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Contractor urges the support of revitalization

October 17, 2013

A local contractor told Marietta’s City Council Thursday that a proposed revitalization district covering most of downtown Marietta and a portion of the Harmar area should be considered a gift....

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stonedparrotdude

Oct-19-13 7:39 PM

All the beer and wine this permit would allow couldn't get me to gag down some of the food or endure the service in many of these already well established license holding eateries. Allowing prospective new establishments into our town on a near level playing field might frighten some of these floundering night clubs into providing better food and service. oops - I see they're already frightened - just not liking the idea of maybe having to do a better all around job.

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BeRight

Oct-18-13 7:36 PM

I drove past the Armory today and took a good look. The building just looks so out of place. Like any other boondoggle , it has gone on so long it has become politically incorrect to be against it.

Can you use the worD Armory and Revitalization in the same sentance?

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BeRight

Oct-18-13 7:36 PM

I drove past the Armory today and took a good look. The building just looks so out of place. Like any other boondoggle , it has gone on so long it has become politically incorrect to be against it.

Can you use the work Armory and Revitalization in the same sentance?

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living

Oct-18-13 5:14 PM

Go Dan Harrison! Great job! It is what our community needs! I support it 100% as well. There are SOOO many who do. Their voices need to be heard. It should pass for all our sakes.

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mrhomer

Oct-18-13 5:11 PM

I think its a great idea too but Jeez can't we get a few eating places that don't serve "off the truck" food.....same food distributors delivering to all...same packaged foods.

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freerange

Oct-18-13 2:50 PM

the district would b great for Marietta.... More variety and just maybe it would make our already established eateries alot better because of competition. Seems to me that most who are against this either own a restaurant or do not enjoy a bit of spirits...either that, or they dont get out much. No wonder the young leave this area as they know nothing will ever come about, and we will stay a poverty stricken, no enjoyment, geriatric town.

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Lizard

Oct-18-13 10:39 AM

So, you guys think Qdoba will be a failure because they don't serve alcohol?? We can always use more good eating places but we don't need more bars or alcohol joints for the families who want a nice place to eat. That's one big reason a lot of the places downtown don't do better because they discourage families from coming because of the bars and loud music and drunken fighting. The more liquor places you put downtown just recycles the same crowd to more drinking places. People won't travel to downtown Marietta to buy alcohol. They will drink at thew closest place they can find. It's the quality of the food and service that attracts people-not alcohol!

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GeorgeBush4ever

Oct-18-13 9:30 AM

This would be great for Marietta. I hope it happens!

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acengineer

Oct-18-13 8:02 AM

...be against this-because you fell it's not...

Is the transcriptionist just using a voice to text app?

And when did Betty Weber get divorced (Last I checked she is still Betty Boersma)?

Way to report, Times. Way to report.

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Lizard

Oct-18-13 7:36 AM

Harrison will support anything that will put money in his own liberal pocket. He appears to be a big community supporter but everything he does is at a price eventually. It's tiring to keep hearing from all of these same people who are the ones constantly taking from others, proclaiming to be doing what's in the "community's" best interests. We don't need more alcohol to make Marietta successful. People who want to drink have more than enough places to go to get drunk. Just go join Mullen at his big successful ******ia.

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scandalous

Oct-18-13 4:48 AM

The title made me feel a little skeptical-- of course local contractors want a new district because it's opportunity for construction. But I agree with his thoughts.

Many downtown city areas near us are already failed, abandoned and boarded up. Ours has been lucky enough to survive, at times, by the skin of its teeth. Don't let the idea of alcohol permits deter your thoughts into thinking that is the only driving factor in a revitalization district-- just one component. When people want to visit, spend money and eat, sometimes a drink is a component of that.

There are entire countries who don't permit alcohol at all, and the world works just fine, without crime and roughhousing. Don't be scared by the alcohol permits. We're still far more restrictive than most of the world.

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