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Re: “Eat & Drink: Readers Poll

How can Babylon be a finalist for Best Turkish Restaurant when it's not a Turkish restaurant but a Moroccan restaurant?! Wrong continent, wrong country. Come on now Indy I expected more from you.

Posted by Saliha on 06/23/2016 at 6:35 PM

Re: “Morgan Street Meltdown: Hadley's Is for Sale After Less Than Four Months in Business

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.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Abby Nardo on 06/23/2016 at 12:59 PM

Re: “Is The Closure of Cave Taureau a Bad Sign for Downtown Durham's Recent Retail Bloom?

Agree and disagree. It's not just shopping at boutiques that we're trying to get people downtown for. Example: the RUNAWAY store has an art gallery as well for people to enjoy locally produced art. Beyu Caffe curates musical events throughout their operating hours, both in the afternoon and evening.

Your definition of "working during the day" assumes a standard 9-5 job. Maybe in my startup culture bubble, this is only true, but many people I know take longer lunch breaks or just walking around breaks during the day to get some sunlight, rest their wrists, and so forth. So having activities available for those leisure times midday would serve the people who are making up a large percentage of Downtown's work force. You also have people that work restaurant and bar jobs that don't start work until 5pm and would enjoy doing things in town during the day.

Just a few thoughts. Not saying you're wrong in your assessment, just adding alternate perspective as someone who both owns a shop (aforementioned RUNAWAY) and enjoys hanging out downtown.

5 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Justin Laidlaw on 06/23/2016 at 10:51 AM

Re: “Morgan Street Meltdown: Hadley's Is for Sale After Less Than Four Months in Business

They spelled lease wrong in the listing.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Zack May on 06/23/2016 at 10:17 AM

Re: “N.C. Congressman Explains Sit-Ins to Civil Rights Legend Who Has Been Beaten for Organizing Sit-Ins

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.

21 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by medcannabis1 on 06/23/2016 at 9:48 AM

Re: “The Morning Roundup: Rallies in Raleigh

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.

5 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by BullCityBrian on 06/23/2016 at 8:54 AM

Re: “N.C. Congressman Explains Sit-Ins to Civil Rights Legend Who Has Been Beaten for Organizing Sit-Ins

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.

6 likes, 44 dislikes
Posted by James 2 on 06/23/2016 at 8:44 AM

Re: “Durham Shelters Move Away from the Old Services Model

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Posted by Victoria Madison on 06/23/2016 at 7:45 AM

Re: “N.C. Congressman Explains Sit-Ins to Civil Rights Legend Who Has Been Beaten for Organizing Sit-Ins

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.

43 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Norf Cackalackie on 06/23/2016 at 2:14 AM

Re: “N.C. Congressman Explains Sit-Ins to Civil Rights Legend Who Has Been Beaten for Organizing Sit-Ins

Courage in the face of ignorance, then as now.

50 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Andy Church on 06/22/2016 at 11:42 PM

Re: “BIG Something, Castle Wild, Pinto

This event is awesome and great for the family - bring kids to the Kid Zone! It's part of a summer-long concert series, Oak City 7, every other Thursday evening and features all local NC bands. The event is produced by Deep South Entertainment and is 100% sponsor driven. Local music, local art and food truck vendors and local beer. Perfect free, summer activity in downtown Raleigh.

Posted by DeepSouthIntern on 06/22/2016 at 11:00 PM

Re: “N.C. Congressman Explains Sit-Ins to Civil Rights Legend Who Has Been Beaten for Organizing Sit-Ins

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.

94 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Ed Purdy on 06/22/2016 at 9:43 PM

Re: “Can Raleigh’s New Affordable Housing Tax Overcome Market Pressures?

Housing in this area would be much fairer to the poorest among us if we had a progressive tax structure like Wisconsin. There, you get a tax write-off for the amount of income paid in rent. That's a massive boon to the wallets of poor and working people, which puts cash flow into the local economy and raises all boats.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Norf Cackalackie on 06/22/2016 at 9:34 PM

Re: “How to Buy an Assault Rifle in North Carolina

The pedants arguing about terminology when the point is abundantly clear make me sick. You people are a blight on human decency.

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Posted by Norf Cackalackie on 06/22/2016 at 9:29 PM
Posted by Jesse R. Gephart on 06/22/2016 at 8:37 PM

Re: “Morgan Street Meltdown: Hadley's Is for Sale After Less Than Four Months in Business

I have to agree with nematome above. I am very disappointed to see Hadley's fail, but there were major problems that alienated the regular Borough crowd from day one. First, if it is not broken then don't fix it. The conversion to Hadley's was too much of a change - all beer taps taken out, no hot side dishes, no basic light beer option even in a can or bottle, sandwiches were more expensive than the Borough, etc. Second, Hadley's announced that they would be retaining some of the Borough staff, but us regulars knew that many of them interviewed to work there but none of the wait staff was hired. These people had become close friends to the regulars, and this put many of us off from day one. Still, most of the regular crowd gave it a chance. When they changed concept again to a martini bar, that was even less attractive. Without food, there is nothing to differentiate them from the bar next door. It always felt like they were trying concepts that appealed to themselves without taking into account any feedback from the Borough regulars. I talked to the owners each of the times I went to Hadley's. They were friendly and nice. It is not that we hated them or their establishment, but their changes were too drastic and drove the regular crowd away. At the end of the day, the Borough never had the best food, but it was always a place where I could go where I would see friends. It was, for many of us, our local "Cheers" experience. Hadley's drastic changes drove that regular crowd away. We miss our regular watering hole, and hope that the next owner can take input from the old Borough regulars. You will have a gold mine on your hands if you take it back to something that is closer to the Borough concept.

13 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Al Parker on 06/22/2016 at 6:45 PM

Re: “Morgan Street Meltdown: Hadley's Is for Sale After Less Than Four Months in Business

They can't even own the problem. Blame it on the customer: “The fact that Kevin and I bought The Borough and shut it down made a lot of people mad,” Hadley’s co-owner Drew Schenck says. “People loved The Borough. They loved Liz. And they hated us.”

How about, "We just didn't provide an atmosphere that they were looking for."

28 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by nematome on 06/22/2016 at 4:19 PM

Re: “Morgan Street Meltdown: Hadley's Is for Sale After Less Than Four Months in Business

Just clicked the Craigslist ad out of curiosity. Interesting headline:
"Want to open a Bottle Shop? Sandwich - $120000"

A sales pitch for a takeover in Raleigh doesn't get much more attractive than that. So who is going to pony up and open what would be bottle shop #8 (i think) within a 2 mile radius of downtown? Sandwich.

8 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Roy B. on 06/22/2016 at 4:05 PM

Re: “How to Buy an Assault Rifle in North Carolina

Ignoring the obvious gaping hole in journalistic integrity through the grossly misused "assault rifle" label for AR-15s, one would wonder if the author is aware that, nationwide, more than double the amount of homocides were committed using only the assailants' body parts (fists, feet, etc.) than by rifle in 2013. Should we start referring to every individual's body parts as "death machines"? It would seem to me this would be more than doubly accurate than referring to AR-15s as death machines.

For those curious in actual data:

https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2013/crime-in-the-u.s.-2013/offenses-known-to-law-enforcement/expanded-homicide/expanded_homicide_data_table_8_murder_victims_by_weapon_2009-2013.xls

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by ChapelThrilla on 06/22/2016 at 2:37 PM

Re: “America’s Gun Culture, By the Numbers

Controlling guns will not solve the problem of violence. It is the violent person that needs to be controlled. A person set on doing harm to another will always find a tool to do violence. Humans are very creative.

Chainsaws, although unpopular as weapons are unregulated and available to all ages at you local DIY store. An unbalanced person could easily do significant harm in a crowd with a chainsaw full of gas! For that matter gasoline can also be used quite effectively as a weapon; also unregulated.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Munchkin on 06/22/2016 at 1:35 PM

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