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Address: Richardson, TX
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Struggling to catch up

With cities like Plano, and McKinney creating downtown as a destination, Richardson is way behind. There is a great pizza place and an old downtown bar, but it is slow to change... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 3, 2014
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Richardson, Texas, USA
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Richardson, Texas, USA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

With cities like Plano, and McKinney creating downtown as a destination, Richardson is way behind. There is a great pizza place and an old downtown bar, but it is slow to change and become a place to hang on the weekend. I feel part of it is the fact that we have , Indian, Italian, Asian, American ethnic places all... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Not too much to downtown Richardson these days. It was better years ago, but now most businesses have moved on to Plano or Frisco. I dislike the idea of moving away from your own city.

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Plano, Texas
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308 reviews 308 reviews
129 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

this was a tiny town before being overrun as a suburb. It is a wonderful suburb. well run well governed with great people and businsesses but this is not really much of an attraction.

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Dallas, Texas
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357 attraction reviews
815 helpful votes 815 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Downtown Richardson may not have much to offer, although there are scattered throughout the downtown several restaurants, many of which are Chinese. I note from other reviews that the actual downtown may not be all that adventurous. I had reviewed downtown in 2012 thus this is an update I should have made at that time that included pictures. About two... More 

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Denton, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Simply an old, neglected trashy area . Only survival is the heavy traffic from 75 toward east of beltline. Actually the whole area stinks and needs to be avoided.

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richardson
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11 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

I hope to see the area encouraged by our City Council. Very few businesses survive for long on the two block strip on Main Street.....mostly repair stores, bail bonds, hookah bars, vacuums for sale. However, within the 5 block radius, you have the wonderful: Del's charcobroiled burgers, Indo Pak, Chameli, The Richardson Police Staton and Court, A Firestation, China Town... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

I live here and the photo doesn't look current. The area has been over run by hookah bars in recent years. I hope the city really listened to those of us who attended the redevelopement town hall meetings. Then we might return to the shops and ethnic restaurants with more charm and universal appeal. Til then tourist should head to... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Richardson is a very good city in the Dallas area. We like to go there and spend a day because it is safer then Dallas downtown. It is a family friendly city. Love to go back again

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

I traveled to the area and did not have my camera, thus I have to return and make pictures so I can post them on this site. Just North of downtown Richardson and the main fire station (Greenville Avenue) there is a real Chinatown. Large entrance signs have now been built at the edge of the large parking lot. These... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

If you are looking for middle eastern food and hookah...look no more! Great places in downtown Richardson!

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