BCS Coming & Going: Retail, Restaurants, Businesses, etc (2024)

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Captn_Ag05 said:

Maybe a potential location for that whacked weiners place.

A post Northgate hot dog?

James Coney Island was where Taco Bell is now. It closed many years ago but I don't remember why.
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Captn_Ag05 said:

The former IHOP location near Northgate is actively being marketed for a new tenant. I fully expected that IHOP left this location because there were plans to tear it down and build another mid-rise. So, I am surprised to see this.





At least according to the plan, IHOP building isn't being touched. Traffic and parking would be a ***** during construction. A restaurant going in could have a nice built in customer base when it is finished. Although they could just as easily have a lot of competition with 13 potential restaurant locations. I'm sure many of those restaurant/retail locations will be retail.

Maybe being next to a hotel, it needs to be a Denny's instead of an IHOP.

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Any news on Popstroke? I don't think work has even started, so the Fall 2024 date doesn't seem to be realistic.
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Captn_Ag05 said:

Maybe a potential location for that whacked weiners place.

A post Northgate hot dog?

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This is what the Drury hotel is supposed to look like. They expect to be open by April 2025.
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SIAP but lots of dirt work going at the former cow pasture, NW corner of Victoria & Fitch (by the high school). More apartments?
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BiochemAg97 said:


Although they could just as easily have a lot of competition with 13 potential restaurant locations. I'm sure many of those restaurant/retail locations will be retail.



Pretty sure that plan is like a decade old at this point.
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Construction on Bubba's 33 is set to start in August and be completed by late January.
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Varsity Grillhouse is now open.
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I forget the name on the menu but I got the ribeye pasta and it was quite good. Queso is good not great but there's a sampler appetizer that has a bunch of yummy stuff including their house sauce that is borderline drinkable. Real dang good
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How is their bar?
Tom Hooper '82,'84,'86---- College Station, Texas
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Much smaller than I expected, especially given the name of the restaurant. I think there are two or three TVs in the whole restaurant
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The most important question!
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Crawdaddy said:

Much smaller than I expected, especially given the name of the restaurant. I think there are two or three TVs in the whole restaurant
that needs to be rectified....
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Crawdaddy said:

Much smaller than I expected, especially given the name of the restaurant. I think there are two or three TVs in the whole restaurant
Yeah that is pretty bad relative to Walk-ons and Twin Peaks for sure.
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I heard they're pretty proud of their food
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TyHolden said:

Crawdaddy said:

Much smaller than I expected, especially given the name of the restaurant. I think there are two or three TVs in the whole restaurant
that needs to be rectified....


I don't think they are trying to compete with sports bars. Despite the name. Going for more of a mid to high end dining vibe.
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Tailgate88 said:

TyHolden said:

Crawdaddy said:

Much smaller than I expected, especially given the name of the restaurant. I think there are two or three TVs in the whole restaurant
that needs to be rectified....


I don't think they are trying to compete with sports bars. Despite the name. Going for more of a mid to high end dining vibe.


"I heard they're pretty proud of their food."

This makes perfect sense then.
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The menu online doesn't look upscale at all. It looks very casual/common. Also the concept/colors and menu very much have a vibe like The League in Hill Country Galleria.
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Thisguy1 said:

I heard they're pretty proud of their food


I didn't think the prices looked outrageous. They are in line with Marfa, Urban Table, Solt which is the vibe I think they are going for.
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Yeah once you realize it's not a sports bar then charge whatever you want and call it upscale.

I think most people thought it was going to be a sports bar along the likes of Walk-ons which doesn't seem near the case, despite the name.
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Their prices aren't much more than Walk-Ons though.
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Maybe we just need a JV Grillhouse to open nextdoor for when people realize it isn't what they thought.
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Thisguy1 said:

Maybe we just need a JV Grillhouse to open nextdoor for when people realize it isn't what they thought.


That's the sports bar for all the benchwarmers who were never going to play Varsity but really like to watch the game.
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Varsity Grillhouse - Club seats at Olsen

JV Grillhouse - Section 203
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An upscale sports bar is what we don't really have. That might be the putt-putt place at Century Square though. The one in Katy certainly is.
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Wife and I are going to try it out this evening. It's just right around the corner from my house. Don't even have to get on the freeway. I'll let you know.

Oh and I'll let you know if it lives up to the: Varsity Grillhouse---Club Seats at Olsen.
Tom Hooper '82,'84,'86---- College Station, Texas
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Classic Aggieland board

Get excited about a place opening

Immediately compare it to other restaurants it is not trying to emulate and run it down for not being those restaurants. And mostly without having stepped foot in the building yet.

I want to be surprised…
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trouble said:

Their prices aren't much more than Walk-Ons though.


Varsity and Walk Ons do not play in the same league in any way: food/drink variety and selection, atmosphere, taste, etc.

I want Varsity to make it - cool build out, right around the corner from my house, small business owners, but they have their work cut out for them to be able to 'play on Friday nights.' IMO
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Walk-Ons on Friday night is the stuff of my nightmares. I don't think varsity is even trying for the same vibe.

My answer was mostly in regards to their pricing being less than upscale and closer to Walk-Ons
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I stopped going to Walkons when they changed the dressing on my favorite salad, Zydeco. Nothing else there I was wild about.

Can't wait to try Varsity. Need more restaurants like this in South CS. Don't alway feel like driving to campus or Bryan.
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trouble said:

Walk-Ons on Friday night is the stuff of my nightmares. I don't think varsity is even trying for the same vibe.

My answer was mostly in regards to their pricing being less than upscale and closer to Walk-Ons


Do I understand that you only talk about the pricing because you have only looked at their menu/prices from website but not actually visited and eaten at the establishment?
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No, I haven't been. I'm not sure why this is an issue for you. I started by replying to someone who said they were "really proud of their food". That's the entire conversation we were having.

They've only been open a few days and shockingly,I had plans. It's on my list to try in the next couple weeks.
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Thisguy1 said:

I heard they're pretty proud of their food


Have you actually been there or "just heard" about the food?
Thisguy1
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Nope, I really did just hear it was pricey. Look how far we've come since then.
 
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