BCS Coming & Going: Retail, Restaurants, Businesses, etc (2021)

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Went to Tad's and it was pretty damn good. The appetizer was big enough for two meals. We got the Gator, catfish, and shrimp. Gator was the best of the three. The crawfish etouffee was tasty as well! Will def be going back!
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Does anyone have a lead on when the Spice World Market on Arrington is going to open?
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TommyBrady said:

Went to Tad's and it was pretty damn good. The appetizer was big enough for two meals. We got the Gator, catfish, and shrimp. Gator was the best of the three. The crawfish etouffee was tasty as well! Will def be going back!


Tads was not terrible
Small on the inside and tables will be really close together ( once social distance goes away)

But we thought it was overpriced.

$90 after tip for a family of 4 and my youngest shared an entree with my wife. No appetizer and no alcoholic beverages.

We won't be in a big hurry to go back.
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kevmiller said:

TommyBrady said:

Went to Tad's and it was pretty damn good. The appetizer was big enough for two meals. We got the Gator, catfish, and shrimp. Gator was the best of the three. The crawfish etouffee was tasty as well! Will def be going back!


Tads was not terrible
Small on the inside and tables will be really close together ( once social distance goes away)

But we thought it was overpriced.

$90 after tip for a family of 4 and my youngest shared an entree with my wife. No appetizer and no alcoholic beverages.

We won't be in a big hurry to go back.


Thought the same. It was good, no doubt, but with the pricing just don't see myself picking it over other locations on a consistent basis. It's one of those places I am sure I will hit a coupla times a year and never think about the rest of the time.
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Raceway next to the Bryan PO changed to Mobile Mart. Went through Livingston and the Raceway there changed to Mobile Mart too, so evidently they were sold.
Climate change is natural.
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techno-ag said:

Raceway next to the Bryan PO changed to Mobile Mart. Went through Livingston and the Raceway there changed to Mobile Mart too, so evidently they were sold.
*Mobil
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Smallcakes is closing. Where else can you get a quality cupcake?
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armymom said:

Smallcakes is closing. Where else can you get a quality cupcake?

Not sure but you can get outstanding gourmet cinnamon rolls from Cinnaboss at the sofly drive thru at Public and Main.
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armymom said:

Smallcakes is closing. Where else can you get a quality cupcake?
Hate to hear this for a small business but can't believe they made it even as long as they did. Quality product, but expensive product, no foot traffic, and expensive rent - hasn't boded well for any business in that location. All but WOB have closed down.
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techno-ag said:

Raceway next to the Bryan PO changed to Mobile Mart. Went through Livingston and the Raceway there changed to Mobile Mart too, so evidently they were sold.

7-Eleven bought out the Raceways in Houston and surrounding areas including the one here in Bryan. The "Mart" signs are just temporary until a full rebrand and remodel takes place. 7-Eleven will officially take over the Bryan location on the 25th. It will have Laredo Taco Company like you see in Stripes stores in the coming months when the remodel is completed.
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DimeBox17 said:

techno-ag said:

Raceway next to the Bryan PO changed to Mobile Mart. Went through Livingston and the Raceway there changed to Mobile Mart too, so evidently they were sold.

7-Eleven bought out the Raceways in Houston and surrounding areas including the one here in Bryan. The "Mart" signs are just temporary until a full rebrand and remodel takes place. 7-Eleven will officially take over the Bryan location on the 25th. It will have Laredo Taco Company like you see in Stripes stores in the coming months when the remodel is completed.
Good info.
Climate change is natural.
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Did Kolache Capital downtown change ownership? Noticed name is now KC Deli
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Presumably KC still stands for Kolache Capital and this to reflect that they have lunch stuff also? I hope they didn't change owners, love that place. Wish it was in CS so I could go more often.
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TommyBrady said:

Went to Tad's and it was pretty damn good. The appetizer was big enough for two meals. We got the Gator, catfish, and shrimp. Gator was the best of the three. The crawfish etouffee was tasty as well! Will def be going back!
hit them up yesterday for lunch, had the half shrimp poboy and cup of gumbo with tea it was $15, high but that's the norm in this town.

Very good, would go back.
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gus1390 said:

Did Kolache Capital downtown change ownership? Noticed name is now KC Deli


Someone mentioned it on Facebook yesterday but now I can't find the post.
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They did serve sandwiches and soup last year, so I hope they changed the name to reflect the variety. Here's a link to the Kolache Capital web page. Their menu is on there as a PDF file.
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Just curious....what's going on @ Cheddar's? I drive by their location every day going home from work. For years, their parking lot was full & frequently saw people even waiting outside in an effort to get seated at a table during peak hours. Their parking lot now has maybe 20% of what they had even at this time last year, while other restaurants like Texas Roadhouse & Wings n More have full parking lots.

Almost the same @ Fish Daddy's.
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DimeBox17 said:

techno-ag said:

Raceway next to the Bryan PO changed to Mobile Mart. Went through Livingston and the Raceway there changed to Mobile Mart too, so evidently they were sold.

7-Eleven bought out the Raceways in Houston and surrounding areas including the one here in Bryan. The "Mart" signs are just temporary until a full rebrand and remodel takes place. 7-Eleven will officially take over the Bryan location on the 25th. It will have Laredo Taco Company like you see in Stripes stores in the coming months when the remodel is completed.
Their Houston locations are pretty spotty but here 7-Eleven/Stripes already owns stores, like the Rattlers down the street (with the Wendy's), unless they already sold/closed it (like the Holleman/2818 and Villa Maria/29th stores...).
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Holleman rattlers redone and looking nice. Think it will be a shell. Burger Mojo going in next door and looking good as well.
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Cheddar's is no longer a locally owned franchise but was sold to corporate a couple years ago. The stores owned by corporate were always inferior to the local product. Maybe that has caught up with them.
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Yes I can confirm ownership has changed unfortunetly. Millicent was a great owner and took care of her patrons. Went in for the first time since a little before the holidays this week and there was hardly any selection, no baked goods (i.e. breads, cookies, cinnamon rolls, ect.). Kolaches were ok but were a little doughy and chewy. One of the employees had his AirPods in and seemed uninterested in being there. Hope the new owner can pull it together and keep the places reputation what it was.
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war hymn aggie said:

Just curious....what's going on @ Cheddar's? I drive by their location every day going home from work. For years, their parking lot was full & frequently saw people even waiting outside in an effort to get seated at a table during peak hours. Their parking lot now has maybe 20% of what they had even at this time last year, while other restaurants like Texas Roadhouse & Wings n More have full parking lots.

Almost the same @ Fish Daddy's.

had a group that went about once a week, esp to the bar.

they raised prices of their drinks, lowered quality, fired all their staff and hired cheaper ones that didn't provide the same customer service. Also food quality went down.

Stopped going.
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SoCalEscapee said:

Yes I can confirm ownership has changed unfortunetly. Millicent was a great owner and took care of her patrons. Went in for the first time since a little before the holidays this week and there was hardly any selection, no baked goods (i.e. breads, cookies, cinnamon rolls, ect.). Kolaches were ok but were a little doughy and chewy. One of the employees had his AirPods in and seemed uninterested in being there. Hope the new owner can pull it together and keep the places reputation what it was.
This is really unfortunate.
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BTU is purchasing the land where the old armory is located on west Carson street. They plan to demolish the building and build their new offices there.
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Three Twenties and A Ten said:

armymom said:

Smallcakes is closing. Where else can you get a quality cupcake?
Hate to hear this for a small business but can't believe they made it even as long as they did. Quality product, but expensive product, no foot traffic, and expensive rent - hasn't boded well for any business in that location. All but WOB have closed down.
Horrific location. They need to convert all the ground level unit to residential rentals and be done with it.
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Fish Daddy's hasn't been good since reopening from COVID. Got rid of some popular menu items as well
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https://shopcompanies.com/sites/default/files/KELLY%20utc%20reworked%20flyer_compressed%20final%2012_10_high%20res_%20%28002%29.pdf?v=1607615174

Leasing brochure for the redeveloped University Town Center, supposed to start Q1 of this year. This would be amazing if they complete all three phases as proposed.
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Three Twenties and A Ten said:

armymom said:

Smallcakes is closing. Where else can you get a quality cupcake?
Hate to hear this for a small business but can't believe they made it even as long as they did. Quality product, but expensive product, no foot traffic, and expensive rent - hasn't boded well for any business in that location. All but WOB have closed down.
Well, the little convenience store is still there inside, but not visible from University.
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rocketscience said:

https://shopcompanies.com/sites/default/files/KELLY%20utc%20reworked%20flyer_compressed%20final%2012_10_high%20res_%20%28002%29.pdf?v=1607615174

Leasing brochure for the redeveloped University Town Center, supposed to start Q1 of this year. This would be amazing if they complete all three phases as proposed.


From the renderings, it looks like the Farm Patch will be moving there.
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Don't see that, but the family connection is there for sure ....
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bcstx06 said:

rocketscience said:

https://shopcompanies.com/sites/default/files/KELLY%20utc%20reworked%20flyer_compressed%20final%2012_10_high%20res_%20%28002%29.pdf?v=1607615174

Leasing brochure for the redeveloped University Town Center, supposed to start Q1 of this year. This would be amazing if they complete all three phases as proposed.


Front the renderings, it looks like the Farm Patch will be moving there.
I didn't make that connection at first but did initially think it would be fantastic if the Farm Patch would move or open a second location there. I've always felt they don't get much business just because not many people know about them.
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I didn't make that connection at first but did initially think it would be fantastic if the Farm Patch would move or open a second location there. I've always felt they don't get much business just because not many people know about them.
What? The Farm Patch has been open since 1974 and does a booming business every day.

The renderings show a "proposed grocer".
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What? They are consistently busy.
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How could anyone not know about them?
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Krab Kingz posted on their FB that they are bringing back the food park in Northgate, under the name West Church Market and putting in a parking lot so folks don't get towed. Supposed to open next Wednesday.
 
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