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Re: “Don't Call It a Comeback: Bob Nocek, Former Carolina Theatre CEO, Talks New Ventures and Lessons Learned

Great to see you doing so well, Bob!

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Posted by John Hite on 01/25/2017 at 2:22 PM

Re: “The Triangle Has Lots of Great Hiking Trails. Here Are Seven of Our Favorites.

Help save the forested lands near Old Reedy Creek within RDU's project area. Please read and sign the petition here:…

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Posted by John Hite on 08/24/2016 at 11:14 AM

Re: “Environmentalists Fear RDU’s Expansion Plans Will Damage Umstead

Help save the forested lands near Old Reedy Creek within RDU's project area. Please read and sign the petition here:…

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Posted by John Hite on 08/24/2016 at 10:59 AM

Re: “Psst … Guess What? Your Brunch Waiter Hates You.

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.

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Posted by John Hite on 07/20/2016 at 9:33 AM

Re: “Why some Raleigh residents are uptight about Airbnb's

"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.

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Posted by John Hite on 01/28/2015 at 10:38 AM

Re: “Merry Jewish Christmas: an insider's guide to the unofficial holiday

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.

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Posted by John Hite on 12/17/2014 at 2:00 PM

Re: “Saturday: Hear music to build a home

Showtime is really 8pm.

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Posted by John Hite on 01/30/2013 at 10:58 AM

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