View Full Version : Not openining in 06? :(

09-07-2006, 07:22 AM
So, my last post said we were almost 90% built. Yesterday I get a call from the firemarshal and bldg inspector. After they had approved everything I wsa doing in May, they now have decided they do not want my place up. I am sick to my stomahce and mad as hell, but there is NOTHIING I can do. You know, I had forgotten what it was like to cry, but now I know. The worst thinkg is I had assembled a great team and this year was gonna rock.....I am going to spend my free time driving around trying to find a bldg in a different city, but with less than a month to go I think I am screwed.

Good luck to the rest of you and maybe I can visit some of your places...


Raycliff Manor
09-07-2006, 08:11 AM
Ron, I can't believe it! Was there any particular reason you are being denied? Is there an appeal process you can take? I'm devastated for you my friend! Damn! I wish there was something I could do from my end to help. :cry: I'll keep hoping that something will change and you will be able to post a "good news" update. I know how you must be feeling right now. Wow! I don't know what else to say. I am so sorry to hear the news...


09-07-2006, 09:05 AM
oh man.. that sucks! Sorry to hear about that. We`ll keep our fingers crossed that you find another place in time. Good luck and keep your head up!!!

09-07-2006, 09:35 AM
That sucks. The worst thing is that the people who have crushed your year have no idea of the importance to you. People outside the haunt world think that its no bigger deal than cancelling some kids birthday party.

09-07-2006, 09:40 AM
Oh no, Triple x!!!!
Say it ain't so! :cry: I am so sorry, Sweetheart. I so much know how you feel. The same happened to me three years ago. My good vibes are with you in either finding another location or fighting the powers that be. Please keep us informed.

09-07-2006, 10:03 AM
:( Good luck, man.

09-07-2006, 10:04 AM
Wow, really sorry to hear that. Did you ask why the change of heart?

09-07-2006, 10:06 AM
My stomach turned as I read your message. It's so unfair and I've heard it happening to other haunts before - but never other businesses outside the haunt-industry. I hope something changes in your favor so you can still open up this Fall. You guys are in our thoughts/prayers... I hope something changes soon for you. Why does crappy crap happen to such good people?

09-07-2006, 10:19 AM
Ron, I am so sorry to hear that. My stomach dropped when I read the title of your post. What was the reason they gave for changing their minds? I don't understand their logic sometimes...it just makes no sense! I am sending good vibes your way and hoping that there is something that can be done to get you open this year!

09-07-2006, 10:39 AM
Good luck in your search for a new location. I hope you can find something that works out for you in time to open....

09-07-2006, 11:04 AM
I don't understand. If yur in compliance with all their demands & they decided to shut you down with no supporting reasonz then I would hire an attorney to write a letter to the Mayor or something. A demand letter should only cost about $300 or so.
I'm not sure of the exact circumstances of yur situation cuz you didn't elaborate too much on their reasonz, but a letter by an attorney claiming undue financial hardship might let them know yur serious.
It also tellz em that yur not one to take this crap laying down & you may even have groundz for a lawsuit. If you can prove opression, you can also ask for punitive damages. First, get the fire dept. to give you their exact reasonz for changing their position and get it in writing!
Get their exact position here. Why can't this be overcome? What did they demand that you can't fix? If they gave prior approval and now they aren't, then there must be a reason.... One that can be addressed & overcome. It would be ubercool if you got the fire marshal on tape asking for a bribe! :lol: Hey, don't laugh... I've seen stuff like that!
Anyway, good luck bro & don't die yet.

09-07-2006, 11:12 AM
Something smells fishy here...

John Coen
09-07-2006, 12:29 PM
Sorry Dirk.

09-07-2006, 12:34 PM
If you followed through with all of their rules, regulations, etc... they CAN'T shut you down. I agree... something smells fishy!

Come to KY... Here, firemarshalls just don't care. If you donate some $$$ to a charity, then they'll let you do almost anything. May be bad business... but if it's the only way, DO IT! LOL!

I feel so bad for you right now.... I hope that something will clear through and you can operate. If not, I will send ALOT of thoughts/best wishes your way for an amazing '07! -Tyler

09-07-2006, 01:07 PM
I know you are probably on the phone 24/7 right now, but remember to call me back. If there is anything, and I mean anything we can do to help you out, please let me know.


09-07-2006, 01:10 PM
Sorry to hear that man..from one Haunter to another and one Wisconsinite to another.

Hang in there man. See what you can do, there is always hope and loop holes.

09-07-2006, 02:01 PM
Oh Man.... I am fired up, How the he// can they let things get that far then just say no. It would be one thing to come in and say well this is not to code and that is not code ect...ect but, just saying we don't want you to open is bull $#%! Dude I would demand answers!

09-07-2006, 04:32 PM
I am overwhelmed by your messages. Thanks for everything and keep those thoughts coming. I might, just might have found a new place. Gonna make sure of everything, and it will be a major accomplishment if it happens, but I will let you know and will eventually post my entire story here so you all can learn from it. Get ready thogh, this post will be about the size of Kelly book! :?

09-09-2006, 06:58 PM
Good luck!

09-09-2006, 09:48 PM
Thats harsh - I would be sick and I would cry too....and then, on my knees and all, I'd grin a crooked smile in the face of defeat, rise my fists in the air and sayNO! I my dreams will happen, I believe in you cheese head guy who haunts good!

Haunt enthusiast
09-10-2006, 09:32 PM
NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! I was really excited to finally get to go see your haunt! :( I hope that you get another place up and running soon.

09-11-2006, 08:11 AM
why did they close you down??

hope things turn for the better for you