Green and white craphole on Main

Green and white craphole on Main

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Green Monster

Saint Louis, MO

#1 Jun 28, 2011
Why did those idiots paint half the building green? Is there not a city ordinance that requires them to finish the job they started. Our town looks like crap because of your failures, Idiots!
The Dodger

Barnhart, MO

#2 Jun 28, 2011
Very true. I understand the people in the 'Eye Sore' on Main Street own the building, but they are NOT the only ones on Main Street that are ruining New Madrid's image and productivity. The issue here is Business, and what's best for New Madrid. But from what I see, the morons who actually ELECT the IDIOTS into office in this town, are the problem.

People of New Madrid...YOUR TOWN IS SH*T. It's WORTHLESS. Here's an example of how PATHEDIC the intellegince is around here: The town spent around $20,000 for TWO billboards in the St. Louis area to draw tourist to New Madrid for a Civil War reenactment. In theory, this will BRING people to see the event....but someone forgot that NEW MADRID doesn't have a motel/hotel or a really decent place to eat. People who come to see the Reenactment, will visit the river and then leave towards Sikeston to get something to eat at Lamberts (BECAUSE IT'S HISTORIC in this area..more so than New Madrid is as a town) and sleep in their hotel rooms.

So New Madrid spends $20k to bank on people coming to New Madrid only to see a Civil War Reenactment and to eat grease burgers from Kinseys or Rosies?

But that's not the point here, the point is Main Street is a Ghost Street and yes, those who have "buildings" but NO business on Main Street should be changed. People should not be allowed to "squate" on main street. Same goes to the old man with the junk store across from Helms and the crazy old bat who as the Thrift Store and the out of bussiness shops too. BUSINESS for Main Street...no more Eye Sores and dead shops.
Human Debris

Saint Louis, MO

#3 Jun 28, 2011
I think those people are making drugs. Every time you drive by them they stare at you like, what you looking at fool. They do nothing but ruin this town.
The Dodger is right the city will do nothing to bring business to main st if they let drugged out painters continue to kill our remaining buildings
Yeah right

United States

#4 Jun 28, 2011
Hey Dodger, either run for office or close that over used pie hole.
the fixer

Saint Louis, MO

#5 Jun 28, 2011
Well hold on to your shorts... I actually agree with Dodger, at least about the Billboard part. He is soo correct.

Perhaps those responsible for the sign actually believe we have something here of interest. It's sad but there is potential.
Do da

Nashville, TN

#6 Jun 28, 2011
While most of the time I agree with The Dodger, here we have to part ways. First, you assume that a qualified buyer exists for those properties, second, that said buyer has a successful business plan and third, that eminent domain could be used to force the owners to sell the buildings. Since it can't be used to force a private sale, the city would have to buy the buildings (more taxe$)and now be responsible for the maintenance and upkeep and extensive renovation$. There is certainly not enough tourist traffic right now to support downtown merchants, so they will need to be propped up for a while by the tax payer$. And if the tourists never come? There is plenty of downtown real estate available, so the real issue is that no one wants to bet their bottom dollar on a business on Main Street.
The Dodger

Barnhart, MO

#7 Jun 28, 2011
You're right, NOBODY wants to bet a dollar in this town. Pop Quiz - You're from St. Louis, you hear about a Civil War Reenactment (you're lame..but not the point), you decide to take the family and go. You're driving, you pass a sign that says 'LAMBERTS CAFE'-Home of those Damn Good Jesus Thrown Rolls, and of course, you're hungry and your family eats there. You then head on to the Civil War thingy, see it, then wonder around New Madrid looking for something interesting...you find the river. Good job. You're hungry again, and you saw a diner, you think, near that gas station we got directions from, maybe we'll go there. So your family goes to Rosies or Kinseys..hopefully not Tasters, definatly not the Deli..and you eat there. Where's Jesus and his throwed rolls when you need them?

Nobody comes to New Madrid, for any reason, and leaves thinking this is a great place to remember.
Do da

Nashville, TN

#8 Jun 29, 2011
The Dodger wrote:
You're right, NOBODY wants to bet a dollar in this town. Pop Quiz - You're from St. Louis, you hear about a Civil War Reenactment (you're lame..but not the point), you decide to take the family and go. You're driving, you pass a sign that says 'LAMBERTS CAFE'-Home of those Damn Good Jesus Thrown Rolls, and of course, you're hungry and your family eats there. You then head on to the Civil War thingy, see it, then wonder around New Madrid looking for something interesting...you find the river. Good job. You're hungry again, and you saw a diner, you think, near that gas station we got directions from, maybe we'll go there. So your family goes to Rosies or Kinseys..hopefully not Tasters, definatly not the Deli..and you eat there. Where's Jesus and his throwed rolls when you need them?
Nobody comes to New Madrid, for any reason, and leaves thinking this is a great place to remember.
Yes, I am in total agreement with you on that part. NM spent $20K to bring tourists to the area, but really has no way to recoup that money, which, as you stated, most likely ends up in Sikeston.
Just a friend

United States

#9 Jun 29, 2011
Do da wrote:
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Yes, I am in total agreement with you on that part. NM spent $20K to bring tourists to the area, but really has no way to recoup that money, which, as you stated, most likely ends up in Sikeston.
At least they are trying, I know for sure the business in New Madrid will never get a boost unless we try. If you could get something started in New Madrid that would catch on it would bring alot of revenue to this town. Hope they keep trying, alot of businesses in other towns make a living off of seasonal events and if we could get it here it would help, but with you people with a bad additude keep talking us down we will never have a chance.
plooh

Ballwin, MO

#10 Jun 29, 2011
The Dodger wrote:
You're right, NOBODY wants to bet a dollar in this town. Pop Quiz - You're from St. Louis, you hear about a Civil War Reenactment (you're lame..but not the point), you decide to take the family and go. You're driving, you pass a sign that says 'LAMBERTS CAFE'-Home of those Damn Good Jesus Thrown Rolls, and of course, you're hungry and your family eats there. You then head on to the Civil War thingy, see it, then wonder around New Madrid looking for something interesting...you find the river. Good job. You're hungry again, and you saw a diner, you think, near that gas station we got directions from, maybe we'll go there. So your family goes to Rosies or Kinseys..hopefully not Tasters, definatly not the Deli..and you eat there. Where's Jesus and his throwed rolls when you need them?
Nobody comes to New Madrid, for any reason, and leaves thinking this is a great place to remember.
are you the one who sometimes wants to correct others grammar? because you drive past something not pass it and you wander around town not wonder....
The Dodger

Barnhart, MO

#11 Jun 29, 2011
You say Tomato, I say Ketchup. Yeah, two misspelled words that were off by just one letter. Oh noz. I Can Haz Spell Check? Does this mean I have to go to a Grammer Nazi Concentration Camp? Of course not, because my offense was simply a slight misdemeanor that shows no impact or sign of harmful illiteracy towards others or myself. Unlike some people in this town who should be on Death Row for their offenses. Once again, The Dodger knows his way around the system.
The Dodger

Barnhart, MO

#12 Jun 29, 2011
Just a friend wrote:
<quoted text>At least they are trying, I know for sure the business in New Madrid will never get a boost unless we try. If you could get something started in New Madrid that would catch on it would bring alot of revenue to this town. Hope they keep trying, alot of businesses in other towns make a living off of seasonal events and if we could get it here it would help, but with you people with a bad additude keep talking us down we will never have a chance.
Pull that blindfold off your face and look around. How is this an attempt at trying? Trying at what? To get as many people to come to New Madrid and be disappointed in their choice to travel here? And you're going to do THAT with a Civil War Reenactment? You get ALL these people into this go-nowhere town and for what? So they can eat at Kinseys, Rosies, the Deli or Tasters? This town has had the same exact layout for things to do here as it did 20/30/40 years ago. You think Rosies is going to bring people back?

You think that River View is worth a visit here? It isn't. I've talked to several people who have "past" by here over the years, and they're reaction is always the same. There's nothing here. And the large majority of those people ARE OLD. They are retired travelers just "passing" through. New Madrid has a river, an old school house and a veterns park. Three things that GENERATE NOTHING in this town. No money. No attention. No Business. And all THREE still get more recongnition than ANYTHING ELSE in this town because they are the ONLY things here.

This whole Civil War thing isn't a bad idea all together, but it's the 'Reenactment' part that bothers me. Ask anyone in this type of business and they'll tell you, in the small/unknown areas..it just isn't worth it in regards to generating attention or travel. It's boring, dull and nobody wants to stand around watching it take place in a field. Now, if the idea was changed to be a Civil War Takeover of New Madrid...that's an IDEA. For one full day, just have a bunch of jackasses in Civil War uniforms fighting in the streets of New Madrid. Hitler shows up and declares war..and all of a sudden, the Yankees and Confederates join together to fight the Evil from a Different Time.

Sure, it's not historicly accurate, but it sure sounds more interesting and entertaining than what really did happen. And I'm sure MORE people would flock here to see something different. And let's use reality for a change, the St. Louis area already HAVE their own Civil War entries...why would anyone drive out of town to see something they could see near by?
Moving

Chagrin Falls, OH

#13 Jun 29, 2011
The Dodger wrote:
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Pull that blindfold off your face and look around. How is this an attempt at trying? Trying at what? To get as many people to come to New Madrid and be disappointed in their choice to travel here? And you're going to do THAT with a Civil War Reenactment? You get ALL these people into this go-nowhere town and for what? So they can eat at Kinseys, Rosies, the Deli or Tasters? This town has had the same exact layout for things to do here as it did 20/30/40 years ago. You think Rosies is going to bring people back?
You think that River View is worth a visit here? It isn't. I've talked to several people who have "past" by here over the years, and they're reaction is always the same. There's nothing here. And the large majority of those people ARE OLD. They are retired travelers just "passing" through. New Madrid has a river, an old school house and a veterns park. Three things that GENERATE NOTHING in this town. No money. No attention. No Business. And all THREE still get more recongnition than ANYTHING ELSE in this town because they are the ONLY things here.
This whole Civil War thing isn't a bad idea all together, but it's the 'Reenactment' part that bothers me. Ask anyone in this type of business and they'll tell you, in the small/unknown areas..it just isn't worth it in regards to generating attention or travel. It's boring, dull and nobody wants to stand around watching it take place in a field. Now, if the idea was changed to be a Civil War Takeover of New Madrid...that's an IDEA. For one full day, just have a bunch of jackasses in Civil War uniforms fighting in the streets of New Madrid. Hitler shows up and declares war..and all of a sudden, the Yankees and Confederates join together to fight the Evil from a Different Time.
Sure, it's not historicly accurate, but it sure sounds more interesting and entertaining than what really did happen. And I'm sure MORE people would flock here to see something different. And let's use reality for a change, the St. Louis area already HAVE their own Civil War entries...why would anyone drive out of town to see something they could see near by?
Do you need help packing those bags?
The Dodger

Barnhart, MO

#14 Jun 29, 2011
Moving wrote:
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Do you need help packing those bags?
Well if you intend to vote for me in the next election, I could use some help moving my desk to the Mayors House. The Mayor does get a house, right?
Moving

Chagrin Falls, OH

#15 Jul 6, 2011
The Dodger wrote:
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Well if you intend to vote for me in the next election, I could use some help moving my desk to the Mayors House. The Mayor does get a house, right?
Your agenda is suble in all your postings. Two words for you dodger, can you say "Sore Loser"?

Oh please be sure you judge me, it just breaks my heart.
the fixer

Saint Louis, MO

#16 Jul 6, 2011
The Dodger wrote:
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Pull that blindfold off your face and look around. How is this an attempt at trying? Trying at what? To get as many people to come to New Madrid and be disappointed in their choice to travel here? And you're going to do THAT with a Civil War Reenactment? You get ALL these people into this go-nowhere town and for what? So they can eat at Kinseys, Rosies, the Deli or Tasters? This town has had the same exact layout for things to do here as it did 20/30/40 years ago. You think Rosies is going to bring people back?
You think that River View is worth a visit here? It isn't. I've talked to several people who have "past" by here over the years, and they're reaction is always the same. There's nothing here. And the large majority of those people ARE OLD. They are retired travelers just "passing" through. New Madrid has a river, an old school house and a veterns park. Three things that GENERATE NOTHING in this town. No money. No attention. No Business. And all THREE still get more recongnition than ANYTHING ELSE in this town because they are the ONLY things here.
This whole Civil War thing isn't a bad idea all together, but it's the 'Reenactment' part that bothers me. Ask anyone in this type of business and they'll tell you, in the small/unknown areas..it just isn't worth it in regards to generating attention or travel. It's boring, dull and nobody wants to stand around watching it take place in a field. Now, if the idea was changed to be a Civil War Takeover of New Madrid...that's an IDEA. For one full day, just have a bunch of jackasses in Civil War uniforms fighting in the streets of New Madrid. Hitler shows up and declares war..and all of a sudden, the Yankees and Confederates join together to fight the Evil from a Different Time.
Sure, it's not historicly accurate, but it sure sounds more interesting and entertaining than what really did happen. And I'm sure MORE people would flock here to see something different. And let's use reality for a change, the St. Louis area already HAVE their own Civil War entries...why would anyone drive out of town to see something they could see near by?
It really is a nice looking sign. Those who have never been here may be tricked into coming here, and as you said highly disappointed. There's no way for the town to recoup the cost of the sign, even if 50,000 people showed up. Sikeston should at least send a thank you note. I sure hope any grammical/speeling errors doesn't advance me to "Death Row".
NM res

United States

#17 Jul 7, 2011
Mayor doesn't get paid, a house or a vote. The mayor is a moderator. The aldermen make the decisions. Go to a meeting they are open to the public.
the fixer

Saint Louis, MO

#18 Jul 7, 2011
NM res wrote:
Mayor doesn't get paid, a house or a vote. The mayor is a moderator. The aldermen make the decisions. Go to a meeting they are open to the public.
I believe the dodger was joking.
Omg

Kansas City, MO

#19 Aug 3, 2011
Ppl need to thnk back to how nm used to b we had town functions all the tme and they brought boats herw for ppl to get off and tour the town and there wuz a community betterment now the powers that b have all of that so i do thnk it iz there fault that there is no tourism.in this town anymore.. I remember on the 4th of july there were activities all day wat happened all that??
Citizen

Saint Louis, MO

#20 Aug 8, 2011
Do you need help packing those bags?
Your attitude is what is wrong with most towns. They don't give a crap whether people stay in it or not, so most people go where there are things of interest. The little Dixie theater could bring people to your town, but they really don't try. Gospel music is something I would go see, and I heard they don't allow gospel music there. Come on people, what is wrong with gospel music?

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