Hiawassee Hardware Closing Up

Hiawassee Hardware Closing Up

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Concerned

Young Harris, GA

#1 Nov 17, 2012
Any word on when?
rather

Jefferson, GA

#2 Nov 17, 2012
Rather than spread nasty inuendo, go buy something there and encourage your friends to do likewise.
Hardware Employees

Jefferson, GA

#3 Nov 17, 2012
rather wrote:
Rather than spread nasty inuendo, go buy something there and encourage your friends to do likewise.
The Hardware supports the community with 34 jobs. Why do people start vicious LIES!! No only do 34 people receive a paycheck weekly, but it supports the community, school and sports with thousands of dollars donated each year!!!!
billy bob

Jefferson, GA

#4 Nov 17, 2012
Hardware Employees wrote:
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The Hardware supports the community with 34 jobs. Why do people start vicious LIES!! No only do 34 people receive a paycheck weekly, but it supports the community, school and sports with thousands of dollars donated each year!!!!
Vicious LIES!! Now you know how Obama must feel.
Airborne

Dahlonega, GA

#5 Nov 18, 2012
billy bob wrote:
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Vicious LIES!! Now you know how Obama must feel.
Well, maybe he should stop telling them>
Lived there

Young Harris, GA

#6 Nov 18, 2012
Not shown on the web-site for the North Georgia Federal District Court. They are involved in a suit against a contractor's bonding company (to collect a debt) but apparently that's it.
Truth Be Told

Dahlonega, GA

#7 Nov 19, 2012
Hardware Employees wrote:
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The Hardware supports the community with 34 jobs. Why do people start vicious LIES!! No only do 34 people receive a paycheck weekly, but it supports the community, school and sports with thousands of dollars donated each year!!!!
Lowes would have provided more than double the jobs and better pay. Our sole commissioner chased them away. The hardware store is a sore spot in the middle of town. Tear it down and start over.
TWB

Jefferson, GA

#8 Nov 19, 2012
Truth Be Told wrote:
<quoted text>Lowes would have provided more than double the jobs and better pay. Our sole commissioner chased them away. The hardware store is a sore spot in the middle of town. Tear it down and start over.
Go ahead and buy them out wise-guy. Then you can do whatever you want.
Lowes was never serious about coming here.
Wrong Again

Dahlonega, GA

#9 Nov 19, 2012
TWB wrote:
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Go ahead and buy them out wise-guy. Then you can do whatever you want.
Lowes was never serious about coming here.
You have no idea what you are talking about.
TWB

Jefferson, GA

#10 Nov 20, 2012
Wrong Again wrote:
<quoted text>You have no idea what you are talking about.
Smoke and mirrors cup-cake.
Only an idiot would have expanded in that business during the time-frame to which you refer.
Its True

Commerce, GA

#11 Nov 21, 2012
TWB wrote:
<quoted text>Smoke and mirrors cup-cake.
Only an idiot would have expanded in that business during the time-frame to which you refer.
Lowes was willing. He turned them away. Loss of 80 jobs. Not for me but for locals looking for work. Small minded thinking is getting us nowhere fast.
Ahb

Hiawassee, GA

#12 Nov 21, 2012
Its True wrote:
<quoted text>Lowes was willing. He turned them away. Loss of 80 jobs. Not for me but for locals looking for work. Small minded thinking is getting us nowhere fast.
Ah, poor Dumbo, small minded thinking strains the limits of your capability. Are you sure it was "He" and not "they" who turned Lowes away? Or was it Lucifer or the Masons?
thats YOU

Jefferson, GA

#13 Nov 21, 2012
Its True wrote:
<quoted text>Lowes was willing. He turned them away. Loss of 80 jobs. Not for me but for locals looking for work. Small minded thinking is getting us nowhere fast.
A nut and a liar, thats YOU!
Believe it

Dawsonville, GA

#14 Nov 22, 2012
thats YOU wrote:
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A nut and a liar, thats YOU!
Truth hurt ?
Lived there

Young Harris, GA

#15 Nov 22, 2012
Its True wrote:
<quoted text>Lowes was willing. He turned them away. Loss of 80 jobs. Not for me but for locals looking for work. Small minded thinking is getting us nowhere fast.
There was some question as to whether or not Lowe's was all that serious about locating a store here in the first place and frankly, I don't think they were. It is odd that the "announcement" that any deal or proposal, if there ever was one, was off came from a casual remark made by Barbara Mathis after a city council meeting one afternoon. Bill Kendall never said a thing about it to the newspaper and neither did Lowe's.

As I recall, Towns County was just beginning to feel the pain from the collapsing housing industry and maybe there was an election coming up? Then there was some question as to if the moratorium on new sewer connections could be waived or would have been by the city, or one cobbled together from the county allocation and what the city had available. We'll never know what really happened.
billy bob

Jefferson, GA

#16 Nov 23, 2012
Lived there wrote:
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There was some question as to whether or not Lowe's was all that serious about locating a store here in the first place and frankly, I don't think they were. It is odd that the "announcement" that any deal or proposal, if there ever was one, was off came from a casual remark made by Barbara Mathis after a city council meeting one afternoon. Bill Kendall never said a thing about it to the newspaper and neither did Lowe's.
As I recall, Towns County was just beginning to feel the pain from the collapsing housing industry and maybe there was an election coming up? Then there was some question as to if the moratorium on new sewer connections could be waived or would have been by the city, or one cobbled together from the county allocation and what the city had available. We'll never know what really happened.
Lowes had an option to buy the land. Building stopped and they decided it would be foolish to build, so they didn't. If they had the store would be boarded up long ago.
Lived there

Young Harris, GA

#17 Nov 23, 2012
billy bob wrote:
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Lowes had an option to buy the land. Building stopped and they decided it would be foolish to build, so they didn't. If they had the store would be boarded up long ago.
Notwithstanding several major factors, such as who was supposedly brokering the "deal," do you honestly believe, even for an instant, that a retailer as large and sophisticated as Lowe's would even consider putting up a store costing millions on a piece of property that afforded NO frontage, NO "feeders" (surrounding retailers), NO traffic and NO place to even put up a sign where people could see it? Come on already!

The property Wal Mart bought in Blairsville includes the frontage in case you.... The store in Murphy is on a busy through street and the one in Franklin is in a great location.

It's true, it's location, location, location and that piece of property doesn't have it. The appraised (tax) value reflected that, the sale price to the county is a different matter.
Not

Hiawassee, GA

#18 Nov 23, 2012
Lived there wrote:
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Notwithstanding several major factors, such as who was supposedly brokering the "deal," do you honestly believe, even for an instant, that a retailer as large and sophisticated as Lowe's would even consider putting up a store costing millions on a piece of property that afforded NO frontage, NO "feeders" (surrounding retailers), NO traffic and NO place to even put up a sign where people could see it? Come on already!
The property Wal Mart bought in Blairsville includes the frontage in case you.... The store in Murphy is on a busy through street and the one in Franklin is in a great location.
It's true, it's location, location, location and that piece of property doesn't have it. The appraised (tax) value reflected that, the sale price to the county is a different matter.
Not withstanding that you're an idiot (Dumbo), do you really believe that your farcical (moronic) conversation with yourself has any relevance? The matter of Lowes locating here is moribund, stillborn, dead, kaput, over.... Come on, already!

Instead of a box store and huge paved parking lot, we will have a new park with ball fields, picnic areas, hiking areas, a building with basketball courts and space for parties, reunions, and conferences -- all at a place welcoming visitors to this area and convenient to county residents. It's location, location, location.
olympic angels

Salt Lake City, UT

#19 Nov 23, 2012
Lived there wrote:
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Notwithstanding several major factors, such as who was supposedly brokering the "deal," do you honestly believe, even for an instant, that a retailer as large and sophisticated as Lowe's would even consider putting up a store costing millions on a piece of property that afforded NO frontage, NO "feeders" (surrounding retailers), NO traffic and NO place to even put up a sign where people could see it? Come on already!
The property Wal Mart bought in Blairsville includes the frontage in case you.... The store in Murphy is on a busy through street and the one in Franklin is in a great location.
It's true, it's location, location, location and that piece of property doesn't have it. The appraised (tax) value reflected that, the sale price to the county is a different matter.
location is the most important, hiawassee an towns county has hung themselves.
"NO" big money people are going to build anything there.
they had things going their way what did they do? they cut their nose off just to spite their face.
so keep beating the bible an going broker every day.
i have looked at every angle to try an repair the damage done to my land an i see no way to repair it. so as for future use it is totally worthless. so all them smart folks that destroyed it, have fun trying to keep it from washing away.
Actually

Commerce, GA

#20 Nov 23, 2012
Lived there wrote:
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Notwithstanding several major factors, such as who was supposedly brokering the "deal," do you honestly believe, even for an instant, that a retailer as large and sophisticated as Lowe's would even consider putting up a store costing millions on a piece of property that afforded NO frontage, NO "feeders" (surrounding retailers), NO traffic and NO place to even put up a sign where people could see it? Come on already!
The property Wal Mart bought in Blairsville includes the frontage in case you.... The store in Murphy is on a busy through street and the one in Franklin is in a great location.
It's true, it's location, location, location and that piece of property doesn't have it. The appraised (tax) value reflected that, the sale price to the county is a different matter.
Bill killed the deal, plain and simple. Part of the problem with having a sole commissioner ( and a lame mayor ), no accountability or forsight.

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