Where the hell do you work? Just so I know to avoid you at all costs.
I tip the shit out of wait staff but I have a sneaky feeling i'd break my own rules for you.
"Across town, Doris Jurkiewicz, owner of Raleigh's Oakwood Inn, where the nightly rate is $139–$189"
My issue is that it shouldn't cost me $140-180 for a bed to sleep in if that is all I really need. AirBnB offers that option. If Doris thinks that her B&B style facility with all of its amenities is losing business to folks who are renting small inexpensive rooms via Airbnb, she's assigning blame to the wrong folks.
Add to that these excerpts from the article that make it clear this isn't an Airbnb issue:
"The good news is, in 2014 our hotels actually had an incredible year," Edwards says.
Wake County's overall hotel occupancy rate of 68 percent is higher than the 2013 national average of 62 percent, according to the American Hotel and Lodging Association. (The national average occupancy rate for 2014 is not yet available)."
"the Average Daily Rate—the 2014 average rental income per paid occupied room—was up 5.5 percent"
That's MORE folks in MORE beds at HIGHER rates.
Maybe it's time for B&B owners who think Airbnb is costing them reservations to take a deeper look inward and reflect on the changing times, growing area offerings and their own operations and marketing strategies.
Oh, and personally, i'd have no problem paying the additional city taxes if that's how this shakes out.
To overlook China Palace in Durham (5210 Garrett Road, Durham, NC 27707) is to miss out on truly the BEST Chinese food in Durham if not in the Triangle. Serving up the usual suspects (the BEST Sesame Chicken i've ever experienced anywhere) along with an impressive list of authentic Chinese dishes that will take you and your friends/family many trips to China Palace to even start to make a dent in.
Do yourself a favor and visit China Palace. It won't be your last time.
Showtime is really 8pm.
Don't forget about The Broad Street Cafe... we're throwing a party and popping a top to say goodbye to 2012!
Music provided by:
B Side Project
Tix Here: http://bscnye.eventbrite.com
At The Broad Street Cafe, we have worked hard to create an atmosphere that delivers a great sounding music experience that offers a little something for everybody.
Jazz on Sundays, Open Mic/Blues on Wednesdays, folk, rock, indie, funk, bluegrass,etc. on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Our goal is to give everybody's musical taste a little treat on a weekly basis.
Our performers are most often local but we also host the occasional regional or national touring act. Almost ALL of our shows are FREE to the public.
You can see our event calendar here:
The Broad Street Cafe is a locally owned/operated restaurant featuring wood-fired pizza, great burgers (especially the lamb burger), 10 NC draft beers, 30+ bottled beers and spirits... AND live music 5 nights a week.
1116 Broad Street in Durham
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