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

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war hymn aggie said:

Sofi said:

Coworker stated IHOP on University is closing down soon.
Has anyone heard of this?

Did you know that this IHOP **was** the oldest continually-operated restaurant in CS?


fixed that for you
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Wonder what they're gonna do with that space.
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Gas station at Fitch and 6.

Daniel's Mexican Food
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JMac03 said:

Gas station at Fitch and 6.

Daniel's Mexican Food



It's been like that for idk how long. But longer than 6 months.
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LOL. Shows how often I go to that gas station.
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The new St. Mary's is having their dedication mass this weekend.

They've created a booklet with information about the new church, which was pretty interesting: https://www.flipsnack.com/9AFCA6CC5A8/st-mary-s-tour-guide.html


https://www.kbtx.com/2023/07/25/st-marys-host-inaugural-mass-new-church/
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Captn_Ag05 said:

The new St. Mary's is having their dedication mass this weekend.

They've created a booklet with information about the new church, which was pretty interesting: https://www.flipsnack.com/9AFCA6CC5A8/st-mary-s-tour-guide.html


https://www.kbtx.com/2023/07/25/st-marys-host-inaugural-mass-new-church/
Sweet - I'll catch this before the recruiting pool party
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Not a new business, but didn't think this deserved it's own thread. A new light is planned at University and Veterans Parkway. With the traffic for events like the 7 on 7 tournament and additional development coming to that intersection (TXB, Starbucks), this new light should help.

https://www.kbtx.com/2023/07/26/new-traffic-signal-slated-university-drive-college-station/
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TDLR info submitted for the Salad and Go that is going in at Texas and Elm in Bryan. Expected completion date of May 2024.
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Wonderland Indoor Playground opened today.
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The Salad and Go people have a new concept in Arizona. Drive through that serves only lobster rolls for $8.50 and $9.99 for lobster roll, fries and drink. Their beverages, including iced tea and flavored iced coffees, are 79 cents.

I am not a fan of Salad and Go.
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It will be interesting to see how the lobster roll business plays out for them. Salad and Go has been a huge success and grown like crazy.
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jja79 said:

The Salad and Go people have a new concept in Arizona. Drive through that serves only lobster rolls for $8.50 and $9.99 for lobster roll, fries and drink. Their beverages, including iced tea and flavored iced coffees, are 79 cents.
I'd be all over that.
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More than 75 small businesses are coming together in one shop.

It's called LoveDowtownLocal, and it's opening Aug. 2 in downtown Bryan.

The shop will have a variety of items from pottery to clothing and skincare.
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The shop is located at 315 South Main Street in downtown Bryan.



https://www.kbtx.com/2023/07/27/new-downtown-bryan-shop-bringing-together-small-businesses/
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Sofi said:

Coworker stated IHOP on University is closing down soon.
Has anyone heard of this?
Yep, this page says the IHOP space is up for grabs:

https://www.loopnet.com/Listing/300-315-S-College-Ave-College-Station-TX/16636339/

Looks like they're going to redo that whole area eventually.
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I wish there was a full list of shops available
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Don't know if they plan to expand that concept but apparently they have family in the business in Maine so they get them DHL every day.

It will be interesting to see how Salad and Go does since it's all take away.
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Revolution has a new TABC notice of application posted!
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Captn_Ag05 said:

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More than 75 small businesses are coming together in one shop.

It's called LoveDowtownLocal, and it's opening Aug. 2 in downtown Bryan.

The shop will have a variety of items from pottery to clothing and skincare.
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The shop is located at 315 South Main Street in downtown Bryan.



https://www.kbtx.com/2023/07/27/new-downtown-bryan-shop-bringing-together-small-businesses/


So, a mall?
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maroon barchetta said:

Captn_Ag05 said:

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More than 75 small businesses are coming together in one shop.

It's called LoveDowtownLocal, and it's opening Aug. 2 in downtown Bryan.

The shop will have a variety of items from pottery to clothing and skincare.
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The shop is located at 315 South Main Street in downtown Bryan.



https://www.kbtx.com/2023/07/27/new-downtown-bryan-shop-bringing-together-small-businesses/


So, a mall?


Or every other boutique?
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I think it will be closer to like an antique shop that has individual booths
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trouble said:

I think it will be closer to like an antique shop that has individual booths


Ah, ok.

More like the Giant Indoor Shopping Place on the Disney cartoon "Dave The Barbarian".
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maroon barchetta said:

trouble said:

I think it will be closer to like an antique shop that has individual booths


Ah, ok.

More like the Giant Indoor Shopping Place on the Disney cartoon "Dave The Barbarian".
Or Corner of Time.
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Salad & Go will crush it here. We're desperately in need of something like it. Souper Salad was the best, with Jason's far behind it. I'll go every day practically through the week!
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phillytex24 said:

Salad & Go will crush it here. We're desperately in need of something like it. Souper Salad was the best, with Jason's far behind it. I'll go every day practically through the week!


This x10. They kill everywhere they're going. It's the business model more than the actual product.

Many on this forum have commented negatively against it but that seemingly has been more emotional than logical.

Emotional compromise and nostalgia aside, the salad and go model will be vastly more successful than kettle ever was. One week sales at salad and go will likely exceed a month at the kettle.
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australopithecus robustus said:

phillytex24 said:

Salad & Go will crush it here. We're desperately in need of something like it. Souper Salad was the best, with Jason's far behind it. I'll go every day practically through the week!


This x10. They kill everywhere they're going. It's the business model more than the actual product.

Many on this forum have commented negatively against it but that seemingly has been more emotional than logical.

Emotional compromise and nostalgia aside, the salad and go model will be vastly more successful than kettle ever was. One week sales at salad and go will likely exceed a month at the kettle.


I can't wait for all the u-turns from northbound Texas at SW Parkway to get to this new salad shop.
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U turns are now a part of our traffic function throughout town, much like many cities before us who are now desensitized by them.

So, with u turns not being exclusive to one property, I think they will be fine.
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SIAP...

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TyHolden said:

SIAP...


Awesome. Bryan is doing great work.
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Midtown is filling up. I'm anxious to see if the hotel with a connected small water park that I heard was destined for Midtown is true or just a rumor.
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techno-ag said:

TyHolden said:

SIAP...


Awesome. Bryan is doing great work.


Paging Bob Yancy.
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techno-ag said:

TyHolden said:

SIAP...


Awesome. Bryan is doing great work.
Now get basketball or baseball. They both need to be rebuilt.
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The fields? Or the teams? What's wrong with Olsen?
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Those that have been to them all, I haven't, say it's the worst in the SEC West.
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I want to see what the financing is. Who is paying for it - who will benefit - how will the taxpayers in Bryan benefit.

Is this another boondoggle where TAMU gets all the benefit but the community pays for it?

TAMU has a responsibility to the community - Bryan, College Station, and Brazos County. The idea of "if you build it they will come" does not answer the question of who pays for the build and the infrastructure required behind all that building. - Water, Sewer, Streets, Emergency Response…………Policing, Fire …..


TAMU Golf is an example - sort of - lovely course, TAMU Golf - Traditions' homes are beautiful….. but I don't live there - and most of the Bryan citizens don't live there - so who truly benefits from their (TAMU's) presence.

It is great for the school but is it great for the city?

If there is a case for a symbiotic relationship between city and school - then I'm all for it - but if TAMU is the parasite -ie gets all the benefit - then no.

Why should the citizens of Bryan underwrite a sports need for TAMU? (yes I know College Station helped in the Kyle Field build - hows that working out? - Hotel taxes being diverted to serve TAMU)

If it is such a great idea let a commercial builder do it. They will do it cheaper, pay taxes on the property and income taxes and control payroll. I am not in support for additional city employees manning a Tennis complex.

May I remind all that TAMU has $1B in resources - while my property taxes are sky high - once again Bryan is building a non taxable property - ie it is city owned - off the tax roles -

A great idea in principle - but not when you show the money flow - Let's see the money.
 
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