Thursday, February 11, 2010

Carondelet Impressions Rising

Twice now in the past 24 hours, I have heard the name, "Carondelet" on the radio. This is more than I can remember hearing it in the past 6 months. And this is only the beginning.

The new River City Casino is about to open, and advertisements on major radio stations are telling people to exit I-55 at the Carondelet or Germania exits.

Everytime you hear the name Carondelet or Germania, you are reminded of those south city landmarks. This is a good thing.

Casino activity will increase traffic into the area, and that will be good for local businesses.


Mark Groth said...

Maybe casino goers will wander into the awesome Patch neighborhood and enjoy a drink or dine at the Ivory, Patch or Riverside Cafes.

Rick Bonasch said...

Also casino workers. The new casino is going to have over 1,000 employees.

I'm not a fan of casinos, but if they bring more people and traffic to an area, that's got to be a plus for retail activity.

Becky said...

I absolutely think that the casino will bring better things to my poor little Patch neighborhood! It would be my great hope that those buildings right at the corner of Lemay & RCC Blvd that are such an eyesore could be restored & turned into some nice shops. And also it would be awesome if the area over by the Ivory Theatre could become a nice little place to shop & hang out, within walking distance of my house! ;)