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coosa creek

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Posted - 03/09/2006 :  3:19:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If I ever take another cruise, that will be the one I want to go on. Sounds great!

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Social change

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Posted - 03/09/2006 :  4:44:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Amen to that Morning Coffee. Would not it be better if we had a spruced up downtown? This is one of my favorite topics and l hope l live long enough to a beautiful downtown Blairsville.

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coosa creek

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Posted - 03/09/2006 :  4:47:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
When I first moved here, I lived in Fannin and the downtown blue Ridge was terrible looking and dead!

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nelly

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Posted - 03/09/2006 :  6:30:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Amen to that Morning Coffee. Would not it be better if we had a spruced up downtown? This is one of my favorite topics and l hope l live long enough to a beautiful downtown Blairsville.

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The Downtown Development Authority is still looking for a Town Manager SC! Sounds like the perfect job for you!


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topaz

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Posted - 03/09/2006 :  6:34:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I really do like the new/remodeled building next to the old Chevy place.
Today's the first time I really noticed it...nice!! :)

God brings men into deep waters not to drown them, but to cleanse them.
(John Hill Aughey,Presbyterian Pastor,1828-1911)

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nativelady

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Posted - 03/09/2006 :  8:04:33 PM  Show Profile  Visit nativelady's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Yes it is nice! ;)

Have yuns heard there might be a new hardware store comin to B'ville?

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coosa creek

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Posted - 03/10/2006 :  10:28:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes, the new remodeled building does loot nice. They are going to pave the parking lot at the old village restaurant this week too, that will help. I don't think we need a pawn shop on the square.

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topaz

USA
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Posted - 03/10/2006 :  10:32:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yep Lady, I've heard talk of a new hardware...hmmmm.

God brings men into deep waters not to drown them, but to cleanse them.
(John Hill Aughey,Presbyterian Pastor,1828-1911)

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coosa creek

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Posted - 03/10/2006 :  10:45:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Butternut creek ice cream parlor is going to open next Friday, March 17th. YUM!!!!!!!!!!

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ShadowMan

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Posted - 03/10/2006 :  12:10:57 PM  Show Profile  Visit ShadowMan's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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People say the liquor restrictions keep Blairsville's behind the times...I don't believe that, I think it is the mentality of many of the local people running businesses.

I think that might be an oversimplification of what people say. Resistance to change appears to be in our very nature and something I have to fight the inertia of within the company I work for constantly (almost none of whom are in Blairsville). People are generally threatened by change because they've gotten comfortable with the predictability of established patterns. Newcomers have already become enmeshed in change by going to a new place.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that it isn't really about local mentality. It's about human mentality.

Shadow

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coosa creek

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Posted - 03/10/2006 :  3:59:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sleepy Hollow craft shop now open. 4439 Young Harris Highway.

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swtsue

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Posted - 03/10/2006 :  5:43:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If you go to Gainesville or Atlanta, go to Brewsters for the best ice cream & malts & milkshakes. YummmmmmGo to Top of Page
tybee

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Posted - 03/10/2006 :  5:47:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There is also a Brewster's in Athens on the Lexington Hgwy. past the perimeter. It has very good ice cream.

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Cherry Blossom

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Posted - 03/10/2006 :  6:03:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hummm when I was young and thin I was a chocolate malt junky.

Brewsters sounds good to me.

It brings back memories of childhood and going to Farrel's the big ice cream place that had the cute shop by the cashier and they would sing if you ate the piggy.

A HUGE ice cream plate.

That was a great memory of my childhood. We always enjoyed it!

Cherry Blossom
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swtsue

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Posted - 03/10/2006 :  6:17:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Farrel's I had forgotten all about them. yes, with the loud noise & whistles when you ordered that big ice cream thing. all the staff would come & sing happy Birthday. Loved it.Go to Top of Page
Cherry Blossom

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Posted - 03/10/2006 :  6:51:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yep Sue, the good ole days. We would go as a family, then take a ride in the country on Sundays.

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Social change

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Posted - 03/10/2006 :  6:58:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yep, Brusters is rated as the best ice cream chain in the USA. Before we moved my grandkids wanted to go everyday. Even had a Brusters credit card. Summer is here and i am going to miss that. It will be worth a trip back to Cumming, just to have a butter pecan triple in a waffle cone.

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Cherry Blossom

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18932 Posts

Posted - 03/10/2006 :  7:01:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A triple of the same thing? I autta be against the law.

Kiddin!

Sounds good!

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puddin pop

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Posted - 03/10/2006 :  8:27:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bruster's doesn't taste any better than any other ice cream I ever had. I will eat just about any kind tho! I aint picky when it comes to ice cream.

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Social change

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Posted - 03/10/2006 :  9:09:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Some prior post have indicated a rumor of a new hardware coming. Opening a new hardware in Blairsville, with a small population base, and competeting against Home Depot and Nelsons Ace, not to mention the Home Depot in Blue Ridge may be a case of economic suicide. I am not sure the county can support another hardware. I always like to see new business succeed, but the sad factis that 90% fail within the first year.

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Gaonmymind


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Posted - 03/10/2006 :  9:33:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think a new hardware would be a good thing.
The "small population" has nothing to do with competition.
Nelson's ace is basicly a feed and seed store. Home Depot in Blue Ridge is just that-it's in BlueRidge The Home Depot on Blairsville is not much better. I find that most builders and home "honey do-ers" will support the smaller stores, I know we do, they are easier to deal with and besides the "big stores" like home depot do not always carry what you need and they do not go out of their way to get it.
(Been there done that, asked and no way)
Builders source does very good business as does Mountain Building supply- because the local contractors use them. Home depot gets it's share-but it's not from the same folks everyday. They do well with the "week end warriors".

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Social change

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Posted - 03/10/2006 :  10:21:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for your post. Time will tell. You may be right but I am thinking that Nelsons is much more than a feed and seed store and Home Depot will sell 3 or 4 times as much in a week as the other comparable stores combined.

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coosa creek

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Posted - 03/11/2006 :  10:29:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My husband goes to Home Depot every day to buy something, but he buys most of his material, lumber, doors, windows, etc from builder's 1st source. We use ace for a few things, the ace in blue ridge has a lot of tools. We had a small hardware store that was here for years and years and we never went there.

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puddin pop

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Posted - 03/11/2006 :  10:48:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have found that if you need something and go to Home Depot you better know where it is because the employees can't find it.

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nativelady

USA
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Posted - 03/11/2006 :  11:24:53 AM  Show Profile  Visit nativelady's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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Thanks for your post. Time will tell. You may be right but I am thinking that Nelsons is much more than a feed and seed store and Home Depot will sell 3 or 4 times as much in a week as the other comparable stores combined.

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Time will tell! BFS only benefited from HD. I forgot the profit from last year. But let's put it this way, the employees got a bonus (before taxes) from $1500-$4500! Now that tells alot. And BFS will beat any price (for quanity sales) that HD has! MBS thought they would blow BFS off the map. Contrare! With all the additional building going on, ONE more wouldn't hurt a thing. In fact, BFS, MBS, nor HD would never know the difference. It's coming!

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