Beer, Wine, Deli Store Approved for N...

Beer, Wine, Deli Store Approved for North Adams

There are 241 comments on the IBerkshires story from Apr 10, 2013, titled Beer, Wine, Deli Store Approved for North Adams. In it, IBerkshires reports that:

The Redevelopment Authority approved to allow Steeple City Liquors, Inc., into the former Staples lot on 80 Rear Main St.

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NGolard

Pittsfield, MA

#42 Apr 20, 2013
Lisbeth_NA wrote:
Hhmm... Will this go down, or take down Witney's West's, etc?
One could hope that for the first time in 30 years, West's &b Whitney's might have to actually do some work.
NGolard

Pittsfield, MA

#43 Apr 20, 2013
Not Larry wrote:
<quoted text> As long as you stay away, it will do just fine.
I agree Not Larry...as long as the moronic, simple minded, 40oz drinking, wanting to pay with with EBT, type people stay away, Steeple City should be fine.
NGolard

Pittsfield, MA

#44 Apr 20, 2013
After reading the same article on numerous websites, I have come to the conclusion that, TOPIX, is home to the simple minded, "Special People", who took the short bus to school and provide us with our McDoubles and Quarter Pounder(as if they could actually manage to get the order correct more than once a year).

The truth is i've learned that even if someone talks bad about you, you should refuse to talk bad about them because in the end they will look like the idiot not you.

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#45 Apr 20, 2013
NGolard wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree Not Larry...as long as the moronic, simple minded, 40oz drinking, wanting to pay with with EBT, type people stay away, Steeple City should be fine.
Okay NGolard... No one will stay away.
NGolard

Pittsfield, MA

#46 Apr 20, 2013
Lisbeth_NA wrote:
<quoted text>
Okay NGolard... No one will stay away.
I cant imagine why someone would ever open a New business in North Adams with people as closed minded as you live in it. I hope that no one will stay away because the morons that run the local stores now need a huge wake up call. To bad it will take, one of them going out of business for them to realize, they should have op perhaps put some money into the property, or training the staff, instead of taking another vacation.
No Scam

North Adams, MA

#48 Apr 20, 2013
NGolard wrote:
After reading the same article on numerous websites, I have come to the conclusion that, TOPIX, is home to the simple minded, "Special People", who took the short bus to school and provide us with our McDoubles and Quarter Pounder(as if they could actually manage to get the order correct more than once a year).
The truth is i've learned that even if someone talks bad about you, you should refuse to talk bad about them because in the end they will look like the idiot not you.
You should have stopped responding right there, now you look like the idiot by continuing to respond to the commenters.
NGolard

Pittsfield, MA

#50 Apr 21, 2013
Hold On wrote:
<quoted text>
Because the building owner actually controls the building, then the owner does not have to charge Matney rent, which is a huge savings for a start-up business. Moreover, Matney does not have to apply for financing because the owner can finance the inventory and equipment himself. Steeple City Liquors is set up exactly like the movie theatre. Neil Ellis wants to fill up a huge vacant space, and he's putting Matney out there as his front man.
Matney has absolutely no equity in this deal. He is simply an operator. This makes eminent sense given Jr.'s shoddy financial history. Steeple City Liquors is leasing the space from First Hartford for no money to allow it to get going. Please stop pretending that Matney, Jr. is putting any of his own money into this venture. He's just a hired gun.
He's going to have to sell a ton of cold cuts, cheese, and booze to make the numbers in his proformas work.
Matney Jr.'s champion is either Matney's wife, Mishele, or Matney, Jr. himself.
Why dont you do you everyone a favor and get your fact straight before you start talking about things you know nothing about. Have you seen the contract between First Hartford & Mr Matney? Have you been in any of the negotiations between them? The answer is absolutely No. The fact is even if you are correct, Mr Ellis has done nothing but put Steeple City Spirits in a position that means it cant fail. In all honesty you sound like you are jealous. Mr Ellis obviously saw something in Mr Matney jr and his business plan and thought it had merit. By your comments we all know that common courtesy and manners were not taught in your house. If they were you would realize, if you dont have anything nice to say, than dont say anything at all. You are nothing but a website tough guy, with no real guts. If you had any you might not hide behind some BS screen name. I would love to continue this intelligent conversation but since you dont seem to have any intelligence, it would be pointless. You really need to get a life and a job. Maybe then you might have something to better to do than insult a new business.
EBT

North Adams, MA

#51 Apr 21, 2013
NGolard wrote:
<quoted text>
One could hope that for the first time in 30 years, West's &b Whitney's might have to actually do some work.
Who the sam hill are you "NGolard" anyway? What do you know about making a business successful in an economically depressed region, where the biggest paychecks now seem to come from the govt in the form of disability and EBT cards?
A family-owned business that has lasted for thirty years+ is a success and it is a story of blood and sweat. And no doubt paying alot of f***ing taxes for those EBT cards that I bet Matney's new joint will take.
And what do you know of work anyway?
NGolard

Pittsfield, MA

#52 Apr 21, 2013
EBT wrote:
<quoted text>
Who the sam hill are you "NGolard" anyway? What do you know about making a business successful in an economically depressed region, where the biggest paychecks now seem to come from the govt in the form of disability and EBT cards?
A family-owned business that has lasted for thirty years+ is a success and it is a story of blood and sweat. And no doubt paying alot of f***ing taxes for those EBT cards that I bet Matney's new joint will take.
And what do you know of work anyway?
Well EBT, I can see that the only work you know is sitting on your rear and collecting every dollar you can from the hard working people like myself. Unlike you I have a very good Job at a Multi-Billion Dollar Company. I know this area because I was born and raised here. As for what it takes to open a business in this area, I have several friends who own businesses in Northern Berkshire County. The reality is I have no problem with Mr Matney or anyone opening any business in this area. I do have issue with the low life's that have nothing better to do than insult and ridicule them. My problem is the ignorant people who just cant keep their Big Mouths Shut. They want to degrade Steeple City Spirits but what have any of them accomplished. The reality is if they spent half as much time minding their own business as they do minding everyone else business, they might be a lot better off. The fact they spend so much time complaining about, talking about, other people, is not only scary but makes think they should seek some professional help.

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#53 Apr 21, 2013
NGolard wrote:
<quoted text>
I cant imagine why someone would ever open a New business in North Adams with people as closed minded as you live in it. I hope that no one will stay away because the morons that run the local stores now need a huge wake up call. To bad it will take, one of them going out of business for them to realize, they should have op perhaps put some money into the property, or training the staff, instead of taking another vacation.
Why exactly did you choose me to call closed minded? What the f*ck did I do to p*ss you off? Why the short bus comment too? That made me laugh. You look stupid when you are angry :/
Jack Wagon

Pittsfield, MA

#54 Apr 21, 2013
I don't discriminate! I'll buy booze where ever i can get my hands on it! If this new place runs a tab until i get my monthly check , even better! I hope they stock Molson Triple xxx!
NGolard

Pittsfield, MA

#57 Apr 21, 2013
Fool wrote:
<quoted text>
Multi-Billion Dollar company my ass. Never trust anyone who's always giving someone their resume.
And, you know absolutely nothing about how abjectly horrible Matney's reputation is. He has about as much entitlement to a liquor license as you do to logic, which is none.
You should change your screen name from Fool to Coward, since you dont have the balls to say any of this to his face. You are nothing more than this generations "telephone tough guy". As for him having property foreclosed on, you might want to be careful, as I have access(for my job) about those records and he still owns the property in cheshire and it has not been foreclosed on yet. I wonder if any of your other statements are complete lies? Probably all of them, since your either to incompetent to bother to look things up or you just dont have anything better to do. Now we know why you dont put your real name up. You know that you would get sued for Slander. Then what would you do Mr Matney would have 1/2 of your welfare check. Personally the fact that you are so spineless that you would spread lies, speaks volumes about your lack of character. As for him being entitled to a liquor store... Maybe you should read a bit more, because if you had ever read the Constitution, you would know everyone US Citizen has the right to Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Even if he did have a house foreclosed(which he didnt), what does that mean. He would be in the company of millions of others who had property foreclosed on. That doesnt mean they dont deserve to open a business. Go back to your section 8 Housing and drink you welfare money away. I am not getting into a battle of wits with a unarmed man. If you want to post lies at least be brave enough to use your name. COWARD
NGolard

Pittsfield, MA

#58 Apr 21, 2013
Lisbeth_NA wrote:
<quoted text>
Okay NGolard... No one will stay away.
I am truly sorry for my comments that I directed toward you. I got a bit carried away when I saw people degrading a business that will be opening. Everyone is entitled to their opinions but I was raised that if you did not have anything nice to say, dont say anything at all. The fact that people post absolute lies about a young business man without the courage to either say it to his face or at least post there name. Again please accept my humble apologies. Thank you
NGolard

Pittsfield, MA

#60 Apr 21, 2013
So he has had foreclosure notices sent out as did many of the homeowners in America over the last 5 years. He still somehow manages to own the property, which is a second home. How many houses do you own? And by houses I dont mean card board boxes. As for owing property Tax, there is not one bill owed as of minutes ago. His father and the old mayor, did have a dispute over property tax on a river st property, that his father owned, but that was years ago. And lets be honest Barret had a tendency to manipulate people with his cronies, who appointed to the various boards so he could use Gestapo tactics to eliminate anyone who didnt agree with him. He may very well have filed for bankruptcy a few years ago but so have many large corporations and people, rich and poor alike. And for your knowledge when I look up his "Bankruptcy" I find he filed a Chapter 13 which is reorganization not a bankruptcy. If he filed bankruptcy they would have sold both houses and all other assets, you uniformed moron. I am quite sure that Mr Ellis did do his homework(something i'm sure you couldnt do), and still choose to move forward with the deal. The fact is thats all you can do is run at the mouth and hide behind a screen name. You are nothing but a jealous, scared little girl. My name is up for all to see coward. As for yours it should not be coward anymore it should be $hit Talking Fairy.

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#62 Apr 21, 2013
NGolard wrote:
<quoted text>
I am truly sorry for my comments that I directed toward you. I got a bit carried away when I saw people degrading a business that will be opening. Everyone is entitled to their opinions but I was raised that if you did not have anything nice to say, dont say anything at all. The fact that people post absolute lies about a young business man without the courage to either say it to his face or at least post there name. Again please accept my humble apologies. Thank you
Forgiven. Sorry I got nasty. I hope his business does well by the way.
NGolard

Pittsfield, MA

#63 Apr 21, 2013
Lisbeth_NA wrote:
<quoted text>
Forgiven. Sorry I got nasty. I hope his business does well by the way.
Let me start by saying that this is my last post, as I will not give you someone to help, a little man like yourself feel big. That being said you really are the essence of what is wrong with people today. No balls, Big Mouth and always talking about someone else, while hoping no one realizes how you have never and will never accomplish anything in your life. I noticed you never disputed the fact you are milking the government or that you dont live in a section 8 apartment. I also didnt see a article about you doing anything, of importance. I can imagine the headline of that article, "LAZY,$hit Talker finally gets his head out of his A$$". Your own logic just shows how ignorant you really are. Even if it was a Bankruptcy, he still owns both houses. So what if he is underwater in one of the houses, so is most of America. Stop taking a very evident, personal issue you have with the Matney's and trying to make yourself feel like a big man, by bashing them. Even if everything you said was true(which it's not), who really cares if he had a foreclosure, if he filed bankruptcy, if he owed Property Tax or any of the other BS you decided to lie about. So did/does most of America, and lots of huge corporations and famous people, but you dont care about that, you only care about making yourself feel like a big tough guy. Maybe you should seek some professional help, with a good therapist. We all know that your welfare insurance pays for it. That being said, I now am going to come down to your level, which is white trailer trash...

Wow $hit Talking Fairy you really need to get a life or maybe a job. Because the City of North Adams does not have any record of Mr Matney Jr owing any Property Tax. Get your Fat, Lazy A$$ off of your computer chair and waddle it down to city hall tomorrow to see. It seems to me that you are just proving that you either are jealous or just a plain a$$hole. If you thinking true, "like father like son", your dad must have been a huge $shit Talking pussy who lived off of the government and had no morals. I am truly sorry for you and your entire family, of low life's. Let me finish by stating any day you want to meet face to face I will be glad to show you how real I am and give you something your in bread father should have given you. I am sorry but I have no more time to waste on, a "Hills Have Eye's" Reject like yourself.
EBT

North Adams, MA

#67 Apr 22, 2013
NGolard must be Matney Jr. Or at least part of the family.
Not Larry

North Adams, MA

#68 Apr 22, 2013
NGolard wrote:
After reading the same article on numerous websites, I have come to the conclusion that, TOPIX, is home to the simple minded, "Special People", who took the short bus to school and provide us with our McDoubles and Quarter Pounder(as if they could actually manage to get the order correct more than once a year).
The truth is i've learned that even if someone talks bad about you, you should refuse to talk bad about them because in the end they will look like the idiot not you.
You really should have STFU after posting this, now you look like a complete idiot. You said that you were taught to not say anything if you could not say something nice, a lesson well learned I see.
Medicare Scooter Patrol

Pittsfield, MA

#71 Apr 22, 2013
Just remember one thing. The Medicare Scooter Patrol will be watching the area with the utmost vigilance.
Not Larry

North Adams, MA

#73 Apr 22, 2013
Medicare Scooter Patrol wrote:
Just remember one thing. The Medicare Scooter Patrol will be watching the area with the utmost vigilance.
Are they watching to make sure you do not turtle yours and get stuck upside down on your way to the liquor store?

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