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Comments for: Jackson Lab expects to close deal on former Ellsworth Lowe’s by month’s end

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  • Anonymous

    If Baldacci were still guvnah, he’d already be set up with his media crew in front of the vacant facility ready to do some credit claiming…

    • Anonymous

      What purpose is your swipe at Baldacci supposed to serve?  What pointless drivel.

    • Anonymous

      You think LePage is not going to show up and grab some camera time?

      • Anonymous

        Lepage isn’t sure what they really do at JL.  You can’t actually see that DNA stuff, it might not really exist.

  • Anonymous

      i see renovations coming for contractors,  cross the t’s and dot the i’s

    • Once the contract’s are signed there are gonna be more than a few happy camper’s that are going to be thrilled to do interior and finishing work this winter ! Beat’s trying to do foundations in December.

  • My Pet Ocelot

    I left the state to get my PhD in Neuroscience. A development like this makes it enticing for me and other educated young people to come back to (or stay) in Maine. Good for Jackson Labs and Ellsworth for working together on this.

  • Anonymous

    How sweet is this? Lowe’s and their minimum wage jobs are gone and they will be replaced by Jackson Labs and their jobs that pay a living wage. This is a huge win for the workers of Maine. We are still losing the war, but it is encouraging to win a battle here and there. It would be nice if we could do this to every WalMart in our state. 

    • Anonymous

      Absolutely–what we need is less tax paying corporate entities like Wal-Mart and Lowe’ s and replace them with non-tax paying ones like Jackson Lab! It is not “sweet” at all– it is a sham and will cost the taxpayers dearly in the amount of resources this Jax facility will require and that the city must provide. Take a look at Bar Harbor and the amount of tax dollars the Lab pays to the town for the services it receives– there’s nothing “sweet” about it at all! Do your homework before you bemoan the role of the corporate presence, whatever the wage they pay.  I bet you know nothing of earning a wage, as those that typically espouse such nonsense can afford (trust fund?) to not work at all.

      • Anonymous

        I was, of course, speaking of the workers of Maine, not the corporations or non profits. I do know about earning a wage. I also know about paying a living one. Again, from a worker’s point of view, Jackson Labs jobs are far superior to Lowe’s jobs, period. Jackson Labs has a social conscience, Lowe’s does not. You speak of Jackson labs costing the tax payers dearly. Well what about places like Lowe’s and their “public assistance” wages? How much does having to make up the difference for these employees cost in government cheese every year? Trust fund is a good one too! lol. My inheritance was a funeral bill.

        • Anonymous

           Don’t listen to the out-of-stater. He’s very wrong, and very condescending.

      • Anonymous

         Except that now people who will be paid more will spend more money in the area, which will directly benefit a lot of local businesses.  Yes, TJL is a non-profit but they still for their fair-share of resource usage.  You think the ultra-corporate big-box stores don’t cut deals w/ town reps for a lower tax burden?  Look at the mess Walmart created w/ that idiotic intersection? “Pay to move all the roads to go past our store or we’ll go elsewhere” was likely the gist of their argument.

        I liked the part where you personally attacked the person for their views, and made a Romney-ish “47%” statement. 

        • Anonymous

          Dont blame Walmart for the intersection when it was the State engineers who designed the roadway. Walmart paid for it in part, but they didnt design it.

      • Anonymous

        However, Jackson Lab employs over 1400 workers, all of whom pay taxes, both real estate, if they are home owners, and income (more than the Lowes workers who were at the lower end of the scale)—sounds like a better deal for the residents of Hancock County.

  • I have been wondering what the status of this sale was every time I drive by the empty building.  Good to know it is still moving forward…. Best of luck JL and welcome to Ellsworth!

  • Steve Meyers

    More work for contractors!
    Lowes

    http://serviceagroup.com

  • Steve Meyers

    More work for contractorsLoews

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