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(WFAA)   Comerica bank abandons Detroit for downtown Dallas. Other than warmer winters and decent BBQ, the "downtown suck factor" balance sheet is even on this one   (wfaa.com) divider line 150
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2007-03-07 12:03:58 PM
Score another point for Omni Consumer Products!
 
2007-03-07 12:09:37 PM
Not a fan of Dallas, but comparing Downtown Dallas to Downtown Detroit is like comparing Mr. Rogers' Land Of Make Believe to Beirut.
 
2007-03-07 12:33:06 PM
Get up
Everybody gonna move their bank
Get down
Everybody gonna leave their bank
You gotta lose your mind in Detroit, Bankless City!

 
2007-03-07 12:37:40 PM
I hope they will rename the Tiger's stadium "Park".
 
2007-03-07 12:38:09 PM
Welcome to Texas.
 
2007-03-07 12:38:49 PM
Man I can't wait to get out of this shiathole town either.
 
2007-03-07 12:39:41 PM
Yet another subby who has never been to Texas.
 
2007-03-07 12:40:37 PM
Where in the city do you live, Starbuck?

/left the city for the burbs'
 
2007-03-07 12:41:09 PM
Well...just another rat jumping ship on this one.

Join a credit union, everyone.

/Little Caesar's Park?
 
2007-03-07 12:41:58 PM
comparing Downtown Dallas to Downtown Detroit is like comparing Mr. Rogers' Land Of Make Believe to Beirut.

No need to insult Beirut there, HLTG. At least people actually live there!

/soon to be one more abandoned skyscraper in Detroit, evidently.
 
2007-03-07 12:42:03 PM
As I work in downtown Dallas, I must wholeheartedly agree with submitter. This place blows ass.
 
2007-03-07 12:42:38 PM
I don't know anything about Dallas, but I do very much enjoy hitting a few places in Greektown and catching a Wings game while in Detroit. Good times. Outside of that type of visit, I'd be fine if we sold Detroit off to Canada.
 
2007-03-07 12:43:23 PM
They aren't abandoning the city, they're moving their headquarters to Dallas. But carry on.

/lives in downtown Detroit
//if all of you hate it so much, why are there so many people down here in the evenings?
 
2007-03-07 12:43:24 PM
Downtown Dallas is pretty farking cool.

Obviously the submitter is taking cheap shiats for the sake of the headline, but damn... comparing Dallas to Detroit just ain't right.
 
2007-03-07 12:43:31 PM
Downtown Detroit itself has quite a bit going on, but the neighborhoods in the city proper are still wallowing in poverty of the worst kind.
Ironically, I can't afford to live in the city, with taxes and insurance rates. Also, I wanted a yard and a house, not an apartment or loft, and I don't like people breaking in to my shiat all the time.
 
2007-03-07 12:43:44 PM
Subby = Retard
 
2007-03-07 12:44:06 PM
They'll be there until somebody like JPMChase, Wells Fargo or Wachovia buys Comerica and closes it down.

/not kidding
 
2007-03-07 12:44:25 PM
Unfortunately Comerica's name is stuck on that stadium for 30 years ... the Tigers aren't about to give up that cash just because they're leaving town, but it would have been nice if that weren't the case (the 30 year part). I've hated the name from day one, but that's the climate we're living in now ... corporate naming is king. Personally something more traditional would have been nice ... I've heard people throw out names like "Harwell Field" and such that would have been excellent.

/mini-rant off
//also trying to leave the city ASAP
 
2007-03-07 12:45:18 PM
captainover: Yet another subby who has never been to Texas.

Subbie here.. I was referring to the core downtown proper, which is essentially a daytime, weekday-only affair. After 5pm and on weekends, downtown Dallas is a barren wasteland. Oh, and parking is overpriced, and usually sucks.

/been in Dallas since '86
 
2007-03-07 12:45:47 PM
Yup, nothing but companies lining up to get into Michigan now that we've upped the state's minimum wage. I mean, Pfizer closing down their massive research campus in Ann Arbor and Comerica leaving town for Dallas must just be the exceptions to the rule...

/starting to look like a ghosttown
//which for some parts of Detroit would actually be an improvement
 
2007-03-07 12:46:11 PM
I'm The Foot Farking Master
I don't know, he seems pretty spot-on to me.
 
2007-03-07 12:46:50 PM
Hey, at least they are still in business. We could have a park named after some company that tanked, like...that other place where that happened.
 
2007-03-07 12:47:00 PM
colovion: upped the state's minimum wage. I mean, Pfizer closing down their massive research campus in Ann Arbor and Comerica leaving town for Dallas

I didn't know Pfizer and Comerica paid minimum wage.
 
2007-03-07 12:47:29 PM
markie_farkie: I was referring to the core downtown proper, which is essentially a daytime, weekday-only affair. After 5pm and on weekends, downtown Dallas is a barren wasteland. Oh, and parking is overpriced, and usually sucks.

Bingo. This is downtown Dallas in a nutshell.
 
2007-03-07 12:47:57 PM
I work in Downtown Dallas, and as far as suck factor, Try downtown cincinatti. I am suprised that the bank made it out of Detroit trying to get past that black hole of a town.
 
2007-03-07 12:47:59 PM
Ok,

so, I'm going to downtown Dallas in a couple weeks for two days. Is this a "don't go out at night" kind of thing, or can anyone suggest where in the "downtown" area to go for good food and/or daytime entertainment with the wifey (i.e. keep it clean).

\loves the " marks
 
2007-03-07 12:48:20 PM
Have to agree with Smitty's clarification above.

Dallas DT is pretty vacant and boring after the workday is over.
 
2007-03-07 12:50:30 PM
"Yup, nothing but companies lining up to get into Michigan now that we've upped the state's minimum wage. I mean, Pfizer closing down their massive research campus in Ann Arbor and Comerica leaving town for Dallas must just be the exceptions to the rule..."

WTF do those companies have to do with Michigans minimum wage?
 
2007-03-07 12:50:33 PM
cardsource: I'm going to downtown Dallas in a couple weeks for two days. Is this a "don't go out at night" kind of thing, or can anyone suggest where in the "downtown" area to go for good food and/or daytime entertainment with the wifey (i.e. keep it clean).

Try Uptown if you want trendy urban clean goodness.. try Deep Ellum if you want your taint pierced, along with a bar crawl.
 
2007-03-07 12:50:57 PM
I live in Dallas. I would agree, downtown is not that great.

one of the uninteresting texas cities.

Houston, Austin are much better.
 
2007-03-07 12:51:13 PM
cardsource - there are a couple of spots in downtown Dallas, like the Iron Cactus and Jeroboam's, that aren't bad places. Plus there's the West End, if you like chain restaurants. All in all, though, it's pretty boring, and if you're walking around after dark, keep your eyes peeled for the homeless people and junkies.
 
2007-03-07 12:51:27 PM
Nothing makes me more sick than people flooding southwest.

If I wanted my life to be the same every single day, the same weather, the same suburban strip-malls, I would move there.

I love cities around here like Detroit, Pittsburgh, Philly, Chicago.

Character. History.

\I'm in Cleveland.
 
2007-03-07 12:52:11 PM
At least Detroit has character, granted that character is mumbling gibberish to himself in a urine-soaked refrigerator box but still!
 
2007-03-07 12:52:40 PM
Cardsource

Head to Addison, they have great food, good clubs (IMPROV and Sambuca) and the area wont scare the bejeebus out of you. Go north on the tollway and get off at Beltline, make a left. your good to go from there.
 
2007-03-07 12:53:05 PM
cardsource

Westend marketplace. Great for tourists (no offense)

No 'don't go out at night thing' really. Just try to ignore all the damn bums that'll bug you for change.
 
2007-03-07 12:53:24 PM
Hmmm.... lets see... I live in Dallas area (actually far north Dallas area).... We have:

1. Cheap housing. $350K will buy you small castle.
2. Cheap labor. Mexicans clean my house and do my yard for almost nothing.
3. Almost no winter. Snow is fun for 2 days out of the year. That is it.
4. Lots of high tech companies, so I will alway be able to charge an outrageous rate for my services.
5. Sports
6. Lots and lots of Fat Chicks (yea, this sucks, but somebody might like it)

I could go on, but I'm if you don't live in Dallas, then you have no clue.
 
2007-03-07 12:54:37 PM
lefty201: Sambuca

There's a Sambuca just in front of the Crescent hotel, next to the Federal Reserve building on the corner of McKinney and Pearl.
 
2007-03-07 12:55:04 PM
Dallas is a great place to headquarter a business and live (no state income tax!), and if they want a taste of home, they can always visit South or East Dallas, or take a nice stroll through Oak Cliff!

/Houston transplant.
//Still likes DFW a lot more than home.
 
2007-03-07 12:56:19 PM
Thanks all for the suggestions! We'll make a list of places and see what happens.

If we run into bums we're gonna have trouble. . .being "Minnesota nice" we'd probably try to knit the homeless sweaters while muttering under our breath in Norwegian about how they should get jobs and repent like good Lutherans...
 
2007-03-07 12:57:34 PM
Markie_farkie

I work across the street from there. I was suggesting something outside of Downtown that would make him want to come back.
 
2007-03-07 12:58:20 PM
Bastards. Gonna switch my bank account to a CU.
 
2007-03-07 12:58:36 PM
"If we run into bums we're gonna have trouble. . .being "Minnesota nice"

That's funny, when my brother comes to town I always have to tell him that he really doesn't need to stop and ernestly listen to every bum on the street.
 
2007-03-07 12:59:14 PM
Looking out the window, I still can't figure out whose downtown (and long-term city prospects overall) is worse: Cleveland or Detroit.

/Yes, I'm downtown in Clev.
 
2007-03-07 01:00:17 PM
yeah, cincinatti sucks. went there for opening day against the cubs a couple of years ago. downtown was dead as elvis.

/ least the cubs won that day !! yay !!
// followed by the rest of the season. booo !!
 
2007-03-07 01:01:01 PM
My in-laws used to live outside San Antonio. Which really sucked because we'd visit, get addicted to Rudy's BBQ and then have to leave...*sigh*
 
2007-03-07 01:01:45 PM
Hey tnpir-

I believe that Jeroboam is closed.

/hates downtown Dallas
//Lives in South Oklahoma aka Frisco
 
2007-03-07 01:02:15 PM
Downtown is the only place in Detroit worth going to. We got lafayette coney, the wings, comerica, ford field, a bunch of bars, etc. The only problem is to get to downtown Detroit you either have to live there (which sucks), or drive from the suburbs (through the ghettos).

/still waiting to return to GR
//GR > Detroit
 
2007-03-07 01:02:51 PM
For all the bashing Detroit gets, it's not really that bad. Some parts are downright nice. Of course there are areas you want to stay out of, but moreso because those areas are abandoned then because they are filled with some shameless criminal element. And name one city that doesn't have any neighborhoods you wouldn't want to walk through at night.

Hell, I'm trying to think of another city that has been kicked in the balls half as many times as Detroit has in the past 20-30 years and I'm drawing a blank...and most of the cities that come close are a hell of a lot worse.

You want to rip on a city in Michigan? Rip on Flint. Not really their fault that 90% of their jobs have left, but THAT is a shiathole.
 
2007-03-07 01:02:52 PM
2007-03-07 12:54:37 PM markie_farkie [TotalFark]

There's a Sambuca just in front of the Crescent hotel, next to the Federal Reserve building on the corner of McKinney and Pearl.


Sambuca is nice. I met some of the folks that play in the house band. Also, The Idle Rich Pub is just down the street as well on McKinney. Good selection of beer and the best fish and chips in town.
 
2007-03-07 01:03:13 PM
Which really sucked because we'd visit, get addicted to Rudy's BBQ

Good stuff.

But I've got three words for you:

The Salt Lick
 
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