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Old 10-03-2007, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Wherever it is, I am sure it is cosmopolitan
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The revenue Concord stands to gain or lose should be carefully looked at before they let a few NIMBY’s make the decisions.
So instead we should alow some bloated blowhole make all the decisions?
Part of being a good corporate citizen is respecting the needs of the community. There is enough noise and congestion in that area, and he is raking in plenty of bucks. Bruton cares about Bruton, not the community or the businesses or anything else.
He should look for compromise and hold town hall meetings so the community can feel like they have input. Collaboration makes things happen, not acting like a spoiled ninny.
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Old 10-03-2007, 10:23 AM
 
Location: In a house
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I heard some of those homeowners saying their home prices would fall....I would think it would be just the opposite.
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Old 10-03-2007, 11:12 AM
 
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So instead we should alow some bloated blowhole make all the decisions?
Part of being a good corporate citizen is respecting the needs of the community. There is enough noise and congestion in that area, and he is raking in plenty of bucks. Bruton cares about Bruton, not the community or the businesses or anything else.
He should look for compromise and hold town hall meetings so the community can feel like they have input. Collaboration makes things happen, not acting like a spoiled ninny.
That track has been there since 1959. The surrounding homes were built long after the speedway.
Didn’t the people that purchased those homes notice that there was a RACE TRACK NEXT TO THEM?
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Old 10-03-2007, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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Good ridance!!! No skin off my back! Take that eye sore somewhere else!
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Old 10-03-2007, 12:05 PM
 
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I have to agree, why would someone buy a house near something they don't want to be near. When moving to NC, you have the choice of where to buy. Lowe's was there before you and if it was to move, I hope they move it to Union County. I would love to have them near me. I actually looked at buying in Riverwalk because of the great view of Lowe's and being so close. But the houses were way too close to me instead. Maybe Bruton would say good ridance to those who are against the speedway, cuz you do need to move.
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Old 10-03-2007, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
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Isn't that new HUGE indoor waterpark going to be right down the street from LMS? (not for a few years ,i know) but thats the same area, yes?
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Old 10-03-2007, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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That track has been there since 1959. The surrounding homes were built long after the speedway.
Didn’t the people that purchased those homes notice that there was a RACE TRACK NEXT TO THEM?
You are not understanding the point - we are not talking about the current race track - of course folks knew that was there, Bruton wants to build a whole new dragway.
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Old 10-03-2007, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Isn't that new HUGE indoor waterpark going to be right down the street from LMS? (not for a few years ,i know) but thats the same area, yes?
But how can you compare the noise of a waterpark with the extreme levels of noise from cars drag racing???
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Old 10-03-2007, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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I have to agree, why would someone buy a house near something they don't want to be near. When moving to NC, you have the choice of where to buy. Lowe's was there before you and if it was to move, I hope they move it to Union County. I would love to have them near me. I actually looked at buying in Riverwalk because of the great view of Lowe's and being so close. But the houses were way too close to me instead. Maybe Bruton would say good ridance to those who are against the speedway, cuz you do need to move.
Again, here's the deal, Bruton is only threatening to relocate the NASCAR track as punishment for the city not wanting to let him build a whole new dragway.

The people who bought homes near the speedway generally only have to contend with big race traffic and noise TWICE a year, once in October and once in May. That was probably an acceptable thing to them to be able to get a house they wanted. But a dragway that will operate most weekends???? Would you want THAT near your home? They had no way of knowing this was something that could happen when they bought.
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Old 10-03-2007, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
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But how can you compare the noise of a waterpark with the extreme levels of noise from cars drag racing???
LOL,i was not comparing. i was asking ...
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