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Branson Talk / Re: Classic Motor Inn 2018 - Call K.D. @ 417 334 6991
« on: September 25, 2018, 08:54:43 AM »
I have been getting PM's and questions about Classic, KD and the "new" location.., Hopefully the following info will bring you up to date,,,,

Yes, K.D. did get closed on her new place, NO she hasnt moved in yet.. (cant get time off >:()

Yes, K.D. is still at Classic, Why you say? 
I dont know, i told her throw the keys on the desk and walk out.  She tells me she has a feeling of loyalty to her clientle and doesnt want to leave them..  I explained to her, and she realizes it already, she is losing customers already because of new ownership... I suggested she make a customer list and move on....

For the time being I am hanging in at Classic for K.D..  I deal only with here, she will take care of us as always.. I was there for 3 days this last weekend, and except for parking lot, NEVER saw the owners.  (thats ok for me).

IF you dont feel comfy, staying at classic, by all means call Michele at 417-322-2121, several people already have. She has agreed to help us out as a group or individually this winter until we make other arrangemenst elsewhere..  If I had my way, we would stay the all through the year, But becasue of contract with housing, the HAll of Fame cant take care of us during the "season" (april15-sept15).    Again make sure you identify yourself as SDCfan member, and tell her any special room requiremsnts you may need... Example- Someone called last week needed double queens beds in a handicap room with walk in shower...  Hall of Fame does not have that, But michelle was able to find a room elsewhere.

I have met with another motel on the SOTH, they have agreed to match our Classic deal. They are open all year, Have a better parking area, smaller pool, easy access to street and so on.  I have met both the asst mgr, the general man, and #3 manager, All 3 nice people, speak and understand fluent English ;)

I did a walk through the rooms, all nice motel rooms.. they have single king, single queen, double queens.. All rooms have small table and sit down comfy chair, all are carpeted, all have flat screen TV,  ...the single rooms all have either a big easy chair and foot stool, or a love seat/couch for lounging.

The breakfast is a minimal thing, a lot like classic, but they do have fresh HOT biscuits and Gravy, also boiled eggs. And a lady their to assist you in what you or your kids may need..  Nice touch I thought.

I like this motel overall and am sure it will fit most of our needs.

Couple of things they DONT have..  No pet rooms, No walk in showers in the Handicap rooms.
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I am not releasing the name of motel yet.  Waiting on K.D.,,  AND something else may come up ;D

K.D. indicated to me she would like us to go with her to her new location..  I of course old her we would love to depending on location and few other details. I am hanging with her for now.   IF she finds a another place soon, I would like to think that by bringing our group with her, as well as her customer list, it would put her in a better positions for salary negotiation and management title...  After all with our group.. and her customers, you could be easily talking about 50-60,000 dollars in revenue per year, If not more..

IF Moving with K.D. doent work out, we will move on since I have all the ground work laid already..

Any other questions? concerns?  Post or PM me....

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My sister works there. She says their status has them funneling the profits from WoW back into it for more animals and their care, so I would assume that's where a lot of the money from the expansion will be coming from.

Thats great! I hope the expansion doesnt take another 10 years,,, 

Keep in mind, I am pretty sure that "Not for Profit", means just that.  "Not For Profit"..
 
NO profit after all bills/overhead is paid...  That would mean ALL wages/benefits/building/utilities/upkeep on animals and so on.. ALL expenses....
   
My point being, the upper managment/ownership could be drawing a 1,000,000 per year and that would be wages from the "not for profit" company..

Or after the year is over, there is 12,500,000 in the checkbook... the corporate bylaws could read that Mr M, Mr X, Mr Y, and Mr Z, split that number an even 25% each  (Commision/incentive) , still considered wages from the Not for Profit Company..

Its all a numbers Game..

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2018 Trip Reports
« on: September 24, 2018, 07:44:18 PM »
I did not realize anyone else what there Sunday.  If I had known would have tried to say hello.  On another note, I did notice a couple of pallets of new toilets sitting in the back, and other construction supplies around the place so maybe they are getting ready to do a big remodel or something.  It did not seem to me like it needed anything major though.

we left sunday morning,  yes some new fixtures sitting around..... 
BUT i can GUARANTEE you, there is NO big remodel going to happen there. a few needed repairs and maint?, Yes..  that is all that will be done, IF in fact that gets done at all..

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Branson Talk / Re: Baldknobbers Theater
« on: September 24, 2018, 07:32:06 PM »
I noticed saturday while eating at Get'n Basted,  ( my favorite smoked/BBQ joint) they had started the demo process... be interesting to watch progress...

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Refill Cups
« on: September 24, 2018, 02:56:54 PM »
Just FYI they refilled our $1 mugs yesterday without any issues.

I guess I will be keeping my faded but legible Buzzsaw Falls mugs ;D

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2018 Trip Reports
« on: September 24, 2018, 02:21:25 PM »
Had a long discussion with KD at Classic.  When we were checking in there was a group of folks sitting in the lobby.  We asked her who the new owners were and she nodded to them.  I guess the place can no longer be called American owned, at least it does not appear to me to be.  She was very upset and frustrated by the number of hours they are making her work and they are now charging her to live on the property, yet require her to as they never let her off work.  As we were heading out to dinner we say some of the guys from the group who were the owners walking across the street to the one that is across and just up the road a bit, the Brickhouse something or other I believe.  I would assume they also own that one.  When we got back from dinner we brought KD some food from Florentino's.  That seemed to have made her day.  I really feel sorry for her.

Yes, that whole thing is getting ridiculous, and now she has closed on her own house, and she has had some concerned job offers.. I dont know why she just doesnt hand them the damn keys..!!  >:( >:(     

Actually I do know why, she is staying for her loyalty to her customers....  I told her to make a customer list and take it with her to her new location..... :(
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ANYWAY... on a lighter note..  she should have eaten well this weekend...  LOL.. 
we took her burger and fries on friday
Tacos on sat..
Cheesehead said she was going to get her a chicken dinner on sunday evening.
OKIE got her some Florentinos...!!!     
She ate better than I did!!..   

Special thanks from me to you people that are bringing her in food..!  LOL.   

I gave a friend of mine 40 bucks, and asked them to take her a small or medium pizza every couple of days until the money runs out.... Something with Beef or pork or both on it..   supposedly new owners dont eat Meat? (religion)  Hmm??... thinking meat lovers!!!   LOL

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2018 Trip Reports
« on: September 24, 2018, 07:26:51 AM »
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I am real sure that Riverfront will go too.
I think that are was poorly used.  It wouldn't surprise me one bit.

Well that and for sure the last 3 or 4 years, the maintenence on building and surrounding area is really slacking..  that is what I am noticing.... LOL, 
that and a couple of the citizens have mentioned something may happen in that area ;)

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2018 Trip Reports
« on: September 23, 2018, 08:23:41 PM »
Whenever they pull the trigger in that area -  FL and old Waterboggan....   

I am real sure that Riverfront will go too.

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Branson Talk / Re: Yakov Smirnoff / Comfort Inn locations
« on: September 23, 2018, 06:50:50 PM »
Looks like we are going to stay at the Lodge of the Ozarks. Hubby and I stayed there in May.  Hubby liked the big pool, breakfast, location and the fact they are redoing the place.  New questions- since we are coming down Thanksgiving Day- where to eat Thanksgiving dinner.  Besides Grand County and the Keeters Center where do you good folks recommend? Will the crowds / wait be less if we eat dinner instead of lunch? Thanks for the help. :)

Well..... not including those 2... 
branson Center Stage will have a feast, (used to be the Rowdy Beaver)

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WOW!!   thatys lots of people going to see "WOW"...   LOL....

Did anyone else catch the line about "not for profit" ?   

If thats true....  that means the facility is property tax free?

Also there would be numerous other tax breaks for Mr Morris, IF thats true..

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2018 Trip Reports
« on: September 21, 2018, 11:43:15 AM »

Sounds like SDC is about to get their own new area similar to dollywood. Waterboggin footprint and Employee parking lot.

Bad News for Flooded Mine?

It was indicated to me 2 years ago that Both FM and Boatworks Theatre were in danger....  Boatworks more then FM..

But with TT last year, I wouldnt expect anything very major happening this year, especially with NO annoucements and NO vicous rumors floating around.

No doubt though, from all the cancellations for vendors for Fall Festival... Something is in the works... ::)

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Branson Talk / Re: America's Fun Park in Branson
« on: September 20, 2018, 11:06:32 PM »
This is the same style of UTV, that SOTH has added for trail riding...

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Refill Cups
« on: September 20, 2018, 07:51:41 AM »
Iím going to be that guy... if 50Ę is going to break the bank for you, maybe SDC isnít the place for you to visit?

LOL...  And I am the other guy..

1.25 refills for as long as have the refill mug...  SHOULD be just that.. 1.25.
Now is this going to break me.... No
Is this going to piss me off? I will never be back.....  No

But if you DIDNT want to refill them "forever", you should probably not have marketed them that way.  ::) ::)

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2018 Trip Reports
« on: September 19, 2018, 07:04:35 AM »
sounds like a good visit..  lots of fun..

Glad to hear Cheeseheads made it, hadnt seen any post form her lately...  I hope to see her this weekend..

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SDC Memories/ Park History / Re: Pictures from the Past!
« on: September 17, 2018, 07:29:59 AM »
thats just too cool!

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