Fast-food chicken restaurant closes in SV
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The former Kentucky Fried Chicken building on Mount Hermon Road is for lease. Lucjan Szewczyk/Press-Banner
The former Kentucky Fried Chicken building on Mount Hermon Road is for lease. Lucjan Szewczyk/Press-Banner
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Scotts Valley’s one-stop-shop for all things chicken, closed last week amid little fanfare. Kentucky Fried Chicken on Mount Hermon Road removed its signs and locked its doors early last week. A “For Lease” sign is displayed in front of the store along Mount Hermon Road.

The franchised fast-food chicken chain had operated in Scotts Valley since 1974 when Nick Iuliano, a well-known businessman in the area, opened the store.

The store was remodeled within the last several years, but apparently was not profitable enough to keep open.

According to City of Scotts Valley records, Wall Management, Inc. in San Jose took ownership of the store in 2001.

Records from the United States Bankruptcy Division in San Jose show the management company appeared to be in Chapter 11 bankruptcy as of March 2010 with more than $1.9 million in debt, including more than $335,000 to Iuliano and $48,000 to Kentucky Fried Chicken. Iuliano appears to own the building and has put it up for lease.

The store, located on Mount Hermon Road was the only KFC in the valley. There are other franchised KFC’s in Capitola and Aptos. A store on Mission Street in Santa Cruz closed more than a year ago.

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MS in BD
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November 12, 2011
It may not be good for you, but it sure was good!

I'll miss KFC.
susie christensen
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November 10, 2011
ummmm.....KFC is disgusting food....it tastes good but is most definitely not good for anyone's body..how they process their chickens and food has been known for quite a few years now. Sometimes things look like a politically motivated issue, but sometimes it is a much more simple situation.....like the world has decided that eatting at KFC is not a healthy or responsible thing to do??
anonymous
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November 10, 2011
Why shouldn't Scotts Valley look more like Carmel? What makes it attractive?

Well it was the rural small town natural beauty with open fields and meadows, but that's quickly disappearing and we're looking like every other traffic jammed town. But it's "better than those other cities". Which isn't saying much.

Daryl Tempesta
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November 10, 2011
Yea, it's a slippery slope. Every bucket of dirt moved without a vision for the end state of this city will be just another patch in revenue. We are beyond that - this used to be the worst problem the CIty has. The window to draw consensus and cooperation between communities is what is needed now. So we can approach Sacramento and get the Special administration zones in place. There is precedent and the Scenic Route designation is a great example of how the recognize us as special. The threat of the Redevelopment Fund being pulled shows, and the emergency movement resulting that committed and accelerate plans, can be repeated.

I look at what the committed group of Occupy can do with nothing and the constitution. They broach others barriers to fairness - give or take. So I wonder that will all of the power and viable resources at our back, i's clear that local politics is no substitute to regional cooperation and great creativity.

But the plan has to be in place, the Town Center is not enough. Each neighborhood needs to chime in what it wants to see in it's part and negotiate the differences into an end plan. The input and effort would require better cooperation and some will have hold their nose, but in the end why can't the City be doing much better than it is now? No reason in paradise.
Cluck Cluck Goodbye
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November 10, 2011
I remember when they made them take down their big bucket sign. Maybe we can cram some high-density housing in their and keep in the SV mindset.
Frieda Cowell
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November 10, 2011
High density government housing projects are a very distinct cause of a multitude of problems in our county. No more.
Freedom of Speech
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November 10, 2011
"One way for the Press Banner to stop all the name calling would be for the paper to announce that going forward it would post the ip address of each poster along with the post."

you need to read up on internet anonymity. You can't publish peoples personal info then every weirdo that doesn't agree with your opinion will be at your door trying to harm you.

Daryl Tempesta
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November 10, 2011
Maybe you mean that people will have to speak for themselves in stead of letting their friends do it for them (paper). City rules for elected need to be updated describing what is and what is not acceptable interacting with local media. But that is a outside solution, if trust is to be maintained, transparency should be afforded.

LOVE The idea of posting IP. But then again the persistent will use technology to mask. The solution is not technical - it's ethical. And that ethical leadership needs to come from the elected leadership and practiced by the local media.
Show IP addresses
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November 10, 2011
One way for the Press Banner to stop all the name calling would be for the paper to announce that going forward it would post the ip address of each poster along with the post.
Daryl Tempesta
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November 09, 2011
I doubt it was Dene, not his style.

What I do like is that the discussion of cooperation is picking up pace. Regional cooperation will be essential and local independent thinking will be needed. The time of looking at one person to save us all is over. The time to come together is now. DIfferent parties and economic interests have the same basic needs. Wake up, we live in paradise. It could be worse, we could be in a spot in in middle America with nothing but flat land.

Between Scotts Valley and the Ocean is another town 10 times the size and willing to work with Scotts Valley. This is our true neighbor. Their interests are our interests. It's time to dump national agendas and reflect at the special place we live and what that can become.

Pushing media that is more interested in harvesting conflict than waiting to profit from a future built on cooperation needs our leadership to insist on inclusion. Here, there is strong tourism based upon religion, and in Santa Cruz massive diversity. Historically the body politic has insured that both groups remain polarized.

That is a luxury.

Reform or replace the papers so that a reasonable dialog with dissenting views can prevail. Unlock the cross networking and approaches to business that brings viable long term replacements to historic shifts like the loss of Seagate and by proxy all of the the other businesses that will leave with the loss of demand.

It is encouraging that the both Mayors are communication in SkyPark. raising food money for the hungry. Individually we could all make these kinds of reaches - neither convenient or comfortable especially for those elected.

It is unreasonable to believe that Mr Bustichi is any less human and fail able as the rest of us. What is clear is that there is room in the dialog and participation for all members of the community and it's the place of each group to reach out.

From the Poor, disenfranchised, to the chosen in God, to the Occupy groups, to the editors, to the out of state owners of our media, to average people, we all have the right to stand up for those around us and act in each others interest.

Acknowledge that no one is perfect and move together.

Watching the press claim that this or that group is facing a struggle and looking for single solutions is the economy of the past. We are bout to face unprecedented inflation. And luck us, we live in one of the best places on earth for Stay-cations.

The landscape of business will change, but we have massive opportunity. My advice is drop the turf wars. Include dissent.

Then form all activity in cooperate framework. Get the note across to the Papers that they pick up that agenda too. Remaining businesses can all benefit from fresh and smart thinking.

No longer insisting that new companies in town join the the Chamber of Commerce and donate to one food bank over another. An old format "Entrance into the City" approach crushes incentive. New regional models of economic cooperation exist and crushing that before it can grow is one of the things that needs to change.

Give to all who have the need and build up is better than pushing down. No one rejoices in another misery, and we can all support the idea that reasonable people lead by example. When things fail - ask for better examples by people we don't normally care to agree with, then we have a better climate to share resources that keep the doors open. No one is as smart as all of us.

Why shouldn't Scotts Valley look more like Carmel? What makes it attractive? 10,000 artists live in the county and with 50% empty rate in commercial - wouldn't it be a good idea to be known as the art community closest to the Valley? Put down what we think are the barriers just imagine what you would put here if you could redo. Work on that now.

True American Spirit
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November 10, 2011
is embodied in your writing. Success in business, and good honorable life skills are communicated. This is the leadership Scotts Valley deserves, and needs. 10% of your free time helping guide this community back on track would be better than 400% of what we have now. Please consider running, or at least mentoring someone else who has risen above their fears, biases, and self serving personal interests. Carmel, or Camelot, both look good. Thank you.
Lies
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November 09, 2011
Paul Bach, are you really so concerned about getting your chicken fix that you have to slander Dene Bustichi? You should check your facts before spouting off. If you are having trouble reading the facts there are plenty of adult literacy programs in the county that you might want to check into.
Bonita Pueblo
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November 09, 2011
If you are going to attack people by name, you should at least use your own name.

Pathetic.
Bones54
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November 09, 2011
Yikes! They were there forever! I used to work in SV back in the 90s and I remember picking up dinner to take with me on my way home. Now just heard the Borland center is up for foreclosure sale too! When will it all end? SV sure is getting hit big time during this economic slowdown. It survived during the dot-com bust but this "Great Recession" is way worse. If a KFC can't survive we're in deep doo-doo.

Huge Jass
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November 09, 2011
This is Bullshit!

Start lobbying to turn the property to an IN N OUT burger!

Im LEADING THE CHARGE !!! WHO'S WITH ME!!!!!
Was it Bustichi
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November 09, 2011
Maybe be it was Dene Bustichi. He fell more than a year behind on the property taxes for his business on SV Drive. Bustichi seems like a pretty bitter guy who is tittering on going out of business.
Dante Ferno
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November 09, 2011
It wasn't Paul that wrote that. It was someone whose business failed in Scotts Valley and he is bitter.

There are plenty of thriving businesses in town. Takes a lot of hard work.
bcmtnfolk
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November 08, 2011
Yay! Another company leaves Scots Valley! Keep up the good work, SV. Pretty soon you will be back to the propane and Heavenly Cafe because you priced your city out of business!
No more chicken
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November 09, 2011
Paul you can get chicken in Aptos. You were the same guy complaining about to many fast food resterant in SV when the jack in the box moved in or is this Darl or Franky same hatred from you 3
Daryl Tempesta
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November 09, 2011
Paul builds orphanages with his hands in 3rd world countries. Let's hear actual charges if there are any.

Daryl speaks up for inclusion of everyone in Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz - despite ongoing cheap shots.

Frank is a respected community leader in Gateway South neighborhood, which includes the Judge. Time to speak up.

I had to laugh when I saw this, Sorry you miss Target so bad. Imagine if Target folded like KFC. That was one of the main objections Paul made - discover how they leave when they leave - still not good for any small town. The budget of the CIty would have to deal with the aftermath.

There are are plenty of great opportunities for Scotts Valley, if we make decisions in consideration for all, instead of being told what to think and who to exclude.

Accommodating people with all views, might have helped keep KFC keep it's doors open. Instead of riling for cheap political pot shots in an election cycle.

If you have the interest of Scotts Valley, you should be looking for solutions instead of dragging the bottom for "entertainment". Decide if your a paper worth reading for information or entertainment. Then let us know.



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