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Here’s 5 Things You Could Buy With $476 Million to Make Tyler a Better Place to Live

There was no winner last night in the Mega Millions Lottery, so this means the jackpot for Friday will go up to an estimated $476 million! If you win, here are a few recommendations on how you can spend the money to make Tyler a better place for us to live.


Anirudh Koul, Flickr
Anirudh Koul, Flickr
1

A Music Venue

 
 

I've grown up in Tyler. Been here 37 years and the question that is always asked, but never answered is "Why does Tyler not have a better place for concerts?" Being in between Dallas and Shreveport is the perfect spot for a band to make a quick stop and play for a few thousand people. If you win the cash, please make this the first thing on your list to build. You'll be a richer person than when you started if you'll just do it.

 
evilgurl, Flickr
evilgurl, Flickr
2

Build An Overpass Or Two

 
 

Traffic in Tyler is horrible. There is no doubt that the city has grown quicker than city managers expected. Do us all a favor if you become stupidly rich and build some overpasses to help relieve the congestion!

 
ferret1 11, Flickr
ferret1 11, Flickr
3

Build Another IHOP

 
 

Besides the question of why we don't have a decent place for a concert, question number two by residents of Tyler has always been, "Why is there only one IHOP in Tyler?" Let's change that.

 
MBK, Flickr
MBK, Flickr
4

Bring (Back) Popeye's Chicken

 
 

We used to have a couple. Why they didn't make it is a mystery to me. Maybe Tylerites just didn't appreciate a good thing when they had it, but now we want it back! Spicy Cajun style chicken? I'm in!

 
Edward Beavers, Flickr
Edward Beavers, Flickr
5

Build A Dave And Busters

 
 

It's like a grown up Chuck-E-Cheese! Food, beer and games -- enough said!

 

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