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#1 Jun 17, 2009
i want to know how people feel about this idea
Big Daddy

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#2 Jun 17, 2009
If we were to get a thrift store as you refer I would like a flea market about the size of Bellwood but indoors. But I think it is a great idea.
Blackstone Girl

Charlottesville, VA

#3 Jun 18, 2009
Isn't that what Goodwill is?
Judy-Lloyd

Crewe, VA

#4 Jun 18, 2009
No Goodwill does employ the handicapped to work in the store, it will provide jobs and reasonable prices for merchandise. Flea markets have vendors who basically sell merchandis but they have their own licenses. You can however find some very interesting items at both. Good idea Big Daddy and it would be nice. Chula has a good flea market with nice stuff.
Guest

Lansing, MI

#5 Jun 19, 2009
I go to bellwood every weekend.. Its mostly a huge Yard sale! I have great time and sometimes find what Im looking for_ Def_dont like the idea of another thrift store. How many Jobs would that provide really???6-10 at the most..making min wage_ too many already_ But loving the Bellwood idea_ outside would be better_ like old drive in be perfect_!! hope to see it soon:)
Unknown-Voter

Crewe, VA

#6 Jun 20, 2009
I thought about the old drive-in too, but we would want something to when there is weather. However the drive-in is a good idea for that to make a come back.
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#7 Jun 20, 2009
The problem with the goodwill is that they get free labor! How? They take kids and adults who have broken the law and have been order to do community service and they charge you higher prices because they have employees. Oh; not to forget they allso get money's from our fine county for letting these law breakers to work there to do their community service. All the while they are charging high prices for items that have been given! Why can't these law breakers be put to cleaning the streets? If you give real good items they will be sent to Ronoake!!!!
As for the flea market; Hey I'm all for it! But the town wants them held in the old planters wearhouse. Why is that? They get to charge for the space rentals and then they get 10%. I just love how I'm on top of all of this! A thrift store would be good too. But how will our fine officals get money from that? I can bet you; they would find a way!!
guest10

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#8 Jun 20, 2009
what kind of prices do they have for the buildings in blackstone? do they have any vacant? what all do you have to do to open a buisness even if you wanted? can you billy answer these questions? thank you
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#9 Jun 20, 2009
Well if you listen to Blackstone Girl you may have to go to chanmber of Commerce. But then you still have to explain what type of business you are hoping to bring and it has to be approved by the county. As I have stated if You check out the Blackstone tourist info and officials you will see it clearly states nothing and I mean nothing comes in NOttoway with out Ronald Roarks approval. So while thinking of the business you may want you may want to think what will appease the county. And some of the county officials are on the chamber of Commerce. But I do believe a thrift store would be great. But they would more than likely say no because they would be affraid of losing the good will. Not how the thrift store would help out the little man. See the Good will gets all their items donated for free. So I don't undrstand why so many high prices. I believe with all being donated they could be a dollar tree and make profits. The dollar tree lost business because thier rent and lights went so high they couldn't make a profit and the building was owned by our locals, and they didn't have enough room for all the merchandise to stock their items. So not all small businesses fail because of big box companies, but because our officials want more money on the rent . But it was on main street same as our little coffee shop and ice cream parlor. And well why did Blackstone restraunt go out? The rent was increased by $900 dollars a month. So you see you do have to know people and you do have to live in the circle to make it. Or you get broke.
guest10

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#10 Jun 20, 2009
im not in the circle so i guess i should go another direction run run run
Guest 2

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#11 Jun 20, 2009
Well the reason for these blogs is hoping for change and maybe it will be
Guest 2

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#12 Jun 20, 2009
some of us still have hope anyway.
CSI

Crewe, VA

#14 Jun 21, 2009
The Goodwill employs people who have disabilities. Flea markets are open to vendors, and they should have a license if they sell anything. It protects you with taxes. Bellwood is a good flea market but I think someone asked about doing one here. Sue Mayo has a flea market in Crewe. Yes you have to pay for a space and if you are operating in her flea market and do not have a license you are on her license. That should change because when I was a vendor I always got a license. I kind of frown though on some kid mowing lawns to have one. But still it teaches them business sense.
Guest

Lansing, MI

#15 Jun 22, 2009
yeah.. paying for space not a bad idea.. i think bellwood is 15-20 a day for a space.. No license required,unless a vendor.Just what you want to sell(as a person would do in their own yard yet chances are much better to sell)AND county can still make their money by renting the space.Flea market in crewe have you been? wrong idea i was thinking about.not just for one persons..but the community!And not in inclosed area or space. Does county still own old drive In..would be ideal place.yeah might be seasonal but..many i know rather flea market that way then a crowded indoors. I personally avoid it..mostly smelly..crowded.And i can spend alot more shopping time outside with kids then inside!
Judy-Lloyd

Crewe, VA

#16 Jun 22, 2009
I can not say who owns the old Drive In, I do know some folks over in Keysville are remodeling that drive in. Oh the memories of that. I had a license and could use it to get into Bellwood, you have to pay tax on what you sell. But you can do fairly well there depending on what you have. I think now that Sue would do better with a flea market like the drive in. Just my opinion because of the black mold in the building. The space over there is pretty good I think. Bellwood is covered by the Chesterfield Police and it is interesting the things you find.
The Spelling Police

Vernon Hill, VA

#17 Jun 23, 2009
Don't forget we also have a consignment shop in Crewe. I like to go there once in a while and look around and when I do I often buy a couple of items or "new-to-me" clothes for a great price. The people who work there are friendly and helpful. I think the way it works is they sell your stuff for you, for a commission.
CSI

Crewe, VA

#18 Jun 23, 2009
60% commission unless you have a craft but yes it is there among other thrift shops.
Guest 4

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#19 Jun 25, 2009
I like going to the flea markets and the thrift stores because of the interesting things you can find. Also I think the older the furniture is the better made. Some times the price doesn't matter. We do need a better place for a flea market in Blackstone than at the old planters. Most folks don't even go by that way. I really do like the idea of the old drive in. Zack would really love that being open and used again. I thought a lot of him and his wife. A lot of memmories was made there. I think; for jsut about everyone who ever lived in Nottoway. The closed in areas for a flea market does bother folks who have lung problems and some medical. Closed in is not good!
PTC

Crewe, VA

#20 Jun 25, 2009
I agree with that. Beside it was very cold at Planter's and in Crewe.
Guest

Lansing, MI

#21 Jun 26, 2009
Judy.. The Drive In in keysville is open for business again:)

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