Wow, those were some responses to the college haunts topic. Thanks for responding! Just to clarify a few things:
1. I wasn't referring to bars/pubs/etc. I think Erie already has it's fair share of them
2. I totally agree about supporting local business/local flavor. BUT, there are some staples that go along with most college towns (see previous post) and, to me, those are very familiar and very special. They remind me of college (See: cramming in the library, sitting on front porches late at night, riding your bike over crispy leaves to class).
3. I am okay if Chipotle is not "authentically mexican" because it's "authentically awesome. Hey-o!
But I do appreciate all the comments and thoughts. After consulting my soul in a cool, quiet hour I've decided that it's time to move on.
Anyone out there see the interview that Tiki Barber did with Bela Caroli (Legendary Gymnastics Couch) about the Chinese Gymnasts? He was ranting and swaying and laughing all at once and I was like, "Oh, Bela. I have no idea what you're saying but you're hilarious."