Comments on: Philly Pizza makes its bid to reopen to DCRA http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/08/18/philly-pizza-makes-its-bid-to-reopen-to-dcra/ Mon, 09 Nov 2015 02:04:23 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.9 By: Vox Populi » Philly P’s granted new certificate of occupancy http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/08/18/philly-pizza-makes-its-bid-to-reopen-to-dcra/comment-page-1/#comment-488857 Thu, 07 Oct 2010 18:05:42 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=19705#comment-488857 […] August, Philly P’s owner Mehmet Kocak filed for the certificate after he began to renovate the restaurant’s Potomac Street location. Kocak plans to reopen […]

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By: DR http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/08/18/philly-pizza-makes-its-bid-to-reopen-to-dcra/comment-page-1/#comment-483242 Thu, 19 Aug 2010 13:43:21 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=19705#comment-483242 “Maybe lack of understanding” is just being consistent with the doctrine of most neighborhood activists: always find a way to blame GU or GU students, for anything and everything they don’t like. I remember a meeting in which Burleith activist Suzi Gookin complained about the behavior in some houses where the occupants were not GU students or affiliated with the school in any way. University officials responded that if it’s not a university property and does not involve students, there’s nothing they can do. Gookin insisted that it was GU’s fault and that somehow they were responsible for taking action in this situation. None of the other neighborhood activists at the meeting spoke up to acknowledge that she was making a ridiculous request or to suggest another approach- it was all about attacking GU.

I remember a meeting in Glover Park where some residents were upset about a recent race (5K, I think) that had led to temporary street closings and traffic jams in the area. GU had not been involved with the race in any way, but it didn’t matter, the usual anti-GU complainers spent about ten minutes blaming the University. It wasn’t about the truth or helping neighbors, it was about wanting to smear the school at every opportunity.

There are many other examples, but the point is that if neighbors really want better relations with students, they need to start by telling the truth for a change.

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By: The Morning Metropolitan « http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/08/18/philly-pizza-makes-its-bid-to-reopen-to-dcra/comment-page-1/#comment-483234 Thu, 19 Aug 2010 12:02:26 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=19705#comment-483234 […] Here we go again: Philly Pizza bids to reopen. […]

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By: Eileen http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/08/18/philly-pizza-makes-its-bid-to-reopen-to-dcra/comment-page-1/#comment-483201 Thu, 19 Aug 2010 00:36:30 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=19705#comment-483201 @haha

Yeah, then he could have had a TV show instead. Especially if he switched to pretty pink boxes instead of that tacky white styrofoam.

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By: Hunter Kaplan http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/08/18/philly-pizza-makes-its-bid-to-reopen-to-dcra/comment-page-1/#comment-483177 Wed, 18 Aug 2010 20:01:43 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=19705#comment-483177 @maybe
wait…what? How does this have anything to do with the University or GU students? I think you may need to read the article before you engage in anti-georgetown trolling…

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By: maybe lack of understanding http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/08/18/philly-pizza-makes-its-bid-to-reopen-to-dcra/comment-page-1/#comment-483175 Wed, 18 Aug 2010 19:49:52 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=19705#comment-483175 starting to get the impression gu students do not quite understand meaning of laws and regulations. or do laws only apply to people other than gu students? too bad for them, especially since it is their university that forced them into this no-win situation.

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By: haha http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/08/18/philly-pizza-makes-its-bid-to-reopen-to-dcra/comment-page-1/#comment-483167 Wed, 18 Aug 2010 18:43:58 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=19705#comment-483167 maybe he could have a tray of cupcakes for sale inside his storefront, then the residents wouldn’t mind seeing a line outside

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By: Steve Thompson http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/08/18/philly-pizza-makes-its-bid-to-reopen-to-dcra/comment-page-1/#comment-483166 Wed, 18 Aug 2010 18:34:45 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=19705#comment-483166 Or, he could have run a legal business that wasn’t a nuisance (with better food, I might add), and been a success. It’s his own fault he’s delivering pizza.

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By: Hire Esherick http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/08/18/philly-pizza-makes-its-bid-to-reopen-to-dcra/comment-page-1/#comment-483162 Wed, 18 Aug 2010 17:59:30 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=19705#comment-483162 Awful story. I ordered Papa John’s last Friday and was completely surprised to open my door and find Matty [Mehmet Kocak] delivering the pizza. I had a long chat with him; he said this saga has pretty much driven him into bankruptcy as legal fees alone are well over $200k. He is going to try to break-even with the new store he is opening up and then move elsewhere.

The Georgetown neighborhood is the worst.

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