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Since: Oct 08

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#1 Dec 5, 2008
the 1st to apply for LBTD....it's happening...it really is.
Crusin

Morristown, TN

#2 Dec 5, 2008
Yasher wrote:
the 1st to apply for LBTD....it's happening...it really is.
Are you going to be the first in line? Wonder if the service will be as bad as it was when it was open several years back. Wasn't HG a source of issues then?
vfghh

Morristown, TN

#3 Dec 5, 2008
hello

“Keep it fresh and local”

Since: Nov 08

Morristown

#4 Dec 5, 2008
The Higher Grounds was always a cool place. The owners were jerked around from the beginning. Maybe so someone could buy their building cheep who knows. I look forward to going there. I for hope they make that place as awesome as I know it can be.

Since: Oct 08

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#5 Dec 5, 2008
Crusin wrote:
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Are you going to be the first in line? Wonder if the service will be as bad as it was when it was open several years back. Wasn't HG a source of issues then?
I doubt I'll be first in line.
It's called progress. I'm happy to see it finally coming to this town.
Crusin

Morristown, TN

#6 Dec 5, 2008
Yasher wrote:
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I doubt I'll be first in line.
It's called progress. I'm happy to see it finally coming to this town.
Progress- new industry coming to town so people will want to move to Morristown, so graduating from college kids will want to stay and work in Morristown, so people will have jobs and be able to put money back into the ecomony - now that would be real progress.
Set the record strt

Morristown, TN

#7 Dec 5, 2008
corbintrent wrote:
The Higher Grounds was always a cool place. The owners were jerked around from the beginning. Maybe so someone could buy their building cheep who knows. I look forward to going there. I for hope they make that place as awesome as I know it can be.
They certainly weren't jerked around. They broke the law by selling the "red cups" before they got their beer permit and the city still approved them and gave them the license, which wouldn't have happened in most towns. Once you have a citation for an alcohol offense you usually aren't eligable for the license. They then got cited for technically selling liquor, although not intentional it was an offense that others could get suspended permanently for , and they weren't.They operated for a couple of years and closed because business was bad, not because of the city or the beer board.

“Keep it fresh and local”

Since: Nov 08

Morristown

#8 Dec 5, 2008
The jerking around i am referring to is regarding the obstacles they encountered when they were remodeling the building. There has been a history, a long running history, of treating people poorly that try to improve the downtown area. It is especially true when those people are from out of state. I have seen it personally. I grew up down there.
Sassy

Morristown, TN

#9 Dec 5, 2008
Higer Grounds could be a great place, if they had better parking and made sure the place stays classy, like it started out to be.
Wanna know

Morristown, TN

#10 Dec 5, 2008
I just can't wait to see how all of this 'pans' out in the long term. It will certainly be interesting 'watching'. I am simply hoping most of these eateries won't be like some of the clubs I've been two once or twice around here. Get a little "liquored' up someone's getting loud or wanting to fight. Then the whole place gets a bad name and disrupted. And yes some of these private - member only places - been there too and yeap- there's always one or two 'actin' up

Since: Oct 08

Nashville, TN

#11 Dec 5, 2008
I wish them the best, hope they turn it into something good.

Anyone know what's going on with the antique store that just shut down on the corner beside Java Garden? I saw some people in there working on it yesterday.

Since: Nov 08

Morristown, TN

#12 Dec 5, 2008
Yasher wrote:
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I doubt I'll be first in line.
It's called progress. I'm happy to see it finally coming to this town.
I will buy the first round. "GREAT REPLY"
Tnvolfan

Morristown, TN

#13 Dec 5, 2008
Set the record strt wrote:
<quoted text>They certainly weren't jerked around. They broke the law by selling the "red cups" before they got their beer permit and the city still approved them and gave them the license, which wouldn't have happened in most towns. Once you have a citation for an alcohol offense you usually aren't eligable for the license. They then got cited for technically selling liquor, although not intentional it was an offense that others could get suspended permanently for , and they weren't.They operated for a couple of years and closed because business was bad, not because of the city or the beer board.
You are correct but there were also other issues concerning the Building Code. They were doing work such as Electrical, Plumbing, and major construction without permits. They would do the work after hours when no one was present to catch them. If they had done it right to begin with they would have been left alone to do business just like anyone else who obeyed the law. Laws are on the books for a reason and should be obeyed not ignored. If they are not just then they should be changed by due process but again definately not ignored.
down south jukin

Morristown, TN

#14 Dec 5, 2008
This place was a dive before and will be a dive with LBTD now-sorry service, average food, no place to park plus you have to go through the old Briggs Appliance store to ride that rattletrap elevator or walk on the overhead sidewalk covered with pigeon shit. What has changed since they were open before???
Knox4TuckerMax

Nashville, TN

#15 Dec 6, 2008
TNvolfan and down south jukin...are you part of the Angelos family? Are you mad? Don't be mad go have your first drink......at HIGHER GROUNDS!!
Snappy

Morristown, TN

#16 Dec 6, 2008
down south jukin wrote:
This place was a dive before and will be a dive with LBTD now-sorry service, average food, no place to park plus you have to go through the old Briggs Appliance store to ride that rattletrap elevator or walk on the overhead sidewalk covered with pigeon shit. What has changed since they were open before???
Seems you need to be educated on what the word "dive" is. Higher Grounds is a far cry from being a dive...that would be something like City Lights or Dailey's used to be. That "rattletrap" elevator happpens to be in great working condition, and brings a bit of nostalgia to an already one of kind classy, historic building.
Snappy

Morristown, TN

#17 Dec 6, 2008
For those that have never set foot in Higher Grounds, please go up and just have a peek. Chances are you'll be back. I'm pumped about them re-opening. The place is beautiful and very comfortable to meet friends and play games, and enjoy a hot cup of mocha if don't want an alcoholic beverage!
Knox4TuckerMax

Nashville, TN

#18 Dec 6, 2008
I totally agree Snappy. It seems that the people bad-mouthing this place have some kind of personal vendetta against Higher Grounds. For what reason? I have no clue. It's even more puzzling to me considering the state of our economy. Shouldn't we be cheering on small independently owned est. such as these? Are you against liquor by the drink? In that case how many restaurants have you gone to that sell liquor. So that can't be your argument. If you don't like this 'dive' then don't go. DUH! Go to Applebees or O'Charly's or wherever it is that you go. Save your energy and quit adding to global warming by all the pollution coming from your mouths.
Snappy

Morristown, TN

#19 Dec 6, 2008
corbintrent wrote:
The jerking around i am referring to is regarding the obstacles they encountered when they were remodeling the building. There has been a history, a long running history, of treating people poorly that try to improve the downtown area. It is especially true when those people are from out of state. I have seen it personally. I grew up down there.
SOMEBODY FINALLY GOT IT RIGHT! Thanx Corbin
down south jukin

Morristown, TN

#20 Dec 6, 2008
Snappy wrote:
<quoted text>Seems you need to be educated on what the word "dive" is. Higher Grounds is a far cry from being a dive...that would be something like City Lights or Dailey's used to be. That "rattletrap" elevator happpens to be in great working condition, and brings a bit of nostalgia to an already one of kind classy, historic building.
I call them like I see them-nobody has answered my question as to what has changed since they were open before? I happend to vote for LBTD but this dude was convicted of selling alcohol without a license-don't know how they ever gave him one. Part of the reason that this town can't get decent places to eat & drink is that every place is run by a crook or a cheat.

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