Roadwork pounds Greencastle shops

Roadwork pounds Greencastle shops

There are 18 comments on the Public Opinion story from Jun 3, 2009, titled Roadwork pounds Greencastle shops. In it, Public Opinion reports that:

Charlie Rake, owner of Greencastle Coffee Roasters, was inside his store Wednesday, talking about the construction on East Baltimore Street when a customer walked in.

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goldie

Lansing, MI

#1 Jun 4, 2009
How will all this construction affect the sidewalk sales next month??? This is a big Friday and Saturday weekend for Greencastle....
single and free

Duncannon, PA

#2 Jun 4, 2009
my question how is it going to affect the ride for the veterans on Sunday from TA..that will be mighty hard on the bikes but regardless i will be there to show my support
sam hill

Chambersburg, PA

#3 Jun 4, 2009
greencastle construction will harm the merchents so bad some will have to go out of buisness--thanks to pen-dot and our wonderful governor who strips pennsylvania of what people can do but keeps his saliries no give on that real poor leadership.
Truth Seeker

Furlong, PA

#4 Jun 4, 2009
The water rate system MUST be fixed. The high charge for "minimum" use could be 1/2 of current charge, benefiting the elderly and many one or two person households. Those groups are effectively subsidizing high use by homes with families, well-watered lawns, and who have pools. The rate for use over the minimum should be raised to make up the difference. Right now, there is really NO incentive to conserve water.
Contact the water authority to discuss this as they have the power to change things.
Lee Scott, member Greencastle Antrim Democratic Club (opinions are those of the writer)
anon

Wilmington, DE

#5 Jun 4, 2009
Chambersburg drivers and merchants have been dealing with road work for months. It keeps getting worse. They tear up the roads and patch them. Roads are terrible. Just like us, you have to put up with it.
Poor Man

South Mountain, PA

#6 Jun 4, 2009
sam hill wrote:
greencastle construction will harm the merchents so bad some will have to go out of buisness--thanks to pen-dot and our wonderful governor who strips pennsylvania of what people can do but keeps his saliries no give on that real poor leadership.
YOU say pen dot is at fault pen dot is not doing the work your Greencastle leaders are havingthe work done
amazed

Bloomington, IN

#7 Jun 4, 2009
It won't affect it at all, DUH, they don't do the work on Sunday!!!!!!!!!
single and free wrote:
my question how is it going to affect the ride for the veterans on Sunday from TA..that will be mighty hard on the bikes but regardless i will be there to show my support
amazed

Bloomington, IN

#8 Jun 4, 2009
sam hill wrote:
greencastle construction will harm the merchents so bad some will have to go out of buisness--thanks to pen-dot and our wonderful governor who strips pennsylvania of what people can do but keeps his saliries no give on that real poor leadership.
This has nothing to do with Penn-Dot, they let the town know when they were repaving Baltimore street and the town decided to do the gas and water lines, please think and know the facts before placing blame where it doesn't need to be. Why is it so hard for people to know the facts before complaining and making themselves look like asses.
this too shall pass

Napoleon, OH

#9 Jun 4, 2009
It will be worth it all in the long run!! Just don't cross the double line to avoid the rough spots! The Police will pull you over for breaking the law!! Trust me! I just feel bad for those of us that have to clean all the road tar off!! BUT wait til August it will be a rather nice little town with new roads!
Watching

Philadelphia, PA

#10 Jun 4, 2009
Why would the slowest time of the year be the worst time to do the work, as the one merchant said? I'd think this is the best time to get the work done. Close up shop, take your vacation. Then in the busier seasons,(fall and holidays) when people will shop somewhere, they CAN get to your store and won't go to another town.
HMMMM

Gardners, PA

#11 Jun 4, 2009
i avoid greencasle at all costs cause when it takes 15 minutes to go 1 mile its a bit sad i think.on average to go from rouzerville to rt11 in greencastle i spend about 30 to 45 minutes after its all said and done with.
Ummm

Philadelphia, PA

#12 Jun 4, 2009
My only question is why CANT they do all this at NITE TIME? be side what most of you will say is they dont want to pay them nite time wage's but this is what kill's me about towns and high way work is they always pick the stupid time to do things.Do it at NITE WHEN people are off the road..Oh ya i forgot people live right on that main street OH well get ear plugs i'm so sick and tired of driving around the town to get home..... be side drink bottled water any way its better for you..........LOL

“Not fallen”

Since: May 08

WalMartBoro, PA

#13 Jun 4, 2009
"It's an inconvenience now, Eckstine said. It will pay off in the future.

"Some people don't realize this is what we have to go through to get to the point where it is all nice again," he said. "The gas company started (its work) last fall. People have put up with lot of inconvenience for about year. But in the long term, this will pay dividends. We will save water and money."

O.K., here's your cost-effective, in the long-run statement in regard to the borough. What about the small businessman who's catered to the residents of Greencastle all these years? It's egg in your face for mismanagement of this if you lose one business.

But, that's O.K.; your square will fill up with stores that will survive. They cash checks, sell phone cards and launder money.

--Must all belong to the Elks Club...("hic...hey Jed, we solved our "water bill" problems & and we've found even another way to make money")

LOLOLOLOL
Hicks with a little money.
Independent

Mansfield, OH

#14 Jun 4, 2009
It will be interesting to see Greencastle return to a different base after the fine shops there now are gone after the Greater Depression.

Would love to see that Hotel back on the corner...
wow

Waterford, MI

#15 Jun 4, 2009
whine, whine, whine, b*tch, b*tch, b*tch. seriously people, find something better to complain about. if the work wasn't done, you'd be on here complaining about that.

everyone always knows a way to solve everybody else's problems and the world a better place, don't they?*teenage eye roll*
As If

Mount Holly Springs, PA

#16 Jun 4, 2009
Yea, seriously. *hair flick*
history lesson

Cascade, MD

#17 Jun 6, 2009
Because ignorance is greencastle. Infrastructure desparately needed to be updated and no time is a good time but it still needs to be done. A drawback to all of this is the speed the contractor is working at. Slow doesn't even scratch the surface to the speed they are working at.

Will someone please point out 1 business from Allison street to route 11 that is actually suffering from the road/utility work that wasn't suffering before it began. I answer none. None are suffering as no business from Allison to route 11 is of any real importance and if any disappeared no one would miss it. Let me break it down:
peanut/coffee shop= been here my whole life never been in there.
antrim house= it was lost before donnie hummer unloaded it.
tax place= do it online
tag service= go to mason dixon aa
kinzers= a facelift to your building doesn't negate your still a slumlord.
gift shop/jewlery shop/ebay store/and ELM= I can get all that I need and better quality for cheaper 10 miles down/up the road.
1st nat bank= whatever it was sold out to the taliban of harrisburg.
So there it is folks your precious downtown is a failure and even with new utilities and new pavement it is only 1 step above that turdsboro to your east and turdsburg to your west. The only difference is that they already know their lost.
need to relax

Landisburg, PA

#18 Jun 7, 2009
history lesson wrote:
Because ignorance is greencastle. Infrastructure desparately needed to be updated and no time is a good time but it still needs to be done. A drawback to all of this is the speed the contractor is working at. Slow doesn't even scratch the surface to the speed they are working at.
Will someone please point out 1 business from Allison street to route 11 that is actually suffering from the road/utility work that wasn't suffering before it began. I answer none. None are suffering as no business from Allison to route 11 is of any real importance and if any disappeared no one would miss it. Let me break it down:
peanut/coffee shop= been here my whole life never been in there.
antrim house= it was lost before donnie hummer unloaded it.
tax place= do it online
tag service= go to mason dixon aa
kinzers= a facelift to your building doesn't negate your still a slumlord.
gift shop/jewlery shop/ebay store/and ELM= I can get all that I need and better quality for cheaper 10 miles down/up the road.
1st nat bank= whatever it was sold out to the taliban of harrisburg.
So there it is folks your precious downtown is a failure and even with new utilities and new pavement it is only 1 step above that turdsboro to your east and turdsburg to your west. The only difference is that they already know their lost.
Sounds like you need a good roll in the hay...relax
I enjoy the shops and know others who do also. Soon things will get back to normal and it will be a distant memory.

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