BCS Coming & Going: Retail, Restaurants, Businesses, etc (2020)

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eloc62 said:

Anybody know when Walk-On's is supposed to open? Have you been to one? Is the food good? I know it's a basic chain type place, but hoping the food is good. Seems to look a lot like Razzoos.


March 2nd per their Facebook.
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Northgate location of 4.0 & Go is gone. They are teaching out of various hotels this semester
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Bryan gets something pretty cool and the CS'ers whine about it not being in south CS. Par for the course, lol.
you got trolled
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I agree the Big Shots is not going in a great location. It needs to be in a location more convenient to a major highway. Not in a location where it takes several minutes to get to.
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Masfajitas alert .... I saw actual workers on the parking and exterior last week..... back to boarded up windows only now... that is all....
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I'd guess that these kind of places make most of their money from locals since a lot of the people coming from out of town probably have a similar place closer, so I'd think having it in between Bryan and College Station is a pretty good location. But that's just a theory, I obviously don't have data on that.

Close enough to campus that they'll probably get good business from students, probably have like profit share nights or whatever with student orgs, and it's centrally located for people in both Bryan and CS.
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EBrazosAg said:

Masfajitas alert .... I saw actual workers on the parking and exterior last week..... back to boarded up windows only now... that is all....
I've seen workers there several days over the past couple weeks or more, most every time I drive by. Windows have been boarded up for a while, I assume partly to protect them while they do the work around the exterior.
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95_Aggie said:

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Bryan gets something pretty cool and the CS'ers whine about it not being in south CS. Par for the course, lol.
you got trolled

naw, you fell for it
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Can we please get back to Comings and Goings? Thx.
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Captn_Ag05 said:

Yes, and with Conn's and Southern's going in at Post Oak, that area has actually rebounded better than I would have expected.
Let's hope that the local Macy's at Post Oak won't be on the closing list of stores over the next 3 years. Macy's is looking to close up to 125 stores over the next 3 years at what they call their lower tier malls.
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Five Guys coming to Chimney Hill.
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Based on this list, the Post Oak store is likely closing:

https://www.thelayoff.com/t/13uNHKB9
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Looks like Title Boxing Club in Culpepper has closed. Spotted a For Lease sign and a notice on the door today.
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Captn_Ag05 said:

Five Guys coming to Chimney Hill.
And there was great rejoicing.

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hijakeroo123 said:

Based on this list, the Post Oak store is likely closing:

https://www.thelayoff.com/t/13uNHKB9
Yah that doesn't look encouraging. Will be interesting to see what happens but hope it can stay open.
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Just wondering what the hell is going on with that hotel looking thing behind the CS U-Haul and O'rielly auto parts store across from the Wal-Mart? Seems like they've been building on that thing for a year now, and when i drive by, it looks like there is like 3 guys out there working on it. What is taking so long to get that thing built, and what is it gonna be?
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I think it's a Red Lion.
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Ag2Max said:

Captn_Ag05 said:

Yes, and with Conn's and Southern's going in at Post Oak, that area has actually rebounded better than I would have expected.
Let's hope that the local Macy's at Post Oak won't be on the closing list of stores over the next 3 years. Macy's is looking to close up to 125 stores over the next 3 years at what they call their lower tier malls.
I would consider Post Oak Mall as being lower tier.
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eloc62 said:

Just wondering what the hell is going on with that hotel looking thing behind the CS U-Haul and O'rielly auto parts store across from the Wal-Mart? Seems like they've been building on that thing for a year now, and when i drive by, it looks like there is like 3 guys out there working on it. What is taking so long to get that thing built, and what is it gonna be?
Well, if there are only 3 guys working on it, it's gonna take awhile.
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Counterpoint said:

eloc62 said:

Just wondering what the hell is going on with that hotel looking thing behind the CS U-Haul and O'rielly auto parts store across from the Wal-Mart? Seems like they've been building on that thing for a year now, and when i drive by, it looks like there is like 3 guys out there working on it. What is taking so long to get that thing built, and what is it gonna be?
Well, if there are only 3 guys working on it, it's gonna take awhile.
Speaking of 3 guys add 2 more and you have 5 guys, coming to Chimney Hill.





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On the edge of Aggieland area:

Grand Opening for WildFlyer Mead Co., Saturday Noon til 9

16481 County Rd 319, Navasota TX 77868

Owners are returned Aggies

Mead tasting, food truck.....etc
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Ag2Max said:

hijakeroo123 said:

Based on this list, the Post Oak store is likely closing:

https://www.thelayoff.com/t/13uNHKB9
Yah that doesn't look encouraging. Will be interesting to see what happens but hope it can stay open.
If I recall, those stores aren't necessarily closing but were ID'd as lower-performing stores, and indications are that those stores are supposed to be downsized but remain open.
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Captn_Ag05 said:

Five Guys coming to Chimney Hill.


Oh great another burger place on university....
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Heard that Urban Bricks will be closing (again) here in a few days. They've already told staff.
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PS3D said:

Ag2Max said:

hijakeroo123 said:

Based on this list, the Post Oak store is likely closing:

https://www.thelayoff.com/t/13uNHKB9
Yah that doesn't look encouraging. Will be interesting to see what happens but hope it can stay open.
If I recall, those stores aren't necessarily closing but were ID'd as lower-performing stores, and indications are that those stores are supposed to be downsized but remain open.
I have read where the downsized stores are about the size of Beall's. That would be good. There is a lot of wasted space in the current store, especially the Men's department since they stopped carrying a lot of the merchandise that they carried before. At least, they would have jobs. Every time I go there, there are only about 5 people working in the whole store anyway. Probably no layoffs.
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war hymn aggie said:

Heard that Urban Bricks will be closing (again) here in a few days. They've already told staff.


I hope they told the poor dude who hands out their coupons on campus every week.
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Actually, based on reports from within the company, individual stores may be added and removed from the list over the next three years barring miracle turnaround situations, but overall, the list is not expected to change substantially and the listed stores are ultimately targeted for closure due either to low volume or overlap with other nearby locations. The number of stores listed on this list, plus the 30 or so closures announced equals the 125 closure target number which Macy's announced a week or so ago to investors. According to reports, the company is staggering these closures to prevent a large amount of closing sales from taking place in any market at a given time, while also giving marginal locations a last ditch opportunity for turnaround.

As far as the Post Oak store goes, it likely won't see mass downsizing activity due to its already limited square footage. The stores which have been downsized are often closer to the 200k-300k square footage range. Having been in one of these stores in CO a few months back (which also appears on this list), the end result feels much like a Sears (both in product selection and the physical store environment), and is a case study in why Macy's is doing these closures.
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Spotted on Facebook: Gamers Anthem, which is billing itself as a console-only arcade lounge, is slated to open March 7th, out near the North Texas Ave and HIghway 21 intersection, near the O'Reilly store.

Per their site, the hours of operation will be:

Mon & Tue: 1pm-9pm
Wed: Closed
Thurs-Sat: 12pm-10pm
Sun: 1pm-9pm

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Also, Don Chente Mexican & Seafood Restaurant has opened on Villa Maria in the set of buildings directly across VM from HEB. I couldn't find a website, so no idea on pricing, menu, or hours. Google is listing it from 7 am to midnight most days.

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Rapid Express Car Wash is going to be built at Rudder's Landing in West Bryan.
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I believe they are also putting in a location on Wellborn in CS near where new Dunkin Donuts is going.
 
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