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kingbob
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Sorrento, LA
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re: Is downtown BR going back to a ghost town?
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They should move the zoo down there to attract more people to downtown BR


Kip actually tried to do something like that with his Downtown Alive! plan back in like 2008. He was WAAAAAAAY ahead of the curve, but dreamed too big. Despite tying it to a road plan, it failed at the ballot box.
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oleheat
LSU Fan
Sportsman's Paradise
Member since Mar 2007
8471 posts

re: Is downtown BR going back to a ghost town?
The 2 F's don't help: Fightin' & Floodin'.


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johnnyrocket
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Ghetto once known as Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2013
3768 posts

re: Is downtown BR going back to a ghost town?
Met Kip once he was a personable guy.

OT group should raise money and open Fonic.
A Sonic with a boxing ring.
We could franchise that next to bars where people feel like their 6 feet tall and bullet proof or they are hungry after partying.


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Drop4Loss
Birds Eye Of Deaf Valley
Member since Oct 2007
3227 posts

re: Is downtown BR going back to a ghost town?
How is the downtown Matherne's store doing ?


The Boat
Duke Fan
Monroe, Louisiana
Member since Oct 2008
102807 posts

re: Is downtown BR going back to a ghost town?
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Kip actually tried to do something like that with his Downtown Alive! plan back in like 2008.

The vote on the Kipland tax was in 2009.


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Paul Allen
Notre Dame Fan
Montauk, NY
Member since Nov 2007
57151 posts

re: Is downtown BR going back to a ghost town?
The floods of 2016 halted some of the momentum of downtown. It peaked in the late 2000’s.


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marcus3000
Texas A&M Fan
Baton Rudge
Member since Jan 2018
342 posts

re: Is downtown BR going back to a ghost town?
It's doing great. I work downtown and it's very busy during work week hours, and gets a fair bit of business on the weekends from the times I've been.



wildtigercat93
Kansas Fan
Member since Jul 2011
89605 posts

re: Is downtown BR going back to a ghost town?
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It's doing great. I work downtown and it's very busy during work week hours, and gets a fair bit of business on the weekends from the times I've been.



You are either invested in downtown or have never ventured to an actual downtown for a functioning city


Jones
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Oct 2005
79284 posts

re: Is downtown BR going back to a ghost town?
He's talking about the grocery store.

It does well


marcus3000
Texas A&M Fan
Baton Rudge
Member since Jan 2018
342 posts

re: Is downtown BR going back to a ghost town?
Because I visit a grocery store downtown I have to be invested there? I don't follow.


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member12
Marquette Fan
Bob's Country Bunker
Member since May 2008
24859 posts

re: Is downtown BR going back to a ghost town?
A couple of new bars are opening downtown.

In the past 5 years, Matherne's opened up. There's also been about 250-300 housing units build up in the area to support things like the grocery and gym.

It's not in a bad place, but I do think open containers need to be allowed on 3rd street.


member12
Marquette Fan
Bob's Country Bunker
Member since May 2008
24859 posts

re: Is downtown BR going back to a ghost town?
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How is the downtown Matherne's store doing ?



It's doing well. The residential growth downtown props that up, not the shitty bars that have closed.

I think as more housing and hotels keep going up, there will be more demand for casual bar/dining establishments like Walk-On's over shitty bars.
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wildtigercat93
Kansas Fan
Member since Jul 2011
89605 posts

re: Is downtown BR going back to a ghost town?
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He's talking about the grocery store.

It does well


Ahh misunderstood


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facher08
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Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2011
1735 posts
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re: Is downtown BR going back to a ghost town?
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In the past 5 years, Matherne's opened up. There's also been about 250-300 housing units build up in the area


Almost all are for rent only. Downtown needs more quality options to buy.

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to support things like the grocery and gym.


Mathernes is doing fine. That gym upstairs has been stuggling.


member12
Marquette Fan
Bob's Country Bunker
Member since May 2008
24859 posts

re: Is downtown BR going back to a ghost town?
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Almost all are for rent only. Downtown needs more quality options to buy.


I would like to see more units for sale.

Either way, the leased spaces are filling up. I'm assuming it's actual residents and not corporate apartments (usually occupied on weekdays only).


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Bunta
Houston Astros Fan
Member since Oct 2007
11074 posts

re: Is downtown BR going back to a ghost town?
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Mathernes is doing fine. That gym upstairs has been stuggling.


I was not a fan of the gym at all.


facher08
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2011
1735 posts
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re: Is downtown BR going back to a ghost town?
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I was not a fan of the gym at all.


I like it better than the other downtown options, but if it fails I'll just go back to the Y.


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Tigeralum2008
LSU Fan
Yankees Fan
Member since Apr 2012
11518 posts

re: Is downtown BR going back to a ghost town?
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I think as more housing and hotels keep going up, there will be more demand for casual bar/dining establishments like Walk-On's over shitty bars.



Bringing in an NBA G-League team and adding a Walk-On's would provide a serious option for Friday nights but I don't think downtown is there yet.


MAUCKjersey1
LSU Fan
Houston Oil and Gas
Member since Aug 2005
2493 posts

re: Is downtown BR going back to a ghost town?
Need to fully update the Canes river center. That place is a shithole


YouAre8Up
USA Fan
in a house
Member since Mar 2011
8050 posts

re: Is downtown BR going back to a ghost town?
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Need to fully update the Canes river center. That place is a shithole


No reason to pour money into that place. It's barely used now.


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