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WarCry - Council adopts budget by 8-6 vote - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
It's pretty amazing how the current situation in the city has put Righty and I on the same side. We generally don't agree on ANYTHING, but at this point, this isn't a political issue, this is pure common sense. When a budget loses funding, you have to - HAVE TO - cut services. Period. You can't continue providing services for nothing. As Righty said, the mayor has offered ideas…
GuyFawkes10 - QPD Blotter for April 25, 2015 - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
That guy at 25th and State didn't think he was such a nice guy/good business man
pjohnf - Space to Riot: Baltimore’s Mayor Writes a License for Lawlessness - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJo
"We also gave those who wished to destroy space to do that as well. We worked very hard to keep that balance." How else is that statement to be interpreted other than giving license to thugs and criminals to commit crimes and violence? "We gave those who wished to destroy space to do that as well." Words mean things lady and she told the thugs and criminals to go ahead the cops aren't going to…
pjohnf - Council adopts budget by 8-6 vote - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
The $2 million reserve fund shouldn't be used for on going expenses but the budget could be adjusted to cover one time expenses such as road repair and other maintenance projects with the reserve funds and then normal revenue could be used for the FD and PD costs. I salute the Mayor for getting out front on the budget cuts from the state. If the cuts don't come to past from the state then…
Righty1 - Council adopts budget by 8-6 vote - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
The council decided that cheap garbage and free yard waste was more important that public safety. We got new garbage trucks instead of policemen. These were just a few of the alternatives the mayor offered to fund city government but the "Buds" on the council kept voting NO. There is no FREE LUNCH. No firemen were fired and no policemen were fired so it's not all doom and gloom.

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2 years ago by Denise Donley

The city didn't make improvements the franchise wanted in time

A national restaurant chain proposed to be housed in the previous Johnny Bang Bang’s location on Front and Hampshire is no longer coming to Quincy.
 
Front Street Five Holdings, LLC announced today the undisclosed franchise decided to withdraw its interest from Quincy because the City didn’t make needed improvements in the development of the riverfront area
infrastructure.
 
The chain said while parking was a concern, there was also the issue that City Council wouldn’t pass an ordinance to a make Front and Hampshire a four-way stop. The City Council tabled a request for a four-way stop, saying they would approve it within 45 days of the restaurant's opening.

The City's rationale was that they wanted a guarantee the facility was indeed coming because they said once you put in a four-way stop, you can't remove it.

Although the chain is no longer looking at Quincy as a future location, the restaurant is still interested in the Quincy market, but is instead looking toward Hannibal, MO and even West Quincy, MO as possible alternatives.

The chain will not disclose its identity because of talks with potential developers.

Duane Venvertloh of Front Street Five said they are disappointed about the change but are still excited about the re-development of the former Johnny Bang Bang’s property. They had conversations with several national chains and will continue to search for a new use for the property.

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