Monday, June 23, 2008

Measure for Treasure

The April Reports for Hotel, Motel, and Restaurant Taxes that fund the Fayetteville Advertising and Promotion Commission are now available. The rankings of reported sales and taxes remitted are both interesting and surprising. Slim Chicken's reported more total sales than the Powerhouse. Taco Bell reported more sales than La Huerta. Harp's Delis reported more than Eureka Pizza. Subway reported more than Theo's. Logan's Roadhouse reported more than Doe's and Hog Haus Brewing combined.

Once again, Jose's Mexican Restaurant and Cafe Rue Orleans were not listed among the Top 66 local tax remitters. This is of interest, because owners Neal Crawford and Maudie Schmitt are members of the A&P Commission and decide how to spend that money, whether for the Fayetteville Arts Festival or dues to the Chamber of Cowbirds.

On the Hotel side, the Clarion again led the field, followed by Hampton Inn, Inn at Carnall Hall, Marriott Courtyard, and Holiday Inn Express. The Cosmopolitan came in sixth, but that was still far ahead of the owners' Renaissance Marriott allegedly scheduled to open in 2005-2010.

Haste still pays haste, and leisure answers leisure;
Like doth quit like, and measure still for measure;
What goes around, comes around, and that's not conjecture.

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