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What Kind of New Business Does Brick Need Most?

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Brick Plaza (Photo: Federal Realty)
Brick Plaza (Photo: Federal Realty)

Some new businesses are opening in Brick in the coming months and years. On Route 88, Marriott has proposed the construction of a hotel to township officials, and up the road, Meridian Health and Fitness (full disclosure, they are a Shorebeat sponsor), featuring a state-of-the-art fitness center with a pool, is opening in the former Branch Brook site.

But Brick has also lost out on several businesses. The township was trying to lure a high-end supermarket chain to the former Foodtown site on Route 70, but Whole Foods Market has committed to a store one town north, in Wall Township, and there seems to be little interest from competitors Wegman’s and Trader Joe’s. Some residents also frequently complain about too few local restaurants, as most of the recent eating establishments that have come to town are national chains.

Over the weekend, a reader asked us if we could poll the township on what type of business they’d like to see open in Brick, and we thought it would be a nice idea to ask, and get everyone talking.

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Nicole Bagnato asked if a video rental store could make it.

Redbox offers a limited selections, a store would offer more,” she said.

Alternative, Bagnato asked if a coffee shop would be a good fit for Brick.

Inexpensive coffee, some books and magazines, a few public computers free to use, free wifi, (no purchase necessary to lounge, do homework etc.) and  locals playing music every Saturday,” she envisions.

So we pose the question to you: what types of businesses would make Brick an even better town in which to live – and, at the same time, could thrive financially.

Tell us in the comments, and let’s start a conversation about the future of our town!

Which Type of Business Would Fit Brick Best?

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  • Brandy the Dog

    I would love to see a great new seafood restaurant!

    • Frank Rizzo

      We have dozens that are struggling.

      • Brandy the Dog

        Frank, I’m not talking about one of those seafood chain restaurants. I would like to see an old fashioned family run type of place, where there is a “fresh catch of the day”. You know where the chef or cook meets the fishing boats and buys fish off of the boats or he/she takes a couple of trips weekly to the Fulton Fish Market in NYC. I’m tired of paying good money on dried out, over cooked seafood with freezer burn! Perhaps I’m living in “Dream Land”?

        P.S. When I first wrote this suggestion, I did not mean for this seafood restaurant to be built in the Foodtown lot. It was just an idea for a business to fill up one of the empty store fronts.

      • John Ghent

        Yes you are about living in a “dream world”. There was at one time an upscale seafood restaurant in Brick, but they were forced to compete with the other establishments and lowered their quality.

      • Brandy the Dog

        It amazes me, the more restaurants we have the more the quality goes down. Isn’t it supposed to work the other way around?

      • John Ghent

        Brandy if your interested: Menendez will be on Fox News Sunday being interviewed by Chris Wallace…

      • Brandy the Dog

        Thanks, I will definitely be tuning in. I’m just curious why he would choose Chris Wallace as his first big Sunday morning interview since his indictment?

      • John Ghent

        Don’t know. But ever since the indictment, out spoken Democrats on Iran have dithered away…http://www.wsj.com/articles/corkers-fickle-friends-on-iran-1428620366

      • John Ghent

        As an update: it also looks like Obama is winning on the Cuban initiative, so my guess is that they the neo-Conservatives are attempting to buttress both issues using Menendez. But as I said: thanks to Obama , he’s damaged goods. Maybe that’s why there having Romney on after him, to give some creditability and additional support?

      • Brandy the Dog

        I just saw the interview. There is no doubt in my mind that Menendez does believe that the Obama administration had something to do with his indictments. Even though he stated; “I can’t believe this administration or any other would undermine our constitutional democracy”. I also love when he said the president has “misguided calculations with dictators” and when Chris Wallace asked if he was receiving pressure to back off on the Menendez-Corker Bill!!! …. did you see the expression on his face? He said loud and clear, “I won’t back down”! Menendez’s stance on Cuba has always been the same since he was a kid, he saw his family, relatives and friends lose so much.

      • John Ghent

        Tomorrow it’s Rubio’s turn, and then the next day O’Connell will put the Corker/Menendez bill on the floor of the Senate, even getting more attention. Also did you notice that there were no questions to Obama last evening about sanctions on Venezuela. Menendez did point out the lost in economic support from Venezuela to Cuba this morning.

      • Brandy the Dog

        John, Why do we consider Venezuela a security threat? It’s absurd! Are they financing an attack on us? Are they building nuclear weapons? I don’t understand what’s behind the White House sanctions regarding Venezuela, yet we’re willing to deal with Iran.

      • John Ghent

        Lets see what Obama’s Venezuela executive order states:This new authority is aimed at persons involved in or responsible for
        the erosion of human rights guarantees, persecution of political
        opponents, curtailment of press freedoms, use of violence and human
        rights violations and abuses in response to antigovernment protests, and
        arbitrary arrest and detention of antigovernment protestors, as well as
        the significant public corruption by senior government officials in
        Venezuela. The E.O. does not target the people or the economy of
        Venezuela.

        Gee doesn’t that sound like he’s talking about Cuba. Look what happened down there in Panama during the summit when protestors against Cuba made that point about human rights, persecution of political opponents and democracy …and then as you mention there’s Iran. What hypocrisy!!!

      • Brandy the Dog

        When you look at it, Obama has done nothing to help with our relations with Latin America. Who would have thunk it?

  • Brett Middaugh

    It’s not that Brick needs more retail establishments, it’s that Brick has a completely horrible way of moving people through it to these establishments, i.e.: Brick has no town center. Unfortunately, at this late point in town planning, there is no way to fix this glaring issue. So we are stuck with a town that requires a car to move a simple mile from your house when walking or cycling would be a more suitable option. When all available open space is used up to and including the land for sale on Cedar Bridge, the traffic issues in this town will be as bad as though in Northern NJ.

    • Brandy the Dog

      I agree with you on the traffic issues, some roads in Brick are just as bad or worse than northern NJ. There is no easy flow of moving from point A to point B.

  • Trevor

    NONE AT #UCKING ALL!

  • Trevor

    How about we get talking about how we can preserve some of the natural beauty in our town before we talk about what store we can vote on to have go out of business in a year. This article is a joke.

    • Brandy the Dog

      Trevor, Someone is awfully grumpy today! I agree with you on preserving the natural beauty, that’s why I think this Food Town lot is so important, I believe we should put a community center there with a park some lovely trees , walking ,bike paths and trails. Also give people easy access to Forge Pond itself, besides that tiny little entrance on Rte. 70. It never ceases to amaze me how little Forge Pond is used by the residents of Brick. Thank Goodness for Jersey Paddler, at least they use it for their kayaking, canoeing and other thingys.
      I do believe we can fill up some of our already built empty stores with some other types of successful businesses.

      • Mike Morton

        I agree 100% with your Foodtown idea but I’m afraid its not going to happen. A group of residents introduced the Mayor and Council to a non-profit group that offered to conduct a free, no obligation feasibility study to build a community center and they rejected the offer. The proposal would have accomplished this without the town having to finance the building. I am afraid they are only interested in getting a developer who will commit to building something that doesn’t include condos and to get it done quickly. Before the next election. Another big box retailer maybe?

      • Brandy the Dog

        Mike, I hope you’re wrong with the big box store. What new store could we possibly get that isn’t already a short drive to anyway? I know that certain higher end stores don’t find it feasible to have a location in Brick.

      • Mike Morton

        Can’t think of any that aren’t within a short drive but then again I say the same thing about restaurant chains every time a new one opens and they still keep popping up.

      • DragonDad77

        What non-profit group will build community centers at no cost to the land owner?

      • Mike Morton

        The proposal would have involved the non-profit purchasing the land and building an energy efficient Center utilizing financing from the Dept. of Energy. The town wouldn’t own it.

      • S. Murphy

        It’s all about the money. I would love an open space too, but it doesn’t pay the taxes.

      • Mike Morton

        True. Maybe the County can buy it from Brick using Open Space money already in the budget. It already owns Forge Pond golf course that butts up right in the back of the property.

    • Trevor

      Haha im always grumpy when it comes to this topic! I get physically sick when they tear down woods.. For example if you drive down Mantoloking road they just tore down a large patch of woods to build some strip mall, are these people that stupid? Two minutes toward town they built the same type of grandiose strip mall and what is its fate? its sitting completely vacant… And yes FP is a true natural beauty in our town that is very underappreciated and overlooked. The food town spot would be perfect for what you and many others have just proposed maybe even building a wooden walkway or pier that goes along the shore for a bit so people can fish or share a late night stroll in the summer hearing the lovely sounds of nature! Instead we want to building more condos that will go unoccupied or more stores that will go out of business.

  • Frank Rizzo

    Tear down as many of these outdAted strip malls as we can by foreclosure on unpaid taxes. Return the land to its natural state, beautify the town and make the other remaining spaces more valuable. Retail has changed greatly and will continue to change even more. Private business is not the norm in Amerika any more…every business is dominated by large national chains these days except for maybe auto repair.

    • Trevor

      I cannot believe my eyes! Did someone take over your account? I couldn’t agree with you more!

      • Brandy the Dog

        Oh my! This is a first! You and Frank agreeing on something!!! You see, miracles do happen!

      • Frank Rizzo

        No…I finally am getting through to you….You do not owe me anything for your education I give to you on here.

      • Trevor

        And here I thought id have to pay for college tuition when the whole time I could have been gaining knowledge from your comments. Do you offer an honors program?

      • Frank Rizzo

        I do sir…Your thesis would have to be in Advanced common sense and back to basics government.

      • John Ghent

        Open up another burger joint, We need more of them?

      • Brandy the Dog

        Ha Ha Yes instead of having a burger joint every 1/2 mile we should increase to 1/4 a mile! I know you’re being sarcastic.

      • John Ghent

        How about one next door to the other. Good planning there… Ehh!

      • Trevor

        Yeah its been a good month since one has opened up

      • John Ghent

        What’s next…a “Shake Shack” !

  • Average Joe

    We need a whole new building code to go with the times. Look in the Carolinas. In many places, there is a good amount of setback from the road as well as some green space when new retail facilities are built. This means only businesses with substantial means will be building, and not every potential acre can or will be developed. Not what I consider a bad thing.

    And what’s the story with the old Work Out World? Will that ever be developed or used? It’s one of many eyesores in town.

    Brick Boulevard is in bad enough shape. At least it’s not as bad as Route 18 in East Brunswick…nor do I want it to ever get that bad!

  • Mike Morton

    I vote “none of the above”. A Wegmans would be nice but they apparently already said no to locating a store in Brick. A community center with a pool along with a park with walking paths and non-motorized boat launch would be great at Forge Pond but at this point I have my doubts. A group of residents has introduced a non-profit group to the Council and Mayor that offered to do a non-binding, free feasibility study on the possibility of building a community center which included a public/private partnership that would arrange financing but the town declined the offer. Seems to me that they are only interested in developing the property ASAP (i.e. before next election). Smells like another big box retailer to me.

  • JJones

    We dont need any more new business in Brick get rid of the empty buildings ..Who was the smart person that let two burger place open in same lot back to back…Rocket scientist !!!

  • Jen

    None of the above. That’s for sure!!! But, a Trader Joe’s would be great!

  • leslubow@verizon.net

    Fill up the vacant buildings and leave some trees. Stop building more places that just end up empty. And leave Traders cove marina alone! Boaters don’t need to have a restaurant there so we won’t have room to park!

  • Thomas McDonald

    I say a Golden Coral would be nice. If not, than I say Brick has everything already. Do what Frank is saying and clean things up, especially on Rt. 88 east.

    • Frank Rizzo

      Golden Coral is garbage that will strip away from private owned restaurants.

    • Mike Morton

      In my opinion we do not need a cheap purveyor of unhealthy low quality food here in Brick. Its bad enough as it is now- there must be over a dozen national chain restaurants within a 3 mile radius. How about encouraging more locally owned businesses? More programs like Buy in Brick should be focused on small businesses, which keep more of our money right here in our area.

  • Frank Rizzo

    Foodtown should be improved with bathrooms and a small office. People could rent out the lot for The Circus…Boat Shows..Car Shows…and any type of Expo that would fit that type of use. Then in the winter time have the town put an Ice Rink there like the Town of Avon has…The Avon Pond they call it.

    • SB

      Love this idea! We hardly need another store when there are so many unoccupied locations throughout town…

  • JW P

    We already have a great video store in this town on Lanes Mill Road- it is called Video Time and is locally owned. We probably have enough stores and such around here already, but here are a few ideas if we’re hell-bent on paving over even more of this town:
    1) If it’s going to be a restaurant, make it a Popeye’s- I love that stuff.
    2) A massive strip club. This town needs some vice. My patronage alone would probably keep it open.

    • Frank Rizzo

      My god…you must have no stake what so ever in this town to want any of these things you list.

  • Heather FunSized Panza

    We have 4 food stores in brick, we don’t need any more. We need more parks and places to hangout maybe a roller skating rink or something or laser tag place, no more stores and restaurants

    • Frank Rizzo

      Walmart and Costco have killed the food stores…forget Wholefoods…the demographics are not here.

      • Mike Morton

        Same can be said for Wegmans and Trader Joes even though there’s a whole lot of people in this dialogue asking for one of these. Can’t figure out the Walmart grocery operation- from what I’ve read they are the largest food retailer in the US and their prices are not that great.

      • Frank Rizzo

        I agree…Walmart strips business away from an already struggling A&P and Pathmark. Trader Joes and Wegmans and Whole Foods will not relocate to a blue collar working class town. They may go to Newark as a show of liberal feel good P/R…but they know that is a loosing proposition before they even open it.

  • Jennifer Reid

    Brick is in need of a total makeover as far as I’m concerned. I like some of the ideas I’ve seen here, but would like to add some of my own as well.

    * Get rid of most of the liquor stores. Do we really need to have one on every corner throughout town? I thought the number of ATM machines we have is bad, but this is ridiculous. We might also do well to offer family-oriented restaurants that don’t sell liquor for those who want a that kind of a dining-out experience. Right now, the only options families have is McDonald’s, Burger King, and a handful of others in what’s considered the downtown area.

    * As suggested elsewhere in this forum, adding a higher-end supermarket to the variety of supermarkets we already have would be very helpful. Since Wall is already about to become home to Whole Foods, and Manalapan and Ocean Township each have a Wegmann’s, Trader Joe’s would be the logical choice. Specialty foods that are non-GMO, wheat-free, low-carb, low-sugar or sugar free, and higher in fiber are growing in popularity but still aren’t widely available in mainstream supermarkets like Shop Rite and Stop & Shop.

    * We have a homeless problem here in Ocean County. Why can’t office buildings that have gone vacant for extended periods of time be converted into transitional SRO, married couple, and family housing homeless people could use while they are in the process of getting back on their feet again? I offer this suggestion as a possible solution to tent cities and other moveable home arrangements elected officials in nearby communities are trying to discourage.

    * Landscape and beautify parts of town that have become eye sores and can’t support new development.

    * Brick needs a good mass transit system that can get citizens to where they need to go within its borders 24/7, 365 days a year. If no way can be found to make that possible, some new development in the Herbertsville section of town would go a long way towards easing traffic congestion in the heart of town since people wouldn’t have to travel as far to shop for what they want/need. An added bonus would be a decrease in the wear and tear on our roads which are already in deplorable condition.

    • Frank Rizzo

      You are a brain washed liberal to think any of that is needed or would fit here. Mass transit…we have it…homeless people….most of these are mental patients that you liberals have let out of institutions as it is. Others are Megan’s Law offenders who cannot get a place rented to them. How about the president you voted for do something to bring back jobs before the local communities spend money to clean up his mess.

      • Brandy the Dog

        FRANK!!!!! What does this have to do with liberalism??? Jennifer merely came up with some other new options for Brick. Brick does not have good mass transit, perhaps there are far too many liquor stores and fast food chains. …. and would it hurt to plant a couple of trees and flowers on public and business owned properties?

      • Frank Rizzo

        See the part about Homeless shelters and free mass transit.

      • Brandy the Dog

        Well, there is a need to address the homeless population. There is also a need for a county drug rehab facility.

      • Frank Rizzo

        Yes Brandy…next door to you…because we all know that drug treatment always works right away…nothing like having the dregs of society all gathered around our property and falling off the wagon. Nothing like my city taxes putting up homeless megans law offenders in vacant buildings for free all over Brick.

      • Brandy the Dog

        Frank, You are the one who is constantly ranting and raving; “What has Obama done for our white kids addicted to heroin”? A person here suggested that OC needs a proper drug rehab. facility and you are against it? I don’t get it? I guess you want our kids shipped out of state to rehab, because you don’t want one in your backyard. I would feel safer with a properly run rehab. center next to me than if I lived next to a bar. …. and what the heck does Megan’s Law have to do with this?

      • Frank Rizzo

        Who do you think the homeless are….many people take welfare and section 8 Housing,,,but the homeless are mental patients who choose to live outdoors and Megan’s offenders who can’t get any to rent to them or get jobs. That is why they are not taking advantage of the welfare system already in place. Hobo camps like the one in Lakewood are all dangerous and violent places. Drug rehab never works right away…why load up our town with drug addicts from all over creation who will fall off the wagon and do crimes here while in “treatment”. A” properly” run rehab center will attract dopers and their friends…

      • Brandy the Dog

        Frank, Frank, Frank How would you go about solving the drug addiction issues? I know there is no real solution but what steps do you suggest we take in solving this problem?

      • Frank Rizzo

        Imagine how much money we could save on law enforcement, jails,..healthcare costs.. if we had a drug free country I ask Is this not worth the death penalty for drug importers and dealers. Indonesia is about to execute two Australians for heroin distribution. If you want to legalize drugs look to the mess is Colorado and Washington State over pot. Would any of you “legalize” people encourage your children or young people to try heroin or meth..Would it be OK with you “legalize” peopleif your loved ones were using these substance even though they are legal…would they have a great life…would they live long…..The government is involved in drugs which is why it will never happen.

      • John Ghent

        Frank- Brandy asked how you would “solve” the drug addiction problems???

      • Mike Morton

        I can see how homeless shelters can be perceived as a “liberal” concept but I think mass transportation is something every political persuasion would endorse. I also don’t see hpw we already have it unless you consider the flotilla of senior citizen buses and the occasional Ocean Ride bus as mass transit. At the risk of incurring some wrath, I did read how a private company is working with the town of Lakewood in establishing a new bus service to operate in the center of town and the Industrial Park. Maybe something similar in Brick?

      • Frank Rizzo

        The industrial center bus will bring Illegal Aliens to work in the business’ there. Do you think we should help them take our jobs from us with tax money.? We have no center of town. Are you willing to spend three hours to make a trip to Walmart that now takes 15 minutes. Miss the bus and wait for the next one…all the stops it makes…then be certain you get in and out of Walmart in time for the bus or wait longer for the next one. Pie in the sky… liberal pie in the sky…

      • Trevor

        Well that didn’t last long

      • Guest

        Group photo of the people that care about your opinion..

      • Frank Rizzo

        So then why all the replies to me and right away too!

      • Jennifer Reid

        Frank: I thought you were a better man than this after reading some of the other posts you’ve submitted in response to other articles on Brick Shorebeat’s site. To say you disappoint me is a total understatement. You don’t even know me, so how dare you even THINK of calling me a liberal! I personally didn’t let anyone out of anywhere. I’m just an ordinary Brick citizen who is just as frustrated by the number of immoral people in our midst who disobey the law and generally make life more difficult for the rest of us. At the same time, I was offering possible solutions to quality of life issues here in town like mass transportation so that people who can’t drive have a means of getting around. Oh well. It doesn’t surprise me that there are snobs like you who would prefer that people with disabilities continue to remain imprisoned in their homes instead. Am I right? Go ahead, Mr Know-it-All! Tell me how messed up my head is now after reading what I just wrote.

  • Dalton McElwee

    To be completely honest I don’t think Brick needs Another Supermarket… Seriously, Come on!! we have the A&P which is Basically Dead because of the World Class Shop Rite, Then we Have Target as well as a super Wal-Mart all of these store are within 5mins of each-other (with traffic)…. As far as having a coffee shop… you pretty much described Barnes and Noble, Without live music. Live music is always cool but we don’t need another coffee shop!!!… Blockbuster was amazing to have while it lasted, and so was Hollywood Video (if anyone remembers that) but those stores are a lost cause.. we could fix our Movie theater, I absolutely hate going there, I actually travel to the LOWES sea-court by the mall in TR because the seating is better and more comfortable..

    So, I love The Music Idea, and since i was a child I’ve been saying, WE NEED A VENUE FOR LOCAL BANDS TO PLAY!!!!! Signed or Unsigned Artists, Whatever Genre… There Is So Much Music And Talent In This Town And The Surrounding Areas, It Would Be The Best Thing Ever To Bring It All To One Place…
    Imagine A Set Up Like A Classic Bowling Ally, So There’s A Bar And Snacks, Anything anyone could want (no liquor needed), Everyone Could just play there, that would bring groups of people to the town and bring in plenty of revenue…

    And A Place Like The Old Foodtown Lot Is The Perfect Place To Put It!!! or even the Cost-cutters, It Doesn’t have to be a major big thing.

    What I’m Saying Is This Town Needs Something Cool To Bring People To It and The Other Stores Will Be Fine, WE HAVE PLENTY OF STORES!!!!

    Tell Me What You Think

    • Brandy the Dog

      I think some of your ideas are great. There are far too many stores in Brick! There should be no additional building in town.

  • S. Murphy

    It would be nice if the old Foodtown place could be made into a natural garden for walking and enjoying. It’s just an eyesore now. The location is right next to the river, it could be made into a nice natural oasis similar to the reservoir. It could even have a small open amphitheater for local bands and entertainment.
    We do not need another supermarket, although Wholefoods would have been great to have.
    We have empty spaces in too many strip malls already (Cost Cutters). Any new business should be made to invest there first.

  • crow

    I would love to see a Wegmans or Cracker Barrel come to the Foodtown lot. If for more family type venue try getting a Sahara Sams indoor water park or something of that sort.Or Iplay America type place. All for family fun and put some greenery around the outside with maybe a walking trail. I do agree we need to turn the ugly spot into something.

    • Frank Rizzo

      Cracker Barrel is junk lower than a Diner and once you have it close by it no longer is a treat like it is when you travel

      • Trevor

        Group photo of the people that care about your opinion.

      • Frank Rizzo

        Hows your new America doing….making your fortune in retail or hamburger flipping. Dont worry about the student loans…the rest of us will puck that up too.

      • Trevor

        my new America? Its doing swimmingly well thank you for asking! Once Hillary is president in 2017 it will get even better! Flipping burgers? Haha not quite! I actually do something with my life other than write unintelligent comments angrily geared toward everyone! are we really that angry or is it something like frustration over lack of personal accomplishments or maybe lacking size in some intimate body parts, is that what always has you so fired up? I think im in the ballpark there. Good day!

      • Frank Rizzo

        Yes, once her and her deleted emails show up…and her Billion dollar PAC that makes her a “Woman” of the people…gee…just like the rest of us huh?…so far removed from the main stream yet a kool aid drinker will vote for her just to get more free welfare. If you were so successful you’d have a better head on your shoulders than to vote for her even if you are a democrat.

  • JJones

    Brick has to get out of the real estate business ..Food town would bring at least 3 to 4 million back into the bottom line and help lower taxes..

    • DragonDad77

      Aren’t they trying to do that? The article on here said that they are being sued by the person who was given the contract to develop the site and who wants to build condos.

      • Mike Morton

        You are correct. The developer is suing Brick and Brick has counter-sued asking for monetary damages. However, seeing how things are going at Town Hall I wouldn’t be surprised if the two parties end up in a new redevelopment agreement resulting in more retail, which is the last thing we need here.

      • Brandy the Dog

        I not knowledgable in all these legal matters involving this lot. Could this mean another couple of years of litigation between Brick and the developer? So much time has been wasted already.

      • Mike Morton

        The simple answer is yes. I still wouldn’t be surprised if something gets worked out between the redeveloper, M&M Properties and the town. The company’s owner, Jack Morris seems to have some influence and is already in with the politicians in Brick since he did the Costco property. The only thing in their last proposal that the Council and Mayor has said is not going to happen is condos. The Mayor also has said that a hotel has to be part of any proposal but that will be very difficult since Marriott is apparently going to build on Rt.88 by the hospital. Watch out for something like a Sam’ Club or other large warehouse type store.

      • Brandy the Dog

        I still don’t get the location of the Marriott Hotel on 88 as opposed to the Foodtown Lot? It really baffles me. I really hate the idea of a large warehouse store there (Foodtown lot).
        If you notice most of the comments here, you will see nearly all of the posters are opposed to having new businesses in town. Most people express a desire for some type of recreational facility of some sort. Whether it be a park, community center, an amphitheatre, bike and walking trails, etc.. BUT, as we’ve learned it’s not what the people wants it what the politicians …..
        One more thing; I’m tired of hearing tax rebates, I personally don’t feel the towns or cities with all these rateables are necessarily the best towns or communities to live in. It’s a “Quality of Life” issue.

  • #@#.com

    I would like to see a Bank, a hamburger chain, a pizza place or a Package goods liquor store.

  • #@#.com

    How about a drive-in movie theater at the old Foodtown?