Sunday, February 22, 2015

Old Columbia warehouse becomes new arts center

http://m.lancasteronline.com/business/local_business/old-columbia-warehouse-becomes-new-arts-center/article_d4e3788a-b5f8-11e4-8617-1b58dfab1ce8.html?mode=jqm_gal

20 comments:

  1. Another big tax write-off for the Murph.

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  2. Yes but at least he is improving our town and doing it right not like all slumlords buying everything up and doing nothing with them. Kudos Don and Becky keep up the good work!!!

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  3. Born with money and you shall want more and more until you fall down!

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  4. Your right at least he is spending money in the town. Not like Donald Nicklaus who continues to take from this town & gives nothing back. He builds a mansion in West Hemp

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  5. Let's get some facts straight --- although there may be tax credits available to ANYONE who is purchasing/renovating in our downtown area, the Murphy's have opted not to take advantage of that opportunity --- secondly, they are paying taxes on these properties, so they are contributing to our community in that aspect. They are purchasing our community properties --- they are spending a ton of money, effort and time to renovate/revitalize these properties to IMPROVE our community --- they are seeking and finding qualified tenants for these same buildings, BRINGING BUSINESS to our community, and wait, it doesn't stop there ----- they actually promote those same tenants businesses every chance they get --- hmm.....another IMPROVEMENT.......and lastly, they are using LOCAL contractors for the work that is done to these buildings as much as possible, thereby promoting our LOCAL vendors.......furthermore, the Murphy's have a vested interest in this community and have contributed unselfishly to many of our community organizations, including those related to ALL OF the schools! Instead of bashing the Murphy's and making your snide, non-factual comments, perhaps you should be giving credit where it is well deserved......and if you don't like it, then perhaps those of you who have so much to say should put your money where your mouth is!

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    1. Then maybe they can buy the town, and call it Murphy's.

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    2. I buy a business in this town, have a ten year tax break, and in ten years my property goes up in value, After the ten years i sell and make a KILLING!!!

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  6. Section 8's and huge tax breaks are killing and have been killing this town!!

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  7. i say thank you to the Murphys!!! it's a REAL shame others who could invest in the Boro do not.
    As always the rental properties inthis town are killing us. A few slumlords owns WAY TOO MANY and do absolutely NOTHING to fix them. or keep them atttractive looking. dtill trying to figure out WHERE, WHY, What the heck.....with the codes dept. what a black eye in the boro. and WHAT does the Boro to to actually ENCOURAGE or keep business in the Boro???? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. Council, you too are a joke.

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  8. Whats going on with the CEDC, thought they were going to help Columbia!!

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  9. CEDC made the THE happen. They are Columbia.

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    1. Yep, it is the one claimed "SUCCESS." http://www.columbia-edc.org/Success.html

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  10. Mostly haters commenting here, what a shame...smh.

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    1. Maybe reality here!! Remember the golden rule. They who have the "Gold" shale make the Rules!!

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  11. Its not all haters, a lot of them including me are people who are disappointed in the way leaders have ruined Columbia. I myself am disappointed that our leaders are not doing the only thing there is to save this town & that is to proposition the state to consolidate our services ( school, police etc) with a surrounding neighbor. The ones slinging the haters words are the problem. They can't get over that Cola pride. Pride is killing this town.

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    1. The point is Columbia got county wide recognition for the Murphys doing this project. This has nothing to do with school taxes and Columbia pride. So why vent hate on this story? Keep it positive!!

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    2. Oh, and I agree that pride is killing this town but save those comments for the appropriate article.

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  12. EXACTLY vent on a proper post instead of one where someone trying to improve this town.

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  13. KUDOS!!! to Don & Becky Murphy!!!!! We thank you for investing in COlumbia!!!! I only hope that some others who are able to will step up and invest also!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!
    i agree...the LEADERS of the Boro and the School District MUST do the right thing.

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