As I understand it, Mr. Bailey made so much from the RNC that he didn't need Fountain Square. The Carmel folks should be thankful for Kim's talents.
The Carmel folks should be wary... Kim Bailey bailed on the Fountain Square people on Davis Island, and I still find that suspicious.
Bailey also has a history of being an infomercial spokesman, and I wonder what kind of hucksterism he still has up his sleeve.
went 3 times .... arduous waits for both food and drink, each time. if i end up waiting 30-45 minutes for a draft beer, i'm not likely to return. our hood has an ever expanding number of excellent destinations that won't consistently ask of me, that level of patience.
It wasn't the location or parking, Mermaid is nearby and has a small lot too. It was the awful mismanagement of the owners. By firing the GM the first week of opening, not paying multiple employees, pissing of the chef/trying to be the chef, and being completely out of touch with proper human interactions caused their failure. It falls on the two of them. I'm glad to see karma won this time around.
Being a life time resident of Philadelphia, I do have a home here in Palm Harbor, I must disagree with the article you wrote concerning the new Ybor location. Amoroso rolls are a figment of Tampa’s imagination. They are NOT the preferred roll thatis used in a “real” Philly Cheesesteak, ask Tony Luke. Also, no one, and I mean no one uses green peppers in a cheesesteak, it’s treason to do so.
Just my thoughts,
Failure is always painfull. This was an expensive venture. Food is a production business - you have to turn a lot of tables to make money. The building was in a bad location, to small and to little parking to move the required amount of people thru to make money.
Best of Luck what a wonderful idea! I hope you can sell fan club memberships that will be renewable each year to help you sustain the expenses the kitties may have. What a wonderful way for kitties to find new homes too! Congratulations! Don't forget selling the cat treats!
lmao never heard of that place
Hopefully she'll contact some of us rescues to get some great cats from us and let us help be sponsors.
That picture is from the Nekokaigi in Kyoto. I went there in December.
I love this idea, but didn't they just have a cat cafe in Tampa? Pretty sure you guys sponsored that one. This would be the first PERMANENT one which is awesome...
Absolutely ADORE this! I'd love to work there!
This is a fantastic idea! It's just what St.Pete needs!
It's about as psychedelic as its sister plant coffee; in fact I get MUCH higher off 2 cups of coffee than any kratom I've ever used. This "reefer madness" campaign by big pharma might have worked in the 1930s (with Joseph McCarthy and H. Anslinger) behind it, but look how it has come back to bite them (and all their flying monkeys/media) they used to "scare us". It ended up killing us (estimated over a million) by not giving us safe access to a perfectly safe medicine. Are you going to be a part of the problem with kratom too? Don't you ever learn? The brave media will read the research first, and I've seen the research from Ole Miss and a Japanese Univ. Both say kratom saves lives. I know it saved mine. Sorry, but FAIL big time in a WR Hearst way here.
Did a man think up that idea? I get football, I don't need a fashion show or cooking tips, just the Bucs to win some games. Go Bucs.
All right. I'm going to try this again. I have been using Kratom for a year and have not found it to be addicting. I think poor quality Kratom that's adulterated with other substances can have unpredictable results so I make sure that I go to a reputable online dealer such as www.kratomcrazy.com or www.happyhippoherbals.com
This is one of those rare articles that despite having a few inaccuracies, is much easier to digest than the usual hit and run media propaganda. I won't speak for others, but Kratom has been life saving for me.
I truly understand nerve pain and long term pain management. Cervical and lumbar nerve root decompressions in addition to a cervical fusion from C3 thru C6 has provided a front seat education of the vicious soul killing nature of long term pain management with opiates. Besides the fact that opiates have a high potential for dependency and abuse, experiencing the world though an "opiate haze" makes it impossible to function or provide for your family.
Fortunately for me and my family, I've found relief in the leaf of a tree that is related to the coffee plant called Kratom. Kratom isn't synthetic and doesn't have to be processed in any way because the leaf alone is effective. I was able to immediately and completely eliminate opiates from my pain management routine by taking one teaspoon in the morning, and one in the evening. It completely relieves all nerve pain without the opiate haze. Kratom gives me the exact same side effects as consuming two good cups of coffee except without the coffee jitters. I take it with citrus juice, usually grapefruit as it helps release the active ingredient. Now, it does taste horrible, and is so dry that it’s difficult to take without inhaling it until you get used to it. Other options are to put in gel caps, or to make a tea out of it (which most people prefer). I’m just too lazy to make the tea. :-)
Kratom has saved my sanity and relationship with my family. It allows me to focus on my work and function as a productive member of society. I did slowly develop a tolerance, as after 8 months I take 4 teaspoons. The good news is that I can take an opiate for a couple of weeks (starting with no opiate tolerance issues) while my Kratom tolerance comes down. After two weeks, my tolerance to Kratom is gone, I quit the opiate and resume with one teaspoon of Kratom again. This is a GREAT candidate for managing the enormous problem pain killer tolerance. As for me, other than my tolerance reduction cycles, I’m sticking with Kratom for health reasons and so I can function.
Pharma has started research on Kratom to create a different class of painkiller, and has also started a campaign to prevent the sale of Kratom, so when you do your research… read the comments of all the people that it upsets. It’s people like you and me that want an alternative to the Doctor/Script/Pharmacy cycle. Pharma wants their cut, and I’ll go out of my way to make sure they get as little of my money as possible. Pharma does not need to hold the keys to ALL pain management and should not take this simple, safe and effective tree leaf away from those that benefit from its effects every day.
I disagree that it is a minor error. It's this kind of misinformation that perpetuates the misunderstanding of this plant. This just plants a seed for others to grow ignorance from. There's already a struggle with getting people to understand psychedelics, let's not toss kratom into that battle.
I do agree with you on some of your other points... however, severe withdrawals is a bit of stretch when you compare kratom wd's next to wd's of opiates or other hard drugs. I'm not trying to down play the withdrawals of kratom bc they do exist and can be a lot worse than most of what you hear from users, but it doesn't compare to someone coming off the needle. I've seen really bad withdrawals first-hand on both of those things.
For me, kratom saved my life. For almost 15 years, I suffered from extreme chronic pain from a neck injury that happened when I was quite young. I also have dealt with GAD, OCD and severe social anxiety. Kratom saved me from opiates, benzo's, anti-depressants and other crappy pharmaceuticals that never helped and only hurt my physical and mental state of being. Kratom also helped me to quit drinking alcohol and stop smoking cigarettes. I've successfully come off kratom several times cold turkey with minimal wd's, so I guess I'm lucky in that sense.
I guess what I'm getting at is... just accept that there is no such thing as a balanced article about kratom, but at least this one has a more positive approach.
LOL at author's use of word "psychedelic" - a minor error.
How about the fact that there wasn't even a semblance of balance in this article? Those strong statements of non-addictive are just irresponsible. Semantic arguments about addiction aside, the realty about Kratom is that some people do end up having a difficult time breaking the habit, and if/when they do, they very often have moderate to severe withdrawals. It's damn near impossible to take anything written on kratom seriously if it doesn't address these realities.
@Jasmine Wildflower Osmond .... The word 'psychedelic' shouldn't be used anywhere in this article... Do us all a favor and read a bit on erowid.org before writing another article on psychoactive compounds that you've never tried and don't understand.
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