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2.22.2012

Decatur Won't "Have Another Tequila Sunrise"



42 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a "Moran"!!!♫

Anonymous said...

A business goes belly up on the Decatur square. What a shocker.
Lousy parking, horrible access, high overhead. It's a dream retail location...

Anonymous said...

Wasn't there a problem with that landlord at the same location prior to this tenant.

Anonymous said...

The drinks were ok- but with all the Mexican Restaurants in our fair little city. We need some good beef food. good fried potatoes also. Ready for the new restaurant to open on the east side but there is so much red tape from our little city of Decatur for anybody to do anything! just waiting for good food!

Anonymous said...

Don't think that is going to be a restaurant. Think the plan is for a "club"

Anonymous said...

I wish we had a place to eat where you and dont have to give a number to order your meal.

Anonymous said...

Thought that had closed long ago like the Fort Worth store.

Anonymous said...

I liked it but did not understand the restaurant hours. They would close early and hardly ever open on weekends (evenings). Most non alcoholics don't want to drink a margarita at noon. I do not understand the Decatur square in general, the antique stores should be open in the evenings and weekends. With Sweetie Pies open at night it would benefit the other specialty shops to stay open for visitors to the square when they are there.

Brewcrew said...

I knew once they started closing down early and changing their hours it was just a matter of time. Now the bored housewife or whoever owned it will have to find a new pet project.

Anonymous said...

I just don't like neon signs on the square. Kinda ruins the look

Anonymous said...

Can't stay in business or make money if you are not willing to be open when people can come in.
That shop killed their business beginning in the first few months when they stopped staying open late on Friday & Saturday, did away with Sunday dinner, etc...

Anonymous said...

Parking is and will continue to be the main problem for any restaurant or evening business on the square. Someone really should invest in a parking garage on that empty lot just east of the square. Also, the city council needs to lighten up quite a lot and do incentives to bring and keep business on the square. We are NOT Grapevine, Grandbury or Fredericksburg! If the city would truly focus on developing the downtown area, we sure could be like those nostalgic downtowns, but as long as Decatur council keeps the "big head" and "thinks" we are "all that," well, the square will suffer and will never ever really be the cool place that visitors will flock to.

There should also be a bi-weekly farmers market off the square
(maybe if no parking garage, then that empty lot could be used to set up some tents or temporary lean-to's for that.) Market should be food and arts/crafts, etc.

Bottom line is this. There is not one thing unique about Decatur's square. Nothing.

When will that change and who will be that catalyst?

Anonymous said...

I know Mark Moran. He's got a vested interest in reviving downtown. It isn't his fault if his renters violate their lease agreements. I know Mark would do everything he could to help them stay in business, so these folks must have really messed up.

Anonymous said...

I have had a business on the square and I tried being open late, on Sundays, etc.... people go to the "city" and forget local businesses. It's also discouraging that our own local chamber of commerce paid absolutely no attention to us. I do applaud Mark Moran for trying. It's not his fault that this restaurant folded and didn't pay their bills. They did have weird hours and it was horrible to order from.

Anonymous said...

As long as Decatur town keeps harboring the Mexicans who do nothing to keep up their home sites, then the downtown area will never revive. Everywhere around the square looks like little Mexico - shacks.
Why isn't the city offering tax breaks for people to improve homes around the area? No one seems to have a long range vision.

Anonymous said...

Parking is not a problem on the square after 5:00pm or weekends when these buisnesses should be open.

Anonymous said...

The heck with the square. We need a new courthouse. Geez the City of Bport Got a new City Hall and Courthouse. They also have a swimming pool and you can actually park at the Post Office. Doesn't seem much planning goes on for the publics benefit in Decatur.

Bacon said...

Bacon
They should open a BACON shop. HELL yeah!!!!!

Anonymous said...

8:26 has it right on target!

No parking!! How can you visit a eating establisment and not have a place to park?!

We need to step it up with more interesting things in our little downtown.

Like arts/crafts/markets....

Also, maybe out "city leaders" need to really loosen up with the rules.

We need outdoor sitting.. where at night, people can sit, chill, drink a margartia, and watch the bats fly out of the courthouse tower!

Anonymous said...

I was not impressed with their bland and overpriced food! It took one visit and I knew they wouldn't last!

Anonymous said...

Bridgeport has a courthouse??? Whatever for?

Anonymous said...

All you people that talk about no parking - there IS parking a block away, around Sweetie Pies. Is that really too far to walk?

C'mon, it's probably going to be good for you to walk a block or two. Now if you are waiting to park around the square - well that's just pitiful.

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed the food and the renovated building very much. But I agree, when their hours got so unpredictable and frequently changing, that hurt their business.
You never knew if they would be open.

It's a shame; the establishment seemed to have a lot going for it. Management? Who knows?

Anonymous said...

8:44, Where else in Decatur can you get good food....answer is nowhere. Bland and overpriced is the entire food culture of this town. At least it was something different.

Anonymous said...

8:35 AM

...And Decatur PD will sit right across the street and wait for you to leave. Chickenshitses...

Anonymous said...

To the person that posted at 9:25 about the mexicans, its ignorant people like you that keep places like Decatur And America from growing. If it wasn't for these so called Mexicans lots of jobs would not get done.

Anonymous said...

SPORTS BAR, that is all we need on the square who`s in.

Gleemonex said...

I hate to see a business close on the square -- this town could be so awesome if the square just gets to critical mass.

Parking-wise, I'm with the poster who said "is a block really too far to walk??" There's plenty of parking within a block of the square proper, especially at night. I have high hopes for the new place on the west side.

And 7:05 -- you're a complete spaz if you think we need a new courthouse. WHAT IS THIS I CAN'T EVEN. Should it be really cool and hip and modern, like the awesome City Hall we got back in the 80s? Ooooh, that would be GREAT. Start tearin' down the limestone, boys!

Anonymous said...

742 ! Name one!! I've had lotsa jobs that I could sure use the help with but can't afford the lazy bums at Primos ! They want or get 12-15 an hour or they ha rather just sit there!!

Anonymous said...

8:35 How about they bulldoze the whole downtown area to fit your needs?

You seem like someone who would bitch even with a new set of false teeth.

Anonymous said...

9:06, that's a great business decision. Berate and guilt potential customers. That really drives up the business.

I'll let you in on a little secret for a successful retail business. Location, location, location.

Anonymous said...

This Square thing we keep trying to revive is never going to work.Good work Mark Moron.

Anonymous said...

2:21 Ya think?

In today's economy there's not a chance in hell.

Anonymous said...

seems to be working in Roanoke

Anonymous said...

Roanoke and Decatur are like comparing Trophy Club to Rhome.

Anonymous said...

If you people would shop local before you go to the big city, you will see the square has a lot to offer.

Anonymous said...

Shopping at prada shops is almost like shopping at northpark mall.

Anonymous said...

2:21, do you even know Mark Moran or do you just enjoy calling people you have no knowledge about names?! Just remember, any 5 year old can call people names. Kind of puts you in pretty small company, doesn't it?

Anonymous said...

I'd rather eat at Sanford oil

Anonymous said...

10:45pm that's "SANDFORD".. good grief Charlie Brown

Anonymous said...

Shopping down town Decatur is way expensive for my shallow pockets!!!

Anonymous said...

9:40, expensive is paying for gasoline to drive out of town where you will also have to eat out and leave a good tip while you're there shopping. You are piling up mileage on your vehicle too. Seems shopping local, eating at home, and parking the car after only a few miles of driving would make your shallow pockets deeper than you could imagine. But, that takes some thinking, so I guess that's why you still have shallow pockets.