NY Show .... A Goner

John Ranes II CPF GCF

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Indeed,

The good news for you FramingFool is that the replacement show will be in Baltimore...so it should be about the same distance for you to travel? It should be a less expensive venue for all concerned, attendees and vendors alike.

Visiting New York is always exciting, and this show has been an institution for so many years - I imagine that this will bring up some emotional responses as all learn of this change in scheduling.
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So when will the Baltimore show be? This year? Next? Is this the fall show in October or the one in the spring?


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well I will miss the short, cheap train ride...but I wasn't going back to it, even if it had survived....man I do miss Frameorama!

I would need more info on Baltimore before deciding whether its worth the trip.
 

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I'm still reeling about the $385 ticket/towing charge we got last year in NY (I know, everyone says it, but WE GOT SCREWED !!! ) .... Good Riddance. ..... !!
 

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Decor Atlanta Expo is this coming week, and I can't wait!

Sorry about NYC, but I'm pumped for the Atlanta show.
 

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I sure would be nice if they would do a show in Boston Ma. or Hartford Ct. area for all us Nor'easters.
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dougj, I seem to remember someone saying that they tought the new "PFM Seminars on the Road" would start in Boston.
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If so, I'll second it.
 

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New one in Baltimore? You think they would have figured out there are too many shows.
 

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Just to let you know how excruciatingly old I am, the first NY Decor Show that I went to was 1982 (Holy Cow! I was but 37 years old!) in the ballroom of the Penta Hotel, which overlooks Madison Square Garden. The next year they expanded into the rooms bordering the ballroom, and from there it just grew and grew. I always looked forward to going to New York, eating deli food, seeing a couple of shows and, oh yes, going to FrameORama. When they left the piers, that was the death knell. What memories. How sad to say goodbye to those good old days...
 

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I think it's going to be a good way to revitalize a show that had been in decline. I can't speak for Decor, but I'm sure a large part of it had to do with the incredible expenses and hassles, both for vendors and attendees.

I spoke to a vendor a couple years ago who told me it cost him about $500 to ship his booth across country. Then to move it 100 yards from the loading dock to the show floor was another $1000. I may have the numbers wrong but you get the idea.

Personally I liked the excuse to visit NYC and have some Grimaldi's pizza. The next show I had planned to take a few extra days and take the train to DC to hang out. Now it will be a short hop over to DC.
 

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Originally posted by FramerDave:
Personally I liked the excuse to visit NYC and have some Grimaldi's pizza. The next show I had planned to take a few extra days and take the train to DC to hang out. Now it will be a short hop over to DC.
FramerDave:

Don't you mean "Lombardi's Pizza"??

Yes, that alone was worth the trip!
 

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Paul, I most definitely meant Grimaldi's, under the Brooklyn Bridge. One of the very few coal-fired ovens left in the city and consistently voted best pizza in NYC. I'm drooling on the keyboard just thinking about it.

So, does anyone know of a good local seafood/crabs place in Baltimore?
 

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You must try Lombardi's then FramerDave - also coal-fired brick oven. It's on Prince Street and Mott, in NOLITA (North of Little Italy). And make sure you order the clam pie....I am slobbering as I write this....

I did hear about Grimaldi's actually, and both do get great reviews as best pizza places in NY.
 
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