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[[Image:Downtown-GTAVC-southeastwards.jpg|thumb|325px|Downtown, Vice City, as viewed to the southeast in GTA Vice City.]]
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[[File:Downtown-GTAVC-southeastwards.jpg|thumb|325px|Downtown, Vice City, as viewed to the southeast in GTA Vice City.]]
[[Image:Downtown-GTAVC-westwards.jpg|thumb|325px|Downtown as viewed to the west from [[Leaf Links]] in GTA Vice City.]]
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'''Downtown''' is the business sector of [[Vice City (3D Universe)|Vice City]] in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]]. It is bordered by [[Little Haiti]] to the south and a body of water elsewhere.
 
'''Downtown''' is the business sector of [[Vice City in GTA III Era|Vice City]] in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]]. It is bordered by [[Little Haiti]] to the south and a body of water elsewhere.
 
   
 
==Character==
 
==Character==
Downtown is the northernmost area in the city. Mirroring [[wp:Downtown Miami|Downtown Miami]], it has most of the city's skyscrapers, including the tallest structure in the city. The giant [[Hyman Memorial Stadium]] hosts events such as concerts, stock car races, demolition derbies and dirt bike stunt shows. Downtown is the location for the local heavy metal radio station [[V-Rock]] and an enclosed recording studio, where lead singer for rock band [[Love Fist]], Jezz Torrent, was seen recording a song. The [[Ammu-Nation]] gun store supplies weapons and armor. The area had a population of 4,558 as of [[1984]].
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Downtown is the northernmost area in the city. Mirroring [[wp:Downtown Miami|Downtown Miami]], it has most of the city's skyscrapers, including the tallest structure in the city. The giant [[Hyman Memorial Stadium]] hosts events such as concerts, stock car races, demolition derbies and dirt bike stunt shows. Downtown is the location for the local heavy metal radio station [[V-Rock]] and an enclosed [[V-Rock Recording Studio|recording studio]], where lead singer for rock band [[Love Fist]], [[Jezz Torrent]], was seen recording a song. The [[Ammu-Nation]] gun store supplies weapons and [[armor]]. The area had a population of 4,558 as of [[1984]].
   
Other places of interest include the [[Vice City News]] (VCN) headquarters and a venue for a Love Fist concert, just south of the V-Rock radio station. An unnamed beach is also located west of Downtown, but it receives no visitors or attention, a stark contrast to Washington Beach in the Ocean Beach area. A police station, hospital and one of the city's [[Vice City Fire Department|fire station]] is situated in the area.[[File:Vice_City.png|thumb|350px|Downtown Vice City as viewed in the 10th Anniversary trailer.]]
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Other places of interest include the [[Vice City News]] (VCN) headquarters and a venue for a Love Fist concert, just south of the V-Rock radio station. An unnamed beach is also located west of Downtown, but it receives no visitors or attention, a stark contrast to [[Washington Beach]] in the [[Ocean Beach]] area. A [[Downtown Police Station|police station]], [[Schuman Health Care Center|hospital]] and one of the city's [[Vice City Fire Department|fire station]] is situated in the area.
   
Like many parts of the city, Downtown has seen major changes between [[1984]] in GTA Vice City Stories and [[1986]] in GTA Vice City. The dirt track in the north has changed dramatically. The giant [[The Mendez Building]] directly west of [[Hyman Condo]] has been torn down and replaced with a shorter building. By 1986, a giant [[GASH]] blimp circles endlessly around the city. Ammu-Nation added a giant [[Ammu-Nation Shooting Range (GTA VC)|shooting range]] to its store.
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Like many parts of the city, Downtown has seen major changes between [[1984]] in GTA Vice City Stories and [[1986]] in GTA Vice City. The dirt track in the north has changed dramatically. The giant [[The Mendez Building]] directly west of [[Hyman Condo]] has been torn down and replaced with a shorter building. By 1986, a giant [[GASH]] [[Blimp|blimp]] circles endlessly around the city. Ammu-Nation added a giant [[Ammu-Nation Shooting Range (GTA VC)|shooting range]] to its store.
   
One of the streets in Downtown is lined with parking meters, which can be destroyed by hitting them with a vehicle. When destroyed, these parking meters give out a random amount of money. This is a good way to gain a lot of money during the game.
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One of the streets in Downtown is lined with [[Parking Meter]]s, which can be destroyed by hitting them with a vehicle. When destroyed, these parking meters give out a random amount of money. This is a good way to gain a lot of money during the game.
   
 
==Gang control==
 
==Gang control==
 
In 1984, the area is dominated by the [[Vice City Bikers|Bikers]] gang led by [[Mitch Baker]]. By 1986, the gang has lost control of the area. While the Bikers remain at [[The Greasy Chopper]], they don't control much territory and the rest of the area is not controlled by any gang.
 
In 1984, the area is dominated by the [[Vice City Bikers|Bikers]] gang led by [[Mitch Baker]]. By 1986, the gang has lost control of the area. While the Bikers remain at [[The Greasy Chopper]], they don't control much territory and the rest of the area is not controlled by any gang.
   
The compound behind Ammunation is [[Sharks|Streetwannabe]] territory, although only during "[[Hog Tied]]".  At other times, it remains unoccupied. Sometimes, [[Haitians]] gang members are seen in the borders between [[Little Haiti]] and Downtown.
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The compound behind Ammu-Nation is [[Sharks|Streetwannabe]] territory, although only during "[[Hog Tied]]". At other times, it remains unoccupied. Sometimes, [[Haitians]] gang members are seen in the borders between [[Little Haiti]] and Downtown.
   
 
==Prominent appearances in missions==
 
==Prominent appearances in missions==
[[Tommy Vercetti]] visits [[Kent Paul]] in the V-Rock recording studio in order to help out the [[Love Fist]] metal band. His job include buying some drugs and delivering some company for Love Fist during "[[Love Juice]]", deal with a psycho who has been harassing the band during "[[Psycho Killer]]", and drive them to their concert during "[[Publicity Tour]]". Kent Paul wants security from the Biker gang so Vercetti helps out by persuading the gang's leader, [[Mitch Baker]], to provide security. In order to win Baker's trust, Vercetti has to race around Downtown with other Bikers during "[[Alloy Wheels of Steel]]", cause havoc during "[[Messing with the Man]]", and retrieve Baker's bike during "[[Hog Tied]]".
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[[Tommy Vercetti]] visits [[Kent Paul]] in the [[V-Rock Recording Studio|V-Rock recording studio]] in order to help out the [[Love Fist]] metal band. His job include buying some drugs and delivering some company for Love Fist during "[[Love Juice]]", deal with a [[The Psycho|psycho]] who has been harassing the band during "[[Psycho Killer]]", and drive them to their concert during "[[Publicity Tour]]". Kent Paul wants security from the Biker gang so Vercetti helps out by persuading the gang's leader, [[Mitch Baker]], to provide security. In order to win Baker's trust, Vercetti has to race around Downtown with other Bikers during "[[Alloy Wheels of Steel]]", cause havoc during "[[Messing with the Man]]", and retrieve Baker's bike during "[[Hog Tied]]".
   
Vercetti bought a couple of properties in Downtown: Hyman Condo and [[Skumole Shack]]. He took part in major events in Hyman Memorial Stadium and was shooter of the month after successfully completing the rifle range in Ammu-Nation.
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Vercetti bought a couple of properties in Downtown: [[Hyman Condo]] and [[Skumole Shack]]. He took part in major events in Hyman Memorial Stadium and was shooter of the month after successfully completing the rifle range in [[Ammu-Nation]].
   
==Notable residents==
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==Notable Residents==
*[[Diego and Armando Mendez|Armando Mendez]]
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*[[Armando Mendez]]
 
*[[Bryan Forbes]]
 
*[[Bryan Forbes]]
 
*[[Cougar]]
 
*[[Cougar]]
*[[Diego and Armando Mendez|Diego Mendez]]
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*[[Diego Mendez]]
 
*[[Mitch Baker]]
 
*[[Mitch Baker]]
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*[[Mystique]]
 
*[[Tommy Vercetti]]
 
*[[Tommy Vercetti]]
 
*[[Zeppelin]]
 
*[[Zeppelin]]
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==Places of Interest==
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*Downtown Fire Station
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*[[Downtown Police Station]]
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*[[Hostes ad pulverem ferire]]
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*[[Hyman Condo]]
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*[[Hyman Memorial Stadium]]
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*[[Redwood Cigarettes Building]]
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*[[Schuman Health Care Center]]
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*[[Skumole Shack]]
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*[[V-Rock Recording Studio]]
   
 
==Businesses==
 
==Businesses==
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{{Col-begin}}
 
{{Col-begin}}
 
{{Col-2}}
 
{{Col-2}}
*[[Steps Clothing Company|$10 Steps]]
 
 
*[[Ammu-Nation]]
 
*[[Ammu-Nation]]
 
*[[Big Bills Bowls]]
 
*[[Big Bills Bowls]]
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*[[Dispensary]]
 
*[[Dispensary]]
 
*[[Eight-Ten VCN]]
 
*[[Eight-Ten VCN]]
*[[Fabric-8]]
 
 
*[[Fudds Gifts]]
 
*[[Fudds Gifts]]
 
*[[Hi Fi Stuff]]
 
*[[Hi Fi Stuff]]
 
*Hombre Electronics
 
*Hombre Electronics
 
*[[Howlin' Petes Biker Emporium]]
 
*[[Howlin' Petes Biker Emporium]]
*[[Hyman Memorial Stadium]]
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*Jewellery Store
*[[Jewellery Stores|Jewellery Store]]
 
{{Col-2}}
 
 
*[[Jocksport]]
 
*[[Jocksport]]
 
*[[Market & Deli]]
 
*[[Market & Deli]]
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{{Col-2}}
 
*[[Mars Cafe]]
 
*[[Mars Cafe]]
 
*[[Moist Palms Hotel]]
 
*[[Moist Palms Hotel]]
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*[[Roxor International]]
 
*[[Roxor International]]
 
*Secondhand Circuitry
 
*Secondhand Circuitry
*[[Schuman Health Care Center]]
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*[[Steps Clothing Company]]
 
*[[Tacopalypse]]
 
*[[Tacopalypse]]
 
*[[The Greasy Chopper]]
 
*[[The Greasy Chopper]]
 
*[[The Well Stacked Pizza Co.]]
 
*[[The Well Stacked Pizza Co.]]
*[[V-Rock]]
 
 
*[[VAJ Finance]]
 
*[[VAJ Finance]]
 
*Vlads VCR Emporium
 
*Vlads VCR Emporium
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{{Col-begin}}
 
{{Col-begin}}
 
{{Col-2}}
 
{{Col-2}}
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*[[1412 Hotel]]
 
*[[1 Hour Photo]]
 
*[[1 Hour Photo]]
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*[[8-Ball's Autos]]
 
*[[Ammu-Nation]]
 
*[[Ammu-Nation]]
 
*[[Barzini's]]
 
*[[Barzini's]]
*Café Les Beans!
 
 
*[[Clintz Bar]]
 
*[[Clintz Bar]]
*Crockett's Bar & Grill
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*[[Crockett's Bar & Grill]]
 
*[[Curve Electronics|Curve]]
 
*[[Curve Electronics|Curve]]
*Downtown Hotel
 
*[[Eight Ten VCN]]
 
 
*[[Electric Boulevard]]
 
*[[Electric Boulevard]]
 
*[[Fashion Mode]]
 
*[[Fashion Mode]]
*Glynnis
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*[[Glynnis]]
 
*[[Gorilla Salad]]
 
*[[Gorilla Salad]]
 
*[[Hermit Clothing]]
 
*[[Hermit Clothing]]
*[[Hyman Memorial Stadium]]
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*[[King Knuts]]
*[[VCN]]
 
 
{{Col-2}}
 
{{Col-2}}
*[[King Knuts]]
 
 
*[[Kronos]]
 
*[[Kronos]]
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*[[Les Beans Café]]
 
*[[Mal Viento]]
 
*[[Mal Viento]]
*Meet and Do Veg!
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*[[Meet And Do Veg!|Meet and Do Veg!]]
 
*[[Moist Palms Hotel]]
 
*[[Moist Palms Hotel]]
 
*[[Nalgas Grandes Clothes]]
 
*[[Nalgas Grandes Clothes]]
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*[[Pharmacies]]
 
*[[Pharmacies]]
 
*[[Ranch]]
 
*[[Ranch]]
*[[Schuman Health Care Center]]
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*[[Sole Man|Sole Man Footwear]]
*Sole Man Footwear
 
 
*[[Special Fried Vice]]
 
*[[Special Fried Vice]]
 
*[[The Greasy Chopper]]
 
*[[The Greasy Chopper]]
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*[[VCN]]
 
*[[Verdi Groceries]]
 
*[[Verdi Groceries]]
 
{{Col-end}}
 
{{Col-end}}
   
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==Trivia==
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*Almost no skyscraper in Downtown is specificialy based of a real-life building in Downtown Miami, however some of the buildings are similar to real-life Miami buildings made even after the time GTA Vice City was made, however this is completely coincidental.
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==Navigation==
 
{{Vice City neighborhoods}}
 
{{Vice City neighborhoods}}
 
 
   
 
[[de:Downtown (VC & VCS)]]
 
[[de:Downtown (VC & VCS)]]
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[[nl:Downtown (Vice City)]]
 
[[nl:Downtown (Vice City)]]
 
[[pl:Downtown (Vice City)]]
 
[[pl:Downtown (Vice City)]]
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[[Category:Areas]]
 
[[Category:Areas in Vice City]]
 
[[Category:Areas in Vice City]]
 
[[Category:Downtown]]
 
[[Category:Downtown]]
[[Category:Areas]]
 
[[Category:Gang areas]]
 

Latest revision as of 04:50, September 27, 2014

Downtown-GTAVC-southeastwards

Downtown, Vice City, as viewed to the southeast in GTA Vice City.

Downtown is the business sector of Vice City in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories. It is bordered by Little Haiti to the south and a body of water elsewhere.

CharacterEdit

Downtown is the northernmost area in the city. Mirroring Downtown Miami, it has most of the city's skyscrapers, including the tallest structure in the city. The giant Hyman Memorial Stadium hosts events such as concerts, stock car races, demolition derbies and dirt bike stunt shows. Downtown is the location for the local heavy metal radio station V-Rock and an enclosed recording studio, where lead singer for rock band Love Fist, Jezz Torrent, was seen recording a song. The Ammu-Nation gun store supplies weapons and armor. The area had a population of 4,558 as of 1984.

Other places of interest include the Vice City News (VCN) headquarters and a venue for a Love Fist concert, just south of the V-Rock radio station. An unnamed beach is also located west of Downtown, but it receives no visitors or attention, a stark contrast to Washington Beach in the Ocean Beach area. A police station, hospital and one of the city's fire station is situated in the area.

Like many parts of the city, Downtown has seen major changes between 1984 in GTA Vice City Stories and 1986 in GTA Vice City. The dirt track in the north has changed dramatically. The giant The Mendez Building directly west of Hyman Condo has been torn down and replaced with a shorter building. By 1986, a giant GASH blimp circles endlessly around the city. Ammu-Nation added a giant shooting range to its store.

One of the streets in Downtown is lined with Parking Meters, which can be destroyed by hitting them with a vehicle. When destroyed, these parking meters give out a random amount of money. This is a good way to gain a lot of money during the game.

Gang controlEdit

In 1984, the area is dominated by the Bikers gang led by Mitch Baker. By 1986, the gang has lost control of the area. While the Bikers remain at The Greasy Chopper, they don't control much territory and the rest of the area is not controlled by any gang.

The compound behind Ammu-Nation is Streetwannabe territory, although only during "Hog Tied". At other times, it remains unoccupied. Sometimes, Haitians gang members are seen in the borders between Little Haiti and Downtown.

Prominent appearances in missionsEdit

Tommy Vercetti visits Kent Paul in the V-Rock recording studio in order to help out the Love Fist metal band. His job include buying some drugs and delivering some company for Love Fist during "Love Juice", deal with a psycho who has been harassing the band during "Psycho Killer", and drive them to their concert during "Publicity Tour". Kent Paul wants security from the Biker gang so Vercetti helps out by persuading the gang's leader, Mitch Baker, to provide security. In order to win Baker's trust, Vercetti has to race around Downtown with other Bikers during "Alloy Wheels of Steel", cause havoc during "Messing with the Man", and retrieve Baker's bike during "Hog Tied".

Vercetti bought a couple of properties in Downtown: Hyman Condo and Skumole Shack. He took part in major events in Hyman Memorial Stadium and was shooter of the month after successfully completing the rifle range in Ammu-Nation.

Notable ResidentsEdit

Places of InterestEdit

BusinessesEdit

GTA Vice CityEdit

GTA Vice City StoriesEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Almost no skyscraper in Downtown is specificialy based of a real-life building in Downtown Miami, however some of the buildings are similar to real-life Miami buildings made even after the time GTA Vice City was made, however this is completely coincidental.

NavigationEdit

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