South Linden upset over restaurant closing

Feb 22, 2014 Full story: The Columbus Dispatch 10

Closing a McDonald's restaurant might not elicit protests in many neighborhoods, but South Linden residents say the loss there after 50 years is yet another blow to the struggling community.

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Hey Jerry Curl

Columbus, OH

#1 Feb 22, 2014
"...In the year before it closed, Columbus police had been called there at least 53 times, mostly because of fights."

The area's residents have ZERO ability to create or sustain the social capital which modern civilization requires. And don't forget, these are obama.
They cannot kill a Spook

Toledo, OH

#2 Feb 22, 2014
Hey Jerry Curl wrote:
"...In the year before it closed, Columbus police had been called there at least 53 times, mostly because of fights."
The area's residents have ZERO ability to create or sustain the social capital which modern civilization requires. And don't forget, these are obama.
I would have thoughtit most of the fights woukd be at Kentucky Fried Chicken, especially near closing time and they ran out of extra crispy.
Pink Elephant

Reynoldsburg, OH

#3 Feb 22, 2014
Lots of quotes from the Area Commission, the Development Corp. and various community leaders.

Plenty of talking but not much doing.

Go away, Linden, you are just sad, old news.

You are failure.
Hey Jerry Curl

Columbus, OH

#4 Feb 22, 2014
They cannot kill a Spook wrote:
<quoted text>
I would have thoughtit most of the fights woukd be at Kentucky Fried Chicken, especially near closing time and they ran out of extra crispy.
Spook, I 'Judged It' Funny and Racy since it is a race based phenom we're discussing.

Now, back to the chicken...
http://wreg.com/2013/04/12/men-threaten-worke...

Blacks, fried chicken, and an AK 47 you ask?
No Responsibility

Grove City, OH

#5 Feb 22, 2014
“Boys will be boys.” Actually, ANIMALS WILL BE ANIMALS.
Andrea Studebaker

Columbus, OH

#6 Feb 22, 2014
What a disgusting bunch of racists posting here. I won't be reading here again.
Pink Elephant

Reynoldsburg, OH

#7 Feb 23, 2014
Andrea Studebaker wrote:
What a disgusting bunch of racists posting here. I won't be reading here again.
Really?

Promise?

It seems all they do is talk about how great it was, how it sucks now and the inevitable "somebody ought to do something". The "somebody ought to do something" hinges on somebody other than those quoted footing the bill. Sorry, but if the South Linden community won't support it why expect the taxpayer to fund improvements to it?
Oliver Canterberry

Columbus, OH

#8 Feb 26, 2014
The only capital investment in the ghetto that seems to have merit is Buster Douglas Boxing in Windsor Terrance Projects / Ghetto. You almost never hear about it due to location, location, location but typically these sort of investments are highly non-profitable b/c of the clientele they serve.
Enzyte Bob

Chicago, IL

#9 Feb 26, 2014
Nothing says yummy like "restaurant in Linden".

They can blame their Arab Messiah for the fact that nobody can afford McDonalds anymore.
sidekick

Columbus, OH

#10 Feb 26, 2014
[QUOTE who="Enzyte Bob"
They can blame their Arab Messiah for the fact that nobody can afford McDonalds anymore.[/QUOTE]
Translation: The long-legged "Big Mac" daddy.

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