What dream do you have for Union City???

What dream do you have for Union City???

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katydid

Cincinnati, OH

#1 Mar 27, 2009
Since most of our American dreams are falling by the wayside on a daily basis, this has always been my dream since moving here many years ago. Granted this town does not have a lot going for it anymore, but if we could just have one or two dream things, what would you wish for? I have always longed for a bakery and a movie theater downtown. I walk a lot in this town, to think you could take an early morning walk and buy fresh bread and pastries. The luxury of it!!!! Being far from wealthy this would be one simple thing that could make life pleasant. Having lived in Europe for many years this is the one thing I miss the most. And the working class world cannot afford a lot of luxuries, but we do like to go to the movies, we like to take our kids, I just don't like having to drive somewhere to do it. I know these are not necessities of life, our town needs many, many things, but these two businesses would bring a lot of happiness!!!!
Springalingading dong

Maineville, OH

#2 Mar 27, 2009
An Orange Julius or Juice bar. A crafts store would be nice as well.
Realistic

Richmond, IN

#3 Mar 27, 2009
This may be a little of the wall, and maybe kind of odd to some of you, but I would love for the local school to have a sports team or two that can help restore a sense of pride in the community. I remember growing up Friday or Saturday nights at the high school gymnasium the place was full of parents bringing their kids out to the games and even older people in the community coming out to see the kids play. Now it is a shame but for the most part it is just the parents of the kids playing and a handful of community supporters. I know the kids playing today would appreciate all the support. Some of the kids probably don't even get a lot of support from their families so it would be a big boost for morale amongst the youth in the communtiy if more people expressed an interest in what they were doing. And younger kids in the schools would see the support the high school kids are getting and they in turn may want to be apart of that when they get older, so they have something to be a part of instead of out running around the streets getting into trouble.

Don't know if that makes sense to anyone, but just my thoughts.
dalee

Columbia City, IN

#4 Mar 27, 2009
I would actually like to see the community free of illegals.(Don't start raging about rasism yet). We have people from other countries living in this community who waited years to get visas (that must be renewed every year) who are productive and are not a burden on the welfare and assistance systems. They have come here "Legally". They contribute in a positive way to our society. They follow the laws or else they are deported back to their country. The illegals however, come here without background checks, without paying for the privelege of working here.

Look at all the beautiful houses. Union City was once a great city. We are now labeled and like it or not it discourages economic growth in the downtown area.

Just Me

Lake Station, IN

#5 Mar 27, 2009
We had a small bakery one time and me and my friends would walk there almost every morn to get 10 cent donut holes before we headed off to west side.Those were the days!

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#6 Mar 27, 2009
Just Me wrote:
We had a small bakery one time and me and my friends would walk there almost every morn to get 10 cent donut holes before we headed off to west side.Those were the days!
That sounds nice too! Those little ma & pop stores. Just that small town feeling!! i know that probally sounds funny but i always thought that was nice. A place where the community took care of its own. Neighbors looked out for each other. Now your lucky if you even know them(or maybe you dont want too in some cases) but not have all this drugs, vandalism etc etc. For gods sake we cant even have a community christmas & all the lights & decorations @ the park without some punks destroying it!
Sporty

Cleveland, OH

#8 Mar 27, 2009
Realistic, I agree, and I know where you are coming from. I think alot of it has to do with kids and the drive/support they get from home.
My son is an athlete at UCCHS and his season is just beginning. During voluntary workouts maybe 6 kids would show up. There was real concern that there would not be enough to field a team. Once practice season started they suddenly had 14.
I understand that voluntary means just that, but if the kids aren't willing to put in the extra work, they will never get better and will never be able to restore "pride" back into their team/school/community.
But what can be done about it?
nameless

Cleveland, OH

#9 Mar 29, 2009
we already had a movie theater, a bakery and a diner, any one remember?
ru4real

Bremen, IN

#10 Mar 29, 2009
I remember those being in town, also butcher store and a skating rink.
ripstick

Cleveland, OH

#11 Mar 30, 2009
I remember when everyone that lived here could speak english... those were the days
ru4real

Bremen, IN

#12 Mar 30, 2009
I wish we had a Meijer's or someother big retail store. That way Wal-Mart would have some compution. We could do all the shopping in town and wouldn't have to go far in the winter time in the bad weather.
UC Resident

Maineville, OH

#13 Mar 30, 2009
nameless wrote:
we already had a movie theater, a bakery and a diner, any one remember?
Yea, and the old movie theatre was burned down by illegals making meth !!!
UC Grandma

Cincinnati, OH

#14 Mar 31, 2009
UC Resident wrote:
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Yea, and the old movie theatre was burned down by illegals making meth !!!
It hadn't been a movie theater for several yrs. when that happened. At one time there were 2 movie theaters and several stores uptown. Most people went up town on Friday nights to do their shopping or looking and see others that they hadn't seen since the week before. A lot of people used to go to Greenville on Saturday nights just to park on Broadway and watch the traffic and etc. At that time there were 3 drug stores uptown, The Boston store, Kirshbaums, Lad and Lassie, a mens' store, a ladies store and most important McClures 5&10. Most of the activities of the day centered around shool and church. We didn't have xboxes, play stations and internet. Let alone cell phones and if you got a car at 16 it was because you had a job and helped pay for it. Then you were lucky if it was less than 15 yrs. old.
Just Me

Lake Station, IN

#15 Mar 31, 2009
Dont forget Danners where the hallmark store is now.If it was called something before Danners then I wouldnt remember what it was.
nameless

Cleveland, OH

#16 Mar 31, 2009
remember the diner across from penzoil? fentons bakery was the bestest! such good donuts too. ahh the sunday funny pages and donuts with REAL chocolate milk, and the reds on the radio, am 7oo,,wlw
UC Grandma

Cincinnati, OH

#17 Mar 31, 2009
Red 73 Creamery had that diner. Dairy Maid has an ice cream store at the back of Central Garage on Oak St. There were apartments above most of the businesses uptown and weren't rented to mexicans.
They came to town to pick tomatoes and left again when the season was over. We had a Ford, Cheverolet, Pontiac and Chrysler dealer in town and more gas stations than people would believe today. Seems like there was 1 on every block, sometimes 2. And at Christmas time Mrs. Rosenbush always played the organ and had ourside speakers hooked up so you could drive by and hear the music.
Working poor man

Plymouth, IN

#18 Mar 31, 2009
I remember when there were at least 7 or 8 gas stations in town and every building in town had a business in it.Fresh tapped soda at the drug store,Tibbets drug store,shoe stores and anything else you needed right here in town,even a fresh produce store where Three Gables was.Too many more to mention.
nameless

Cleveland, OH

#19 Apr 1, 2009
the pony keg
nameless

Cleveland, OH

#20 Apr 1, 2009
what about north stateline and alllll the bars there
Just Me

Lake Station, IN

#21 Apr 1, 2009
What that hotel that was sitting by aukermans and they called it the roach motel.

Face it everyone
Union City used to be the best town ever to live in and I was so blessed to have grown up here.

And now look at it..........
LETS TAKE OUR TOWN BACK..........

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