November 22, 2017
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  • Anonymous

    Drove through there today, the waterfront is being destroyed.  I know i will get negative comments, so bring them on.

    • Anonymous

      Nah, we still love ya dkenzie. change is tough sometimes. I will be sad when they destroy the old barn, but I will also be VERY happy that it finally happened.

      • Anonymous

        Thanks Terence, I really enjoyed the concerts this year, where is the old barn i know im getting old, but not that old.

        • Anonymous

          I meant the old auditoriun, sorry. Thanks for your support in attending some shows on the waterfront. You rock!

    • I have been walking my dog down at the waterfront for over 12 years now, and it is immensely better now then when the old abandoned buildings were there, the gross looking shoreline, with no path and, no lights. In the past ten years, the waterfront has been made in to a destination instead of a wino haven. These new improvements will enhance the experience even more. Grass grows back, I am not sure what you feel is being destroyed. Isn’t the bottom line here really that you do not like the concerts?

      • Anonymous

        First of all do not put words in to my mouth please.  I enjoy the concerts, most of them, hard rock and roll No, never have never will, that music just makes me sick.  i attended over 8 this year and my family enjoyed them all. Tell me what is that big pile of dirt where the concerts were held, what are they doing there.  I have been in Bangor long enough to know that the buildings old where torn down, so do not think i am dumb, and i also walk my Dog down there, and i might add clean up crap from other dogs

        • Anonymous

          I believe, dkenzie, that the pile of dirt will be graded to become gradually elevated viewing area for rear-located concert patrons, giving those in back a clear view of the stage, ampitheatre-style.

        • Anonymous

          A big pile of dirt is usually required for construction jobs such as these.

      • Anonymous

        dkenzie is a supporter of the concerts, he’s with us. He was just wondering what the plans were.

  • Anonymous

    I didn’t know they were even doing this.  

    Any plans available to the pubic, so we can see what it’s supposed to look like?

    • Anonymous

      Probably are, at City Hall.

  • Anonymous

    Excellent work so far. Bangor making all the right moves. And even the rain does little to hinder the progress. Very proud of seeing this forward type thinking right here in Bangor, USA. Bring it, Portland. The newest entertainment mecca is moving much faster up north. I get up every morning knowing that this City Council, this fine city, are making waves and changing the landscape steadfast. Remember, in the future when Bangor gets outstanding return on their thinking and their planning, put thanks to where it belongs. This is a time in Bangor’s history, when vision is important and quickly put into action without stall ‘n’ wait-backwards thinking. This is a time in Bangor’s history, that it woke up once again and didn’t become the same uninspired ghost town that falls on many a community. This is a time to put faith where it belongs and look around, Bangor’s landscape is being remodeled and created and returned to it’s full glory heydays. Bangor was once, way back, the entertainment capital of Maine if not New England. With the fine spirits that reside here (Kings of Queen City), we are returning to what we were. We are a major hub for all of Northern Maine into Canada. The Bangor region is a lot larger than anyone can imagine locally, The twenty plus towns that make up Bangor Metro are not even considered to many to the true population in addition to the nearly half a million additional people who have made their travels here to enjoy the waterfront of Bangor, Usa. What did they travel here for in the last five years? American Folk Festival, KahBang, Waterfront Concerts, Hollywood Casino, including shopping, dining and hotel stay. The other millions have enjoyed our region into Acadia and Baxter State Park. Bangor was always the media, business, service sector hub but the scale is changing to include entertainment once again. What is drawing people quicker? It would be the latter. Bangor is the gateway to what millions travel here for. And it is to become (if not already), a destination on par with the surrounding destinations. I have talked to summer residents of Bar Harbor who are professionals in the big cities like Boston and Chicago, who have discovered Bangor for what it’s summer season has to offer. I met a couple from Chicago, one a doctor, at OXXFEST and they absolutely loved Stone Temple Pilots on the waterfront in Bangor. They turned to me at the end and said “Don’t lose this…” So, to sum this up: Build it and they will come. Thanks to a great city, who now believes in itself. MOVE SOME DIRT!!! SHAKE SOME WALLS!!!

    Signed,
    A Bangor Taxpayer.

    p.s. – I should get a comment or two from the usual naysayers… or maybe not.

    • Anonymous

      Great post T!  You are of course, absolutely correct on all counts.  

      • Anonymous

        Thanks Steve63_10 !

  • Anonymous

    Is it going to have a big, ugly, blue fence around it?

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