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Old 10-21-2009, 07:52 PM
 
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Please don't say NEVER! I hate that word. People back then probably thought that Huntsville would NEVER be what it is today, but look at it. Please don't say NEVER. Huntsville probably could get a Saks. We don't know; only time will tell. We didn't know that we going to be in a recession, but we are. I think Huntsville will become something that other people don't agree with. You never know, Huntsville may get a Saks and two Macy's. Who knows? Maybe in a few years, all of the Water projects will be built. We never know although many of you oppose them.

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Old 10-21-2009, 07:59 PM
 
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You are right about never. I'll give you that. For sure.
But, I'm DEFINITELY...NEVER...with you on it being about what "us people" want. I would LOVE a Nordstrom here -- LOVE. I would do my best to keep their shoe dpt in business, and am fortunate enough to be able to buy from there. But, it's NOT about what I want or what Huntsville wants. It takes time and growth. in time, we could become a Greenville or a Raleigh if HSV and the surrounding areas grow enough. But, it will take decades. Decades from now, HSV may have these things. Decades from now, HSV may need two or three more major retail areas. But, today is not it. ANd, that has NOTHING to do with what I or anyone else in HSV wants. that has to do with a little thing called reality. Decades from now, maybe. Today, hell no. A few months from now, hell no. A few years from now, hell no. time and population growth --anything is possible. But, decades of time.
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Old 10-22-2009, 03:00 AM
 
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We call MS, "meth mall." There are some interesting clients going there. We only hit their flag ship dept. stores. Sears for car stuff and JC Penney on occasion.
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Old 10-22-2009, 05:36 PM
 
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Trader Joes
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Old 10-22-2009, 05:52 PM
 
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Ditto! Love that place and unlike Nashville, we'd be able to buy cheap wine there. Wine is at least 2 dollars more a bottle here than in VA and we have to pay 8.5 tax on it. I can't wait to stock up at the TJs in GA next time I go there
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Old 10-22-2009, 06:08 PM
 
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I'm from down that way, and I can tell you that Tuscaloosa is behind Meridian, Decatur, and Dothan on retail. Tuscaloosa's main concern is the university. Huntsville's retail market is triple that of Tuscaloosa's and Huntsville is twice the size as Tuscaloosa. We all know that Huntsville doesn't has some stores that Tuscaloosa has, but Huntsville just slaughters Tuscaloosa with national retailers.

Just a joke, but will Huntsville just finally get a Wegmen's because the DC transplants are missing it?
Why are you so hard on Tuscaloosa. It's not that bad. Are you scared it might catch up to Huntsville and take the 4th spot from Huntsville as cities in the state.
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Old 10-22-2009, 07:04 PM
 
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NO. I'm hard on Tuscaloosa because Tuscaloosa is always concentrating on UA and not on retail. That's why it lags behind. Too many people depend on Tuscaloosa for retail and other necessities. I'm not worried about Tuscaloosa catching up with Huntsville. It has a long way.
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Old 10-22-2009, 07:43 PM
 
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NO. I'm hard on Tuscaloosa because Tuscaloosa is always concentrating on UA and not on retail. That's why it lags behind. Too many people depend on Tuscaloosa for retail and other necessities. I'm not worried about Tuscaloosa catching up with Huntsville. It has a long way.
UA will bring retail. T-town don't have along way to go, it's not like Huntsville is some giant metropolis.
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Old 10-22-2009, 10:02 PM
 
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Wegmans rocks... but it will never come here... we'll be lucky to see Trader Joes...Thank goodness for Nashville and B'ham.
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Old 10-23-2009, 05:58 AM
 
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Come on; quit with the NEVER. Who knows? Huntsville may get a Wegmans due to the plethora of DC transplants. We may not know!
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