A renaissance in the heart of Lockport

A renaissance in the heart of Lockport

There are 6 comments on the Buffalo News story from Oct 4, 2010, titled A renaissance in the heart of Lockport. In it, Buffalo News reports that:

While Buffalo struggles to find a viable plan for its waterfront in the wake of the failed Bass Pro Shops adventure, and dreams for downtown Niagara Falls never seem to become reality, Lockport's experience in downtown revival may show another, more simple way.

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WHOA - New Look

North Tonawanda, NY

#1 Oct 4, 2010
I used to go to Faces back in 1985. Back then, his hair was white...

"I don't even have any pigment left in my skin but my HAIR is dark brown!"

“Communism. It's everywhere!”

Since: May 08

Lockport, NY

#2 Oct 5, 2010
Folks,

Dave Ulrich has the right approach. You don't do something unless it makes business sense! A simple concept but very much overlooked these days. The proof that his projects make sense is the fact that he used his own money for most of them. It's easy to walk away from a project that goes south with taxpayer money. Common sense dictates a person is more responsible and prudent with their own money.

On a personal note..........I did business with the guy in the 1990s before I began working for a national engineering company. There was something very odd about Dave Ulrich..........he paid his bills ON TIME and IN FULL!!!!! Again, a simple concept that is more often than not overlooked. I was always hesitant to do work with developers and lawyers because their payment terms seemed to be "we'll pay you if and when we feel like it". That was not the case with this guy.

Obviously, Dave Ulrich focused on the basic fundamentals......do a project only if it makes business sense........do what you say you're going to do........pay your subcontractors on time and in full.........no stupid way-out Gordon Gekko type dealings.......just a straight-up deal between two parties. Simplicity works. Simplicity is profitable too.

The Commie

Since: Aug 10

Hollis Center, ME

#3 Apr 20, 2011
Frog soup is delicious!
FFS Mother

Tonawanda, NY

#4 Apr 20, 2011
My son plays with his "frog" all day and all night long. He also makes frog sounds while he's playing with it. "Grabit-grabit-grabit... ".

Since: Aug 10

Hollis Center, ME

#5 Apr 21, 2011
One again i display the absoloute power i have over weak minded conservatives.

I say follow, so you follow.

I say make an ass of yourself and you do!

Its fun being me!
FFS_ Mother

Tonawanda, NY

#6 Apr 21, 2011
FFS- wrote:
One again i display the absoloute power i have over weak minded conservatives.
I say follow, so you follow.
I say make an ass of yourself and you do!
Its fun being me!
Where to next, son?

BTW: Would you PLEASE start using that dictionary your father and I bought you on your tenth birthday? Your poor spelling is very embarrassing for us.

We're going to Dairy Queen in a few minutes, do you want us to pick you up a couple Dilly Bars?

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