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combusean Feb 22, 2023 11:35 PM

The W is considered dated for its target audience and the parent company is trying to reposition it towards this generation's 20s/early 30s who have different priorities than the 20s/early 30s of 20 years ago. There is a sharp decline in alcohol consumption in today's younger people which pretty much clashes with the typical W's nightclub ambiance for example.

Obadno Feb 22, 2023 11:42 PM

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Originally Posted by BA744PHX (Post 9873290)
It’s a dying brand

by what metric?

ASU Diablo Feb 22, 2023 11:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Obadno (Post 9873336)
by what metric?

and by which metric is this sharp decline in alcohol consumption by today's younger people? I'm not seeing it and I'm definitely not contributing to it LOL

combusean Feb 23, 2023 12:11 AM

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Originally Posted by ASU Diablo (Post 9873344)
and by which metric is this sharp decline in alcohol consumption by today's younger people? I'm not seeing it and I'm definitely not contributing to it LOL

https://nphic.org/blog/738-millennia...r-than-alcohol

Marijuana legalization, social trends, more health conscious attitudes, and the importance of one's appearance on social media seem to be contributing to the decline after googling "gen z drinks less".

When the W came about in the late 1990s, Gen X was on their mind and I can't imagine there are a lot of 50-something nightclub goers these days, Scottsdale cougars aside...

azliam Feb 23, 2023 1:29 AM

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Originally Posted by combusean (Post 9873365)
https://nphic.org/blog/738-millennia...r-than-alcohol

Marijuana legalization, social trends, more health conscious attitudes, and the importance of one's appearance on social media seem to be contributing to the decline after googling "gen z drinks less".

When the W came about in the late 1990s, Gen X was on their mind and I can't imagine there are a lot of 50-something nightclub goers these days, Scottsdale cougars aside...

Although I agree with marijuana legalization contributing to the decline of alcohol consumption as well as the decline of intellect and motivation in some (I have a couple of lazy ass pothead nephews), I know many people who care so much about the importance of their appearances on social media that they tend to lie about their status and appearances. :)

Obadno Feb 23, 2023 4:22 PM

The only way to win sociial media is not to play.

I honestly think my decision a decade ago to not engage in social media was the best decision I ever made. I am luckily old enough now that nobody is going to be weirded out by my lack of internet presence and I don't work in a field that would expect it from me.

Social media is a nightmare.

nickw252 Feb 27, 2023 1:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Obadno (Post 9873795)
The only way to win sociial media is not to play.

I honestly think my decision a decade ago to not engage in social media was the best decision I ever made. I am luckily old enough now that nobody is going to be weirded out by my lack of internet presence and I don't work in a field that would expect it from me.

Social media is a nightmare.

Same. I got off Facebook in 2010 and it’s been a great 13 years.

locolife Feb 27, 2023 3:13 PM

Downtown over the weekend

https://i.imgur.com/N5up1fW.jpeg

downtownphxguy12 Feb 27, 2023 5:31 PM

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Originally Posted by locolife (Post 9877033)
Downtown over the weekend


It was popping saturday night. i took a driverless waymo from my house to the herberger and on the way back, drove up 2nd st. lines out the door of all the bars there, sazerac, lucky's, cobra, palma. crazy

ChelseaFC Feb 27, 2023 5:40 PM

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Originally Posted by downtownphxguy12 (Post 9877210)
It was popping saturday night. i took a driverless waymo from my house to the herberger and on the way back, drove up 2nd st. lines out the door of all the bars there, sazerac, lucky's, cobra, palma. crazy

And as more residential buildings and hotels are built, the foot traffic will only increase. A vibrant downtown that feels safe is something the City Council has direct control over, so something to keep in mind with the special election coming up.

locolife Feb 27, 2023 7:30 PM

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Originally Posted by downtownphxguy12 (Post 9877210)
It was popping saturday night. i took a driverless waymo from my house to the herberger and on the way back, drove up 2nd st. lines out the door of all the bars there, sazerac, lucky's, cobra, palma. crazy

I was down there on Friday for the Suns game, it was basically the same thing, we tried to get into a lot of places for some drinks/food before the game and everything was totally filled by 6-7pm. Awesome atmosphere that should get noticeably larger as the next wave of 10-11 projects start to get built and fill up with people.

ChelseaFC Mar 1, 2023 10:30 PM

Mayo Clinic hopes to break ground this year on 120-acre medical research campus in North Phoenix

https://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/...otech-hub.html

DUPio Mar 2, 2023 4:30 PM

That Mayo Clinic expansion is a big, big deal. Having excellent healthcare options is a significant aspect of a thriving metro. This is a top hospital as it is and with the growth will continue to draw in patients from outside of the state and will keep some patients from the area who would otherwise get second opinions from UCLA etc. This will hopefully push University of Arizona/Banner, Creighton, and Barrow to continue to improve. Additionally adding a number of high paying biomedical jobs and developing this in conjunction with ASU is a major step forward and something that doesn't currently exist in the Valley. This can provide a springboard to further development in the Biomedical sphere. This is great for increasing the diversity of the economy. Hopefully it goes through as envisioned.

ChelseaFC Mar 2, 2023 5:28 PM

266-unit apartment complex to break ground adjacent to 12th/Washington light rail station

https://www.hawkinscompanies.com/por...y/theragsdale/

Obadno Mar 2, 2023 5:45 PM

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Originally Posted by ChelseaFC (Post 9880632)
266-unit apartment complex to break ground adjacent to 12th/Washington light rail station

https://www.hawkinscompanies.com/por...y/theragsdale/

I feel like this has been planned for like a decade :haha:

downtownphxguy12 Mar 2, 2023 6:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Obadno (Post 9880651)
I feel like this has been planned for like a decade :haha:


they've been grading for over a week now.

gymratmanaz Mar 2, 2023 7:50 PM

On a side note....where have I been? Where did the Greyhound Dog Track go?

ChelseaFC Mar 2, 2023 7:56 PM

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Originally Posted by gymratmanaz (Post 9880785)
On a side note....where have I been? Where did the Greyhound Dog Track go?

I believe they are building the new Phoenix Rising FC soccer stadium there, or close by.

exit2lef Mar 2, 2023 7:57 PM

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Originally Posted by gymratmanaz (Post 9880785)
On a side note....where have I been? Where did the Greyhound Dog Track go?

It went out of business back in 2009.

Obadno Mar 2, 2023 8:00 PM

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Originally Posted by gymratmanaz (Post 9880785)
On a side note....where have I been? Where did the Greyhound Dog Track go?

Its allegedly going to become the, yet again, new Phoenix Rising stadium.


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