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Re: “Thinking of Going to the Reopened Café Helios in Raleigh? About That...

AT Harding:
I did not realize that I had joined "the hipster, naval-gazing Raleigh scene". Actually, I don't even know what that is, though I do, on occasion, love to quietly take a crack at those beards and plaid shirts!
Basically I was trying to show Grayson some respect, because, well...I respect the guy!
He's a good guy and is connected to more good folks who have treated me like gold (for some unknown reason).
It's a small town. I can't be swiping at people just because I might take issue with their opinions.
So yea, I surely did scurry to apologize for calling him out without having had the brains to check who I was calling out. Not for the criticism of his piece.
I would hope that we would all scurry to apologize if we feel it is owed!
-The Scurrier
P.S. Exactly what is "navel gazing"?

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Posted by Jim Jackson on 02/19/2016 at 6:01 PM

Re: “Thinking of Going to the Reopened Café Helios in Raleigh? About That...

lol...oh crap Grayson! No foul, love you man! My dimly lit brain just figured out who wrote the review. Still....I'm all for giving them a chance!!! oopsie...I seem to be saying that alot - no offense meant!

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Posted by Jim Jackson on 02/18/2016 at 12:06 AM

Re: “Thinking of Going to the Reopened Café Helios in Raleigh? About That...

wo! That was .... scathing! I went in at night and ordered a latte. Perhaps it is normal for Coffee Houses not to serve lattes at night, I don't know because I am usually hibernating, however I admit that I was surprised. They did bang me out a coffee, which was not amazing, nor bad. I also picked up on some of that "over caring", but not at any crazy level, and I appreciate that someone at least TRIES in this day and age. I liked the decor changes, but I'm not overly critical. This review was more surprising in it's negativity than my experience at N.H.(new Helios, not North Hills!), though I can't comment on it's validity (again, I'm not overly picky), it was almost shocking to read something THIS critical. Maybe they ARE trying really hard, because they care, or because they want to succeed. Maybe someone in the know should have said all of these things to the folks at N.H. who were asking? (instead of outing the new operation here?) Not raggin' the critic, I am NOT qualified, just sayin' maybe give them some pointers instead of ripping them? If I owned that place I would have been in tears reading that, not for lost business, but from sad shame at eliciting such a scathing review while helpless to correct! For me, I'm gonna go back fo-sho just to say "keep moving forward"! Good luck N.H.! -Jim, owner, Artcraft (another very imperfect-but-trying-to-survive non-bar small business in DTR). - no mal.intent to the reviewer!

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Posted by Jim Jackson on 02/17/2016 at 11:58 PM

Re: “While downtown Raleigh's condos boom, its retail busts

Awesome that folks are noticing this and commenting about shops that are needed, wanted. Very cool. HOWEVER....y'all DTRaleigh-ites need to ACTIVELY SUPPORT these indy shops unless you want to live in a full-sized DTR mall. That means THINK about Every purchase and make an effort (including paying more than on the internet!) of buying from Your Shops, learning their owner's names, building a relationship with them and referring others to the genius of SHOP LOCAL. (no affiliation, just smart shit).
- Jim at Artcraft.
oh yea, also stop bitchin' about a little noise, if you want quiet, move to the country, not the damn middle of a small college city above a bar. Have some fucking common sense.

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Posted by Jim Jackson on 07/29/2015 at 9:39 PM

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