Will Harrodsburg Get New Restaurants?

Since: Oct 12

Baltimore, Maryland

#61 May 14, 2013
leslie wrote:
<quoted text>ok so im wrong and your right.do u think the people in h-burg is going to take your word for everything you say....give us some evidence of what it take to open a chain restaurant in a town, then we will believe you, until then, keep you damn mouth shut and stop bashing people on there opinions.
Are you going to cry?

Here you go. This should help get you started. http://www.franchisedirect.com/foodfranchises...
technically

Lexington, KY

#62 May 15, 2013
Yep, they need incentive not blessings. Money works. Either less outgoing or more incoming. No one is stopping anyone unless you use the ill-fated EM Steakhouse "story" that Danville pushed him away...which in hindsight...well, y'all can make your own judgement on that.
tiffyany

Lebanon, KY

#63 May 15, 2013
i don't think that answers the question every wants to know...sorry..whos responsibility it to get this started
technically

Lexington, KY

#64 May 15, 2013
tiffyany wrote:
i don't think that answers the question every wants to know...sorry..whos responsibility it to get this started
What "this" would you like started? To sow the seeds of entrepreneurship within the community?(answer: I think it is within all of us, but some would say parents, schools, leaders) Drive you to a City Council meeting to voice your concern that nothing is being done by the elected officials to better the community by giving away your tax dollars to innovative "go-getters" from out of town?(answer: Not me, but there may be a taxi or friend that can get you there. You may have your own mode of transportation.) Load up a bus with the individuals on this board and take them to any bank or lending establishment of their choice and see if they and their business plan qualifies as a "win"?(answer: See answer to 2nd "this" listed above.)
rich

Lebanon, KY

#65 May 15, 2013
technically wrote:
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What "this" would you like started? To sow the seeds of entrepreneurship within the community?(answer: I think it is within all of us, but some would say parents, schools, leaders) Drive you to a City Council meeting to voice your concern that nothing is being done by the elected officials to better the community by giving away your tax dollars to innovative "go-getters" from out of town?(answer: Not me, but there may be a taxi or friend that can get you there. You may have your own mode of transportation.) Load up a bus with the individuals on this board and take them to any bank or lending establishment of their choice and see if they and their business plan qualifies as a "win"?(answer: See answer to 2nd "this" listed above.)
I have like many other people in this town have taken and voiced my opinion on several issues going on in this town, but did they listen, hell on...so what makes u think they will listen this time.
One horse town

Harrodsburg, KY

#66 May 16, 2013
rich wrote:
<quoted text>I have like many other people in this town have taken and voiced my opinion on several issues going on in this town, but did they listen, hell on...so what makes u think they will listen this time.
We are a one horse town. Some like it. Some do not. It is going to stay that way because those who pull the strings want it that way. We cater to tourist and those in the business make money. Harrodsburg cannot be both modern and pioneer. We have Wall Mart and Clouds. What else do we need?
adam

Lebanon, KY

#67 May 16, 2013
One horse town wrote:
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We are a one horse town. Some like it. Some do not. It is going to stay that way because those who pull the strings want it that way. We cater to tourist and those in the business make money. Harrodsburg cannot be both modern and pioneer. We have Wall Mart and Clouds. What else do we need?
well from what im reading there are a lot of people think there is plenty of things to do in this town..when I want to go to have a nice dinner, I go to Danville, when I need to go shopping, I go to Danville, when I need some entertainment, I go to Danville,when I get sick I go to Danville, very few doctors in this town.from what I hear 50 years there was more in this town then there is now.
Ding Dang it

Harrodsburg, KY

#68 May 17, 2013
adam wrote:
<quoted text>well from what im reading there are a lot of people think there is plenty of things to do in this town..when I want to go to have a nice dinner, I go to Danville, when I need to go shopping, I go to Danville, when I need some entertainment, I go to Danville,when I get sick I go to Danville, very few doctors in this town.from what I hear 50 years there was more in this town then there is now.
You have hit the nail on the head. We have to leave Harrodsburg in order to get the things that most people take for granted. Good restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and medical specialist are things that we simply do not have. There are people who are enrolling their children in Boyle County schools. You are correct. Fifty years ago Harrodsburg was like other small towns. We had a thriving main street where people thronged on Saturday night to shop and socialize. We had numerous small restaurants as well as others that we don't have now such as the Pioneer. Our local doctors and hospital was adequate for the time since all smaller towns sent their critically sick to Lexington. Now towns like Danville have the needed specialists while Harrodsburg remains far behind.

We are a living museum of what life used to be 50 to 75 years ago. But the Dodgers don't play in Brooklyn any more, we are beyond world war II, we went to the moon long ago. And Harrodsburg still prides itself in living in the past and fantasying about Daniel Boone and James Harrod.

Again, some like the old ways and the simplicity of Harrodsburg. Others would like to live as the rest of the world with medical care, shopping, good education, entertainment and decent eating nearby.
Jim

Bicknell, IN

#69 May 17, 2013
Ding Dang it wrote:
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You have hit the nail on the head. We have to leave Harrodsburg in order to get the things that most people take for granted. Good restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and medical specialist are things that we simply do not have. There are people who are enrolling their children in Boyle County schools. You are correct. Fifty years ago Harrodsburg was like other small towns. We had a thriving main street where people thronged on Saturday night to shop and socialize. We had numerous small restaurants as well as others that we don't have now such as the Pioneer. Our local doctors and hospital was adequate for the time since all smaller towns sent their critically sick to Lexington. Now towns like Danville have the needed specialists while Harrodsburg remains far behind.
We are a living museum of what life used to be 50 to 75 years ago. But the Dodgers don't play in Brooklyn any more, we are beyond world war II, we went to the moon long ago. And Harrodsburg still prides itself in living in the past and fantasying about Daniel Boone and James Harrod.
Again, some like the old ways and the simplicity of Harrodsburg. Others would like to live as the rest of the world with medical care, shopping, good education, entertainment and decent eating nearby.
Well stated. Getting ready to retire and move away from this lil town, that only a very few enjoy.(Digger and the Dedmans)
SNL

Indianapolis, IN

#70 May 17, 2013
Ding Dang it wrote:
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You have hit the nail on the head. We have to leave Harrodsburg in order to get the things that most people take for granted. Good restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and medical specialist are things that we simply do not have. There are people who are enrolling their children in Boyle County schools. You are correct. Fifty years ago Harrodsburg was like other small towns. We had a thriving main street where people thronged on Saturday night to shop and socialize. We had numerous small restaurants as well as others that we don't have now such as the Pioneer. Our local doctors and hospital was adequate for the time since all smaller towns sent their critically sick to Lexington. Now towns like Danville have the needed specialists while Harrodsburg remains far behind.
We are a living museum of what life used to be 50 to 75 years ago. But the Dodgers don't play in Brooklyn any more, we are beyond world war II, we went to the moon long ago. And Harrodsburg still prides itself in living in the past and fantasying about Daniel Boone and James Harrod.
Again, some like the old ways and the simplicity of Harrodsburg. Others would like to live as the rest of the world with medical care, shopping, good education, entertainment and decent eating nearby.
I agree with Jim that you stated your opinion very well. We don't have all the amenities that Danville has, but we also don't have the crime rate, the traffic, the lost time spent waiting in long lines for products or services or an overpowering odor of auto exhaust downtown.

We do have decent restaurants, not many, but some. Getting a good meal does not necessarily require you to travel past the city limits.

Entertainment is available at the Ragged Edge theater and numerous weekend events through the summer. I do wish we had a movie theater, but that brings me to my next point. If we did, would the residents support it?

I've seen so many businesses fail simply because it's easier to find parking at WalMart. Folks complain about how there's no place to shop, but when some great little shop opens downtown, if there's not a parking place right in flippin' front of the door, down the road they go. Oh, and let's not forget "It's cheaper at WalMart." Ding, my friend, if we're not willing to walk a few extra steps and spend a few extra dollars to support a local business, we get what we deserve.

And by the by, Ephraim McDowell still sends boatloads of patients to Lexington to get specialized care that they cannot provide.

I moved here from a much, much larger city almost fifteen years ago, because I was sick and tired of dealing with all the crap that goes along with the "conveniences" of city living. I like that the cashiers at Sav-A-Lot know my name, and people throw up their hand and wave whether they know me or not. I like getting through a traffic light in one go, and that cars will actually stop and let me pull out of a parking lot. I like that when I walk downtown I can smell what's baking at Custom Cakes, and not carbon monoxide. So at the risk of sounding corny and being ridiculed - I like Harrodsburg at big honkin' lot.

We'd all like to see new businesses open and thrive in Harrodsburg, but we're going to have to be willing to actually patronize them. Maybe if we support our existing businesses more, we'll stand a better chance of getting new ones.

SNL

Indianapolis, IN

#71 May 17, 2013
Jim wrote:
<quoted text>Well stated. Getting ready to retire and move away from this lil town, that only a very few enjoy.(Digger and the Dedmans)
I agree with you, Jim, that Ding's post was well stated. As you can see from my reply, I'm of a slightly different opinion. Since I'm in no way aligned with either Digger or the Dedmans, I guess that makes me one of the "very few" who enjoy living here.

Congratulations on your retirement, and I hope you find what you're looking for in a larger town. I'll make a wager, though, that there will be times when you'll miss what this "lil town" provides. There are some things you just can't find anywhere else.
Yee Haw

Cleburne, TX

#72 May 17, 2013
You hillbillies got a champaign taste and a beer pocket book. Maybe you all should push for a shoe carnival to open instead.
SNL

Noblesville, IN

#73 May 18, 2013
Yee Haw wrote:
You hillbillies got a champaign taste and a beer pocket book. Maybe you all should push for a shoe carnival to open instead.
Honestly I'd be hard pressed to afford champagne or beer right now, but that's beside the point. Having good taste and aspiring to a better station in life are good things. I guess your Shoe Carnival remark was meant as an insult, but if they wanted to open up here and provide some much-needed employment for Harrodsburg, we hillbillies would welcome them with open arms.
chris

Lebanon, KY

#74 May 20, 2013
haven't lived in this town long enough, but from what im reading One true digger seem to know a lot.Lets ask him.One true digger do you thing H-gurg will ever get a restaurant .just a simple yes ir no answer will do.
Rosey

Winchester, KY

#75 May 20, 2013
You will not get a yes or no answer. It will be in the form of a question. Thats his way of putting you down.

Since: Oct 12

Baltimore, Maryland

#76 May 20, 2013
chris wrote:
haven't lived in this town long enough, but from what im reading One true digger seem to know a lot.Lets ask him.One true digger do you thing H-gurg will ever get a restaurant .just a simple yes ir no answer will do.
What's "H-gurg"?
LMAO

Lebanon, KY

#78 May 21, 2013
surly a smart man like you can figure out what H-gurg is...even though is was a typo....always a smartass comment right digger.

Since: Oct 12

Baltimore, Maryland

#79 May 21, 2013
chris wrote:
haven't lived in this town long enough, but from what im reading One true digger seem to know a lot.Lets ask him.One true digger do you thing H-gurg will ever get a restaurant .just a simple yes ir no answer will do.
Alright. Well, I guess that's supposed to be H-burg. So the question is, "One true digger do you thing[sic] H-gurg[sic] will ever get a restaurant ."

Well. Since there's already well over a dozen, my answer would be yes.
Bluegrass Chefs

Cincinnati, OH

#80 May 25, 2013
Here's a few good places to eat...

Jake

Nicholasville, KY

#81 May 25, 2013
I'm from Lexington, and Lexington gets a lot of restaurants because they provide an ideal location ( the city itself ) and because they work with them on zoning, taxes, and many other issues. It is up to the individual, or a franchise to open the restaurant. It is up to the city to give them an environment they think they can do well in. Harrodsburg doesn't have it. Harrodsburg has enough locals, an idea location ( one 127 ) and plenty of open sites. So the only reason a nice place like Logans, Golden Coral, or many other chains don't come in is??? Its the same reason there are not more factories. The elected officials have to go after them, sell the city to them, offer local tax breaks, work with them etc... They got Hitachi, so go find more restaurants, factories etc... and create jobs.

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