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Why aren't America's downtowns as lively as they once were?

I know millennial think they're the new party crowd who lighten up the city, but really, most cities in America are not as lively as they once were. I can remember in my own city when everybody was out in the Malls and downtown on a Friday night or Saturday night. Millennials are homebodies compared to generation X and generation Y.
Spokeskitties75 · 46-50, M
Because everyone is on their f**king phones instead of lighting up the town!!
AlasPoorYorick · 51-55, M
And ordering everything online for delivery so no need for stores @Spokeskitties75
Stereoguy · 56-60, M
These day's kids want to stay home and game. :(
ISpeakTheTruth · 36-40, M
@Stereoguy I wouldn't think that to be so, but I've noticed that lately. I see more older people out on the town and at clubs and bars than young people.
There has been a movement towards the suburbs drawn by cheap land and the promise of a safer lifestyle. The problem is that the inner cities have gotten ignored for decades now. But many downtowns are coming back
Milkshake · F
millenials are generation Y....
PeachesGR · 61-69, F
@Milkshake so what comes after Z? A?
Milkshake · F
@PeachesGR who knows... doesnt look good for mankind tbh...
PeachesGR · 61-69, F
@Milkshake That's very true!
TheCensoredBrot · 31-35, M
Ironic that, if there were more young folks downtown, morons like you would be complaining that they were ruining the place
seeandhear · M
Things change from one generation to another. It’s possible that style of downtown life will return.
PeachesGR · 61-69, F
I would guess more people are struggling than in those years...
Tminus6453 · M
They stay home and sit on their phones or play videogames
PeachesGR · 61-69, F
Cell phones, computers, lots of deliveries & gun violence showing up in very "unusual" places....(?)

 
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