Skinny J's Opening In Paragould

“Don't care for freeloaders”

Level 4

Since: Aug 08

Paragould

#41 Mar 1, 2013
guest wrote:
People in Pargould will still go to Jonesboro ...to eat and go to the mall.........now..all the little downtown resturants will have to share the 30-50 regular downtown eaters........downtown Paragould will not be supported like Jonesboro....Jonesboro people certainly will NOT come down here and eat...
Downtown Jonesboro has a lot of businesses as well. Attorneys, accountants, architects, several software companies that employ hundreds of people, not to mention St. Bernard's is a block away and all the medical complexes are within walking distance. Downtown Paragould doesn't have that advantage.
happy

Arlington, TX

#42 Mar 1, 2013
Paragould is one third the size of jonesboro dipsbit.
guest

Paragould, AR

#43 Mar 1, 2013
lindat61 wrote:
wish they had put it where the old bananza was that would have been grate oh well I am guessing my spelling of bananza is spelled wrong
Hey, you spell it like you hear it, just like my husband does. He has a college degree but he can't spell worth a hoot. We know what you mean.

“Don't care for freeloaders”

Level 4

Since: Aug 08

Paragould

#44 Mar 1, 2013
happy wrote:
Paragould is one third the size of jonesboro dipsbit.
Still doesn't change the basic demographic and business make up of the area, you little ray of sunshine you.
hmmm

Hot Springs National Park, AR

#45 Mar 1, 2013
I'm very excited to see it come to Paragould!!! We drive to jonesboro often to eat there!
Main Street Lady

Paragould, AR

#46 Mar 1, 2013
A commercial realtor was asked recently “why don’t we have what Jonesboro has”? His answer “40,000 people”. We are not Jonesboro and neither is our Downtown. I’ve been following this post and have tried not to comment. I changed my mind. For those of you who think Paragould’s Downtown has nothing to offer, I regret your feelings. Maybe you haven’t visited DT in years, maybe even never. I know Topix is an anonymous gossip site and you can post whatever you choose, but it would be nice for a change if folks had a clue what they’re talking about before posting. I know. I work DT every day, I am the Main Street Paragould director. To say DT is a “ghetto” is certainly condescending to the over 1100 people who work DT or to those that have spent millions of dollars investing in DT in recent years. The folks investing are local people, not huge corporations or chains, who live in Paragould and Greene County. The tax revenue produced because of their businesses stays in Paragould and Greene County. They are the ones asked for auction items for every local benefit, they’re the ones who support local events and teams, they are your neighbors. To say DT has “30-50 regular downtown eaters” is ridiculous. Stop by and ask any of the DT restaurants how many customers they serve each day. To say DT has nothing in it shows how uninformed you are. We’ve recently had a new brochure printed that covers a portion of the Main Street service area. Those who say there’s nothing downtown need to realize how fortunate we are to have what we do have.
Main Street Lady

Paragould, AR

#47 Mar 1, 2013
The area included on the map includes Hamburger Station, Mosaic Salon, Mosaic Boutique, Something Sweet, Lipstix and Lollipops, The Office Lounge, The Hair Loft, Tropical Adventure, Ideal Realty Company, H and W Hardware, Community Title and Escrow, Terry’s Café, Arnold’s Jewelry, Brooksie and Bonida’s, SMS Heating and Cooling, Roots, The Red Goose Grand Hall, The Red Goose,Nu-2-U, Absolute Performance, Skinny J’s, Mane Attraction, Beliew Paint and Glass, Déjà Vu Consignment, S & S Pawn, Natalie’s Jewelry Box, Alvin Taylor Flowers and Gifts, Creative Life Taxidermy , Aden’s Photography, The Easy Way, Dennis’s Treasure Chest, Champions Gymnastics Center, Ministerios Vision Grande, The Hearing Aid Center, SubTeach, City Barber Shop, InkFlickted, Jackson Enterprises, Kiss The Cook, AR Dept. of Community Correction, Goodwin Moore LLP-Old NB of C Building, Bass Music, undergoing complete refurbishing-old Trice Brothers Furniture, Shear Glitz/The Hair Loom, Uptown Interiors, White Office Supplies, ThreeTen South-Dining and Spirits, Adlar Systems Inc., Alvin Samuel Gin, Percy’s Pool Parlor, goywp-internet solutions, Bladez, Larry’s Pizza, Mid-South Muffler, Brake, & Tire, The Collins Theatre, McCarroll Printing Company, White Printing, Garner Studio, Hunton Office Supply, Mark Miller Insurance and Financial, Kwik Stitch, Room To Grow, Lucille’s Beauty Salon, Bridgette’s, NEASEM Business Systems, The Limited, Abilities Unlimited Store, Glenn’s Barber Shop, Eubank’s Oil Station, East AR Area Agency of Aging, Saint Mary’s Catholic Church, AR Dept. of Health-Home Services, Bratton Real Estate, Rhine, Rhine, and Young, Brad Hancock Surveyor, Greene County Community Fund, CASA, Jack Milligan, Credit Bureau, Reynolds’s Baptist Church office, US Post Office-Federal Office Building, First National Bank, First National Bank Drive Through and Accounting Bldg., Dollar General Store, Buck’s Auto Care, LA’s Grill and Lounge, D & B Auto Machine Company, Dr. Angela C. Howell, Optometrist, M. F. Block Insurance, Northeast Title Services, First National Bank Mortgage Services, Coy and Company, PLLC, Greene County Historical & Genealogical Society , Southwestern Bell Building, First Baptist Church, City Hall/Paragould Police Department, The Historic 1888 Courthouse /Paragould Regional Chamber of Commerce, Liberty Bank, Greene County Juvenile Services, Ima’s Fashions, Performance Lube Center, and Helen Marie’s Perfect Touch. We're lucky to still have an incredible retail base DT. We are NOT Jonesboro and we will never be Jonesboro. We are not a mall. The DT businesses that are the most successful are those that offer specialty selections, the boutique and unique, not big box merchandise. Does DT Paragould have everything for everyone? Absolutely not. But you could try to support what we do have and not take every opportunity to criticize your Downtown. Main Street Paragould welcomes Skinny J's to the "One and Only Downtown Paragould". Questions? Call the Main Street Paragould office anytime.
duh

Conway, AR

#48 Mar 1, 2013
Main Street Lady wrote:
A commercial realtor was asked recently “why don’t we have what Jonesboro has”? His answer “40,000 people”. We are not Jonesboro and neither is our Downtown. I’ve been following this post and have tried not to comment. I changed my mind. For those of you who think Paragould’s Downtown has nothing to offer, I regret your feelings. Maybe you haven’t visited DT in years, maybe even never. I know Topix is an anonymous gossip site and you can post whatever you choose, but it would be nice for a change if folks had a clue what they’re talking about before posting. I know. I work DT every day, I am the Main Street Paragould director. To say DT is a “ghetto” is certainly condescending to the over 1100 people who work DT or to those that have spent millions of dollars investing in DT in recent years. The folks investing are local people, not huge corporations or chains, who live in Paragould and Greene County. The tax revenue produced because of their businesses stays in Paragould and Greene County. They are the ones asked for auction items for every local benefit, they’re the ones who support local events and teams, they are your neighbors. To say DT has “30-50 regular downtown eaters” is ridiculous. Stop by and ask any of the DT restaurants how many customers they serve each day. To say DT has nothing in it shows how uninformed you are. We’ve recently had a new brochure printed that covers a portion of the Main Street service area. Those who say there’s nothing downtown need to realize how fortunate we are to have what we do have.
Millions of dollars? It looks like a dump. What was the money spent on consulting fees?
Guest

United States

#50 Mar 2, 2013
lindat61 wrote:
I will pay for the stake not the drink if the stake is good we need a good stake house hear
Better spend your money on a GED study guide first.
Bob

Oklahoma City, OK

#51 Mar 2, 2013
I cannot wait for him to open up. He said he was going to duplicate the one in jonesboro. Same specials and same menu. I wonder who he is going to find to duplicate the big guy at the door?
Guest

United States

#52 Mar 2, 2013
guest wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey, you spell it like you hear it, just like my husband does. He has a college degree but he can't spell worth a hoot. We know what you mean.
If he can't spell, he shouldn't have a college degree.
family of eaters

Paragould, AR

#53 Mar 2, 2013
I dont know why we cant have a Golden Corelle or a good family type resturant for those of us who dont eat steak,fish,mexican ,chinese,or itanian all the time.just wishing
family of eaters

Paragould, AR

#54 Mar 2, 2013
I wish we could get a Golden Correll or western sizzlin buffet for those of us who dont eat steak,mexican,fish,italian or burgers all the time.
guest

Paragould, AR

#55 Mar 2, 2013
Guest wrote:
<quoted text>Better spend your money on a GED study guide first.
Exactly!
Citizen

United States

#56 Mar 3, 2013
Some folks just kill me. "There's nothing to do here, there's no good restaurants here, blah, blah, blah." Granted, we have had a shortage of good restaurants, but now we have two new places coming in, and I am excited. "Family of eaters" says they want something other than steak, Mexican, fish, Italian or burgers all the time. Well, what else is there? We have those things (minus Italian) as well as home cooking, meat-and-three places, pizza places, places that serve breakfast. Kiss the Cook serves none of the above, yet is a very good place to eat. Can you be more specific about what you'd like to see that does not fall into those categories? Curious.

How about some support for the business owners who are sticking their necks out, trying to bring some new things into town and please the customers? If you never go downtown, maybe you should give it a try. Positive feedabck and genuine constructive criticism go a long way in helping a new (or established) business owner/operator see what's working and what's not and what might be a good new item.

People won't buy $25 steaks? Why not - they're doing it now. If you cannot afford it or don't want to pay that for a nice meal, don't, but there are folks who will. Dining out is much more than getting something to eat...it's the atmosphere, decor, service, variety, etc. Yeah, I can cook a steak at home much cheaper, but I have to go buy the steak, cook it, clean up, etc., but I guess some people don't get that. I'll buy a $25 steak. Will I be there every week for one? No, but I will do it 4 or 5 times a year. Will the availablity of this in Paragould keep me from ever going to J'boro? No, but I will patronize places in both towns.

Best of luck to the new restaurants downtown. Now, if we can just get a really nice Italian place....
dob

United States

#57 Mar 3, 2013
lindat61 wrote:
<quoted text>bonanza found the right spelling thanks for the advise
Holy shit Linda....you are butchering the spelling of way too many words....you must be really stupid.
guest

Jonesboro, AR

#58 Mar 4, 2013
I wish them all luck! History has shown that Paragould does not receive new restaurants well. Just look what has closed within the last year. At least 5 have shut down. Now there is the question of why, Quality of food, service price? The why does not matter the result is the same. The only new restaurant to have seem to have gained a stable customer base is Larry's. All the others that have gone in with the past year have either closed or struggle to keep the door open. Paragould is much different than J. Town. The medium income in Paragould is about $15000 less a year and there are about 40,000 less people, Facts are facts the masses of Paragould will always select price over quality. That will become more and more apparent in the coming months
Citizen wrote:
Some folks just kill me. "There's nothing to do here, there's no good restaurants here, blah, blah, blah." Granted, we have had a shortage of good restaurants, but now we have two new places coming in, and I am excited. "Family of eaters" says they want something other than steak, Mexican, fish, Italian or burgers all the time. Well, what else is there? We have those things (minus Italian) as well as home cooking, meat-and-three places, pizza places, places that serve breakfast. Kiss the Cook serves none of the above, yet is a very good place to eat. Can you be more specific about what you'd like to see that does not fall into those categories? Curious.
How about some support for the business owners who are sticking their necks out, trying to bring some new things into town and please the customers? If you never go downtown, maybe you should give it a try. Positive feedabck and genuine constructive criticism go a long way in helping a new (or established) business owner/operator see what's working and what's not and what might be a good new item.
People won't buy $25 steaks? Why not - they're doing it now. If you cannot afford it or don't want to pay that for a nice meal, don't, but there are folks who will. Dining out is much more than getting something to eat...it's the atmosphere, decor, service, variety, etc. Yeah, I can cook a steak at home much cheaper, but I have to go buy the steak, cook it, clean up, etc., but I guess some people don't get that. I'll buy a $25 steak. Will I be there every week for one? No, but I will do it 4 or 5 times a year. Will the availablity of this in Paragould keep me from ever going to J'boro? No, but I will patronize places in both towns.
Best of luck to the new restaurants downtown. Now, if we can just get a really nice Italian place....
guest

Paragould, AR

#59 Mar 4, 2013
Which 5 restaurants have closed in the last year?
guest wrote:
I wish them all luck! History has shown that Paragould does not receive new restaurants well. Just look what has closed within the last year. At least 5 have shut down. Now there is the question of why, Quality of food, service price? The why does not matter the result is the same. The only new restaurant to have seem to have gained a stable customer base is Larry's. All the others that have gone in with the past year have either closed or struggle to keep the door open. Paragould is much different than J. Town. The medium income in Paragould is about $15000 less a year and there are about 40,000 less people, Facts are facts the masses of Paragould will always select price over quality. That will become more and more apparent in the coming months
<quoted text>
well

Hot Springs National Park, AR

#60 Mar 4, 2013
Lenny's, Phylis's, Napoli's, nothing can ever stay in the old Mazzio's building, Bonanza (within a year or 2) ...those are some I can personally think of.
Citizen

United States

#61 Mar 4, 2013
Also Quizno's, unfortunately.

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