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“Run down area”
Review of Downtown Crossing

Downtown Crossing
Columbus IN
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Run down area”
Reviewed December 7, 2012

This area used to be a very exciting neighborhood of department stores, Today there is only a Macys and a bunch of cheap clothing and jewelry stores, While the area is safe by day,it feels dangerous after 7:00PM and a bit so on Saturdays, so much so, that the Boston Police have a small police station right there,on the sidewalk...The 2nd oldest restaurant in Boston, famed Locke-Obers was here, and sadly closed after more than 160 years, in November,2012,partly becuase folks feel a bit uncomfortable in this neighborhood, by day and night.
.a lot of development is slated for this area to remove the blight and to bring regular people into the area once again.

Visited December 2012
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Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lots of re-development going on”
Reviewed December 6, 2012

When Filene's Basement closed, Downtown Crossing went to pieces. Literally. When you look around after coming out of the subway station at Washington & Bromfield St., you might think you stepped into a war zone because of the 1/2 demolished buildings around you. It's been this way for several years now. It's like someone started tearing them down and then lost interest and moved on to something else. Borders Books shuttered its doors and so did a bunch of smaller shops a couple years ago. Gangs of loud, bad-tempered kids hang around at the street corners and inside doorways. I don't know if these are gang kids but factions of them are always squaring off against other factions. The cops are constantly walking and riding around trying to move them along but they aren't successful. Don't go there alone after dark because it's just plain dangerous.

There are some great stores around Downtown Crossing once you get away from Washington Street. Seriously, some really great businesses are within walking distance from DTC.

Visited December 2012
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Revere, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
139 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Great Shopping!”
Reviewed December 3, 2012

Love the shopping in this area! TjMaxx, Marshalls, DSW shoe warehouse, the corner mall. Always a treat. Definitely worth the visit. Great for nightlife too!

Visited June 2012
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Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Urban Renewal”
Reviewed December 1, 2012

They are working on it is all I can say. The Filene's store is closed and they stopped mid way in the rehab. If the economy ever bounces back it might be worth the time to see.

Visited November 2012
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
401 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“Busy intersection”
Reviewed November 14, 2012

This is probably my least favorite area of Boston - most likely because it's the epitome of everything I despise about cities - it's busy, dirty, crowded, loud... There's lot of shops to go in and out of - I find myself here often to run into DSW, Macy's, a jewelry shop, or the like - but I try to get in and out as quick as possible. I just don't love it.

Visited November 2012
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