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Fed up Emagine Neighbor

FED UP EMAGINE NEIGHBOR
FED UP EMAGINE NEIGHBOR
A fed up Emagine neighbor posted this note on his car after a bottle was thrown into its window costing him $500. He lives directly behind the theater and next to Superior Fish who is now using their lot on the weekends for Emagine's valet.  When Emagine was being built they assured the residents in the neighborhood that there would be ample parking (via Rich and Associates-who does all city parking research)  even though the numbers came in far below the city ordinance requirements.  I don't think he should be responsible for his deductible.
RON Ostrodamus May 20, 2014 at 09:39 PM
I was not around RO back then but did hear about attempted re-zoning on University. As far as the rest with the exception of Vinsetta which is not RO and not my concern you are preaching to the choir. I have posted about the impending parking tsunami on Main and University caused by a short sighted broken record DDA for quite a while. Eventually after a few fatalities caused by impatient drivers running into other cars and pedestrians they will have second thoughts but then it will be too late.
RON Ostrodamus May 21, 2014 at 01:03 PM
It would be better if RO had an ordinance to prevent the leasing of parking that is unattended and adjacent to a residence to another business for use after its business hours. IF and that is pretty big if it could be proven that the bottle came from the direction of the Superior Fish parking lot, action should definitely be taken to see that a full time E-Magine employee be on the premises during the time valet parking is there. This would also protect Superior Fish while their gates are open for E=Magine valet after they close. After the former Fresard is closed to overflow parking from E-Magine and the expanded Hamlin just watch what happens as adjacent streets are flooded with cars looking for parking and somewhere to drop their trash. I agree with you by the way Linda but the only way I could see getting rid of the surplus bars is to invite Godzilla to do some bar "hopping" downtown. If I were the victim of that bottle
RON Ostrodamus May 21, 2014 at 01:06 PM
cont.. if I were the victim of that bottle toss I would take the theater to small claims court just for the hell of it. No doubt their contracted attorney would move it to a higher court however it is worth a shot.
Linda O May 22, 2014 at 12:45 PM
Ron. I believe the owner himself is an attorney. He should definitely go to small claims court. It would be worth his while. They would probably settle it just to keep it quiet. I like your Godzilla idea but I am afraid that is wishful thinking! I love my neighborhood, I am not going anywhere, and want to keep it safe and clean. ITs that simple and I don't think that is much to ask of our city officials. STOP and think of the consequences of your development actions. I am not opposed to development. I am only critical of the, let me say, and lack of "taste" and creative and long term thought that is going into the planning. I mean look at what is happening on 696. Talk about screwing it up. I only hope TATA doesn't walk. That would be a win win for RO. An international Corp HQ that supplies real professional paying jobs and will bring those professionals into the city to work, play and live. Duh! But no. The city wants more rentals.
RON Ostrodamus May 22, 2014 at 05:00 PM
Don't give up on TATA yet, the only problem there is no one for city officials to shmooze with at an expensive eatery as all their CEO's are in India. I am not that crazy about Shostack who actually bragged they were behind the design of LA Fitness and their infamous parking lot. Singh is not bad as he at least has the vision of IT yuppies tiring of dodging car jackers, and thieves near their downtown digs and discovering that they could have safe luxury that is equally hip right here in RO and still be minutes away from work, the DIA and theater in the D. At least Singh really knows the one thing he does well and claims he will not hassle the city for TIFA and brownfield discounts. Now that is a real first for Royal Oak that seems to be a magnet for non resident bars and developers who demand tax breaks, drain our public services, make their money, and then race home to sleep and pay property taxes far away from here.

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