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Bears Way

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Check out on Facebook. They are starting et togethers. Food, drinks and trivia. I think it is a great idea.
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I saw that in the newspaper. Said they were having happy hour. What kind of drinks are they serving?
Bears Way

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happy wrote:
I saw that in the newspaper. Said they were having happy hour. What kind of drinks are they serving?
. Anything you want, they have a full service bar. Go visit for lunch and see for yourself.
HappyHour

Blairsville, GA

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happy wrote:
I saw that in the newspaper. Said they were having happy hour. What kind of drinks are they serving?

Watered down moonshine, only kind Lamar allows sold.
Bears Way

Hollywood, FL

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Nope good quality brands. Lamar does have lunch there on occasion and pays for it.
Again go visit and see.
UC Voter

Dawsonville, GA

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Had lunch there on Saturday...a Blue Moon, good food, good company, and great service. Love the place and enjoy showing it off to my friends from out of the area. They are impressed and so am I.
Bears Way

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Jan 10, 2013
 
UC Voter wrote:
Had lunch there on Saturday...a Blue Moon, good food, good company, and great service. Love the place and enjoy showing it off to my friends from out of the area. They are impressed and so am I.
. Did you see the poker table.
UC Voter

Dawsonville, GA

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Jan 10, 2013
 
Yes, many months ago. I'm not new to the grill; I go often and love it.
I normally use the women's room but have seen the fabulous men's room, too.
I show it off.
The interior design is remarkable. I'm impressed with Al's artwork (he does the iron sculptures), the meeting rooms, and evrything about the place.
1st class all the way. It's about time Union County steps into this century.
Conway

Blue Ridge, GA

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Bears Way wrote:
Nope good quality brands. Lamar does have lunch there on occasion and pays for it.
Again go visit and see.
You are full of B.S. are you not?
Conway

Blue Ridge, GA

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UC Voter wrote:
Yes, many months ago. I'm not new to the grill; I go often and love it.
I normally use the women's room but have seen the fabulous men's room, too.
I show it off.
The interior design is remarkable. I'm impressed with Al's artwork (he does the iron sculptures), the meeting rooms, and evrything about the place.
1st class all the way. It's about time Union County steps into this century.
1st class taxpayer ripoff job ! The finest club house in the state of Ga,and into the century of of economic down turn.
UC Voter

Dawsonville, GA

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Conway wrote:
<quoted text>1st class taxpayer ripoff job ! The finest club house in the state of Ga,and into the century of of economic down turn.
Piss off..miss all the fun and nice things. Stay stupid and negative. It is nice y'all sit at home in front of your 'puter so we don't have to socialize with you.
Bears Way

Hollywood, FL

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Conway wrote:
<quoted text>You are full of B.S. are you not?
. No I am not.
I for one like to compliment Union County for keeping up with the times. I see entire families playing golf
There and enjoying the grill for lunch.

You must live in Blue Ridge, why criticize me for supporting Blairsville where I own a home.
Zoltar

Jefferson, GA

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Bears Way wrote:
<quoted text>. No I am not.
I for one like to compliment Union County for keeping up with the times. I see entire families playing golf
There and enjoying the grill for lunch.
You must live in Blue Ridge, why criticize me for supporting Blairsville where I own a home.
I think what that Blue Ridge person meant was that you are full of bar savvy. I agree that the Grill is a great place to have lunch or a drink. It's especially nice when we can set outside.

Hope you are doing well. When are you coming back up to Blairsville?

I am playing Butternut this Sunday. supposed to be 67 degrees.
thoughts on grill

Dahlonega, GA

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Looked at the Grill on the website. Looks like a nice place and they seem to have some creative marketing programs to attract people in. As a restaurant it looks fine - probably a nice place to go, and since it is already built I probably would.

But I question the need for Taxpayer funded restaurants. Is it running a profit, or a deficit? Every single time I've seen a government or community run restaurant, they always run into the same trap - they don't operate according to sound budgets and an eye to reality as a normal private business eatery must if it is to survive.

It's also sort of unfair competition to the other restaurants who have to compete against a blank check governmentally funded business. Every dollar spent on a burger at The View Grill could take a dollar out of the pockets of a local business owner and restaurant operator. And when the The View Grill loses money, then the taxpayers foot the bill.

But I am sure the establishment is fine, and I wouldn't absolutely stay away because of any of this. But I would question why the County got into the restaurant business, competing with private business.
Bears Way

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Jan 11, 2013
 
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I think what that Blue Ridge person meant was that you are full of bar savvy. I agree that the Grill is a great place to have lunch or a drink. It's especially nice when we can set outside.
Hope you are doing well. When are you coming back up to Blairsville?
I am playing Butternut this Sunday. supposed to be 67 degrees.
. Just left Jan 6th, we were there for ten days. We will come back around Feb. 7th for another ten days. I played yesterday , shot 92...oh we'll.i have some deck staining to do next trip and window washing if weather allows.i always try to get at least two maybe three days of golf at Butternut. Just rejoined in December.
UC Voter

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thoughts on grill wrote:
Looked at the Grill on the website. Looks like a nice place and they seem to have some creative marketing programs to attract people in. As a restaurant it looks fine - probably a nice place to go, and since it is already built I probably would.
But I question the need for Taxpayer funded restaurants. Is it running a profit, or a deficit? Every single time I've seen a government or community run restaurant, they always run into the same trap - they don't operate according to sound budgets and an eye to reality as a normal private business eatery must if it is to survive.
It's also sort of unfair competition to the other restaurants who have to compete against a blank check governmentally funded business. Every dollar spent on a burger at The View Grill could take a dollar out of the pockets of a local business owner and restaurant operator. And when the The View Grill loses money, then the taxpayers foot the bill.
But I am sure the establishment is fine, and I wouldn't absolutely stay away because of any of this. But I would question why the County got into the restaurant business, competing with private business.
The county isn't in the restaurant business. The community center's grill is small and a nice addition for golfers. The excuse it takes business away from other restaurants is lame. When other places serve a Bloody Mary on the porch overlooking the beautiful mountains, I'll go there, too. In fact, I frequent all the good restaurants in the area. Most people do.

Those of us who frequent the grill and golf are taxpayers, as well. I'm getting my dollars worth and those who aren't make the choice to stay away.

The community center has more going on than just the grill and golf. It would be nice if people who complain about their tax dollars drop by and take a look at what you are paying for. People who haven't stepped foot in the community center are the biggest complainers.
Lamar

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The county isn't in the restaurant business. The community center's grill is small and a nice addition for golfers. The excuse it takes business away from other restaurants is lame. When other places serve a Bloody Mary on the porch overlooking the beautiful mountains, I'll go there, too. In fact, I frequent all the good restaurants in the area. Most people do.
Those of us who frequent the grill and golf are taxpayers, as well. I'm getting my dollars worth and those who aren't make the choice to stay away.
The community center has more going on than just the grill and golf. It would be nice if people who complain about their tax dollars drop by and take a look at what you are paying for. People who haven't stepped foot in the community center are the biggest complainers.
Your right Dick. All these people complain about roads not being fixed and culverts not installed and things not being kept up and the industrial Park looking like a Disaster Zone even with all that money donated by them through state and federal taxes and the list just goes on. They have no idea what is important. A drunk being able to have a bloody mary while looking over the golf course is far more important than giving some poor widow a tax break or providing a food bank or any of the other worthless activities that people think we should have. Your the man Dick. Do you need any roads paved this summer?
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I think ill have some of that rainbow stew over at the county bar and grill. And are they taking any applications for employment? Oh so i need to go to the industral area for employment!

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Since: Dec 12

Blairsville, GA

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Jan 13, 2013
 
Its difficult to suggest on Topix but restaurants like Carrabas give scholarships for culinary students. It would be great if the View Grill did; and the recipient should be from Union County.
Starbucks lover

Dawsonville, GA

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Jan 13, 2013
 
Conway wrote:
<quoted text>You are full of B.S. are you not?
Lamar does have lunch there, but he can't have a drink at the grill because he is the commish. Silly, but true.

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