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Movie-themed restaurant Take 27 opens in Downtown Lodi

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  • Connie Rill posted at 11:07 am on Tue, Apr 2, 2013.

    mezzo Posts: 5

    Josh: Businesses using Enterprise Zone tax benefits file on their state income taxes, therefore, the information is private. Go to our website to find out statistical data regarding total businesses utilizing hiring tax credits by accessing our annual and biennial reports, www.sjcez.org. The list of eligible employee categories and equipment is also found on our website, but you can call me for specific information applicable to your business. Or, email questions to crill@sjcworknet.org

  • Josh Morgan posted at 4:49 pm on Mon, Apr 1, 2013.

    Josh Morgan Posts: 542

    Connie, is it public information listing those businesses who take advantage of tax credits? Are there many local Lodi businesses who are currently taking advantage of those credits. I would assume there is a definition of "eligible" employees and equipment? Thank you for the information.

  • Connie Rill posted at 2:21 pm on Mon, Apr 1, 2013.

    mezzo Posts: 5

    Josh: The San Joaquin County Enterprise Zone is a state income tax incentive program. A business must owe state income taxes before this incentive is helpful. The entire downtown Lodi area is within the Enterprise Zone. The advantage of locating in downtown Lodi's enterprise zone area relate to state income tax credits for hiring eligible employees and purchasing eligible equipment. For more info, go to: www.sjcez.org. I am the Enterprise Zone Specialist for the Lodi Area (Connie Rill). You can speak with me about these benefits by calling 209.468-3529.

  • Josh Morgan posted at 12:12 pm on Mon, Apr 1, 2013.

    Josh Morgan Posts: 542

    Doug, could you please explain how downtown businesses are benefitting from a enterprise zone? What are the boundaries of Lodi's enterprise zone? For example, if I were to locate a business in a 1,000 square foot building what will my advantages be for locating in the enterprise zone.

  • Doug Chaney posted at 1:42 pm on Sun, Mar 31, 2013.

    advocate Posts: 502

    When Lodi city council and management dump those government welfare check enterprise zones and bring back some nice shopping and venues with our local merchants that are appealing to the family, and stop issuing more alcohol permits that merely garner those tax break businesses, many of them wine tasting rooms with their main facilities already having tasting rooms, and having to use valuable law enforcement resources to patrol that tiny stretch of School and Sacramento streets and seemingly never having any dui/disturbance/drunk in public arrests to speak of, I and most others I am acquainted with and associate with choose not to use the downtown for anything but the movies and meetings. Parking is atrocious, the weekend over imbibers loud and rude and the shops left there have price structures like Rodeo Drive for the wealthy that most can't even afford.

  • David Diskin posted at 12:30 am on Sun, Mar 31, 2013.

    David Diskin Posts: 185

    Glad to see some yummy-sounding vegetarian options on the menu. I'll check it out (again). This has always been a fun place to bring guests.

  • Josh Morgan posted at 4:22 pm on Sat, Mar 30, 2013.

    Josh Morgan Posts: 542

    we should be applauding local investment and hard work.

  • Josh Morgan posted at 4:20 pm on Sat, Mar 30, 2013.

    Josh Morgan Posts: 542

    Is there any reason why you shouldn't give them a chance? I don't know who the new owners are but I can assure you they have made a substantial investment and at least deserve an opportunity to make it on their own. They shouldn't be judge based on previous ownership. For goodness sake, we should be a

  • Sunny Samuels posted at 3:06 pm on Sat, Mar 30, 2013.

    Sunny Samuels Posts: 61

    Wow! This is truly an amazing, exciting and brand new attraction that everyone in Lodi will be running to see with all of it's unique memorabilia and taste what this new restaurant has to offer. Oh, What did you say? The unique and exciting memorabilia is actually the same old memorabilia that has been in this same bar/restaurant since Legends opened in 1999. And it's going to have the same menu that has been offered since Lodi Food and Fuel took over in 2007? Reporter Brain Ratto did a poor job at trying to convince people that anything about this "new restaurant" is really new or different except for the name change. I remember when they had live bands and comedy, Is this "new restaurant" going to have anything new? I know Mr Ratto didn't expect for me to get excited over the "adult dessert" section that just names a few girly drinks that I can order at any bar. Probably would have been better off without any story at all. When 27 Elm St was Legends it was mine and my friends Friday night place to go, thats when it was new and a fun place to hang out. Now, even with the addition of the movie theater that area just sucks. Once I parked in the little parking lot to the East and my car was broken into. Then you have all the little kids that hang around there on weekends--the most of which are disrespectful and can't cross the street at a cross walk or will purposely block the intersection for 10 mins after a movie has let out. They don't care if you are sitting there trying to cross. So I have no reason to visit this "new" restaurant. It used to be a good location but not anymore. Nothing new, nothing better, no reason to go.

  • Doug Chaney posted at 1:19 pm on Sat, Mar 30, 2013.

    advocate Posts: 502

    Ho Hum, just another bar/restaurant in the already overloaded alcoholic paradise of downtown livable, lovable Lodi. Is this new business being subsidized like the Rosewood is rumored to be with city funds? And I'm the local conspiracy theorist who believes the dui/license checkpoints should be concentrated on the downtown and event areas rather than in the same old lame locations chosen by the deadbeat planner at LPD. It has already been acknowledged that downtown Lodi is already over concentrated with alcohol/drug related venues, yet they keep on coming? Will this stuck in the 50's little burg ever try to make downtown Lodi anything other than a wine/alcohol/drug area where families once used to enjoy spending the day shopping and not have to listen to the drinkers out yell one another at the outside drinking public sidewalk area patios? And it's like driving through a neighborhood filled with children, with imbibers darting from between parked vehicles to cross the street to get to the other side to try the booze at another bar/tasting room/lounge or wine room merely because they have been told they've already had enough at the previous stop, rather than going to the pedestrian crossing. As one who often frequents the mixed martial arts gym at School and Lodi avenue, I never drive Church or School streets downtown even though I live in the north part of Lodi for the simple reason that not only the imbibers that drink on the sidewalks are loud and usually obnoxious, but they seem to think that the vehicle traffic will stop for them when they decide to cross the streets in the middle of the block, with some not even looking to see if it is safe to do so. Not to mention the fact that the language used by some imbibers, especially the over imbibers, is very risque when you have two pre teen grandchildren with you. It seems that the servers at those sidewalk venues are afraid to ask them to tone it down for fear of maybe encountering one of the "privileged" that feel their negative behavior and attitude is acceptable. It's sad that just a short two or three block distance away on the east side the crime, gang and drug problem run rampant while sometimes two LPD officers are cruising downtown with very few drunk in public, dui or alcohol related incidents are ever reported. Why is that?

  • Quan Pham posted at 10:50 am on Sat, Mar 30, 2013.

    qpham63 Posts: 31

    We are going to go again. Our son loved the movie theme and our daughter is probably old enough to enjoy it. I hope that they are successful as I would like them to stay around a long time. I actually enjoy all the eateries around the theater area although parking is somewhat tough if you have a child still in a car seat that is why we haven't been there for 2+ years.

  • Brian Dockter posted at 8:10 am on Sat, Mar 30, 2013.

    Brian Dockter Posts: 2866

    The theme of the restaurant has pretty much stayed the same even though there has been ownership and name changes. It seems to me the owners prior to the present owners struggled with the operating costs and keeping the restaurant afloat.



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