Originally Posted by KingXerxes
I do agree 100% with you on the dead zone around the park. You're not going to have a Wrigleyville-type of development due to the fact that the neighborhood doesn't consist of high density population which keeps those places going during away games and the off season, but I would have thought by now you'd see destination locations (restaurants and such) popping up in the general vicinity of the park.
We *still* hear from people - especially visitors to the city and transplants now living here - that the area is dangerous. The lack of these types of things only contributes to that notion, especially when the other park has a vibrant business area around it. Which would you choose for a trip/team to root for? The "fun and safe" area around Wrigley, or the bland and "dangerous" area around the Cell?