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It wasn't a Chili's, it was an Applebee's. And it was delicious. Have you ever had such fine cuisine?
Best article I have ever read.. Not kidding. I actually had to read it out loud it was so funny. What a waste of space Block E has become. This is why downtown is going down the tubes..
Block E had a Chili's? Does he maybe mean Applebee's? Or was this a joke from the author that I'm just not understanding?
Tear it down and make a nice green space. A few of those water fountains and a bike trail perhaps.
Another brilliant article from Lileks. Impeccable logic. I remember when that Block E idea won out over putting in a green space and now people are once again suggesting that.
tear down everything but kieran's. turn the rest of it into greenspace with a ring of standing stones for a lark.
Bring back Mobys.
City Center, Target Center & Block E … aren't these all failures from the Belton/Cherryholmes/Joan Campbell regime? Not that the current bunch show any greater business prowess.
This was an excellent piece. I'm sitting here cracking up because I'm a patron of Block E every other weekend. "Folly" is the most accurate term for the nearly abandoned behemoth. I actually think that State Fair idea would fly. It'd be like Midtown Global Market, but downtown. I still love going downtown and I hate to see the theater go, but such is life.
Hilarious. Block E has been a car crash in slow motion. But I think it may have lasted longer than the "Conservatory". That thing was such a disaster, I think the city fathers DID tear it down in the middle of the night.
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