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Old 10-25-2015, 07:58 PM
 
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I'm hoping it's a formality as well and this is standard procedure. I'm thinking that's good news it's moving forward. The "wetlands" were man made from dirt being shifted around from the other restaurants next to the property.
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Old 10-25-2015, 08:01 PM
 
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Thanks for the post, JMT.

Now that the signs are up the tree huggers will be down in that hole lookin' for Snail Darters faster than a mongoose can catch a snake. If they look real close up in them power lines they might even see a Spotted Owl that has lost its way from the PNW......

In the meantime they can still do their grocery shopping at Walmart/Kroger/Food Lion My family is eagerly awaiting the Publix store !!

here is an interesting article, the "Did You Know" paragraph is great for a laugh if one has a sense of humor!!

Tellico Dam still generating debate - News Sentinel Story

In related news, I am still waiting (not really) for an update of the Bunker Hill Road Tunnel from Sam's Club over to somewhere near the THP HQ. Page 74 of this:

http://www.cookeville-tn.gov/uploads...vePlan2020.pdf

6. Construction of Bunker Hill Road
Tunnel. This project involves the
construction of a tunnel under Interstate
40 to connect the southern section of
Bunker Hill Road with the northern
section. Funding would include federal,
state, and local monies.

Something of a short cut to Publix for those of us in S Ckvl. But In my opinion, more good money thrown down the drain.

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Old 10-26-2015, 11:55 AM
 
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Thanks for the post, JMT.

Now that the signs are up the tree huggers will be down in that hole lookin' for Snail Darters faster than a mongoose can catch a snake. If they look real close up in them power lines they might even see a Spotted Owl that has lost its way from the PNW......

In the meantime they can still do their grocery shopping at Walmart/Kroger/Food Lion My family is eagerly awaiting the Publix store !!

here is an interesting article, the "Did You Know" paragraph is great for a laugh if one has a sense of humor!!

Tellico Dam still generating debate - News Sentinel Story

In related news, I am still waiting (not really) for an update of the Bunker Hill Road Tunnel from Sam's Club over to somewhere near the THP HQ. Page 74 of this:

http://www.cookeville-tn.gov/uploads...vePlan2020.pdf

6. Construction of Bunker Hill Road
Tunnel. This project involves the
construction of a tunnel under Interstate
40 to connect the southern section of
Bunker Hill Road with the northern
section. Funding would include federal,
state, and local monies.

Something of a short cut to Publix for those of us in S Ckvl. But In my opinion, more good money thrown down the drain.
We're desperately awaiting the Publix store. This Kroger's monopoly is not benefiting UC grocery shoppers from a service or price standpoint. Metro Nashville Kroger stores are much more cognizant of the shopper.

When was the last time you saw the basket stand full at the main entrance to Cookeville Kroger? If at all, it was first thing in the morning....because I guarantee more times than not, you'll see it empty. Go to any Publix, basket stands are placed throughout the store, not only to encourage you to purchase more items than your arms can carry, but these are also helpful to those of us that go in for only an item or two but then decide to by more items than allowed through the express check out lane.

A week or two ago, I went visited our Kroger early in the morning...baskets o'plenty were available. I saw one of the top managers in the produce section working on a display, I came back later in the afternoon that day, the manager was still in that area near the produce working on displays and the basket stand was empty yet again.

If it weren't for fuel points, I'd abandon our Kroger altogether once Publix opens its doors in Cookeville. Kroger will need to change its "we're the only game in town" attitude.

I challenge all of you to find baskets available in that store at the front entrance on an afternoon...shock me with evidence that doesn't support my contention.
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Old 10-26-2015, 12:53 PM
 
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In related news, I am still waiting (not really) for an update of the Bunker Hill Road Tunnel from Sam's Club over to somewhere near the THP HQ. Page 74 of this:

http://www.cookeville-tn.gov/uploads...vePlan2020.pdf

6. Construction of Bunker Hill Road
Tunnel. This project involves the
construction of a tunnel under Interstate
40 to connect the southern section of
Bunker Hill Road with the northern
section. Funding would include federal,
state, and local monies.

Something of a short cut to Publix for those of us in S Ckvl. But In my opinion, more good money thrown down the drain.
To show how long ago that was written, the northern part of Bunker Hill Road is now Walnut Avenue. I still hear some city leaders talk about eventually building that tunnel under I-40 but I agree that, for now at least, that money could be better spent elsewhere, and I'm not sure just how much traffic relief it would bring. However, if the area around Sam's continues to develop (I could see a Home Depot down there) and with the new Publix/Academy Sports shopping center north of I-40, then I could see the city pursuing it.
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Old 10-26-2015, 01:01 PM
 
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We're desperately awaiting the Publix store. This Kroger's monopoly is not benefiting UC grocery shoppers from a service or price standpoint. Metro Nashville Kroger stores are much more cognizant of the shopper.

When was the last time you saw the basket stand full at the main entrance to Cookeville Kroger? If at all, it was first thing in the morning....because I guarantee more times than not, you'll see it empty. Go to any Publix, basket stands are placed throughout the store, not only to encourage you to purchase more items than your arms can carry, but these are also helpful to those of us that go in for only an item or two but then decide to by more items than allowed through the express check out lane.

A week or two ago, I went visited our Kroger early in the morning...baskets o'plenty were available. I saw one of the top managers in the produce section working on a display, I came back later in the afternoon that day, the manager was still in that area near the produce working on displays and the basket stand was empty yet again.

If it weren't for fuel points, I'd abandon our Kroger altogether once Publix opens its doors in Cookeville. Kroger will need to change its "we're the only game in town" attitude.

I challenge all of you to find baskets available in that store at the front entrance on an afternoon...shock me with evidence that doesn't support my contention.
YES. Kroger needs to be challenged. I was living in Atlanta when Publix came sweeping into town, and it totally caught Kroger off guard. While the Cookeville Kroger is nicer than plenty of other Krogers (like the dumpy one in McMinnville), it'll pale in comparison to Publix, especially a brand new Publix. I could see Kroger building a newer store once Publix opens just out of sheer necessity.

I don't even go to Kroger in Cookeville anymore. Like you said, they hardly ever have baskets available unless you go early in the morning or super late at night. Publix customer service blows Kroger out of the water, and the quality of Publix-brand products is a bajillion times better than Kroger-brand products.
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Old 10-26-2015, 01:44 PM
 
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YES. Kroger needs to be challenged. I was living in Atlanta when Publix came sweeping into town, and it totally caught Kroger off guard. While the Cookeville Kroger is nicer than plenty of other Krogers (like the dumpy one in McMinnville), it'll pale in comparison to Publix, especially a brand new Publix. I could see Kroger building a newer store once Publix opens just out of sheer necessity.

I don't even go to Kroger in Cookeville anymore. Like you said, they hardly ever have baskets available unless you go early in the morning or super late at night. Publix customer service blows Kroger out of the water, and the quality of Publix-brand products is a bajillion times better than Kroger-brand products.
I can see Publix expanding further in Tennessee and in Kroger's footprint with additional stores. Publix's new distribution center in McCalla, Alabama will help support existing and additional stores. It remains to be seen if further growth into Memphis, western Tennessee and Mississippi.

Kroger is active adding stores or replacing and expanding existing stores in the Marketplace hypermarket format. These stores compete against Walmart's Supercenters and Publix. I do not know if Kroger plans to expand across the southeastern United States by entering or re-entering markets.
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Old 10-26-2015, 04:47 PM
 
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I don't even go to Kroger in Cookeville anymore. Like you said, they hardly ever have baskets available unless you go early in the morning or super late at night.
Out of curiosity, where do you grocery shop in Cookeville?
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Old 10-26-2015, 05:58 PM
 
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Out of curiosity, where do you grocery shop in Cookeville?
Depends what I'm looking for or what part of town I'm in. But generally: Aldi, Food Lion (the one on Jackson), Spring Street Supermarket, and sometimes Walmart--usually the one in Algood.
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Old 10-28-2015, 04:17 PM
 
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According to today's H-C, Browning Development is planning on buying two properties totaling 35 acres in the Falling Water River watershed four miles south of town in order to compensate for the 3.26 acres of wetlands that will be lost with this new shopping center. In those 35 acres they intend to restore 10.5 acres, enhance 14.8 acres, and preserve 9.7 acres of wetlands. I'm no expert in these kinds of things, but it sure sounds like they are very serious about making this development happen.

Interstate Drive retail development faces first hurdle
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Old 10-28-2015, 06:12 PM
 
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According to today's H-C, Browning Development is planning on buying two properties totaling 35 acres in the Falling Water River watershed four miles south of town in order to compensate for the 3.26 acres of wetlands that will be lost with this new shopping center. In those 35 acres they intend to restore 10.5 acres, enhance 14.8 acres, and preserve 9.7 acres of wetlands. I'm no expert in these kinds of things, but it sure sounds like they are very serious about making this development happen.

Interstate Drive retail development faces first hurdle
I don't get it. If they purchase property along the Falling Water River and restore it does that mean they will then donate the property back to the people? What exactly is restoring the property?
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