Hunting & Fishing Store or Sex Shoppe

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by greeker375, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. greeker375

    greeker375 New Member

    211
    May 13, 2004
    Maryland
    If you aren't familiar with Northern Virginia, esp. Alexandria, they are all into architectural integrity. They want to keep a modern city looking like it did 200 yrs ago.

    One man who owned a hunting/fishing store spent over 8 yrs and all his money to comply with all their B/S so as to expand his store, but, in the end and apparantly at the last minute, they pulled the rug out from under him and denied his request.

    So, not harboring any love for the city council, he rented the space to a Sex Shoppe. Now merchants closed by and other property owners are crying foul and claiming their property values will plummet.

    For the whole story click it on...is this revenge or just rewards?

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dy...2/28/AR2009022801976.html?hpid=topnews&sub=AR
     
  2. glocknut

    glocknut Active Member

    I agree... its justice!!! :D:D:D:D

    Those "historic/hysterical" districts are filled with dumb liberal jerks that do not understand cause and effect...

    mike
    gn
     

  3. cycloneman

    cycloneman Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2008
    Louisiana
    all's far in love, war and business
     
  4. artabr

    artabr New Member

    The store seems to have created a "buzz" in Ol' Town. The got what they wanted. The present store owner is compliant with the zoning. ;) :D

    I love it when somebody rubs the governments bureaucratic nose in the steaming pile that it created. :rolleyes: :(


    Art
     
  5. jacksonco

    jacksonco New Member

    Isn't poetic justice so sweet
     
  6. Buisness is the economic version of war. ;)

    While I agree on the practical side that a city must try to keep its identidy by preserving a down town core, but at the same time they must remember that those very buisnesses are their lifes blood.

    In the end I think that the voters in that city will be asking hard questions on why that was denied. :D:D

    especialy if there are a few people there that liked their ol sporting goods store. ;)
     
  7. Marlin T

    Marlin T Well-Known Member

    Jul 8, 2005
    New Mexico
    Promoting fornication, or rather, passing it along, is a good thing every now and then.
     
  8. kingnothingugm

    kingnothingugm Member

    284
    Feb 7, 2009
    FL
    +1 Please explain this to my wife.:D
     
  9. pinecone70

    pinecone70 Active Member

    Jul 30, 2008
    Minnesota Gal!
    Can't fight city hall, eh?

    Heh.
     
  10. RunningOnMT

    RunningOnMT New Member

    Nov 19, 2008
    Akron, Ohio
    I wonder which one has the most bang for the buck. :D
     
  11. Big ugly

    Big ugly New Member

    Feb 27, 2009
    Knoxville Tennessee
    We here in eastern tennessee go through this almost every time a new "Toy Store" opens. Alls fair in "Love and War" I agree totally.
     
  12. SaddleSarge

    SaddleSarge New Member

    Aug 24, 2008
    Seems appropriate for a "Paint Your Wagon," quote here:
    :D:D:D:D

    Don't you love it when these idiots screw themselves in reverse?:rolleyes: Then, there's so many comments just in the title of the thread that I had to let go by......:D:D
     
  13. durk

    durk Active Member

    Sep 19, 2006
    Oklahoma
    Me too!!:D:D
     
  14. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Athens, Georgia
    Way to go, Mr. Zarlenga!
     
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