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HappyFace
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February 4, 2012 4:21 pm  

There is a big comeback in cotton, and most of the sewing is going to china. The Garment industry might have a chance to return with expert management.:-)


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February 4, 2012 4:24 pm  

I imagine we have a pretty skilled labor force as well - others can validate/invalidate this for me, as I'm still learning, but it seems very possible and profitable here, if managed correctly.

Also I sat next to a man on a plane a few weeks ago that was going to Central America (Costa Rica?) for a fabric conference. Apparently the fabric trade is really starting to boom there.


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February 4, 2012 5:06 pm  

Aloe certainly grows fast and easily on STX. Aloe based products and cosmetics very popular -- and I think even aloe syrup -- a natural sweetener. I can visualize vast acreage planted in aloe -- certainly less water and labor intensive than organic lettuce. But this is for younger folk than I.


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February 4, 2012 9:11 pm  

One attorney did not close down HOVENSA, market trends did. Lawsuits for personal injury compensate the injured for the fault of the company and act as a deterrent.


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February 5, 2012 3:23 am  

5 Guys ..!!! They made a franchise burger shop..... Like I said a while back...give me 5 non local white smart business men and the Islands would get it done.But THAT will never happen.


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February 5, 2012 10:48 am  

i hear 5 guys has excellent food, next time i can get up to virginia i plan on going to one


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JulieKay
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February 5, 2012 11:31 am  

The first five bites or so of Five guys is good to me, after that it's way too much grease and butter. And I love cheeseburgers! In and Out is much better. *grins*

I think the gimmick of five guys is the huge portions, which America is overwrought with. But I won't get on that soapbox. It's actually one of the reasons I moved to STX.


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February 5, 2012 10:03 pm  

i love in and out too, and for tacos-del taco


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JulieKay
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February 5, 2012 10:09 pm  

Anyone that ever goes to Austin should try P.Terry's - it's good.

http://www.pterrys.com/

Trying to think of a way to tie this back to the OP!

Hmmm...


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poorthang
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February 6, 2012 6:43 am  

island Al.. the bigger disappointment would be ...knowing my wife was right....damn I hate when that happens;)


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February 6, 2012 7:55 pm  

Poorthang maybe some truth to your statement. Either disappointment or relief that she didn't listen to me.. God knows what I might have been hearing now had she agreed back then.

Curious how the topic thread morphed from Hovensa closing to food chains.


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JulieKay
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February 6, 2012 8:00 pm  

I think that's the way most long discussions go on most boards - once the original topic has tapered out, they tend to drift.

It seems that the Hovensa discussion for most, is in "wait and see" mode. I'm certainly not yet seeing the forecasted gloom and doom, but there are pessimists for sure, and time to go by. Many people are using this time now as a call for hope and action - my twitter feed is full of all sorts of interesting information and positive attitudes.

There are some encouraging things on the horizon. Only time will tell. For now, we're going to sit outside and enjoy the beautiful view, and get ready for the fun February events.


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February 6, 2012 9:08 pm  

food is one of my favorite subjects, so always willing to talk about it


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JulieKay
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February 6, 2012 9:24 pm  

@speee1dy - agreed! 🙂


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February 7, 2012 12:17 am  

especially cookies and brownies-home made of course


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SydSol
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February 9, 2012 4:17 pm  

What is Hovensa doing at night? They are cranking up something stinky as they shut down? Any workers getting sick? Bad smell last two weeks west of Hovensa. I was so sick two days ago. Had to take my daughter to ER last night she couldn't breathe. Never had asthma before.


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February 12, 2012 12:27 am  

I must say that the memorial service at the Garden Thursday for Bob Johnson was one of the best salutes and farewells I have attended. The audience sat in somber silence, sadly knowing just what a gem of a person our island community had lost.

I hope the long arm of the law eventually reaches out and nabs whoever did this. Not only do we need to know who it was, we need to know why so we can put closure on this tragedy.


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February 12, 2012 5:33 am  

I must say that the memorial service at the Garden Thursday for Bob Johnson was one of the best salutes and farewells I have attended. The audience sat in somber silence, sadly knowing just what a gem of a person our island community had lost.

I hope the long arm of the law eventually reaches out and nabs whoever did this. Not only do we need to know who it was, we need to know why so we can put closure on this tragedy.

so very sad. No arrests,,,not surprising.


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Bushtea
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February 13, 2012 3:13 am  

Be patient...


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