Put Your Thinking Caps On

July 20, 2012 at 12:58 pm 5 comments

Ever want to experience Enshrinement? Well now is the time, since the College Football Hall of Fame will soon load up its truck and move to Beverly… (um, Atlanta). As usual, our town is filled with new celebrity faces and downtown is all abuzz. It’s pretty exciting. Check out CFHOF’s website to find an activity that interests you (see ribs cook-off in previous post – yum!!): http://www.enshrinementfestival.org/

While there has been controversy surrounding the CFHOF, I think most would agree that it has been a fun stop for families on various occasions (from Enshrinement to Football Fridays to special events and more). Personally, I hope there is a way for some of those activities to stick around.

If money were not an issue, how would you like to see the CFHOF building used? Here’s a couple of my ideas:
1. Full-service shopping mecca with specialty boutiques, bridal boutique, restaurant, and grocery store (a need for those that live downtown).
2. Community center with theatre, rooms for programs/classes, meeting space (Okay, I know this is a real stretch, but it could be fun).

What are your ideas? Share them here!

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Helen L. Richards  |  July 20, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Successful areas in cities are the “old town’ area which is made up of many of the ideas you list above. It would be a success with entrepreneur people filling it. Something for everyone to shop and enjoy..

  • 2. Carl  |  July 24, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Trader Joe’s!

  • 4. Dusty Krikau  |  July 26, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    I would love to have it become an awesome children’s museum. South Bend is really lacking in that area. I enjoy KidsFirst, HealthWorks and Hannah Lindahl, but they are all so tiny and don’t offer some of the great scientific experimentation options of larger children’s museum. Can you imagine how awesome it would be to have “wind tunnels” running all along that big glass wall. The football field would make a great area for things like “how fast can you run versus a cheetah.” So much great space with such flexible rooms for allowing creative learning!


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