Chick-fil-A could come to Terre Haute

Chick-fil-A could come to Terre Haute

There are 86 comments on the WTHI-TV Terre Haute story from Jun 12, 2012, titled Chick-fil-A could come to Terre Haute. In it, WTHI-TV Terre Haute reports that:

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - Terre Haute residents might soon be eating more chicken. A A A A That's if a new restaurant chain makes it way to the area.

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Fortune Teller

Brazil, IN

#64 Jun 19, 2012
oh Drag racing is now a 4 h event? Lets move the events, Dog show,flea markets to Deming Park?
Fortune Teller

Brazil, IN

#65 Jun 19, 2012
callin g me a hag is a little childish...did 4 H teach you that?
Grouchy

United States

#66 Jun 20, 2012
Again, there are few facilities at Deming Park. You can't just put 500 people and dogs outside for 3 days with few water access sites, fewer restrooms and no shelter or show rings. Then invite the public to attend. By law there has to be a certain amount of restrooms per so many people and some have to be handicapped equipped. There are few electrical hook ups as well. Plus all those who frequent Deming Park would be displaced for those days. Are you suggesting taxpayers pull more money out of their pocket to make the improvements at another location?
No drag racing isn't a 4H event but it does happen at the already built track located within the fairgrounds and has for many years. So does whatever racing is going on at the oval track. It's a real shame they gave up the horse track.
The point is that MANY types of events are held at the fairgrounds.
If you build 20 restaurants on the current fairground site there will nothing but a deserted mess in 20 years. Continuing the use of the property would be a better inheritance for the future.
Dragon Fly

United States

#67 Jun 20, 2012
Wabash Tsunami wrote:
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Cledus...more of this will be coming out later...patience...
You have been saying that for years. You have NOTHING!

Since: Mar 10

Caprica

#68 Jun 20, 2012
Dragon Fly wrote:
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You have been saying that for years. You have NOTHING!
How you feeling Dragon? Hot outside today. Did you move or something?
fred The Hammer Pitts

Brazil, IN

#69 Jun 20, 2012
Grouchy wrote:
Again, there are few facilities at Deming Park. You can't just put 500 people and dogs outside for 3 days with few water access sites, fewer restrooms and no shelter or show rings. Then invite the public to attend. By law there has to be a certain amount of restrooms per so many people and some have to be handicapped equipped. There are few electrical hook ups as well. Plus all those who frequent Deming Park would be displaced for those days. Are you suggesting taxpayers pull more money out of their pocket to make the improvements at another location?
No drag racing isn't a 4H event but it does happen at the already built track located within the fairgrounds and has for many years. So does whatever racing is going on at the oval track. It's a real shame they gave up the horse track.
The point is that MANY types of events are held at the fairgrounds.
If you build 20 restaurants on the current fairground site there will nothing but a deserted mess in 20 years. Continuing the use of the property would be a better inheritance for the future.
Little research on your part and arguing over nothing... Fairgrounds have no Permanent facility dedicated to dog shows... Deming park has as many restrooms.... The drag strip has been a losing proposition from day 1 it's another who u know game. Racing on a whole is on the skids. Develop the land and if fortune goes your way build a better Fairground at a new location imagine the draw "NEW" would bring.... Maybe a water park and small carnival area..... works for Kentucky......moan and groan all you want..... That horseless carriage will never catch on
THEscapee

Saint Paul, MN

#70 Jun 20, 2012
If 4H would start a meth lab competition maybe the fairgrounds would make sense to the terrebillies!
fred The Hammer Pitts

Brazil, IN

#71 Jun 20, 2012
THEscapee wrote:
If 4H would start a meth lab competition maybe the fairgrounds would make sense to the terrebillies!
uncalled For

Since: Nov 11

Location hidden

#72 Jun 20, 2012
fred The Hammer Pitts wrote:
<quoted text>Little research on your part and arguing over nothing... Fairgrounds have no Permanent facility dedicated to dog shows... Deming park has as many restrooms.... The drag strip has been a losing proposition from day 1 it's another who u know game. Racing on a whole is on the skids. Develop the land and if fortune goes your way build a better Fairground at a new location imagine the draw "NEW" would bring.... Maybe a water park and small carnival area..... works for Kentucky......moan and groan all you want..... That horseless carriage will never catch on
Wise up, these events may not be your thing but they are interesting to some people. Tell Nascar that racing is on the skids and tell their big sponsors like Budweiser too. They'll need to know.
While there is no dedicated area for dog shows there are facilities to cover it and have been held there for many years. In fact it's much better than some set ups.
As for the drag strip, there was a time when it was managed well and prospered. It could again.
As for starting over, that's dumb. Stores and eateries are a dime a dozen in this town. They can open anywhere.
This wasn't my argument but I had to step in. One person like yourself spreading misinformation to the rest of the people can cause much trouble.
bobby

United States

#73 Jun 20, 2012
It is still private property so who cares what the fair board does. Maybe they can make some improvements with the money
fred The Hammer Pitts

Terre Haute, IN

#75 Jun 20, 2012
Mertle wrote:
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Wise up, these events may not be your thing but they are interesting to some people. Tell Nascar that racing is on the skids and tell their big sponsors like Budweiser too. They'll need to know.
While there is no dedicated area for dog shows there are facilities to cover it and have been held there for many years. In fact it's much better than some set ups.
As for the drag strip, there was a time when it was managed well and prospered. It could again.
As for starting over, that's dumb. Stores and eateries are a dime a dozen in this town. They can open anywhere.
This wasn't my argument but I had to step in. One person like yourself spreading misinformation to the rest of the people can cause much trouble.
Well Mertle your right, Many places to eat, many places to shop, and Those many places sit up ground that was something else. The problem with Terre Haute is the negativity expressed by sorts on new Ideas.Change sometimes isn't what you want to see but many may want.There are laws that protect your interest as well as mine. If its deemed necessary for the overal improvment of life it doesn't matter who owns it, Ask those folks who had to give... and i said HAD to land to make room for I-70. Many were opposed to it.now you couldn't live without it.We are only here a short period of time.What seems good now may not be best for the future. We wished plans were better 50 years ago for the I-70 and 3rd street on and off ramps for example.
common sense

United States

#76 Jun 20, 2012
If we had never had I-70 running through town we wouldn't have missed it and its true a lot of people use it but a lot don't. You don't miss what you don't have.
It wasn't well planned for future use but at the time the city had not expanded that far south. Just like 3rd St wasn't congested when Hwy 41 was put in. There was no planning for the future growth.
Fred The Hammer Pitts

Terre Haute, IN

#77 Jun 20, 2012
common sense wrote:
If we had never had I-70 running through town we wouldn't have missed it and its true a lot of people use it but a lot don't. You don't miss what you don't have.
It wasn't well planned for future use but at the time the city had not expanded that far south. Just like 3rd St wasn't congested when Hwy 41 was put in. There was no planning for the future growth.
And that is no excuse or reason to continue to make bad choices.
common sense

United States

#78 Jun 20, 2012
Fred The Hammer Pitts wrote:
<quoted text>And that is no excuse or reason to continue to make bad choices.
Right, so leave the fairgrounds alone.
Fred The Hammer Pitts

Brazil, IN

#79 Jun 20, 2012
common sense wrote:
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Right, so leave the fairgrounds alone.
you can't have it both ways The Fairgrounds in no way make 4 H. 4 H makes the Fair grounds regaurdless where it is.
Momma

United States

#80 Jun 21, 2012
I fail to see the benefits of letting go of the current property which already has improvements on it, in order to start over again. Preparing a new location will be much more costly than the first time around and finding a suitable piece of land in a convenient location may be impossible. You can't forget that some functions draw participants and patrons from out of town and want a place that's easy to find. It would take a lot of money to pour concrete, build buildings, shelters and barns, run plumbing and bring water, electric and sewage facilities to the property. Doesn't it make more sense to use what is already there!
It's unfortunate that city expansion has spread that close to the fairgrounds which now makes it a coveted property. Somebody will have overflowing pockets from the sale but it won't benefit the townspeople or the many organizations that use the fairgrounds
Fred The Hammer Pitts

Brazil, IN

#81 Jun 21, 2012
how are we going to feel when 3rd street, hwy 41 are moved?
R J REYNOLDS

Terre Haute, IN

#82 Jun 21, 2012
what you talkin bout Fred?
Fortune Teller

Terre Haute, IN

#83 Jun 25, 2012
I S U campus is expanding, all properties west of 3rd street and north of Eagle to the track is being bought up by ISU. What is going to happen to 3rd street?A bypass is being concidered Starting off 63 about Barnhart Road and going south along the west side of the river coming around and back to present hwy 41 south of Honey creek square. see whats in the way? You got it the Fairgrounds. I S U has plans for the Football Field of the Suckamores using the old Pillsbury, Farmersmarket and Lovelace Trucklines area.
Momma

Clinton, IN

#84 Jun 25, 2012
Well well well the plan comes to light. I don't know if you're right but it makes more sense than another shopping center.

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