwQjLSYR078
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Miketoronto
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Post Number: 508
Registered: 07-2004
Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2007 - 10:43 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

With approx 80,000 downtown workers, there are lots of suits between 9-5PM.

Downtown workers on average in most cities, are higher income, and usually dress nice for work :-)

People can make fun of downtown Detroit all they want. But its still the largest employment hub in the region. No where else in the region has 80,000 workers in such a small land area.
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Crew
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Post Number: 1160
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Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2007 - 10:53 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Too many companies have gone "business casual." I think it's time we go back to suit and ties for men. Hats too. Men should wear hats and I'm not talking about baseball caps. I can't believe how "business casual" has been interpreted as and old crappy shirt guys pick up off their closet floor.
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Crew
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Post Number: 1161
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Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2007 - 11:07 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

OK, I was just kidding about the hats but really, business casual has gotten out of control.
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Roomseller
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Post Number: 28
Registered: 03-2007
Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2007 - 12:39 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Urbanize? What really is the point of this discussion?
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Jdkeepsmiling
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Post Number: 214
Registered: 01-2006
Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2007 - 12:48 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I agree Roomseller, this is a pretty useless thread at the moment. I have high hopes that it will one day turn into something worth everyones time though. The vague title alone will get something working on this thread.
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Mackcreative
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Post Number: 51
Registered: 08-2006
Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2007 - 4:33 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm scared of rich men in suits.

Is the point that they are the only ones with economic impact?
How 1950's.
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1805
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Post Number: 19
Registered: 03-2007
Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2007 - 4:58 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Business casual is getting to the point where I saw one guy coming out the Penobscot with a body painted suit. Too far, I say.
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Rhymeswithrawk
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Post Number: 558
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2007 - 5:08 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"What exactly do you mean by "taking care of business"?"
TCB
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =ZwQjLSYR078


No, RJK, by "taking care of business he meant this":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =3RCUN7AL4gE

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