I went through Liberty Mutual on the advice of a friend a few years back. Rates were good, communication was good through my agent, but when I had my accident they really showed their true colors.
I cracked my front axel, my trunk and window were broken and unworkable, and it was the dead of winter- and me with a small baby at the time. Their claims adjustor came and decided it was only $1000 worth of damage.
$1000 was as much as I was allotted, and I had to arrange for the towing, repairs and rental car- for which my policy only paid $20 a day.
I went to their recommended repair shop. Instead of fixing the axel or trunk- the things which NEEDED to be fixed, they worked on the window and changed the tire.
My mechanic looked it over and was the one to notice the cracked axel and said it was undriveable. But Liberty didn't have an appeals department? They couldn't total my car?
I paid the difference for the repair of the window, and got $500 trade-in on my car. I feel completely duped. Liberty Mutual didn't even question why when I cancelled my policy. Guess I just wasn't worth it to them as a customer.
The Bijou seriously gives me the creeps, and perpetually smells like pee. The bathrooms are creepy as hell. The ticket rates are pretty average, the movies are generally good and a more interesting selection than mainstream, and you won't pay $7 for a soda. You win some, you lose some ;)
I ate myself sick on Pita Pit when I was preggers. I love the fresh ingredients, and that you have your choice of any combination you can think of. Everything is cooked fresh and wrapped in a soft pita. Comforting health food!
This is a nice place with decent atmosphere, a great and varied menu, with good food for the kids. I recommend it highly. The wait can get frustrating, but if you're prepared (as most parents are) it shouldn't be a problem.
I tried this on the recommendation of a friend, and I have to say I was not impressed. The sauces are fine, but so garlicky! I enjoyed the pulled pork, it was very moist, and the staff seemed very nice.
My company has used Team Casino at Christmas Parties, and everybody had a great time! The staff was friendly and helpful, the games were interesting, and it was very user-friendly for the novice players as well as the more experienced of us.
I didn't set it up, but the admin who did said she experienced no problems with organizing the event.
I've lived here for 3 months and can't wait to move!
These apartments seem great. They're a decent size, good price, 2 pools, laundry rooms, convenient location.
The thing is, it's right on a busy street. I don't know any of my neighbors- it feels like temporary housing. The "recreation room" is horrid, and they charge a $50 deposit to even use it.
You aren't allowed to hang curtains (even if you use a tension rod, because they want the apartments to look uniform,) have pets, and management is VERY fond of leaving notes on your door rather than calling you. There is absolutely no personal touch- it's completely "corporate."
I feel, truly, like an apartment number rather than a person.
I left a FreeRecycle donation by my front door and was charged $10 because they thought it was "garbage." I tried to call and inform them it was only for donation purposes and was picked up promptly but they didn't even bother to call me back.
They inspected my apartment right after move-in, then left a note on my door saying I had piles of boxes inside that posed a fire hazard that I needed to clean. Really? After I'd just moved in? Boxes? Go figure! They didn't tell me until 2 months after the inspection, and then scheduled another one. I feel very invaded and unwelcome in a place which is supposed to be my "home." I do not feel a sense of community and I do not feel good about raising my child here.
As soon as my lease is up, I am leaving. I would not recommend this complex to anyone who isn't absolutely desperate and in a financial bind.
This was a great apartment complex where we lived for 2 years. The management was relaxed and provided a warm, friendly atmosphere. It is nestled amongst college-oriented apartment complexes near Autzen Stadium, but has something like a 20% student rule- they can't have over that 20% of students in the complex.
I find this ironic, because it is college-kid heaven!
I loved the full-sized washer/dryer in each unit, the pool, the playground, the gym, and found the price to be really reasonable.
Security in the complex leaves much to be desired- there were instances where homeless people were found camping in back of the complex amongst the bushes. Since the complex is backed by the freeway, it happened more than once.
The O-Bar is just down the way, which is great if you are so inclined to need someplace close so you can stumble home. It's not as great, though, when the upstairs neighbors are partying at all hours of the day and night, you're trying to get a 6 month old to go to sleep, and "security" won't/can't do anything to help you out.
There is no front/back door to the apartments. Both are located in the "front." I thought this was very poorly planned, in case of a fire. The huge, sliding glass door seems like it could be easily pried open or shattered during a break-in, which made me doubt our security also.
I recommend this place to college kids and people just starting out, but grownups beware.
I leave you with this last tidbit: It once took me 2 hours to drive down MLK Jr. Blvd to get home during a Duck Game. With a cranky, tired baby in the backseat and buses weaving in and out of traffic lanes and pedestrians and tailgaitors not looking where they were going!
These duplexes are lovely. It looks like a perfect, clean, cookie-cutter neighborhood. 2 or 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, huge garage, enough room for a full-size washer/dryer, great kitchen with dishwasher. Each set of complexes has a huge common yard with a minimalist playground. For a decent rental amount, too!
They are pretty near shopping, fast food, gas stations, and the freeway. Great location!
The thing is, when we moved in, the manager praised the "daily security drivethroughs." What she failed to mention is that it was the cops. And yes, it was every other day. But it wasn't a drive-through necessarily, they were often checking up on our neighbors.
Every other house in the neighborhood had something unsavory going on. A group of 10-year olds decided to form a gang and harass the other kids in the neighborhood. We witnessed several drug arrests not just in our complex but also in the trailer park across the street.
What clenched it for us was when our neighbor started telling us in which houses we could score what. As soon as our lease was up, we were SO out of there!
I first visited the Busy Bee when I was 8 months pregnant and barely able to squish into a table. The comfort food here is amazing- everything Grandma used to make! Sure, it's greasy as hell and they use the same oil for everything (so everything deep-fried tastes like everything else.)
I love the variety available and the "lite fare" menu. They also have amazing milkshakes and the kitschy faux-50's flair usually found in greasy-spoon establishment.
The staff is friendly, warm and inviting- the best part of any meal.
The restaurant could use updates, however, in heating and air conditioning. I always advise against going in extreme weather conditions.