PittsburghJack's Place: G.C. Murphy memories


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G.C. Murphy memories


Now that the old G.C. Murphy store in downtown Pittsburgh and the area around it looks like it is finally going to be redeveloped, this Website is sure to bring back memories of the good old days.

Also see these Tribune Review and Post-Gazette articles.

While the plans for downtown will certainly be a welcome improvement over the current state of despair, I am not very optimistic that high-end condos and a couple of upscale restaurants are what is needed to move our downtown area forward. More affordable housing would be a start, but for our downtown to thrive, the golden triangle once again must be a destination for shoppers. Of course, that is unlikely to happen, especially considering the cost of parking and since Pittsburgh relies so heavily on towing fees.

In addition, Pittsburgh needs a draw to attract people into the golden triangle and to keep workers there after office hours. I just don't see it in the plans I've seen and read about.
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2 Comments:

At 10:12 AM, Blogger jtogyer said...

Hey, man --- thanks for the plug. I need all of the encouragement I can get.

A few swift kicks in the ass wouldn't hurt, either!

 
At 2:58 PM, Blogger PittsburghJack said...

Make it happen. It's a good project.

 

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