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Prime time debates

Candidates for Marietta city races make their case

October 16, 2013

Candidates for Marietta City Council and treasurer made their cases to voters Tuesday during live televised debates on the campus of Marietta College....

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acengineer

Oct-24-13 2:08 PM

What time are the coffee shops open?

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Tessie

Oct-17-13 12:11 PM

I found the debates to be somewhat amusing, as well as somewhat frightening if a couple of these goofs get elected.

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Tessie

Oct-17-13 12:09 PM

Let's be fair to those businesses downtown that provide a place for non-alcohol drinks and conversation. Certainly Steve at Skyline Cafe does. Jane and Laura at Wild Rivers Tea Room and Gallery right next door also provide a comfortable and welcoming space. Stoked is good too, but not downtown. Each of these is independently owned and operated, so instead of going to a chain place, why not give them a try?

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BeRight

Oct-17-13 8:46 AM

Need a cup of coffee and free WI FI?

"Stoked Coffee" 302 pike Street, Marietta, Ohio 45750

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NasCarNut

Oct-17-13 8:32 AM

My point is why not open an establishment that doesn't rely on the liquor crowd

Mayb b/c this is a drinking town...as one poster put it...

I like a drink as much as most people; well more than most; 

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DevilsAdvocate

Oct-17-13 8:15 AM

Ace, there is a coffee shop in town. It is on Putnam, Skyline Cafe! Steve is a heck of a nice guy. My wife and I enjoy his conversation. If you don't like to coverse, just lounge in the front. Grab some of your peer group and give him a try. Send your kids and their friends down to see him for a coffee hang out, then walk around downtown.

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acengineer

Oct-17-13 8:07 AM

If you could put a better product on the table than the town house, why don't you?

And MaryPoppins touched on something. What about a place to just go and have coffee? In high school my friends and I would hang out at the coffee house on Front St. It gave us something to do. We weren't out drinking, or doing drugs, etc.

My point is why not open an establishment that doesn't rely on the liquor crowd but would still get people out spending money?

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turbulance

Oct-17-13 7:02 AM

The current council wants their cake and eat it to . Noland and Moon and all the rest of council all for the passing of the revitalization district at the start of their last term now NEY it over competition? Moon now has one and Noland had one and with more they could not compete so they want to restrict it. Cake and eat it to . Moon and Noland what they want the rest of council just yes men. Not good for the city .Pass it don,t restrict growth. Listening to Downer she would be a great follower of this click . International Property Maintenace Code takes away your rights on what you can do on your property and 99.8% of people do not want to live in a gated communitiy this also restricts growth. Over turn it . This council isn't working for you it work for it self and not towards to best intrest of all making Marietta the best it can be . Vote in new blood it time for a little transfusion .

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NasCarNut

Oct-16-13 10:59 PM

Did someone just sit and have coffee with a buddy, and say, hey I think we need more licenses?

I believe it was over beer and at the townhouse, so I hear through the MT comment section ;)

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armybrat

Oct-16-13 8:38 PM

Why would anyone go to a restaurant for over 23 years that gives them poor service?

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oldhickory

Oct-16-13 8:15 PM

Would someone PLEASE just bring back the Mecca?

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BeRight

Oct-16-13 5:03 PM

Competition is good. I could put the Townhouse out of business in 30 days simply by hiring a wait staff that pays attention to the customers. It amazes me that the Townhouse still gets customers. I had been going there for over 23 years and the service has never been as lousy as it is now. The owner needs pay attention to the business and train the wait staff to look at the customers. It is like they are afraid to look because they might have to serve them. When your food is average, you need to provide something to keep your customer. Try a little service.

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MaryPoppins

Oct-16-13 2:19 PM

If that is what we are attempting to attract in our community...........Friday Night Walks maybe a little different?!?

Booze is not always the answer, thats all I am saying.

To answer my other questions; how was it determined we need more alcohol stations in town? and who came to that conclusion.

I like a drink as much as most people; well more than most; just asking; just quibbling.

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Harleyrider

Oct-16-13 2:01 PM

MaryPoppins, evidently enough people like them or they would not be in business. Just because you find something distasteful does not mean others may not like it.

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MaryPoppins

Oct-16-13 12:55 PM

Rats too......

Not many people liked certain establishments in the past but they survive...rats and all.

The police are always near.

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Harleyrider

Oct-16-13 12:47 PM

An area will sustain as many lisc. as it can. I personally think that the whole idea of a liqu. lisc. is nothing more than an archaic left over from prohibition that needs overhauled. If a person wants to run a business in an area that sells beer and spirits, he or she should be able to. If the people like the place it will prosper. If it is crappy, it will perish.

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acengineer

Oct-16-13 12:22 PM

That does seem like a lot of liquor licenses but if it will get people into town and spending money in Marietta past 5 pm then that is great.

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DevilsAdvocate

Oct-16-13 11:20 AM

Noland states: "There is a business plan for the first floor which has cash flows. We have spent a fantastic amount of money in the past year through grants, not through the city treasury."

C'mon Man! Everyone knows that council members approved and spent city funds, (tax payer's money) during the roof phase. It's been reported that the loan needs paid back, but Mr. Noland is attempting to forgive the debt. I don't understand, but hey, it's the armory. Nothing to understand there.

It is amazing that no one on council will discuss the state of disrepair of the other city buildings. See for yourself. Go pay your water bill, or go down the hall to reserve Buckeye Park for a family reunion. A certain small group is determined to create a Farmer's market, bathrooms, canoe launch, & a bus stop. Self sustaining, pfft.

Good luck to all candidates, and may we be blessed by the one above. We're going to need his favor.

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MaryPoppins

Oct-16-13 10:54 AM

How many liquor licenses does a town our size need?

Who will get them? What is the criteria to get one? Who decides who gets one?

They are much cheaper from the State than from purchasing from a private owner...Is that true?

If you already have one, can you get another for another location?

With more liquor will we need more police?

Do we need more liquor licenses?

Did someone just sit and have coffee with a buddy, and say, hey I think we need more licenses?

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