People like Bob Diamond make me proud to be an atheist.
Any time a business owner (who decides to close up shop that quickly) first blames the former business and customers for their lack of business...and any time a restaurant/bar owner sees it as a "concept" rather than something they love and want to share with others--you know there's a problem. Hadleys has failed because the owners are after a concept and after fast money on the backs of the "new hipster-foodie crowd" rather than loyal locals and others. It also appears as if they screwed over the former server staff and crew for no apparent reason.
As a former server and as one who watched my dad build extremely successful restaurants on high quality, fantastic food (at reasonable prices that weren't jacked up) and developing relationships with the locals, I find it really disingenuous (or maybe just ignorant) of the owners of Hadleys to say they failed because the locals were mad they lost the former place. Get over yourselves - stop CONCEPTUALIZING and start developing good food (reasonably priced) and drinks, as well as building relationships. Then maybe you won't have to move on quite as fast.
Ditto on all 4 comments. Tillis is so disgusting, it turns my stomach.And what's even sadder is there are people out there who actually agree with this monster. They voted for him. I sure hope the sensible people will wake up and smell the coffee and get to the polls and send him packing the next time around.
Perhaps Thom Tillis should be tried for first degree murder for the many mass shootings that have occurred because of the inaction of leaders like him. As the top money-grubber of the NRA, he clearly has blood on his hands.
They made their goal. That said, it's not the job of rich white ladies in Raleigh to fund black separatists especially when Pierce Freelon comes from an incredibly wealthy family and could fund the whole thing without a Kickstarter. In the end someone (mommy and daddy?) dropped $6K to fund it.
Also, there's that anti-white hostility and black separatist thing he's going:
THE INDY: When we think about “spaces” in terms of physical rooms in downtown Durham where black folks feel at home and in tune with the city’s revitalization, could an unapologetic project like Blackspace come off as alienating?
PIERCE FREELON: I’m not worried about it. My obligation is not to the people who find it objectionable. My obligation is to my people—black people and black liberation. If that means that I’ve alienated a few people who might have given money, then good. I don’t want their money anyway. I’d rather raise the money from the people who I intend to liberate myself with.
Sounds like if you're white and you object to racist behavior on the part of blacks, he doesn't want your money.
But like I said, pops came through with 6K.
The NRA gave him so much money he would probably put a gun in his own mouth, if they asked.
It makes me sad to see the class disparity in the triangle written out so clearly. The Kickstarter for Blackspace was less than 25 grand. I know for a fact that there are rich white women in Raleigh who spend 30 grand on flower gardening for their homes.
This is such an inexpensive piece of culture, and will give so much more back. If it doesn't hit the funding mark, this area needs to have a serious conversation with itself.
Perhaps Tillis needs to be reminded that the U.S. Constitution says that members of congress are "privileged from arrest during their attendance at the session of their respective Houses."
Thom would like to get to work on stuff like defunding agencies that protect consumers and making sure financial advisors can get back to selling their clients products against their interests, no time for these grandstanders trying to save lives.
This is not a protest against the second amendment, as one commenter said. We can ban weapons for private use that allow a single person to shoot over 130 people, without doing away with the right to bear arms.
The SBC has sinned. Though shall not bear false witness. The SBC should repent.
When the new place opened up it went from fun local gay friendly hangout (with beer) to yuppie/hipster cocktail bar (with no beer and overpriced sandwiches), which had zero appeal. It wasn't a loyalty thing (as the new owner suggests), it just wasn't the same, or anywhere close to being the same. Seriously, did they really think after changing everything about the bar/restaurant that they would automatically keep all of the patrons based on the location? If you closed down a steakhouse and replaced it with a vegetarian restaurant, would you expect the same clientele?
I'm surprised they didn't just tweak the first concept more and listen to customer feedback. Also, we all knew that the regular staff of the Borough were interested and then not contacted to work there. Which was lame. This is kind of a bummer. But maybe it will have a happier ending.
They spelled lease wrong in the listing.
The shills of the NRA only parrot the talking points of their handlers ... The levels of corruption and the lack of intellectual honesty has affected the GOP field of wannabe Mussolini clones.
Fascism is alive and well within the GOP.... and it is time that the corporate whores in Congress be sent to the dung heap of history in the next election cycle and replaced with compassionate common sense citizens to hold those respected offices in Washington.
For being as heavily armed and brave as they are, a substantial subset of soldiers and cops have awfully thin skins when criticized (even in the most diplomatic of terms.)
Jillian has nothing to apologize for. Good for her for standing her ground.
I do not see the coorelation between civil rights protests and people protesting against the 2nd Amendment, mainly because they didn't win the debate on it and get their way.
Mark Walker (R, 6th district) whitesplaining sit-ins to civil rights hero John Lewis. Mark should have his head examined, preferably with the business end of a nightstick.
Courage in the face of ignorance, then as now.
Mark Walker is a moron and a complete embarrassment to the state of NC. John Lewis is a bona fide American hero. Walker isn't qualified to carry Mr. Lewis' briefcase.
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