Casino deal spurs Haydocy makeover plans | The Columbus Dispatch

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Anticipating a West Side revival because of the planned casino, auto dealer Chris Haydocy is announcing plans to remodel his family's auto dealership.
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Same as it ever was

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Great to see something good to happen to one of the best car families of Columbus. Pure class operation, no garbage cars on that new car lot.
Judy Garland

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Hmmmm, might be good for the use car biz, people can hock their new cars going to the casino and then buy a junker with the money they have left over after they leave! ;)
George Jefferson

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Same as it ever was wrote:
Great to see something good to happen to one of the best car families of Columbus. Pure class operation, no garbage cars on that new car lot.
BWAHAHAHA!! Car dealer "families" are out to screw you ten ways to Sunday! You must be a family member.
"Hi. I'm Fred (Rhett, Lynn) Ricart..."
"Hi, I'm Steve Germaine...my daughter couldn't make it with her law degree so she's the GM of my Honda franchise."
Sonny

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Jun 21, 2011
 

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"Bravo", a step in the right direction. As movie director Ed Wood once said "from this acorn will come a mighty oak".
Matt

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Haydocy moved to their current location from around the corner on Philippi Road, not Franklinton. Check your facts please! Sloppy work. I bought 2 used cars from Haydocy, but because of their support of the ballot issue to move the casino to the Westside, I won't be buying any others from them.
Bob

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Jun 21, 2011
 
Good for Haydocy. I've bought two used cars there (one in 2001 and one in 2010) and had a good experience each time. Paid considerably less than other dealers were asking for similar vehicles and Haydocy didn't try to weasel in a bunch of scam charges and add-ons. The only extra charge was the $125 doc fee (most dealers charge $250 and tell you they have to charge that by state law - in actuality, state law LIMITS them to charging no more than $250).
Junior

Westerville, OH

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Jun 21, 2011
 
Better get them before they go in the casino.
Matt is wrong

New Albany, OH

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Haydocy was located in Franklinton from 1956 until 1985. They then moved to Phillippi for 15 years. Sloppy work on your part Matt because the article does not state they moved directly from Franklinton. But hey do not let facts get in the way of the point you are an idiot.
Really

Columbus, OH

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The bowling center right by it has renovated also. I wont ever be at the casino, but good to see some of the places clean up close by
Poomba

Columbus, OH

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Jun 21, 2011
 
The dealership is getting a new faade? Isn't that a haircut?
Whatever

Columbus, OH

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Jun 21, 2011
 
I've had no issues with Haydocy's sales department. But I don't trust their service department. I've had several issues where they must have put the greenist technician available on the job. In one case they took 6 hours to figure out why my radio wouldn't go off when I opened the door. They tried to charge me $500 for the fix. Of course, I complained. In another case they broke something else while fixing a problem then swore it must have already been that way.

Bottom line, I now take my GMC to Bobby Layman instead of an actual GMC dealer. Haydacy's service department can be very hit or miss. And they have no problem with charging you for the time spent training their own employees to do basic tasks.
iEnzyte Bob Pd Cust

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He relocates from Franklinton to Westland, just before all the other car dealers move to Georgesville Rd. and Westland becomes a dead mall.

He buys Jack Schmidt Oldsmobile, builds a new showroom, then Oldsmobile closes.

He buys Saeger Buick, then Pontiac shuts down.

In other words, I wouldn't give Haydocy a very high grade in the market timing department. Look for Buick and GMC to shut down right after remodeling.
iEnzyte Bob Pd Cust

Columbus, OH

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Jun 22, 2011
 
IEnzyte Bob Pd Cust2 wrote:
Moved to phillipi in 1985 when westland was thriving.
Buys olds mobile and then forces him to build a stand alone olds building as it was protocol.
Buys Buick which turns out to be a savvy business move when Pontiac is killed.
In other words, if he does not expand he and his 50 employees are unemployed. But hey, let's bash a small buisnessman. You sir are a twat who most likely choke masturbates while eating your microwave dinner.
Lighten up, would you?
Holly Woods

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This will be white-trash heaven. I can see it now: thousands of blinking slot machines will call out to all chain-smoking and obese mammies and their baby-daddies within 50 miles while their little halfricans run around the trailer park. Its a good thing that the casino will have its own trailer park on premises.
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Jun 23, 2011
 
Matt is wrong wrote:
Haydocy was located in Franklinton from 1956 until 1985. They then moved to Phillippi for 15 years. Sloppy work on your part Matt because the article does not state they moved directly from Franklinton. But hey do not let facts get in the way of the point you are an idiot.
Here is the quote: The dealership moved to its current location in 2000 after decades in Franklinton.

So, I guess it doesn't expressly state that they moved directly from Franklinton. It certainly is strongly implied, don't you think? Therefore, for making a reasonable assumption, I must be an idiot. How typical, when faced with a viewpoint you disagree with, instead of presenting a thoughtful response, you resort to name calling. I stand by my opinion that chasing after the casino in an effort to revitalize the Westside is lazy and short sighted. I am a lifelong Westside resident who laments the deterioration of the area, particularly the Broad Street corridor. The casino is just the latest attempt by city power brokers to pass off something undesirable on the Westside. Yeah, I'm talking about you Dispatch. A casino is not beneficial to the "family oriented" Arena District and its assorted bars. But those poor saps on the Westside, they'll take it. The casino WILL provide a large number of construction jobs and employment initially. The effect will be short lived, however. I would've prefered the Delphi plant be used for a 21st century industry, similar to the proposed electric battery plant on the East side, or other alternative energy technology. Since the arrival of the casino is inevitable, I applaud the efforts of the city and Governor Kasich to make the most out of a bad situation.
iEnzyte Bob Pd Cust

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Jun 23, 2011
 
Matt wrote:
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Here is the quote: The dealership moved to its current location in 2000 after decades in Franklinton.
So, I guess it doesn't expressly state that they moved directly from Franklinton. It certainly is strongly implied, don't you think? Therefore, for making a reasonable assumption, I must be an idiot. How typical, when faced with a viewpoint you disagree with, instead of presenting a thoughtful response, you resort to name calling. I stand by my opinion that chasing after the casino in an effort to revitalize the Westside is lazy and short sighted. I am a lifelong Westside resident who laments the deterioration of the area, particularly the Broad Street corridor. The casino is just the latest attempt by city power brokers to pass off something undesirable on the Westside. Yeah, I'm talking about you Dispatch. A casino is not beneficial to the "family oriented" Arena District and its assorted bars. But those poor saps on the Westside, they'll take it. The casino WILL provide a large number of construction jobs and employment initially. The effect will be short lived, however. I would've prefered the Delphi plant be used for a 21st century industry, similar to the proposed electric battery plant on the East side, or other alternative energy technology. Since the arrival of the casino is inevitable, I applaud the efforts of the city and Governor Kasich to make the most out of a bad situation.
Very urealistic.

The building was not suitable for most modern manufacturing operations. My understanding is that the building was too big, too old, the ceilings were too low and there were too many posts getting in the way. Not to mention the fact that CODA is a pipe dream.

I'm against the casino, but that is the best thing that could happen to that area. Once a retail strip is dead, it is NEVER coming back, espeically in an area with bad demographics (too old/too poor) like Westland. For proof of that point, please check out Hamilton Road, Brice Road, Berwick Plaza Shopping Center and Livingston Ave./Courtright Rd.

You need something to revitalize the area and your choice is housing (too industrial, IMO) or more warehouses (a waste of a good corridor). The casino is about the only thing that would be a big enough deal to draw from the region. This creates other opportunities for retail and hospitality businesses. A good friend of mine owns a small piece of property in the area and he is jazzed if for no other reason that the area eyesores are going to get cleared away over time.

This is going to be good for the area because over time the vacant car dealerships and used retail is going to be demolished and replaced with newer and better things. This is not going to be New Albany, but it will be a big improvement over what's there.
seb

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Jul 11, 2012
 
Holly Woods wrote:
This will be white-trash heaven. I can see it now: thousands of blinking slot machines will call out to all chain-smoking and obese mammies and their baby-daddies within 50 miles while their little halfricans run around the trailer park. Its a good thing that the casino will have its own trailer park on premises.
sounds like you are remembering your child hood.

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