- George Burden
- December 07, 2010 - 16:04
I have worked, lived , owned & ran a business and raised a family in St. John's over a period of eighteen years. I also have known Karl Melendy and his brother over the same time. They were and are an honest and good family to deal with. I feel sad to hear they are leaving the City but their reasons are sound and I'm sure they leave without leaving any bad friends. Good Luck Karl & Family; I wish you all the very best in whatever you do and prosperity for the future. The City can and should make operating a business, especially in the downtown sector, a more enjoyable experience for owners & staff than they do at present.
- November 11, 2010 - 15:39
I was downtown on busineess a few days ago , parked in front of Melendys. When I got back to my car (2 min late) I had a ticket . The response time from a 911 call would not have been faster.
- November 10, 2010 - 18:19
It's all about the PARKING MESS! Parking has been a mess down town for years and to add fuel to the fire they added " The White Elephant" ( Mile One) which turned a parking Mess into a NIGHTMARE!!! Many people have given up supporting Mile One because of parking Woes. Our City Meter Maids are very Quick to reward Mile One supporters with a "free Parking Ticket". So we know where this Lady is comming from.
- November 09, 2010 - 15:28
Sad to see another business falter downtown. I agree somewhat with Joe..This council is giving into the older and richer citizens who do not want to improve the downtown area but keep it in the '50's. I'm all for heritage and culture but something needs to be done downtown. I parked there today and walked straight up Water Street to do business and got caught in the heavy rain walking back to find a ticket. I didn't think it would take so long but neglicted to cover the walking time..next time, the business will be done coming to me in Mount Pearl.
- JOE BLOW
- November 09, 2010 - 11:23
Sad as it was a good store ,with good service and nice products. The incompentent city council is responsible for the downtown parking mess and have failed to address it. The members of council are to busy doing nothing and informing the public of their indifferance to the city affairs by staging flower power meetings evey monday night and as an after thought turning the finger down at solid construction proposals. Fortis is next to go and I think will choose Nova Scotia as their main hub for head office and related affairs. I firmly believe the way St.John's cows down to Mount Pearl and Randy Simms is one oof the most shameful things I have ever seen in my life of looking at city councils come and go. Doc and the boys with the heritage girls aboard run a sinking city. Watch your taxes spirial to feed the incompetence of that crowd.