What's happening with tourism in Maco...

What's happening with tourism in Macon County?

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Gordon M

United States

#1 Feb 11, 2013
Is tourism hurting or helping Franklin?
Joe Raby

United States

#2 Feb 21, 2013
Not many tourists any more. They all go to Cherokee.
local person

United States

#3 Mar 26, 2013
The tourists will come back to visit the bar on Main Street. It will be selling craft beer with very high alcohol content.
director

United States

#4 Mar 26, 2013
Without tourists, Franklin would still be an ignorant backwater town in the mountains of...oh wait, it still is. Nevermind.
red

Andrews, NC

#5 Mar 31, 2013
There weren't as many tourists in town at yesterday's trail days festival as there were last year.
Good Old Joe

Robbinsville, NC

#6 Jun 23, 2013
The Scottish festival seemed like it made a good comeback.
Turner

United States

#7 Aug 22, 2013
Good News!

The Drakes now control a majority of the board members of the Franklin TDA. They are also running the TDA website and run the marketing for tourism for them. The board is also going to give Drake's theater $15,000 in cash (The TDC will be giving them $15,000 to make the total $30,000) for a sponsorship opportunity.

This will be a boon for our town. Tourists will start coming in droves and save the economy.

All you Drake haters will have to come to realize that Phil and Josh Drake are the best thing that has ever happened to this town.
Taxpayer

United States

#8 Aug 23, 2013
Hey Turner! LOL! During your suck-up, you forgot to mention that the Drake employees and associates on the TDA and TDC are also paying Drakes over $100,000 in tourist tax money to promote their own stuff with billboards in Atlanta! They gotta get some people up here some way from Atlanta to spend money at the Drake Theater, Microtel, Fun Factory, Boiler Room! Hahahaha! Franklin's done gone religion crazy with the Drake gospel of gimme gimme gimme, me me me. Cause the locals sure ain't going there any more. What a rip off of Macon County taxpayers. Blind as bats as to whats happening.
Braves Fan

Franklin, NC

#9 Aug 23, 2013
We need rich people from Atlanta to come up and spend their money at our nice theater, eat in our restaurants and stay in our motel. Goodness knows none of the local people can afford to do so.
curious

Abbeville, GA

#10 Aug 24, 2013
I wanted to know what happened last night at the Jackets and Towns ball game. Somebody PLEASE! Noone seems to know in Towns County. Thanks!
Curtiss

Morrisville, NC

#11 Sep 26, 2013
Y'all need more tourists to spend money at Wal Mart.
Macon county raised

Fairview, NC

#12 Sep 26, 2013
Taxpayer wrote:
Hey Turner! LOL! During your suck-up, you forgot to mention that the Drake employees and associates on the TDA and TDC are also paying Drakes over $100,000 in tourist tax money to promote their own stuff with billboards in Atlanta! They gotta get some people up here some way from Atlanta to spend money at the Drake Theater, Microtel, Fun Factory, Boiler Room! Hahahaha! Franklin's done gone religion crazy with the Drake gospel of gimme gimme gimme, me me me. Cause the locals sure ain't going there any more. What a rip off of Macon County taxpayers. Blind as bats as to whats happening.
damn at least someone realizes what's going on. I wish people would quit being scared and make a stand
Denton

Morrisville, NC

#13 Sep 27, 2013
They 're now gonna turn the Smoky Mountain Center into a mega church, try to get more gospel singers than they get now. Paid with occupancy tax money through the TDA and TDC. Its all inbreeding.
Turner

United States

#14 Nov 20, 2013
Phil Drake has saved this town from bankruptcy. It's only fair that he gets paid for his efforts.
everybody in east ky

Morehead, KY

#15 Apr 6, 2014
Turner wrote:
Phil Drake has saved this town from bankruptcy. It's only fair that he gets paid for his efforts.
your numb from the neck up
Curtiss

Mocksville, NC

#16 Apr 28, 2014
Hahahahaha. What tourists? The ones that drive through Franklin on their way to Cherokee casino or Asheville or Dollywood? Nothing to stop in Franklin for.
Curtiss

Mocksville, NC

#17 Apr 28, 2014
Turner wrote:
Phil Drake has saved this town from bankruptcy. It's only fair that he gets paid for his efforts.
Nope! The Drakes have just about bankrupted the town. Josh especially, collecting $$$ from the tourist boards to put into their Smoky Mountain Center church and gospel music gigs. C.O.R.R.U.P.T. But they sure ain't seeing the tourists go flocking there like they were hoping for. Tourists ain't into their kind of Jesus.
newbeans

Fountain Inn, SC

#18 May 11, 2014
who owns that bar on depot street, mulligans. nice place never been there . is it a good safe bar. hate bar fights and red neck bars
Rock

Franklin, NC

#19 May 11, 2014
newbeans wrote:
who owns that bar on depot street, mulligans. nice place never been there . is it a good safe bar. hate bar fights and red neck bars
The owner and manager are great people. Good atmosphere, good food and drinks.
Jeff

United States

#20 May 13, 2014
newbeans wrote:
who owns that bar on depot street, mulligans. nice place never been there . is it a good safe bar. hate bar fights and red neck bars
Its rednecks who mistake theirselves as smartass hipsters. Real strange crowd there. No fights, just junior high school level stuff, good ole boy jocks and silly chicks trying to get laid.

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