Opinions differ on effort to ban multiplex

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The Zoning Commission is expected to decide next week on new regulations that would discourage construction of a multiplex cinema. Full Story
All for it

United States

#1 Mar 17, 2008
Here we go again...always protect the down town...remember when the Bartons stopped walmart from building on the property where we now have a non profit church...paying no taxes. We have walmart anyway now, but could of had more tax revenue in the town, thus relieving the burden on the homeowners. This town is growing and we need more businesses to move in. We have a limited amount of affordable restaurants and shops. The restaurants and shops are so expensive in town. I say bring back a store like harts and more people will come back to town for shopping. Depending solely the theater to bring in revenue to the village green doesnot make sense.
Go figure

East Hartford, CT

#2 Mar 17, 2008
Szymanski must have something in the wind if he spent 50 hours researching this. Some company,(AMC/Loew's),probably has their eyes set on NM and have contacted him about it! Just like he says:
"Szymanski, however, provided data indicated a multiplex, such as AMC/Loew's Danbury 16, would have a beneficial economic impact.
He said his research indicates the town would not be best served from an economic standpoint if it limits theater size.
Go figure.
bballfan

New Milford, CT

#3 Mar 17, 2008
Reminds me of when a Bank Street shop owner spear-headed an effort to run Walmart out of town. Now there's a church there paying no taxes on that large piece of commercial property.
hockeyfan

New Milford, CT

#4 Mar 17, 2008
bballfan wrote:
Reminds me of when a Bank Street shop owner spear-headed an effort to run Walmart out of town. Now there's a church there paying no taxes on that large piece of commercial property.
Also remember it was the Rogg family who sold that piece of property and then bolted south laughing all the way to the bank.
wrestlingwow3

New Milford, CT

#5 Mar 17, 2008
1st of all before anything did anyone even submit a application for a new movies place ? and second of all look what happen across from wal mart all thos trees gone and there was a perfectly good spot just a few feet over from there and they tore down all thos trees just to stop all work all winter long i rarely see movement in there it should of been in the planning stages for allot already and how about he work at AMC and see how much they pay and see how he likes the low paying jobs

Since: Feb 08

New Milford, CT

#6 Mar 18, 2008
wrestlingwow3 wrote:
1st of all before anything did anyone even submit a application for a new movies place ? and second of all look what happen across from wal mart all thos trees gone and there was a perfectly good spot just a few feet over from there and they tore down all thos trees just to stop all work all winter long i rarely see movement in there it should of been in the planning stages for allot already and how about he work at AMC and see how much they pay and see how he likes the low paying jobs
Now repeat that in english please! I am sick and tired of NM protecting its precious downtown. How does protecting the downtown and allowing building to run amok help the residents. It doesnt help the residents, it helps the town. It keeps the rich here and the middle class struggling to make ends meet. This is not Greenwich or one of those other "bedroom" communities, but it sure seems to be heading in that direction.
new hat

New Milford, CT

#7 Mar 18, 2008
The downtown businesses are going to start to croak once the new shopping village goes in....it's unavoidable and happens all over the country.

The theater owner asking for a little help?

He blew that idea by making the statement.

Let the market determine which businesses survive...don't legislate it.

If zoning caves on this one, they will be in court fairly quickly.
RealWorker

Danbury, CT

#8 Mar 18, 2008
God forbid New Milford get a tax base going to offset all of the housing overdevelopment. This is a great idae. It keeps New Milfordites out of Danbury and makes them more self sufficient. Its called competition, something the folks on the Green never wated.

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