El Dorado's Slogan
ollie

El Dorado, AR

#1 Jul 24, 2013
"Festival Town" is almost ironic considering what a run down and oppressive little hole this is.

So what should our slogan be if it were to actually reflect what this town is?

How about....

"Mediocre and Overpriced"

It explains just about everything here, from real estate and gas to the crappy boutiques and restaurants.

Anyone else have one?

Since: Jun 09

El Dorado, AR

#2 Jul 24, 2013
Actually the slogan is "It's Showtime!"
Fran

El Dorado, AR

#3 Jul 24, 2013
EldoMasterBlaster wrote:
Actually the slogan is "It's Showtime!"
Well, the people here do put on a show. Its not always the kind you want to see though. I'm thinking drunken escapades and the likes of Honey Boo Boo.

Seriously though, we've got such a great arts center. Our local plays and art shows are excellent. We need to build on that.
Fran

El Dorado, AR

#4 Jul 24, 2013
"Slightly less than average atypical Southern town"

There ya go.
TGIF

Greenbrier, AR

#5 Jul 24, 2013
"At least we're not Pine Bluff....yet !"

Since: Jun 09

El Dorado, AR

#6 Jul 24, 2013
Fran wrote:
<quoted text> Well, the people here do put on a show. Its not always the kind you want to see though. I'm thinking drunken escapades and the likes of Honey Boo Boo.
Seriously though, we've got such a great arts center. Our local plays and art shows are excellent. We need to build on that.
You are right, SAAC is great. Unfortunately community theater doesn't bring in people from out of town which is the point of the whole theater district idea.

We recently had a play starring hometown fairly successful professional actor Bill Ragsdale and it didn't draw much either.
my 2 cents

Memphis, TN

#7 Jul 24, 2013
ollie wrote:
"Festival Town" is almost ironic considering what a run down and oppressive little hole this is.
So what should our slogan be if it were to actually reflect what this town is?
How about....
"Mediocre and Overpriced"
It explains just about everything here, from real estate and gas to the crappy boutiques and restaurants.
Anyone else have one?
The town's slogan is actually "It's Showtime!" As far as "overpriced," as you put it, upper-lifestyle real estate is slightly overpriced, bit prices are always negotiable. An audit or the actual value can be found at the courthouse. Gasoline is definitely not overpriced, as we are in the top 5 cheapest states, per gallon, in the nation! As compared to Little Rock, Hot Springs, etc, we do not have a Murphy USA (currently), so our prices are only 5 to 10 cents higher, generally.

With the new attractions and revitalization, many are excited about the Ot's Showtime theme. You might not like it, but this is what the majority of El Dorado citizens demanded.
my 2 cents

Memphis, TN

#8 Jul 24, 2013
Fran wrote:
<quoted text> Well, the people here do put on a show. Its not always the kind you want to see though. I'm thinking drunken escapades and the likes of Honey Boo Boo.
Seriously though, we've got such a great arts center. Our local plays and art shows are excellent. We need to build on that.
Art and plays are ok, if you're into that. They're bringing in theatres too. Great. You'll like it.

However, I've never seen Honey Boo Boo or "drunken escapades" here. Bit we do have the Showdown at Sunset, Mayhaw Festival, Bugs Bands and Bikes, The Outdoor Expo, Musicfest, and many other concert series. A downtown farmers market would be nice. But we have some great events to coincide with our slogan "It's Showtime!"
my 2 cents

Memphis, TN

#9 Jul 24, 2013
TGIF wrote:
"At least we're not Pine Bluff....yet !"
And we will never be close to what Pine Bluff is.
Well Then

El Dorado, AR

#10 Jul 24, 2013
El Dorado's Slogan should be "Skid Row"

have you people actually driving down the streets that outsiders would have to use to get the Conference Center, the Hotels, etc..
Hillsboro looks like crap. At the mouth of Hillsboro and Southwest Ave. looks like two car lots then all the buildings leading up the college and Conference need to be knocked DOWN! It looks like Crack Head Central. The College has to offer additional security for the students at night because of that area. Both Hotels/Motels in area are just like the Pinetree( Thank God thats gone!)Hotel=pay by the week or day.
I really hope someone has plans to correct this area before they spend anymore money on: trolleys, Hotels, parking, etc....

Since: Jul 12

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#11 Jul 24, 2013
"You might not like it, but this is what the majority of El Dorado citizens demanded."

I must have failed to buy a paper the day the majority of El Dorado citizens demanded this.

"A downtown farmers market would be nice."

Mike Dumas claims "all studies" show all the farmers' market participants benefit when grouped together, but the vendors will not believe this and want to be scattered around town away from their competition. We are also told that "all studies" show that bar business increases when smoking is prohibited.
my 2 cents

Memphis, TN

#12 Jul 24, 2013
Grigori wrote:
"You might not like it, but this is what the majority of El Dorado citizens demanded."
I must have failed to buy a paper the day the majority of El Dorado citizens demanded this.
"A downtown farmers market would be nice."
Mike Dumas claims "all studies" show all the farmers' market participants benefit when grouped together, but the vendors will not believe this and want to be scattered around town away from their competition. We are also told that "all studies" show that bar business increases when smoking is prohibited.
It was an online survey. It was advertised in the paper numerous times 4 and 5 years ago. The survey overwhelmly suggested an entertainment district.

To hell with "studies." They also say 60% of people support gay marriage. If you're polling in New York or California, then probably. But not the majority of the country.

Common sense suggests that produce farmers located on Hillsboro, College, Highway 7, NW Avenue, etc. would benefit from foot traffic being centralized to one location. A study is not needed for that.

As far as Hillsboro and SW Ave, you must have also missed the newspaper subscription announcing $60 million being administered to these areas by the Arkansas Highway Commission.
John

United States

#14 Jul 24, 2013
Grigori wrote:
"You might not like it, but this is what the majority of El Dorado citizens demanded."
I must have failed to buy a paper the day the majority of El Dorado citizens demanded this.
"A downtown farmers market would be nice."
Mike Dumas claims "all studies" show all the farmers' market participants benefit when grouped together, but the vendors will not believe this and want to be scattered around town away from their competition. We are also told that "all studies" show that bar business increases when smoking is prohibited.
Grigori, who cares what individual fruit vendors want? They don't collect sales taxes here and many if them come from outside the county. They compete with local businesses who do pay taxes and employ people. The only way they benefit our community is if we gather them together into a farmers market that we can use as a quality of life draw. A well-promoted farmers market would generate way more traffic than what they get now.
agree

El Dorado, AR

#15 Jul 24, 2013
"Just Another Welfare Town"

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