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C Town Sign

The sign on the C town store window reads. Due to extensive damage caused by hurricane Sandy we will be closed until further notice, sorry. What the sign does not tell you is that the store which has been in the West End for over 50 years is up for sale, and has been for about two months. No one is denying the store didn't suffer damage but the real reason that  sign was posted was they need to save face from the community they abandoned after the storm, C town does everything with smoke and mirrors, this is just another case. People can deny the fact. because it is easier to hide behind a sign then it is to just come out and say.
paul.d.spellman December 10, 2012 at 02:22 PM
SG, How dare they put the store up for sale without first consulting with you. I for one will be spending my money elsewhere for the time being.
paul.d.spellman December 10, 2012 at 02:31 PM
SG, Sorry I thought you were taking offense to the fact that they wanted to sell their business. Did they put the store up for sale before or after the storm?
Tonto Hertzberg December 10, 2012 at 02:35 PM
C-Town may do as they please without seeking the approval of a jackass such as yourself. Good luck to the C-town owners. Im told they have taken a major loss.
Eddie December 10, 2012 at 02:39 PM
Property taxes of $97,230 per year. Long Beach is raising its taxes 50%. City Council President Torres says Long Beach is a polluted Superfund site. How many other businesses will leave before voters boot these fools out of office?
paul.d.spellman December 10, 2012 at 02:45 PM
Eddie, Does that $97K include the four properties behind it that they combined for their parking lot?
SG11561 December 10, 2012 at 02:52 PM
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SG11561 December 10, 2012 at 02:53 PM
Ken, I knew it was up for sale, please read. and thank you for the compliment
SG11561 December 10, 2012 at 02:54 PM
Don't they own the property Plant Payment sits on too?
Jaime Sumersille December 10, 2012 at 03:34 PM
From C-Town owner Robby Koff via the Long Beach Patch Facebook page last week: I saw some comments pertaining to C-Town and feel the need to clear up some things. As one of the owners I would like to first thank the community for supporting us for so long! My family has been here since just after world war II. Although nothing seems to be happening I can assure you that I personally am working behind the scenes to get the store running again. The store needs a COMPLETE renovation, unfortunately that takes much longer than any of us would like. I'm trying!
SG11561 December 10, 2012 at 03:51 PM
I saw his comments and with all do respect to you, i know you have a job to do, after working there for almost five years, i know how they operate. There is nothing for me to gain here, I just want truth to come out. People like myself get tired of people with money stepping on the little guy, If you are interested to sit down i will tell you the whole story.
Eddie December 10, 2012 at 03:52 PM
Because they worked hard and own property and you worked for them, you are angry? You sound like an envious and bitter underacheiver to us.
SG11561 December 10, 2012 at 04:00 PM
Hum no Eddie that's not it at all, I guess you would have had to work there to understand. I appreciate your comment by i am afraid I have the inside on this one. thanks for writing, Btw Eddie you have commented a few times on this with me, you don't know me so don't judge me, what i write here is truth not some bs to have people like you leave bs comments,
Hamburger December 10, 2012 at 04:57 PM
maybe they can improve their sausage offerings
Tideline December 11, 2012 at 07:44 AM
C Town has been a fixture in the West end for decades. They are already missed. After 5 years of collecting paychecks, now the truth needs to come out.
SG11561 December 11, 2012 at 08:20 AM
Tideline when you have to work and collect a paycheck there are times when you need to bit the bullet and work. C town was on there way out before Sandy ever came, the store had been up for sale for about two months prior, the day of the storm they never paid us for, they really have no intention of coming back, the only way that will happen is if there is no buyer
ak39 December 13, 2012 at 12:07 PM
i walked into that store the summer of 2011 and they were being forced to get rid of there union. One of the owners ( not sure which one) walked around threaten to close the store if the employees didn't vote the union out, the workers on the floor would talk about it daily to customers, i remember standing at the deli counter when this conversation was taking place. Maybe, they should have closed the doors then. I never went back into that store, being a union guy myself.
Hamburger December 13, 2012 at 02:53 PM
if they were a union store you'd be paying more
Eddie December 13, 2012 at 03:27 PM
We'd gladly pay more to keep Americans earning a living wage. That's exactly why I don't drive a Jap car or hire non-union workers in my business.
SG11561 December 14, 2012 at 09:55 AM
@ Telegram for Mongo, They were a union store for many years, the owners dubbed the employees that the store was losing money , and would threaten the employees that if they didn't vote the union out they would close the store. They used 15 & 16 year old bag boys and cashiers who were non- union workers to get the vote. @ AK39. It was Barry Koff who would threaten and lie , make broken promises, @ Eddie, This country was built by union's and union workers, The West End was built by hard workers, laborers, for anyone to go and support a business who treats there employees like dirty, then good luck to them. The Koff's hide in there own little world. The union has been notified of this.

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