Tuesday, September 01, 2009

RBTL At Canal Ponds Business Park?


Greece finally enters the competition to house a new theater
Does this site have what it takes, other than expressway access nearby?
J. Fiorie & Co submits 1 of 5 private proposals

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31 comments:

Anonymous said...

They may want to look at the level of public safety they would receive. The track record in Greece is a bit spotty.

Anonymous said...

They may also want to recall that Canal Ponds was suggested as the ideal spot for a soccer stadium a few years ago too. It must be our answer for everyone's needs. lol

Anonymous said...

I agree with the above commenters that Greece isn't the place to have beneficial development take place. Although I remember people here complaining that Greece wasn't a site for consideration. Oh well, who cares. We have bigger fish to fry. This is a great site for self-hating Greece residents to come to work together to keep our town down. We really do live in a horrible community and need to promote that to help out Dan Maloney and the rest of the Democrat slate. He's counting on it. People won't support them unless we convince them that life here is not good. His campaign message that everyone he talks to says we're a laughing stock is spot on. He needs to keep that going and we need to support his work. Let's keep up the good work team! Dan needs us!!!

SCATS said...

To 9:17PM ~~ Your comments are way out-of-line, once again. Blaming candidates by name who haven't held an office for the many ills we've suffered under the current "leadership" is about as dishonest and desperate as any remark I've ever seen on here. Consider this to be a warning not to do it again.

Now, take a deep breath ... hold it in ... count to 10 ... continue holding ...

SCATS said...

To 8:22PM ~~ I hadn't thought of it that way, but I see your point. How can a site that's deemed perfect for an outdoor sports complex also be seen as a good location for RBTL's new auditorium? To be honest, as much as I'd love for RBTL to build near my home, I'm having a hard time envisioning people who live on the east side of the river coming to Greece for a performance. Does anyone else feel that way?

Anonymous said...

Scats:
I think it speaks to how over-developed Greece became during the Riley years. There really isn't anywhere else in this town to locate any major venue for sports, cultural activities and similar endeavors, unless you put them in Greece Ridge Center or a strip mall.

Anonymous said...

Scats at 10:55 Agreed. They do seem to feel that they will lose some self esteem if they cross the river to get to Greece or Gates. Even the Eastman is ok for them to attend since it is still on their eastside despite its city location. Maybe they could park-n-ride from Pittsford etc to the new theater or take a shuttle for protection.

BTW 9:17 clean sweep.hee hee hee

Anonymous said...

So the key to economic development is to build an audotorium??????

I may be wrong but i believe i heard similar arguments when Athena was being built = Oh this is going to bring in all kinds of revenue????

Come on people.

Anonymous said...

I suspect that committee has a whole list of criteria that the site will need to meet: nearby variety of restaurants and hotels, access via major roads for performers and attendees, distance likely attendees might have to travel, etc. Canal Ponds is accessible via 390, but so are lots of other sites that are closer to folks coming via the thruway or from the south. It will be interesting to watch the selection process.

Anonymous said...

How about putting it at Nortgate?

Anonymous said...

There's no way a new performing arts center would be built in Greece as the area stands right now. Granted, there are some hotels in the vicinity; it's near 390; there are a few restaurants nearby, but there's really nothing within walking distance for people who would want to come early and park, unless you count the Subway at BJ's. I don't know if there's enough space to build an entire complex with upscale shops, restaurants and lodging.

Since one of the sites mentioned was waterfront property in Canandaigua, it's too bad the city can't use this opportunity to promote waterfront property in Charlotte. The former ferry terminal might not be big enough, but that area needs something to bring people to the area in the winter.

Anonymous said...

Besides the lack of amenities, a problem throughout Greece, The RBTL project is a loser just like the soccer stadium. This project is not currently nor will be in the future able to provide a base to sustain the theater costs. We would be paying to subsidize the theater for years while republican cronies get rich off the construction and other administrative costs.

Anonymous said...

thanks SCATS for the link. there is a difference between the town proposals and the private ones, correct? Auberger isn`t driving this? Or is he influencing the private proposal and if so, why?

SCATS said...

To 9:28AM ~~ Great minds think alike. I'm wondering if Auberger is connected to the named developer, too. Afterall, Jack takes credit for EVERYTHING that happens in Greece (if it's "good" that is!).

To 9:13AM ~~ I tend to agree with you even though I'd like to have something cultural on this side of town. I'm not sure if westside folks would actually provide the needed financial support in the longer run.

Anonymous said...

"Blaming candidates by name who haven't held an office for the many ills we've suffered under the current "leadership"..."

Where exactly was blame being laid in the 9:17 post? I don't see it. I'm taking it as Dan's encouraging the negative comments, something you have to agree is actually true.

It looks like you're intentionally misrepresenting it SCATS.

SCATS said...

To 11:41AM ~~ I misrepresented nothing. The posting at 9:17 oozes sarcasm, criticism and negativity and claims Dan Maloney needs it that way. I've seen nothing to suggest he promotes that. Maybe YOU are misrepresenting. Nah, couldn't be ;)

Anonymous said...

Then you need to actually listen to his statements and read his comments in the videos and articles you post here. His actions shouldn't be defended.

SCATS said...

To 3:53PM ~~ Enlighten us with a few examples.

Anonymous said...

SCATS, c'mon now. YOU posted them. YOU link to them. They're on YOUR site. I've read them HERE. Are you denying or simply disregarding?

SCATS said...

To 4:10PM ~~ There's an old chatroom axiom that says "Arguing with someone on the internet is like racing in the Special Olympics. Even if you win, you're still ... " ;) I'm sure you can figure it out.

Anonymous said...

No, I can't. Please finish your disgusting repeating of that horribly insulting quote about people with disabilities.

Why in the world would you use a comment like that to drive your point? OMG!

Anonymous said...

Scats
I know these haters are frustrating but please self-delete 5:25. Remember Obama when he made that point about bowling and spent the next week falling all over himself apologizing. We'll pretend it never happened:)


Delete this too please.

SCATS said...

To 6:06PM - 6:27PM ~~ I'm not deleting or apologizing for anything. I'm not a politician. And I'm not Barry Obama, but when he said that line, I laughed! And I'll bet a lot of you did too ... until he took heat for it. In fact, one of the things I like best about Obama is he is human and shows us that time & time again.

I never professed to being "politically correct" and I'm not about to start now. In fact, I've used the entire quote before with no one commenting either for or against. And this time, I left the ending up to YOUR imaginations ;)

Anonymous said...

Wonder where they were when Dan Quatro spewed his "R" words around the chamber at the County Legislature?

SCATS said...

To 9:44PM ~~ Watching Tropic Thunder maybe?? ;)

Anonymous said...

"If it can't have a bus station under it, and an MCC campus next to it - fugettaboutit!"

Maggie Brooks, D&C August 2009

Anonymous said...

I wonder why the Christians didn't complain when he called Jesus a retard?

Anonymous said...

@9:44 - said the same thing back then friend. Let me ask you a question. Where are YOU now that it's come up here?

SCATS said...

To 10:44AM ~~ The answer from anyone other than me doesn't really matter, does it? On the one hand, people claim this website has little to no impact on anyone or anything. On the other hand, people are willing to try to make a mountain out of a molehill (like on this topic) on a site that has no impact. Ironic, isn't it? ;)

Anonymous said...

Maybe those that are complaining really like the site and think it has impact but that statement was not very considerate. You are being criticized in a gentle way by those that appreciate the site and think that the olympics comment should be gone. Your site your choice. So be it.

SCATS said...

To 3:10PM ~~ So noted. Please remember that I chose NOT to complete the sentence. If anyone finds what I wrote to be offensive perhaps they need to search the content of their own conscience first. There are a number of ways I could complete that sentence that wouldn't use any offensive language at all.

Consider this thread closed. The dead horse has been beaten enough :)