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    EDIT: UPDATED: Current plans as of 11/14/08:

    Saturday, November 15th,at 5:00 PM.
    Applebees on Gateway in Springfield:
    http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ie...16&iwloc=A

    Party name is "Ory." I will be there about 10-15 minutes early waiting up front for others, and hopefully be seated at 5:00 sharp.

    See thread for details.

    ---Original Post---
    Emboldened by attending the meetup with a couple of the Portland area guys in Salem last weekend (Grishnav & friend andPuddin99), I'm going to plan a Eugene/Springfield area meet.

    Saturday, November 15th.
    1 PM

    Location suggestions:
    Papa's Pizza, Coburg Rd, Eugene.
    Applebees, Gateway Mall, Springfield.
    Outback Steakhouse, Beltline Rd, Springfield.

    I don't know how Papa's pizza is towards OC, but I know Applebees and Outback should both be OC Friendly. My preference is Papa's Pizza since it's great for the kids to go play and this should be a family-friendly gathering.

    All suggestions for location, and any suggestions to change date/time (dinner instead of lunch?) are welcome.

    ...Orygunner...



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    Sounds great...however Gateway Mall is very anti-gun. No weapons allowed, including CHL's...that is per the general manager.

    It's been a fight around here for some time.



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    Yeah, I know there are some issues with Gateway Mall, but because Applebees is not inside the mall (It's on the fringe of the parking lot), I wouldn't think that'd apply... Would it?

    I'm pretty sure I've read that Applebees corporate policy does not prohibit OC, is why I threw that out there as an option...

    ...Orygunner...

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    I am not sure, but I believe that whole parking lot area belongs to the Gateway Corp, but I will have to do some further investigation.

    There is always Applebees on W. 11th.

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    The date and time so far work for me. I can make whatever location is chosen, I travel from JC to Jasper all the time so no problem. Although I may not have a sidearm on me yet, I hate that inbetween time without a pistol. I don't think I would be as acceptable even if legal to walk around with my 12ga defender or my Mod 94.

    hehe..

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    Let's set a date and place. How many are in this area.

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    Date: Saturday November 15th

    Time: 1PM

    For the Place, shall we try Papa's Pizza on Coburg Rd? Does anyone have any experiences with OCing there, or have any better suggestions?

    As far as how many, I know for sure of at least 6 people from Eugene/Springfield area that have posted on OCDO. Who else can make it?

    ...Orygunner...



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    Orygunner wrote:
    Date: Saturday November 15th

    Time: 1PM

    For the Place, shall we try Papa's Pizza on Coburg Rd? Does anyone have any experiences with OCing there, or have any better suggestions?

    As far as how many, I know for sure of at least 6 people from Eugene/Springfield area that have posted on OCDO. Who else can make it?

    ...Orygunner...

    HI All;

    I have a friend who manages or did manage (I am retired and haven't been in touch with him for a while) the Pappa's Pizza in Bethel Danebo. Will contact him and see WHAT their Policy is OR if they have one. Time and place works for me and would love to attend and get acquainted.

    "Doc"


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    I can do the 15th. I work Saturdays, but I'll figure something out.
    My vote would be Gateway Applebees, closer to my work
    edit: and I've OCed there before...

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    lazyeye wrote:
    I can do the 15th. I work Saturdays, but I'll figure something out.
    My vote would be Gateway Applebees, closer to my work
    edit: and I've OCed there before...
    I have NO strong preferences for any particular place....just glad to see a meeting in Eugene/Springfield. I am GOOD for ANY location everyone agrees on AND where we will NOT be having any problems with OC.

    "Doc"

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    I don't have a preference as far as any of the locations go. But shucks.. that only gives me a couple of weeks to purchase a new 'best friend'...

    It would be nice to form a regular meet as we can all schedule it, that would go a ways for spreading the good word about carrying.. J

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    I would suggest that we have a meetup in the evening, attendance might be easier. But I'll strive to make it anytime.

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    This is kindof exciting, we've got a few people interested in meeting up now

    In an effort to make our first meeting a success, to get as many people to come as possible, and the best chance of avoiding any issues with the restaurant, here's my suggestion:

    Keep the date the same (nobody seems to have a problem with Saturday Nov. 15th).

    Location: Applebees on Gateway (lazyeye reports OCing there before, and it's more convenient for him. I think the company is OC friendly, but if an issue arises, there's lots more choices within 1-2 blocks as alternates)

    Time: lazyeye also suggested an evening meet, but that he'll try to make it anytime. I would like to hear from everyone wanting to attend whether they can or can't make a 1pm or 5pm meetup time... Also, if Applebees is an OK location for you to get to.

    ...Does anyone know if Applebees still does that 1/2 price appetizer "happy hour" thing?...
    ...Orygunner...





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    Yep, Applebees still has the 1/2 happy hour deal.

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    So far the date and time are good with me. Looking forward to it. J

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    OK. Here's the current location, date, and time for the meetup.

    Saturday, November 15th,at 5:00 PM.
    Applebees on Gateway in Springfield:
    http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ie...16&iwloc=A

    We need an accurate headcount of how many are expecting to attend so we know how big of a table to ask for.

    If anybody has an issue with making it at that time & place, please post here to the thread with any other suggestions.

    So far it looks like theconfirmed attendees are:

    Myself (may bring one or both of my kids, age 11 & 12.)
    Lazyeye
    JBurgII
    Docs9788

    Parapacker posted earlier in the thread, dunno if he's local or interested in showing up or not...?

    If anyone else wants to attend, you're invited to bring kids and/or friends and/or partners. Just post to this thread and let us know you want to come, or if you have any questions!

    ...Orygunner...




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    To get us a little more exposure I've echoed this on the Northwest Firearms forum.
    http://www.northwestfirearms.com/for...ead.php?t=1163

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    I have been using word of mouth as well. No definites yet but I have been having a lot of conversations with folks about their rights.. amazing the lack of knowledge.

    J

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    Parapacker wrote:
    I am not sure, but I believe that whole parking lot area belongs to the Gateway Corp, but I will have to do some further investigation.

    There is always Applebees on W. 11th.
    YOU are absolutely CORRECT!! the ENTIRE property is under the ownership and dircetion of Gateway Corp/!


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    I can't see how their no weaponspolicy can be upheld for the renters/leasers (leasees?). Their policy is "no weapons" yet they have a knife store that sells knives, swords & airsoft guns?

    Their sign is posted at the mall entrances, not at the parking lot entrance or at the exterior entrances of the stores (I haven't seen a sign at Kohl's, Target, Sears, etc.).I think they put new free-standing signs in at some of the inside entrances (I just saw a newlookingsign just inside the mall from Kohl's).

    I've even OC'd inside Target at least a 1/2 dozen times. The Target security guard just smiles at me...

    I don't think Applebees is going to be a problem as far as Gateway Mall policies or security is concerned.

    ...Orygunner...

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    Orygunner wrote:
    I can't see how their no weaponspolicy can be upheld for the renters/leasers (leasees?). Their policy is "no weapons" yet they have a knife store that sells knives, swords & airsoft guns?

    Their sign is posted at the mall entrances, not at the parking lot entrance or at the exterior entrances of the stores (I haven't seen a sign at Kohl's, Target, Sears, etc.).I think they put new free-standing signs in at some of the inside entrances (I just saw a newlookingsign just inside the mall from Kohl's).

    I've even OC'd inside Target at least a 1/2 dozen times. The Target security guard just smiles at me...

    I don't think Applebees is going to be a problem as far as Gateway Mall policies or security is concerned.

    ...Orygunner...

    NO Problem....am NOT here to argue, debate, OR to TRY a TEST case ON the Web

    Am SIMPLY and ONLY and JUST sharing what I KNOW to be absolute truth!!

    Each leasing party AGREES to abide by the policies of the Leasing Company....WHAT that means in the dissection of each sylable, the implied meaning versus the actual meaning, the hidden code, the need for analysis of the intent of the original writer and the Possible interpretations of the various dilaects of the regions of Oregon a reader MIGHT hail from is ALL something I leave to the courts to decide. There IS such a thing the "Prudent" person rule....what would a "Prudent person DO in a similar situation" its pretty safe to BET that IF ONE has a policy against OC, or weapons at all for that matter,....that its going to be for the entire MALL property!! I can, however, understand how our WISH that it wasn't so....our WANT for it to be otherwise and our NEED to EXERT our RIGHT to Carry....MIGHT cause us to overlook the prudent person behaviors and FORCE the issue....when the merchant never, ever intended for it to be one Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm


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    Fallback position in case original LZ is unfriendly? Goldarnit I gotta quit watching reruns of Delta Force and stuff..



    p.s. Found a new best friend. Won't be showing up 'naked' ... is kinda hard to OC when the only pistol you have is a by Crossman.. :?

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    Fallback location suggestions:

    • Gateway Chinese Buffet (2 blocks north)
    • Sizzler (1 1/2 Blocks North)
    • Howling Coyote BBQ (3 blocks north)
    • Far Man Chinese Restaurant (1 1/2 blocks north, across road)
    • Outback Steakhouse (About 1/2 mile away, but supposed to be very OC friendly, but Applebees is, too).
    I really don't think we're going to have a problem with Applebees. I picked Applebees because I have heard they have no corporate policy against OC. I'd hate to get kicked out of a place on our first meeting (but I got my voice recorder if we do )

    ...Orygunner...

    Edited for typo

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    Orygunner wrote:
    Fallback location suggestions:
    • Gateway Chinese Buffet (2 blocks north)
    • Sizzler (1 1/2 Blocks North)
    • Howling Coyote BBQ (3 blocks north)
    • Far Man Chinese Restaurant (1 1/2 blocks north, across road)
    • Outback Steakhouse (About 1/2 mile away, but supposed to be very OC friendly, but Applebees is, too).
    I really don't think we're going to have a problem with Applebees. I picked Applebees because I have heard they have no corporate policy against OC. I'd hate to get kicked out of a place on our first meeting (but I got my voice recorder if we do )

    ...Orygunner...

    Edited for typo

    Let's just go with Applebee's per the plan and leg work of Orygunner and see what happens....we can always regroup in the parking lot IF we get a COLD shoulder. I plan on being there

    "Doc"



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    The original plan sounds great.. and that area is 'target rich' in fine eateries. I think I just like saying fallback position. er and aparently target rich... I have GOT to stop watching corny movies.. sigh..

    I will be seeing you gentlemen there.. J

    p.s. oh look, as I type 'Most Wanted' comes on cable.. another sniper movie.. sigh

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