Ilitch Announces New Arena Plans
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12-05-2012, 04:30 PM
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Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Flemington, NJ
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And you can't compare Devils situation. Devils were blamed to have built an arena in ''ghetto'' while they had many other parts of the city more ''public friendly''. Detroit main problem is economy, not gangsters and wannabe thugs.
Not true.. The Devils built their arena in the downtown area of Newark, easily the most gentrified part of the city with the lowest crime rate, Prudential HQ, now Panasonic's HQ, lots of shopping, hotels, restaurants, mass transit hub, etc.. It was and still is the best section of Newark
Much like the Wings seem to want to do, the Devils wanted to come in and really help that downtown area of the city get rejuvenated and come back.. The recession pissed on that, but it's slowly coming around with new hotels, new upscale housing, much nicer restaurants etc..
I see exactly what the Wings want to do and I applaud it.. The recession hurt Newark's comeback but the Devils have really helped the area.. You can see the lockout's affects on the local business owners.. Revitalizing an urban area is slow and difficult because you have to change suburbaner's typically radical thoughts that they will be shot and ***** immediately in said urban area
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