"East Town"

Downtown - North Loop - Mill District - Elliot Park - Loring Park
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Re: Downtown East - Wells Fargo / Radisson Red / Edition Apts

Postby VacantLuxuries » April 26th, 2016, 1:45 pm

I guess it was only a matter of time before someone tried to claim East Loop, what with the other loops already spoken for.

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Re: Downtown East - Wells Fargo / Radisson Red / Edition Apts

Postby grant1simons2 » April 26th, 2016, 1:47 pm

East Town sounds fine.

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Re: Downtown East - Wells Fargo / Radisson Red / Edition Apts

Postby MNdible » April 26th, 2016, 1:49 pm

All of those names are flat-out embarrassing.

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Re: Downtown East - Wells Fargo / Radisson Red / Edition Apts

Postby acs » April 26th, 2016, 1:58 pm

Does anyone actually think this area needs a new name?

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Re: Downtown East - Wells Fargo / Radisson Red / Edition Apts

Postby grant1simons2 » April 26th, 2016, 1:58 pm

At least Vikingsville isn't in the mix. Everyone is going to keep calling it downtown east anyways. I think East Town is the least annoying of the few. Who are they embarrassing?

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Re: Downtown East - Wells Fargo / Radisson Red / Edition Apts

Postby David Greene » April 26th, 2016, 2:00 pm

How about this: let the name get decided organically. People will call it what they want to call it. Put up the fancy signs after people have a chance to get to know the place and decide what to call it.

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Re: Downtown East - Wells Fargo / Radisson Red / Edition Apts

Postby HiawathaGuy » April 26th, 2016, 2:00 pm

Downtown East is pretty damn boring. East Loop has context, because of North Loop.
But the whole loop thing is pretty much lost on most.

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Re: Downtown East - Wells Fargo / Radisson Red / Edition Apts

Postby acs » April 26th, 2016, 2:03 pm

David Greene wrote:How about this: let the name get decided organically. People will call it what they want to call it. Put up the fancy signs after people have a chance to get to know the place and decide what to call it.
Exactly. That's how uptown came to be. No grants or studies needed.

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Re: Downtown East - Wells Fargo / Radisson Red / Edition Apts

Postby David Greene » April 26th, 2016, 2:05 pm

Actually, Uptown *was* a deliberate branding effort by businesses in the '50's I believe.

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Re: Downtown East - Wells Fargo / Radisson Red / Edition Apts

Postby lordmoke » April 26th, 2016, 2:13 pm

David Greene wrote:Actually, Uptown *was* a deliberate branding effort by businesses in the '50's I believe.
I think it was actually closer to the 20's. But yeah, business owners were trying to capitalize on the popularity and recognition of Chicago's booming Uptown neighborhood and so rebranded the area, including the theater (which was originally the Lagoon.)

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Re: Downtown East - Wells Fargo / Radisson Red / Edition Apts

Postby EOst » April 26th, 2016, 3:03 pm

There's nothing wrong at all with this area trying to find a marketing identity. But all of these are pretty forgettable.

It would be pretty strange for all the Cardinal Direction Loops to be downtown except the South Loop, though.

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Re: Downtown East - Wells Fargo / Radisson Red / Edition Apts

Postby MNdible » April 26th, 2016, 3:13 pm

As discussed previously, this part of town already has two distinct names (and two distinct personalities) that people already know: the Mill District and Elliot Park. No need to reinvent the wheel. The only thing that really needs a proper name is the Commons Park, which would then cover the area immediately in front of the stadium.

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Re: Downtown East - Wells Fargo / Radisson Red / Edition Apts

Postby matthew5080 » April 26th, 2016, 3:26 pm

I actually wouldn't mind if they just called that entire area the Mill District, given the historical context of the city and the proximity to the river and the old mills...

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Re: Downtown East - Wells Fargo / Radisson Red / Edition Apts

Postby UrsusUrbanicus » April 26th, 2016, 3:45 pm

Perhaps we could take some inspiration from the infamous online poll for the christening of a British research ship? I certainly wouldn't mind living in "Easty McEastface".

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Re: Downtown East - Wells Fargo / Radisson Red / Edition Apts

Postby VacantLuxuries » April 26th, 2016, 3:59 pm

SoFa McSoFaface

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Re: Downtown East - Wells Fargo / Radisson Red / Edition Apts

Postby widin007 » April 26th, 2016, 5:03 pm

The neighborhood formally known as Downtown East

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Re: Downtown East - Wells Fargo / Radisson Red / Edition Apts

Postby Nick » April 26th, 2016, 5:48 pm

Brandingberg and Ye Olde Consultant Towne still tied a couple hours into the official poll on this issue

https://twitter.com/nickmagrino/status/ ... 7642269697

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Re: Downtown East - Wells Fargo / Radisson Red / Edition Apts

Postby min-chi-cbus » April 26th, 2016, 8:58 pm

widin007 wrote:The neighborhood formally known as Downtown East
That may sound cloche but its actually kind of clever.

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Re: Downtown East - Wells Fargo / Radisson Red / Edition Apts

Postby Tiller » April 26th, 2016, 9:05 pm

Downtown East is still better than all of those names, maybe minus East Loop.

Don't worry though, this'll manage to wind up as EaDo to match WeDo.

EaDo! EaDo! EaDo!

WhoDo EaDo? WeDo!

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Re: Downtown East - Wells Fargo / Radisson Red / Edition Apts

Postby mattaudio » April 27th, 2016, 8:08 am

Am I one of the few people who actually thinks of the greater Mill District - Elliot Park bubble as "Downtown East" - mostly because that was the name of the LRT station for the past decade? Keep Downtown East.


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