Some business owners in Utica don't w...

Some business owners in Utica don't want food pantry to move in nearby

There are 17 comments on the WKTV story from Apr 16, 2013, titled Some business owners in Utica don't want food pantry to move in nearby. In it, WKTV reports that:

Frank Elias owns Utica Coffee Roasting Company and says he doesn't want a food pantry to be moving in near his Baggs Square business.

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“Hello”

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Since: Jan 13

Ithaca, NY

#1 Apr 16, 2013
But they are okay with a nasty strip club right next door? Yeah, makes sense.
teo

Moravia, NY

#2 Apr 16, 2013
T22,

Men that go to the strip club obviously have disposable income so they might spread it around later to the other businesses on the block.

Handing out free food to anybody who claims to be a veteran kind of cuts into the image that the area is an up and coming area.

I know it seems kind of cruel to say that people that are out for a night of entertainment really don't want to be reminded of those of less fortunate. The local businesses I'm sure feel the same way though they wouldn't be as straight-foward as I am.

There are many places that "veterans" food pantries could be located. Locating it in an area that is just now becoming slightly revitalized is not only a bad idea but it may well thwart a small but burgeoning downtown block.

Bus service down there sucks as well.

Charity is a wonderful thing but when charity is imposed on a neighborhood it becomes a burden.

If that area doesn't want a food pantry then I am sure that there is somewhere else in downtown Utica that would not only be more convenient and there isn't really a shortage of empty storefronts in Utica.

hmm

Carthage, NY

#4 Apr 17, 2013
his partner is the owner of a bar on varick street also he cried about a parking lot the city offers for free till 2 but the owners got the city to change the parking to all night they removed the sign if anything the city should charge for parking in the lot since people cant watch how much they drink and the bars cant keep track of whos drunk http://www.wktv.com/news/local/Restricted-par...
Mark and Frank suck

Blossvale, NY

#6 Apr 18, 2013
Frank Elias is an anal pore!
Frank

Utica, NY

#7 Apr 18, 2013
Hipocrat
eastutica1975

United States

#8 Apr 18, 2013
THE COFFEE SUCKS !!!!!!!!!
hmm

Carthage, NY

#9 Apr 18, 2013
he doesn't even apologize
Rich Synek

Utica, NY

#11 Apr 18, 2013
Listen to this and form your own opinion.

Rich Synek is a FRAUD. WHERE DID $1 MILLION DOLLARS GO RICH?

http://wutqfm.com/interviews/57282
Rich Synek

Utica, NY

#12 Apr 18, 2013
Part 2 is the meat and potato's of this interview.

WOW
Advertising co

Utica, NY

#14 Apr 18, 2013
Why did Mr. Synek spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on a out of state advertising firm, when we have so many great local advertising firms in central NY that could advertise for him nationally.
hmm

Carthage, NY

#15 Apr 18, 2013
Rich Synek wrote:
Listen to this and form your own opinion.
Rich Synek is a FRAUD. WHERE DID $1 MILLION DOLLARS GO RICH?
http://wutqfm.com/interviews/57282
i did listen to it and this guy frank said he want to the opening of the vets but then he said after he found out that he was coming to his street he did research and found out their was another one two??? but he just said he went to the grand opening of the other one and that he gave to them ??
hmm

Carthage, NY

#16 Apr 18, 2013
he said he attended their events haha what a BS he said he found out they where coming to his block and then said he did research and found out their was another one wow go listen to the audio
hmm

Carthage, NY

#17 Apr 18, 2013
when their are duplicating services people give to each one and end up giving more and its better
hmm

Carthage, NY

#18 Apr 18, 2013
"OH yeah OK didn't know " what a pos
hmm

Carthage, NY

#19 Apr 18, 2013
Rich Synek wrote:
Listen to this and form your own opinion.
Rich Synek is a FRAUD. WHERE DID $1 MILLION DOLLARS GO RICH?
http://wutqfm.com/interviews/57282
frank is a real BS artist ...
hmm

Carthage, NY

#20 Apr 18, 2013
frank makes his own bed,, what a POS
teo

Syracuse, NY

#21 Apr 20, 2013
hmm,

I usually don't comment on spelling errors here on Topix but yours are so frequent that it makes your posts indecipherable.

It seems, as best I can tell, that you dislike Mr Elias and his business and that is the only reason you support a food pantry for "veterans".

You have not given a single reason why he and the others on that block should be in favor of something that could damage their own self interest.

You obviously have a personal grudge that has nothing to do with the topic of this thread. I would suggest that if you really need to defame someone on Topix that you start a thread for just that purpose.

Can you tell the rest of us here why it would be a good idea to put a food pantry there as opposed to say next door to your house?

I didn't think so.

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