Friday, March 4, 2011

Sign of confidence?


Landlord Barry Roberts must be fairly sure the Amherst Brewing Company will get Zoning Board of Appeals approval at next week's hearing (even with Hilda Greenbaum Chairing) for a move into the former Leading Edge Gym location on University Drive a mile down the road; or--like the smart businessman he is--just hedging his bet.

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Maybe they'll put in a McDonald's.

Bwahahahahaha

LarryK4 said...

A McDonald's did move in across the street ten years or so ago and Antonio's Pizza (then owned/operated by Bruno Matarazzo) put them out of business.

Anonymous said...

corrupt insider is the proper term for Roberts

LarryK4 said...

Call it what you will (and when you're an Anon your credibility is suspect) but NOBODY has done more to revitalize downtown Amherst than Barry Roberts.

Anonymous said...

and nobody has profited more from inside dealings a special variences

LarryK4 said...

As I said, you have the credibility of a cockroach.

Anonymous said...

Roberts has more integrity than the rest of the town put together. People are always jealous of success.

Anonymous said...

must be nice to be born into succes

LarryK4 said...

It's what you do with it that counts (but then, you would not know that).

Dale said...

I don't know Barry Roberts personally but they own the farm up the street from me. And all I can say is I never see him just outside relaxing. Everytime I see him he is working on something. Even if he was born into wealth he appears to be putting his fair share in. So before we judge him, state some examples of why he is undeserving of what he has attained. Then what you have done, and should have attain the same but been denied (Bach please don't post LOL!). I agree with anon 11:25 sometime people can become the object of envy when they appear successful.

Anonymous said...

like i said, when you are born into wealth it is a lot easier.

try rising from 5 dollars in your pocket and get back to me.

no one ever accused me of being a slouch.

LarryK4 said...

I'll give you $5 to go away.

coffee yum said...

go to rao's, drop a fin on some jo and a bagel, enjoy the metal art, and we'll call it a deal

Anonymous said...

There are quite a few vacancies and underutilized spaces downtown. I would hate the current ABC space to become one of them.

Anonymous said...

that wouldn't have anything to do with landlords driving up the rent would it?

Dale said...

I'll do you one better than that. I started with $0.00 in my pocket with a single Mom on welfare. she worked nights and went to nursing school during the day. I earned every cent I have. And now own my own home and (2) cars. I did through hard work (80 hrs/week)and saving money. My point now is should I be critique on the opportunities I had to acquire these things through hard work? Or should my sons, who I may transfer the wealth my lifes work on to when I pass on? I say no, Barry apparently comes from a family that worked hard at some point, and the end result is he is continuing this tradition. Yes he may have had a leg up on the rest of us, but hey that's life. Maybe my kids will have a leg up on yours through my hard work and their continuation of it.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Roberts will open a theater catering to gay curious men.

Knowing Amherst, that'd pack em in.


(no pun intended)


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Roach patrol said...

"Shaffer spoke about the role of technology in city government and how he integrated technological advances in Amherst. From Smart Boards — large interactive displays that connect computers and projectors to each other and to the Internet — to Reverse 911 to putting City Council meetings online, Shaffer said, technology helps bring the public into the policy making process, breaking down "the fortress that is City Hall.""

""Shaffer said his management style is that of a coach or mentor. He also believes in succession, saying that promoting from within and grooming his staff is important in ensuring that the values of the community endure. His assistant during his tenure in Amherst is now that town's administrator, he said."



LOL

Are you fucking kidding me??!!??

Anonymous said...

nice comment on that article

http://birmingham.patch.com/articles/choosing-the-next-city-manager-commission-interviews-three-candidates-further-discussion-postponed-until-sunday#comment_340874

Barry the gay boy scout said...

shaffer up against an eagle scoutfor town manager

it doesn't get any better

does anyone know who got the position?

Ed said...

Larry

when you say hedging his bet, that seems like he is wasting people's time by showing a rental that "might" be available. if that is true, it reveals something about mr robert's ethics. if he has inside information about the new abc location, that also says he is working on inside info..which is highly suspect as well.

face it, he puts up a good front, but he is a seedy developer like all the rest. if he is better than the rest of Amherst, it is truely a sad state of affairs

Ed

LarryK4 said...

Oh, I'm virtually certain he has no more "inside information" than do I, yet we have both come to the same conclusion.

Anyone remotely interested in the ABC current location can stop in anytime for a beer and look around. Hardly a waste of their time.

Roach patrol said...

"face it, he puts up a good front, but he is a seedy developer like all the rest. if he is better than the rest of Amherst, it is truly a sad state of affairs"


Bulls eye.

Anonymous said...

Hey Larry,

If you despise the anonymous commenters so much, why don't you ban them? It's an easy switch to throw in your blogger controls.

Oh, that's right. You can't do that because that would mean no one could read or comment on your precious blog. You'd be stuck commenting to your own posts over and over and over.

LarryK4 said...

More like BS.