by Worthington Daily Globe
December 28, 2010 at 2:56 pm in Worthington Daily Globe
WORTHINGTON An events center/hotel project stymied for more than a year appears to taking a significant leap forward. Continue Reading
Tags: Center, city, Council, event, worthington 9 Comments »
they are going to make it big and red and barn shaped. i wonder if we aren’t repeating the failures of the past here? this project wont revitalize the old northland mall. it wont create much for permanent jobs, rather more competition for existing businesses and cost cutting for them to stay alive. only a couple of management employees will make decent money and build big new homes, most will make minimum wage or a little more and we will need to build more subsidized housing so they can afford to live. i think we need to face reality. worthington has no where to go and nothing to do once people get here. not a destination, unless you want boring and you are bi-lingual.
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Beans, that is a very good post. I’m not disrespecting anyone who works at JBS, it’s very hard work and most of the people are wonderul folks. But lets face the facts…..a packing plant in any community is good for the packing plant and nothing else. Food, alcohol, and money orders do a booming business, other than that take a look around. When you put your eggs all in one big basket….well you know. Worthington would dry up overnight if/when JBS closed. I’m ready to hear from others where I’m wrong.
Happy New Year all.
I am with you as well. Apparently the City minds do not see what the reality is?
Anyone can see with this link. I highly doubt that the City Powers cannot see it, or do and have other reasonings for it. Anyway here is your proof!!! AGAIN…
Also I might add that ICE is just getting started and that the City KNOWS it is now a problem, except for the Mayor maybe. Here is another link of PROOF!!
NO PROBLEM HERE!!!
Let’s not forget that a motel has just recently closed down to make room for the new Hy Vee. Hotels in this town are seldom at maximum capacity. The City shouldn’t be involved in running a hotel. We don’t really need a water park. The YMCA pool is never all that full either. This is just PORK. Another Big Red Barn.
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And BTW, when this events center/hotel goes belly up like that last Big Red Barn, will the citizens of Worthington get the raw end of the deal again? If I remember correctly, the Big Red Barn was build for millions and sold for a few bucks.
I beg to disagree with all the posts here today. I work in the hospitality industry and Worthington has a great deal to be proud of. Naughtydog, I don’t know where you got your information from, but I can tell you that the hotels in Worthington did very well this year. I very much support the building of a new event center/hotel and the reason is because our customers want it. This will be a shot in the arm that Worthington very much needs. As far as wages are concerned, it’s all about one’s attitude, working hard and doing a good job. Yes, it is possible some start at minimum wage, but it doesn’t mean they stay at minimum wage. It’s about the individual and how hard one wants to work. It’s about commitment and attitude.
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i would imagine this place would hold wedding receptions or other large parties as well…something wgtn desperately needs…towns of 200 people around wgtn currently have larger places for gathering for crying out loud! this place gets the nod of approval from me.
furthermore, the city will not be involved in running a hotel…in reading the article, it clearly states that the half cent sales tax goes toward the cost of the events center (as well as memorial auditorium if my memory serves)…the hotel will be privately developed…also, the events center, after completion, will be privately run…the city is not involved in running the hotel or the event center, they are involved in getting the event center built, which in turn gives the developer a reason to construct the hotel. Now, as far as competition, i have no idea if the wgtn market can tolerate another hotel…i’m not in the industry, so i have no frame of reference. i’m sure those with a hotel would not like another one due to competition, but if the market can handle one i’m all for it (and i’m sure it can if the developer wants to put one there)
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