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Old 01-08-2011, 08:25 AM
 
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Default Can NOLA keep anything

Oreck
Ruth Chris Steak House
Popeye's
Zapp's
All the Oil and Energy Companies to Houston
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Old 01-08-2011, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Where did they all go? And how in the world can a "chocolate" city lose a Popeyes?! BR still has an Oreck storefront, a Ruths Chris, and countless Popeyes.
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Old 01-08-2011, 09:57 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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I think he's referring to corporate headquarters of the listed places. Zapp's just sold out to Utz in Pennsylvania, which I'm sure is what's sparking the conversation. There's no lacking of Popeye's around here, Ruth's Chris is still in business here, and I'm sure Orecks are being sold somewhere, but the headquarters of these places are no longer here or they're leaving.
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Old 01-08-2011, 10:35 AM
 
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What is Mitch doing to attract industry and a corporate presence in NOLA. Remember the port and Asia business that will come through the Panama Canal
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Old 01-09-2011, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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I think he's referring to corporate headquarters of the listed places. Zapp's just sold out to Utz in Pennsylvania, which I'm sure is what's sparking the conversation. There's no lacking of Popeye's around here, Ruth's Chris is still in business here, and I'm sure Orecks are being sold somewhere, but the headquarters of these places are no longer here or they're leaving.
You must be right. Because we have Popeye's in the Portland-Metro area that do quite well.

The nearby Oreck's store closed (didn't know it was headquartered there).
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Old 01-10-2011, 11:39 PM
 
Location: Destrehan, Louisiana
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I think he's referring to corporate headquarters of the listed places. Zapp's just sold out to Utz in Pennsylvania, which I'm sure is what's sparking the conversation. There's no lacking of Popeye's around here, Ruth's Chris is still in business here, and I'm sure Orecks are being sold somewhere, but the headquarters of these places are no longer here or they're leaving.
Zapps was never in New Orleans, they were in Gramercy. And neither was Popeye's they were in Metairie.


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Old 01-11-2011, 05:58 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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It really pisses me off the way companies are so quick to abandon a place that they have been a part of for generations. Profit Profit Profit > People People People
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Old 01-11-2011, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Destrehan, Louisiana
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It really pisses me off the way companies are so quick to abandon a place that they have been a part of for generations. Profit Profit Profit > People People People

Well Louisiana is not a business friendly state. Corporations pay a high tax rate compared with other states. Plus employees would much rather party then work.

I closed two businesses in the last 5 years because of this. One a restaurant open for 25 years because I had to constantly fight with employees who would not show up for work. Politicians and health inspectors who were always looking for a handout instead of helping the business. High city, parish, state and federal tax rate.

The other a construction company last year that I had for over 20 years. Same thing having to deal with employees that did not want to work plus got tired of the state government, federal government, lawyers, and insurance companies making more money then me.

So much easier to shut shop and work for a company and not have to deal with these problems.

busta
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Old 01-11-2011, 08:44 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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Zapps was never in New Orleans, they were in Gramercy. And neither was Popeye's they were in Metairie.
Right, but they were in the general surrounding area. My bad for leaving out specifics.
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Old 01-11-2011, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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Plus employees would much rather party then work.

I closed two businesses in the last 5 years because of this. One a restaurant open for 25 years because I had to constantly fight with employees who would not show up for work.

The other a construction company last year that I had for over 20 years. Same thing having to deal with employees that did not want to work

busta
Isn't it sad how work ethics have dwindled? It hurts employment.
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