Please see this question from Brian on Bates St. Does anyone have any thoughts? I think it’s an important issue, as we are all advocates for our neighborhood, for improving it and for advocating it as a great place to live. I personally call it East Shaw. Also see this previous post and this one from the InShaw blog on the same issue.
I was curious regarding the name Truxton Circle for the neighborhood. From what I can gather by talking to people and friends at work that used to live in the neighborhood, it was part of Shaw. If I say Truxton Circle, nobody knows where it is; however, if I saw Shaw, Shaw/Dunbar or East Shaw people have an idea of where our neighborhood is located. Has it been considered to revert to calling the neighborhood Shaw or Shaw/Dunbar, etc. It seems like it would be better for the neighborhood also, as Shaw is developing. It is a more solid identity and, from what I have heard, Truxton Circle wasn’t in our neighborhood in the first place. Not sure if the Bates Association is the forum for discussion or where to bring up the topic. Also, as I only have been here for just about a year, I don’t know how committed to the name the neighborhood is.
Have a good day, Brian