That's absolutely right Jay ... NOT IN YOUNGSTOWN ... but they are close to me and mine, and I'm not as hung up on only shopping and eating at stores and restaurants in Youngstown as you are. Most of my trade is in the Belmont strip ... my bank ... my shoe store ... my doctors and Dentests ... where I buy my clothing ... my grocery store ... my hair dresser ... my book store ... my electronics store ... my music store ... so why should I ram all over town just to be able to say that I eat and do my business in Youngstown? In one single trip I can get all by business done on Belmont Avenue and be done with my monthly shopping in a single morning. Oh, and by the way, my friend who takes me shopping is the same way including buying his gas.
I'm also as sure as I can be that many of our members do 90% of their business in Boardman, but for me and mine the Belmont strip is just ginger peachy and with fewer headachs traffic wise.
Oh, and by the way, that is why I placed this post in Mahoning Valley In General and not in the Youngstown forum, and the last time I looked the Belmont strip is in the Mahoning Valley.