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beachcat

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beachcat, hi! I see that you were from North Beach. I have never been but am planning to visit there in the Summer! Any places you would recommend?
Hi Mudpuddle! Neptunes has fabulous food, the north beach farmers market on Friday nights is a great place to people watch, they have local wine, local beers, etc.
 

mudpuddle

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Hi Mudpuddle! Neptunes has fabulous food, the north beach farmers market on Friday nights is a great place to people watch, they have local wine, local beers, etc.
hey thanks! I definitely will check out Neptunes and I love farmers markets! I will try to go on a Friday!
I am not from SOMD, and never heard of North Beach until my daughter went there with friends, just about 2 years ago (after she had moved away from SOMD)! I wanted to go last year, but they had the bad floods! I am looking forward to seeing the beautiful views! I have lived here, Charlotte Hall, since 1996 and never heard anyone mention North Beach. I wonder why that is?
 
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NorthBeachPerso

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Maybe it's because they charge a "Beach Fee" that's higher than six flags admission.
Which is, as usual, an incorrect statement. Unless you learned to count in some alternate universe $70.99 ((Six Flags) is more than $19 (North Beach).

Now, if you want to argue whether one or the other is worth it then that's a different conversation.
 

Clem72

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Which is, as usual, an incorrect statement. Unless you learned to count in some alternate universe $70.99 ((Six Flags) is more than $19 (North Beach).

Now, if you want to argue whether one or the other is worth it then that's a different conversation.
Alright Aspy, this is what we call an exageration for comedic effect. Your next lesson will be in recognizing the difference between sarcasm and literalisms.
 

mudpuddle

Active Member
I have not been to Six Flags in many years. Went once and said never again! You have to pay me to go there, and 70.00 would not be enough!!!
 

beachcat

I need a nap
Maybe it's because they charge a "Beach Fee" that's higher than six flags admission.
There is a beach fee, yes. Not as high as six flags. It ranges, if you're out of county, it may be as expensive as Six Flags. If so, go there. Stay away from North Beach.
 

NorthBeachPerso

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There is a beach fee, yes. Not as high as six flags. It ranges, if you're out of county, it may be as expensive as Six Flags. If so, go there. Stay away from North Beach.
Except it's not as expensive as Six Flags for out of County. The $19 was that fee last year. I don't know what it is for this year.
 

LightRoasted

If I may ...
If I may ...

I have not been to Six Flags in many years. Went once and said never again! You have to pay me to go there, and 70.00 would not be enough!!!
Yeah this. It's like attending a PG County / Southeast DC social gathering that includes a majority of everyone from the underclasses.
 

Gilligan

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PREMO Member
Maybe it's because they charge a "Beach Fee" that's higher than six flags admission.
I used to hang out with some friends in North Beach a lot back in the mid 70s..buddy's family had a waterfront cottage we used, just up the road a piece in Holland Point, and we kept several boats there. "Nof Beesh" was a real dive back in those days..but had some good bars and we had some great party times. You could buy a run down house a block off the main beach road back in those days for not much over ten grand. Sure has changed a lot in the last 40 years.
 

beachcat

I need a nap
Except it's not as expensive as Six Flags for out of County. The $19 was that fee last year. I don't know what it is for this year.
the county commissioners have decided not to sell season passes to out of county residents. I think the fee for out of county residents this year is 1,954,897.00
 

RoseRed

American Beauty
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Hopefully my replies / responses make sense and you can figure out what they are directed to.

I noticed a number of the stores mentioned in the story were owned by the same group, in some cases mismanagement was a cause of their misfortune. I htink one such store cited was Bed, Bath & Beyond.

Malls aren't dying just because of demographics, they are losing their anchor stores, those stores which brought in customers.
To survive, they are going to have to reinvent themselves, spend money to modernize and attract people to come in.
I got to visit Mall of America and it seemed to be doing a pretty good business. But they had restuarants inside that were more upsclale than your typical food court. Nothing fancy, but sit down with some unique alternatives to the chains.
Always liked going to the mall because it was a sone stop shopping for odds and ends, books, cards, clothing, etc. Plus it was a good place to walk in foul weather. Sometimes it was just that, go for a walk and maybe a cup of coffee. Some malls actually encouraged this by opening early for walkers - before the stores were really open. Then some of the stores got the idea they could cater to those walkers by opening early.

as for the local hardware store saga - some of that could be ignorance and some could be poor advertising and hours.
To often local stores don't open early or stay open much past 5. Bankers hourse we use to call it. I understand that they want to go home, eat dinner and they don't have the staff. But that's why people are looking to the big box chain, it's not just price, it's the convience.
You are not just selling a hammer, you are also selling customer service. If that service portion is missing you can be the only store in 50 miles selling a hammer and people will drive the 50 miles.
And they are closing... http://www.thebaynet.com/articles/0419/bedbathandbeyondplansstoreclosures.html

Last paragraph... "As this story was put to bed, the company continues to take a bath and what lies ahead in the future for any of the stores in our region is beyond us." :lmao:
 

NorthBeachPerso

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the county commissioners have decided not to sell season passes to out of county residents. I think the fee for out of county residents this year is 1,954,897.00
The County Commissioners have absolutely nothing to do with beach passes in North Beach. The season fee last year for out of County was $400, in County was $200. Both categories saw the highest sales ever. Overall last year there were around 38,000 paid admissions to the beach in North Beach. July 4th was the largest one day total ever at $35,000. July 4th on June 30th (the day of the fireworks) saw total admissions of around $20,000.
 

beachcat

I need a nap
The County Commissioners have absolutely nothing to do with beach passes in North Beach. The season fee last year for out of County was $400, in County was $200. Both categories saw the highest sales ever. Overall last year there were around 38,000 paid admissions to the beach in North Beach. July 4th was the largest one day total ever at $35,000. July 4th on June 30th (the day of the fireworks) saw total admissions of around $20,000.

ok. Someone decided not to sell season passes to out of county residents during the 2019 season. Where did you find those statistics, I can't even find the link on the prices for this year, but they are posted at the beach
 
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