Dan Gibbs 
Member since Mar 28, 2012

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Re: “Exorcising the Devil’s Triangle

I must confess that I don't particularly CARE how many "new Richmonders" know the name; and how silly to try desperately to get rid of it! (After all, I still snicker about "Museum District," which is certainly a new name itself.) Devil's Triangle was never THAT bad, and it's a fun name. As another poster mentioned, Hell's Kitchen is now pretty fashionable and has kept that name--though I would surely hate to think that we are aping Babylon-on-the-Hudson.

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Posted by Dan Gibbs on 07/16/2013 at 7:13 PM

Re: “City Plans Makeover of Brookland Park Boulevard

Back in the early '90s, when I still lived in the city and had just lost my job because Thalhimers closed, the city pulled in outside consultants to tell us "how to save downtown." The answer, several bajillion dollars later, was to pull down the two department store buildings and create a park. Umm...OK. Now that I'm planning to move back to Richmond, I'm looking at houses near the Brookland Park business district. It CAN be successful and fashionable again, but it needs local support rather than overpaid outsiders. Get the Brookland Theatre open, a couple of good restaurants...it has all of the potential to give Carytown a run for its money.

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Posted by Dan Gibbs on 04/20/2012 at 1:37 AM

Re: “Hipp Replacement

The National was built in '23 and, unlike the Hipp, didn't really have sweeping alterations made. It was pretty easy to take back to 1923. The Hipp had so many complete renovations over its life that re-creating the original theatre would have been more or less impossible.

Posted by Dan Gibbs on 03/28/2012 at 7:19 PM

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