Lowe's Store Closed official Aug. 14,...

Lowe's Store Closed official Aug. 14, 2011

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stupid

Troy, NY

#1 Aug 14, 2011
True, closed tonight
taxesout

Cobleskill, NY

#2 Aug 14, 2011
stupid wrote:
True, closed tonight
was it the tax assessment?

is the mill next?
oh no

Crown Point, NY

#3 Aug 15, 2011
It's true..closed as of last night. Officials in store to make announcement. Stock to be transferred to Queensbury store, small severance pay to employees...very sad for those employees.
Have to wonder what the impact of Tractor Supply might have been or might be to what is left of stores in TI.
whoruns

Cobleskill, NY

#4 Aug 15, 2011
oh no wrote:
It's true..closed as of last night. Officials in store to make announcement. Stock to be transferred to Queensbury store, small severance pay to employees...very sad for those employees.
Have to wonder what the impact of Tractor Supply might have been or might be to what is left of stores in TI.
people are taxed too high in this county-- between the dam school tax bill coming, real estate appraisal absurdity, town taxes, essex county high tax rates its no wonder--

in the meantime-- Burlington, Vermont is booming... wonder why...

Ticonderoga is a tourist town at best and always will be-- come here-- have fun on the lake and then leave.

reality check

South Glens Falls, NY

#5 Aug 15, 2011
It wasn't the property tax rate. It was the lack of sales. They built too large a store for too small of a market.

I can't help but wonder if the people that rallied so hard for Lowes to get built in the first place are now feeling like they bet on the wrong horse.

With Lowe's gone, it's now a better market for Tractor Supply and the other locally owned businesses.

The real losers are the county, town and school district. Can you say reduced tax (sales & property) revenues) combined with a property tax cap?
hard work focus and time

South Glens Falls, NY

#6 Aug 15, 2011
whoruns wrote:
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in the meantime-- Burlington, Vermont is booming... wonder why...
Because for decades Burlington government has focused on two things: 1) quality of life, and 2) downtown revitalization. Business and residential growth followed.

The Ticonderoga government has paid lip service for years to this approach, choosing instead to focus their prayers to the big box gods and the seasonal tourists.
they

Lake George, NY

#7 Aug 15, 2011
mill is next. i hope not.
MAKE SENSE

Memphis, TN

#8 Aug 15, 2011
Not surprised at all with Lowe's closing the doors in Ticonderoga. Just not enough population for any major retailer. Wallmart goes in to dominate the market in small towns and doesn't care about anybody except themselves. Maybe something good will become of some of the empty storefronts in Ti. Many of the building that are empty are too expensive for any individual to rent. I think many of the storefronts that are empty now will still be empty in the next 3-5 years. No hope in a town this size for any thing too big 0r too small. Ticonderoga is a historic tourist town between two great freshwater lakes and in the muntains. Ti holds its' own in the summer. What Ticonderoga needs is something in th winter to keep people in town for a couple nights. The potential is around us, but it would take more money than Ti has to build or drawn wintertime enthusiasts. It's too bad, because many people have worked and tried to do something special for Ti, but it doesn't work out. What would you do to bring people here in the winter and keep them for a couple days or three?
Skiing

Lake George, NY

#9 Aug 15, 2011
Ski resort
Johnny Paycheck

Queensbury, NY

#10 Aug 15, 2011
Ski bums have better places to go to in this state and others. Now we have a huge derelict building to add to the smaller ones...ugh! How many people did lowe's employ? What a disaster!
ShutUp

Adams, MA

#11 Aug 15, 2011
Don't you guys have better things to do then to insult us? Of course we are all mad about Lowe's closing, but jesus. When everyone from everywhere else have to fricken comment and trash talk Ticonderoga it gets fricken stupid. You all have lives you should go live them.
Ex Lowes employee

Cobleskill, NY

#12 Aug 15, 2011
Here is the letter they gave us (ex)employees, After considerable review,we have made a difficult decision to close the Lowes of Ticonderoga,NY store,effective immediately. Receipt of this letter confrims that your last day of work at the store is August 14,2011 and your employment will be separatedfrom the company on November 13,2011.
Such crap they gave out, to see them walk in the store with their fake sad faces, and with a half box of tissue, please.
Andiamo-Ti

New Windsor, NY

#13 Aug 15, 2011
Ticonderoga could become, with decent planning, a great snowmobile destination! I spend more time in Ti at my place in the winter than the Summer. The Putnam Snowmobile club is wonderful and last winter we went all over.
Lake Champlain, Black Mountain, Lake George, up to Eagle Lake and all over the Chilson Area. We love riding the lake to the Fort View for lunch.

With proper planning, the Ticonderoga area could benefit from this outdoor Winter Activity. Ticonderoga is such a beautiful area with great people. When I bring my friends that only sled in the Tug Hill area they are amazed at what varied terrain we have. I doubt the motels, restaurants and gas stations would complain about a plan to bring needed revenue to Ticonderoga in Wintertime.

The closing of Lowes was a blow to many people. The Wall Street Journal, today reported Lowes closed 7 stores nationwide including the one Ticonderoga. It is a sign of today's economy. Times are as tough for Lowes as it is for us. If we don't spend, they die.

We all need to wake up and stop being sheep and let these 375 people that run our nation in Washington DC know we are mad at many things and that they better start doing something about it. I encourage everyone to vote their minds at election time and to write and call your representatives to let them know we the people mean business. I know I am.

The man at the top promised "Hope and Change" and all of us not in Washington are losing hope and see little change. These wars are bankrupting this fine nation. What are we gaining?

Thanks for listening.
Tourism

Middlebury, VT

#14 Aug 15, 2011
Unfortunately, what Ticonderoga has gained for itself is a bad reputation.

It started with downtown falling apart, then looking like crap, not to mention all the problems with crime and vandalism downtown, day and night. Now those same problems, including a thriving drug business, has spread all over Ti.

I can tell you exactly what folks from other communities, including a far away as Burlington, think about Ti: a rundown, drug-infested, criminal-ridden place that has had its 15 mintues of fame, and now it's over. Most people, local and former tourists, don't think that there will ever be any recovery! Realistically, I can see why the feel that way. Very sad.
ohhplease

Winfield, KS

#15 Aug 15, 2011
Tourism wrote:
Unfortunately, what Ticonderoga has gained for itself is a bad reputation.
It started with downtown falling apart, then looking like crap, not to mention all the problems with crime and vandalism downtown, day and night. Now those same problems, including a thriving drug business, has spread all over Ti.
I can tell you exactly what folks from other communities, including a far away as Burlington, think about Ti: a rundown, drug-infested, criminal-ridden place that has had its 15 mintues of fame, and now it's over. Most people, local and former tourists, don't think that there will ever be any recovery! Realistically, I can see why the feel that way. Very sad.
You people make one thing over there in Ti and that's paper. You need more manufacturing jobs. Someone needs to wake up and MAKE something to sell. That in turn will support your shops and service oriented businesses. Very important to either make a product or add value to an existing product. Get creative, use your imagination, use the internet... Quit making excuses, just get it done and quit complaining. Get back to me when you formulate a plan.
In Print

Bolton Landing, NY

#16 Aug 15, 2011
dove

Malone, NY

#17 Aug 15, 2011
Andiamo-Ti wrote:
Ticonderoga could become, with decent planning, a great snowmobile destination! I spend more time in Ti at my place in the winter than the Summer. The Putnam Snowmobile club is wonderful and last winter we went all over.
Lake Champlain, Black Mountain, Lake George, up to Eagle Lake and all over the Chilson Area. We love riding the lake to the Fort View for lunch.
With proper planning, the Ticonderoga area could benefit from this outdoor Winter Activity. Ticonderoga is such a beautiful area with great people. When I bring my friends that only sled in the Tug Hill area they are amazed at what varied terrain we have. I doubt the motels, restaurants and gas stations would complain about a plan to bring needed revenue to Ticonderoga in Wintertime.
The closing of Lowes was a blow to many people. The Wall Street Journal, today reported Lowes closed 7 stores nationwide including the one Ticonderoga. It is a sign of today's economy. Times are as tough for Lowes as it is for us. If we don't spend, they die.
We all need to wake up and stop being sheep and let these 375 people that run our nation in Washington DC know we are mad at many things and that they better start doing something about it. I encourage everyone to vote their minds at election time and to write and call your representatives to let them know we the people mean business. I know I am.
The man at the top promised "Hope and Change" and all of us not in Washington are losing hope and see little change. These wars are bankrupting this fine nation. What are we gaining?
Thanks for listening.
Those wars were orchestrated by Dick and George. This is all according to their plan to get the repubs in power for years more.
STFU

Lake George, NY

#18 Aug 15, 2011
ohhplease wrote:
<quoted text>
You people make one thing over there in Ti and that's paper. You need more manufacturing jobs. Someone needs to wake up and MAKE something to sell. That in turn will support your shops and service oriented businesses. Very important to either make a product or add value to an existing product. Get creative, use your imagination, use the internet... Quit making excuses, just get it done and quit complaining. Get back to me when you formulate a plan.
Wow.. You're a total idiot.. You talk as if the whole country still produces ANYTHING and we are the only town that doesn't.. We're actually ahead of the game per capita, Moron.
MAKE SENSE

Memphis, TN

#19 Aug 16, 2011
Andiamo-Ti wrote:
Ticonderoga could become, with decent planning, a great snowmobile destination! I spend more time in Ti at my place in the winter than the Summer. The Putnam Snowmobile club is wonderful and last winter we went all over.
Lake Champlain, Black Mountain, Lake George, up to Eagle Lake and all over the Chilson Area. We love riding the lake to the Fort View for lunch.
With proper planning, the Ticonderoga area could benefit from this outdoor Winter Activity. Ticonderoga is such a beautiful area with great people. When I bring my friends that only sled in the Tug Hill area they are amazed at what varied terrain we have. I doubt the motels, restaurants and gas stations would complain about a plan to bring needed revenue to Ticonderoga in Wintertime.
The closing of Lowes was a blow to many people. The Wall Street Journal, today reported Lowes closed 7 stores nationwide including the one Ticonderoga. It is a sign of today's economy. Times are as tough for Lowes as it is for us. If we don't spend, they die.
We all need to wake up and stop being sheep and let these 375 people that run our nation in Washington DC know we are mad at many things and that they better start doing something about it. I encourage everyone to vote their minds at election time and to write and call your representatives to let them know we the people mean business. I know I am.
The man at the top promised "Hope and Change" and all of us not in Washington are losing hope and see little change. These wars are bankrupting this fine nation. What are we gaining?
Thanks for listening.
I agree, Ticonderoga would be a great snowmobile destination. also if it could ever happen a small ski area off one or two mountains around Ti. A lot of people like to ski or snowboad but not on the more difficult ski trails around. I think beekman town has a ski slope which is packed most weekends. I think it even has a lift. Ticonderoga/Putnam/ Hague has places to build such an area that would draw people. The glens Falls ski area does a good business. It would take a lot of money and approval to get it done. Won't have to worry about it pulling out and it would help all the resturants and hotels in the area. Ticonderoga lays right smack in between all the major ski slopes in the east and doesn't see a penny from all the winter tourist passing throught from gore/Lake Placid and Stowe/Killington and all the rest. Think of a real nice ski resort in the winter and a waterpark or something else there in the summer. It's about time to use our most valuable assets. Our Mountains and lakes all year around.
Andiamo-Ti

New Windsor, NY

#20 Aug 16, 2011
"Those wars were orchestrated by Dick and George. This is all according to their plan to get the repubs in power for years more."

Who cares who orchestrated what! If you are, indeed, a Dove, help us find a way out of these costly wars. I, for one, am tired of the blame game.

I sincerely believed our President when he said he wanted to get us out of these wars. He has elevated our troop levels in both wars since getting into office. Not a great sign of things to come.

These wars are draining what was once a great economy. You can say what you want about jobs and it is all true. I do know these wars cost hugely and are non productive to our economy.

Thank you listening and reading.

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