McKeesport' Poor Business Plan

McKeesport' Poor Business Plan

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grannyp

Mckeesport, PA

#1 Mar 7, 2014
Nothing ever changes in McKeesport! The only businesses city council permits to open are those owned by council members family, friends and business associates. Refusing to let a Pittsburgh Social Club purchase the old Lemon Tree because they don't want "outsiders" in their town is pretty stupid! But the same thing happened years ago when Weinstein's a Squirrel Deli wanted to buy property along Walnut Street. City Council said NO, so they went elsewhere. And they were totally against a gas station/mini mart in the middle of downtown. But it's one of the few viable businesses left in downtown McKeesport.
Outsider Spenders

Mckeesport, PA

#2 Mar 7, 2014
grannyp wrote:
Nothing ever changes in McKeesport! The only businesses city council permits to open are those owned by council members family, friends and business associates. Refusing to let a Pittsburgh Social Club purchase the old Lemon Tree because they don't want "outsiders" in their town is pretty stupid! But the same thing happened years ago when Weinstein's a Squirrel Deli wanted to buy property along Walnut Street. City Council said NO, so they went elsewhere. And they were totally against a gas station/mini mart in the middle of downtown. But it's one of the few viable businesses left in downtown McKeesport.
I am sure thankful that Pittsburgh does not consider my family outsiders when we attend ever Steeler home game. The family and I spend over $500 per game on a slow day
Say What

Ardsley, NY

#3 Mar 7, 2014
grannyp wrote:
Nothing ever changes in McKeesport! The only businesses city council permits to open are those owned by council members family, friends and business associates. Refusing to let a Pittsburgh Social Club purchase the old Lemon Tree because they don't want "outsiders" in their town is pretty stupid! But the same thing happened years ago when Weinstein's a Squirrel Deli wanted to buy property along Walnut Street. City Council said NO, so they went elsewhere. And they were totally against a gas station/mini mart in the middle of downtown. But it's one of the few viable businesses left in downtown McKeesport.
What are talking about? The council majority and administration are completely in favor of the transfer and opening of Wingharts. The only exception was Walker
Capt Morgan

Homestead, PA

#4 Mar 7, 2014
they sure can pass out licker licenses though
they have plenty of them.......more drunks will be on the road.
i see double

Homestead, PA

#5 Mar 7, 2014
Outsider Spenders wrote:
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I am sure thankful that Pittsburgh does not consider my family outsiders when we attend ever Steeler home game. The family and I spend over $500 per game on a slow day
cut back on the beer and you'll only spend $350.00
Outsider Spenders

Mckeesport, PA

#6 Mar 7, 2014
i see double wrote:
<quoted text> cut back on the beer and you'll only spend $350.00
Nope - tickets are $100.00 per seat and the parking is $20.00. I can only get it down to $420 if my wife and daughter can sneak in 8 cans of beer in their bras and some French fries in their purses..
🙈

Mckeesport, PA

#7 Mar 8, 2014
You all are thinking too hard. They are joining together in order for the Social Club to easily transfer the liquor license
Wecome to the Port

Mckeesport, PA

#8 Mar 8, 2014
[QUOTE who="🙈"]You all are thinking too hard. They are joining together in order for the Social Club to easily transfer the liquor license[/QUOTE]

I agree with you. There may be some sinister motive or a hidden business plan agenda. Both are legal and profit driven, no question about it.

The phantom social club accomplishes two things it seems. License transfer and a buyer in desperate need for a license. Their license increases in value substantially when in the same building and community as the planned and promised restaurant.

The restaurant may not thrive without it. Their business model without a liquor license could be less profitable. Just visit their Monroeville Mall restaurant which serves many different types of bottled and draft beers.

Their hard liquor selection is extensive and some rather pricey. Their draft beer selection is excellent and service is great. Not quite sure how this will play in a shot and beer mind set environment.

We welcome both and wish them never ending success. We need the 151 and 152 new businesses because no one can seem to locate the previous 150. As the esteemed one said "It is what it is." But, where are the 150 new businesses? Opps! Maybe 149 if the strip club business gets around the city blockers.
cheapskate

Homestead, PA

#9 Mar 8, 2014
Outsider Spenders wrote:
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Nope - tickets are $100.00 per seat and the parking is $20.00. I can only get it down to $420 if my wife and daughter can sneak in 8 cans of beer in their bras and some French fries in their purses..
when my sister and I go to the penguins games she sneaks in a 6 pack in her snatch, better than paying [email protected]
Beer Mule Skills

Mckeesport, PA

#10 Mar 8, 2014
cheapskate wrote:
<quoted text> when my sister and I go to the penguins games she sneaks in a 6 pack in her snatch, better than paying [email protected]
Wow! A new definition of a mule. If she can use the employees gate she can make almost $50 a trip not including a tip and the unique aroma for no extra charge.
Kieth 4 Mayor

Mckeesport, PA

#11 Aug 8, 2014
I think the City needs a realistic and well designed business plan.

Mr. Soles is the only person with the experience and intelligence to develop such.
Covert Politics

Mckeesport, PA

#12 Aug 9, 2014
Kieth 4 Mayor wrote:
I think the City needs a realistic and well designed business plan.
Mr. Soles is the only person with the experience and intelligence to develop such.
I agree that he has the credentials to more than qualify for mayor. Once he gets the covert endorsement of a former mayor he is on his way.

The forces could be a work way below the radar at this time.

If more indictments prevail, like the should, KS's stock for mayor will soar!
KS 4 Mayor

Mckeesport, PA

#13 Aug 9, 2014
Covert Politics wrote:
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I agree that he has the credentials to more than qualify for mayor. Once he gets the covert endorsement of a former mayor he is on his way.
The forces could be a work way below the radar at this time.
If more indictments prevail, like the should, KS's stock for mayor will soar!
That is exactly why I support him. He is Mr. Clear up to this time.
KS 4 Mayor

Mckeesport, PA

#14 Aug 10, 2014
KS 4 Mayor wrote:
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That is exactly why I support him. He is Mr. Clear up to this time.
He is Mr. Clear with transparency which is MIA with the student mayor.

He is Mr. Clean with respect to mob valley corruption and indictments.

Mr. KS for mayor. He can bring it back.
get serious

West Mifflin, PA

#15 Aug 10, 2014
Soles has as much of a chance as Sluggo to win.
Really !

Peoples vs Gergley is another joke .

When will you people realize we play to win and we do a god job of it.
Peaceful Valley

West Mifflin, PA

#16 Aug 10, 2014
This is what it takes to bring businesses and families to McKessport.

Start packing now to move !!

One man was killed in a shooting at Harrison Village in McKeesport at around 5:30 p.m. Sunday night, a spokesman for the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's office confirmed.

Anthony Robertson, 37, died in the emergency room at UPMC McKeesport less than an hour after the shooting, he said.

McKeesport police referred investigation inquires to the Allegheny County police. A shift commander for Allegheny County police could not confirm how many others were injured in the shooting.

An autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow morning.

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/local/east/2014/0...
Author Anderson

Elizabeth, PA

#17 Sep 22, 2014
A good business plan is the extravagant remodeling of the student mayor's office palace.
Hobo Jim

Elizabeth, PA

#18 Oct 4, 2014
The Port will bounce back with many and more Video Parlors and the Porkster will distribute hams and standing rib roasts for the grand opening and his victory party after his exoneration on December 1.

His acquittal will be wrapped in big box (sized to hold $1,000,000 in hundreds) and one big red bow in the spirit of Christmas.

And, the best Port athletic ever who barely knows him will get to meet him and open the box. He kept the DA out of the Port so the Porkster could operate with impunity.

Dan Vehicle will host and stewardship a bring it back Porkster blast at the Palisades. The other exonerated 14 indictees will be the guests of honor. The Daily News will be under blackout orders.
Mike C

West Mifflin, PA

#19 Oct 10, 2014
Good old days :

In the mayoral race, Michael Cherepko, council president; Interim Mayor Regis McLaughlin; Councilmen Darryl Segina; Alfred J. Tedesco Jr.; and former McKeesport Area School Board President Lori Spando, answered tough questions on youth violence, economic development, demolition and the Great Allegheny Passage. During the Q&A session, Spando added a spark to the powder keg, with mention of the Delta Development Group’s report on city finances.

“City council and the last mayor chose to ignore that plan,” she said.“It was done as early intervention to help steer the city clear of state Act 47’s distressed status.”

Council president Cherepko, reinforced what former Mayor James R. Brewster said,“Delta found that it verified things the city was doing. Delta cautioned against doing business as usual,” Cherepko said.“If we had done that seven years ago we would be Act 47 today.”

Councilman Alfred J.Tedesco Jr. said the Delta report showed the city did not put enough resources in training and equipment for police, fire and paramedics. Which are issues that directly impact each other. McLaughlin, who has been the interim mayor since Brewster was elected to the Senate, had a lengthy career working in the steel mills, ownership of a small business and chairman of the Municipal Authority of the City of McKeesport, addressed the issues of business. He pledged to work so that “business will thrive and young people will stay.” He also mentioned the upcoming revitalization of Camp Hill Corp., plant to U.S. Steel. Darryl Segina, councilman, spoke of his 20 years as public works director and 10 years on the council.

“I will eliminate at a glance over $200,000 from the budget,” Segina said.“Also I will put absentee landlords on notice, create jobs through businesses and eliminate elected and appointed officials from boards and commissions.

Read more here:

http://newpittsburghcourieronline.com/2011/04...
Fly on the Ceiling

Elizabeth, PA

#22 Oct 12, 2014
Why was the posting on an alleged scuffle between City management and a subordinate covered up by deletion from Topix?

The whole city knows that the subordinate is very well connected to the machine and the senator through his in-law.

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