Debates and Discussions

Reader: Beware overeager petitioners on the 16th Street Mall

The 16th Street Mall turned thirty yesterday, and the city will be marking the occasion with a celebration at 11:30 a.m. next Tuesday at Skyline park. In the meantime, we headed downtown to do our own mall crawl, and offer stories along the way. Readers contributed their own insights on popular sites/sights on the mall, including people-watching and al fresco dining spots.

But not everyone is a fan...

See also: - Thirty years in, the 16th Street Mall is still going strong - 16th Street Mall: Shopping Scenes - From the Archives: 16th Street a century ago

Favorite things on the mall? Says Joktan:

I can't decide between overeager petitioners and smoke being blown in my face. It's a really tough call.
And some readers say they avoid the 16th Street Mall altogether.

What's your favorite thing about the mall? What's your least favorite thing? And what would you like to see there?


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