new century closing
Nope

El Dorado, AR

#22 Mar 28, 2013
so what wrote:
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It does not matter who owns it, the fact is they can no longer afford the rent, the pie has been sliced to thin now that the new chinese buffett has opened, this is not complicated.
Not true. Their business is fine. But their lease is up and the mall owners won't fix major issues with the property. I wouldn't renew my lease either if I were them.
Chow Chow

United States

#23 Mar 28, 2013
Wrong wrote:
You're an idiot. Their lease is up with the mall owners and they don't want to renew. They're looking for a new location.
Will they be moving the roaches with them?
Chow Chow

United States

#24 Mar 28, 2013
What about the gold fish they serve people?

Since: Mar 13

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#25 Mar 28, 2013
Me and Kimmy love Chinese food :-)
yes REALLY

Longview, TX

#26 Mar 29, 2013
Oh Really wrote:
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What has Eppinete's done other than post price comparisons on there face book ? surely they have the right to do that, sounds smart to me.
Quit acting stupid. Everyone knows they were throwing temper tantrums on this site about Atwoods. Also, everyone knows they selectively posted price comparisons in a weak attempt to advertise their business. Pathetic.
actually

Longview, TX

#27 Mar 29, 2013
what wrote:
<quoted text>
your nutty as a fruitcake if you don't think wal-mart had anything to do with widespread k-mart closings!!! walmarts simply took more and more market share and left k-mart with less.
No, KMart survived for years with WalMart, in El Dorado as well as other areas. It was Costco and the revitalized Target that helped do KMart and Sears in due to market share. It's called Capitalism.
well

Chicago, IL

#28 Mar 29, 2013
Capitalism is fine until you are one of the casualties. Some people can't handle that.
Anonymous

El Dorado, AR

#29 Mar 29, 2013
SkyKing wrote:
The Mall owner does not own the building New Century occupys. Sorry
Yes, he does. Go read the sign on their door.
Oh well

El Dorado, AR

#30 Mar 29, 2013
oh well, today is the last day for new century, just wanted to say thank you for the past 15 years, My hope for you is for a brighter future, will truly miss the always smiling little lady at the checkout, hopefully you will find a city to relocate to that has city leaders that understand the retail trade, I spent 35 years in retail , I understand the problems you have been face with first a new china buffet across the street from you 3 or 4 years ago, although it split much of your business you were able to survive that one, now with yet another bigger new china buffet the market share has been split one time to many, nothing you done, just the city of Eldorado letting you down after many years of hard work, I would guess very few of our city /county leaders have had much if any retail experience, they just don't get it, and there is plenty of individuals on this board that will not like my comments because they have never owned or operated a retail trade business either, they are only selfish people that want more and more businesses to choose from to shop for themselves from a greedy selfish stand point, they could careless how that effects current business owners, good luck.
Questioning

El Dorado, AR

#31 Mar 29, 2013
Oh well wrote:
oh well, today is the last day for new century, just wanted to say thank you for the past 15 years, My hope for you is for a brighter future, will truly miss the always smiling little lady at the checkout, hopefully you will find a city to relocate to that has city leaders that understand the retail trade, I spent 35 years in retail , I understand the problems you have been face with first a new china buffet across the street from you 3 or 4 years ago, although it split much of your business you were able to survive that one, now with yet another bigger new china buffet the market share has been split one time to many, nothing you done, just the city of Eldorado letting you down after many years of hard work, I would guess very few of our city /county leaders have had much if any retail experience, they just don't get it, and there is plenty of individuals on this board that will not like my comments because they have never owned or operated a retail trade business either, they are only selfish people that want more and more businesses to choose from to shop for themselves from a greedy selfish stand point, they could careless how that effects current business owners, good luck.
What exactly did the City of El Dorado do wrong?
Jackie

El Dorado, AR

#32 Mar 29, 2013
Questioning wrote:
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What exactly did the City of El Dorado do wrong?
In fact, what did they do at all? I don't believe the city had anything to do with this deal.
Oh well

El Dorado, AR

#33 Mar 29, 2013
Questioning wrote:
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What exactly did the City of El Dorado do wrong?
recruits retail before industrial (real jobs).
without real (industrial-factory) jobs, retail will just continue to replace retail, no real growth, just replacements.

todays front page, union county unemployment jumps from 8.3 percent to 9.3 percent, thats after the new Atwoods.

replacement example,
the flying burger---replaced----the burgerman

you see with just retail and no industry it just don't workout.
Nope

United States

#34 Mar 29, 2013
Oh well wrote:
<quoted text>
recruits retail before industrial (real jobs).
without real (industrial-factory) jobs, retail will just continue to replace retail, no real growth, just replacements.
todays front page, union county unemployment jumps from 8.3 percent to 9.3 percent, thats after the new Atwoods.
replacement example,
the flying burger---replaced----the burgerman
you see with just retail and no industry it just don't workout.
How wrong can one person be? First off, they didn't recruit the new Chinese buffet. Second, those unemployment figures are for January. Atwoods opened in march. They have no relation to one another. Third, the city recruited ThermaFlite, and they also recruited the new clean harbors expansion.(Could have gone to another clean harbors facility).

Should I keep going?
jackson

El Dorado, AR

#35 Mar 29, 2013
Oh Well- You are correct- the pie can be divided only so many times- look how much retai turnover you have downtown. The lack of adequate convenient parking must be solved.The conference center which was built with a huge lack of on site parking is another boondoggle by our citizens. An $18 million dollar structure built without thought of customer/guest parking.
agreed

Longview, TX

#36 Mar 29, 2013
well wrote:
Capitalism is fine until you are one of the casualties. Some people can't handle that.
Well, its what everyone is first taught. This world ain't fair!
actually

Longview, TX

#37 Mar 29, 2013
Oh well wrote:
<quoted text>
recruits retail before industrial (real jobs).
without real (industrial-factory) jobs, retail will just continue to replace retail, no real growth, just replacements.
todays front page, union county unemployment jumps from 8.3 percent to 9.3 percent, thats after the new Atwoods.
replacement example,
the flying burger---replaced----the burgerman
you see with just retail and no industry it just don't workout.
35 years in retail, and you still don't understand how the industry operates and how major chains select locations? I can see why you never made it out of retail
Oh well

El Dorado, AR

#38 Mar 29, 2013
Nope wrote:
<quoted text>
How wrong can one person be? First off, they didn't recruit the new Chinese buffet. Second, those unemployment figures are for January. Atwoods opened in march. They have no relation to one another. Third, the city recruited ThermaFlite, and they also recruited the new clean harbors expansion.(Could have gone to another clean harbors facility).
Should I keep going?
And they recuited (very heavily) atwoods (retail) at the same time a locally owned pet/ranch supply store was making a large expansion..... and we have been talking and bragging about thermoflite for 3 years now and they have yet to payout the first paycheck.
Oh well

El Dorado, AR

#39 Mar 29, 2013
actually wrote:
<quoted text>
35 years in retail, and you still don't understand how the industry operates and how major chains select locations? I can see why you never made it out of retail
I can see how you never made it in retail, at least I survived it for 35 years, you know nothing about it.
Nope

United States

#40 Mar 29, 2013
Oh well wrote:
<quoted text>
And they recuited (very heavily) atwoods (retail) at the same time a locally owned pet/ranch supply store was making a large expansion..... and we have been talking and bragging about thermoflite for 3 years now and they have yet to payout the first paycheck.
Atwoods didn't get a penny from the city. And ThermaFlite has 30 employees who are enjoying their paychecks just fine.
Oh well

El Dorado, AR

#41 Mar 29, 2013
Nope wrote:
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Atwoods didn't get a penny from the city. And ThermaFlite has 30 employees who are enjoying their paychecks just fine.
30 !! whoo hoo, that really offsets the 1600 lost at pilgrims, and yes I know for a fact Atwoods got special treatment on that building, I will not be the one to divulge my sources, but I know the facts.and yes the city fathers kissed atwoods azz for 2 years before they signed on, even knowing it would hurt others, they could care less.

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