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

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There are multiple towers going up in Austin on lots that are almost identical to the one on NG. Thiis one is going up on a similar sized lot, has parking and is 675ft tall. A 20-30 story tower on that NG lot would be an easy proposition.

https://skyscraperpage.com/forum/showthread.php?t=240967&page=33
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PS3D said:

Captn_Ag05 said:

I am confused as to why you think it has been some long period of time without any announcement. The property went on the market in the fall of 2022. We are in January of 2023. The gas station on the land has already been cleared. It usually takes months if not years to develop plans, announce them, start construction, etc. There is nothing about the timing so far that would make me think there is some significant roadblock preventing development. I don't think it has even been long enough to hit a roadblock.
The Rise, Aspire, and whatever's replacing the Lutheran Center were announced before their respective previous buildings were demolished and construction began immediately, as well as the Lutheran center on College Main. If there was a real plan, the gas station would've operated until everything was signed off on.


Was the gas station even operating before it was listed?

Big difference between all the other sites you mentioned and a gas station is you first have to deal with removing the underground tanks, testing the soil, remediating any leaks, and getting all that environmental stuff approved first.


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dilliam said:

There are multiple towers going up in Austin on lots that are almost identical to the one on NG. Thiis one is going up on a similar sized lot, has parking and is 675ft tall. A 20-30 story tower on that NG lot would be an easy proposition.

https://skyscraperpage.com/forum/showthread.php?t=240967&page=33
I may have to eat crow after all, but said crow will not be even prepared to cooked until we get renderings/official announcements.
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Just saw where Joe Ferreri died at 103. Man was a visionary in terms of local development.
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AggiePhil said:

Just saw where Joe Ferreri died at 103. Man was a visionary in terms of local development.


A legend in many ways. Restauranteur and a man who saw the beginning and the end to the Ramada.
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Joe was a fine man. Rest In Peace my friend.
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Apparently America's Best Value Inn/HoJo is now "Hotel McCoy."
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AggiePhil said:

Apparently America's Best Value Inn/HoJo is now "Hotel McCoy."


Hotel Hatfield is sure to set up across the highway.
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Someone tell EBrazosAg that the Piasano's new location is finally opening on the 26th at 11 a.m.!
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Glad for the news ! Looking forward to it
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Is there already a Ross Dress for Less at 725 E. Villa Maria In Bryan? There's a TDLR $750,000 project listed for Ross at that location, but can't tell if they are remodeling an existing store or opening a new location.
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Captn_Ag05 said:

Is there already a Ross Dress for Less at 725 E. Villa Maria In Bryan? There's a TDLR $750,000 project listed for Ross at that location, but can't tell if they are remodeling an existing store or opening a new location.


That's the old Bealls location and not currently a Ross. So must be a new location.
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Nick the Greek update from the Eagle

Nick the Greek is scheduled to open the first of two restaurants at 1411 Wellborn Road in College Station on Feb. 7 and a second location at 505 University Drive E. in College Station later in February.
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There's a Marshall's but not Ross. Ross will do well in the old Bealls spot
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Taurus Technologies (Commercial AV Integrator) now has a local office in College Station.

Chamber of Commerce Page


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It looks like the painting at the Hilton is just one step in the exterior remodel. That will be a dramatic change when driving down University.


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Carmax is opening February 15

https://theeagle.com/news/local/carmax-to-open-college-station-dealership-feb-15/article_d95ceb6e-9dc9-11ed-950f-9393ef2cbc28.html#tracking-source=home-top-story
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Captn_Ag05 said:

Carmax is opening February 15

https://theeagle.com/news/local/carmax-to-open-college-station-dealership-feb-15/article_d95ceb6e-9dc9-11ed-950f-9393ef2cbc28.html#tracking-source=home-top-story
that's close to the drone station. coincidence? i think not.
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Some A&M Updates

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Senior vice president and chief external affairs officer Susan Ballabina said a decision has not been made where to locate a future performing arts center.

Dr. Ballabina also said west campus is being transformed into what she described as a "cultural corridor" for destination tourism. That includes a new museum by the Bush Library and Museum that "tells the story of impact of Texas A&M", phase two of the Leach teaching gardens, and the upcoming Aplin Center…a $50 million dollar project funded by the founder of the Buc-ee's store chain that Ballabina says will be open to the public.
https://wtaw.com/b-cs-chamber-of-commerce-economic-outlook-conference-includes-texas-am-update/

Is the museum that "tells the story of the impact of Texas A&M" the $100 million Natural History Museum the Board of Regents recently approved or an additional museum? I was also not aware that there is a performing arts center in the works.
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The new small animal hospital for Veterinary Medicine will also be somewhere in the Research Park/2818/Hwy. 60 interchange. Not sure when it will break ground.
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Where is the new medical examiner's building going?
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I think here at the HSC.



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Captn_Ag05 said:

It looks like the painting at the Hilton is just one step in the exterior remodel. That will be a dramatic change when driving down University.





Looks awesome! That's a dramatic face lift! Maybe new owners from LA!
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Captn_Ag05 said:

It looks like the painting at the Hilton is just one step in the exterior remodel. That will be a dramatic change when driving down University.




Looks like the same building with a bunch of scaffolding on it.
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TXB broke ground on their first store yesterday (across from Veteran's Park entrance on University).

https://www.kagstv.com/article/news/local/txb-store-new-jobs/499-b32f7479-085e-4c8f-ba1c-b908020dba06

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BRYAN, Texas The population in the Bryan-College Station area has grown exponentially over the years, attracting different businesses to settle in the area.

The upscale convenience store company Texas Born, also known as TXB, broke ground in Bryan this morning, making way for new economic opportunities.

One store will bring over 250 jobs to the community.

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"Its just a great market in Texas," said TXB CEO Kevin Smart. "We have stores that surround this market today and it just made geographical sense for us to connect here. But the way we try to go to a market now, we don't wanna to try to just do one store. We wanna go and do multiple stores so we just thought the time was right to come to this market and build six, seven or eight stores in Bryan-College Station."
I am not sure how one store is going to bring over 250 employees. So, if they build eight stores as the article says they may, there are going to be 2,000 TXB gas station employees in BCS? I have been to a store in Georgetown and saw 2-3 employees in there.
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New drone video with construction update for St. Mary's. It is a beautiful church and such a great addition to Northgate.



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Captn_Ag05 said:

TXB broke ground on their first store yesterday (across from Veteran's Park entrance on University).

https://www.kagstv.com/article/news/local/txb-store-new-jobs/499-b32f7479-085e-4c8f-ba1c-b908020dba06

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BRYAN, Texas The population in the Bryan-College Station area has grown exponentially over the years, attracting different businesses to settle in the area.

The upscale convenience store company Texas Born, also known as TXB, broke ground in Bryan this morning, making way for new economic opportunities.

One store will bring over 250 jobs to the community.

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"Its just a great market in Texas," said TXB CEO Kevin Smart. "We have stores that surround this market today and it just made geographical sense for us to connect here. But the way we try to go to a market now, we don't wanna to try to just do one store. We wanna go and do multiple stores so we just thought the time was right to come to this market and build six, seven or eight stores in Bryan-College Station."
I am not sure how one store is going to bring over 250 employees. So, if they build eight stores as the article says they may, there are going to be 2,000 TXB gas station employees in BCS? I have been to a store in Georgetown and saw 2-3 employees in there.

They're counting temporary construction jobs
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Captn_Ag05 said:

Some A&M Updates

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Senior vice president and chief external affairs officer Susan Ballabina said a decision has not been made where to locate a future performing arts center.

Dr. Ballabina also said west campus is being transformed into what she described as a "cultural corridor" for destination tourism. That includes a new museum by the Bush Library and Museum that "tells the story of impact of Texas A&M", phase two of the Leach teaching gardens, and the upcoming Aplin Center…a $50 million dollar project funded by the founder of the Buc-ee's store chain that Ballabina says will be open to the public.
https://wtaw.com/b-cs-chamber-of-commerce-economic-outlook-conference-includes-texas-am-update/

Is the museum that "tells the story of the impact of Texas A&M" the $100 million Natural History Museum the Board of Regents recently approved or an additional museum? I was also not aware that there is a performing arts center in the works.


Goes with the new college of performing arts.

I've heard they are considering the corner of Bizzell and George Bush. Not sure how parking is going to work.

The scope also seems to be getting bigger.
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Painting with a Twist announced on their Instagram account that they're closing. Last day of business will be Feb 25.
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Just add another garage!
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That corner is already going to be tight with the new dorms and parking garage.
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TommyBrady said:

That corner is already going to be tight with the new dorms and parking garage.


By new dorms are you referring to the band dorms? I think that has been shelved. New commandant was looking at how to add new space on the quad to accommodate the March to 3000.
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BiochemAg97 said:

New commandant was looking at how to add new space on the quad to accommodate the March to 3000.

He still is.
 
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