What are they building??

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  1. clonefreek

    clonefreek Member

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    I have been gone for two weeks so sorry if this has already been answered. I got back into town yesterday after being gone and I saw that they had broken ground on something next to the Kum & Go on Mortensen in Ames. Anyone know what this is going to be?
     
  2. CyFan61

    CyFan61 Well-Known Member

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    A new hotel is going out there - is that what you saw?
     
  3. clonefreek

    clonefreek Member

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    That must of been it, thats a pretty tight fit for a hotel though.
     
  4. CornFedIABoy

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    A residence hall for Dickson Jensen's All Iowa Attack Basketball Academy?
     
  5. Freebird

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    There seems to be an AAU tourney out there almost every weekend. That place will do well. I am hoping for one more fast food option to open up out there. Something with a drive thru. Like a Popeye's or something.
     
  6. clonefreek

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    Yeah I was hoping it was going to be a Raising Canes or Chik-Fil-A
     
  7. 3TrueFans

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    I hope it's a bank or an auto parts store.
     
  8. Freebird

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    Never really been a huge Chik-Fil-A fan but I would take it over nothing. A Sonic would work too. Then there would be a breakfast option as well. I have to believe with all the families out in town for AAU sports that a chain fast food place would make an absolute killing.
     
  9. CycloneErik

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    Can it be both? It would help me conveniently finance my auto parts.
     
  10. cyclone87

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    Its a new hotel. Have to think that a fast food place will eventually open out there. That northwest corner of the intersection of mortensen and South Dakota would be prime development land if Kum and Go hadn't bought it (for 3+ mill) seemingly out of fear of a competing gas station being part of any new development.
     
  11. CyFan61

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    Prime spot for a Hardee's I think. Surprised that hasn't made it to Ames yet.
     
  12. 00clone

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    Mercedes or BMW? Gotta be one of those two.
     
  13. CycloneErik

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    Used to be 3 of them, 20 years ago:
    1. South Duff (where Panera is)
    2. Mall (where Jimmy John's is, but more space)
    3. Campustown (around Battles)
     
  14. Frak

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  15. ribsnwhiskey

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    Hardee's made it to Ames a long time ago, and then made it's way out sometime in the late 90s.
     
  16. IcSyU

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    West Ames would be an awful place in Ames for Hardees. Overpriced burgers in a market dominated by college students where land acquisition costs are out of this world? That's got bankruptcy written all over it.
     
  17. Buster28

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    Actually, the mall Hardees was on the empty corner next to TJ Maxx on the south end of the main building. A Diamond Dave's was in there for a while and it may have been a random bar after that, but it's been empty now for years. Where Jimmy John's is now used to be Baskin Robins a looong time ago. And the space across the way from them with the day spa and Cookies Etc used to have two first-run movie theaters.
     
  18. CycloneErik

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    I was concerned that Diamond Dave's was so long ago that no one would remember it, then I moved Jimmy John's for no reason after that.
     
  19. IcSyU

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    Thank God you don't have a history degree or anything or that would be a real shot to your credibility.
     
  20. CycloneErik

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    I think we both know that was shot years ago, just like the Archduke.
     

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