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Council discusses rules on revitalization area

September 27, 2013

Members of Marietta City Council's planning, zoning and annexation committee learned Thursday that only the applicant can alter the size of a proposed community revitalization district....

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Sep-28-13 11:25 AM

well said Stogieman

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Sep-28-13 6:50 AM

Mr. Vukovic said. By approving the zone and opening up the new licenses, "we make it easier for someone to go into business." .... so what's the problem? The current liquor licenses in Marietta are nothing like those being proposed. Look at other cities in Ohio that have done this. It only helped bring new business and more tax base into their communities. If Mr. Vukovic is sincere about the financial viability of our town he should stop pandering to the one or two people who want to stay the course and suppress new business opportunities here.

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Sep-27-13 8:02 PM

How about this Wps, for every small order of fries I sell at $7, I include a free beer or drink for $1. These places will go through tons of potatoes but their revenue will show as food.

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Sep-27-13 2:07 PM

The revitalization license are NOT the same as a regular liquor license. The establishment cannot derive more than 25% of their sales from alcohol. More downtown eateries would be a good thing. As usual, council is self-serving and wrong.

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Sep-27-13 11:45 AM

Speaking of the Valley Gem, where is that “state of the art marina” he promised. Council broke every rule in the book to grant him the land and kick everyone else out. And for what? Nothing, no marina, no additional dock space, just more for Mr. Sands at the expense of public. At first glance, the revitalization district looks like it may be a good idea but as usual it is all about taking care of your political friends.

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Sep-27-13 10:48 AM

When I visit other places, I don't seek out chain restaurants, I choose independent restaurants. Chain restaurants make Marietta as generic and homogenized as every other "business" strip along the interstate. Bringing chain restaurants into downtown is the kiss of death. I don't have a problem with offering a few more liquor licenses but I think there should be no lower price offered. The proposed district is too large. It absolutely should not include The Valley Gem, which has been a goal all along. Just sit at the Town House any night of the week and you can hear all about this as the drinks flow into the night. Devil's Advocate thought he knew I was, huh? Surprise!

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Sep-27-13 10:36 AM

Funny how that works isn't it McCabe?

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Sep-27-13 10:31 AM

We need more places to eat! Our hotels are full of these oil and gas people and where can they eat? Applebees, Bob Evans and Shoneys??? Look at Applebees, its packed every night, imagine what a Chilis would do, or an O'Charles! People from out of town arent going to go to Spagnas or any of the these other local places, they want names they know and so do I! I am tired of driving to Pburg!

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Sep-27-13 7:58 AM

Vuk quote, "we make it easier for someone to go into business" , and he said this like its a BAD thing! People, THIS is a huge part of our problem. The mentality of city council is ANTI_BUSINESS.

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Sep-27-13 6:33 AM

Moon ran because he wanted it ( revitalization district ) and he got one without it. Now it is time to shut off the faucet ? I'm sure the same Moon gang on council that he got to vote for it will help him now turn off the competition .

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