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Column: Some businesses are not meant to survive



As the economy inches towards recession, some businesses will thrive and others will not survive. 

The most recent example of the Bee’s Knees shows how some businesses are just not meant to survive. In Columbia County, Stay. Social Tap and Table will likely go the way of...

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  1. Not very smart to insult people that have disposable income no matter what your business is..I know it’s often said bad publicity is still publicity but it could work against you and not for you..from what I’ve seen online and in the comment sections they alienated a huge amount of customers and even friends..

  2. Lesson for Augusta Richmond County Consolidation Government Commissioners. Stop funding Everything Downtown Group programs and projects. Replace the Augusta Development Authority with an Augusta Richmond County Development Authority. Start putting money into all districts of the the county on am equal base. Growth for all.
    Lesson for Colombia County, stop helping. If you want to help work on infrastructure. If you are not going to consolidate the county, incorporate a City of Evens.

  3. Well said Joe, thank you for maybe opening the eyes of these people who think they can improve their business by doing things that fly in the face of most of their customer base. The Bee’s Knees had no real chance of getting enough business from the left wing Richmond County residents just as the Stay Social had very little chance of getting enough customers from the left. But ain’t life great that both failed to see that and shot their own foot.

  4. I’ll admit. I am a little lost about whatever social issues Bee’s Knees was pushing or supporting. Never eaten there in the 18 years I’ve lived here. And is right on point with the Columbia County business. Even without losing their license, they were going to fail. I heard from many people that their food selection was minimal. Small servings for the price. They apparently had a bad business model to start with.

  5. ” In fact, had it not been for the Columbia County Economic Development Authority incentive program grant/loan, the business never would have been able to open or survive as long as it has”.

    The problem is that there was NO INTEREST in the building, and the County really needed to do SOMETHING to create interest. They had already killed off the second building that was in the original site plan. You are correct also, that the space is already built out, but I do not see anyone rushing to open an eating establishment either, at $30 a square. As I said in a previous post, the location is awesome, now that the CCPAC is up and running. Small space, and high floor cost, I think it is going to be tough. I have had to eat crow before, and will happily do so again, however….

  6. I enjoyed Bees Knees many times in the past, then they changed the menu. I didn’t know about the Biden commercial but I wouldn’t be surprised. As for Stay, I visited and had lunch over there. The food and non-alcoholic beverage I had was way over-priced (and not too good)! I guess they were trying to double their food receipts! Oh well.

  7. The American way, If you have political beliefs and views, express them. But you have to live with the consequences. In a business, you pays your money and takes your chances when go down that road. I won’t put you down about your beliefs, but I don’t have to patronize your business. Reminds me of the 60s old boycott philosophy. Sometimes it works.

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