jack

Nashville, TN

#1 Nov 8, 2011
Cant wait until food city open.I bet that will put a hurt on payless or should i say pay more.We are blessed to get a big store in here like that.We need more stores and desent resturants so we can go in set and enjoy our selves.
minnie

Bellevue, WA

#2 Nov 8, 2011
me to i hate the payless!! when is it going to be open?
Yeah

Madison, TN

#3 Nov 8, 2011
November The 9th. Tomorrow!
No one important

Nashville, TN

#4 Nov 10, 2011
The 'new' store is only that a new store. Not much bigger, diffidently not cheaper. It seems that the only improvement was the drive through drug dispenser so the pill heads don't have to stagger to the door and can be keep in the cars and out of sight. I guess FC figures they can make enough off of the pill heads to justify a store in a dying town. Figures the only thing Coeburn will soon have is pills, welfare housing and junk stores.
DOOL

Bowie, MD

#5 Nov 10, 2011
Definitely was not impressed wit the new store no self check out like all the others no gas station only thing to me it seems like they built the store for was the deli and where is this so called pharmacy suppose to b at didnt c no place for it honestly i think they wouldve been better if theyd kept the old store
was there

Lebanon, VA

#6 Nov 10, 2011
DOOL wrote:
Definitely was not impressed wit the new store no self check out like all the others no gas station only thing to me it seems like they built the store for was the deli and where is this so called pharmacy suppose to b at didnt c no place for it honestly i think they wouldve been better if theyd kept the old store
did u not see the spot in the wall that had a sign in front of it that said parmacy comeing soon and they are still working on the location of the gas station but maybe if u showed up to the open house u would know all of this
dont shop at payless

Franklin, TN

#7 Nov 10, 2011
we found a cock roach in our payless bag when we got home. and at payless they don't replenish their vegetables they sell old ones until they sell them payless is disgusting and should be shut down by the health department.
DOOL

Bowie, MD

#8 Nov 11, 2011
was there wrote:
<quoted text>did u not see the spot in the wall that had a sign in front of it that said parmacy comeing soon and they are still working on the location of the gas station but maybe if u showed up to the open house u would know all of this
im sure the open house was a mad house with so many people there i must have missed the spot n the wall for the pharmacy but still that doesnt change my opinion about the new store not at all impressed. My grocery shopping will still remain at food city cuz for one I hate walmart and payless is nasty and overpriced.
nobodyimportant

Nashville, TN

#9 Nov 11, 2011
I can't give high praise for Payless, but they are a town based company. They have provided jobs for many of the young people around here. They give to many different activities to support the town. Little league etc. I don't know if they still do, but they did provide health insurance for their employees, something a lot of places don't do anymore. The money spent at Payless stays here, the money spent at Food City leaves, its that simple. You may like the 'new and shinny' that's fine, you can be sure the prices will reflect that new and shinny and if the payless closes, you'll really see what high prices can be like.
Sipknot

Chatsworth, GA

#10 Nov 11, 2011
nobodyimportant wrote:
The money spent at Payless stays here, the money spent at Food City leaves, its that simple.
I would agree with your assessment of Payless but disagree about Food City and would argue that shopping at Food City leaves probably more of your money in the area. Payless has largely become a reseller of IGA and uses their vendors. Food City has the size to sign their own deals with local farmers and vendors in the area for produce and generics. Just a few weeks ago there was an article in the paper about Food City using local eggs and they carry local produce every year. All their Legacy brands they brought back have been produced locally as well.

Food City is a local-based company started in Grundy and based now in Abingdon and it's a tiny company compared to even Ingles or Save-a-Lot, much less the likes of Kroger or Wal-Mart where you money actually does leave the area to their headquarters in Arkansas or Ohio. I don't understand at all why some in the area are so devoted to Wal-Mart. The prices are no better, the produce and meat are worse, and they're basically supporting the Norton tax base and contributing to buildup of Norton the downward spiral of Coeburn businesses by not supporting businesses here. I like both Payless and Food City but I can definitely see why some don't shop at Payless as small, outdated, and run-down it has become. But I hope they both stay open and do well here.
No one important

Nashville, TN

#11 Nov 11, 2011
Sipknot wrote:
<quoted text>I would agree with your assessment of Payless but disagree about Food City and would argue that shopping at Food City leaves probably more of your money in the area. Payless has largely become a reseller of IGA and uses their vendors. Food City has the size to sign their own deals with local farmers and vendors in the area for produce and generics. Just a few weeks ago there was an article in the paper about Food City using local eggs and they carry local produce every year. All their Legacy brands they brought back have been produced locally as well.
Food City is a local-based company started in Grundy and based now in Abingdon and it's a tiny company compared to even Ingles or Save-a-Lot, much less the likes of Kroger or Wal-Mart where you money actually does leave the area to their headquarters in Arkansas or Ohio. I don't understand at all why some in the area are so devoted to Wal-Mart. The prices are no better, the produce and meat are worse, and they're basically supporting the Norton tax base and contributing to buildup of Norton the downward spiral of Coeburn businesses by not supporting businesses here. I like both Payless and Food City but I can definitely see why some don't shop at Payless as small, outdated, and run-down it has become. But I hope they both stay open and do well here.
I must admit I have shopped and intend to do all my shopping in the Norton area, to 'cheat' Wise County and Coeburn out of every cent of tax that I can. I encourage every neighbor and family member I can to do the same. Coeburn Voted to commit suicide on Tuesday, some foolishly believe that the school board will build a new wing on what was CHS. What will almost certainly occur is on review they will vote to close and move everyone into if not one, two schools. If the people of the town want the town to die, so be it, I figure the least I can do is give them a hand. On big ticket items such as lumber etc, I leave the county altogether, to make sure I do not put one cent more than I must into the county coffers. The faster Wise county falls into insolvency and the people wake up to reality the better off it will be.
no one impotent

Hardy, VA

#12 Nov 11, 2011
no, i didn't misspell your name...why don't just just help the town of coeburn & wise county decline faster by moving!?! take ALL your tax money & shopping somewhere else for good...obviously you're "no one important" because you're too ashamed/scared to post your real name
No one important

Nashville, TN

#13 Nov 11, 2011
no one impotent wrote:
no, i didn't misspell your name...why don't just just help the town of coeburn & wise county decline faster by moving!?! take ALL your tax money & shopping somewhere else for good...obviously you're "no one important" because you're too ashamed/scared to post your real name
And miss the fun of watching it all go down the drain? Not a chance. I'll bet you're a Greear suck up aren't you? I've paid MORE than my 'fair share' and choose not to do so anymore. I will do my part and make sure that Wise county does not receive the Federal tax dollars that are paid out for each student in the public school system by not sending my kids to the county schools. Its just a small jab, but a jab none the less. Every little bit helps don't you know. Have a lovely weekend in your dying town in your cesspool county ran by thugs and whitetrash, I need to run over to the tri-cities to help build up their tax base.
no one impotent

Hardy, VA

#14 Nov 11, 2011
You got that one wrong...not for greear, not for obama, just don't like uneducated people that continue to live in an area while bashing it. freedom means choice, please do us the freedom of peaceful living by making the choice to leave this area. and by uneducated, i'm not referring to any lack of formal education you might or might not have, i'm referring to the fact that you are simpleminded and downright laughable. something keeps you here, maybe you don't have the ability to leave that you want everyone to believe. possibly not even the ability to take your shopping dollars elsewhere, just someone full of self-loathing and general hatred for others. who knows...
No one important

Nashville, TN

#15 Nov 11, 2011
no one impotent wrote:
You got that one wrong...not for greear, not for obama, just don't like uneducated people that continue to live in an area while bashing it. freedom means choice, please do us the freedom of peaceful living by making the choice to leave this area. and by uneducated, i'm not referring to any lack of formal education you might or might not have, i'm referring to the fact that you are simpleminded and downright laughable. something keeps you here, maybe you don't have the ability to leave that you want everyone to believe. possibly not even the ability to take your shopping dollars elsewhere, just someone full of self-loathing and general hatred for others. who knows...
Actually I'm quite a nice person, until I see someone or a group of someones working to destroy what so many including myself worked long and hard to build. Then I can and am quite vengeful. I love this area, have all my life, traveled in many places and found nowhere like here. Or I should say there WAS nowhere like here. In the past 20 or so years I've watch the powers that be, bit by bit first cripple it, with senseless regulations, chase off every company that tried to invest in it, and Now I've see the fools in charge in Wise, decide to spend the taxpaying citizens into a debt that they will never be able to recover from. That decision was completed on Tuesday with the election of Greear. Even today once again he mentioned as in past tense, his vote to close CHS. That vote will come up again and he will vote to close the school. Not that I should really care, but I can't help but feel a sadness that the town is dying and no one seems to care. I believe in fighting for what you care for, many say just let it be, let it pass, its no big deal. But if fighting for your hometown, you community is not worth fighting for, I don't know what is. Its Not just the lose of our school, its the lose of our town as well. For as one goes so does the other. So I continue my fight the only way I have, it may be little, but at least I will try. Yes I will indeed deprive the county of every cent I can, let them borrow and spend if they choose, just don't look to all of us to pick up the tab for it. Let those who support the debt pay for it, they deserve the bill.
no one impotent

Hardy, VA

#16 Nov 11, 2011
i'm glad you responded. now everyone can read real propaganda & rhetoric. you care for the town, will fight fot it, hate to see it die, but a bit ago you were adament about taking your tax $s elsewhere.hatred, propaganda and rhetoric at it's simplest
No one important

Nashville, TN

#17 Nov 11, 2011
no one impotent wrote:
i'm glad you responded. now everyone can read real propaganda & rhetoric. you care for the town, will fight fot it, hate to see it die, but a bit ago you were adament about taking your tax $s elsewhere.hatred, propaganda and rhetoric at it's simplest
Words have meanings, The people have spoken, the fight is over, now its time to bury what was and forget it. I did fight for the town, I worked to employ its people, I supported the school when they came knocking at the door. Then the town decided it did not want to live anymore. Now my fight is no longer for the town, but against the wasteful spending that is to come. Millions the county does not have nor will be able to repay with the decreasing tax base. The propaganda that you speak of is there, its in the so called 'savings' that the board has thrown around for the past few years. Well, where are the savings? this year is almost half over, the schools are consolidated, the savings no matter how small should be there, why don't YOU fight for a change? Ask the board to produce the numbers showing what's been saved in the past months of this school year. If there are no savings NOW, why would anyone thing that taking on a debt of over Fifty million dollars will produce savings. THINK for a change, ask the questions that no one is asking, or jump in line like lemmings and go along for the ride, at least till the bus runs out of fuel.
mee

Murfreesboro, TN

#18 Nov 11, 2011
No one cared about open house. That is right the ones on drugs dont have to trip on thair feet to get to the door. This food city was a waste of time money and effert. Very small not much more in the store than the old one no biggeeee
been there

Lebanon, VA

#19 Nov 11, 2011
at least it has more than you will find at payless and is a lot cleaner

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