A bit californified – hyde park, boise traveller reviews – tripadvisor gas 91 octane

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Having grown up a few blocks from Hyde Park and back living in the same location, I have witnessed the evolution of Hyde Park over the past 30 years. I used to ride my bike as a kid over there, and wander around the used book store that is still there (yay!), then I’d hit the gas station, which I think was still the Stinker gas gas as it is today, for a fountain soda or some candy. There was Lucky 13 pizza. Not a whole lot else really, a few random shops. It was a quiet, peaceful zone. The whole North End was. The North End was not the place when I was growing up. In fact it was known to house old hippies, shady people, pothead types, low-income people, etc. And it was cool. Now it’s been invaded by yuppies and that is fine, I can accept that change. All the houses have been lovingly restored and that’s a good thing. The color and personality are gone though. What you have gas in chest now is a certain genre of people. Some are very nice, don’t get me wrong. It’s just that the electic mix that once made this neighborhood so interesting is being homogenized, what with your Subaru and SUV driving, but sometimes expensive mountain bike riding, l.l. bean and land’s end wearing, co-op shopping, sushi eating, at times smugly-smiling crowd, it’s almost a Pleasantville 2012 scenario but with enough holdouts like… Having grown up a few blocks from Hyde Park and back living in the same location, I have witnessed the evolution of Hyde Park over the past electricity usage by country 30 years. I used to ride my bike as a kid over there, and wander around the used book store that is still there (yay!), then I’d hit the gas station, which I think was still the Stinker as it is today, for a fountain soda or some candy. There was Lucky 13 pizza. Not a whole lot else really, a few random shops. It was a quiet, peaceful zone. The whole North End was. The North End was not the place when I was growing up. In fact it was known to house old hippies, shady people, pothead types, low-income people, etc. And it was cool. Now it’s been invaded by yuppies and that is fine, I can accept that change. All electricity experiments elementary school the houses have been lovingly restored and that’s a good thing. The color and personality are gone though. What you have now is a certain genre of people. Some are very nice, don’t get me wrong. It’s just that the electic mix that once made this neighborhood so interesting is being homogenized, what with your Subaru and SUV driving, but sometimes expensive mountain bike riding, l.l. bean and land’s end wearing, co-op shopping, sushi eating, at times smugly-smiling crowd, it’s almost a Pleasantville 2012 scenario but with enough holdouts like my own quirky, drama-filled, disorganized, possibly even embarrassing, family to still keep things interesting. Hyde Park is just where these people go for their morning coffees (many are self-employed or VERY flexibly employed), their dinners outdoors watching the other yupsters, and then you’ve got the generation x’sters who fill up Harry’s and Parilla Grill. One thing I’ve noticed is not a lot of friendliness around there unless you already know someone. In that sense, I can’t exactly say it’s been Californified, as I was recently in California and people will start conversations with you. Not so much here though it does happen. Where it’s really become Californified is with gas nozzle stuck in car the prices of things. I was recently at Harry’s. $7 for a glass of basic wine, and $10 for 6 buffalo wings. Terrible service too. Basically you pay for the scene when you eat out at Hyde Park, not for some great food. As for the shops, I haven’t been in any since all the antique stores left in the 90s. I used to work in one which is now Harry’s. I miss those quiet days when Hyde Park was an antiques-shopping heaven but I can accept change and roll with it, and even though I’m a northender who can’t afford to patronize most of these current establishments, I appreciate having this tiny row of locally-owned businesses. I am just missing the old quiet place HP once was when the North End was full of many interesting people and demographics. It was a great place to grow up. RIP old North End. Welcome, yuppies and 9gag ex-Californians. More Show less