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Bell’s a step in the right direction

April 30, 2013

Last week was a good week for Escanaba. Bell’s Brewery picked the city as the site for its latest expansion — a 10,000-square-foot brewing and bottling plant in the Whitetail Industrial Park....

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perplexed

May-01-13 11:08 AM

Wonderful Bell's is coming to Escanaba. But still the question is out there, why lower the price of the land by $5,000. Not a smart move in light of budget cuts for the City, plus was there under the table deal or one or more palms greased? We have not seen the Daily Press investigation into this aspect of the purchase yet. Chances are slim we we will ever see an investigation or it is done nothing other than a total whitewash of it under the present regime at this newspaper.

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BryanJSebeck

May-01-13 2:12 PM

perplexed,

Perhaps you haven't heard the investigation because there was nothing to be found. There's no evidence to suggest that this was anything more than what the article stated it to be "a good will gesture". In a city where businesses are closing left and right, the mall is under foreclosure, and it's nearly impossible to find a job with a liveable wage, somebody is building something and trying to make a difference. Is your response seriously to be so cynical as to assume that something hinky is going on?

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Spartytruth

May-01-13 2:31 PM

Perplexed that is maybe the dumbest post ever.

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smarterthanyou

May-01-13 3:49 PM

I agree with the last two posters, perplexed is definitely an apt moniker for the first. $5k off the asking price and you are suggesting greased palms? You obviously do not know how palms are properly greased. This was evidently a good will effort. Anyone who gets in a twist over $5k will find a conspiracy wherever they look.

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puckrock

May-02-13 10:04 AM

I always get suspicious when at an open meeting a council member makes a motion to lower the price of a piece of property the city wants to sell to a business and at the same time seem more business friendly to other businesses that are considering moving/developing in our area. Yeah, the first thing that comes to mind is someone's palm being greased! Chances are slim perplexed will ever get a clue!

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Spartytruth

May-02-13 12:59 PM

Isn't whole idea of an industrial park to offer lower cost property to businesses who will come in and hire people? It's not to make a bundle on selling land.

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Cheesehead

Jan-11-14 12:47 PM

Can not you people understand anything?

Clearly, you have no clue, as to how the process, any process works!

To attract republicans and their money, republicans will tell everyone that they will 'create JOBS'.

As if that is the most important thing for them - when in fact they've outsourced JOBS.

Here is the process:

1) PROMISE TAX ABATEMENT

2) GIVE PROPERTY AWAY

Who bought the best piece of

ESCANABA LAKE FRONT PROPERTY FOR

$1.00?

WHO SOLD IT FOR A DOLLAR?

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