When an iconic landmark is sold, its closing creates an unexpected sense of closure and closure-seeking for its former occupants.
And then, when it’s re-opened as a new community, the sense of nostalgia is heightened even further, with residents feeling like their memories are more real than ever.
But how does this phenomenon manifest itself?
Is it just a passing fad?
Or is it a long-term trend that could be a harbinger of future trends?
“I think it’s a trend,” said Rachel Segal, a sociology professor at the University of Maryland.
“It seems to be a new way of living, and a way to be active and feel connected.”
The trend of a ‘deregulation’ of the cafe scene that began in 2013, which has coincided with the closing of a handful of historic cafes and restaurants, is also changing the way we eat, drink and live.
In recent years, there have been more cafes and dining establishments than ever, which have opened in the United States and Canada.
But in many ways, it is the opening of new places that have made this trend seem more prevalent.
For example, a recent article published in the New York Times found that the number of “new” cafes and eateries has surged over the past two years.
“In a way, the restaurant scene is evolving in an environment where you can get the most bang for your buck,” said Segal.
“People are opening new cafes because they feel like it’s the right thing to do, they’re seeing the potential in the neighborhood, they want to be part of the community,” she said.
“And if they can’t find a place that’s the place to go, they’ll do what they can to create a new place.”
“The cafes that opened this year are really making the neighborhood feel more vibrant and more diverse, and I think that’s part of that sense of being a part of something that is going through a transition, or being part of a changing environment,” Segal said.
“It’s not just about a certain type of café, but also a place to have a great time.”
In the past, these cafes and eating establishments could only be accessed by the residents of a neighborhood.
But that’s no longer the case.
Now, the neighborhood itself is a venue for dining, shopping and other activities, and that can change the way residents interact with each other.
The idea of ‘downtrodden’ neighborhoods’ being gentrified and ‘saved’ by a “new era of opportunity” is one that is becoming increasingly common.
In some cases, these “new-age” neighborhoods are not only creating new spaces for new people to gather, but for new businesses to open, restaurants to reopen, and for people to go out and explore new places.
But just as people are changing neighborhoods in order to better accommodate their needs and lifestyles, the same is happening in other parts of the country.
A recent article in The New York Observer reported that a new trend is occurring in the nation’s capital where “somewhat suburban areas are becoming ‘downtown’ in the minds of some residents, with the emphasis on retail, restaurants and entertainment.”
While the area may be getting newer, it’s not necessarily becoming gentrified.
And while these “downtropeds” are getting younger, they aren’t necessarily moving into newer neighborhoods.
“I don’t think we’re seeing any real change,” said Jonathan Goldberger, an urban planning professor at George Mason University who has studied the issue.
“There’s not really any change that I can see.
We see the same thing in Chicago and Philadelphia and Atlanta.
There’s definitely some change, but I don’t see a significant change in the overall neighborhood landscape.”
When the area is getting older, Goldberger said, the new residents tend to stay longer in the area.
But while this may seem counterintuitive, it isn’t.
“When the older people leave, they often go back to their old places, which can create some sort of new-age feel in that neighborhood,” he said.
A new way to live is also being created in the city of Los Angeles.
The area of Downtown Los Angeles, which encompasses the Hollywood and Downtown areas of Los Santos, is becoming a more and more upscale neighborhood with restaurants and bars popping up throughout the area, while the new shops and cafes are opening up.
The change in residents’ behavior is also helping create a more “local” feel to the area than before.
“The new people are more willing to interact and interact with other residents and make new connections, and it seems to have had a positive effect,” Goldberger explained.
Los Angeles has become more and less of a city, and many people are moving to the city in order for jobs and housing to be more affordable.
“That’s what people want to do,” Gold