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    Gibson going to make it happen - guy is single handily trying to make Terre Haute relevant again. People in TH need to stop with the hate and petty in-fighting and get behind what he’s trying to do.

    We have nothing and I mean nothing to lose. You can sit back and just hope things get better meanwhile median household income level stays near the lowest in the state - jobs keep leaving. You’ve got to do something to try and pump some life in the local economy.

    I don’t gamble - not my thing. But I think this will be a nice addition to Terre Haute. Am more interested to see where they plan on putting it?? East side? Likely. River front?! Would be nice and still possible but they’re looking to make these casino 100% land based.
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    There’s no apparent conflict of interest with this one, so I hope they get it done! I also hope that local “leaders” understand that this isn’t an economic development plan. It’s a PART of an economic development plan. Could be a nice addition to the “things to do in Terre Haute” section...

    Now I hope they have live roulette! Might have to show up there a couple of times a year...

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndyTreeFan View Post
    There’s no apparent conflict of interest with this one, so I hope they get it done! I also hope that local “leaders” understand that this isn’t an economic development plan. It’s a PART of an economic development plan. Could be a nice addition to the “things to do in Terre Haute” section...

    Now I hope they have live roulette! Might have to show up there a couple of times a year...
    ITF - to be clear my commentary about people was general in nature just so you aware. That said, now that you’ve posted I really am surprised that your still worried about his potential conflict of interest. He’s removed himself as a board member of the CIB. What more do you want him to do??

    Is he doing this for his own benefit? Sure as shit he is - who wouldn’t. Let me tell you - he’s one of the few people that’s really trying to help move Terre Haute forward. I’m shocked that a “conflict of interest” would draw so much attention...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SycamoreStateofMind View Post
    ITF - to be clear my commentary about people was general in nature just so you aware. That said, now that you’ve posted I really am surprised that your still worried about his potential conflict of interest. He’s removed himself as a board member of the CIB. What more do you want him to do??

    Is he doing this for his own benefit? Sure as shit he is - who wouldn’t. Let me tell you - he’s one of the few people that’s really trying to help move Terre Haute forward. I’m shocked that a “conflict of interest” would draw so much attention...
    I'm not saying ITF is, but a lot of people are just jealous and don't want to see the rich get richer. Newsflash, money makes things happen. We're lucky to have somebody with that kind of money willing to make things happen in TH.

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    Lot of empty space at the mall. Could combine shopping with gambling. My guess is that it would go out east though, since GG owns lots of land that way.

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    The mall needs to be demolished, most of it anyway. Casinos can generate some surrounding development, but if it goes out east that area is already growing like wildfire. I think a real problem for TH could be more business going in around 46 and 70 and along the bypass, and then you have another blighted area (all of 41 going south from 70).
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    Quote Originally Posted by bent20 View Post
    The mall needs to be demolished, most of it anyway. Casinos can generate some surrounding development, but if it goes out east that area is already growing like wildfire. I think a real problem for TH could be more business going in around 46 and 70 and along the bypass, and then you have another blighted area (all of 41 going south from 70).
    Fair point - don’t know if that will happen but it’s a solid idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SycamoreStateofMind View Post
    ITF - to be clear my commentary about people was general in nature just so you aware. That said, now that you’ve posted I really am surprised that your still worried about his potential conflict of interest. He’s removed himself as a board member of the CIB. What more do you want him to do??

    Is he doing this for his own benefit? Sure as shit he is - who wouldn’t. Let me tell you - he’s one of the few people that’s really trying to help move Terre Haute forward. I’m shocked that a “conflict of interest” would draw so much attention...
    Look, I have no problem with Greg Gibson making money in any endeavor he chooses. He’s an entrepreneur - he takes risk, and if he’s good and has done his homework, he makes money. I love that. There’s no doubt that he is helping boost the image of Terre Haute by investing as he does. The guy is an asset to the TH community. The only reason I brought up the conflict of interest in this case is because there isn’t one. He’s doing a good thing and playing by both the letter and spirit of the rules.

    I obviously can’t write worth a damn. I was trying to be supportive and optimistic about this project, and no one got that at all. Guess I’m never gonna write the Great American Novel...

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    Greg is so awesome! We are so lucky to have him. Without him nothing would get done in Terre Haute. Maybe he can build the casino in Deming Park or maybe Fowler Park. We just need the powers that be to sell the land to him a a discount price. I do believe that is what he tried to do with the Vigo County fair grounds. If That doesn't work then maybe he could get the state to let him shut down 3rd street.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sycamore tuff View Post
    Greg is so awesome! We are so lucky to have him. Without him nothing would get done in Terre Haute. Maybe he can build the casino in Deming Park or maybe Fowler Park. We just need the powers that be to sell the land to him a a discount price. I do believe that is what he tried to do with the Vigo County fair grounds. If That doesn't work then maybe he could get the state to let him shut down 3rd street.
    This is the shit I’m talking about. This right here is pure gold.

    A condescending post to try and present everyone else as mere pawns.... It’s such a ridiculous assertion. But this was a classic way to present it! Well done.
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