Mellor Park Mall
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Genie

United States

#1 Jul 23, 2011
What a dump. Can't the city do anything to may the owners clean it up and make it safe?
born2shop

El Dorado, AR

#2 Jul 23, 2011
can't we vote on a tax to build a new one, at least it would bring people to the area to shop, and create jobs
Aunt Bee

El Dorado, AR

#3 Jul 23, 2011
born2shop wrote:
can't we vote on a tax to build a new one, at least it would bring people to the area to shop, and create jobs
They are already looking for another sales tax increase. It will not go to help anyone but the rich.
typical

United States

#4 Jul 23, 2011
The owner uses it as a tax write-off. Government involvement in private industry is the biggest problem we face today.

A new center is looking to be built on Timberlane. An increase in sales tax does not go to help the rich. Used efficiently, it should go to help those that work hard to add improvements and keep the town as beautiful as it is.
Oh Noooo

El Dorado, AR

#5 Jul 23, 2011
Money is no problem. All they have to do is go up on the water bill. Thank God this City don't control the gas, electric and telephone, "YET".
x

United States

#6 Jul 23, 2011
typical wrote:
The owner uses it as a tax write-off. Government involvement in private industry is the biggest problem we face today.

A new center is looking to be built on Timberlane. An increase in sales tax does not go to help the rich. Used efficiently, it should go to help those that work hard to add improvements and keep the town as beautiful as it is.
Sales tax may not go to the rich but billions of our tax dollars go to businesses owned by the rich ....
x

United States

#7 Jul 23, 2011
Not to mention businesses like GE and pepsi etc etc etc that pay zero in tax
Nope

El Dorado, AR

#8 Jul 23, 2011
born2shop wrote:
can't we vote on a tax to build a new one, at least it would bring people to the area to shop, and create jobs
They already spent it on the new high school
reality check

Walker, LA

#9 Jul 24, 2011
x wrote:
Not to mention businesses like GE and pepsi etc etc etc that pay zero in tax
Uh, no. That money goes to the public that owns shares in the company. That is actually a benefit, as our idiot liberal government has run these companies out of the country.
welch

Mount Morris, MI

#10 Jul 24, 2011
i was at the mall friday it was raining hard parts of the mall was leaking bad if nothing improves the mall will mostly likely crumble glad to see citi trends remodeled though but we need the rest of the mall renovated
jakebreak

United States

#11 Jul 24, 2011
Aunt Bee wrote:
<quoted text>They are already looking for another sales tax increase. It will not go to help anyone but the rich.
Isn't it amazing how temporary taxes have a sneaky way of becoming permanent taxes? As soon as the sunset clause is about to hit, some politician will think of another reason to have another "temporary tax". And their logic is that "well, you're already used to paying it" you cannot tax people into prosperity.
Just Crap

El Dorado, AR

#12 Jul 24, 2011
It seems like the mall really went down after Wal-Mart left. I can remember when the mall was always full and Saturdays. There were really good arts and crafts that were held out there too. I wish the major stores would move out and maybe it would make the owners want to do something. They built this big ass confernce center wanting to bring more people to El Dorado, why not do something with our mall. Everybody I know pretty much goes out of town to do their shopping....
x

United States

#13 Jul 24, 2011
reality check wrote:
<quoted text>Uh, no. That money goes to the public that owns shares in the company. That is actually a benefit, as our idiot liberal government has run these companies out of the country.
Yeah uh huh very very few super rich benefit cause they own the most shares....
Denton

United States

#14 Jul 24, 2011
typical wrote:
The owner uses it as a tax write-off. Government involvement in private industry is the biggest problem we face today.
A new center is looking to be built on Timberlane. An increase in sales tax does not go to help the rich. Used efficiently, it should go to help those that work hard to add improvements and keep the town as beautiful as it is.
BS! Foreign investor won't adhere to our standards then it's governments place to hold them accountable.
Perry

Dallas, TX

#15 Jul 24, 2011
Just Crap wrote:
It seems like the mall really went down after Wal-Mart left. I can remember when the mall was always full and Saturdays. There were really good arts and crafts that were held out there too. I wish the major stores would move out and maybe it would make the owners want to do something. They built this big ass confernce center wanting to bring more people to El Dorado, why not do something with our mall. Everybody I know pretty much goes out of town to do their shopping....
Because the mall is private property and the owner is obviously making a slight profit because no one spends 4 million to save 2 on taxes.It doesn't make financial sense.

Since: Aug 08

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#16 Jul 24, 2011
Just Crap wrote:
There were really good arts and crafts that were held out there too.
Is anything preventing this from starting up again?
typical

Walker, LA

#17 Jul 24, 2011
Denton wrote:
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BS! Foreign investor won't adhere to our standards then it's governments place to hold them accountable.
Doesn't matter if it's foreign or domestic. If government gets involved in private affairs, it pushes domestic companies overseas. This is clearly evident by the workforce laws encouraged by the once strong unions. Where do you believe our manufacturing jobs have gone?

High tariffs on imported goods is what is necessary, which goes against my point. However, the only leverage our country has is our ability to consume. Instead of taking this action, our executive administration feels it is their responsibility to begin telling companies where to build their facilities. We are lucky that companies located here choose to remain here. Anymore than overstepping the bounds of taxation is too much government involvement, and it is not their responsibility to mandate them. That is the responsibility of us, as consumers.
well

Chicago, IL

#18 Jul 24, 2011
Just Crap wrote:
It seems like the mall really went down after Wal-Mart left. I can remember when the mall was always full and Saturdays. There were really good arts and crafts that were held out there too. I wish the major stores would move out and maybe it would make the owners want to do something. They built this big ass confernce center wanting to bring more people to El Dorado, why not do something with our mall. Everybody I know pretty much goes out of town to do their shopping....
Yes, the mall was a lively and fun place when Walmart was there. I've always heard that Walmart is still paying for the space they occupied in order to keep any competitors out.
Oh Noooo

El Dorado, AR

#19 Jul 24, 2011
Yep, thats what El Do needs is to build another big elephant to sit there idle. We already have Kmart, County Market, Pilgrims Pride,Mellor Park, Industrial Road, Convention Center. But please don't throw any money away on these busting wore out water mains and buckling streets.
......

United States

#20 Jul 24, 2011
well wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, the mall was a lively and fun place when Walmart was there. I've always heard that Walmart is still paying for the space they occupied in order to keep any competitors out.
NO cause there's a for lease sign hanging up at the old garage bays

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