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I'm still waiting for someone to tell me what's in it for the city? What does the city get financially from the project? The empty lot is not costing us anything now. We have money for the Hobart people but we can't even keep the trees alive in downtown Quincy.
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No. They won't be income-based. BG
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Am I right thinking that these will be income-based rent apartments? If so, these are going to be people that don't have the money to visit many businesses downtown beside Dollar General and the thrift shops. I thought we were trying to gentrify the district. Upscale apartments like Austin Properties is adding would be more in line.

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National restaurant chain no longer coming to Quincy

1 year, 6 months 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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