Bye Bye Seagrove Village Market Cafe

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  1. Mike Jones

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    Market and adjacent building on north side will be gone at the end of the year to make way for construction of Hotel Viridian.
     
  2. SkinShark

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    It amazes me that Walton county does not take action to protect our historic buildings. We are not in shortage of amazing architects, you would think we would celebrate the life of Ed Walline and what he did to build our little community. He figured out how to build those little concrete block structures with a low lying roof, that are barely visible anymore along 30A. It saddens me that we are losing those classic beach front homes at a rapid pace. It really broke my heart when the TDC was looking for new offices in conjunction with the demolition of the Seagrove Villas. And now this.

    What if we just quit building and left it the way it is? I find nothing wrong with what we have. Exactly how many days a year are we at 100% capacity anyway? Is it really necessary to have more hotel rooms? Doesn't that just bring more traffic?
     
  3. UofL

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    Hate to hear that. Every time a older structure is removed, you lose character, history, stories, memories, association. I guess the new buildings will eventually have that but it takes a while. At least 30a is not full 20 story hotels because I wouldn't be coming there if it did. Ellen
     
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    There is always much derision and complaints about what the BCC does but never any compliments. Well, here's one. One of the best things the BCC ever did was establish the 50' limit for buildings along 30A and the coast. A big THUMBS UP to the BCC for this one.
     
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    Lots of great memories there. So sad to lose another landmark. We all knew Hotel Viridian would eventually be built and cause Seagrove Market Cafe to be torn down. But just as we know we're all gonna die, that actually happening doesn't make the loss any easier.
     
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    Very sad. I knew it was coming, guess I wanted to stay in denial.
     
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    Greed beats charm and history far too often. Goodbye to another funky and iconic building. :wave:
     
  8. Matt J

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    To clarify it's just the building right or is the business going away as well?
     
  9. Lake View Too

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    Way back, three or four years ago, when they presented their plans for the hotel / condominiums, the plan included some shops , including the village market.

    But, things change
     
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    Anybody out there have any statistics in how many weeks we are at 100% capacity per a year. We are not in a shortage for hotel rooms. With more rooms we bring more traffic, which we are already having a issue with. The difference is a private company comes and and builds, then the tax payers have to pay for the streets etc. As a taxpayer I am not happy paying for anymore road explanation or parking lots. It's fine the way it is. Leave it alone. Supply and Demand::the amount of a commodity, product, or service available and the desire of buyers for it, considered as factors regulating its price. We are turning into PCB.
     
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    #hint hint Blue mountain beach has a couple of build-able sites :groupersandwhichtogoplease:
     
  12. seabythegrove

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    It’s called capitalism - supply and demand. If you don't like the "South Beach" look, don't patronize the businesses. Can't really blame George and company...
    As previously stated, at least it's not 20 stories!
     
  13. Lake View Too

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    I've known the guys that started the Viridian for over twenty years. What they have started is undoubtably an asset to the community. My memories of the Seagrove Village Market
    date back to 1959. It will be really sad, but we have to embrace the amazing future of Seagrove.
     
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    So sad. Been vacationing there since '84. Need to go find another quiet beach town.
     
  15. Seaducer

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    How did those greedy hotel people seize that building from the friendly locals? Eminent Domain?
     
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    You seem to be full of muck...
     
  17. Matt J

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    Google "impact fees".
     
  18. SkinShark

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    I get the whole impact fees. I don't get that our roads will be more dangerous for walkers and bicyclers.

    I also get that it was sold. I think our local govnt is not protecting what this town was built on. I think it's sad that we are selling the buildings that are considered "historic". We are counting on the beach and our awesome food for tourism, but we are losing our history. That is sad. It's our heritage. We need to stand up for it.
     
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    This makes me so sad. I wonder where or if the business will move. I am also trying to figure out where they plan to park everyone for the hotel.
     
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    The original plans include an underground parking garage.
     

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