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Downtown / Re: Pedal Pub coming to Downtown, Springfield, Riverside
« Last post by Bill Hoff on Today at 04:52:39 PM »
As far as the Springfield "route," it covers 2.5 blocks, so, yeah, $38 seems steep. 

I'll take an educated guess and say they'll be taking the scenic route in the neighborhood. If the goal was to get to point A to B the quickest, people would be taking vehicles to these pubs/bars.
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News / Re: JEA Board to Consider Mass Layoffs/Privitization
« Last post by Steve on Today at 04:09:19 PM »

In other news, it seems like Randy DeFoor (Republican - District 14) isn't letting this go either. Remember, she beat Sunny Gettinger (Democrat) for that seat and it was perceived (perhaps incorrectly) she was Curry's choice. She's clearly not Choice now (and while I'm biased, I guarantee Gettinger wouldn't be a Curry lapdog either).

DeFoor's main point is that JEA's presentation to the public is contradictory to the report JEA presented to the bond rating agencies in New York - her take is one of the reports isn't true and at a minimum this is unethical, and possible criminal. Good for her for having the chops to stand up to Curry and JEA.


DeFoor campaigned as Curry's favored candidate. Since the election she has proven she's an independent voice. Apparently the machine is none too happy about that.

I had forgotten that she campaigned on that message. This quote is saying something

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The Mayor’s team has noticed, with some saying they might have been better off if Democrat Sunny Gettinger had won because at least there would have been no surprises.

What, the Mayor's office is upset that a few council members remembered that the Mayor isn't "der Führer" of the City Council?

Related, I thought the letter to the JEA board he sent last night was really a letter to the City Council. When I read between the lines it sounded like he was daring the City Council to defy him. If I'm Carlucci, I'm like:

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Business / Re: The Sears at Avenues Mall will Close in December
« Last post by Megabox on Today at 04:02:29 PM »
Sears at the Avenues closed on December 6. Goodbye Sears.
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News / Re: JEA Board to Consider Mass Layoffs/Privitization
« Last post by Tacachale on Today at 03:30:24 PM »

In other news, it seems like Randy DeFoor (Republican - District 14) isn't letting this go either. Remember, she beat Sunny Gettinger (Democrat) for that seat and it was perceived (perhaps incorrectly) she was Curry's choice. She's clearly not Choice now (and while I'm biased, I guarantee Gettinger wouldn't be a Curry lapdog either).

DeFoor's main point is that JEA's presentation to the public is contradictory to the report JEA presented to the bond rating agencies in New York - her take is one of the reports isn't true and at a minimum this is unethical, and possible criminal. Good for her for having the chops to stand up to Curry and JEA.


DeFoor campaigned as Curry's favored candidate. Since the election she has proven she's an independent voice. Apparently the machine is none too happy about that.
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I grew up 20 minutes from Disney. Most of the old theme parks in Central Florida were school field trips and things done for entertainment when someone employed by one would provide free tickets. Cypress Gardens, Six Flags Atlantis, Bok Tower, etc. are others I vividly remember. Also, I haven't kept up with the times. I didn't know Wet & Wild had closed and been redeveloped until driving down I-Drive a few months ago.

Wet & Wild was the one in Orlando, right? My sisters and I always wanted to go - but we ended up going to Wild Waters in Ocala (I think) instead.

Yes, that's right.  Orlando had Wet & Wild and Water Mania.  Wild Waters was adjacent to Silver Springs.
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As far as the Springfield "route," it covers 2.5 blocks, so, yeah, $38 seems steep.  In addition, only Crispy's and Strings are open before 3pm, so that's a bit limiting for the weekday possibilities.

I'm guessing (hoping?) they'd use the alleys, as opposed to riding up/down Main Street.

I'm not opposed.  I've seen similar in other cities, and the participants seemed to be enjoying themselves.
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Downtown / Re: Pedal Pub coming to Downtown, Springfield, Riverside
« Last post by Steve on Today at 01:55:01 PM »
^Agreed. I'm thinking the target market might be young professionals where a company would be willing to pay $240 (8 people, $30 a pop) for the entire thing as a team building thing. I could see that working.
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I hope this succeeds, but only so that a better operation sees their success and comes along later.  Being the first mover is tough and I applaud them, but $40 for 20 minutes at a few bars seems pretty steep.
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News / Re: JEA Board to Consider Mass Layoffs/Privitization
« Last post by Steve on Today at 01:36:44 PM »
Looks like The Southern Group (the lobbying firm Deno Hicks works for) withdrew from their JEA contract. I'm wondering if they didn't know that Hicks and Zahn had that land deal together. the Southern Group is a private company so not sure what they ask their partners to disclose.

JEA on the other hand is a public company, and Zahn HAD to disclose that if JEA did business with Southern.

In other news, it seems like Randy DeFoor (Republican - District 14) isn't letting this go either. Remember, she beat Sunny Gettinger (Democrat) for that seat and it was perceived (perhaps incorrectly) she was Curry's choice. She's clearly not Choice now (and while I'm biased, I guarantee Gettinger wouldn't be a Curry lapdog either).

DeFoor's main point is that JEA's presentation to the public is contradictory to the report JEA presented to the bond rating agencies in New York - her take is one of the reports isn't true and at a minimum this is unethical, and possible criminal. Good for her for having the chops to stand up to Curry and JEA.

I'm really dumbfounded as to whether Aaron Zahn is morally deceitful or just really not that smart. I change my mind seemingly every day. I don't think Hollywood producers could write this level of corruption.
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Downtown / Re: Last chance to see: the Landing is quietly coming down
« Last post by Josh on Today at 01:30:13 PM »
^^^ Pretty much. Never been panhandled in over a decade of walking through Hemming Park/Plaza, but I get panhandled in 5 Points regularly.
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