Cart shop has welcome mat pulled

Cart shop has welcome mat pulled

There are 114 comments on the Long Beach Press-Telegram story from Jul 25, 2010, titled Cart shop has welcome mat pulled. In it, Long Beach Press-Telegram reports that:

When Electric Car Sales and Services Inc. decided to set up shop in Bellflower this summer, they expected to receive a warm welcome.

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Since: Aug 09

Long Beach, CA

#1 Jul 26, 2010
Stay in Long Beach or Signal Hill!
Belflower is a poorly planned town and they don't know the first thing about redevelopment.

This a serious business, with real income; anyone ever tried to rent a golf cart? Its big bucks!

This company, I believe, is the main supplier of golf carts for Grand Prix Operations, and they don't like to walk
Heidi

Long Beach, CA

#2 Jul 26, 2010
What Bellfloer is hoping for is never to going to happen, all you see in the city is boarded up windows where tried and failed, they are not going to bring back Bellflower. Who wants to start a up a business where there is no one to spend money there.
Ronald

Long Beach, CA

#4 Jul 26, 2010
Heidi wrote:
What Bellfloer is hoping for is never to going to happen, all you see in the city is boarded up windows where tried and failed, they are not going to bring back Bellflower. Who wants to start a up a business where there is no one to spend money there.
Heidi.

This happens to all cities after the Thug people begin moving in. Long Beach had a thriving electric cart manufacturing business. It was located at 4th Street and Alamitos Avenue more than 50 years ago. One would see the old folks flitting about town in those - what would be promoted today as "environmentally friendly" - vehicles. Then, the inattentive Thug drivers swarmed into the city. After that, it became too dangerous to drive those cute little get-abouts on the mean streets of Long Beach.

Ronald
Downey 35

San Bernardino, CA

#5 Jul 26, 2010
Did this decision have anything to do with Bomgaars' son also selling golf carts. This was a no brainer less competition in there hometown. lol
Downey 35

San Bernardino, CA

#6 Jul 26, 2010
avguy wrote:
Stay in Long Beach or Signal Hill!
Belflower is a poorly planned town and they don't know the first thing about redevelopment.
This a serious business, with real income; anyone ever tried to rent a golf cart? Its big bucks!
This company, I believe, is the main supplier of golf carts for Grand Prix Operations, and they don't like to walk
The council members son is in the same occupation selling electric cars. They probably didnt want any competition.
Ronald

Long Beach, CA

#7 Jul 26, 2010
tyshawn26 wrote:
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Ronald
GRUMPY

Long Beach, CA

#8 Jul 26, 2010
COME BACK TO LONG BEACH, I'M SURE THEY'LL GLADLY ACCEPT YOU ON PINE STREET.
jetcarddude

Pasadena, CA

#9 Jul 26, 2010
Move to Downey. There are a few locations that could use a business.
jetcarddude

Pasadena, CA

#10 Jul 26, 2010
Move to Downey.......Leave the ingrates behind. There are a few locations that could use a great business like yours.
Brian

San Pedro, CA

#11 Jul 26, 2010
I was born in Bellflower. This decision is so stupid. They would rather have a empty lot than a business that is green and helping the environment. They said they are holding out for a bigger company. Good luck. If they haven't noticed we are in a recession. Stupid move !!!!!!
For a better Long Beach

United States

#12 Jul 26, 2010
Perhaps Cal could spare you some room?
GREEN GREEN

Long Beach, CA

#13 Jul 26, 2010
THEY ARE GREEN, WHY WOULD A CITY NOT WANT THEM THERE. THEY
ARE A GROWING ITEM AND GOING TO GET BIGGER... THERE IS SO MUCH
EMPTY PROPERTY IN BELLFLOWER ,,,, I HOPE A DIFFERENT CITY SEES THIS
AND TAKES THEM
BigFire

Trabuco Canyon, CA

#14 Jul 26, 2010
Bellflower - what are you thinking by turning down business?
Anonymous

Seal Beach, CA

#15 Jul 26, 2010
BigFire wrote:
Bellflower - what are you thinking by turning down business?
Bellflower will probably get stimulus money from the feds if they kill business.
hebertsfolly

Torrance, CA

#16 Jul 26, 2010
Perhaps a business friendly city like Signal hill has room.
sirjake

Irvine, CA

#17 Jul 26, 2010
Golf Carts! Please get real!!!!!!!
LB Green

Redondo Beach, CA

#18 Jul 26, 2010
I know the area where Electric Car Sales wants to purchase, and there is nothing new or clean or green anwhere close. This business will bring tax revenue to the City of Bellflower...how can they turn it down in this economy?
Foolish Bellflower

Lakewood, CA

#19 Jul 26, 2010
There is something more going on with this story at the City of Bellflower. This is not some start up business, but an established company with a 64 year history. It also appears that they were moving because their business is expanding at a time when most business are on an economic down swing. Mr. Egan, Mr. Lee and The city of Bellflower really have their heads in the clouds. Are they really delusional that some big name company is going to “pop” into town and build some big chain store on the corner of Artesia and Lakewood Blvd? Why? It seems what Mr. Billard is offering the city is a good tax based revenue business with long term potential and could also lead to a few people in the community getting much needed jobs. This is a cutting edge business with the potential for growth that could match and beat what any chain store could offer. Here again (Like the city of Bell) it seems that we have city officials that are not looking out for the good of it’s citizens, but rather their ego’s and backroom deals that benefit a few.

Since: Jul 10

Redondo Beach, CA

#20 Jul 26, 2010
Bellflower must be crazy. They are never going to attract bog box retail to that abandoned stretch. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. Sounds like the greed of Bellflower is related to the greed of Bell. Poor city judgement.
Realist

El Segundo, CA

#21 Jul 26, 2010
Too bad they can't tax the huge volume of drug money that is generated at that lot! Maybe the City Council is getting an under the table cut...?

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