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Old 08-11-2009, 11:25 AM
 
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I heard about luna last week, but I didn't know one of the bleu's closed. which one? Q or cafe?

they're opening another in the old sportsman club building downtown. I don't recall exactly what. or maybe its possible the one you said closed is just moving into the old sportsman building?
Don't know which Blu - someone told me & I have not been downtown in last couple weeks. Hoping they simply moved to new location. I heard a pizza place is or already has opened where Luna used to be. The Luna people are old time restraunt people, managing and doing things right, so I'm surprised they didn't make it. Their little upstairs bar was a favorite for relaxing. I'm trying to get downtown more- to support local business, but everything takes $$$ !
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Old 08-11-2009, 01:30 PM
 
Location: sowf jawja
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if i'm not mistaken, it was vito's that moved into their old building.


vito's was next door to the chamber of commerce on ashley st. in that dilapidated house.
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Old 08-11-2009, 08:01 PM
 
Location: sarasota, FL
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I dont live there, but my family is moving up there (not to Valdosta, but to Douglas) because here in Sarasota, FL we cant find any work. Construction has completely come to an abrupt stop(thats what my hubbs does), restaurants are closing left and right (which is what I do) and the education is going down the tubes. People are being evicted left and right from people homes being foreclosed on and the renters are being forced to leave. We visited GA only for a short time. We both found jobs immediately and a rental house at an unbelievably more reasonable cost than what is here.

I agree with whoever said it may not be as bad there, but I dont think any city or town is 'recession-proof"
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Old 08-12-2009, 09:04 AM
 
Location: in the ground
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Construction has completely come to an abrupt stop(thats what my hubbs does), restaurants are closing left and right (which is what I do) and the education is going down the tubes. People are being evicted left and right from people homes being foreclosed on and the renters are being forced to leave.
Education has been down the tubes in Fla for many years but only realized recently with the best and brightest teachers leaving faster than Amtrak. The further south you go in Fla the worse it is. But, construction is down everywhere in the country - mainly because of the realty swindles.

Welcome to Georgia the land of new opportunities.
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Old 08-12-2009, 10:16 AM
 
Location: sowf jawja
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florida is in desperate need of a hurricane.
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Old 08-12-2009, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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^Sad, but true.

How are things in Valdosta as of now, southgeorgia? I may be reading things wrong, but I think we have hit bottom and are slowly recovering up this way..........
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Old 08-12-2009, 03:27 PM
 
Location: sowf jawja
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^Sad, but true.

How are things in Valdosta as of now, southgeorgia? I may be reading things wrong, but I think we have hit bottom and are slowly recovering up this way..........
my business is booming; and so are a lot of others.


we still have a lot of non-residential construction projects going on around the city.

residential is still going, but slow. the banks aren't lending any money unless you have enough collateral to cover the loan entirely (construction loans).

overall, consumer spending here is still strong.
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