What should Mayor Holden do with the ...

What should Mayor Holden do with the Airport Restaurant?

Created by Pilot Pete on Feb 3, 2012

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Give it to Mary Lou Parker rent free?

Rent it to James Barnham for $300/Month?

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guest

Sioux City, IA

#23 Feb 6, 2012
airport restaurant backdoored to mary lou. mayor and board decide to give restaurant to her for one year. this was decided after the meeting.

this is from a unconfirmed source.but i would not doubt its true.
Alan

Hornsby, TN

#24 Feb 6, 2012
guest wrote:
airport restaurant backdoored to mary lou. mayor and board decide to give restaurant to her for one year. this was decided after the meeting.
this is from a unconfirmed source.but i would not doubt its true.
This my friend is bull$hit,
whatzzzz up Holden

Mayfield, KY

#25 Feb 6, 2012
guest wrote:
airport restaurant backdoored to mary lou. mayor and board decide to give restaurant to her for one year. this was decided after the meeting.
this is from a unconfirmed source.but i would not doubt its true.
You never know what Holden is going to do. After a meeting with with his alderman's, he might give the city of Dyersburg to Martians that lives on,"took your jobs away and threw them down the space chute garbage planet".
Pilot Peter Piper

Sioux City, IA

#26 Feb 7, 2012
Alan wrote:
<quoted text>This my friend is bull$hit,
I was at the closed door meeting and Mr. Barnham was persuaded to withdraw his bid. This was advised by several of the members of the closed door meeting that it would be in hin best intrest.

So by default Mary Lou Parker will get the restaurant frre of charge and the taxpayers of Dyersburg will be paying her bills while she pockets cash.

A true LIBERAL! Leech off the hard working taxpayers.
Marinero

Sioux City, IA

#27 Feb 8, 2012
Dog Trainer wrote:
Why would anyone make a proposal that did not include a payment?
I have been in business for several years and have had to rent land, buildings, shelters. I never proposed that I would pay you after the first year.
This just blows my mind that Mayor John Holden would even put the decision off when he already had one that offered a montly payment.
It soulnds like the party that does not want to pay, is wanting a handout, and does not want to accept any riske of being in business.
She is not helping the City, Airport, of the Citizens of Dyersburg with this offer.
She is just another moocher wanting the government to pay the way.
What blows my mind is people who post on Topix that do not have the facts. Ms. Parker is willing to pay $10,000 a month if the restaurant will support it. As I understand it her CPA would make available to the city her profit and loss statement after a year and pay a rent that would be fair to the taxpayers. The restaurant has been empty for years now and multiple people have tried and failed to run a business there. You talk about risk? Do you have a clue just how much it costs today just to open a restaurant? Anyone who tries this restaurant again is a brave person.
JDStamp

Sioux City, IA

#28 Feb 8, 2012
Marinero wrote:
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What blows my mind is people who post on Topix that do not have the facts. Ms. Parker is willing to pay $10,000 a month if the restaurant will support it. As I understand it her CPA would make available to the city her profit and loss statement after a year and pay a rent that would be fair to the taxpayers. The restaurant has been empty for years now and multiple people have tried and failed to run a business there. You talk about risk? Do you have a clue just how much it costs today just to open a restaurant? Anyone who tries this restaurant again is a brave person.
What blows my mind is you are stupid. If she is willing to pay $10,000 a month. Then why not pay a token payment for a year? Maybe a $100 a month!!!

Why??? Because she is a leach rying to get something for nothing. Yes she will have a following.... So she will be making money. Why should the taxpayers of Dyersburg foot the bill?

Beside, she is getting old.. What if she gets in there works 6 to 8 months, and then drops dead? Who is going to fill her shoes?
guest

Sioux City, IA

#29 Feb 13, 2012
shove it up his fat lazy ass.
guest

Dyersburg, TN

#30 Feb 13, 2012
she sould put up 3,000. in escrow for rent and after 1 year, go over the books and adjust the rent if needed.was hopeing Barham would get it for he had the best BBQ in town.He had a good following while he was in business.
history lesson

Millington, TN

#31 Feb 15, 2012
TonyB wrote:
It appears Ms.Parker didn't pay much rent when she was out there form the article in the State Gazette dated May 8, 2004.
"Warne's attorney, Doug Wilkerson, said there is no change planned to the $100 monthly rent and utilities charged to Mary Lou's Airport Restaurant."
With all of the other money wasted on the airport in the past years. How much more can the taxpayers foot the bill before they decide to recall John Holden?
It seems to me when Mary Lu was at the airport (before Mr Warren wasted his $ there) it was a dump, and she was paying $100 a month then, living there too--but after it was renivated her buiness trippled, go figure. I heard he finally ask for $20 a day to cover some of what he spent but she said $100 was all she'd pay take it or leave it!She then went around the corner to a dump worse than ever that had sewer backing up in the dishwasher that she knew about for a year and just kept on a cooking--- Mary Mary quite contrary--yea her and her "boyz" are just what we need --- hey-- you get what you pay for, or maybe not? Gota love o'l D,burg
ummmmmmm

Mayfield, KY

#32 Feb 15, 2012
history lesson wrote:
<quoted text>It seems to me when Mary Lu was at the airport (before Mr Warren wasted his $ there) it was a dump, and she was paying $100 a month then, living there too--but after it was renivated her buiness trippled, go figure. I heard he finally ask for $20 a day to cover some of what he spent but she said $100 was all she'd pay take it or leave it!She then went around the corner to a dump worse than ever that had sewer backing up in the dishwasher that she knew about for a year and just kept on a cooking--- Mary Mary quite contrary--yea her and her "boyz" are just what we need --- hey-- you get what you pay for, or maybe not? Gota love o'l D,burg
Ole downtown dyersburg is getting renovated again. Must be tax money flying out toward John Holden's desk. I was at Wal-mart the other day, and someone said that the houselady came in and bought all of the twinkies of the shelf for Holden.
ummmmmmm

Mayfield, KY

#33 Feb 15, 2012
history lesson wrote:
<quoted text>It seems to me when Mary Lu was at the airport (before Mr Warren wasted his $ there) it was a dump, and she was paying $100 a month then, living there too--but after it was renivated her buiness trippled, go figure. I heard he finally ask for $20 a day to cover some of what he spent but she said $100 was all she'd pay take it or leave it!She then went around the corner to a dump worse than ever that had sewer backing up in the dishwasher that she knew about for a year and just kept on a cooking--- Mary Mary quite contrary--yea her and her "boyz" are just what we need --- hey-- you get what you pay for, or maybe not? Gota love o'l D,burg
Seriously, if they wanted that place to run right, they would give it to someone with experience.
guest

Dyersburg, TN

#35 Feb 17, 2012
i would say to turn it into a Bunny Club. look at the money that would be rolling in >
Just me

Union City, TN

#36 Feb 17, 2012
I heard Mr Barham took an official letter withdrawing his bid - I hate that!!! Even though he was going to put a bbq type restaurant in - when he was in business he offered home cooking at lunch as well. I had my mouth watering for some good ole Barham's BBQ and of course the red slaw!!! Way to go Dyersburg - if you want home cooking soo bad - try COOKING AT HOME!!!!!!!!!!

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