Something New for the old Branson Days Inn

Something New for the Old Branson  Days Inn

The old Days Inn Located at 3524 Keeter street, is headed in a new direction. Once thought to be condemned, this property may be on the mend. Spread out over 9 acres, this property is set to house over 900 Visa workers in the coming months. Rooms will be converted into small apartments, to take in these workers when they come to Branson.

I spoke yesterday with Law Enforcement, and they seemed optimistic about the coming project. And that a fence may be erected with a security gate around the property, to keep passerby’s out. Which sounded promising with our current situation with the homeless population of Branson.

The property had 422 rooms, with tons of ground floor rooms, and several building with elevator access. So we shall see what this massive project will turn into. Stay tuned!

Tips for looking for Jobs if your homeless or in an extended stay motel

Tips for looking for Jobs if your Homeless or in an extended Stay

Here are some great tips for looking for jobs if you are homeless or living in an extended stay.

  1. Get a P.O.Box-Hollister, Mo has very economical post office rates, compared to Branson. A P.O. Box will give you the look of having a permanent address, as opposed to know address at all. And create some solidity to  your prospective employer.
  2. Get a verified email address.  Start using email if you don’t already. It’s a great way to show professionalism, a few steps possibly beyond the job you are applying for. It creates a way to communicate with the manager, that he or she might not be used to.
  3. Step in the managers shoes-What are they looking for, how has the communication been with them. What kind of employees are they looking for now? And who do they have now?
  4. Follow up, follow up, follow up-call them back, (no not everyday, but enough to show interest.
  5. Take notes-when you call them back, what did they say, follow up per their instructions.
  6. Offer a nice touch, say Yes Sir, and no sir,or Ma’am. These are touches they don’t often see.
  7. Give them your sell number, and do your best to keep this your regular cell phone number. They will view this as a great benefit in the long term to reach you.
  8. And lastly, don’t show up with friends to fill out apps. This will impress. Good luck.

Homeless in Branson 3-What being homeless in Branson means.

Homeless in Branson 3-what being homeless in Branson means.

This is our third installment on this topic, as we update the info annually. And this winter, is not different than any other. People out there are hungry. And this winter, I’ve taken it upon myself, when I’m out and about to help anyone I see. Just trying to eat.

The city has cleared the homeless asking for donations, away from central spots. But, they are still at Price chopper, and in front of Branson Hills, and Target. And they are hungry.

I’ve talked to several people about this issue, and will continue to put together research on how to help. I got a note this morning, from someone living in an extended stay. And they said that they are not getting much help. So if you have any ideas on this subject please leave a not or comment here. Subscribe to our newsletter for more updates.

New Things coming to Branson in 2018

New Things coming to Branson in 2018

So much to talk about and so little time. From roller coasters, to Restaurants, Branson will be your place for 2018.

1)Billy Bob’s Dairlyand is headed over to the old Great Southern Bank building on highway 76. All the great food from a fantastic location, right across from Apple tree mall.

2)The Grand Palace is set for a partial demo. So it will be exciting to see what will go in there. But plans are in the works.

3)Roller coasters, Roller coaster-the one on Highway 76 is now open. And ready to go. They’ve even stayed open in the winter. Right across the street from Price chopper, and Walmart. Worth a check.

4)Zipline on 65 North-has added a winter slide. We drove by the other day, and people were line up to tube down this thing. It looked grand. And it’s right in front of the Mark Twain National Forrest.

5)Longhorn’s steakhouse-there is a new Sheriff in town, in the steakhouse department. Located right in the old Melody Lane Inn slot, next to Baldknobbers. A must check out when you have time.


Goldwing Express signs for another year at Dixie Stampede

Goldwing Express signs for another year at Dixie Stampede

That’s right folks, it’s official. Goldwing Express has renewed it’s agreement with Dixie Stamped for another successful season for 2018. As 2017 was mighty, I’m sure they will have plenty surprises in store for 2018 as well. So get your tickets now, to go see them open for Dixie stampede, and you won’t be disappointed.

They do their usual stick, and have added some new layers, to the upcoming show. And don’t forget about their Texas winter tour, which I will update you on. And their cruise in February for the second time.

Great video of the Branson Landing at night

Great video of the Branson Landing at night

So my wife and I got a great night in at the Branson Landing last night. We got to stay on the 9th floor overlooking the landing. It was amazing, two room suite. So I took some great video of the Branson landing as the sun set and rose. Amazing stuff.

Video#2 features the sun coming up.


What the Demo at the Grand Palace could mean to Branson

What the Demo at the Grand Palace could mean to Branson

I’m a big fan of Branson Grand Palace as everyone knows, and I just love the Grand Palace. That’s why I was surprised to see such a large demo permit issued for the Grand Palace. Yes she is an old building, and has had some damage. But what does a $400,000 dollar demo mean for the Grand Lady. Let’s list some of her benefits.

*She is the center of 76

*Huge history for the City

*Magnificent to look at

*Is still sustainable to host big venues

These are some of the benefits of Keeping the Grand Palace in tact. There are over 4000 seats currently in the palace, but I fear they will be removed in this demo. Please post your comments below of what you think will happen to the Grand Lady. And sign up for my email list for more Branson and Grand Palace news.

Restaurants near Silver dollar City

Restaurants near Silver Dollar City

There are a ton of great eats near Silver Dollar City, whether you are coming in from the High road or 76 Central. Branson West also has a host of great new Restuarants as well, that you can enjoy.

1)Best Western West Hotel-has a new spot inside the hotel right next to SDC. And is worth a try if you need something quick.

2)Shepherd of the Hills expressway has several restaurants, and is the last big turn before SDC

Taco Bell,Red Lobster,Imax Entertainment all great locations to grab a quick bite. 

3)Taco Bell Branson West-a quick grab and go, a little farther down from Best Western West, and SDC but worth a look.

4)Branson West-El Lago,Taco Bell, Tequillas, and Pizza by the chef. All are quick and will help out in a pinch. 

Branson at its best!

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