No sale yet for Dolly Parton's Dixie ...

No sale yet for Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede property

There are 70 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Nov 12, 2008, titled No sale yet for Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede property. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

Dolly Parton addresses the media during the Grand Opening of Dixie Stampede in June 2003.

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Reality

Moscow, Russia

#74 Nov 12, 2008
Upset wrote:
As a former employee there, I find this very upsetting mainly because since the abrupt and unprofessional way that Dixie shut the doors, my children have had to go without. Dixie, do the right thing and open the doors back up. Dolly would be livid if she knew how us employees were all treated when you kicked us to the curb. Now is your time to prove that you care. But you won't.
R U kidding me. That placed closed almost a year ago. get off your a-s-s and find a job. Your kids are doing without because you are lazy.
Reality

Moscow, Russia

#75 Nov 12, 2008
I'm truly amazed at the ignorance of the majority of these posts. Wake up and smell the coffee people.

1. The cost of operating the dinner show was not covering the revenues brought in. The corporate executives made a wise a prudent decision, to close the doors. Regardless of whether the property was under contract for sale or not.

2. Sale of beer and wine were not the main contributing factor to the failure of the show. As a matter of fact, the show was selling beer and wine at the time it closed. It was not considered in the beginning based on corporate philosophy and was changed to determine the impact it may have on attendance. There was no impact to attendance.

3. At the same time, the outlet complex next door began due diligence in acquiring the property via sale.($1 million per acres is going rate) Offers went back and forth and were substantial in value. The hard economic times that occurred earlier this year made the outlet complex rethink their strategy most likely due to restrictions placed in financing.

4. Closing without notice was unfortunate. But, Florida is a right to work state. Your employer has the right to hire and fire you. If there were any legal recourse in this matter, wouldn't John Morgan and other ambulance chasers be knocking at your door? Can't get blood from a turnip, so go ahead and squeeze, you'll get nothing. By the way, as I mentioned in earlier post, this place closed down 10-11 months ago. If you haven't moved on and got another job, maybe you should be placing blame on the person you see every morning in the mirror.
Territorial Animal

O Fallon, MO

#76 Nov 12, 2008
Reality wrote:
I'm truly amazed at the ignorance of the majority of these posts. Wake up and smell the coffee people.
1. The cost of operating the dinner show was not covering the revenues brought in. The corporate executives made a wise a prudent decision, to close the doors. Regardless of whether the property was under contract for sale or not.
2. Sale of beer and wine were not the main contributing factor to the failure of the show. As a matter of fact, the show was selling beer and wine at the time it closed. It was not considered in the beginning based on corporate philosophy and was changed to determine the impact it may have on attendance. There was no impact to attendance.
3. At the same time, the outlet complex next door began due diligence in acquiring the property via sale.($1 million per acres is going rate) Offers went back and forth and were substantial in value. The hard economic times that occurred earlier this year made the outlet complex rethink their strategy most likely due to restrictions placed in financing.
4. Closing without notice was unfortunate. But, Florida is a right to work state. Your employer has the right to hire and fire you. If there were any legal recourse in this matter, wouldn't John Morgan and other ambulance chasers be knocking at your door? Can't get blood from a turnip, so go ahead and squeeze, you'll get nothing. By the way, as I mentioned in earlier post, this place closed down 10-11 months ago. If you haven't moved on and got another job, maybe you should be placing blame on the person you see every morning in the mirror.
Moscow?

You get around lc.
Interested Observer

Boston, MA

#77 Nov 13, 2008
Cooter Brown wrote:
That place would make a great boxing/wrestling venue with perhaps a weeknight concert or two. The math looks a lot better than wholesome entertainment featuring a pig.
I thought we already agreed it would be a giant indoor flea market! They could specialize in selling contents of foreclosed homes - AS IS, of course.

Acre after acre of "fine, previously owned stuff" at real cheap prices - maybe even overflow out onto the lawn and nearby streets.
huh

Cocoa, FL

#78 Nov 13, 2008
Curious wrote:
Could the employees pursue legal action on this bull-crap company? My husband worked there and when he received a phone call they told him they shut down because they had sold the property.**** obvious lie. We are actively looking into legal action unless they decide to reopen NOW because we were let go under false pretenses. And no, they are not looking for any other locations. More lies from the worst company in the world. If any company deserves to fold, it is Dixie Stampede.
Legal action? Why does this not surprise me. Didn't your husband get a severence package?
doug

Apopka, FL

#79 Nov 13, 2008
huh wrote:
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Legal action? Why does this not surprise me. Didn't your husband get a severence package?
severance package right this Florida dude and i doubt he was the CEO in this great state regular workers get the shaft not severance.
huh

Cocoa, FL

#80 Nov 13, 2008
doug wrote:
<quoted text>severance package right this Florida dude and i doubt he was the CEO in this great state regular workers get the shaft not severance.
OK, I couldn't really understand this post, but I think you were saying that he didn't get a severence. However, I do remember reading the original article about it closing, and the owners DID provide a severence to ALL employees.
DOLLY IN IT FOR DOLLARS

Orlando, FL

#81 Nov 13, 2008
Maybe they can't sell the place because the stalls are still full of horsesh-- uh, still full...
Ken

Holly Springs, NC

#82 Jan 2, 2009
Has anyone called the number and found out how much the place is going for per month for a lease?
Ken

Holly Springs, NC

#83 Jan 2, 2009
Matter of fact if anyone has the number give it to me and I'll call.

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