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City weighs zoning change near Burger King

November 14, 2013

GLOVERSVILLE — The city is considering changing the zoning on South Kingsboro Avenue near a planned Burger King restaurant from residential to commercial....

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Nov-16-13 11:20 AM

ToT that takes work and dedication and vision, something sorely lacking locally. And IF that should happen, the shop keepers need to be open when the customers can be there. The old 10 AM to 5 PM M-F and Saturday mornings won't work.

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Nov-16-13 10:53 AM

It is going to take a lot more than a burger king to get people downtown. Look at the cities that have successfully revived downtowns, like Saratoga, it takes a draw or a theme to get them there and then something to keep them coming back. Find that and downtown is golden!

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Nov-15-13 9:02 PM

Donniesito, an undertaking like that takes planning and something called work- which may be a term unfamiliar to you. But you have obviously have the Fulton County mentality that it can't be done, so nobody will even try, might as well rezone downtown as residential while they are at it.

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Nov-15-13 7:22 PM

Exactly how would you fit a WalMart *anywhere* downtown? Along with the parking, the routes for their tractor trailers, the extra traffic, the traffic lights, the parking and the rest of the infrastructure to go in with it..

A store (especially a popular one) is far more than just the building it sits in.

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Nov-15-13 1:14 PM

What IF -- the community leaders persuaded Wal-Mart , Burger King and a few others to rehab the downtown stores instead of building new ones ???? People need a reason to go to Main St.

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Nov-15-13 5:39 AM

Get real... WalMart didn't kill this area... the people did. This city has generations raised on welfare. Too many people have no drive at all in this area. They actually think a benefit card is something you are supposed to get. Blame it on that... not WalMart.

Don't get me wrong either. When you need it, you need it. But too many people grew up on it as a way of life here. All they know is, hey if I go to Cumberland farms, I can get a sub and a 2 liter bottle of soda free with my benefit card. They grew up like this, don't expect it to change.

So don't expect the community to thrive, and Main Street to come alive again.

City officials, and the community itself would need to start doing things around the area that show people they can go beyond, "just existing."

That is really what it boils down to actually...

Many people in this area, are just content with existing. They have no drive, no entrepreneurial spirit, nothing.

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Nov-15-13 12:27 AM

Oh grow up. You're blaming Main Street problems on WalMart? Where have you been for the past 30 years? Main Street was dying well before WalMart moved into town. Why not Jamesway or Nichols? They were gigantic stores that everyone flocked to -- and yet people like you blame WalMart. Honestly. Main Street *could* be something again, but with this economy, there's not much chance of that.

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Nov-14-13 5:16 PM

So much for downtown Gloversville...I can almost see the tumble weed blowing down Main...Wal Mart community killer!!!

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