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RIP “The Swamp”

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by Skink, Jun 24, 2020.

  1. Skink

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  2. NUM1GATRFN

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    Oh my - title can be scary misleading. I thought with all the outcry for changing everything across the country - we were then also losing the name of 'The Swamp' for our stadium/field. Sad to see the restaurant go - but am a bit relieved - lol
     
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    That clickbait title was well executed.
     
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    low Skink - low .............. lol
     
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    Not intentionally for clickbait - although I expected the reaction.

    By the way, is it ok to say clickbait?
     
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    Wow, that's sad. Had some good times there as a student in the late 90s. Best memory from there was Fred Weary and I buying each other beers in that joint we had a class together. I had lunch there a few years ago before a baseball game, just like old times. Sorry to see it go. Won't be the last restaurant to close its doors in hogtown I'm afraid.
     
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    The internet killed journalism - along with many other things.
     
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    Trying to look at this in a positive light. I’ve spent some great times in the place, inside and outside, and I will miss it. But if they’ve had plans to “improve” it, now is certainly the time.

    The traffic flow inside the place is awful, and upstairs is useless. If they can preserve the Southern charm, open it up inside, and build a rooftop deck it could be awesome.

    Above and beyond all else, they need to preserve the trees.

    Go Gators
     
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    If not we are both in trouble.
     
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    This is so sad to see our sleepy college town turn into a yuppy city-type. I’m just happy I was able to enjoy a true college town atmosphere with the porpoise, swamp, burrito bros...

    I just feel bad my kids (fingers crossed they get in) won’t have the same experience.
     
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    I actually didn't understand that it was being rebuilt somehow. Much better. I just don't like it when thriving businesses get torn down to make room for another business. It's hard to make a small business successful, and, I try to support them when I can.
     
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    That was a great place. $5 for beer and all the pizza you wanted during football games. I got more than my money's worth.
     
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    They are putting a multi-story apartment building with parking garages on top of it, so it will be nothing more than a generic storefront IMO. Personally, I don't believe it will ever open again and some dull national chain will end up in those spots. Say goodby to the ALL of the trees on that block, but don't worry they will plant a few new twigs that will reach maturity about the time that they tear down the now ratty apartments and start over.

    Its very sad for the uniqueness of a college town, but the students are the ones driving this trend. All of the chain places out in the Butler plaza megalopolis are packed with students. It doesn't seem that this generation has as much appreciation for unique little one-off type places to adopt as their hang-outs. Probably has something to do with most having easy access to transportation now.

    Personally, the area across from Campus jumped the shark for me when they re-named the Purple Porpoise and the students began calling it "mid-town." It just wasn't the same after that.
     
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  17. GatorTodd

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    Yellow Journalism existed well before the Internet.
     
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    There are juveniles posting articles now that are written at an eight-grade level. The baseline quality of journalism has fallen dramatically in the last few years.
     
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    It's all about expensive apartments, across the street from campus.
     
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    In my mind, that doesn't qualify in being call journalism but I don't write the rules.
     
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