Charlestown should go in HSBC building

Charlestown should go in HSBC building

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Goodthing

Carthage, NY

#1 May 11, 2013
Why not putting Charlestown downtown. It would be a great fit at the HSBC building. It may not be the same scale as the original but it could definitly work to a certain extent. Also, it would be great for downtown.
citygy

Carthage, NY

#2 May 11, 2013
that is actuay a good idea
Sam

Greig, NY

#3 May 11, 2013
Goodthing wrote:
Why not putting Charlestown downtown. It would be a great fit at the HSBC building. It may not be the same scale as the original but it could definitly work to a certain extent. Also, it would be great for downtown.
Could you please tell me what is even in the Charlestown Building anymore
citygy

Carthage, NY

#6 May 12, 2013
Really? it not that complicated. It would be a smart move to move something like charlestwon to a empty downtown building rather thn an empty 1 on the end of bleeker street. Does that not make smater economic sense?
slapanut

Utica, NY

#9 May 12, 2013
What rock did you crawl out of? Do you expect retailers to come back from the dead back from the 70s? Next thing you'll suggest we bring back the old Boston Store just like the old days.
Facts

New Hartford, NY

#10 May 12, 2013
HSBC building is loaded with mold, totally destroyed inside due to water damage. Sadly this needs to be torn down.
okgo

Carthage, NY

#12 May 13, 2013
Needs a private investor

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#14 May 13, 2013
Goodthing wrote:
Why not putting Charlestown downtown. It would be a great fit at the HSBC building. It may not be the same scale as the original but it could definitly work to a certain extent. Also, it would be great for downtown.
You win the award for coming up with the worst idea so far today!!!
Captain Obvious

Carthage, NY

#16 May 13, 2013
Of course things need to be moved and originate around the downtown area, but what exactly are you moving from Charlestown? The asbestos?
The downtown needs a chain restaurant or 2 (with one being fast food) and to establish some sort of parking. Then other businesses will come once the area is a little more congested. The problem with our downtown is it's only busy Monday through Friday from 8:00 until 6:00, then what?
Look at all the buildings with what should be prime location, that are just dormant. If there were more restaurants, shops, bars, maybe even a movie theatre or attraction for kids and people could actually park, then it would work. Our former Mayor even took away the only event held downtown, and nobody has brought it back. What happened to the Good 'Ol Summertime? How can you encourage people to come downtown if there's never anything to do? There's never any reason for someone to go downtown in Utica. If you're not gonna hold any sort of events there for people to come down and see the businesses there, then it will remain the ghost town it is until its completely empty, which isn't too far from right now.
Tax cuts for businesses trying to move in to the area is a start, but that kind of talk is just crazy, right? Instead this area can continue to rely on the working middle class to cover the expenses by raising the taxed every year. Who in their right mind wants to start a business in this area, where 75% of your population is dependent on welfare? All it takes is one drive through the city of Utica and it's obvious why people don't want to move anything here, let alone start something here.
The city has been a mess for quite some time now, and there is no hope with the people in position to make a difference.

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