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Ash Flat, AR

#1 Jul 27, 2011
Any comments? I had a real bad experience with them...
rumor not fact

Franklin, AR

#2 Jul 27, 2011
ya, the owner is an a**hole
Im just sayin

Ash Flat, AR

#3 Jul 27, 2011
Well, this last w/e he just threw tourists off his property, called the police and threw a string of profanities at them (with very small children) for NO reason at all. If HSB wants to keep the tourist trade, keep them away from his property. I would even go so far as to say NO ONE should give that man a dime in his business, he needs to go!
resident

Ash Flat, AR

#4 Jul 27, 2011
yes ed is an a**hole, rude, has an attitude and has no problem letting you know he has money.

Since: Feb 11

Mountain Home, AR

#5 Jul 27, 2011
IF they threw tourists off the property, it's hard to believe they didn't have a good reason. We've had friends and relatives pull their RV's in there and others have stayed in the cabins and everyone loved it and had no complaints. There are a lot of reasons the people could have been told to leave like not paying their bill or disturbing other people who were there. I'd like to hear the whole story about what happened.
Im just sayin

Ash Flat, AR

#6 Jul 28, 2011
They were here from out of town, spent $200+ in his store and went out on the lake on a rented pontoon boat. Their dog (5 month boxer puppy) fell in the water. Rather that helping them with their situation, his solution was to call them (between the ages of 3 - 60's)MF's and every other name in the book. I don't know who you are talking to but I have heard the same thing from everyone in town, the word @sshole comes readily. To resident, I hope that everyone stops patronizing his business and that will take care of him telling everyone how much money he has...... Peonylover, these people were here for a family reunion, they spent thousands of dollars to come here to HSB.... 80 - 100 family members. They stayed at the Hillhigh Resort for 4 days and they were just as sweet, respectful and accomodating as possible. This "city" is working hard to bring in tourism and you just need one sour apple to give us ALL a bad name and no money. I am making sure this doesn't happen to anyone I know. I am letting everyone I can know that there are other places you can spend your money and be treated with respect. DO NOT spend your hard earned money to a man that doesn't appreciate the people that put food on his table!!!
Thumper

Melbourne, AR

#7 Jul 28, 2011
Im just sayin wrote:
Well, this last w/e he just threw tourists off his property, called the police and threw a string of profanities at them (with very small children) for NO reason at all. If HSB wants to keep the tourist trade, keep them away from his property. I would even go so far as to say NO ONE should give that man a dime in his business, he needs to go!
I had heard his brother is the police chief.I agree he is about as rude as they come.Wonder why he dont move back to Chicago where he might fit in better.jmo
Thumper

Melbourne, AR

#8 Jul 28, 2011
PeonyLover wrote:
IF they threw tourists off the property, it's hard to believe they didn't have a good reason. We've had friends and relatives pull their RV's in there and others have stayed in the cabins and everyone loved it and had no complaints. There are a lot of reasons the people could have been told to leave like not paying their bill or disturbing other people who were there. I'd like to hear the whole story about what happened.
Oh shut-up you idiot those people are a problem for tourist.They ought to sell the marina if they are so buned out,they can no longer be civil.It is not the first time that family of his has been really hateful and rude to the public.When you own a bussiness like that you have to grown-up and responisable .The owner and his family are not!A few years back his marina was nearly empty because of his rudeness.So unless he is into illegal activities making money he will soon be short of it.jmo
Thumper

Melbourne, AR

#9 Jul 28, 2011
Im just sayin wrote:
Any comments? I had a real bad experience with them...
On behalf of the "GOOD people of Ar. we apolize,for one cruel joker and his family.mo

Since: Feb 11

Evening Shade, AR

#10 Jul 29, 2011
Im just sayin wrote:
They were here from out of town, spent $200+ in his store and went out on the lake on a rented pontoon boat. Their dog (5 month boxer puppy) fell in the water. Rather that helping them with their situation, his solution was to call them (between the ages of 3 - 60's)MF's and every other name in the book. I don't know who you are talking to but I have heard the same thing from everyone in town, the word @sshole comes readily. To resident, I hope that everyone stops patronizing his business and that will take care of him telling everyone how much money he has...... Peonylover, these people were here for a family reunion, they spent thousands of dollars to come here to HSB.... 80 - 100 family members. They stayed at the Hillhigh Resort for 4 days and they were just as sweet, respectful and accomodating as possible. This "city" is working hard to bring in tourism and you just need one sour apple to give us ALL a bad name and no money. I am making sure this doesn't happen to anyone I know. I am letting everyone I can know that there are other places you can spend your money and be treated with respect. DO NOT spend your hard earned money to a man that doesn't appreciate the people that put food on his table!!!
Were you there when this happened or is it hearsay? When you say the visitors were "sweet, respectful and accommodating", I suspect you are part of their family. Maybe it's true and maybe it's not but our family and friends have had nothing but good experienced with the marina. What is the city doing to get tourists here? The ladies golf tournament is a joke for generating business in town. By any chance, are you trying to ruin his business at the marina so you can buy it?
Im just sayin

Evening Shade, AR

#11 Jul 29, 2011
No, not part of the family. Unlike others that write on this board I actually live and work in HSB. I was involved and instrumental in planning this familys' event and never in a million years would I have suggested they go there if I knew of his reputation in town. Apparently you are either a good friend or family member of his therefore he perhaps treats you and yours differently. As for me, I will never suggest anyone spend their money or time there again, other businesses in the area would appreciate taking up the slack.
Im just sayin

Evening Shade, AR

#12 Jul 29, 2011
PeonyLover wrote:
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Were you there when this happened or is it hearsay? When you say the visitors were "sweet, respectful and accommodating", I suspect you are part of their family. Maybe it's true and maybe it's not but our family and friends have had nothing but good experienced with the marina. What is the city doing to get tourists here? The ladies golf tournament is a joke for generating business in town. By any chance, are you trying to ruin his business at the marina so you can buy it?
..... and by the way, No, I couldn't afford to buy his business nor would I want to. However, I was a business owner and know how to run one and that is not the way. I am just saying that there are other places that offer the same services with respect and I would rather spend my money there. The ladies golf tournament, I agree. It brings no business into town at all and I don't see much else being done by the Horseshoe Bend Area Chamber of Commerce to help bring in people to spend money here or incentives for businesses to come or thrive. When I experience something such as what happened with the Marina, I feel the need to express it to the general public, the Chamber, MRID and the city council. If this was an isolated incident, that would be one thing, but I'm finding out it wasn't. Talk to others, you'll probably hear the same thing I am.
yuy

Ash Flat, AR

#13 Jul 29, 2011
go suck on a horse turd Im just saying
booyuiy

Ash Flat, AR

#14 Jul 29, 2011
huh

Since: Feb 11

Evening Shade, AR

#15 Jul 29, 2011
Im just sayin wrote:
No, not part of the family. Unlike others that write on this board I actually live and work in HSB. I was involved and instrumental in planning this familys' event and never in a million years would I have suggested they go there if I knew of his reputation in town. Apparently you are either a good friend or family member of his therefore he perhaps treats you and yours differently. As for me, I will never suggest anyone spend their money or time there again, other businesses in the area would appreciate taking up the slack.
We are not related or friends of the people who own the marina. We're just people who have recommended their facilities to friends and relatives who were very pleased with the accommodations and the way they were treated.

Since: Feb 11

Evening Shade, AR

#16 Jul 29, 2011
Im just sayin wrote:
<quoted text> ..... and by the way, No, I couldn't afford to buy his business nor would I want to. However, I was a business owner and know how to run one and that is not the way. I am just saying that there are other places that offer the same services with respect and I would rather spend my money there. The ladies golf tournament, I agree. It brings no business into town at all and I don't see much else being done by the Horseshoe Bend Area Chamber of Commerce to help bring in people to spend money here or incentives for businesses to come or thrive. When I experience something such as what happened with the Marina, I feel the need to express it to the general public, the Chamber, MRID and the city council. If this was an isolated incident, that would be one thing, but I'm finding out it wasn't.
Talk to others, you'll probably hear the same thing I am.
In your earlier post, you were praising the city for bringing tourists to HSB. Just what is the city doing? Now you say the Chamber isn't doing much. The MRID is absolutely useless except to unnecessarily spend tax dollars. The few tourists we get are visiting because they have relatives or friends in town.

I have talked to a lot of people and I've heard a lot of good comments about these hard working people who own the marina. It sounds to me like you have time on your hands if you talk to the chamber, MRID and the city council. I think you are an intelligent person. If you were a business owner as you say, you know you can't please all the customers all of the time and you also know that one person carrying tales can do a lot of damage to a business. Businesses are closing every day in HSB and your criticism of one of the oldest businesses is very unprofessional. If you really were there and witnessed this alleged incident, why don't you go down to the marina and talk to them about it? You might learn that these people weren't as sweet as you claim.

Since: Jun 10

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#17 Jul 30, 2011
PeonyLover wrote:
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In your earlier post, you were praising the city for bringing tourists to HSB. Just what is the city doing? Now you say the Chamber isn't doing much. The MRID is absolutely useless except to unnecessarily spend tax dollars. The few tourists we get are visiting because they have relatives or friends in town.
I have talked to a lot of people and I've heard a lot of good comments about these hard working people who own the marina. It sounds to me like you have time on your hands if you talk to the chamber, MRID and the city council. I think you are an intelligent person. If you were a business owner as you say, you know you can't please all the customers all of the time and you also know that one person carrying tales can do a lot of damage to a business. Businesses are closing every day in HSB and your criticism of one of the oldest businesses is very unprofessional. If you really were there and witnessed this alleged incident, why don't you go down to the marina and talk to them about it? You might learn that these people weren't as sweet as you claim.
What are you one of barnes flunkies? An MRID turd? What are you doing in HSB anyhow did you get kicked out of CV? Your defending a drunken red-neck fool who screamed profanities in front of and to 4 to 8 year old children then had the balls to call the cops. A puppy fell in the water and he went ballistic AT THE CITY BOAT RAMP! And no I am not a friend or family member just a tourist that saw it and will word of mouth him to death!
Im just sayin

Evening Shade, AR

#18 Jul 30, 2011
PeonyLover wrote:
<quoted text>
In your earlier post, you were praising the city for bringing tourists to HSB. Just what is the city doing? Now you say the Chamber isn't doing much. The MRID is absolutely useless except to unnecessarily spend tax dollars. The few tourists we get are visiting because they have relatives or friends in town.
I have talked to a lot of people and I've heard a lot of good comments about these hard working people who own the marina. It sounds to me like you have time on your hands if you talk to the chamber, MRID and the city council. I think you are an intelligent person. If you were a business owner as you say, you know you can't please all the customers all of the time and you also know that one person carrying tales can do a lot of damage to a business. Businesses are closing every day in HSB and your criticism of one of the oldest businesses is very unprofessional. If you really were there and witnessed this alleged incident, why don't you go down to the marina and talk to them about it? You might learn that these people weren't as sweet as you claim.
What makes you think I didn't talk to them? As a responsible citizen I do take both sides of the story before I come to a decision. I called there and asked for the owner/manager. Although I could hear him running his foul mouth in the background, he didn't have the backbone to speak to me himself. I got their side of the story from a woman who said she represented the company. I came to the conclusion based on how he conducted himself while hiding behind a woman; unable to control his emotions or his language. MOST of the family were from out of State but there are some that are semi local and alot of people know and respect them. So again, I just say if we don't go there because he is so rude, then his only alternative would be to treat ALL his guests as well as he has the people you know.

Since: Feb 11

Evening Shade, AR

#19 Jul 30, 2011
Im just sayin wrote:
<quoted text>
What makes you think I didn't talk to them? As a responsible citizen I do take both sides of the story before I come to a decision. I called there and asked for the owner/manager. Although I could hear him running his foul mouth in the background, he didn't have the backbone to speak to me himself. I got their side of the story from a woman who said she represented the company. I came to the conclusion based on how he conducted himself while hiding behind a woman; unable to control his emotions or his language. MOST of the family were from out of State but there are some that are semi local and alot of people know and respect them. So again, I just say if we don't go there because he is so rude, then his only alternative would be to treat ALL his guests as well as he has the people you know.
I'm glad to hear that you called them. Everyone is entitled to an opinion and its obvious you have your's. I'm sure you have lots to do besides debate this issue - MRID meetings, friends at City Hall, etc., so have a nice day.

Since: Jun 10

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#20 Jul 30, 2011
PeonyLover wrote:
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I'm glad to hear that you called them. Everyone is entitled to an opinion and its obvious you have your's. I'm sure you have lots to do besides debate this issue - MRID meetings, friends at City Hall, etc., so have a nice day.
Flower child can't even figure out where it lives, one post in Mtn home next in CV. Where are you moving your trailer to next,Flippin?

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