new century closing
Jackie

El Dorado, AR

#62 Mar 30, 2013
Oh well wrote:
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I m saying the city fathers milked the thermoflite thing for all it was worth because that is all they had to hang there hat on, not saying we did not despertly need the 30 jobs, just saying it is small potatoes in regard to what we have lost, I AM just tired of the hi-fives they give each other over not much of nothing..........and I never said atwoods had anything to do with new century closing, I did say that the new china buffet is the reason new century IS CLOSING, the pie just was not big enough for yet another china buffet.........the numbers just don't crunch.........now with atwoods they will be responsibe for the future ill effects on Henleys and Eppinett's........sit back and watch.
You also said that the city let New Century down. But how so? They didn't recruit the restaurant to move here.

Would you prefer that the city tell companies they can't open a business here?
Oh well

El Dorado, AR

#63 Mar 30, 2013
Jackie wrote:
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You also said that the city let New Century down. But how so? They didn't recruit the restaurant to move here.
Would you prefer that the city tell companies they can't open a business here?
MAYBE, MAYBE NOT, BUT THEY DID SELL THEM AN OCCUPATION PERMIT,
yes, call it protectionism if you like, because that is what it is,
it happens in a lot of small city's........and I know most people (consumers) will not agree to it, but the facts are in small city's with declining populations like ours they simply can not support multiple retail businesses of the same kind.....yes, I would have been in favor of telling the new china buffet THANKS BUT NO THANKS, we already have 3 very nice chinese rest's that do a great job for us here in Eldorado, we feel that by allowing another one to come here would be devastating to them and probably force one out of business, when that happens what have we gained ? nothing just put a loyal business owner on the street that has giving us his best 15 years..........you damn right I am for prtectionismn, it is only right..........by the way how many chinese resturants do we need ?
Questioning

Desoto, TX

#64 Mar 30, 2013
Oh well wrote:
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MAYBE, MAYBE NOT, BUT THEY DID SELL THEM AN OCCUPATION PERMIT,
yes, call it protectionism if you like, because that is what it is,
it happens in a lot of small city's........and I know most people (consumers) will not agree to it, but the facts are in small city's with declining populations like ours they simply can not support multiple retail businesses of the same kind.....yes, I would have been in favor of telling the new china buffet THANKS BUT NO THANKS, we already have 3 very nice chinese rest's that do a great job for us here in Eldorado, we feel that by allowing another one to come here would be devastating to them and probably force one out of business, when that happens what have we gained ? nothing just put a loyal business owner on the street that has giving us his best 15 years..........you damn right I am for prtectionismn, it is only right..........by the way how many chinese resturants do we need ?
Wow. Talk about big government!!
Oh well

El Dorado, AR

#65 Mar 30, 2013
Questioning wrote:
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Wow. Talk about big government!!
So you have no concerns for squashing the smaller local businessman ?
Questioning

Desoto, TX

#66 Mar 30, 2013
Oh well wrote:
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So you have no concerns for squashing the smaller local businessman ?
No. The market dictates how many Chinese restaurants we should have. Not some politicians or bureaucrats. Or posters on topix.

Just for fun - How would you decide how many of what type of business we should allow?
Oh well

El Dorado, AR

#67 Mar 30, 2013
Questioning wrote:
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No. The market dictates how many Chinese restaurants we should have. Not some politicians or bureaucrats. Or posters on topix.
Just for fun - How would you decide how many of what type of business we should allow?
lOOKS LIKE THE MARKET JUST DECIDED..........SO LONG 'new century" thanks for the memories, best of luck in the future.
Jackie

El Dorado, AR

#68 Mar 30, 2013
Oh well wrote:
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lOOKS LIKE THE MARKET JUST DECIDED..........SO LONG 'new century" thanks for the memories, best of luck in the future.
I thought you said the City had something to do with it? Was it the city, or the market?
Oh well

El Dorado, AR

#69 Mar 30, 2013
Jackie wrote:
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I thought you said the City had something to do with it? Was it the city, or the market?
the city made a mistake by selling them a permit to operate..........then the market proved to the city they made another bad decision..........so the answer is both the city and the market..........point is this town can not support more retail than it has, period.
So Sad

El Dorado, AR

#70 Mar 30, 2013
It is official, took my wife by New Century for lunch and yes it was closed already, gone out of business, another closed business in town.
Questioning

El Dorado, AR

#71 Mar 30, 2013
Oh well wrote:
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the city made a mistake by selling them a permit to operate..........then the market proved to the city they made another bad decision..........so the answer is both the city and the market..........point is this town can not support more retail than it has, period.
What formula is the city supposed to use to determine how many of a particular business we can support? Do we need a commission to make these decisions?
Oh well

El Dorado, AR

#72 Mar 30, 2013
Yep, it's a never ending cycle in a town like this....open one-close-open one- close one........fact is a lack of industry, it is really not complicated.

even worse the one across the street from new century will be next, so in this case we open-one and close-two..........sit back and watch it unfold.
Oh well

El Dorado, AR

#73 Mar 30, 2013
Questioning wrote:
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What formula is the city supposed to use to determine how many of a particular business we can support? Do we need a commission to make these decisions?
here's a simple formula, next time we bring in a factory with 300 jobs, then issue another retail/resturant a permit to operate, untill then no more permits........it is not complicated.

this town consistently proves that it cannot support more than we already have.....it's really not complicated....just common sense.
bull

El Dorado, AR

#74 Mar 30, 2013
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The city didn't do shit to help atwoods, you lying pieceofshit.
Who are you to know anything about city business you dipturd.
actually

Dallas, TX

#75 Mar 30, 2013
Oh well wrote:
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yep, and just to prove it, population a few years ago was 25000 now it is 18000..........yep I would say we are headed in the right direction, lmao.
Wrong. Population a few years ago was 18,800 (2010 census)... There's no way for us to know what it is today. But it hasn't been 25,000 since the 1980 census. That's 33 years ago.

As previously state, stop posting lies.
Questioning

El Dorado, AR

#76 Mar 30, 2013
Oh well wrote:
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here's a simple formula, next time we bring in a factory with 300 jobs, then issue another retail/resturant a permit to operate, untill then no more permits........it is not complicated.
this town consistently proves that it cannot support more than we already have.....it's really not complicated....just common sense.
So who did flying burger shut down? What about pj's? Larry's pizza?
actually

Dallas, TX

#77 Mar 30, 2013
Oh well wrote:
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So you have no concerns for squashing the smaller local businessman ?
No smaller local businessman is being squashed. New Century is relocating. The city can not regulate rent of private property.
actually

Dallas, TX

#78 Mar 30, 2013
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lOOKS LIKE THE MARKET JUST DECIDED..........SO LONG 'new century" thanks for the memories, best of luck in the future.
The property owner and the owners of New Century decided. Not the local consumers of El Dorado.
actually

Dallas, TX

#79 Mar 30, 2013
Oh well wrote:
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the city made a mistake by selling them a permit to operate..........then the market proved to the city they made another bad decision..........so the answer is both the city and the market..........point is this town can not support more retail than it has, period.
The city sells a permit to all businesses that chose to operate in El Dorado. That's the only roll the city had in it. But this is standard for all city businesses. This town can and will support more retail as our local population continues to grow, which it has been.
actually

Dallas, TX

#80 Mar 30, 2013
Oh well wrote:
Yep, it's a never ending cycle in a town like this....open one-close-open one- close one........fact is a lack of industry, it is really not complicated.
even worse the one across the street from new century will be next, so in this case we open-one and close-two..........sit back and watch it unfold.
What has been unfolding is the push for more industry in the 90s and 2000s is what caused our decline to 18,800 in the 2010 census.
actually

Dallas, TX

#81 Mar 30, 2013
bull wrote:
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Who are you to know anything about city business you dipturd.
More knowledgeable than you, apparently.

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