Since: Oct 12

Baltimore, Maryland

#41 Feb 28, 2013
Harry W Keene wrote:
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Here we go again. So the last Golden Corral did not do well? Golden Corral does fine in other towns. What makes you think that a new one won't do well now? We need someplace to eat so we won't have to go to Danville and Lexington and spend our money. Harrodsburg wants nothing new or modern. I think that it is kept that way. James Harrod kicked the bucket a long time ago. He ain't coming back. We are not pioneers and there are no Indians looking for scalps. Harrodsburg needs to move on. You are down with the mayor refusing to work with a restaurant that might come here? Are you on the payrole of certain people who want to keep Harrodsburg backward or is it just that you do not know any better?
I have discussed at length why Harrodsburg cannot support a Golden Corral, Chili's, Applebee's, Olive Garden, Red Lobster and other casual dining restaurants.

My advice to you, since you need something to eat, would be to go to the bank of your choice tomorrow and take out a business loan. Then you can open any restaurant you want. From there you can build up your business and get a seat on the commission. With hard work you might even be able to unseat the Dedmans.

Have you ever noticed when it comes to the "we need something to do/somewhere to eat" whining it's always wanting someone else to spend their money? What's stopping YOU from opening a Applebee's?
RADIO FLYER

Harrodsburg, KY

#42 Feb 28, 2013
Golden Corral lasted here for years. Funny the last commission blubbered all over Eddie Montgomery and I guess the city is still paying his light bill. That statement by Eddie Long is the most idiotic thing I have heard a politician say. I guess when Cheddars wanted to come to Danville they said sorry but O'Charlie's wouldn't like that. Is Beaumont Inn scared of Golden Corral? Who in there right mind would open a nice restaurant in the God forsaken place? As long as the two resident alcoholics in city govt can get their booze up at the Owl Tavern....the only thing Harrodsburg can look forward to is more Dedman approved places like the Fudge Factory.
Truth

Harrodsburg, KY

#43 Mar 1, 2013
One True Digger wrote:
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You have unanswered questions. Please answer them to continue.
You have questions? Riddle me this. How can an organization which collects 3 % of every restaurant meal in the city of Harrodsburg be chaired and controlled by three consecutive generations of one family? How can an organization collect taxes and spend the money as they see fit and not have to answer to the tax payer? How can the CEO of this organization spend money to advertise Shakertown when Shakertown does not collect the restaurant tax? And what about this: are you being paid to be the mouthpiece for the protection racket that is going on in Harrodsburg?
huh

Richmond, KY

#44 Mar 1, 2013
Truth wrote:
<quoted text>You have questions? Riddle me this. How can an organization which collects 3 % of every restaurant meal in the city of Harrodsburg be chaired and controlled by three consecutive generations of one family? How can an organization collect taxes and spend the money as they see fit and not have to answer to the tax payer? How can the CEO of this organization spend money to advertise Shakertown when Shakertown does not collect the restaurant tax? And what about this: are you being paid to be the mouthpiece for the protection racket that is going on in Harrodsburg?
Go to a tourist commission meeting and air your grievance. We're waiting.
Harry W Keene

Harrodsburg, KY

#45 Mar 1, 2013
People keep writing to go to this meeting and that meeting. It won't do no good. That woman who went to the city meeting got no where. These people have got a sweet heart deal. They get to use tax money to put out stuff which causes people to come to their place and spend money. I keep saying that it is the system. Is everybody so dumb that they don't know any better? Is you on the tourist commission? If you are tell us who is on it? If you can't maybe the Digger moron can tip us off.
Harry W Keene

Harrodsburg, KY

#46 Mar 1, 2013
One True Digger wrote:
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I have discussed at length why Harrodsburg cannot support a Golden Corral, Chili's, Applebee's, Olive Garden, Red Lobster and other casual dining restaurants.
My advice to you, since you need something to eat, would be to go to the bank of your choice tomorrow and take out a business loan. Then you can open any restaurant you want. From there you can build up your business and get a seat on the commission. With hard work you might even be able to unseat the Dedmans.
Have you ever noticed when it comes to the "we need something to do/somewhere to eat" whining it's always wanting someone else to spend their money? What's stopping YOU from opening a Applebee's?
Digger, do you ever think something through or do you just spout the company policy all of the time. I ain't going to open any restaurant. That ain't the point. It is the system that keeps old Harrodsburg old. We had a bunch of elections about liquor and we were promised that liquor would bring jobs and money and change this town forever. It ain't changed nothing, except those that sell get to control where it is sold and they get to make all the money. I ain't made a dime and I ain't got no place to go eat like they have in Danville. I take my family to O'charleys in Danville to eat and it is always full. We ain't got no O'Charleys and don't tell me that if we had one it would not go over. There are enough Harrodsburg people that go to Danville to fill up one. Those people that run this town don't want it to change. They want to keep it old. we got an antique for a town. Do you believe this dumb stuff you keep writing or do you owe your soul to those in charge?

Since: Oct 12

Baltimore, Maryland

#47 Mar 1, 2013
Harry W Keene wrote:
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Digger, do you ever think something through or do you just spout the company policy all of the time. I ain't going to open any restaurant. That ain't the point. It is the system that keeps old Harrodsburg old. We had a bunch of elections about liquor and we were promised that liquor would bring jobs and money and change this town forever. It ain't changed nothing, except those that sell get to control where it is sold and they get to make all the money. I ain't made a dime and I ain't got no place to go eat like they have in Danville. I take my family to O'charleys in Danville to eat and it is always full. We ain't got no O'Charleys and don't tell me that if we had one it would not go over. There are enough Harrodsburg people that go to Danville to fill up one. Those people that run this town don't want it to change. They want to keep it old. we got an antique for a town. Do you believe this dumb stuff you keep writing or do you owe your soul to those in charge?
Then why don't you go take out a loan and open O'Charleys in Harrodsburg?

Do you think that someone just sits down and shits out a restaurant? Danville has an O'Charleys because someone invested their money to have one built. If you think that Harrodsburg would support an O'Charleys, then by all means go to a bank and take out that loan like everyone else did.

But as you said, you won't do that. You want someone else to invest their money. Well, there's no one else because it won't work. Study after study has shown that Harrodsburg cannot support a casual dining chain restaurant. Why do you think none have come to town? Because Eddie Long won't talk to them? Get real! Eddie Montgomery's was suppose to be the savior of the town- employing hundreds. It's been hanging on by a thread, even at one point relying on RJ Corman to make payroll!

Tell you what, I saw that the Old Owl Tavern is serving lamb fries tonight. Why don't you go up there and then maybe you can finally get some balls!
Harry W Keene

Harrodsburg, KY

#48 Mar 1, 2013
One True Digger wrote:
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Then why don't you go take out a loan and open O'Charleys in Harrodsburg?
Do you think that someone just sits down and shits out a restaurant? Danville has an O'Charleys because someone invested their money to have one built. If you think that Harrodsburg would support an O'Charleys, then by all means go to a bank and take out that loan like everyone else did.
But as you said, you won't do that. You want someone else to invest their money. Well, there's no one else because it won't work. Study after study has shown that Harrodsburg cannot support a casual dining chain restaurant. Why do you think none have come to town? Because Eddie Long won't talk to them? Get real! Eddie Montgomery's was suppose to be the savior of the town- employing hundreds. It's been hanging on by a thread, even at one point relying on RJ Corman to make payroll!
Tell you what, I saw that the Old Owl Tavern is serving lamb fries tonight. Why don't you go up there and then maybe you can finally get some balls!
I don't like lamb fries, you go and eat some for me. Those chain restaurants will locate where they think they can make money. Money can be made in Harrodsburg. According to wat the paper said a commissioner wanted the mayor to talk to a restaurant that wanted to come here and he said that that was not his job. The Montgomery restaurant ain't done well because it is not run well and because it is too high faluting. We ain't got no O'Charlies because Harrodsburg big whigs don't want it and we was promised one if we would vote for liquor. you asked who is on the tourist board. I don't know who is on it. I know that the boss of Harrodsburg was on it, the woman who owned the state bank before it closed. She is in coohoots with the family that runs the tourist board, don't you know. Tell me about those studies which say that Harrodsburg can't have a o'Charley type place.
taking crazy pills

Louisville, KY

#49 Mar 1, 2013
Danville is a 6 minute drive from Harodsburg. All of you who have such a boner for the mediocre chain restaurants should just go out to eat in Danville. Locally owned, unique restaurants make a town special. Imagine if every town had the same boring restaurants. No one would want to come visit and spend their $$ in a town without one of a kind places. Lobby for more of those!
Crazy pills

Louisville, KY

#50 Mar 1, 2013
taking crazy pills wrote:
Danville is a 6 minute drive from Harodsburg. All of you who have such a boner for the mediocre chain restaurants should just go out to eat in Danville. Locally owned, unique restaurants make a town special. Imagine if every town had the same boring restaurants. No one would want to come visit and spend their $$ in a town without one of a kind places. Lobby for more of those!
*Harrodsburg
Harrodian

Harrodsburg, KY

#51 Mar 1, 2013
taking crazy pills wrote:
Danville is a 6 minute drive from Harodsburg. All of you who have such a boner for the mediocre chain restaurants should just go out to eat in Danville. Locally owned, unique restaurants make a town special. Imagine if every town had the same boring restaurants. No one would want to come visit and spend their $$ in a town without one of a kind places. Lobby for more of those!
I lived here all my life. There is nothing special about Harrodsburg. Unique restaurant? Maybe for tourist and the upper crust. The average person in Harrodsburg does not go to our unique restaurant. He would not feel at home. Yes I go to Danville and I see lots of Harrodsburg people in Applebee's, O'Charley's or Crackerbarrel. They are full all the time of happy people eager to eat in a chain restaurant. This town should serve the people who live here. It's purpose is not to just serve the tourist and those who earn their livings from catering to him.

Since: Oct 12

Baltimore, Maryland

#52 Mar 1, 2013
Harrodian wrote:
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I lived here all my life. There is nothing special about Harrodsburg. Unique restaurant? Maybe for tourist and the upper crust. The average person in Harrodsburg does not go to our unique restaurant. He would not feel at home. Yes I go to Danville and I see lots of Harrodsburg people in Applebee's, O'Charley's or Crackerbarrel. They are full all the time of happy people eager to eat in a chain restaurant. This town should serve the people who live here. It's purpose is not to just serve the tourist and those who earn their livings from catering to him.
Well you strut right down to your local bank and take out that loan in the morning! You'll be the owner of a Cracker Barrel in Harrodsburg before the leaves turn!
Crazy pills

Louisville, KY

#53 Mar 2, 2013
Harrodian wrote:
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I lived here all my life. There is nothing special about Harrodsburg. Unique restaurant? Maybe for tourist and the upper crust. The average person in Harrodsburg does not go to our unique restaurant. He would not feel at home. Yes I go to Danville and I see lots of Harrodsburg people in Applebee's, O'Charley's or Crackerbarrel. They are full all the time of happy people eager to eat in a chain restaurant. This town should serve the people who live here. It's purpose is not to just serve the tourist and those who earn their livings from catering to him.
Locally owned does not have to mean expensive. There is more than one non-chain restaurant in Harrodsburg. And by that argument, if the boring chains in Danville are full of Harrodsburg folks thaen why should they bother building in Harrodsburg? Even in larger cities there is often more distance between restaurants than the distsnce from Harrodsburg to Danville!
It seems like some people just have a bone to pick with with a certain family. Honestly, it sounds like envy.
Tourist dollars benefit everyone and that is a fact.
Harrodian

Harrodsburg, KY

#54 Mar 2, 2013
Crazy pills wrote:
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Locally owned does not have to mean expensive. There is more than one non-chain restaurant in Harrodsburg. And by that argument, if the boring chains in Danville are full of Harrodsburg folks thaen why should they bother building in Harrodsburg? Even in larger cities there is often more distance between restaurants than the distsnce from Harrodsburg to Danville!
It seems like some people just have a bone to pick with with a certain family. Honestly, it sounds like envy.
Tourist dollars benefit everyone and that is a fact.
You appear to be a spokesman for the family that you mentioned. They happen to profit by the tax that is collected from everyone who eats in the city of Harrodsburg. Envy? Really? How about fairness and honesty? Distance between chain restaurants? Have you been to Lexington? Have you been to Hamburg? Boring? That's in the eye of the beholder, or stomach. Wonder why people wait to be seated in those boring chain restaurants? Could it be that that they like the competitive prices and a good steak? Escape from your "protect the way it's always been" and come back to the present.
Harrodian

Harrodsburg, KY

#55 Mar 2, 2013
One True Digger wrote:
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Well you strut right down to your local bank and take out that loan in the morning! You'll be the owner of a Cracker Barrel in Harrodsburg before the leaves turn!
The city of Harrodsburg has been active in recruiting business. Why would the city commission oppose the coming of a new restaurant? Could it be that they enjoy the status quo and who it protects?
Tits McGee

Harrodsburg, KY

#56 Mar 2, 2013
Crazy pills wrote:
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Locally owned does not have to mean expensive. There is more than one non-chain restaurant in Harrodsburg. And by that argument, if the boring chains in Danville are full of Harrodsburg folks thaen why should they bother building in Harrodsburg? Even in larger cities there is often more distance between restaurants than the distsnce from Harrodsburg to Danville!
It seems like some people just have a bone to pick with with a certain family. Honestly, it sounds like envy.
Tourist dollars benefit everyone and that is a fact.
Boring you say. I enjoy a good bar with music and good drinking whiskey. I went to the so called tavern one time. You want to be bored then go there. There is not one good bar in Harrodsburg. If you want to go to a place with good music, hot women and plenty of fun you are out of luck. Harrodsburg needs to go whole hog on the liquor issue. If you want a drink or two when you eat a meal you have to go to the tavern or one of the Mexican places. That's it.
Crazy Pills

Louisville, KY

#57 Mar 2, 2013
Actually I have no ties to the family in question, I was just making an observation. People have been b****ing and moaning about them forever. I think their success is admirable.
yeah

Harrodsburg, KY

#58 Mar 2, 2013
Crazy Pills wrote:
Actually I have no ties to the family in question, I was just making an observation. People have been b****ing and moaning about them forever. I think their success is admirable.
Go work for them like i did, then come back and tell me how admirable they are, and my choice is not to patronize their business.

Since: Oct 12

Baltimore, Maryland

#59 Mar 2, 2013
Harrodian wrote:
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The city of Harrodsburg has been active in recruiting business. Why would the city commission oppose the coming of a new restaurant? Could it be that they enjoy the status quo and who it protects?
Did you speak to a loan officer this morning?
yeah

Harrodsburg, KY

#60 Mar 2, 2013
One True Digger wrote:
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Did you speak to a loan officer this morning?
I think you need to rename yourself to: One True Jackass

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