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Old 12-16-2009, 02:07 AM
 
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I just saw this on the news tonight. It is really sad. I used to go there all the time and bet on the dogs. Basically, they said the economy is to blame. 140 people or so are losing their jobs. After 55 years of successful operations, they are closing their doors. This one lady said she has been there 38 years, and does not know what to do next. A sign of the times...
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Old 12-16-2009, 04:36 AM
 
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It is sad. It's been there such a long time, with, as you mention, longtime employees. And, the Adopt-A-Greyhound people, who have always had plenty of dogs to care for and find homes, will now have more. I'm probably paying them a visit after the first of the year.
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Old 12-16-2009, 06:57 AM
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Location: Phoenix,AZ
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Wait a minute.

I thought the airport purchased that property.....
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Old 12-16-2009, 08:23 AM
 
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Wait a minute.

I thought the airport purchased that property.....
Where did you read that? It would be news to me. Where would Phoenix get the money for that?
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Old 12-16-2009, 08:33 AM
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Where did you read that? It would be news to me. Where would Phoenix get the money for that?
I'm thinkin' AZ Repugnant.

Something about the airport was going to use it for a maintenance area.

This would have been a couple of years ago......
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Old 12-16-2009, 08:36 AM
 
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Here is the story. It is really sad.

online video - channel 12 news video - arizona republic video - phoenix video
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Old 12-16-2009, 08:37 AM
 
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I'm thinkin' AZ Repugnant.

Something about the airport was going to use it for a maintenance area.

This would have been a couple of years ago......
They might have thought about it once upon a time, but a lot of the property is a LONG way from the main part of the airport. Seems impractical for maintenance of anything.
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Old 12-16-2009, 08:41 AM
 
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sad news for sure

really no good reason they don't open up like a lot of the other states and allow cards & slots at the tracks as well

i heard about this a while ago and wanted to make it out again before it closed, but that doesn't appear to be in the cards
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Old 12-16-2009, 08:45 AM
 
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sad news for sure

really no good reason they don't open up like a lot of the other states and allow cards & slots at the tracks as well

i heard about this a while ago and wanted to make it out again before it closed, but that doesn't appear to be in the cards
They will still be open until this Saturday if you can make it out there. I would do it myself, but being here in Las Vegas, it would be quite a drive.
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Old 12-16-2009, 08:56 AM
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They might have thought about it once upon a time, but a lot of the property is a LONG way from the main part of the airport. Seems impractical for maintenance of anything.

OK. Here's a link from a couple of years ago; it was all the rage when I was working at Honeywell:

CCI - LAP II (http://www.capitalcommercial.com/lap2_info.html - broken link)

The airport was to build another runway, and if you look closely you can see the eminent domain area that the dog track is in (east side).
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