Western & Third

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    I wish I had a shot from this same spot 5 year ago with the decaying and closed Muskegon Mall. Western Avenue ended at this intersection, there was no traffic circle, the Hines and Sidock Buildings weren't even a dream at the only thing in their locations were the mall parking lots that had been chained off by the owner of the mall.

    Then I would carry those two photos with me and every time I heard some resident talk about how horrible Muskegon is I'd show them how far the city has come in 5 short years.

    1. NewCityOne 112 months ago | reply

      Very nice! For whatever has been hitting Michigan over this decade, one thing is for sure; the city centers of almost every Michigan city are seeing real and tangible revitalization.

      Is the Frau still a theater, BTW? That name is quite a mouthful for a theater.

    2. Eridony (Instagram: eridony_prime) 112 months ago | reply

      Yes, and I would love to think when the economy does recover it just speeds up investment in the urban cores instead of going back to the suburbs.

      Yes, the Frauenthal is still a performing arts theater that is ridiculously nice on the inside. I really wish I still had a friend who worked there so I could photograph the interior.

      Here is a better shot of the theater

    3. cyril_tamer 112 months ago | reply

      I think the trolley is a nice lucky touch to the photo.

    4. Eridony (Instagram: eridony_prime) 112 months ago | reply

      Yeah, I was actually walking that way to photograph the trolley. I had taken close to the same picture earlier in the day with no trolley.

    5. cmu chem prof 112 months ago | reply

      Very good downtown view. The trolley and the old style sign just above it add a nice touch.

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