Harrisburg Happening

Monday, August 14, 2006

Development in Harrisburg

This weekend, the Patriot ran a series of articles on the New Harrisburg - and quoted someone as calling it "The new New Orleans." Now, that seems a bit off, but at least there is some coverage of improvements. I was encouraged to see that there are several new townhouse projects slated for Midtown. I was not encouraged to see Walmart may be scouting a site.

2 Comments:

Blogger Mike Van Jura said...

One of the people interviewed said something like "How can you have a busy nightlife scene without a McDonalds??"

Uh, yeah--maybe 'cause we don't WANT another McDonalds?

I like the fact that the only chain place on 2nd St right now is Dunkin Donuts--which I can appreciate b/c it's so damn hard to get a good coffee around here.

August 14, 2006  
Blogger Aries708 said...

The "New" New Orleans???

Clearly spoken by a person who has never been to the Big Easy. Don't get me wrong, I love H-Burg, but that statement is crazy-talk.

NOLA, for better or worse, is one of kind. The only things we have in common with NOLA are flooding and sizeable African-American populations.

I enjoy the fact that the downtown's Restaurant Row is doing well and is attracting some serious crowds on weekends. My only comment is that I now find myself avoiding the downtown on weekends. If we do go out, it is during the week.

The crowds are just too much. Being in a bar/restaurant on a Friday or Saturday is akin to drinking or eating in a smoky telephone booth with 30 people...too hot, too sweaty, too much.

On having a Walmart in the city...give me a break. New housing in the Mid Town is welcome news though.

August 14, 2006  

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