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

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AggieCVQ said:

Put Mark Stoops in both the coming and going section.
He got here saw all the medians and so ah hell no
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BiochemAg97 said:

PS3D said:

Untrue. They were profitable, but HEB was willing to put up a good price to buy them out of Austin. Same thing with College Station, they sold the stores at a profit (except for the Bryan store)


What you are saying is the profits were so low (but not negative) that it was worth more to the company to sell the stores to HEB.

If it was anything like what Publix paid ($10,000,000 a store), it was a deal too good to pass up. And sometimes that happens. Are you going to tell people that So-Fly Chicken was "run out of town" because the owners found a better deal?
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A Bricks and Minifigs is coming to the shopping center with TruFit and Harbor Freight at Texas and SW Parkway.

I was not familiar with this store, but they have around 150 locations nationwide.
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I talked to him at the downtown Halloween event. My boss are super excited about the store opening.
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Mad Piez permanently closed today per Facebook.

That whole deal seems shady to me.
trouble
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I saw it on his Instagram but not on the Mad Piez Facebook. Very strange.
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MyNameIsJeff said:

Mad Piez permanently closed today per Facebook.
Huh????

Per Facebook says they Re-Open today at 4pm and will be open Thurs-Sun going forward...
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Well this sucks...
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maroon barchetta
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Heat ups?
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maroon barchetta said:

Heat ups?


Food/Meal Prep service that is local in BCS. It's in the same strip as Hollicks Boot Maker.

The meals are actually pretty decent and healthy.

https://www.heat-ups.com/
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Been to one in San Antonio and my kids loved it. Build your own minifigs. Lego sets old and new.
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Mr hamburger closing again.

https://www.facebook.com/100060918414215/posts/pfbid0ZJL1EqRRFVvRnAsHyScMUaxvziwj4Sw3gGSct4QmH9MddxyJ3cex6dUiLwpzgkJNl/?mibextid=Nif5oz


maroon barchetta
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Man.

I got a chicken melt combo there on Saturday and it was excellent.

Location location location.

That spot is gonna be hard to have success as a burger restaurant.
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And it's right in front of another burger spot. Which I realize came later, but it's a hard, middle of town location, away from your normal thinking spots for food when determining where to eat. We just never think of it.

It was good food, service was good most of the time.
trouble
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We've eaten there regularly since they reopened. That chicken melt is excellent. My boys are going to be sad.
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It's really super easy for us to get to do we usually think about it.

We also love Chubby's but again, easy for us to get to. Just Carter Creek to Broadmoor then cross Texas.
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It's easy to get to, certainly. I just meant I don't think of that part of town when I'm thinking of places to eat, so it gets overlooked.
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toolshed said:

It's easy to get to, certainly. I just meant I don't think of that part of town when I'm thinking of places to eat, so it gets overlooked.



Same. I rarely pass the threshold - university is where I usually stop. Not on purpose - just never think of anything past there.
trouble
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And I often don't think of anything past University from the other direction.
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I didn't realize they were open! They should've never closed. That will destroy your business. I don't think they even advertised. 77k students just at A&M! Another 25k at Blinn and surrounding programs. That was all them. You can't rely on word of mouth these days.
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trouble said:

It's really super easy for us to get to do we usually think about it.

We also love Chubby's but again, easy for us to get to. Just Carter Creek to Broadmoor then cross Texas.


Too far from the bypass.
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I heard their radio ads often.
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maroon barchetta said:

I heard their radio ads often.

Therein lies the problem.
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Same here. I wouldn't have even known it was there if not for the radio ads.
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Marketing for small businesses is quite a challenge. What is the best way to advertise to the students? To the residents of BCS?
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Dumbfounded said:

Marketing for small businesses is quite a challenge. What is the best way to advertise to the students? To the residents of BCS?


Radio probably hits a decent segment, like the locals. But not sure how much it will hit the iTunes/Spotify generation.
Targeted online ads… probably cheap, but mostly ignored.
Battalion… does anyone actually read it?

I think what you really need to do is reach out through organizations on campus. Maybe reach out to a few corps outfits and other clubs to try to do a profit share. I think most profit shares are set up by the orgs reaching out to businesses that they already like but maybe you can flip that and raise some awareness.

Also TexAgs and social media.
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If you're not marketing on Texags, you're missing out on the billions of subscribers. Fargo's is literally ranked the best bbq in Texas because of OB and Texags.
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TyHolden said:

If you're not marketing on Texags, you're missing out on the billions of subscribers. Fargo's is literally ranked the best bbq in Texas because of OB and Texags.


Gen X and older, sure.

Millennials and Zoomers, not so much. Especially Zoomers. None of the current students I know care anything about TexAgs.

They need to solve that.
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Fargo's used to be good. Key word, "used to be".
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It's not even in the conversation but Texags is a Fargos promoter.
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Uhhh. That's like 4 post before yours. Pretty sure everyone here knows that TexAgs pumps them as an advertiser….. as they should. It's Merica.
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maroon barchetta said:

TyHolden said:

If you're not marketing on Texags, you're missing out on the billions of subscribers. Fargo's is literally ranked the best bbq in Texas because of OB and Texags.


Gen X and older, sure.

Millennials and Zoomers, not so much. Especially Zoomers. None of the current students I know care anything about TexAgs.

They need to solve that.


Texags fortnite skin?
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FlyRod
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La Carreta reopening in early January (according to Rusty Surette).
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FlyRod said:

La Carreta reopening in early January (according to Rusty Surette).
It's on their Facebook page. Like Jan 5?
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