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Old 04-22-2008, 09:42 PM
 
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My plans are to move to Burlington. Have a few business ideas 2 of them are not going on in the town that I can see or have seen. 1 is a brick and mortar store that will be reselling used Music and Gaming cds along with books and computer programs for half price or less.
Don't know how well it will go over but I'm thinking the college will help!
Let me know,
Larry
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Old 04-22-2008, 11:10 PM
 
Location: Iowa, Des Moines Metro
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What college? I used to live near there and I don't remember there being a college besides Southeastern CC. Is there another one? Either way, I would imagine anything sold for half price or less would flourish in Burlington. Good luck.
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Old 05-02-2008, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Southeast Iowa
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There is no college in B-Town except for SCC which is just a junior college. That town definitely needs new businesses, more younger people, better restaurants, and someone with money to come in and remodel downtown. The town of Burlington has so much potential but is just going downhill. Not to mention the people there act sad and depressed all the time. Someone needs to liven up that place! It's right on river, it's beautiful, and it's cheap to live there. I would move there if I knew I had a job lined up. There's no jobs though, unless you are a doctor or nurse.
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Old 05-06-2008, 02:45 PM
 
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The town of Burlington has so much potential but is just going downhill. Not to mention the people there act sad and depressed all the time.
Sad and depressed? Maybe duhont should open a liquor store instead. Or at least have a good blues section in his (her?) used CD store.
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Old 05-06-2008, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Southeast Iowa
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Sad and depressed? Maybe duhont should open a liquor store instead. Or at least have a good blues section in his (her?) used CD store.
The LAST thing Burlington needs is more liquor! Trust me, they seem to have plenty of that to go around! LOL!
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Old 05-06-2008, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Iowa, Des Moines Metro
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The town of Burlington has so much potential but is just going downhill. Not to mention the people there act sad and depressed all the time.
I realize I've said this same thing about the Burlington area before - but I guess it just dawned on me that shouldn't say most of the people have the bad economy hanging over their head. I'm sure there are plenty of happy people in Burlington. After all, saying that is no different than Obama generalizing all of the blue collar families in the Rust Belt.
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Old 05-07-2008, 08:58 PM
 
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To all who have added their 2cents worth thank you and the Liqueur is a probability.
Also a community collage is still a collage, yes?
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Old 05-08-2008, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Southeast Iowa
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To all who have added their 2cents worth thank you and the Liqueur is a probability.
Also a community collage is still a collage, yes?
Yes, I guess SCC is a "college" but it's not big enough to justify calling that area a "college town." It's not. It's a small rural town.

And to Metro...yes, there are happy people in B-Town, you're right. But even the happy ones act with a very "ho hum" attitude. Maybe that's just how they are. I don't know. Just because someone acts depressed, I guess doesn't mean they actually ARE. Who knows. This guy should move there and find out for himself. He can be the judge. Everyone has their own opinions on different places.
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Old 05-08-2008, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Iowa, Des Moines Metro
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Yes, I guess SCC is a "college" but it's not big enough to justify calling that area a "college town." It's not. It's a small rural town.

And to Metro...yes, there are happy people in B-Town, you're right. But even the happy ones act with a very "ho hum" attitude. Maybe that's just how they are. I don't know. Just because someone acts depressed, I guess doesn't mean they actually ARE. Who knows. This guy should move there and find out for himself. He can be the judge. Everyone has their own opinions on different places.
Well I lived in the area for 14 years - I know not everyone acts like that. Trust me there are plenty of people who love living there. A lot of people with the depressed attitude or "ho hum" as you put it - are of younger and younger generations.

And no I agree it's not a college town - however, it's not a small rural farming town like others in Iowa - it's on the river, has industry and is mostly wooded around the town rather than the typical flat farmland.
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Old 05-08-2008, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Southeast Iowa
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Well I lived in the area for 14 years - I know not everyone acts like that. Trust me there are plenty of people who love living there. A lot of people with the depressed attitude or "ho hum" as you put it - are of younger and younger generations.

And no I agree it's not a college town - however, it's not a small rural farming town like others in Iowa - it's on the river, has industry and is mostly wooded around the town rather than the typical flat farmland.
I should just quit talking, you are obvouisly the expert on Burlington!
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