Layoffs at The Star

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Re: Layoffs at The Star

Post by grovester » Thu Jul 09, 2015 3:08 pm

Shenanigans. It's going to suck to agree with both Tony and Hearne for the next week.

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Re: Layoffs at The Star

Post by pash » Thu Jul 09, 2015 3:15 pm

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Re: Layoffs at The Star

Post by flyingember » Thu Jul 09, 2015 3:46 pm

pash wrote:It's shit like this that makes me fine with Jim Glover's ouster from the council.
If you read my post in the municipal election thread this race was the #1 race in the City. He was the least liked candidate by a large margin and the mayor had a "don't vote for anyone" campaign going against him!

You'll always find something to dislike about someone so it's not worth dwelling on negatives over positive but he's someone I have trouble finding more things to like than dislike.

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Re: Layoffs at The Star

Post by loftguy » Thu Jul 09, 2015 5:14 pm

Much as I hate to say it, the Star printing pavilion might not sell for more than $10 million today.

Though that is a very different proposition from 'they forgot to ask'.

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Re: Layoffs at The Star

Post by pash » Thu Jul 09, 2015 5:50 pm

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Re: Layoffs at The Star

Post by grovester » Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:31 pm

So I guess they're going to leverage this into....more available public parking? Better than nothing, I suppose. The only reason it may be undervalued is it's association with the dead tree media meme. Can you imagine that structure, divested of printing equipment, as an event space/boutique hotel?

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Re: Layoffs at The Star

Post by pash » Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:58 pm

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Re: Layoffs at The Star

Post by mykn » Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:03 am

grovester wrote:Can you imagine that structure, divested of printing equipment, as an event space/boutique hotel?
Screw that, I want to live there! Turn it into condos, stat! :D

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Re: Layoffs at The Star

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Re: Layoffs at The Star

Post by Eon Blue » Fri Jul 10, 2015 7:55 am

Meijer, Shopko, or Stein Mart?

Heck, I'd take the world's biggest White Castle. Imagine how good downtown would smell!

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Re: Layoffs at The Star

Post by chingon » Fri Jul 10, 2015 8:46 am

pash wrote:Aquarium.
God that would be awesome.

Edit: Let me check with shinatoo to see if it's also "practical".

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Re: Layoffs at The Star

Post by shinatoo » Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:08 am

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Quocunque Jeceris Stabit

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Re: Layoffs at The Star

Post by chingon » Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:05 am

And you shall receive yours, Master Shit-anew!

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Re: Layoffs at The Star

Post by StL_Dan » Mon Jul 13, 2015 3:08 pm

Eon Blue wrote:Meijer, Shopko, or Stein Mart?

Heck, I'd take the world's biggest White Castle. Imagine how good downtown would smell!
Oh, yes. I like the way you think.

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Re: Layoffs at The Star

Post by pash » Thu Jul 23, 2015 12:01 am

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Re: Layoffs at The Star

Post by im2kull » Thu Jul 23, 2015 8:51 pm

Turn it into a brewery..

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Re: Layoffs at The Star

Post by beautyfromashes » Fri Jul 24, 2015 8:31 am

im2kull wrote:Turn it into a brewery..
Our future aquarium.

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Re: Layoffs at The Star

Post by longviewmo » Fri Jul 24, 2015 1:57 pm

I picked up a book about the Star's 125th anniversary or something when they were having their fire sale last fall. The book's from 2006 and has a picture of the whole staff at the front. Probably a couple hundred people. They filled the entire camera shot. I'll find the book later and post that.

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Re: Layoffs at The Star

Post by flyingember » Thu Oct 29, 2015 2:08 pm

continuing it's decline the Star actually had what many would call soft core porn in an ad.
https://twitter.com/flyingember/status/ ... 7169327104

They've hit a new low if they don't filter out this kind of ad.

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Re: Layoffs at The Star

Post by bobbyhawks » Thu Oct 29, 2015 4:47 pm

They've been missing deliveries to my parents' house, have accidentally delivered to my house, and recently delivered the Sunday funnies in the Saturday paper, complete with the Sunday date.

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