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joseph December 11, 2013 at 10:47 AM
What an ugly site
tnnt December 11, 2013 at 04:26 PM
Wow what happen to the movie theater opening?????????? lies lies lies
tnnt December 11, 2013 at 04:28 PM
oh ya have you seen La Pace lately hmmmm I thought so again politicians out for themselves me me me its all about them
Shine December 11, 2013 at 08:08 PM
LaPace is under renovation by the new owner... will be open soon under different name
joseph December 12, 2013 at 10:22 PM
White flight equals urban blight
Mike Bruschini December 13, 2013 at 08:48 PM
Not really. If it weren't for Hispanic and Asian immigrant businesses, Glen Street would be about half empty.
dylan December 14, 2013 at 03:30 PM
It is about half empty
Mike Elks December 15, 2013 at 12:06 PM
Yep, and the half that isn't empty is part of the reason the other half is.
Mike Bruschini December 15, 2013 at 03:19 PM
How do you know?
tnnt December 15, 2013 at 05:00 PM
And what happened to the development of town square???? Like I said politicians out for the free ride and nothing else!
Mike Elks December 16, 2013 at 12:08 AM
How many bodegas, nail spas and telegram storefronts do you frequent Mike? Exactly.
dylan December 16, 2013 at 12:42 AM
exactly
Mike Bruschini December 16, 2013 at 10:02 AM
Other Mike, how do you know that those storefronts would be occupied if not for the businesses you mentioned?
Mike Elks December 17, 2013 at 12:07 PM
If you're looking for just any occupant, you're right. But here's how I figure it. These types of stores do 2 things, one: they don't attract the majority of the population because they're not selling what we want or need, that's a fact not my opinion, and 2: they encourage others like them to open stores. If you can't attract the majority of consumers to a location, that location will deteriorate. There's the slippery slope and we're on it going about 90mph downhill. I not looking for indiscriminate occupation. I looking for stores that will restore the health to this town. Maybe you have to bulldoze the whole mess and start over again and let something healthier rise from the ashes.
Mike Bruschini December 17, 2013 at 04:19 PM
You figure it wrong. If they didn't satisfy a need, they'd be out of business. But you actually want to bulldoze successful, taxpaying businesses just because you don't like them? Preeeetttty totalitarian.
TJ Eckleburg December 17, 2013 at 06:09 PM
Mike, a large % Glen Covers don't eat sushi. Should we bulldoze Fatty Fish also?
marge December 17, 2013 at 06:11 PM
By referring to our Latino and Asian population as "they" shows ignorance. "They" are here to stay. "They" are taxpaying businesses. Shameful!
dylan December 17, 2013 at 10:11 PM
marge - you sound ridiculous - the word "they" is used repeatedly in almost every sentence. Get over yourself & stop trying to make something out of nothing. This town has enough problems.
Mike Elks December 18, 2013 at 12:11 AM
Hey Marge, don't try that politically correct bullshale on me. Save if for the other Mike. BTW, they are illegal immigrants. What taxes do THEY pay and I'm referring to those who frequent those joints. The bodegas are filthy. When was the last time you brought your family to eat in one? You sound like a typical liberal hypocrite. The Orientals, oh excuse me the other Mike, the Asians, are bused in from other towns to work here. Where the hell do you think they spend their money. I don't usually waste my time with ill-informed, naive people like you, but here's something for you to cogitate. These wonderful, attractive, clean businesses that your are so infatuated with but don't spend a dime in, go out of business and sell their lease to another bodega owner without letting our code enforcers know about it. That's straight from the source.
Mike Elks December 18, 2013 at 12:21 AM
Cut it out, Mike. Grow up. . Ad hominem attacks make you sound silly and petulant. Are you silly and petulant?
Mike Elks December 18, 2013 at 12:23 AM
TJ-wouldn't lose sleep over it.
marge December 18, 2013 at 07:16 AM
Mike E, trust me, the last thing I am is ill informed. And yes, I've been to four of the latin restaurants, 2 peruvian restaurants and have bought different foods in the bodegas. The Latinos are here to stay. Just like the Irish, Italians, Polish, Germans etc...before them. Stop making this into something it's not.
cynthia kouril December 18, 2013 at 07:55 AM
Mike Elks, how would you go about "bulldozing" those exiting businesses? They are tenants of the building owners. If you don't like the mix of tenants, your beef is with the landlords. And if the buildings are filthy, it means the landlords are not enforcing the no nuisance clauses in their leases. "Nuisance" in real property law means filth, vermin, code violations, etc. And whether or not the customers pay income taxes is the same whether that customer is shopping in GC or at Roosevelt Field. They are still paying sales tax.
tnnt December 18, 2013 at 10:24 AM
ok people we are avoiding the question here what happened to the development on the town square ???? Who's holding out and being greedy??? The majority sold who's holing up the development now that's an eye soar!!!!
marge December 18, 2013 at 12:33 PM
tnnt-The developer is trying to come up with the funds, which right off the bat, should make this a suspicious venture. Usually before going forth, you have some backing. This looks like another bad call.
cynthia kouril December 19, 2013 at 08:42 AM
The construction lending market has changed. Things go in a semi parallel course. Lender won't/can't commit until it knows what the final version of the project will look like after the permitting process. If the developer originally pitched a project that looked like "X" and after the public input and approvals and SEQRA and all that is done, the final approved project looks like "X+z-A+ b+ q -d" the lender may no longer be interested and the developer has to re pitch to new potential lenders. Then the new prospective lender may say "OK, but you have to get rid of "z", so now the developer has to go back to the permitting authorities and try to get that change approved. It can keep see sawing back and forth like that for a long time.

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