Marion objects to Mix Drinks ?

Marion objects to Mix Drinks ?

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Whatsup

Charlottesville, VA

#1 Jan 9, 2013
The town of Marion is objecting to mixed drinks being sold in the county. WTF !! This is why we can not get any good resaurants at the exists in Marion. They want all the business in the town so that they can tax the hell out of them. Marion will never grow or have anything as long these rich town leaders run everything
Demi

United States

#2 Jan 9, 2013
Where did u get this info from?

Since: Apr 12

Marion, Va

#3 Jan 9, 2013
According to the Smyth County News, the town objects because they fear restaurants will go into the county because the town has a meals tax and the county does not. I am disappointed that the town leaders are so short sighted and rather than want what is better for all of us, they only want what is good for the town.
Shrew Bat

Strawberry Plains, TN

#4 Jan 9, 2013
No, instead, restaurants will go into the NEXT county....
Darn

Charlottesville, VA

#5 Jan 9, 2013
Marion is in deperate need of jobs any way any how and of course our leaders object. Remember this next election and the mayor is leaing the charge on his
Fizzlesticks

Knoxville, TN

#6 Jan 9, 2013
Just goes to show how small-minded our town elected officials are. Helms is clueless when it comes to economic development issues. Old Timer is right, and Shrew Bat, too -- THE RESTAURANTS WILL JUST GO TO THE NEXT COUNTY. None of them would locate in the town limits anyway because you can't see it from the interstate.

Ken Heath said in the article that this would "stymie" economic development in the town. What economic development? Have you seen Marion's Main Street lately?

Let the county grow, and the town will grow with it.
Jim Tom

Knoxville, TN

#7 Jan 9, 2013
Ken Heath should go suck more d*^%. Who cares if the town can't get the meal tax, have you seen the lack of restaurants in Marion. The entire town council is a joke. They make the New York Jets organization look great
Al A Bama Rules

Charlottesville, VA

#9 Jan 9, 2013
Jim Tom wrote:
Ken Heath should go suck more d*^%. Who cares if the town can't get the meal tax, have you seen the lack of restaurants in Marion. The entire town council is a joke. They make the New York Jets organization look great
Don't think Ken Heath goes that way. Sucking donuts maybe. How can you see a "lack" of something? You make no sense.
Susan

Charlottesville, VA

#10 Jan 9, 2013
If people wanted liquor in the county, why did you vote it down last time it was on the ballot? Or the time before? Or the time before that? If the people don't want it, why would you want the county to shove it down our throats?

Beat the town. Put it on the ballot and let the people vote it in. Or both should work together and quit fighting over a bone.
Jim Tom

Knoxville, TN

#11 Jan 9, 2013
Al A Bama Rules wrote:
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Don't think Ken Heath goes that way. Sucking donuts maybe. How can you see a "lack" of something? You make no sense.
Because the restaurants here are not that spectacular, nothing to draw anyone in off the interstate or out of town. People actually leave Marion to gout to eat at Wythville and Abingdon.
Susan

Charlottesville, VA

#12 Jan 9, 2013
I like the restaurants and hate the chains. To each his own.
haha

Charlottesville, VA

#13 Jan 9, 2013
maybe you idiots who voted them current councial back in will think twice next time, as for me i think they need alot of youth up in there and atlast so long john clark thats a great starters
Jim Tom

Knoxville, TN

#14 Jan 9, 2013
haha wrote:
maybe you idiots who voted them current councial back in will think twice next time, as for me i think they need alot of youth up in there and atlast so long john clark thats a great starters
True but all the youth leaves the area because there's nothing for them in Marion. The best jobs are out of town these days, and so are the pretty women they take with them. Working in a factory shouldn't be anyone's goal coming out of high school, not to say you can't make good money there and move up the ladder because you definitely can. No shopping malls, movie theaters, clubs, sports facilities are a joke here. Times have really changed and its sad.
Susan

Charlottesville, VA

#16 Jan 10, 2013
Jim Tom wrote:
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True but all the youth leaves the area because there's nothing for them in Marion. The best jobs are out of town these days, and so are the pretty women they take with them. Working in a factory shouldn't be anyone's goal coming out of high school, not to say you can't make good money there and move up the ladder because you definitely can. No shopping malls, movie theaters, clubs, sports facilities are a joke here. Times have really changed and its sad.
Jimtom, when did Marion have the things you mentioned? We're new here, moved in 2001, and I've never heard of a shopping center, nightclubs, multi screen movie theater, or stadium other than the schools. We have two children in school, one is a junior and one is in the 6th grade, and we can't find enough time for them to do all they want to do here. We're involved at church, after school sports and activities, enjoy hiking, kayaking, and fishing, some of the shows at the Lincoln (not all, but some), and most weeks it seems we're more taxi drivers than parents. Our days start before 6 and end after 8, when the kids do their homework and get ready for the next day. We can jump in our van and be at a choice of chain restaurants or movie theaters in about a half hour, which is less time than we used to have to drive from our home to similar businesses where we moved from, and all that was in the same city limits. Marion has its issues and problems, but we made the decision to move here to raise our kids out of the big box rat race some keep wanting. We've never regretted it. If you move to an area that has all the things you listed, you'll be shocked at the number of cars, people, and congestion you'll have to put up with every day. Not for me.
hottlava

Knoxville, TN

#17 Jan 10, 2013
Marion is nothing but a retirement town. Everything is geared towards the elderly and church goers.

Since: Sep 11

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#18 Jan 10, 2013
Well back in the late 80's and early 90's Marion had a lot more than it does now. There were jobs every where.We had a K-mart and a Roses. There were a few little bars around. People are having to leave this one horse town to get a job. Maybe you want to drive a half hour or so to go somewhere but not everyone here does. It's not gonna hurt this town to allow the county liquor by the drink. We need some jobs and places to go. I'm not ready to retire yet. I'm still at an age where I wanna go have a drink with my meal. I left here and came back. This is my hometown but town council needs to wake up. Our youth are leaving. Wake the hell up Marion or this place is gonna die.I would hate to leave again but this place is turning into a dust bowl.
Oh I See Now

Lebanon, VA

#19 Jan 10, 2013
If the county wants liquor by the drink, it's easy to do. Put it for a vote. The people of Smyth County have rejected it at least twice since I've lived here. I think the issue isn't that the town doesn't want the county to have liquor by the drink, but that the citizens have voted it down twice and the county is trying to go through the back door to get it passed against the wishes of the citizens. It would hurt all of us, because the empty stores you see now aren't anything to haveing the whole Walmart shopping center, Food Lion empty. The restaurants aren't doing to come by themselves. They'll pull these out of town, like they did in Bluefield, and now there's two huge empty walmart shells and an old kroger all left empty and falling apart right in the middle of town. Read the whole article, not just the headlines.
Jim Tom

Knoxville, TN

#20 Jan 10, 2013
Camo11 wrote:
Well back in the late 80's and early 90's Marion had a lot more than it does now. There were jobs every where.We had a K-mart and a Roses. There were a few little bars around. People are having to leave this one horse town to get a job. Maybe you want to drive a half hour or so to go somewhere but not everyone here does. It's not gonna hurt this town to allow the county liquor by the drink. We need some jobs and places to go. I'm not ready to retire yet. I'm still at an age where I wanna go have a drink with my meal. I left here and came back. This is my hometown but town council needs to wake up. Our youth are leaving. Wake the hell up Marion or this place is gonna die.I would hate to leave again but this place is turning into a dust bowl.
Look above Susan that was more my point. I'm glad your kids and family likes the outdoors that's great. Not everyone likes those things. The town is on a downhill slide with jobs hard to come by. It's probably not a problem if you're a doctor or insurance man that robs people for a living. Also the sports programs here are bush league none of the sports here could compete in Eastern or Northern Va. It has to do with funding and the fact coaches aren't well paid so then you are left with subpar coaching and funding even though the kids may try hard. Driving 30 minutes to go eat dinner is also not what everyone wants to do, none of the restaurants in Marion are the great

Since: Sep 11

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#21 Jan 10, 2013
Oh I see now, Where did Lowes go?Where did Sears go.Where did Kmart go? Where did all the factories go? Where did all these stores and factories go that used to be here? It isn't because of liquor by the drink. Put it up for vote now. Bet it would pass. At least there would be jobs open up. You close minded people need to wake up and look around.The counties on each side of Smyth are booming. I read the article.The whole article. Taxes!!!! Marion wants there taxes. Well if they would allow more businesses to open people would spend there money here. As it is now, people leave Marion to spend there money. I didn't buy one Chritmas gift here. I went out of town to buy. Why? Cause all we have is Walmart. WHoopee! Hell we can't even get a super Walmart here.
Jim Tom

Knoxville, TN

#24 Jan 10, 2013
Camo11 wrote:
Oh I see now, Where did Lowes go?Where did Sears go.Where did Kmart go? Where did all the factories go? Where did all these stores and factories go that used to be here? It isn't because of liquor by the drink. Put it up for vote now. Bet it would pass. At least there would be jobs open up. You close minded people need to wake up and look around.The counties on each side of Smyth are booming. I read the article.The whole article. Taxes!!!! Marion wants there taxes. Well if they would allow more businesses to open people would spend there money here. As it is now, people leave Marion to spend there money. I didn't buy one Chritmas gift here. I went out of town to buy. Why? Cause all we have is Walmart. WHoopee! Hell we can't even get a super Walmart here.
My exact point, can we vote you onto the town council

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