I heard that Trader Joe's won't come to Chattanooga because they aren't allowed to sell wine in grocery stores here. I'm pretty sure Greenlife had to "work around" a few codes to include their "separate" liquor store (that shares their entrance). But yeah, if you're super rich you can do anything you want in this town apparently.
Um, hello? Since when did N. Market Street ever feel like a part of the North Chattanooga safe and friendly neighborhod. I've lived in N Chatt for almost 8 years and I wouldn't like to walk down N. Market after dark. So would you rather strip mall style commercial properties come in? Or would you want a grocery store, that will be cheaper than Greenlife, err Whole Foods, that people can easily walk/ride/drive to? It would make other commercial property values increase, hopefully leading to more revenue and jobs in N. Chatt...
I think there needs to be a Publix there...
However, I do think people should recommend that they use brick rather than cinder blocks and that plenty of trees are planted along N. Market and the new parking lot contains storm-water runoff mediations.
Kev-baby, in order to get through to some people you just have to spread the "Good Word's" perspective, so here's what I found in Romans 8:26 (a few different versions to try to get some wider perspectives on the verbiage)
"On how to pray:"
New International Version (NIV)
26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.
Good News Translation (GNT)
26 In the same way the Spirit also comes to help us, weak as we are. For we do not know how we ought to pray; the Spirit himself pleads with God for us in groans that words cannot express.
King James Version (KJV)
26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
Personally (and I commend Chancellor Brown for respecting my personal wishes)I would be very offended if my moment of "silence" was interrupted by any group chant/prayer, clearly disrespecting others. Whatever happened to Christian's tolerance and respect? oh and that whole idea of separation of church and state? FYI: I'm an agnostic, pray for me if you want, just don't do it out loud during a moment of silence.