Dollar General
guest

United States

#304 Jan 8, 2012
Years back there were a lot of fireworks and watermelon/produce stands in that area and then the traffic through there diminished so they stopped.Now the traffic has picked up tremendously so I can certainly see people putting up these stands again. Maybe even a designer handbag knock-off stand. This is going to be a prime shopping area for Sikeston. I think I see a Waffle Hut in the future and maybe a Huck's convenience store.Just speculating...not complaining.
david duke

Dexter, MO

#305 Jan 8, 2012
I think I will open one of them fake hair stores for all the fine african americans in sikeston. Maybe the guy with big house can set up a kool-aid stand out front of his house to pay for his signs.
Guest

Chicago, IL

#306 Jan 8, 2012
Why would anyone build a huge house and not own the surrounding property? With the land being zoned commercial it was just a matter of time before something went in close by. People in glass houses shouldn't throw rocks. And people with lots of money don't build in the middle of commercial zoned land and then complain about commercial businesses going in next door, what did you expect ?
dg fan

United States

#307 Jan 9, 2012
I think on opening day we should all be out there picketing that monstrosity that Bedell calls a house. How dare he live next to OUR dollar sto? THAT'S the real disgrace.
Builder

Wentzville, MO

#308 Jan 9, 2012
There was a time when folks appreciated an exceptional home being built or a nice brick commercial building. There was also a time a metal building was a considered a barn. In my book they still are and need to be kept on the farm. I appreciate driving in to my hometown and seeing nice homes. Sikeston for the most part has no class. They should outlaw any metal buildings in the city limits and require brick and mortar. People devalue their own property with cheap structures. I hope he builds permanent signs.
guest

Florissant, MO

#309 Jan 9, 2012
Hey, Dollar General isn't for poor people, it's for smart people. I'm certainly not poor but I shop at Dollar General. Anytime I have an option other than Walmart, I take it. Walmart has killed small towns but DG is a nice little community oriented business.
Someone

Jackson, MO

#310 Jan 9, 2012
Nasty signs=no class
Agree

Sainte Genevieve, MO

#311 Jan 9, 2012
Builder wrote:
There was a time when folks appreciated an exceptional home being built or a nice brick commercial building. There was also a time a metal building was a considered a barn. In my book they still are and need to be kept on the farm. I appreciate driving in to my hometown and seeing nice homes. Sikeston for the most part has no class. They should outlaw any metal buildings in the city limits and require brick and mortar. People devalue their own property with cheap structures. I hope he builds permanent signs.
i agree one hundred percent. I remember growing up in Sikeston way back and would drive visiting folks by the beautiful north end homes and admire the design and look.Still do. No, I could never afford one back then or today but I was never jealous or wished bad will upon the better off people. America has grown into a society, if I can't have it nobody else should either. Yeah the property was zoned commercial but if the city leadership had any fore sight at all they would have not let it happen. Like we need another dollar store. It won't do anything for Sikeston's bottom line and if I was the wealthy man that owned the place wouldn't invest another nickel in Sikeston. Sikeston has become a mecca of public housing, convenient stores, fast food, and now dollar stores. It's why the population has declined and continued too.
going green

Mexico, MO

#312 Jan 9, 2012
Builder wrote:
There was a time when folks appreciated an exceptional home being built or a nice brick commercial building. There was also a time a metal building was a considered a barn. In my book they still are and need to be kept on the farm. I appreciate driving in to my hometown and seeing nice homes. Sikeston for the most part has no class. They should outlaw any metal buildings in the city limits and require brick and mortar. People devalue their own property with cheap structures. I hope he builds permanent signs.
Metal is the building material of the future. Would you also outlaw all the metal roofs popping up on homes all over the place? Would you outlaw the metal trim seen on a lot of the businesses around here? Would you outlaw the metal church buildings also? Or how about some of the store fronts in historic downtown Sikeston? The metal building being built is is a zone that is zoned ag and commercial, so it should be right at home I wish they had just left it an all metal building as they have done in the past with some DG's built in rural areas.
jameraquar

Dexter, MO

#313 Jan 9, 2012
All I know is I am goin out there ever day an buying a orange soada and some pork rinds and throwein the trash in front of dat big ol house!!!!May even save som of my used condoms and throw dem outs too!!!!
Builder

Sainte Genevieve, MO

#314 Jan 9, 2012
jameraquar wrote:
All I know is I am goin out there ever day an buying a orange soada and some pork rinds and throwein the trash in front of dat big ol house!!!!May even save som of my used condoms and throw dem outs too!!!!
Yes sir go right ahead. What a pathetic life. You are right up there with meth heads and child molesters. As for metal it is cheap. That is why they use it. They are not concerned with looks. Metal buildings probably looks about as good as the people using it. Cheap.
Yellow Glow

Jackson, MO

#315 Jan 9, 2012
Agree wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah the property was zoned commercial but if the city leadership had any fore sight at all they would have not let it happen. Like we need another dollar store. It won't do anything for Sikeston's bottom line and if I was the wealthy man that owned the place wouldn't invest another nickel in Sikeston.
It isn't a matter of right or wrong but an obligation to follow the black and white ordinances as they are written. It, as you said, is zoned "commercial". End of story. Had some under-handed move taken place, the zoning type changed and a business was turned away for the sake of one man and his house, imagine the widespread complaining. You can't have it both ways.

If having a Dollar General store won't effect Sikeston's bottom line then neither will the imaginary investments of a wealthy man's son.
Church Member

Wentzville, MO

#316 Jan 9, 2012
Yellow Glow wrote:
<quoted text>
It isn't a matter of right or wrong but an obligation to follow the black and white ordinances as they are written. It, as you said, is zoned "commercial". End of story. Had some under-handed move taken place, the zoning type changed and a business was turned away for the sake of one man and his house, imagine the widespread complaining. You can't have it both ways.
If having a Dollar General store won't effect Sikeston's bottom line then neither will the imaginary investments of a wealthy man's son.
I am a member of Trinity Baptist. I agree with the homeowner. Sikeston lacks leadership and they should have kept the north end free of the stores. Wouldn't want one next to the church either. Imaginary. Hardly not. Where in the world have you been?

Since: Apr 11

Jackson, MO

#317 Jan 9, 2012
Church Member wrote:
<quoted text>
I am a member of Trinity Baptist. I agree with the homeowner. Sikeston lacks leadership and they should have kept the north end free of the stores. Wouldn't want one next to the church either. Imaginary. Hardly not. Where in the world have you been?
What makes the North side more important than the East,West and South side? Your snobbery is showing..:)
Yellow Glow

Maryland Heights, MO

#318 Jan 9, 2012
Church Member wrote:
<quoted text>
I am a member of Trinity Baptist. I agree with the homeowner. Sikeston lacks leadership and they should have kept the north end free of the stores. Wouldn't want one next to the church either. Imaginary. Hardly not. Where in the world have you been?
Ok. Possibly I'm mistaken. Please educate me what contributions that homeowner has made to this community. And make sure your talking about the right individual and not his father.
hoggy doggy

Oakland, IA

#319 Jan 9, 2012
guest wrote:
Hey, Dollar General isn't for poor people, it's for smart people. I'm certainly not poor but I shop at Dollar General. Anytime I have an option other than Walmart, I take it. Walmart has killed small towns but DG is a nice little community oriented business.
I live 5 miles from a dg and 22 miles to W-M. We buy several items there that are the same price as W-M and many are cheaper than W-M. I had rather go to dg and not have to fight all the traffic to get to W-M. It is 22 miles to the nearest W-M so with the price of gas you do the math and see how much you can save on just that. If you forget just a few items you can go either (before breakfast,lunch or on the way home from work) because of the great locations.
Sikeston needs another gas station or bank to help the appeal of the city. HAHAHA
fanning the dg

Wellsville, KS

#320 Jan 10, 2012
Agree wrote:
<quoted text>
i agree one hundred percent. I remember growing up in Sikeston way back and would drive visiting folks by the beautiful north end homes and admire the design and look.Still do. No, I could never afford one back then or today but I was never jealous or wished bad will upon the better off people. America has grown into a society, if I can't have it nobody else should either. Yeah the property was zoned commercial but if the city leadership had any fore sight at all they would have not let it happen. Like we need another dollar store. It won't do anything for Sikeston's bottom line and if I was the wealthy man that owned the place wouldn't invest another nickel in Sikeston. Sikeston has become a mecca of public housing, convenient stores, fast food, and now dollar stores. It's why the population has declined and continued too.
After reading your post my right eye is twitching and I puked a little. It is not the city leadership who should have had the foresight, it is the HOMEOWNER. He knew how the land was zoned. He just didn't think the laws applied to HIM. The people on this thread are mad because he thinks he's so much better than the rest of the world. If he had kept his mouth shut and his signs down, I bet a lot of people who are bashing him would have actually FELT for him. I am thrilled to death for anyone to have things, if that's what floats their boat. Personally, I couldn't care less what anyone has or doesn't have. It's when someone starts acting like they are high and mighty because they have a few dollars that I have a real problem. You are no better than anyone else. Get over it already!
Build it they will come

United States

#321 Jan 10, 2012
DGS will probably want to start building all the stores next to mansions as much publicity as this one is getting. The homeowmer is just making it worse.And what's up with the church member saying they do not want a store near the Trinity Baptist Church? That does not sound very Christian to me.
Great

Maryland Heights, MO

#322 Jan 10, 2012
Build it they will come wrote:
That does not sound very Christian to me.
Sounds just like a typical Sikeston self proclaimed Christian to me.
hefag

Saint Louis, MO

#323 Jan 10, 2012
The whole town knows he swings from poles, thats why wife left him after catching him in bed with a man. Why would he want pink chaps so bad? Money can't fix aids.

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