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The Simpsons Shopping District

[ 17 ] July 17, 2012 |

Turning downtown Springfield, Oregon into a Simpsons-themed shopping district actually makes a tiny bit of sense, as cheesy as it would be, considering that downtown Springfield reminds one of a city like Canton or Schenectady more than Eugene or Portland.

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  • tonycpsu

    This would have been an awesome thing to do 20 years ago when The Simpsons wasn’t a steaming pile of poo.`

    • But of course it wouldn’t happen until the show had been commodified out of any soul it had left beforehand.

  • Hogan

    Look out, Utica–Springfield is on the grow!

    I wonder if they’ll have the tire fire?

    • CJColucci

      But what does Springfield have to compare to Utica greens?

  • Canton? There’s a statue of Jayne in Springfield, OR?

    • Njorl

      They prefer Guangdong now.

  • It better have a hammock district

    • wjts

      And a Squidport.

      • fledermaus

        And a Stoner’s Pot Palace

    • Hogan

      That’s in Cypress Creek.

      • Craigo

        Right off Maple Systems Road.

  • mark f

    LGM meetup at Flaming Meaux’s!

  • Njorl

    It seeems to be at the instigation of the guy who sells cursed frogurt

  • Halloween Jack

    If a dinky little burg like Metropolis, Illinois can have a big-ass statue of Superman, why the hell not?

  • Yosemite Semite

    Downtown Springfield. That used to be the part of Springfield that bordered the old Highway 126, called Main Street, up until the 70s when the town mallified (sic) and shopping moved around Centennial Boulevard. The full transition from pathos to bathos with the accretion of the Simpsons.

  • Allen

    Being the Eugene boy that I am, the only time I’ve spent in Springfield was for (1) going to high school basketball games or (2) heading to the dry side. Which beats the number of times I’ve been to Corvallis, which is once.

  • hylen

    Is Springfield vibrant?