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Heard

Marble, NC

#1 Feb 28, 2013
Heard the Ridges resort and marina going belly up ..... checks are a bouncing!
Yod

Hiawassee, GA

#2 Feb 28, 2013
Heard wrote:
Heard the Ridges resort and marina going belly up ..... checks are a bouncing!
Yo Dumbo. Heard you're a moron.
Interesting

Commerce, GA

#3 Feb 28, 2013
Heard wrote:
Heard the Ridges resort and marina going belly up ..... checks are a bouncing!
I noticed the work on the Restaurant came to a halt about a month ago. Great location, poor management has been the story there.
karma

Jefferson, GA

#4 Mar 1, 2013
Karma is a b%tch!
Right

United States

#5 Mar 1, 2013
karma wrote:
Karma is a b%tch!
Karma does seem to find a way to right wrongs. Lord knows there has been enough bad Karma over the past five years to hang a dark cloud over that place for the next fifty years.
The old adage Location, Location, Location does have it's limits. Poor management seems to be a more powerful factor.
olympic angels

Salt Lake City, UT

#6 Mar 1, 2013
karma wrote:
Karma is a b%tch!
its my best friend, poetic justice will always rule.
Been there

Young Harris, GA

#7 Mar 1, 2013
The restaurant was always "so so" and the so-called bar provided those trying to eat (w/o throwing up) an unwanted view of a line of butt-cracks, crude red-necks sucking on beer and staring at the girls, and wishing they could get laid by one of them. The place had no class or atmosphere, nor intimacy, which is usually found in real bars.
Res

Hiawassee, GA

#8 Mar 1, 2013
Been there wrote:
The restaurant was always "so so" and the so-called bar provided those trying to eat (w/o throwing up) an unwanted view of a line of butt-cracks, crude red-necks sucking on beer and staring at the girls, and wishing they could get laid by one of them. The place had no class or atmosphere, nor intimacy, which is usually found in real bars.
Restaurant reviews by Dumbo, the James Beard of Hiawassee. Always the positive one, with a kind word for all, eh Dipstick?
Remember

United States

#9 Mar 1, 2013
Been there wrote:
The restaurant was always "so so" and the so-called bar provided those trying to eat (w/o throwing up) an unwanted view of a line of butt-cracks, crude red-necks sucking on beer and staring at the girls, and wishing they could get laid by one of them. The place had no class or atmosphere, nor intimacy, which is usually found in real bars.
I remember when the couple fro Florida bought the Fieldstone from Clouer and built the place. It was packed day and night. They built Fun World and the movie theater too. I thought this town was finally heading somewhere. We would stand in line an hour for 25 cent wings on Wednesdays.
Then somehow Fain got a hold of it and it's been down hill ever since. I haven't been there since he bought it. Who owns it now?
Money man

Young Harris, GA

#10 Mar 1, 2013
Remember wrote:
<quoted text>I remember when the couple fro Florida bought the Fieldstone from Clouer and built the place. It was packed day and night. They built Fun World and the movie theater too. I thought this town was finally heading somewhere. We would stand in line an hour for 25 cent wings on Wednesdays.
Then somehow Fain got a hold of it and it's been down hill ever since. I haven't been there since he bought it. Who owns it now?
I believe a company out of TN. When Dana Merit was in the middle of adding a night-club the promised sewer permit was not forthcoming so she put up the port-o-lets to keep from losing her shirt. After that experience, she said to hell with Hiawassee and sold out to Fain and after he blew it, she took it back and sold it again. It's coming up on five years so look for it to be sold again.
Money man

Young Harris, GA

#11 Mar 1, 2013
Remember wrote:
<quoted text>I remember when the couple fro Florida bought the Fieldstone from Clouer and built the place. It was packed day and night. They built Fun World and the movie
Bob Clouer built it and when he left Hiawassee, sold it to Dana and Richard, who were from Atlanta, not Florida, although they did have a place down there. They loved the area and the people but it was always an uphill struggle to get anything done here. They went around the liquor laws and got it designated a resort so they could get a state pouring license. They also got the TVA to ease up on lowering the lake as much and doing it later in the year.
Remember

United States

#12 Mar 1, 2013
Money man wrote:
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Bob Clouer built it and when he left Hiawassee, sold it to Dana and Richard, who were from Atlanta, not Florida, although they did have a place down there. They loved the area and the people but it was always an uphill struggle to get anything done here. They went around the liquor laws and got it designated a resort so they could get a state pouring license. They also got the TVA to ease up on lowering the lake as much and doing it later in the year.
Thanks for the update. Maybe Dana and Richard will buy it back. I remember they did a wine show one year and had a Jazz show a couple times. I think they had the Gainesville Symphony at Christmas over in the Theater. Classy stuff. This town could stand a little culture. Not all of us like Banjos, fiddles and nasal screaming.
Money man

Young Harris, GA

#13 Mar 1, 2013
Remember wrote:
<quoted text>Thanks for the update. Maybe Dana and Richard will buy it back. I remember they did a wine show one year and had a Jazz show a couple times. I think they had the Gainesville Symphony at Christmas over in the Theater. Classy stuff. This town could stand a little culture. Not all of us like Banjos, fiddles and nasal screaming.
Richard passed away several years ago and Dana has since remarried.
Money man

Young Harris, GA

#14 Mar 2, 2013
To keep Hiawassee afloat much less get back on its feet, the community as a whole must turn to those who think outside the box and have the money and experience to make things happen.

Richard and Dana were rare examples. They spent a lot of money trying, but failed.

There's no one left to take their place. Rigor mortishas set in (in more ways than one).

The 25 to 40 age group who normally get involved in cultural and social matters, are too busy just trying to keep their financial heads above water and retirees aren't willing to fight uphill battles against the few who are so terrified of change.

"...I hope someone does something," is the most often heard expression.

Sad, really.
Taxpayer

Commerce, GA

#15 Mar 2, 2013
Money man wrote:
To keep Hiawassee afloat much less get back on its feet, the community as a whole must turn to those who think outside the box and have the money and experience to make things happen.
Richard and Dana were rare examples. They spent a lot of money trying, but failed.
There's no one left to take their place. Rigor mortishas set in (in more ways than one).
The 25 to 40 age group who normally get involved in cultural and social matters, are too busy just trying to keep their financial heads above water and retirees aren't willing to fight uphill battles against the few who are so terrified of change.
"...I hope someone does something," is the most often heard expression.
Sad, really.
Many of us have been in the dark about what is really going on in this town. The local paper has done a very poor job of exposing the real problems. I think some of us who have gone along with the crowd before have seen the light of truth. I will not vote for a single person in office currently in Towns County next election.
Money man

Young Harris, GA

#16 Mar 2, 2013
Taxpayer wrote:
<quoted text>Many of us have been in the dark about what is really going on in this town. The local paper has done a very poor job of exposing the real problems. I think some of us who have gone along with the crowd before have seen the light of truth. I will not vote for a single person in office currently in Towns County next election.
Problems are obvious, solutions are needed - NOW! Waiting for the next election accomplishes nothing as politicians only march in place and protect their turf (and income).

A few retirees here have the money and experience, but not the incentive, those younger the energy, but not the necessary leadership. Catch 22!

That's what made Richard and Dana so unique to the area; they had money, class (and a matching style) and the energy.
olympic angels

Salt Lake City, UT

#17 Mar 2, 2013
Money man wrote:
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Problems are obvious, solutions are needed - NOW! Waiting for the next election accomplishes nothing as politicians only march in place and protect their turf (and income).
A few retirees here have the money and experience, but not the incentive, those younger the energy, but not the necessary leadership. Catch 22!
That's what made Richard and Dana so unique to the area; they had money, class (and a matching style) and the energy.
the customer base is gone. during boom time there were folks from every where. they gone an want be back. i see no future for that location. when i was there i saw NOTHING that impressed me. just another dive. they liked me so good it would take me at least 30 minutes to get a drink, an i was droping 10 for a tip. when i started talking about doing a motor cycle jam there they went totally crazy, they started calling the police an making me leave.
so i exposed them on their liquor licenes, an proceeded to shut them down.
sad

Cornelia, GA

#18 Mar 2, 2013
Money man wrote:
To keep Hiawassee afloat much less get back on its feet, the community as a whole must turn to those who think outside the box and have the money and experience to make things happen.
Richard and Dana were rare examples. They spent a lot of money trying, but failed.
There's no one left to take their place. Rigor mortishas set in (in more ways than one).
The 25 to 40 age group who normally get involved in cultural and social matters, are too busy just trying to keep their financial heads above water and retirees aren't willing to fight uphill battles against the few who are so terrified of change.
"...I hope someone does something," is the most often heard expression.
Sad, really.
Letís not forget what caused Fain and many others problems, the collapse of the economy. How soon we forget, or is it just more fun to make stuff up?

Money Man, I hope you are not one of those local bankers who loaned money based on appreciation, not qualifications. Remember, the ones that killed the home values in this area and now want to get your money for free and will only loan it to people who donít need it. A policy that is making home values stay in the toilet, and thats really sad.
Money man

Young Harris, GA

#19 Mar 2, 2013
sad wrote:
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Letís not forget what caused Fain and many others problems, the collapse of the economy. How soon we forget, or is it just more fun to make stuff up?
Money Man, I hope you are not one of those local bankers who loaned money based on appreciation, not qualifications. Remember, the ones that killed the home values in this area and now want to get your money for free and will only loan it to people who donít need it. A policy that is making home values stay in the toilet, and thats really sad.
No question but that the bubble burst cost us, including Scotty, dearly. More like everything because it was all Towns County had going for it and too many locals believed it would last forever.

Guess what? It didn't (du).

The market here will never return to what it once was. The ONLY way it can recover is to offer outside buyers in the 25 to 50 year old range a reason to move here. That means starting from scratch because there's nothing here.

Conseratives don't want change nor do they condon additions, outsiders, liberals or anyone who doesn't think and act exactly like they do. They'd rather let the county turn to dust than change their way of thinking, their lifestyle, their social customs, their control of everything.

And finally - no, I am not a banker! I'm a money manager with one client - me (which includes my wife and our parents)!
Well

Hiawassee, GA

#20 Mar 2, 2013
Money man wrote:
<quoted text>
No question but that the bubble burst cost us, including Scotty, dearly. More like everything because it was all Towns County had going for it and too many locals believed it would last forever.
Guess what? It didn't (du).
The market here will never return to what it once was. The ONLY way it can recover is to offer outside buyers in the 25 to 50 year old range a reason to move here. That means starting from scratch because there's nothing here.
Conseratives don't want change nor do they condon additions, outsiders, liberals or anyone who doesn't think and act exactly like they do. They'd rather let the county turn to dust than change their way of thinking, their lifestyle, their social customs, their control of everything.
And finally - no, I am not a banker! I'm a money manager with one client - me (which includes my wife and our parents)!
Well, Dumbo, you know those "conseratives" don't "condon" much of anything.

You must be as sharp with money as you are with words, Dipstick, believing as you say that you, your wife, and your respective parents equal one. Attention IRS: lock up this moron.

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