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Sun Mar 3, 2013, 04:31 AM

College Station: Developments to urbanize Northgate district

Shortly after the turn of the 20th century, a post office, a shoemaker and a tailor clustered around the northern entrance to Texas A&M. The shops were separated from campus by a gate, the north gate.

As the century progressed, the conservative county went wet, and the all-male military school eventually admitted women. Alongside the university, the bustling business hub grew into an entertainment district, most famous for bars and nightlife.

The newest changes might not be as gradual.

City officials, university administrators and excited developers say the city has reached another turning point -- the genesis of an urban College Station.

More at http://www.theeagle.com/news/local/article_c84521c7-6457-59c3-a4b5-15a0b2ab1ef4.html .

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TexasProgresive Mar 2013 #1

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Sun Mar 3, 2013, 09:04 AM

1. Northgate is the only place in College Station that has character

College Station is about the most plastic city I have ever seen. The area behind Northgate being somewhat an exception. So will the Cow Hop, Dixie Chicken, Fitzwillies and others be replaced by more fast food franchise emporiums? Like there are not enough of those on Texas Avenue, Harvey Road and University east of Texas Ave.

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