There’s a nice short piece on Worcester’s urban re-renewal on boston.com today.

I don’t really have a problem with a Theater District, except I think any proposed district should (a) include plans to rehab the Paris Theater and (b) stop spelling theater with an “-re” at the end.  That really bugs me.

But why stop at a Theater District?

We could have a different district for every block!  Think of the possibilities!

The area around the Palladium could become The Juggalo District.

The area around the Burnside Fountain could be The Pretentious Hispters With Dirty Minds District.

The CVS on Front Street could be the Sorry, you’re going to have to cross the Common to buy cigarettes District.

Instead of Worcester: a city of neighborhoods, our new catchphrase could be Worcester: a city of districts.

Does anyone have any other district suggestions?

7 thoughts on “Districts

  1. Tracy Novick says:

    While I do not do so myself, I understand that some use “theatre” to refer to acted performances, while they use “theater” to refer to the building. Thus it would be, I assume, a “performance” district?

  2. zed says:

    A disjointed collection of pipedreams by any other name.

  3. zed says:

    The Lo-Fi District.
    (Low Finances)

  4. Paul says:

    we are lucly to have you in city govenrment Zed…

  5. AF Zamarro says:

    “The area around the Burnside Fountain could be The Pretentious Hispters With Dirty Minds District.”

    Bravo! So happy to hear someone refer to the statue as the “Burnside Fountain”.

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