Sunday, August 30, 2009

What happened?

So why IS this blog so quiet lately?  Why does a formerly talkative blogger have almost nothing to say these days? 

Well, for one thing, I have gotten very lazy.  I'm busy in real life and I just haven't had near as much time to devote to extraneous activities like running a blog.  I'm sorry I'm so lazy...I should try harder to find the time to blog.

There is another reason, though...a reason that isn't the fault of your ho-hum host.  Remember how the main topic of this blog has always been the local business scene?  Well, these days there is literally almost NO business news to talk about.  Drive around town and you'll be hard pressed to find any commercial construction...large-scale or small-scale...these is almost nothing going on.

Sure, there are a few ongoing projects...the new Aurora Hospital is one notable example.  Still, a project like that hasn't generated any news for months.  Public construction has also been severely lacking this year.

I'm hoping that things will eventually pick up in the local business scene...a pick up in activity on this blog should hopefully go hand in hand with that.  There have been other periods of economic lulls here in the past.  Things WILL change in the future and there WILL be active economic development once again. 

In the mean time, be sure to share your tips and story ideas with me.  Just drop me an email if you would like or directly post them to the blog if you prefer.

40 comments:

Anonymous said...

What is the ICS project on the corner of Columbia and 32nd?

Anonymous said...

Not sure.

Hey, anyone else think Tu should be the local dining critic???

Adam Copeland said...

Hey Grand Forks Guy, I'm a blogger who recently moved to the city and have enjoyed catching up on all things GGF on the blog. Thanks!

Here's a recent post on my first impressions of GF. If you want to add my blog to your sidebars, so be it.

Thanks. http://adamjcopeland.com/2009/08/29/grand-impressions/

GrandForksGuy said...

"What is the ICS project on the corner of Columbia and 32nd?"

They are replacing a lift station (or something like that). When they first started, I had my hopes up that this was going to be a commercial project of some sort. No such luck!

GrandForksGuy said...

Absolutely, Adam! Glad to have you aboard!

Aaron C. said...

Around my neighborhood, a lot of the sidewalks in front of the houses have paint written on them that say "DO" followed by "PEC", "UKN", or "PEA". Does anyone know what this is about? It's on A LOT of the sidewalks so I was just curious. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Well, you can follow the new airport terminal construction and the renovations to the Alerus for starters.

J said...

Rumor has it that Allegiant Air is annoucing Phoenix-Mesa flight at GFK next week. Good news for the airport if it's true!

Brittany S. said...

Y'all need to buy more tickets to my concert next week, y'all.

Matthew Hartman said...

There's been commercial construction and projects going on this summer, GFG... What about the new hotel going in along 42nd street? Or what about news of this supposed new Fitness Center? I haven't heard or seen anything about that on here! We used to get news here, before it was in the paper or on WDAZ! Not so much true on here anymore...

Or the LED screens installed at the Alerus!

I blame it all on Twitter - since it's exploded, blogging has pretty much fallen off the table. ;)

Anonymous said...

The Twitter fad is already starting to die.

Anonymous said...

Thanks goodness. Glad Twitter is dead.

Anonymous said...

What's going on just west of TSC. I see they're laying pipes and such in a big area. Are they just preparing for future growth, or do they have something lined up already?

Anonymous said...

Twitter dead ? Well back to the blog then. Where else to get breaking news ? GF Herald or Ch 8 or Fox News or.........

Downtown Edge said...

Yesterday, Anonymous wrote: "What's going on just west of TSC." My question: what's TSC?

Anonymous said...

TSC is Tractor Supply Company store ... just west of the I-29 & 32nd ave interchange.

Anonymous said...

Businesses in forks are closing, lots of empty buildings, lack of construction yea yea yea. Nothing is going anywhere here, nothing is growing. It feels very dead at times.

Kevin F. said...

Anyone have any numbers for the Brittany concert?

Anonymous said...

This town could have saved a lot of money had they not even paid attention to the smile water tower. Did anyone consider just dont touch it? That would have saved a lot of money instead of choosing to repair or tear down...dipsticks

Anonymous said...

Suite 49 is re-opening with new owners. Should be open within the next month

Anonymous said...

Suite 49 is closing again. Lost funding from local bank.

Anonymous said...

Oh -- Suite 49 is open again! Wait, it's closed.

Anonymous said...

was it the $17,000 per month rent perhaps?

Anonymous said...

That place wasnt that great anyawys

Anonymous said...

hey GFG, why are u asking why your blog is dead? you're personally responsible for it. How? you were upset by discrete blogs and demanded identification, yet you hid behind a GFG ID. You hung up a big "do not enter sign" and people responded. You originally had a good thing going, but you dropped the ball and lost the game. If you wanted content you might have added some pictures to illustrate your text. Too bad what happened here.

Matthew said...

DeMers overpass construction seems to be done--yay!

Is Suite 49 really going to open again? That would be cool, as long as they get some Martini Blue sort of thing going again. Does Level 10 still do house music, or is it all hip-hip now?

Anonymous said...

Giuseppe's Italian Ristorante on Demers Ave with owner Joey Miranda call 701-757-1020 for good pizza.

Anonymous said...

I heard a Mexican restaurant is moving into the old Hardees on Demers and Washington. Any truth to this?

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know whats going in the old Hardees on Demers and Washington.

Anonymous said...

GFG, this is your chance to get the publicity you crave....Olive Garden is coming! Jump back in the game and make it all about you. C'mon!!!

LetsGoSioux! said...

Olive Garden scouting GF location. This is your chance to reenter the blogosphere after all of the years of jokes about the Olive Garden and everyone wanting it. PUT IT UP as your latest story!

Anonymous said...

HAHA this blog died , ROFL maybe since the smile tower is no more it sucked the life out of everyone here, HHAHAHAHAHAHA

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Sofia said...

I wish your blog continued on, even if it was just for giving updates about the current businesses in the local scene. The local readers of your blog are lucky to have someone like you who can update them with the businesses in town. I live in South Dakota. Cash advance loan firms have been sprouting here since the start of the recession. Whenever I want to shop, and I'm short of cash, I run to a South Dakota payday loans firm to borrow money, and pay it some time later just to able to shop. Well, only on sales, that is. Oh, and I pay for these loans responsibly, too.

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