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Historic downtown BFE

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Johnny Dangerously, Apr 20, 2007.

  1. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    I always giggle when I hear local radio or TV commercials, wherever I am, urging a visit to the jewelry store or furniture shop or antique dealer in "historic downtown (Name Your Small Town Here)."

    Every town and downtown has a history, does it not? Does that make it historic? OK, fine.

    Still makes me chuckle. And yes, I love small-town advertising.
  2. John

    John Well-Known Member

    I live in a historic downtown. It's got the whole National Register of Historical Places sign and everything. Why, I have no idea.
  3. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    The slogan of the town I live in -- I live downtown -- is "(Songbird's town) ... It's not so bad."

    THAT makes me chuckle when I hear it on the radio.
  4. audreyld

    audreyld Guest

    To be fair, historic downtown West BFE is a much nicer area for a vacation.
  5. Big Buckin' agate_monkey

    Big Buckin' agate_monkey Active Member

    Downtown Podunk is a hell hole.
  6. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    Hell, I live in an historic downtown BFE. Also known as the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln. :D
  7. RokSki

    RokSki New Member

    Is "BFE" like the "BFG" in Doom? Big Freaking ______? :)
  8. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Gunt, apparently, as seen in another thread.
  9. RokSki

    RokSki New Member

    Doom BFG 1a
  10. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    I hadn't noticed it, because in my state pretty much every fucking square inch of land is the site of some major Revolutionary/Civil War, early settlers or Presidential historic moment.
  11. T2

    T2 Member

    The point is that few people want to venture into the decayed downtown area if they don't have to. They'd much rather shop at one of the new malls at the edge of town, with free parking and all. So the downtown stores need to find a reason to lure people back to the deserted city center. What do we have downtown? Old buildings! Come down and see them! They're historic!
  12. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    I think a lot of these downtowns are going through a revitalization, which, indeed, is making them more attractive to shoppers tired of the edge-of-town malls.
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