Does Monongahela really need a Thrift...

Does Monongahela really need a Thrift welfare store?

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Jimmy Two Times

Belle Vernon, PA

#1 May 19, 2011
Rumor has it there is one of them thrift welfare stores coming in by Foodland. Anyone know truth or rumor? I sure hope not.
Screwed Up Sallie

New Castle, PA

#2 May 19, 2011
Jimmy Two Times wrote:
Rumor has it there is one of them thrift welfare stores coming in by Foodland. Anyone know truth or rumor? I sure hope not.
I have heard of thrift stores before..but what is a thrift welfare store?
money

Mckeesport, PA

#3 May 19, 2011
I believe it is a thrift store and it's going in the old Rite-Aid at the Sheetz end of town.
tommy g

United States

#4 May 19, 2011
That would have been a great place for a restaurant. Who's bright idea was it to use that nice bldg for a junk store.
Skeeziks

Mckeesport, PA

#5 May 19, 2011
Screwed Up Sallie wrote:
<quoted text>I have heard of thrift stores before..but what is a thrift welfare store?
Washington City Mission - I've been to the one in Washington; it's a dump, mainly frequented by those on a limited income (or as other would put it,..."welfare"). Think of it as an even poorer version of Goodwill/Salvation Army. Hopefully this one will be cleaner,...but I don't think this is the type of "clentele" we were hoping to attract to Monongahela, especially in the heart of the business district. All we need now is a check cashing place and a massage parlor (nudge nudge, wink wink). If the typical shopper at this place is in fact on a limited income, they aren't going to have $$ to spend on other businesses. My question is this - is the Mission renting the building or do they own it? If they are renting it, then I assume the property is still contributing to the tax base; if they own it, then (I believe) since they are a non-profit, the property would be exempt from paying property taxes. But I guess that's what we get from a City that has no plan for the future, no one capable of marketing properties, and no one with creative vision.
Screwed Up Sallie

New Castle, PA

#6 May 19, 2011
Skeeziks wrote:
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Washington City Mission - I've been to the one in Washington; it's a dump, mainly frequented by those on a limited income (or as other would put it,..."welfare"). Think of it as an even poorer version of Goodwill/Salvation Army. Hopefully this one will be cleaner,...but I don't think this is the type of "clentele" we were hoping to attract to Monongahela, especially in the heart of the business district. All we need now is a check cashing place and a massage parlor (nudge nudge, wink wink). If the typical shopper at this place is in fact on a limited income, they aren't going to have $$ to spend on other businesses. My question is this - is the Mission renting the building or do they own it? If they are renting it, then I assume the property is still contributing to the tax base; if they own it, then (I believe) since they are a non-profit, the property would be exempt from paying property taxes. But I guess that's what we get from a City that has no plan for the future, no one capable of marketing properties, and no one with creative vision.
The last couple comments, especially this one, shows the ignorance of some people in this valley. You say you have been to the Thrift Store in Washington.. Obviously you're not flyin around the world on your private jet sipping beer from a wine glass..if so, I don't think you would have time to put down the "limited income" shopper on an internet forum. I can think of alot worse that can come into this valley than a Thrift store.
whozit

Mckeesport, PA

#7 May 19, 2011
Wow some of you "HIGH AND MIGHTY" people really need a reality check. A thrift store is a wonderful idea. In case you havent noticed, you live in the "Mon Valley" This isnt Beverly Hills. Right now there are many on fixed income or low income struggling to get by. Our economy stinks and good paying jobs are hard to come by. In fact, college kids graduating cant find jobs in the field that have their degrees for. And for your information I know wealthy people that shop at thrift stores. Even they like to save a buck. Get off your high horse and take a look in the mirror. Donald Trump you arent!
Skeeziks

Mckeesport, PA

#8 May 20, 2011
Screwed Up Sallie wrote:
<quoted text>The last couple comments, especially this one, shows the ignorance of some people in this valley. You say you have been to the Thrift Store in Washington.. Obviously you're not flyin around the world on your private jet sipping beer from a wine glass..if so, I don't think you would have time to put down the "limited income" shopper on an internet forum. I can think of alot worse that can come into this valley than a Thrift store.
I was there to donate items,...genius. And sip beer from a wine glass? How uncouth.

If you want an idea of what to expect, go to the City Mission's Hidden Treasures store in Donora. The one commenter was right - it's a junk store, plain and simple. Not even close to the quality of merchandise available at the other consignment shops in New Eagle. That building could have been used for something else, something unique to the area, something that would have drawn people to the area,...people with $$ in their pockets.
Uncouth

New Castle, PA

#9 May 20, 2011
Skeeziks wrote:
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I was there to donate items,...genius. And sip beer from a wine glass? How uncouth.
If you want an idea of what to expect, go to the City Mission's Hidden Treasures store in Donora. The one commenter was right - it's a junk store, plain and simple. Not even close to the quality of merchandise available at the other consignment shops in New Eagle. That building could have been used for something else, something unique to the area, something that would have drawn people to the area,...people with $$ in their pockets.
An uncouth remark deserves an uncouth comment. I do know what a thrift store is, just never heard of a "welfare thirt store". Someones' "junk" may be another persons' treasure. Since you're so bent out of shape about it, why didn't you rent the building and bring something "unique" (as you say) to the area.
ONoUDidint

New Castle, PA

#10 May 20, 2011
Skeeziks wrote:
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Washington City Mission - I've been to the one in Washington; it's a dump, mainly frequented by those on a limited income (or as other would put it,..."welfare"). Think of it as an even poorer version of Goodwill/Salvation Army. Hopefully this one will be cleaner,...but I don't think this is the type of "clentele" we were hoping to attract to Monongahela, especially in the heart of the business district. All we need now is a check cashing place and a massage parlor (nudge nudge, wink wink). If the typical shopper at this place is in fact on a limited income, they aren't going to have $$ to spend on other businesses. My question is this - is the Mission renting the building or do they own it? If they are renting it, then I assume the property is still contributing to the tax base; if they own it, then (I believe) since they are a non-profit, the property would be exempt from paying property taxes. But I guess that's what we get from a City that has no plan for the future, no one capable of marketing properties, and no one with creative vision.
So, thats' you're definition of a "welfare thirft shop"? What a lozer.
Josh11

Monessen, PA

#11 May 20, 2011
is it open?? id shop there..
whozit

Mckeesport, PA

#12 May 20, 2011
Skeeziks wrote:
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I was there to donate items,...genius. And sip beer from a wine glass? How uncouth.
If you want an idea of what to expect, go to the City Mission's Hidden Treasures store in Donora. The one commenter was right - it's a junk store, plain and simple. Not even close to the quality of merchandise available at the other consignment shops in New Eagle. That building could have been used for something else, something unique to the area, something that would have drawn people to the area,...people with $$ in their pockets.
You still dont get it. Mentality of the Valley I guess. You have no clue whether it will be a resale type shop like what is in New Eagle or a so called "junk" shop. Know the facts first As the saying goes "one mans junk is another mans treasure. "
reality

Pittsburgh, PA

#13 May 21, 2011
I agree with sheeziks. I was hoping for something nice to be put in that building, its a nice building, but what was I thinking, why would something nice be put in monongahela. I have lived here my entire life and it is really going down hill. We need better businesses. Not junk stores. There enough thrift type shops in the mon valley area, and I do shop in thrift stores but if this one is like the one in washington like the other poster says it is junk, and when I say junk I mean it is the stuff the poorer population give away. I am not rich by any means but I wouldnt buy any of that stuff. I agree that place would of been a good place for a restaurant, considering there are very fee places to eat in monongahela. But it will just be another thing to attract all the dirt into town.
PoeMan

New Castle, PA

#14 May 21, 2011
reality wrote:
I agree with sheeziks. I was hoping for something nice to be put in that building, its a nice building, but what was I thinking, why would something nice be put in monongahela. I have lived here my entire life and it is really going down hill. We need better businesses. Not junk stores. There enough thrift type shops in the mon valley area, and I do shop in thrift stores but if this one is like the one in washington like the other poster says it is junk, and when I say junk I mean it is the stuff the poorer population give away. I am not rich by any means but I wouldnt buy any of that stuff. I agree that place would of been a good place for a restaurant, considering there are very fee places to eat in monongahela. But it will just be another thing to attract all the dirt into town.
What is wrong with you people? Are you kidding me or yourselves? What do you think Monongahela is New York? There is a bar on every block and you want to say this store will attract dirt! And as if that isn't bad enough, you say if it is like the one in Washington the stuff would be what the "poorer population" give away. I got news for you, alot of the "poorer population" live in Monongahela. I think a thrift store will do fine, better than another abandoned building. Sounds to me that you and sheeziks need to stop at a chruch along the way, you can find one of them on almost every block too,(Thank God) maybe you can learn a thing or two about the less fortunate since you snobs seem to think your to good for a junk store.
whozit

Mckeesport, PA

#15 May 21, 2011
PoeMan wrote:
<quoted text>What is wrong with you people? Are you kidding me or yourselves? What do you think Monongahela is New York? There is a bar on every block and you want to say this store will attract dirt! And as if that isn't bad enough, you say if it is like the one in Washington the stuff would be what the "poorer population" give away. I got news for you, alot of the "poorer population" live in Monongahela. I think a thrift store will do fine, better than another abandoned building. Sounds to me that you and sheeziks need to stop at a chruch along the way, you can find one of them on almost every block too,(Thank God) maybe you can learn a thing or two about the less fortunate since you snobs seem to think your to good for a junk store.
I totally agree with you!
PoorerPopulation

New Castle, PA

#16 May 23, 2011
reality wrote:
I agree with sheeziks. I was hoping for something nice to be put in that building, its a nice building, but what was I thinking, why would something nice be put in monongahela. I have lived here my entire life and it is really going down hill. We need better businesses. Not junk stores. There enough thrift type shops in the mon valley area, and I do shop in thrift stores but if this one is like the one in washington like the other poster says it is junk, and when I say junk I mean it is the stuff the poorer population give away. I am not rich by any means but I wouldnt buy any of that stuff. I agree that place would of been a good place for a restaurant, considering there are very fee places to eat in monongahela. But it will just be another thing to attract all the dirt into town.
The "poorer population" doesn't have "stuff" to give away you idiot.

“A Dog's Life is Good”

Since: Feb 11

Mon Valley, Pa.

#17 May 23, 2011
whozit wrote:
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I totally agree with you!
As do I.
I recently had a friend fall on hard times. Picked up everything from appliances to furniture in Donora and up at St. Vinnies on the hill. Funny part is that I donated some of the stuff only a few weeks ago. And I'm sure that when things start looking better they will be donated back to help others.
tiffany

United States

#18 May 24, 2011
I think people are trying to say is that they are not against the store but being one of the nicest and newer buildings in town they were hoping for something a little more needed like a food place. You cannot fault people for hoping for better things for their town. Opinions are not illegal yet. Maybe they are since every time someone has one there is somebody waiting to strike. Live and let live. Play nice.
PoeMan

New Castle, PA

#19 May 24, 2011
tiffany wrote:
I think people are trying to say is that they are not against the store but being one of the nicest and newer buildings in town they were hoping for something a little more needed like a food place. You cannot fault people for hoping for better things for their town. Opinions are not illegal yet. Maybe they are since every time someone has one there is somebody waiting to strike. Live and let live. Play nice.
Its not so much that I am faulting people for wanting something better for their town..I have a hard time dealing with the posters using references like "welfare thrift shop" and "poorer population" when posting there displeasure over what the think should be in the building. Nobody said opinions were illegal neither is a lesson in humility.
Stoner

New Castle, PA

#20 May 24, 2011
tiffany wrote:
I think people are trying to say is that they are not against the store but being one of the nicest and newer buildings in town they were hoping for something a little more needed like a food place. You cannot fault people for hoping for better things for their town. Opinions are not illegal yet. Maybe they are since every time someone has one there is somebody waiting to strike. Live and let live. Play nice.
Here's an opinion for ya, tiff...Maybe a meth lab should move into that building, then I'm sure a welfare thrift shop that will be frequented by the poorer population would be like winning a trip to Disney Land!

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