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Nov 29, 2012
 
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Was just driving thru Latrobe and noticed they seem to be tearing down the building between the liqueur store and army navy. Anyone have any info on what they will be doing there?
That whole block should come down, since it is a PRIME piece of real estate in Latobe, and adjacent to the railroad area. The Frontier Club can have a new home, as well as dainty Pastry and the Army & Navy.

Careful attention should be given to these long-standing Latrobe businesses to keep them alive and thriving.

But, that whole block between Depot and Main and Ligonier and Alexendrai needs to come down, excluding the church on Main and the Mellon Bank building already taking its place in LAtrobe on the "National Register of Hisotric Places"

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Nov 29, 2012
 
I don't think there are more than one or two existing buildings on all of Depot Street that shouldn't eventually be razed. There's not much demand for real estate in downtown at the moment, so the best you can hope is to see a tidy paved parking lot there in the future.
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Jim Moz wrote:
I don't think there are more than one or two existing buildings on all of Depot Street that shouldn't eventually be razed. There's not much demand for real estate in downtown at the moment, so the best you can hope is to see a tidy paved parking lot there in the future.
No Moz!

That block, the block between Ligonier and Jefferson and between Main and Depot is also a PRIME piece of LAtrobe real estate.

These two blocks -- properly developed -- could turn around downtown Latrobe.

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Nov 29, 2012
 
I'd be surprised to see much ever done on Depot between Alexandria and Ligonier. Never has been much there during my lifetime. Eventually it will be all empty lots.

Development on Depot between Ligonier and Jefferson could be spurred on by the building of the community college "campus". Only time will tell what the college actually means to downtown.
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Only time will tell what the college actually means to downtown.
First of all that college campus is going to house a few classrooms like the old building on Lloyd did.

Secondly, biulding it next to the train tracks is a STUPID NIGHTMARE of a place to put a college building, which needs quiet and silence for students to think, discuss, and research and read.

-----Who's stupid idea was it to put it adjacent to the railway?

That project needs to stop.

I have some EXCELLENT IDEAS about how to revitalize LAtrobe AND using this project to spur the process forward.

But, people have got to listen, to "hear" the new way, to see the light.
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The only thing that would do well on Depot Street that was a once tried and true successful enterprise...BRING BACK HARRY"S PIZZA!!!!

Get the ovens from Lattanzios's Bakery and start rolling out the dough. Dominos...look out.
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Nov 29, 2012
 
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The only thing that would do well on Depot Street that was a once tried and true successful enterprise...BRING BACK HARRY"S PIZZA!!!!
Get the ovens from Lattanzios's Bakery and start rolling out the dough. Dominos...look out.
Well, here's an idea. Who's going to hand hold the family that wants to make it theirs?

SBA in Greensburg?
SCORE at St. Vincent?
Nick Felice in Latrobe?
Jim Okonak, the god of all that is good and persuasive in the three-horse town?
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one small business 2 work wrote:
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Well, here's an idea. Who's going to hand hold the family that wants to make it theirs?
SBA in Greensburg?
SCORE at St. Vincent?
Nick Felice in Latrobe?
Jim Okonak, the god of all that is good and persuasive in the three-horse town?
When did we rise to the level of three horses?
you are so wrong

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Nov 29, 2012
 
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When did we rise to the level of three horses?
I thought we had three, did one die? Shit that sucks...
Nugget of Sh-t

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Nov 29, 2012
 
small town successes wrote:
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First of all that college campus is going to house a few classrooms like the old building on Lloyd did.
Secondly, biulding it next to the train tracks is a STUPID NIGHTMARE of a place to put a college building, which needs quiet and silence for students to think, discuss, and research and read.
-----Who's stupid idea was it to put it adjacent to the railway?
That project needs to stop.
I have some EXCELLENT IDEAS about how to revitalize LAtrobe AND using this project to spur the process forward.
But, people have got to listen, to "hear" the new way, to see the light.
Maybe the railroad could move. They could detour out lincoln ave and then go through Latrobe Steel. Then it could cut across the fabulous 5th ward to Lehigh Steel. problem solved
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Maybe the railroad could move. They could detour out lincoln ave and then go through Latrobe Steel. Then it could cut across the fabulous 5th ward to Lehigh Steel. problem solved
Sweetie, if you only knew where the railroads used to go -- and the street cars.

But, the rail line did indeed go all the way to the bottom of Avenue E, where it was loaded by Vulcan Mold and Iron. Yes, there were large trains that slowly worked their way down to Avenue E's 200 block.

The trains also crossed Latrobe along Lincoln Road and went alongside Latrobe Steel, to -- here it goes -- pick up material from the factories and take it to the rest of the world!

Just last night, my uncle shared how trains used to leave Latrobe 6 times a day to go into Pittsburgh.

-----In the rest of the MODERN 21st century world, trains do serve major metropolitan areas, but not in Hicksville Latrobe, that would make too much sense@!

TRains also went from 6th ward over the Loyalhanna Creek to Standard Steel (along Harrison and Ligonier streets), to the back of that now defunct large looming plant.

TRains serviced all area of LAtrobe and the town thrived because of that.
KingOfLatrobe

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Sweetie, if you only knew where the railroads used to go -- and the street cars.
But, the rail line did indeed go all the way to the bottom of Avenue E, where it was loaded by Vulcan Mold and Iron. Yes, there were large trains that slowly worked their way down to Avenue E's 200 block.
The trains also crossed Latrobe along Lincoln Road and went alongside Latrobe Steel, to -- here it goes -- pick up material from the factories and take it to the rest of the world!
Just last night, my uncle shared how trains used to leave Latrobe 6 times a day to go into Pittsburgh.
-----In the rest of the MODERN 21st century world, trains do serve major metropolitan areas, but not in Hicksville Latrobe, that would make too much sense@!
TRains also went from 6th ward over the Loyalhanna Creek to Standard Steel (along Harrison and Ligonier streets), to the back of that now defunct large looming plant.
TRains serviced all area of LAtrobe and the town thrived because of that.
You could be the dumbest person alive.
Shame on Jagger

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You could be the dumbest person alive.
All over the United States and throughout other countries, trains transport people to work, for shopping, and educational and personal travel.

People love using trains, and if Latrobe had trains leaving it in the morning, to go to HIGHER PAYING JOBS in Pittsburgh, Latrobeans would not only use the trains, they'd improve their lives, spend more money in Latrobe and Latrobe would drastically turn around because of this.
Jagger

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KingOfLatrobe wrote:
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You could be the dumbest person alive.
In the MODERN 21st century world, we differentiate between stupid and mentally ill.
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Shame on Jagger wrote:
<quoted text>All over the United States and throughout other countries, trains transport people to work, for shopping, and educational and personal travel.

People love using trains, and if Latrobe had trains leaving it in the morning, to go to HIGHER PAYING JOBS in Pittsburgh, Latrobeans would not only use the trains, they'd improve their lives, spend more money in Latrobe and Latrobe would drastically turn around because of this.
It's not up to Latrobe. It's up to Amtrak or another train corp. There has been talk for at least the last 10+ years to create a super train to travel between Pittsburgh - Harrisburg - Philly. This was being discussed when I worked in Harrisburg. It would be amazing, but in this economy, I don't see it happening.

Unfortunately public transit (like in Pittsburgh) is being run into the ground. They're constantly cutting routes but receiving more government handouts. It would take major work between Latrobe, Greensburg and towns in between to make this happen.

For this to be a viable option, there would need to be more than a few trains a day to and from Pittsburgh.

We used the metros in Baltimore, Philly and DC all the time when we lived in central PA. Instead of having to deal with traffic and parking. We would park in the furthest metro station and then enjoy the ride.

We would use the trains to Pittsburgh. We're in Pittsburgh at least once a week now I'm tired of the traffic.
Shame on Jagger

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Jagger wrote:
In the MODERN 21st century world, we differentiate between stupid and mentally ill.
In the "old" 21st century even the erudite can be considered dumb asses, if they are mean.
Jagger

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It's not up to Latrobe. It's up to Amtrak or another train corp. There has been talk for at least the last 10+ years to create a super train to travel between Pittsburgh - Harrisburg - Philly. This was being discussed when I worked in Harrisburg. It would be amazing, but in this economy, I don't see it happening.
Unfortunately public transit (like in Pittsburgh) is being run into the ground. They're constantly cutting routes but receiving more government handouts. It would take major work between Latrobe, Greensburg and towns in between to make this happen.
For this to be a viable option, there would need to be more than a few trains a day to and from Pittsburgh.
We used the metros in Baltimore, Philly and DC all the time when we lived in central PA. Instead of having to deal with traffic and parking. We would park in the furthest metro station and then enjoy the ride.
We would use the trains to Pittsburgh. We're in Pittsburgh at least once a week now I'm tired of the traffic.
Your common sense is useless here. The purpose for posting here is to dream up ways to spend other people's money. Pointing out the flaws in their argument is a mean thing to do.
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Nov 30, 2012
 
Blueprint 4 Latrobe wrote:
<quoted text>Sweetie, if you only knew where the railroads used to go -- and the street cars.

But, the rail line did indeed go all the way to the bottom of Avenue E, where it was loaded by Vulcan Mold and Iron. Yes, there were large trains that slowly worked their way down to Avenue E's 200 block.

The trains also crossed Latrobe along Lincoln Road and went alongside Latrobe Steel, to -- here it goes -- pick up material from the factories and take it to the rest of the world!

Just last night, my uncle shared how trains used to leave Latrobe 6 times a day to go into Pittsburgh.

-----In the rest of the MODERN 21st century world, trains do serve major metropolitan areas, but not in Hicksville Latrobe, that would make too much sense@!

TRains also went from 6th ward over the Loyalhanna Creek to Standard Steel (along Harrison and Ligonier streets), to the back of that now defunct large looming plant.

TRains serviced all area of LAtrobe and the town thrived because of that.
That plant you speak of is not defunct.
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Nov 30, 2012
 
sara wrote:
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It's not up to Latrobe. It's up to Amtrak or another train corp. There has been talk for at least the last 10+ years to create a super train to travel between Pittsburgh - Harrisburg - Philly. This was being discussed when I worked in Harrisburg. It would be amazing, but in this economy, I don't see it happening.
Unfortunately public transit (like in Pittsburgh) is being run into the ground. They're constantly cutting routes but receiving more government handouts. It would take major work between Latrobe, Greensburg and towns in between to make this happen.
For this to be a viable option, there would need to be more than a few trains a day to and from Pittsburgh.
We used the metros in Baltimore, Philly and DC all the time when we lived in central PA. Instead of having to deal with traffic and parking. We would park in the furthest metro station and then enjoy the ride.
We would use the trains to Pittsburgh. We're in Pittsburgh at least once a week now I'm tired of the traffic.
Now that Latrobe has a drunk person evading police and K-9 dogs...

I think Latrobe should be able to afford a train going into Pittsburgh.

People, it's just a train!

It's not that expensive!

The tracks are already there!

Let's take some of that overseas investment $$$ and invest it here in the U.S.
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Dec 1, 2012
 
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