Moving Back to Ellijay

Moving Back to Ellijay

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moving back

Titusville, FL

#1 Jun 1, 2012
I'm moving back to Ellijay after 3 years away. Can anyone tell me what stores and business's have closed in the last 3 years. I'm really curious and would like to know before I move back in July.
concerned citizen

Blue Ridge, GA

#2 Jun 1, 2012
A bunch of businesses have closed.Several eating places too numerous to remember.It's not a good business atmosphere right now.No real estate is selling except foreclosures. Sounds like the area car dealers are starting to sell cars in numbers m once again.Pray for a change at the White house and positive changes in the way the local banks now do business.
Hmm

Blue Ridge, GA

#3 Jun 1, 2012
Do you wnat to buy a house?

“Airhead”

Since: Jan 11

I'm finished with commas!

#4 Jun 1, 2012
Where to begin.....

Since: May 12

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#5 Jun 1, 2012
I hope you are retired, or independently wealthy. There are no JOBS.
moving back

Titusville, FL

#6 Jun 1, 2012
I work from my computer so I can work anywhere. However, no one has answered my question yet.

Since: May 12

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#7 Jun 1, 2012
In ellijay, Pool Room closed, reopened as Blue Door, closed. Future plans to reopen. A lot of the little stores around square have shut down. Blue Ridge Carpet is history. Tim Bu Tu closed, weeds are taking over. KFC closed. Mexican Restaurant in front of Lowes closed. Building Supply across from Spring Plaza closed, but will be future home of Fabtech. Julies restaurant East Ellijay closed. Sonic was closed , but has since reopened. Banks have either closed or reopened under new names. I think you get the picture not a pretty sight. Most restaurants that open stay open just a few months unless it is one of the major chains. Lots of foreclosures in county. Oh yeah, Oakland school is also now closed, but I let other people tell you the details on that.
Reality

Blue Ridge, GA

#8 Jun 1, 2012
- Waffle King, closed.

- Rich mountain traders, gun store and range, closed.

- Book store (two) closed.

- Music store, closed.

- Bailey Toggery, closed.

- Gold's Gym, closed.

- Ruthies, closed.

- Ice cream place by Lowes, closed.

- Fireplace store, closed.

- Italian restaurant by Lowes, closed.

- BOE castle, Opened.

Since: May 12

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#9 Jun 1, 2012
Unless you just have a love of the county, I would recommend about anywhere else than here. The county has MAJOR debt problems.
Lost in the Sixties

Blue Ridge, GA

#10 Jun 1, 2012
The beat goes on....Nothing seems to go great except the Board Of Education's real estate division....
Reality

Blue Ridge, GA

#11 Jun 1, 2012
Lost in the Sixties wrote:
The beat goes on....Nothing seems to go great except the Board Of Education's real estate division....
One of the best jobs is being a guy in Atlanta who advises the BOE on its Real Estate acquisitions.$50,000 for a couple of phone calls to find the only property in the county that's contaminated with PCBs.
ProCon1

Blue Ridge, GA

#12 Jun 1, 2012
Reality wrote:
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One of the best jobs is being a guy in Atlanta who advises the BOE on its Real Estate acquisitions.$50,000 for a couple of phone calls to find the only property in the county that's contaminated with PCBs.
Funny you mention the PCBs. Do you realize that when C&S took over the Bank of Ellijay it was allowed to go through the assets one by one and decide whether or not to take them. The FDIC wants the new bank to take everything, but there are usually a couple of assets that the new bank thinks they will never be able to unload so they refuse to take them and they remain with the FDIC. C&S took almost everything EXCEPT the Bank of Ellijay Building. Wonder why that was? Maybe C&S saw the requirement for Phase II testing by the EPA ... and knew better. But the real estate speculators on our current Board of Education apparently knew a good thing when they found it unlike the real estate professionals at a Mortgage bank.

Or maybe the Buyer's Agent was responsible for highlighting that property?
Gapeach

Ellijay, GA

#13 Jun 3, 2012
In a more positive and productive note several businesses have opened:

Glitzy Chiks
Lavish
Antique Show
TJ and Company
Southern Grace
Ellijay Deli
Southern Twist Restaurant and Comedy Club
Bealles Outlet
Sally's Beauty Supply
Cliutter Bugs
finders Keepers
Squiggles Car Wash
The Martyn House
Cartecay Vineyards
mountain Valley Farms
Boogie Rivers Tubing and Park
Ellijay Marketplace
Whitestone Farm and Trade
Hammerhead Aeronautical
Jumping Mouse Beads
Quilt Shop on the Square

East Towne Cinema just went digital.
Whitepath Fabtech is expanding.
Gapeach

Ellijay, GA

#14 Jun 3, 2012
Oh yeah...
JustIn Time Fitness
Anytime Fitness
Dazzle

We are getting valero gas station and Dunkin Donuts. A new Mexican restaurant across from Lowe's.

I'm sure I missed some but it sure is better to be positive sometimes.

Since: May 12

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#15 Jun 3, 2012
Gapeach wrote:
In a more positive and productive note several businesses have opened:
Glitzy Chiks
Lavish
Antique Show
TJ and Company
Southern Grace
Ellijay Deli
Southern Twist Restaurant and Comedy Club
Bealles Outlet
Sally's Beauty Supply
Cliutter Bugs
finders Keepers
Squiggles Car Wash
The Martyn House
Cartecay Vineyards
mountain Valley Farms
Boogie Rivers Tubing and Park
Ellijay Marketplace
Whitestone Farm and Trade
Hammerhead Aeronautical
Jumping Mouse Beads
Quilt Shop on the Square
East Towne Cinema just went digital.
Whitepath Fabtech is expanding.
i am glad some one is positive. Do you work for the chamber of commerce?
college kid

United States

#16 Jun 3, 2012
turniptown wrote:
<quoted text>i am glad some one is positive. Do you work for the chamber of commerce?
why does it matter I'd they work for the chamber? If everyone in this town in negative, there won't be a town left.
college kid

United States

#17 Jun 3, 2012
turniptown wrote:
<quoted text>i am glad some one is positive. Do you work for the chamber of commerce?
if not I'd

Since: May 12

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#18 Jun 3, 2012
college kid wrote:
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if not I'd
Just my attempt at some light humor. I do live in this town, and it is dead from a business/employment perspective.
Hmm

Blue Ridge, GA

#19 Jun 3, 2012
And my house is still for sale.

I'm trying to make you locals happy that do not want anybody here unless they were born and raised here.

Since: May 12

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#20 Jun 3, 2012
Hmm wrote:
And my house is still for sale.
I'm trying to make you locals happy that do not want anybody here unless they were born and raised here.
I am happy with outsiders, don't be in a hurry to leave.

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