BCS Coming & Going: Retail, Restaurants, Businesses, etc (2023)

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australopithecus robustus
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My observations for the proposed food hall. Partly facts, partly opinion, partly speculation.

1) good that a blighted properly is being repurposed
2) proximity to the highway, a park/greenbelt, and another large entertainment venue (Grand Station).
3) highest and best use of that property should be a destination concept, which a food hall is. Would it be better commingled with a bunch of other retail or in urban core? Yes. Would that likely be exceedingly more expensive? Yes.
4) we don't know what their proformas and data analysis demonstrated. They already have one up and working in Waco. They are using this property either because the numbers worked or the numbers are so good due to its nature that they're willing to take a chance.
5) it will be a good place to take my very indecisive family to eat, as they will have several options.
6) live music was mentioned. I think this is a good idea but riskier as it's very polarized. If the food hall had a little live music, now that would be something.
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Any idea what restaurants are gonna go in?
australopithecus robustus
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I have no idea which ones are going
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In one of the WTAW interviews with a councilmember several months back, they mentioned a new apartment development near the mall that would be part of a larger redevelopment with restaurants and entertainment. I have to think that is what was being referred to and there may be housing in the area on the way.
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maroon barchetta said:

phillytex24 said:

979ag said:



This feels like a terrible location for this kind of thing.


It's on the Aggie bus route & Brazos Transit route, on Holleman Drive near student dominated living, and on the Hwy 6 turn-around coming from SoCo. That place will be packed! Not to mention, during Wolf Pen Creek events. It's going to be awesome!!!!!!


Brazos Transit riders are to not the customer base for this food mall.

Holleman east of Texas has student living. Correct. However, none of the retail businesses in that lofts development at Holleman and Dartmouth have survived.

The mall is a dump. Few students go there.

This food mall idea is in a bad location.

Live music venue, maybe. Food mall? Not so much


Yeah I give it a year. Bad concept for this town, bad location.
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phillytex24 said:

979ag said:



This feels like a terrible location for this kind of thing.


It's on the Aggie bus route & Brazos Transit route, on Holleman Drive near student dominated living, and on the Hwy 6 turn-around coming from SoCo. That place will be packed! Not to mention, during Wolf Pen Creek events. It's going to be awesome!!!!!!


I hope it does. But students don't ride the bus system to places around town. They ride it back and forth to campus. And Brazos Transit serves dozens, DOZENS!, of customers a day.

The location is out of sight, out of mind. I'm sure way more went into it, but it feels like some out of towners saw a building not far from the freeway and jumped on it without realizing how dead that area is.

Again... Hope I'm wrong. Will be nice not to have the Sears eyesore.
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Too far from the bypass.
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Seeing some movement at the old Carino's. Probably going to become a Tex-Mex place.
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AggiePhil said:

Seeing some movement at the old Carino's. Probably going to become a Tex-Mex place.

What is Dallas' version of Gringos?
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TyHolden said:

AggiePhil said:

Seeing some movement at the old Carino's. Probably going to become a Tex-Mex place.

What is Dallas' version of Gringos?
Chuy's. We have one of those.
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dallasiteinsa02 said:

TyHolden said:

AggiePhil said:

Seeing some movement at the old Carino's. Probably going to become a Tex-Mex place.

What is Dallas' version of Gringos?
Chuy's. We have one of those.


Chuy's is Austin
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TyHolden said:

AggiePhil said:

Seeing some movement at the old Carino's. Probably going to become a Tex-Mex place.

What is Dallas' version of Gringos?
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Mi Cocina.
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Glorias
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Marooned_n_Aggieland said:

TyHolden said:

AggiePhil said:

Seeing some movement at the old Carino's. Probably going to become a Tex-Mex place.

What is Dallas' version of Gringos?
El Fenix
El Fenix is ass my dude. But then, so is most Mexican food in Dallas...
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Also, the place I frequented, but not going to happen here...Anamias.
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Found out a bit more about Poche's tonight. It will not be a combo seafood market/restaurant as I thought earlier. It will I've been told "mostly be fry basket seafood, for the College crowd" (direct quote).

I'm disappointed but going to give it a shot anyway and who knows, it might actually rock.
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That makes me super sad. I was really hoping for non fried good seafood
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The restaurant going in the old FuddJoe's is "Iwonkorean BBQ Hotpot".
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I used to love LaCarretta in Bryan. Anyone heard if they opened in a new location?
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New Mexican place going in at the old Kirk's Cleaners on Fitch, beside the gas station and Mooyah's.

Marooned_n_Aggieland
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Hope they will offer New Mexico food but not holding my :

That's good stuff.
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trouble said:

That makes me super sad. I was really hoping for non fried good seafood


Maybe it will be like Shrimp 'N Stuff in Galveston (oh Galveston).

That would be good.
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We can only hope
maroon barchetta
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trouble said:

We can only hope


I have "put it out to the universe", as my New Age friends would say.

If it doesn't happen, blame the universe.
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Does anyone have an update on the former Macy's building at the mall? I heard that A&M was interested in turning the building into an Esports facility.
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maroon barchetta said:

trouble said:

That makes me super sad. I was really hoping for non fried good seafood


Maybe it will be like Shrimp 'N Stuff in Galveston (oh Galveston).

That would be good.


Or Captain Tom's on 1960.
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Yes to Cap'n Tom's. Been sneakingdown there since it was over an hour away.
Faster these days. Their grilled flounder(no breading)is wonderful, just not always available
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trouble said:

That makes me super sad. I was really hoping for non fried good seafood
Me too. Not big on fried seafood and this area is really lacking when it comes to good seafood restaurants.
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That seems a horrible location to me …. At least for the next few years. Maybe it's got enough college crowd ….
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What's going in front of the hotels on University Dr across from Veterans park? Steel is up. Fast food????
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crbongos said:

What's going in front of the hotels on University Dr across from Veterans park? Steel is up. Fast food????

TXB
https://txbstores.com/
They are building several in BCS
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MsDoubleD81 said:

Also, the place I frequented, but not going to happen here...Anamias.
Anamia's is the bomb!
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I would be in total heaven with them here, but Jay would put one in Hawaii first!
 
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