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Old 08-04-2009, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Glory Road - El Paso, Texas (R.O)
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A dead body in the parking lot? Now we are just reaching. That does not happen very often here.

Also, how many chains closed down here - not because the El Paso location was doing bad but because nationally the chain was doing bad?

I know for a fact, the El Paso Mervyns were doing well. The El Paso Circuit City's was doing well. KB Toys was doing well here. They only closed because the chain was struggling nationwide .

El Paso has its ups and downs. It is not a utopia. It is not as bad as some of these claims are. Not at all. Why did Buffalo Bills swoop in to take over the Benegins building? Because that location was doing great. Nationally, they weren't, in El Paso they were. Same thing with Steak & Ale.
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Old 08-04-2009, 10:48 AM
 
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On the westside perhaps, or in a renovated downtown with other anchor business to attract folks. UTEP area...no. Too congested and after a certain hour it is more about the drinking. The only place where I saw something similar was is Orange County in So CA (Irvine). As long as we are not talking about usual movie theater food/beverage price gouging then it may have some appeal.

What I saw in Northern CA was folks setting up their own independent movie theaters...like in a converted firehouse/warehouse with sofas and comfy chairs, large digital projection system. The movies weren't necessarily first run, but for families, it provided a casual way to see movies they missed but were not yet on DVD. Basic low cost food available.

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Do you guys think a business would do really well in El Paso? If yes what part of town? UTEP area? Your thoughts please.

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Old 08-07-2009, 06:42 PM
 
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Ya, El Paso is a great place to do business because you can pay your employees peanuts!

Also, the post about the dead body was a bit over the top, but seriously, violence is a problem in EP. El Paso hosted a big boxing match a few weeks ago, and a huge fight broke out in the stands. It was nationally televised. I wonder when EP will get another big fight?
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Old 08-07-2009, 07:47 PM
 
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Ya, El Paso is a great place to do business because you can pay your employees peanuts!

Also, the post about the dead body was a bit over the top, but seriously, violence is a problem in EP. El Paso hosted a big boxing match a few weeks ago, and a huge fight broke out in the stands. It was nationally televised. I wonder when EP will get another big fight?

Last night wasn't too bad as far as violence and it wasn't even the weekend yet. Some guy stabbed a whole bunch of times in a Whataburger parking lot, and some other big fight on Country Club Rd in the West Side.

Plus the news isn't reporting much on the woman recently killed.
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Old 08-07-2009, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Glory Road - El Paso, Texas (R.O)
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Sadly, violence doesn't always wait for the weekends.
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Old 08-08-2009, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Mo City, TX
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Ya, El Paso is a great place to do business because you can pay your employees peanuts!
From that standpoint El Paso is a great place to run a business. You can make a ton of money paying people as little as possible.
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Old 08-09-2009, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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From that standpoint El Paso is a great place to run a business. You can make a ton of money paying people as little as possible.

Again...PDNG!!
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