Friday, January 30, 2009

Cash4Gold

Check out this article from Cockeyed.com about Cash4Gold. According to the site's author, Rob, when you send in gold to sell, they supposedly offer you a low-ball amount for your gold, and only come up to near market value if you complain or ask for the gold back.

The moral of the story is -- if you're going to sell gold or jewelry, have it appraised by somebody other than whom you're selling it to. Don't trust a potential buyer to give you a fair deal. (Something readers of Consumerist should already know. They mentioned Cash4Gold back in October.)

Rob from Cockeyed.com reports today that Cash4Gold has contacted him, looking to come to some sort of mutually-agreeable resolution that would help hide Rob's article about Cash4Gold from search results.

I thought it would be helpful to include a link to the story here, to help keep this information available in Google search results.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

More (Moore) on the Village North Theater

On January 19th, Joe Moore sent out an email detailing the future plans for the Village North Theater. I'm not real big on reprinting Machine Propaganda, but I'm not seeing much mentioned elsewhere, so I thought I'd pass it along.

Joe Moore writes: "The Village North Theater at 6740 N. Sheridan has closed its doors, but will open again soon under new ownership after extensive interior and exterior renovations.

The theater, and the building which houses it, was purchased last year by Anthony Fox of CDF Capital. Mr. Fox has already restored much of the terra cotta facade and will soon begin the interior renovations. He shared his plans with community residents at a meeting last June.

Mr. Fox will continue to show new-release movies in all four theaters, but plans also to occasionally show art films and provide some live performances in the largest theater, such as poetry readings, comedy acts, children's activities and other cultural events.

The building which houses the Village North is also home to a Starbuck's and a Thai restaurant. Both businesses will continue to operate.

Mr. Fox tells me he hopes to reopen the theater in late spring."

January 20, 2009

Monday, January 12, 2009

Village North Theater

Looks like the Village North Theater has closed. I'm torn; it was great to have a set of movie screens so close to home. But, the place was a dive. Here's hoping that it'll be renovated and reopened as a movie theater!