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    Posted: Mar 08 2017 at 8:22am
Journal story concerning the resistance on the downtown development of an O'Reilly's Auto Parts where the old Nationwide Insurance and auto repair place sit now.

Robinette, who has a poor track record of following up on any downtown development himself is objecting to this. (Does this guy really have any credibility to do any objecting to anything, given his development performance?) Why is he still considered a player in the downtown given his past?

Greenham, downtown director, says she doesn't want an auto parts place at the "entrance to the downtown" as she puts it. Apparently, it is all about what she wants rather than what the people want for the downtown.

But wait!!! Isn't there an Auto Zone right next door to her downtown entrance and, as such, by Auto Zone being there, has already blown her theory out of the water for the correct "entry look" as to her wishes?

Greenham, if we simulate a "Stefano's" look and put some café tables and chairs out front, a chalk board with a "special of the day", some latte and expresso machines and some umbrella tables with designer chairs scattered about, would that satisfy the "fru fru, cultural, artzy" image you are demanding for your little utopia? Lord, what pompous thinking reside within the controllers of the downtown area.

And, of course, we have the self righteous, self-imposed "Historical Commission" interjecting their two cents worth into this as usual as to what they think is acceptable without giving any thought about what the majority would like to see happen. Why do we listen to these people who are so full of themselves and why should we care what they think?

Time to get off the high horse and come down to earth with the rest of us mere mortals downtown people. Your arrogance is impeding your desire to achieve the goal of creating downtown interest.
I'm so proud of my hometown and what it has become. Recall 'em all. Let's start over.
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Maybe those objecting could buy the involved properties and use THEIR OWN $$ to create something else??
Besides--I don't believe that the mentioned parcels are considered part of the DMI kingdom.

BTW---have the objectors(and everyone else) recently driven down Central Ave from the tracks? Pretty depressing scenery.

Does anyone take the Hysterical Society seriously?
What power do they have?
What is historical at the mentioned corner?
Do they object to a large junkyard/scrapyard in the center of town?
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What are we seeing @ the location?

A dead possibly vacant Rite Aid--empty Beatty corner--Gin Mill-vacant car lot--two large empty parcels from a disastrously expensive failed Duncan project--a train stop that never happened

Maybe our destiny is to become the auto parts mecca of the area?
Probably would create the most traffic as compared to prior and current "downtown" ventures

apologize for the cynicism, but take an objective look at the surrounding area discussed---maybe a few more Dollar Generals?

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Not to mention yet another car parts business next to the Rite-Aid at the University Blvd/Manchester Ave. intersection and across from the train station.

A potential for three car parts places within a block of each other? Kinda saturated isn't it?
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You can't make this stuff up!!!

What a bunch of hypocrites!!!

The Kangaroo Kourt Historical Society approved, without a question, the use of JUNK auto hoods as SIDING for the Pendleton Art Center smack dab in the center of their "Mecca" (the corner of Central and Broad), yet now they object to a place that sells NEW auto parts INSIDE a new building???

Thank God that someone came to their senses before they actually plastered those junk auto parts all along the outsides of the PAC.  What a laughing stock our poor city would have been!!!

The Hysterical commission AND city council ought to be run out of town on a rail!!!  (I'll spring for the tar and feathers!)


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