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JohnPDunn 1 year, 1 month ago on Carmike to add second theater in Snellville

On a number of points I agree with suedehead. Snellville can, in fact, support two theaters. It has for a number of years. I doubt it can support three. When this was announced last week I assumed the existing Carmike would simply move to the new location. The current theater set up is obsolete in design in an industry that is moving toward stadium seating and dine-in moving viewing. I doubt the city had much to do with the decision. The new site is located outside of the city limits. The Avenues, frankly, is a more upscale area to locate.

I will disagree on the 78 comment. I drive it daily. It's not Park Avenue, but it is also not Memorial Drive. With the exception of the old Cub Foods site, all commercial anchor space is filled, and with fine businesses.

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JohnPDunn 1 year, 6 months ago on JohnPDunn

We should all thank Burlington Coat Factory for its investment in our community by patronizing their new location.

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JohnPDunn 1 year, 8 months ago on JohnPDunn

Not advocating the act, but aren't incest laws designed to prevent unwanted pregnancies? Last I checked, that was not much of a threat in this case.

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JohnPDunn 1 year, 8 months ago on T-SPLOST debate focus of Tuesday ballots

I'm against the TSPLOST for all of the reasons mentioned, but here's another consideration: Gwinnett County has two SPLOSTS -- the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax for schools, and the second that funds capital improvements for county operations. Atlanta and the MARTA counties have long been envious of the use of SPLOSTs by suburban counties, because in their view, that is money that is not helping with their funding for MARTA. Wouldn't it be great if the suburbs gave up their SPLOST for an alternative that would have a huge portion go to MARTA? And give it up, we will, when given the choice the next time a SPLOST referendum comes up. That is the wild card that the business community -- and the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce -- do not take into account when they throw their support behind TSPLOST. Sure, many of their members stand to profit from this tax, but one, or both of our county SPLOSTs, will likely go away due to a sense of creeping overtaxation. Then their apple cart will really be upset. Think about it Gwinnett. Vote no on TSPLOST. John Dunn Gwinnett County Commissioner, 2001-2004

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JohnPDunn 1 year, 11 months ago on Radloff to seek school board re-election as Democrat

She didn't leave the Republican Party. The Republican Party left her. Literally. They just movedStrong away.Emphasis

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JohnPDunn 2 years, 1 month ago on Simon no longer owner of Gwinnett Place Mall

This is the best thing to happen to the mall and to the area. Simon has demonstrated that it can run a mall in a booming location, but clearly is unequipped to deal with changing economic trends. I hope the CID can move forward with whatever its contingencies are. There was an excellent plant for redeveloping the mall a few years back but it was shot down by the district county commissioner at the time. If the CID, the county, the business owners, and yes, our Asian neighbors work together, Gwinnett Place will rise from the ashes far and away in a better state than it has been in at least a decade.

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JohnPDunn 2 years, 1 month ago on JohnPDunn

I shop there all the time. You'd think I would have gotten a better discount. :)

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