Second Saturday Cruise-In
Paul M

Lewisburg, TN

#23 May 15, 2013
passed down.... (probably more, not a writer)
no sir

Knoxville, TN

#24 May 15, 2013
ann wrote:
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The LDA did what they have done for the last several years. They cleared it with the police dept., the fire dept., and the city manager. They have never before had to go thru the city council so they had no reason to think they needed to this time. If some other business was upset about the venders they need to say something though I can't imagine any of the venders competing with any business on the square. You might try reading THE WYOMING STUDY. You will find it on the Lewisburg City website. It will explain why the LDA is STARTING on the square.
No sir your are incorrect. The LDA does have to bave permission from the council not just the pd or fd. The LDA works under tbe council as an advisory boatd to tbe cou.cil. Fuller said be did not give permission and the council was not told . Cou.cil wlll meet with LDA in a couple of weeks to see what and where the council will allow the LDA to do in future months.
Been there

Lawrenceburg, TN

#25 May 15, 2013
And to clear things up, even though I am not a member of LDA, my understanding is they are more inline to work on beautifying Lewisburg Downtown with the hopes it is a start to make our city more attractive to those outside or perhaps looking for a new start as a business or a family. It is modeled after what other cities such as Franklin did to build themselves up.

I agree, it could work hand in hand with those who are working to bring new business to our area. If I had suggestions, it would be a work training center to teach our youth how to attain a proper work attitude. I have heard many times how the workers (our youth) have a hard time learning a good work ethic. They are accused of constantly being late, not showing up for work too often, not able to pass drug tests, and not willing to give their all at the job they do, instead happily accepting substandard performances.

This work ethic needs to be taught early. Are our schools dropping the ball in this? If parents are dropping the ball, someone else needs to pick it up and develop new ways to train these folks. It is as important to new businesses that they move to an area with good workers as it is anything else.
BUBBA

Lawrenceburg, TN

#26 May 15, 2013
Been there wrote:
And to clear things up, even though I am not a member of LDA, my understanding is they are more inline to work on beautifying Lewisburg Downtown with the hopes it is a start to make our city more attractive to those outside or perhaps looking for a new start as a business or a family. It is modeled after what other cities such as Franklin did to build themselves up.
I agree, it could work hand in hand with those who are working to bring new business to our area. If I had suggestions, it would be a work training center to teach our youth how to attain a proper work attitude. I have heard many times how the workers (our youth) have a hard time learning a good work ethic. They are accused of constantly being late, not showing up for work too often, not able to pass drug tests, and not willing to give their all at the job they do, instead happily accepting substandard performances.
This work ethic needs to be taught early. Are our schools dropping the ball in this? If parents are dropping the ball, someone else needs to pick it up and develop new ways to train these folks. It is as important to new businesses that they move to an area with good workers as it is anything else.
Hold it right there, we are from the south, and we are suppose to do everything slow, always did and always will. That is why the rest of the United States is by-passing us by leaps and bounds. Our only recourse is to get on those from the north that point it out to us and call us slow. My auntie who is also my teachers teaches us good. People all just pick on us.
Sam

Franklin, TN

#27 May 15, 2013
The LDA did a wonderful job!!! The point is to have people out and about on the square. Walking not just driving by in their cars. We need more people to come and walk around the square. Support our local business. Thank you LDA and all the booths that came out. Thank you for all your planning, and hard work. I would also like to thank your families.
Been there

Lawrenceburg, TN

#28 May 15, 2013
Sam wrote:
The LDA did a wonderful job!!! The point is to have people out and about on the square. Walking not just driving by in their cars. We need more people to come and walk around the square. Support our local business. Thank you LDA and all the booths that came out. Thank you for all your planning, and hard work. I would also like to thank your families.
And this is where we have our differences. I support making our downtown area more beautiful/attractive however, our local businesses are dotted all over the area, not just downtown. The booths are NOT local businesses, but vendors from all over, some not even local to Lewisburg. And in fact, some booths are in competition with our local businesses. That for me is nothing but a roving flea market. BUT! Granted another aspect of LDS is supporting our local artistic talent and I'm all for that. So, yeah lots of mixed emotions. I hope LDA does continue to do what they do, and I hope they are indeed always looking and researching how other cities are doing things and changing.
Jane

Lewisburg, TN

#29 May 15, 2013
Been there wrote:
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And this is where we have our differences. I support making our downtown area more beautiful/attractive however, our local businesses are dotted all over the area, not just downtown. The booths are NOT local businesses, but vendors from all over, some not even local to Lewisburg. And in fact, some booths are in competition with our local businesses. That for me is nothing but a roving flea market. BUT! Granted another aspect of LDS is supporting our local artistic talent and I'm all for that. So, yeah lots of mixed emotions. I hope LDA does continue to do what they do, and I hope they are indeed always looking and researching how other cities are doing things and changing.
Agree!
Tracker Sue

Lewisburg, TN

#30 May 15, 2013
How many locals signed up for a booth? Stop gripping!!
Going Down

Lewisburg, TN

#31 May 15, 2013
Tracker Sue wrote:
How many locals signed up for a booth? Stop gripping!!
How many knew about it to sign up?
Why Why Why

Lewisburg, TN

#32 May 15, 2013
You can try to dress up a guy who possesses a bad attitude all nice and pretty but as soon as he speaks and shows his butt, the gig is up. Before we change the looks we need to change the attitude of those who lead and those who have been running the city from behind the curtain. Lewisburg has an awful reputation in the eyes of those outside looking in and even in the eyes of the people who live here. Does anyone disagree?
Nothing can be fixed unless you accept you have a problem. No difference with dealing with a druggy or drunk, they have to accept they have a problem and want to fix it to be successful.
It was nice on the square Saturday, I liked the music, but what did that do for the city? If I had a store on the square I would not want someone else setting up in front of my door selling like items for less because they have little overhead. There is only so much money out there.
Why can't we even keep a restaurant open on the square? The 50s place is cool looking and the food wasn't bad. Lack of support? No money? what is the problem? Our problems go way further than looks, it is the general attitude of the folks who need to set the example for the community to follow.
Business Owner

Chapel Hill, TN

#33 May 16, 2013
Why Why Why wrote:
You can try to dress up a guy who possesses a bad attitude all nice and pretty but as soon as he speaks and shows his butt, the gig is up. Before we change the looks we need to change the attitude of those who lead and those who have been running the city from behind the curtain. Lewisburg has an awful reputation in the eyes of those outside looking in and even in the eyes of the people who live here. Does anyone disagree?
Nothing can be fixed unless you accept you have a problem. No difference with dealing with a druggy or drunk, they have to accept they have a problem and want to fix it to be successful.
It was nice on the square Saturday, I liked the music, but what did that do for the city? If I had a store on the square I would not want someone else setting up in front of my door selling like items for less because they have little overhead. There is only so much money out there.
Why can't we even keep a restaurant open on the square? The 50s place is cool looking and the food wasn't bad. Lack of support? No money? what is the problem? Our problems go way further than looks, it is the general attitude of the folks who need to set the example for the community to follow.
Yeah I disagree with the statement that Lewisburg has an awful reputation outside of here. Actually most people I know that live outside of here do not know much about Lewisburg but when they come here they have positive comments.

The restaurant attempts in the 50's building all have been half assed attempts by people that knew nothing about the restaraunt business or how to run one let alone putting out consistent quality food. And that goes back to 2010 to the 50's and Fiddles people that I heard directly from the owners wife and I quote " I told him I did not want to do another restaraunt and here we are" end quote.

A well run restaurant in the 50's location would kill. It would not even have to be a named chain. You put a Pucketts/Marcy Jos in that building and you would stand in line on Saturday morning to get a seat. Look at Chickees it was profitable according to the owner but family circumstances forced the closing.

As far as some boogie man behind a curtain pulling the strings, I have not encountered him. The reality of the situation in Marshall County is the Old Guard are on the way out due to age. We are in a cycle where they are passing away, their heirs will take what they get and will most likely sell off what they recieve and move own. This to me is a huge opportunity for the next generation of Lewisburg to buy property and invest here. The real estate here is very affordable and in ten to twenty years you will make some good money if you know what you are doing and of course God blesses it.
Why Why Why

Lewisburg, TN

#34 May 16, 2013
Business Owner wrote:
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Yeah I disagree with the statement that Lewisburg has an awful reputation outside of here. Actually most people I know that live outside of here do not know much about Lewisburg but when they come here they have positive comments.
The restaurant attempts in the 50's building all have been half assed attempts by people that knew nothing about the restaraunt business or how to run one let alone putting out consistent quality food. And that goes back to 2010 to the 50's and Fiddles people that I heard directly from the owners wife and I quote " I told him I did not want to do another restaraunt and here we are" end quote.
A well run restaurant in the 50's location would kill. It would not even have to be a named chain. You put a Pucketts/Marcy Jos in that building and you would stand in line on Saturday morning to get a seat. Look at Chickees it was profitable according to the owner but family circumstances forced the closing.
As far as some boogie man behind a curtain pulling the strings, I have not encountered him. The reality of the situation in Marshall County is the Old Guard are on the way out due to age. We are in a cycle where they are passing away, their heirs will take what they get and will most likely sell off what they recieve and move own. This to me is a huge opportunity for the next generation of Lewisburg to buy property and invest here. The real estate here is very affordable and in ten to twenty years you will make some good money if you know what you are doing and of course God blesses it.
I disagree with several if not most of your statements. There are reasons for everything and you listen to what you want to listen to, bits and pieces and then publish it. But then again, you are afforded your own opinion,. That is what this forum is for.
Business Owner

Lewisburg, TN

#35 May 16, 2013
Why Why Why wrote:
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I disagree with several if not most of your statements. There are reasons for everything and you listen to what you want to listen to, bits and pieces and then publish it. But then again, you are afforded your own opinion,. That is what this forum is for.
I am not operating on heresay and rumors. I live and work here daily and I am telling you what I see, hear and experience and it has been for the most part positive.
I would like for all of the people that have responded to this thread meet personally and discuss in a rational and adult manner.
Any takers?
you get what you deserve

Columbia, TN

#36 May 16, 2013
everyone of you get what you deserve , this town is dying and you all are helping it . your new mayor said there is nothing wrong with lewisburg and its not broke... so i guess we are to become a retirement town as the new mayor wants......good for lewisburg
free advice

Lawrenceburg, TN

#37 May 16, 2013
Business Owner wrote:
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I am not operating on heresay and rumors. I live and work here daily and I am telling you what I see, hear and experience and it has been for the most part positive.
I would like for all of the people that have responded to this thread meet personally and discuss in a rational and adult manner.
Any takers?
Are they not doing just that? I myself would not want to meet anyone who questions me, no telling what would result from that.
Just take the advice and ideas given to you free from the many inputs, good or bad.
Becky Sue

Franklin, TN

#38 May 16, 2013
I have a very long history here in Lewisburg, I do remember the square when I was a teen. Times Do change. The fine folks of the LDA and voluteers, business owners, are tryng to breath NEW life in to our town. Lewisburg is not a dying town, it is a beautiful place to live, just look around.
This thread was started to ask who had a good time one Saturday, and to spread the word to come back next month. Come out and meet some new people!!
free advice

Lawrenceburg, TN

#39 May 16, 2013
I am tired reading from folks complaining about businesses and business owners in this town.
Most folks who biitch are people who could not get something for free, are jealous or are natrual born haters.
We should feel lucky we have what we have.
Im not from Columbia

Lawrenceburg, TN

#40 May 16, 2013
free advice wrote:
I am tired reading from folks complaining about businesses and business owners in this town.
Most folks who biitch are people who could not get something for free, are jealous or are natrual born haters.
We should feel lucky we have what we have.
Glad your advice is free. Examine your post. You sound just like a complainer, and hater. And though your "advice" was free, I don't see anyone wanting it. And here is some news, luck doesn't have anything to do with what Lewisburg has. Now some advice: tired of reading? Don't read.
NO more Free stuff

Lewisburg, TN

#41 May 17, 2013
Im not from Columbia wrote:
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Glad your advice is free. Examine your post. You sound just like a complainer, and hater. And though your "advice" was free, I don't see anyone wanting it. And here is some news, luck doesn't have anything to do with what Lewisburg has. Now some advice: tired of reading? Don't read.
I think you are one of those who depend on FREE STUFF. Why are you always so sensitive towards it when it is mentioned? Your check should not be a life-long entitlement.
Im not from Columbia

Lawrenceburg, TN

#42 May 17, 2013
NO more Free stuff wrote:
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I think you are one of those who depend on FREE STUFF. Why are you always so sensitive towards it when it is mentioned? Your check should not be a life-long entitlement.
I'm not sensitive. I receive no such entitlement. Why are you such a cry baby? Why do you automatically assume things? Maybe because you are feeling guilty of it yourself and this is just a way to make yourself feel better? You are definitely delusional. You probably are getting nervous because the economy is getting stronger and you might be forced to get a job and get off the roles. What's it like being an adult and living with your mommy? I bet she thinks all the girls you try to date are sluts just so her little boy won't leave home. How sweet.

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