Well, I know that this may sound a little weird, but whenever I go with my parents to CP every month, we take U.S. 250 up from Route 2. If anyone has been down to Orlando, and they've seen international drive, don't you think that in the summer time U.S. 250 kind of feels like Ohio Little Version of international drive in Orlando? If they imrove it a little more, than U.S. 250 would look really nice. I think that they should, first of all, tear down Sandusky Mall. Although some people might say that it basically serve's most of Erie County as a Shopping hub, I think that would be a good replacemant for more hotels and entertainment. One other entertainment place they have on that road is sports city, which I have not been to but i'm going to try one these days this summer. What else do you think should be put there. All the attractions on that road could become like a seperate place where tourists could go for a day if they tire of Cedar Point. What do you think?
I-Drive really has two distinct parts, I think. The southern portion of it is very nice. The northern part of it feels a little like 250, only with fewer lanes and palm trees. ;)
Sandusky is kind of weird, but I think that as the market gets saturated with lodging (if it hasn't already), it'll be time to start differentiating things. There's certainly a market for "better" places to stay.
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There are other recreational areas within a 30 minute drive from Sandusky. What about Catawba Island? I heard, also, that Sports City is moving further south on 250, closer to the Outlet Mall.
And if you want some other action in the evenings, there is the dragstrip in Norwalk.
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You want to close the Sansusky Mall, which is the only gosh-for-saken respite those people in Erie County have during the Winter? You are out of your mind!
Jeff's analysis of I-Drive in Orlando is dead on, though the southern part (192) has only been "nice" for the past few years. Construction there went on for decades! While the Mouse is often criticized, I think that Disney's building Celebration was the impetus to improve that half on the county.
As for 250 in Sandusky, I hope the government(s) look at I-Drive south as a model for the growth they will see along that stretch of road in the coming years.
One more thing, if you have some millions lying around to invest the place to do it is along the I-Drive extension connecting the 192 with the original I-Drive. That area, knows as Xentury City will be incredible in the next 10-15 years. It is where the newly opened Opryland Florida resort was built and has incredible access to Disney, I-4, and the Central Florida Expressway. Man, I wish I had some money!
*** This post was edited by wahoo skipper on 3/6/2002. ***
AJ, as for the "Outfitters' Shop", we were in Sandusky a couple years back when there WAS one there. Well, they were having a going-out-of-business sale, and we certainly helped "move things along", as it were...;)
As for the Orlando roads, don't even LET me get started, I (must) have some work to do.....
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