The Old Happy Joes Location

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  1. clonefreek

    clonefreek Member

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    I drove down Duff the other day and saw that they were moving a lot of dirt in that location. Anyone know what they are building?
     
  2. Wesley

    Wesley Well-Known Member

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    Probably a bank outlet.:rolleyes:
     
  3. redrocker

    redrocker Well-Known Member

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    Another Auto Parts Store
     
  4. redrocker

    redrocker Well-Known Member

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    Or more Apartments
     
  5. ribsnwhiskey

    ribsnwhiskey Well-Known Member

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  6. clonefreek

    clonefreek Member

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    I hope its another Mcdonalds that also sells auto parts. i think that would be a hit
     
  7. IcSyU

    IcSyU Well-Known Member

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    Another strip mall. A stop light must be going in since the plans say controlled intersection. The idiots who designed the Walmart entrance should've put a light in when Walmart opened instead of 3 years later since people turn across the traffic and get -t-boned or rear-ended about once a week even though it says no left turn. :skeptical:
     
  8. A-town Cy

    A-town Cy Well-Known Member

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    I wanted to open a bait shop and liquor store but couldn't afford the old man's price tag.
     
  11. CycloneErik

    CycloneErik Well-Known Member

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    Auto Parts Apartments, with a Subway franchise.
    A little something for everybody.
     
  12. k123

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    As of 2013 they were going to do a traffic study (link below) to consolidate the accesses along there instead of the many driveways and narrow lots/shallow driveways they had before. Looks like 551 (Happy Joe's) and 705 (Quality Motors) have been re-platted by Hunzilker into one property as per the advertised land above.

    http://www.cityofames.org/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=13170

    The existing right-in/right-out at Walmart was definitely "pass the buck"/wishful thinking.

    Can't tell from Hunziker brochure how this would impact the Walmart on the other side since is across from Enterprise, and where to line up...is the new driveway for this site is more across from old O'Malley McGees?

    http://www.cityofames.org/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=17598
    Pgs 10-12 of these Council minutes talk about a new signal and median...pg 12 moved forward with signal but they need to agree how to get access along there via frontage road and multiple property owners for Hunziker property, Enterprise, Texa$ Roadhouse and old movie theater.
     
  13. khaal53

    khaal53 Well-Known Member

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    I love Ames, but Duff has been a disaster for a long, long time. Yet, it is only getting worse.
     
  14. Cyclones_R_GR8

    Cyclones_R_GR8 Well-Known Member

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    There are quite a few in Omaha (it started here). They do make a pretty good Philly
     
  15. cyclone87

    cyclone87 Well-Known Member

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    #15 cyclone87, Jul 22, 2014
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    They voted to move forward with the new signalized intersection and median at a recent meeting, some business owners are dead-set against the idea (mostly the owner of the Texas Roadhouse and Autozone Development site since it woukd limit his access off of Duff but he would also have full access off of S 5th)and the council was pretty divided but it passed in the end.
     
  16. mtowncyclone13

    mtowncyclone13 Well-Known Member

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    Any drawings of the new road/intersection?
     
  17. EYEoftheSTORM

    EYEoftheSTORM Well-Known Member

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    I am completely ok with this.. Texas Roadhouse blows anyways. I have never had a good entree there anytime I have went, and have tried it about 6-7 times. I have given up on them.
     
  18. wonkadog

    wonkadog Well-Known Member

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    Kind of the opposite with me. I always brace myself for prices being a bit high and not the best food but when I leave I always feel like I've gotten a really good value for the money I spent.
     
  19. cytown

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    Those rolls and the butter. Give me about 25 of those and 4 beers. I'd be set.
     
  20. ImJustKCClone

    ImJustKCClone Well-Known Member

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    ...in the trees...
    Are the mattresses upstairs, or in a semi trailer in the parking lot?
     

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