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Two 8-Story Buildings Proposed for Park Street

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    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    …my next concern is where all the Bros will go when Bro Street is wiped off the map?!

    Not to pick on you specifically, but this same worry about a cataclysmic bro-invasion has been reiterated many times through many different channels in the past few days. It’s gotten to the point where this category of sub-humans has been demonized far beyond the lowly hipster stereotype punching bag.

    Maybe I’m wrong, but I thought that “bros” were just young dumb college kids. They grow up and grow out of it. Not trying to make any excuses for bad behavior, but I imagine 95% of them are simply annoyingly weekend drunks at worst. And I imagine 95% of everyone complaining about bros exhibited some form of “dumb young person” syndrome at some point in their life that would label them a bro (or bro-ette?) by today’s nomenclature.

    The type of people looking for cheap crappy beers, Top 40 dance-pop, and a crowd of their peers is going to go exactly where they can find it. They’re not going weasel their way inside the scenes at The Rossi, Kingmakers or Brothers Drake unless there’s a big change those places.

    #1092632
    Eridony
    Eridony
    Participant

    Maybe the Bros can redevelop Driving Park?

    #1092636

    ehill27
    Participant

    Oh, Walker. You stole my thunder and made me feel guilty all at the same time. :(

    Honestly, though. I wasn’t trying to pick on the Bros, so much as point out another facet of this development (though I have been known to razz Bros, hipsters, and others, but always in good fun). They really do have quite a large and long term thing going on there, and they’ll need to find somewhere else to do their thing.

    PS- Is there a term for displacing Bros? ;)

    #1092638

    ohbr
    Participant

    Honestly, though. I wasn’t trying to pick on the Bros, so much as point out another facet of this development (though I have been known to razz Bros, hipsters, and others, but always in good fun). They really do have quite a large and long term thing going on there, and they’ll need to find somewhere else to do their thing.

    PS- Is there a term for displacing Bros? ;)

    Brewery District? Isn’t that From whence the came so many years ago? If you really dislike them, relocate them to the Flats ;-)

    Bro-fugees? Bro-meless?

    All in jest of course. Although I don’t like the atmosphere, it should be wondered where those young people who like to drink unfortunate beer and listen to hit music and dance and fight should end up. Part of a young thriving city is to have somewhere like that.

    #1092640
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Oh, Walker. You stole my thunder and made me feel guilty all at the same time. :(

    Again, that wasn’t directed just at you. I’ve just seen it a lot, and it’s an easy group for a lot of people to dislike.

    Bro-fugees? Bro-meless?

    Ha! Both of those are pretty good. ;)

    #1092641
    King Gambrinus
    King Gambrinus
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    Maybe I’m wrong, but I thought that “bros” were just young dumb college kids. They grow up and grow out of it. Not trying to make any excuses for bad behavior, but I imagine 95% of them are simply annoyingly weekend drunks at worst. And I imagine 95% of everyone complaining about bros exhibited some form of “dumb young person” syndrome at some point in their life that would label them a bro (or bro-ette?) by today’s nomenclature.

    Yeah I agree. I don’t get the hate. I spent plenty of time being drunk and loud on Park St. and I’m sure plenty of other people have to. Doesn’t mean I didn’t move on to enjoy Mouton or Brothers Drake etc. When I was 22 I wouldn’t have wanted to spend the money it takes 28 year old me to bar hop around the Short North anyway. Brothers used to have a 10 cent wing night and I’m pretty sure that’s the best deal on food I’ve ever gotten.

    Park St. is great because it is what it is. If you don’t like the scene there are plenty of other options within just a few blocks. But because you don’t like the bars isn’t a great justification for tearing down historic buildings or breaking up a district with its own successful identity.

    #1092643

    wpcc88
    Participant

    No bro’s go to these bars anymore. They literally go to Brothers, BBR, Callahans if they’re Park Street bro’s.

    #1092645

    heresthecasey
    Participant

    IMO really all they would need to do to fix this proposal is save the first ~20 or 30 ft of the three historic buildings. Then site the hotel tower immediately behind them, demolish the single-story piece, and pull the new building’s entrance out to Park St at that point. Keep the office/parking section pretty much as-is.

    #1092646

    ohbr
    Participant

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>ehill27 wrote:</div>
    Oh, Walker. You stole my thunder and made me feel guilty all at the same time. :(

    Again, that wasn’t directed just at you. I’ve just seen it a lot, and it’s an easy group for a lot of people to dislike.

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>ohbr wrote:</div>
    Bro-fugees? Bro-meless?

    Ha! Both of those are pretty good. ;)

    And if they’re upset, we can call them Bro-mads for the double whammy.

    #1092675
    Josh_W
    Josh_W
    Participant

    PS- Is there a term for displacing Bros? ;)

    Maturification?

    #1092676
    Gus W
    Gus W
    Participant

    Honestly, the majority of the people at Park Street Complex are college kids, under and of age, and it usually doesn’t look too busy ever, minus your Thursday college night. Saloon isn’t even open anymore unless there’s a concert there. Social is super small, and so is the inside of Patio, so really all you’re losing is the big outdoor space that Patio has which isn’t even utilized half the year. My guess is they will just head to another Park St. bar and make them even more crowded, or the ones that can’t get in will head back to campus.

    #1101895
    MichaelC
    MichaelC
    Participant

    A revised iteration of this plan was published in Business First this morning: They’re now trying to incorporate the existing buildings along Park Street:

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    #1101900
    Eridony
    Eridony
    Participant

    A good move!

    #1101903

    WJT
    Participant

    This looks much better!

    #1101904

    sruckus
    Participant

    That looks fantastic. Designs that mix modern with historical always look cool.

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