“As long as you don’t park in the red zone or in disabled parking, there is no enforcement during the good old days,” said Moe Ammar, president of the Chamber of Commerce.
There is no parking enforcement anytime downtown.
Is the Mercedes getting dirty from bird poo these days?
Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce President Moe Ammar said there is no immediate solution to the stinky situation, but in response, a Seagull Summit is being held at 8:30 a.m. Friday in Jewel Park. The summit will include a panel of experts.
Business owners said the city needs to roll up its sleeves and clean up the sea birds’ mess because pedestrians’ shoes are tracking gull droppings into local restaurants and creating a potential health hazard.
Hey business owners, you are required to clean the sidewalks outside your store.
Le Normandie in Pacific Grove abruptly shut down two weeks ago, leaving many in the community confused as to why.
The Lighthouse Avenue restaurant in the Holman Building was owned by Christine and Francis Richard — previous owners of now- shuttered Chez Christine in Carmel and Bistro Christine in Monterey — and family friend Nancy Lewis.
“We’re done opening restaurants,” Christine Richard said Thursday. “… I’ve had it.”
Landlord Nadir Agha (who knows a thing or two about lies)
Agha said he made the decision to kick out the owners after he said he found out Christine Richard was lying about the sale of her mother’s home in France — money she allegedly told him she would use to buy the restaurant.
“She still owes us the $40,000,
Here’s a Moe Quote to add to the list of Stupid Things Moe Says:
Ammar believes the Richards are unethical and said in his 20 years with the chamber he has not witnessed “such bad business dealings” as he has with the pair.
Pavels, Grove Market, PG Florist all are losing customers and Moe Ammar says “This is the best thing that’s happened since I’ve been here, period!”.
The main intersection of downtown Pacific Grove, Forest and Lighthouse, is blocked because of a safety and beautification project and will be closed until April 8, causing significant business losses for even very popular stores near the intersection as shoppers avoid the area because they’re worried they won’t be able to get through or find a place to park.
My question is how will this bit of concrete mix with the five different sidewalk styles that exist at the intersection?
You have exposed aggregate
There’s a diamond pattern (my personal favorite)
A five squares from store to curb pattern
Another side has three squares from store to curb.
And a real brick veneer
Bio article in the Hear-Old
The only thing more constant than fog in Pacific Grove is Moe Ammar.
The 56-year-old has outlasted six city managers, five police chiefs, seven mayors and dozens of other chamber executives in neighboring communities.
“I’ll stay as long as I’m wanted,” he said two weeks ago while eating at Vivolo’s Chowder House. “I want to serve this special community that has embraced me.”
Lets all embrace the stupid things Moe says
October 10, 1998 – Moe comments on the community Christmas Tree “That’s got to be the ugliest tree I’ve ever seen,”
February 4, 2008 – Moe compares the blighted transient serving P.G. of now with the former city of homes and families. “We’re about the same as we were 50 years ago,” Moe says.
April 7, 2006 Moe responds to a tasteless “get naked” weight loss ad and a nude girl on a skateboard ad in the Good Old Days tabloid. “There was nothing about it that jumped out at me at first,”
February 25, 2009 – Lighthouse Avenue closes so AT$T can film a commercial “It was the best thing that happened to P.G. this year”
July 16, 2009 – Moe praises Cal Am Water and proudly states he does not buy American cars Moe Ammar, who praised the German-owned corporation: “Cal Am has been a good neighbor, a good corporate citizen. That is why I drive a Mercedes Benz instead of a GM.”
October 29, 2009 – Moe is shocked that not everyone that visits P.G. can afford to eat at overpriced bistros. “I actually heard some tourists talking one day and they said: ‘Instead of going to Fandango, let’s grab some sandwiches at the farmers market,’”
March 11, 2010 – Moe likens coming to an agreement with the Farmers Market to a sexual experience. “We all had orgasms! It was heavenly,” P.G. Chamber of Commerce Moe Ammar jokes.
April 27, 2010 – Moe discusses anti depression through the pimping the town. “We need it in this economy so many unemployed people and with all the depression.
June 13, 2010 – Seeing a pattern? Every Moe scheme is the “greatest thing evar” Moe Ammar believes the U.S. Open will be “the greatest thing that could happen” to the local economy.
April 10, 2011 – A zoo with no animals, just a pack of hucksters. “We have top-name bands and entertainment. Look at downtown on Lighthouse. It’s a zoo.”
April 29, 2011 – Acknowledges the blight he puts up in the name of attracting tourists. “While the sign is ugly,” Ammar concedes, “it does attract people.”
February 22, 2013 – Totally unnecessary street cosmetics kill businesses – greatest thing evar! Pavels, Grove Market, PG Florist all are losing customers and Moe Ammar says “This is the best thing that’s happened since I’ve been here, period!”.
Can’t afford the rent. But Moammar Has the money to reopen another thrift shop on the same property and continue his quest to be the Central Ave Gateway to P.G.
“The recession hit and I could slowly see our numbers start to decrease, and whereas we were averaging a 1,000 to 1,500 a day. I mean we were having 30 dollar days, 15 dollar days,” explained Strauch.
And that wasn’t going to be enough to pay for her $4,500 a month rent. After negotiations with her landlord didn’t work out, there was no other choice but to close. It was news longtime customers didn’t take lightly.
“This is a great piece of news,” said Moe Ammar, president of the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce. “People are still investing in commercial real estate.”
Ammar said he understands ROIC plans to operate and manage the center.
Moe, stay away from Forest Hill. I don’t want all the stores to turn to resale shops and overpriced restaurants.
Country Club Gate Center Sold
Sure, America’s Last Hometown still struggles with out-of-control CalPERS costs and bickering political camps, but real estate values have held relatively steady. And the downtown commercial vacancy rate has dropped from about 25 percent last year to half of that, according to P.G. Chamber of Commerce President Moe Ammar.
Rabobank recently filled the former World Savings Bank space on Lighthouse Avenue, he says. And The Alliance on Aging just signed a lease to run a high-end consignment shop in the old Hallmark building, which sat empty for almost five years. Other new retailers include a doll shop, a teen clothing store and two art galleries.
Nothing for locals to see, move along.
Happy Hour In PG – Saturday July 9
Even if you do get a permit, you don’t have to abide by the conditions? Can’t wait before the corner looks like a San Jose used car lot with banners, flags, whirygigs and stuff.
“While the sign is ugly,” Ammar concedes, “it does attract people.”The sign isn’t too far off the shape of the old China Garden sign, except it’s not arched like the old one. And it isn’t the marker the city originally OK’d.
“It is not the sign that was approved through the zoning process,” Frutchey said.