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Old 12-01-2019, 08:50 AM
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Default Port Eads???

Any news lately???
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Old 12-01-2019, 09:00 AM
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I’m waiting for some rich cat to scoop up a lease from the state and build a hotel resort down there complete with a roller coaster ride through the canes and bumper boats in east bay.
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Old 12-01-2019, 11:18 AM
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SP still sucks so far as I know. I have a buddy with a barge in the marina that’s pretty much a duck hunting barge now. He’s not a fan of running it in his bigger boat (35st), and doesn’t know what his future is there. Strongly considering moving it back to Venice marina, but the long way is, well, long.
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Old 12-01-2019, 04:29 PM
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Originally Posted by JohnM37 View Post
SP still sucks so far as I know. I have a buddy with a barge in the marina that’s pretty much a duck hunting barge now. He’s not a fan of running it in his bigger boat (35st), and doesn’t know what his future is there. Strongly considering moving it back to Venice marina, but the long way is, well, long.
thanks. It’s such dam shame!!!
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Old 12-02-2019, 09:53 AM
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I am aware of two separate offers to purchase the state property but none were accepted or even countered.
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Old 12-02-2019, 05:49 PM
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I am aware of two separate offers to purchase the state property but none were accepted or even countered.

what’s holding that up? Mineral rights?

nice way of saying oil companies looking to purchase and beautify the area with leaky oil drums.
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Old 12-02-2019, 06:19 PM
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what’s holding that up? Mineral rights?

nice way of saying oil companies looking to purchase and beautify the area with leaky oil drums.
Haha, no dog in this fight but that is some funny shit thinking oil companies actuaully put oil in drums in this day and age.
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Old 12-02-2019, 06:35 PM
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Haha, no dog in this fight but that is some funny shit thinking oil companies actuaully put oil in drums in this day and age.
metaphor...

but I’m glad I can still entertain......
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Old 12-02-2019, 08:35 PM
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what’s holding that up? Mineral rights?

nice way of saying oil companies looking to purchase and beautify the area with leaky oil drums.
Both projects I know of were related to investors wanted to do something with the recreational fisherman in mind. One was a similar package to the Hurricane Hole in G.I. As to what is holding it up, remember it is the State of Louisiana. As to the issue with the Port, my understanding is that getting a finite appraisal seems to be a problem. Then when one such is obtained, the "goal posts" keep getting moved. The decision makers would rather remain a landlord than a former landowner. I absolutely believe no government entity should be in the rental business. A perfect example of why I feel this way is the old Charity building in New Orleans and the former parcel which made up JazzLand.

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Old 12-03-2019, 05:10 AM
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Both projects I know of were related to investors wanted to do something with the recreational fisherman in mind. One was a similar package to the Hurricane Hole in G.I. As to what is holding it up, remember it is the State of Louisiana. As to the issue with the Port, my understanding is that getting a finite appraisal seems to be a problem. Then when one such is obtained, the "goal posts" keep getting moved. The decision makers would rather remain a landlord than a former landowner. I absolutely believe no government entity should be in the rental business. A perfect example of why I feel this way is the old Charity building in New Orleans and the former parcel which made up JazzLand.
So the powers that be will let it fall down from disrepair and ask for tax $$ to fix at that time so it can be sold at a huge loss to a brother in-law?
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Old 12-03-2019, 06:28 AM
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YES , Keep in mind the old saying "Louisiana has the best politicians money can buy"
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So the powers that be will let it fall down from disrepair and ask for tax $$ to fix at that time so it can be sold at a huge loss to a brother in-law?
Sorry to say but you are 100% correct. Your assumption is exactly what is happening with Charity Hospital and Jazzland. There have been many quality offers on both properties and both still sit untouched, deteriorating daily and losing value at an alarming rate. Not only is the state abandoning a large sum of money for the purchase of these properties, but it is also losing the value these tracts would have when put back into commerce. But hell, when did common sense mean anything in Louisiana/New Orleans politics.
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So the powers that be will let it fall down from disrepair and ask for tax $$ to fix at that time so it can be sold at a huge loss to a brother in-law?
this is how the great state of Louisiana functions
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