You have a valid point. As you stated that in our area, a lot of attractions are away from the downtown area. That is true. But it's also true that a vibrant downtown is important to a city's growth. Something happened in America years ago when businesses moved out from the city centers for cheaper property. More recently, you see cities making a deliberate effort to revitalize and invigorate their downtown areas. I've spent many evenings downtown...for dinner, drinks, plays. Now if it wasn't downtown, I wouldn't be heartbroken...but personally think it would be great downtown.
I respect your opinion, although mine is different.
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