Arlo and Janis by Jimmy Johnson

Arlo and Janis

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  1. ArcherJade

    ArcherJade said, 11 months ago


    Time to get out of the restaurant business, Mary Lou. It can sink you. Learn to do something else.

  2. fathergod

    fathergod said, 11 months ago

    I think perhaps “The Dock” is needing a younger owner. Gus seems to just run the restaurant to get by and either doesn’t care or has the energy to try to make the place into something special

  3. thomas_matkey

    thomas_matkey said, 11 months ago

    Time for Gordon Ramsey??

  4. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, 11 months ago

    Sell the place. Take the money and run. Be done with it.

  5. biglar155

    biglar155 said, 11 months ago

    Interesting how this is going. A friend of mine’s parents own a decent sized “rustic” marina on a river. It’s got docks, fuel, houseboat rentals, and a convenience store. I THINK it’s on the 3rd generation now. My friend’s Dad won’t let either him or his brother have anything to do with the business. He says that three generations of being “trapped” there fighting to make a go of it is enough. This sentiment seems pretty common in the service industry after a while.

  6. Varnes

    Varnes said, 11 months ago

    Selling prepared food is harder than selling hardware….

  7. JoeStoppinghem

    JoeStoppinghem GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Will the kids take another run at organic farming?

  8. bawana

    bawana said, 11 months ago

    This is a dirty little secret of the restaurant biz that isn’t talked about much. I know more than I care to about it(long story, don’t ask) and I wouldn’t go near it with a ten foot pole!

  9. Q4horse

    Q4horse said, 11 months ago

    Its ocean front real estate, its worth a couple million at least. Sell to a fat cat who will replace the restaurant with a fancy private mansion.

  10. ScullyUFO

    ScullyUFO said, 11 months ago


    Truly. The restaurant business is the most difficult business, as anyone who has been on the inside of a variety of business knows. To biglar155’s comment, that sentiment is not confined to service industries.


    ARLOSDAD said, 11 months ago

    Listen to your father, see what he is planning. He’s been around the block…….

  12. Reppr

    Reppr said, 11 months ago

    Good luck with the organic farming alternative. I tried that for 10 years. Not much to be made there either, and the hours are interminable during the spring, summer, and fall. And there is no income during the winter.

  13. wcorvi

    wcorvi said, 11 months ago


    Sounds like teaching – in reverse.

  14. tdrane

    tdrane said, 11 months ago

    The way to make a small fortune in the restaurant business is to start with a large fortune.

  15. mel palmer

    mel palmer said, 11 months ago

    lol….that last line, priceless….

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