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    Terri Phillips

    Where is the plan for traffic control?

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    Matt Clay

    I am at a loss on why they think two breweries and a bar less than a block from each other is not “too much”.

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    Jessica Cramer Owens

    Kristen Gable Brian Owens YAS!!!!

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    Jessica Cramer Owens

    Kristen Gable Brian Owens YAS!!!!

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    Trussville To Go

    This is going to be AWESOME!

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    Trussville To Go

    This is going to be AWESOME!

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    Josh Kloepfer

    Bout time we had some real progress other than a new chain store and restaurant.

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    Josh Kloepfer

    Bout time we had some real progress other than a new chain store and restaurant.

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    Scott Wheeler

    Keeping up with the Bell…..

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    Scott Wheeler

    Keeping up with the Bell…..

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    Michael Stanley

    Highway 280 is coming to Trussville without proper planning

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    Michael Stanley

    Highway 280 is coming to Trussville without proper planning

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    Emily Krawczyk

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    Emily Krawczyk

    Katherine Krawczyk Kat Krawczyk

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    Magen Nelson

    I believe that BOTH will serve food, so they will be restaurants in addition to breweries.

    I think it’s great! Right now the only restaurants that are open at night downtown are Sonic and Marcos.

    I LOVE Marcos- but it will be good to have some variety! 🙂

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    Magen Nelson

    I believe that BOTH will serve food, so they will be restaurants in addition to breweries.

    I think it’s great! Right now the only restaurants that are open at night downtown are Sonic and Marcos.

    I LOVE Marcos- but it will be good to have some variety! 🙂

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    Matt Clay

    If serving food great, but Avondale Brewery did not serve food neither does Good People Brewery

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    Matt Clay

    If serving food great, but Avondale Brewery did not serve food neither does Good People Brewery

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    Casi Carden Selph

    Sounds amazing, however the traffic in the morning and afternoon is horrendous!! I think the traffic issue is of major concern and needs to be addressed before starting this project!

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    Casi Carden Selph

    Sounds amazing, however the traffic in the morning and afternoon is horrendous!! I think the traffic issue is of major concern and needs to be addressed before starting this project!

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    Matt Clay

    I just find it odd that they sold Avondale Brewery because they did not want competing breweries but talking about opening new brewery which will be competing with Slag Heap Brewery.

    One brewery and a Common House bar is great, I just think you are overkilling it with 2 breweries and a bar. I think it is over saturating the market unless they serve food as well.

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    Matt Clay

    I just find it odd that they sold Avondale Brewery because they did not want competing breweries but talking about opening new brewery which will be competing with Slag Heap Brewery.

    One brewery and a Common House bar is great, I just think you are overkilling it with 2 breweries and a bar. I think it is over saturating the market unless they serve food as well.

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    Terrie Dollar

    Centerpoint gonna enjoy it to.

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    Terrie Dollar

    Centerpoint gonna enjoy it to.

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    Marlene Little Appleton

    I hope they revamp the traffic situation along with this.

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    Marlene Little Appleton

    I hope they revamp the traffic situation along with this.

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    Stephanie Robinson

    I’m so excited! Finally a place where you can hang out late locally and enjoy live music. And finally more food and a great bakery, Edgar’s, coming too.

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    Stephanie Robinson

    I’m so excited! Finally a place where you can hang out late locally and enjoy live music. And finally more food and a great bakery, Edgar’s, coming too.

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    Tabatha Feduska

    This sounds great! I do have concerns about traffic though since it’s already so bad!

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    Tabatha Feduska

    This sounds great! I do have concerns about traffic though since it’s already so bad!

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    Cathy Bean

    Hope it’s laid out beautifully and landscaped with traffic flow in mind…

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    Julie Waddell Currie

    Let’s do something about the traffic on Hwy 11 first

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    Patience Kleber Itson

    How awesome! The more stuff that happens here the more pleased I am that I decided to move here!

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    Ian Maddox

    Matt Clay Common House is a bar & grill (lots of food). The two breweries will not serve food because the ABC laws will not allow them to. Instead, food from all of the other restuarants near by will be allowed to be brought in, ala Avondale, Good People, etc. I wouldnt be surprised if open container laws might be altered for a certain section of this district so that food, beverage and music can be simultaneously enjoyed! Three restaurants have already commited (including Melt) and I am aware of several more that cannot yet be announced. There will be plenty of food options.

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    Matt Clay

    Ian Maddox, yes agree with you on this. I knew common house does serve food. Just think 2 breweries on same block is just too much. Avondale & Good People complement each other because they are in different areas of downtown Bham but I just not sure if they would both be as successful if they were on the same block.

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    Kelli Hatley

    Amanda Barron Corey Barron

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    Shante Ross

    LaShundra Atkins Giles

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    Lindsay Hughes Vandegrift

    Looks cool. What about the new buildings that are still empty in the new shopping center?????

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    Matt Clay

    Fresh Market bailed out opening their store in new shopping center. They have a history of saying they are moving in an area and then delaying or canceling opening a store. I think I saw a story that the developer there was already working on something else moving in.

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    Brian Wells

    traffic and parking is one ting they better figure out.

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    Scott White

    Great!!! We have the trains to deal with and traffic like crazy on the cut through. I sure hope part of this will be fixing and widening the roads coming off Chalkville Mt. Road. I will never get home

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    Tabatha Van Vuren

    Glenn Hatcher Rose Hatcher

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    Nell Moore

    do something about traffic on Hwy 11 and Chalkville mountain road first. It is an ABSOLUTE NIGHTMARE!!!

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    Debbie Burke Waid

    Scott, do you have any time line on the new road running from Talley Street over to Glenn Avenue?

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    Scott Buttram

    Not a specific timeline. However, much of the property needed has already been acquired.

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    Diann Capps

    Going to end up like 280!!!

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    Scott White

    Diann Capps already close.
    I am finally feeling better. Will see you tomorrow

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    Krista Jarvis Doss

    A traffic plan was also discussed that will help the flow.

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    Krista Jarvis Doss

    Mayor Choat addressed it as well.

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    Lindsay Hughes Vandegrift

    Yeah, I saw that too. There are several other smaller spaces still empty as well. Not to mention, Kmart now too. We have buildings, we need business that will thrive.

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    James D. Dunn

    When you get that entertainment district you can allow the drunks to walk around with their open container, like TTown. Nothing like a controlled drunk

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    Kristen Gable

    💃🏼🍺😎 #parentsgonewild #trussvillestyle

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    Ashley Keene

    Justin Stacey this is going to be so awesome!!

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    Kathy Sills

    The flow now is awful..living downtown tville ..there are no shortcuts…

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    Kellie Crittenden Yarbrough

    Trussville civil engineers had better get on the traffic issue. Every year I come back home, the traffic is worse.
    Chalkville Mtn and Hwy 11 are an absolute nightmare.

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    Scott Key

    EJ Hardin Mickey T Jacobs

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    Mickey T Jacobs

    That will be pretty sweet

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    Traci Bibb Wells

    It will be completed after we have moved away.

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    Jeff McDaniel

    Huntsville has 3 and a Wish you were beer within a stones throw of each other. I think it will be ok.

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    Vickie Aldridge

    We’ve got 3 auto parts stores a mile away from each other, 3 Mexican restaraunts off highway 11, and 3 grocery stores off highway 11.. if it’s over kill then we’ve already got it covered haha.

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    Diann Capps

    Scott White sorry you’ve been sick! Get better

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    Cathy Coe

    I don’t feel this is a family oriented downtown Trussville.

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    Kay Warren Birdwell

    Wish the city would use a little of the monies that will be spent to put a small speed bump on my street.I’ve begged for one for ten years.

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    Judy Williams Coleman

    Most of us will never see this in our lifetime! I can’t get real excited!

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    Leslie Mauldin Mayo

    Judy Williams Coleman yea I don’t mean to be a Debbie downer…just throwing out a little comedy. 😉

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    Kristie Speed

    Excited! Something for everyone!

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    Judy Williams Coleman

    Leslie Mauldin Mayo no it’s the truth girl!

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    Josh N Susan Townsend

    They can’t even get the park finished and it’s just grass and lights!!!!

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    Josh N Susan Townsend

    Y’all don’t get to excited, it will not be completed in our lifetime. We are still waiting on the park across the street from city hall!!! 6 years and counting…..

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    Eric Gay

    I believe there are incentives involved on some of these projects with a 2-year window. If they’re not completed in the time frame, the incentives go away. Am I close to being correct Ian? Thought it was you who posted something about it.

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    Ian Maddox

    Eric Gay there are incentives and contractual obligations. Folks can have whatever opinions they want; positive, negative or neutral, but frankly, unless those comments come from people I see getting involved I pretty much ignore them. Not interested in armchair QB’s!

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    Tim Sheridan

    and they thought they were fancy when they dug up the kudzu patch and made em’ selves a Wal-Mart….

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    Frances Hobdy

    What a shame to bring alcohol places into this fine city and watch out how to what that brings with it.

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    David King

    I’m super excited to see this come to our little town. It will be a great addition!

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    Kathryn Smith

    Looks nice but where will people park?

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    Chris Donaldson

    My banker would love for this to take the rest of my life. Compounding interest is a wonderful thing….for them. 🙂

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    Eric Gay

    Chris Donaldson lololol

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    Ian Maddox

    Chris Donaldson That. Is. Classic. I prefer to laugh out loud once every day and you just help me get my quota.

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    Nina DeJohn

    Which means more traffic to deal with, it’s already a mess. I can only imagine what Friday and Saturday nights are going to be on the roads around there

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    Nina DeJohn

    I agree. Crime will go up too

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    Fulmer Barry

    You do know a few thousand cars are on Main and So Chalkville Maybe it can be accessed by boat on Pinchgut Creek

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    Steve Hollingsworth

    Crime has been going up for years due to the amount of people in trussville and surrounding areas. Biggest problem? Not enough Officers to cover it all. The city wouldn’t hire anyone and didn’t give officers pay raises for years. Better hope the new Chief can do something about that.

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    Sam Stewart III

    Yes!!! Ban alcohol because it causes crime!! After all, the ban worked SO well during the prohibition era. While we are at it, we need to shut down Jim & Nicks, Logan’s, Cajun Steamer, Parish Oyster House, Applebee’s, Courtyard, Buffalo Wild Wings and all gas stations because they sell alcohol. All we need are fast food restaurants.

    Crime is caused by people who choose to commit crimes. Selling alcohol or not selling alcohol has nothing to do with it. There are thousands of decent, family-oriented people who are excited about having a cool environment to hang out in. Many are going to spend time and money (tax dollars) in Trussville instead of going downtown. The “anti-alcohol” mentality has held the city back in many ways over the years.

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    Scott White

    Traci Bibb Wells to be completed in 2018

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    Mike Whatley

    Traffic isn t going anywhere with the bottle neck north of town. Unfortunately their to land locked in to many places to widen hwy 11 or chalkville mt. If they widen 59 North of 459, and hwy 11 north of City hall,it would solve alot of the problems

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    Angelo Denison Roberson

    Trussville needs to deal with the ever increasing crime and bad element. While property values tank the city government buries its head in oblivion. Its is time that Trussville,Clay, Pinson/Palmerdale coordinate a plan to stop the pillage of once great communities. If you don’t you will be the crime mecca that “Centerpoint” is in ten to twenty years. Read the headlines often reported in this very page…………..

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    Chris Donaldson

    Finish date is clearly 2036. Not 2037. We have some decency.

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    Scott Buttram

    Chris, I seem recall similar comments when you and Coby announced that you were putting a brewery and restaurants in a completely desolate Avondale. I’ve always thought you guys missed a great marketing opportunity by not naming a beer Kentucky Fried Crow. I would have bought a t-shirt.

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    Chris Donaldson

    I totally understand the concern and I hope we can change opinions. That way, everyone wins. I was just being funny.

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    Tim McGee Jr

    Jennifer Carmichael McGee

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    Kay Warren Birdwell

    How can it be family friendly with all the beer that will be flowing in the area?

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    Deborah Renee Tolbert

    Sam Stewart III perfectly said!

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    Roy McKinney

    HA!
    Beer in Trussville?, restaurants shops?
    You would better of building a church!!!

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    Brooke Naramore McKinney

    Kaila Kristine Cherry Nikolas Mckinney

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    Jason Reddick

    Every single craft beer brewery I’ve been to in alabama..and outside the state is very VERY family friendly. Cahaba brewing, AVONDALE BREWING (WHO ARE BUILDING THIS COMPLEX) in Birmingham is jammed packed every. single. weekend. with young families, kids, leashed pets, live music, food trucks… Craft beer like Avondale, Good People etc. is more akin to wine tasting or whisky tasting..NOT A BAR AND DEFINETLEY NOT A NIGHT CLUB. The brewers, staff, owners are out to create the best product for consumption. The patrons who frequent these breweries, care about tasting quality product..at a premium price.

    The owners believe in free enterprise, small business and community investment, take extreme pride in the safety, cleanliness, quality and reputation of their brand.

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    Tuyet Nguyen

    Abby Harwood Chase Harwood

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    Chuck Browning

    Well said 😎👏👏 some people don’t quite understand the brewery scene.

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    Chuck Browning

    Sarcasm? Seems we have more churches than gas stations

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    Amy Richardson Langner

    You don’t want them~ I promise

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    Amy Richardson Langner

    I am truly excited about the new venues and fun things in Trussville!~ <3 ~ We have a wonderful place to LIVE!! So many negative people responding to this post~ ....sigh~ Go live on 280 if you hate traffic....just saying

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    Wanda McKoy

    You are SO right! Just what I wanted to say but just hesitant to get in the flurry.

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    Traci L Sessions

    Yay! More traffic in Trussville!

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    Keith Pate

    be great for the police dept revenue. half the town drunk and in jail on public intoxication or a dui if your driving home.

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    Eric Gay

    Nearly every restaurant in Trussville serves hard liquor and beer and somehow two breweries magically turns this city into Sodom and Gomorrah.

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    Kay Warren Birdwell

    Oh yes I do.It’s a dead end street that goes up hill and I live half way dowm.

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    Sharon Seibers Keane

    I think people are equating these businesses to bars. I don’t think that is what is happening here.

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    Austin Roussel

    Alex O’Barr Roussel Kayla O’Barr

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    Matthew Harmon

    Some folks on here complaining about traffic in Trussville. Those folks don’t know what traffic is. Go live in Atlanta for a while, then come back. You’ll be praising our traffic.

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    Dave Willis

    This man speaks the dead-on truth!

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    Bradley Clark

    Vickie Aldridge
    And two Regions banks within a mile of each other! 😄

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    Michelle Bate

    That should help with the traffic problems. Lol.

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    Michelle Bate

    Apples and oranges. Atlanta can’t be compared to Trussville.

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    Fran Robertson Aldridge

    It’s gonna be right behind my office. We are excited!!

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    Chris Donaldson

    The police department is putting up half the money for the development. Great guys.

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    Amber Fox Greene

    I think it is wonderful for trussville!

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    Will Crawford

    If you want to kid yourself and pretend that you can’t already find plenty of places to get tanked inTrussville then you probably have already made up your mind. However, maybe you should consider the fact that Trussville resident’s get their drink on in other parts of town and then drive all the way across town, then right through Trussville to get to their residence. I also would like to point out that a drunk leaving a bar a driving 20-30 minutes is not only still drunk when they get to Trussville but, they’re probably half asleep by then. Knee jerk reactions never make for logical solutions.

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    Jimmy Berning

    I just hope they build a road so people can get to it unlike the unfinished road at the top of the Pinnacle

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