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Send him to chains instead of locally owned stuff downtown? You're funny. Cork and 501 are every bit as good as Da Edoardo. Torch is a great dive for the price. You could've at least suggested a suburban place with character like Little Joe's.
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To be honest I know very little about the restaurants in Flint. Correct me if I am wrong but is downtown Flint the one small street that runs next to U of M Flint and the restaurants you speak of are across the street?
Speaking of chains, I do like Casa Real. Miller Rd.
Or God forbid a wine bar.
And you are exactly what is wrong with America, people like you are the main reason places like downtown Flint can't rebound because people won't even give it a chance. Quit being so closed minded and scared .
Sack up and go experience a good meal downtown, Cork, 501, Torch, and Blackstones are great places to eat and drink.
If you don't have the balls to do it at night, go down town for lunch one day. You will not be disappointed.
This post was edited by M J 17 months ago
Sorry but Flint is horrible. It's one of the most depressed areas in the nation. I doubt people like pacingjim are the reason. I'm guessing it's more the crime, unemployment and poverty. Unless pacingjim is a member of The Dayton Family, then....yeah it's his fault. Flinttown!
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Wait, so the Dayton Family ruined Flint?
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This kind of reminds me how in movies someone will complain about a family member, but then when their SO or friend chimes in and makes a comment, they get pissed. If you are from the area, it is ok to bitch about it, but if you are not, STFU.
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Automatic +1 for an Autoworld referance. Well played sir.
I used to go to Churchill's on Thursdays for college night in the summer. Saw Mateen their a few times. When you're 18-22, you have no fear getting hammered until 2 am with your friends in one of the most dangerous areas in the country.
Great point. A song. Now I know who ruined Allentown.
This. The first step toward the pussification of America was when grown-ass men became so terrified of crime they wouldn't set foot outside their subdivision. Pathetic.
You are a pussy. A first class pussy at that. Flint is run down and desolate, yes. But it's not "scarier" than parts of Detroit and Chicago. Plus, Dort isn't even the worst part or Flint. I've been in much worse closer to downtown or on the north side.
And yes, Flint is one of the shittiest cities in America. But as someone that has been in many, many, many ghettoes in America (don't ask - I do real estate site selection for an "urban retailer" so I have to travel to these areas,) it is hardly the worst.
Honestly, Detroit kind of takes the cake as far as I'm concerned. Jackson MS, Birmingham AL, Memphis, NOLA, an Pine Bluff AR are all very close behind.
Better than being a first class asshole.
Jesus. Read the thread. I'm from there and was really depressed about what I saw on a visit last year.
Anyone. Anyplace. Anytime.
Hahahaha ok. I'm just sayin, dude made a thread to Say how scared he was of flint
I ran the bobby crim race in Flint a couple months ago and it was a nice suprise - there are some really nice areas along the route. It was one of the better races i have run in - a lot of people came out and there was a lot of flint pride that day. Flint isn't all bad in my book.
In 1970, General Motors employed 85,000 people in the Flint area. Even before 2008-2009, I think the number was below 12,000 jobs. It was literally a company town and when the largest corporation in the world began to erode, Flint felt the greatest impact from that decline. Buick, Chevrolet, AC Spark Plug were the most promient divisions for decades in Flint. Also, in those days each division (Buick, Chevy, Olds, etc.) of GM at least in Michigan had separate Assembly, Forge, Fisher Body, stamping, Gear & Axle, and Engine assemply plants.
This post was edited by Duffys Caddy939 17 months ago
I agree with all of the aforementioned spots in downtown flint and I would add Bar Louie (which isn't downtown). Good selection of beer, and good food. this is what I thought of when I saw some of you complaining about driving through flint...
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This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by Zeds Dead20290 17 months ago
Or, as the conspiracy theory goes, GM never forgave Flint for starting the unionization of the auto industry, and abandoned the city.
Last week I had to go to Hurley ER at 1030 PM for work. You ever been there at 1030 PM on a weekday? Its a goddamn circus. And how far is it from your beautiful downtown? 3 blocks? Thanks but I will pass on Flint restaurants.
But please do your part to help the city comeback. I would like to maintain my property value.
I'd definitely agree with that.
I was born at Hurley.
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