Walk Run Anti-Business?

Walk Run Anti-Business?

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Free Enterprise

Belmont, NC

#1 Oct 5, 2013
What's the deal with shoe store against new business in town, why host a petition? I would think they would want to grow instead of leave customers with a potentially negative impression. Do they rent from Garibaldi Realty? Maybe any press is good press?
Just go and ask

Charlotte, NC

#2 Oct 5, 2013
Free Enterprise wrote:
What's the deal with shoe store against new business in town, why host a petition? I would think they would want to grow instead of leave customers with a potentially negative impression. Do they rent from Garibaldi Realty? Maybe any press is good press?
If you took the time to ask a lot of the business folks downtown are not in favor of this "home" being converted to a business.
so what

Gastonia, NC

#3 Oct 6, 2013
Maybe we actually have a few business owners downtown who actually LOVE Belmont...and are not just there to see how much money they can make at any cost - the cost to quality of life. My, how refreshing that would be!
honest abe

Gastonia, NC

#4 Oct 6, 2013
Free Enterprise wrote:
What's the deal with shoe store against new business in town, why host a petition? I would think they would want to grow instead of leave customers with a potentially negative impression. Do they rent from Garibaldi Realty? Maybe any press is good press?
She rents from Tim Roberts and she the right to an opinion too. Many of the merchants have expressed concerns that commercializing historic homes has hurt other cities vitality. Ever heard of learning from others mistakes?
Free Enterprise

Belmont, NC

#5 Oct 6, 2013
so what wrote:
Maybe we actually have a few business owners downtown who actually LOVE Belmont...and are not just there to see how much money they can make at any cost - the cost to quality of life. My, how refreshing that would be!
No doubt they love Belmont otherwise they would have opened elsewhere - just unsure of the wisdom or motivation - that's all.
Buford

Belmont, NC

#6 Oct 6, 2013
Free Enterprise wrote:
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No doubt they love Belmont otherwise they would have opened elsewhere - just unsure of the wisdom or motivation - that's all.
Pretty pointless for any business that wants customers to host a controversial petition
GabbyAbby

Gastonia, NC

#7 Oct 6, 2013
I don't understand why a rather new store on Main Street would host a petition against another store. Sounds like "Do as I say, not as I do" to me. Pretty selfish.

I have heard a small store owner is against the new store because they they don't want any more competition. A little competition can be a good thing, for the citizens of Belmont. Rather than trying to shut out the new business, the stores trying to block the new business need to work on their own customer service and quite spending their energy being so mean.
GardeningGal

Gastonia, NC

#8 Oct 6, 2013
GabbyAbby wrote:
I don't understand why a rather new store on Main Street would host a petition against another store. Sounds like "Do as I say, not as I do" to me. Pretty selfish.

I have heard a small store owner is against the new store because they they don't want any more competition. A little competition can be a good thing, for the citizens of Belmont. Rather than trying to shut out the new business, the stores trying to block the new business need to work on their own customer service and quite spending their energy being so mean.
. New business is welcome to come to one of the many vacant commercial spaces now available downtown, but converting a historic house is not acceptable.
GabbyAbby

Gastonia, NC

#9 Oct 6, 2013
Just go and ask wrote:
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If you took the time to ask a lot of the business folks downtown are not in favor of this "home" being converted to a business.
Does it strike you as odd that the shoe store is across the Street from houses on Main Street. Maybe she ought to keep that block "residential" and move her business!

And who picked out her paint colors? Other stores ought to be complaining about the shoe store being an eyesore with its neon orange trim. Not exactly a classy welcome to downtown Belmont.
DEVIL WEARS BLACK

Charlotte, NC

#10 Oct 7, 2013
GabbyAbby wrote:
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Does it strike you as odd that the shoe store is across the Street from houses on Main Street. Maybe she ought to keep that block "residential" and move her business!
And who picked out her paint colors? Other stores ought to be complaining about the shoe store being an eyesore with its neon orange trim. Not exactly a classy welcome to downtown Belmont.
LET'S NOT TALK ABOUT THE "COLOR" of BF& B--HOW IN THE HELL DID THIS COLOR GET PASSED AT SHITTY HALL?! GEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEZ
meaniesonmain

Charlotte, NC

#11 Oct 7, 2013
GabbyAbby wrote:
I don't understand why a rather new store on Main Street would host a petition against another store. Sounds like "Do as I say, not as I do" to me. Pretty selfish.
I have heard a small store owner is against the new store because they they don't want any more competition. A little competition can be a good thing, for the citizens of Belmont. Rather than trying to shut out the new business, the stores trying to block the new business need to work on their own customer service and quite spending their energy being so mean.
couldnt agree with you more. There are several small businesses downtown that constantly berate their neighboring businesses and think it will actually help their business in the long run. Nothing is more classless than to hear a clerk at lets say "a hardware store" constantly speak ill of another business and the family that runs it. I wouldnt even buy the screws I went in there to get after hearing the things that they said. Decent people see right through that and it will kill any business, and deservedly so.
boycottbethany

Charlotte, NC

#12 Oct 7, 2013
I have also heard similar remarks made about the Lavecchia family when I have been waiting to pick up my son from art class. As a matter of fact, every Thursday we go to the Lavecchias ice cream shop next door and have always had a nice time. If not for Ms Dibble we would never go in there because of two particular men in there. Belmont should be supportive of one another not try and spread rumors about other people. Especially when those people are extremely well liked and treat us and others with such kindness. There businesses are fun to shop at and Mrs Lavecchia is a real lady.
Main Street Supporters

Gastonia, NC

#13 Oct 7, 2013
This LADY...has far exceeded the expectations of a downtown merchant. She has Class and has managed to Rise Above the petty riffraff that is coming into town...Main Street and Downtown residents Appreciate her and Will Support her, unlike others. Thank you for recognizing who your REAL customers are. Allison Love will be gone in 3 month because she has alienated any and all of her potential supporters...So Sad...Too Bad..
lavecchiasrock

Charlotte, NC

#14 Oct 8, 2013
Mrs LaVecchia is the epitome of class and kindness and for anyone to say otherwise is an insane and baseless rumor. I too know who these men are and they are mean and petty and cannot stand the thought of any 'outsiders' being accepted and embraced in our town. Visit her store on Main Street and you will leave feeling like family. that is why people go there
chico1369

Stanley, NC

#15 Oct 8, 2013
lavecchiasrock wrote:
Mrs LaVecchia is the epitome of class and kindness and for anyone to say otherwise is an insane and baseless rumor. I too know who these men are and they are mean and petty and cannot stand the thought of any 'outsiders' being accepted and embraced in our town. Visit her store on Main Street and you will leave feeling like family. that is why people go there
Great store, great supporter of downtown Belmont
Shopper

Charlotte, NC

#16 Oct 8, 2013
Just go and ask wrote:
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If you took the time to ask a lot of the business folks downtown are not in favor of this "home" being converted to a business.
I have heard the very same thing when visiting several shops downtown.
Really

Belmont, NC

#17 May 13, 2014
You're quit funny. You have no concept of growth in a small town or the truth. You know the people, who asked for her to put it there. Next time, you may want ask for the truth before putting it out on a public blog. Ask yourself: If someone open a business in a town of 10,000 are they against growth? Would someone spend their money and work their business if they were against other businesses? You know there are better investment, right? Oh, maybe you don't. Maybe you should ask her, why along with why she invested in this community. One thing our community sees in that store, selflessness to our community. Can you say that about your store?
Homer Simpson

Belmont, NC

#18 May 14, 2014
Main Street Supporters wrote:
This LADY...has far exceeded the expectations of a downtown merchant. She has Class and has managed to Rise Above the petty riffraff that is coming into town...Main Street and Downtown residents Appreciate her and Will Support her, unlike others. Thank you for recognizing who your REAL customers are. Allison Love will be gone in 3 month because she has alienated any and all of her potential supporters...So Sad...Too Bad..
She's still there by the way...

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