Maybe the notice for bids was posted in the Advocate?
Wow, 2 Cents...did I strike a nerve? Must have.
You are stating things that are not in the VA story, i.e, public notice, bidding process, only 1 bid, above the "appraised value", etc. Since none of these things were discussed in the story itself you obviously have personal (inside) knowledge that the rest of us aren't privy to.
That seems to be the way things are handled by local goverments around here sometimes.
I'll say it again... remember the famous sewer plant deal?... it was private property donated to public entity; sold to private individual then sold back to public at a great profit.
Thank you for your willingness to share information the rest of us don't have, but No, some of us won't "shut up" when there are questions left unanswered in a story dealing with public property and the manner in which it is disposed.
And yes, I do wish Louise and Dennis the best of luck in this endeavor, they are good folks.
How you do dat? How does a private individual buy public property? When did our "city fathers" approve this little sale? Who set the price? Was notice given to the public beforehand? Was bidding reqired by law? Is this another "sewer plant special"? I would love to buy the rest of the public park and turn it into a mud-bug farm... I wonder if Will and the boys would approve that? For the right money?
LOL Thanks for the info, waywardwindI'll be sure to check it out the next time I come to Victoria.
Born...Drive south on Moody just across the river bridge to The Family Table. It's the first building on the right after crossing the bridge. The food is homemade, tasty, you serve yourself so you control the portion size, the vegetables are like no place else in Victoria. The only down side is they are only open from eleven till two for lunch. The fried chicken is wonderful and they serve it every day. If you really like chicken and dumplings, go to the Table on Wednesday. Outstanding chicken and dumplings every Wednesday. I will give you one warning -- you will need a nap when you finish so you might want to invite your boss. That way, he'll need one, too and will understand when you drop off about two-thirty.
Now ERNIE BYRD!! Get those tubes out for the river float you have dreamed of having, and get thatlittle train going NOW!!!
FINALLY maybe the city dudes on the counsel haverelented and will be allowing things THAT WILL MAKE THIS CITY A FUN PLACE TO LIVE!!
If any of you out there have ever been to the Grist Mill in Gruene Tx just outside of New Braunfels,
you know how great a river side restaurant can be~
I hope that this can be the beginning ofa rejuvenation of the entire old Victoria and downtown Victoria, because for 60+ yrs. I havehad to go out of town for relaxation and charmingplaces to visit~
What kind of permits are required to build in a flood plain? I'm serious, if they get permission from the flood plain administrator to renovate and build anything there adjacent to river where it floods frequently, I want to know how, so that I can do it too. There is a lot of river front property on the Guadalupe, only problem is it floods frequently. FEMA and the flood insurance program cost taxpayers a fortune every time the Guadalupe floods. In Green's Addition, most of the lots have been bought by some government entity to keep from having to pay flood claims every couple of years.
This is a great idea and an example of forward thinking. Is it a risk? Any business venture is, but this is the kind of venture that will attract more people to our community. I look forward to it.
superlift..im happy to inform you that there is a person that lives here in victoria that actually cooks homemade meals for their kids, and that would be myself. I actually cook 7 days a week, not that my kids wouldnt rather be out eating at any of the restruants listed in these postings lol
I wish someone would open a restaurant that serves home cooking. Homemade food instead of the chemical-laden foods that are served at most other establishments.What I wouldn't give for a good meatloaf, pot roast, real mashed potatoes, real chicken and dumplings, homemade pies and cakes.I get so tired of the same old fried foods, instant potatoes, processed desserts.I recently tried a place in Louise, called the Kitchen Table, that is a lot like I described. You wouldn't believe the huge serving sizes in that place for the same price that we paid at other places for a lot less food. I had to take half of it home because I couldn't finish it.
Awww, come on folks and quit being so negative!!! I think the deal was fair for all concerned and wish them very well!!!!!
Somebody on the Advocate staff really should know what a "fancy" restaurant is before including that adjective in the headlines. The menu description tells us this is nothing more than Chili's #2. Good luck to the owners.
Fancy restaurant? I sure hope it works. These owners will have a challenge due to the location. They won't get the walk up traffic that most of the busy restaurant's on N.Navarro get from all of our visitors from the surrounding communities who come to Victoria to shop and eat. The marketing of this place is going to be the big challenge. There just aren't enough people with financial means that spend money in Victoria to frequent this location often enough. If this restaurant caters to the middle class, and has a gimmick of some sort, then I would think it would do fairly well. You always see the really neat restaurants on the travel channel with some sort of catch or gimmick. Quite, possibly if they offer affordable lunch specials, they may have a fighting chance. I do hope they do well, because this is a good idea, but at the end of the day, with all of the job losses and the dwindling middle class population of Victoria, I just think they will struggle.
Sad, but you are right citizen.
what about Riverside Convention Ctr??? Does that place meet code and should they not have renamed their site? It gives false impressions as a REAL convention center--its a bar/dance hall, right?
I give it a year or two, and it will shut down. There are too many restaurants here already. But I do wish them the best of luck.
Someone mentioned kids....this is supposed to be a fancy restaurant. Keep your kids OUT! lol
I was wondering how long it would take someone to complain about this and sure enough, Superlift made sure I didn't have to wait long.
Okay, the pumphouse itself is not in the floodplain, but the land is. So, tell me how they plan to do additional construction in the area without altering or otherwise influencing the flood plain. Wait, I forgot. This is Victoria. Since it is a fancy restaurant and the owners will be pouring lots of money into the development, we can grant a waiver! That means they can build whatever and however they want without worrying over affecting the flood plain. Ever hear of a floodway? I'm sure that is where the deck will be located. Now, I'm pretty darned sure that building anything in the floodway is a no no. But wait, there's more! We'll grant a waiver on that too. Meanwhile, all those poor people who were flooded in 98 had to spend money to have their houses elevated out of the flood plain before they could move back in.
Maybe they should have opened fancy eateries instead?
Nice!! We can watch the deer in the evening too.
Bring a miniture train in phase 2 or 3. The kids will come as will their parents. Either pregame or post-game activities will be popular. cant wait.
Great hope you do well. finally the city has done something that makes good sense. sell old worthless asset instead of spending money. they should consider selling off Citizens medical center as well and put it on the tax rolls
Now this is great news!! Count myself and a few others on checking this out. Can't wait.
No that is a great idea...look forward to darkening your doorstep!
AWESOME...I CAN HARDLY WAIT!!!! BEST OF LUCK WITH ALL YOUR PLANS :)
Great news! I look forward to finishing off an afternoon's round of golf with a meal at your new venue.
This is great news!Have fun and hope you have great success :-)