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Tater-the original

United States

#1 Jul 5, 2013
When are they gonna finish the lot where they have the benches? That has got to be the ugliest space I have ever seen!!! GEEZ!
Springsteen

Lewisburg, TN

#2 Jul 6, 2013
I thought it was finished.
symbol of what we are

Lewisburg, TN

#3 Jul 6, 2013
Why didn't they smooth out the irregularities from all the past patch jobs and fill in all the holes in the stucco at the jewelry store before they painted? Just a cheap paint over. Suggestion, Worth doing again.
hadtoo

Nashville, TN

#4 Jul 6, 2013
the paint was done so his colors could be established. the city and that group know as the lda are trying to do an historic overlay of the square, if thats done it will limit the colors that you can paint your property. so the property owners are painting now so the color they like not the city can be grandfathered in, as it is already there and they cant make you remove it. i must say i do love the black building with the gold on it. it is just another form of control for the city, that is so petty that they want to limit the colors you can choose from for the property you own. i say paint them all lime green and pink
Bullet Tooth Tony

Columbia, TN

#5 Jul 6, 2013
hadtoo wrote:
the paint was done so his colors could be established. the city and that group know as the lda are trying to do an historic overlay of the square, if thats done it will limit the colors that you can paint your property. so the property owners are painting now so the color they like not the city can be grandfathered in, as it is already there and they cant make you remove it. i must say i do love the black building with the gold on it. it is just another form of control for the city, that is so petty that they want to limit the colors you can choose from for the property you own. i say paint them all lime green and pink
Wow you think the LDA has THAT kind of power? Man, this is the biggest bunch of gossiping fools I have ever encountered. There are so many legitimate problems with the city and the LDA that I find it pointless just to make stuff up right off the top of your head.
why then

Lawrenceburg, TN

#6 Jul 6, 2013
hadtoo wrote:
the paint was done so his colors could be established. the city and that group know as the lda are trying to do an historic overlay of the square, if thats done it will limit the colors that you can paint your property. so the property owners are painting now so the color they like not the city can be grandfathered in, as it is already there and they cant make you remove it. i must say i do love the black building with the gold on it. it is just another form of control for the city, that is so petty that they want to limit the colors you can choose from for the property you own. i say paint them all lime green and pink
Then how come while inside the store, I commented about the painting, it was never mentioned? I too wondered why the prep was never done. Besides, what does it take to plug a dozen holes, maybe 30 minutes with a ladder, 3 pints of patch and a trowel?
As for colors, I understand they don't want crazy colors but I am sure the City council would be understanding with reasonable colors. I can be easily fixed if they really wanted to improve the looks of the square. It even made it in our paper.
okthen

Nashville, TN

#8 Jul 6, 2013
just wait til the lda gets the city to go along with a historic overlay, that they are already working on. then you see whats put in it. how can you sell something if the person buying it can do what they truly want. the square is for ever dead it will never be what the towns around us are. shopping centers is were folks will go, not mom and pops were there is no parking and the prices are much higher then else where. thats is a smart plan they are working on
This Is What We Need

Lewisburg, TN

#9 Jul 6, 2013
Fayetteville has a nice square with real stores to shop in. They also have a small restaurant which includes a meat and (three) where folks serve you without spitting in a bottle. It is a place where they love and welcome newcomers and even have the social skills to take the time to ask you how your first experience has been at the place you visited.
They all thanked us for stopping in and never made mention that we must not be from around here and encouraged us to come back.
Our newly elected mayor should end each and every speech with people, please make a point to shop local, treat people like you wish they were your neighbors, support all our local businesses regardless if they just came in from parts unknown and show a good home town welcome our guest from wherever they come from, especially Michigan and please folks, please, put away your spit cups and bottles, it is disgusting. Then and only then will we be getting somewhere here.
Tater-the original

United States

#10 Jul 6, 2013
What I was getting at was that wasted space on the square that is of no use to anyone!! It is just grass with a couple of benches. If it is bad weather it is still a waste of space because it has no roof!!! Come on people!! You know that is the ugliest space ever!!! No wonder it is usually vacant!!!
what

Lawrenceburg, TN

#11 Jul 6, 2013
LDA wants the taxpayers to pay and fix up the business owners shops...The people that own the buildings in town should fix up their own shops...I do not see the city doing any repair to my home...If the LDA wants the shops repaired down town....let them dig into their own pockets and donate money to the business owners for repair....case solved....
taxpayer

Lewisburg, TN

#12 Jul 6, 2013
what wrote:
LDA wants the taxpayers to pay and fix up the business owners shops...The people that own the buildings in town should fix up their own shops...I do not see the city doing any repair to my home...If the LDA wants the shops repaired down town....let them dig into their own pockets and donate money to the business owners for repair....case solved....
I hope it does not happen with our money or any money given by the state or federal government. I pay taxes and own a home too. Help me fix that. Doesn't people involved with the decision own properties on the square? Doesn't sound fair.
what

Lawrenceburg, TN

#13 Jul 7, 2013
taxpayer wrote:
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I hope it does not happen with our money or any money given by the state or federal government. I pay taxes and own a home too. Help me fix that. Doesn't people involved with the decision own properties on the square? Doesn't sound fair.
No...it is not fair...But the LDA thinks the city should use the tax payers money to help improve the business owners property...
T he business owners are the ones making the profit...let them use that money to restore their own buildings..Like I said...let the LDA open their wallets and donate money for the business owners...
They want the tax payers to foot the bill...Then they want to be applauded for the wonderful work that was done at the tax payers expense...REPAIR YOUR OWN BUILDINGS...LDA OPEN YOUR WALLET...
Uninformed

Cornelius, NC

#14 Jul 7, 2013
None of you have the slightest idea of what you are talking about. Maybe you should attend a LDA meeting. Then you would understand what you have posted here is all false.

Once again TOPIX, the source for your inaccurate information about Lewisburg, it's businesses, it's people or it's future.
Brick Top

Columbia, TN

#15 Jul 7, 2013
Uninformed wrote:
None of you have the slightest idea of what you are talking about. Maybe you should attend a LDA meeting. Then you would understand what you have posted here is all false.
Once again TOPIX, the source for your inaccurate information about Lewisburg, it's businesses, it's people or it's future.
Agreed. The funny thing is, LDA has it's share of minor issues, but nothing discussed on this page has been one of them. People who have failed in their own lives tend to think that successful people must be cheating. So in this case, they complain that the work wasn't done satisfactorily and then switch the topic to "tax dollars". Something this particular forum has shown over and over again that the people of this town have no concept of how taxation works. Funny, silly people who like to do a lot of nothing but complain about something they don't have.
wrong again

Lewisburg, TN

#16 Jul 7, 2013
Brick Top wrote:
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Agreed. The funny thing is, LDA has it's share of minor issues, but nothing discussed on this page has been one of them. People who have failed in their own lives tend to think that successful people must be cheating. So in this case, they complain that the work wasn't done satisfactorily and then switch the topic to "tax dollars". Something this particular forum has shown over and over again that the people of this town have no concept of how taxation works. Funny, silly people who like to do a lot of nothing but complain about something they don't have.
Regardless if the people on this topix or Marshall County know how taxation works they do know without a doubt that Marshall county has the 2nd highest county property tax in the entire state of Tennessee. What have we done that other counties has not that has allowed our tax rate to become so high, that is the question. The city of Lewisburg's tax rate is less than half of that of the county and has not had a rate increase in years and we still get the services that we have had in the past. What does the people in the cities of Lewisburg, Chapel Hill and Cornersville get for their county taxes except schools. Where has all the county's tax money gone over the years to take us the 2nd HIGHEST TAX RATE IN THE STATE. Answer that question and you will get results and attention from the public, ignore it and the same questions will keep coming up.
Uptight Yankees

United States

#17 Jul 7, 2013
This Is What We Need wrote:
Fayetteville has a nice square with real stores to shop in. They also have a small restaurant which includes a meat and (three) where folks serve you without spitting in a bottle. It is a place where they love and welcome newcomers and even have the social skills to take the time to ask you how your first experience has been at the place you visited.
They all thanked us for stopping in and never made mention that we must not be from around here and encouraged us to come back.
Our newly elected mayor should end each and every speech with people, please make a point to shop local, treat people like you wish they were your neighbors, support all our local businesses regardless if they just came in from parts unknown and show a good home town welcome our guest from wherever they come from, especially Michigan and please folks, please, put away your spit cups and bottles, it is disgusting. Then and only then will we be getting somewhere here.
This area used to be an awesome place to live before all of the yanks moved down here. Wish the ones who complain about OUR way of life would go back home!
taxie

Lewisburg, TN

#18 Jul 7, 2013
Uninformed wrote:
None of you have the slightest idea of what you are talking about. Maybe you should attend a LDA meeting. Then you would understand what you have posted here is all false.
Once again TOPIX, the source for your inaccurate information about Lewisburg, it's businesses, it's people or it's future.
A lot of what is said on topixs is true, sad but true, about the people and it's government. Others are said out of jealousy, hatred and ignorance. You would be a total fool to say it is not. Some of the buildings with businesses are not even owned by the business operating it. So both the owner and business owner parties would benefit from any free money for renovations if it is true.
You can dress up a redneck in fancy clothes and put a bunch of smell good on him and stand by him to ensure good behavior, but once left alone the redneck will comes out of him. That is the future of our city unless we make drastic changes of the people and their hatred and jealousy.
taxie

Lewisburg, TN

#19 Jul 7, 2013
Brick Top wrote:
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Agreed. The funny thing is, LDA has it's share of minor issues, but nothing discussed on this page has been one of them. People who have failed in their own lives tend to think that successful people must be cheating. So in this case, they complain that the work wasn't done satisfactorily and then switch the topic to "tax dollars". Something this particular forum has shown over and over again that the people of this town have no concept of how taxation works. Funny, silly people who like to do a lot of nothing but complain about something they don't have.
No, I have to agree with the poster who brought up the work done unsatisfactory. It was brought up as an observation along with a suggestion. No wonder we don't have change here, they take things negatively. Fill in the holes, sand down the patch work and repaint. It will look so much better on the side leading into the square. Simple, now wasn't it?
Call Me Homie

Lewisburg, TN

#20 Jul 7, 2013
Uptight Yankees wrote:
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This area used to be an awesome place to live before all of the yanks moved down here. Wish the ones who complain about OUR way of life would go back home!
I think locally, the so-called yanks are the folks with better ideas and money in their pockets and sense in their heads. You along with people like you should thank them for keeping you afloat as long as they did. Our (your) way of life????? What is so different of your way of life? Over 50% government assistance? Having people ridicule you from outside counties? And it isn't the yanks here they are making fun of you know. What do you do for a living? Looks like it has nothing to do with human relations and you definately are not in charge of anything.
southern

Columbia, TN

#21 Jul 7, 2013
Call Me Homie wrote:
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I think locally, the so-called yanks are the folks with better ideas and money in their pockets and sense in their heads. You along with people like you should thank them for keeping you afloat as long as they did. Our (your) way of life????? What is so different of your way of life? Over 50% government assistance? Having people ridicule you from outside counties? And it isn't the yanks here they are making fun of you know. What do you do for a living? Looks like it has nothing to do with human relations and you definately are not in charge of anything.
Go home carpetbagger...no place for your kind here.

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