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    South Duff new building (and yes more BWW info)

    My city contact has told me the new building in front of Target will house a BWW, a Smashburger, a small italian place, and the US Cellular office currently next door.

    Personally I think that traffic will be a nightmare, they shouldn't have allowed cars to turn off Duff, they should have routed them via 4th St. to Target then back to the new building.

    Also, interestingly enough, there was almost a done deal pre-flood that the bowling alley, Enterprise, and Happy Joes were going to sell and have a Home Depot built in that location. The only hold up was Hank at Happy Joes, and him wanting to keep the business there.



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    Re: South Duff new building (and yes more BWW info)

    Why do people continue to build in an area that floods twice every 10 years and severely once every 20?


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    Re: South Duff new building (and yes more BWW info)

    The Home Depot rumor has been around for about 3 years now. After this last flood I have hard time believing it would ever be approved...



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    Re: South Duff new building (and yes more BWW info)

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    The Home Depot rumor has been around for about 3 years now. After this last flood I have hard time believing it would ever be approved...
    I never heard about the Home Depot rumor, I heard a lot about Menards being close to Dayton/30.



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    Re: South Duff new building (and yes more BWW info)

    Quote Originally Posted by CyinCo View Post
    Why do people continue to build in an area that floods twice every 10 years and severely once every 20?
    The new buidings are built up enough that they aren't damaged by the big floods. Even Best Buy and Borders didn't get a ton of damage. Neither did Qdoba or Wendys.

    I'd like to hear if the Home Depot is still on now that Happy Joes is finished. It would be a nice spot for it. I'd rather see a Kohls there, but whatever.

    As far as the new building, is there really enough space for FOUR businesses? Guess I thought it was two things going in there. Going to be a small BWW.



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    Quote Originally Posted by JP4CY View Post
    I never heard about the Home Depot rumor, I heard a lot about Menards being close to Dayton/30.
    Home Depot rumors started at about the same time Menard's approached the City/County to try and go in at the SW corner of Dayton and 30.



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    Re: South Duff new building (and yes more BWW info)

    Quote Originally Posted by JP4CY View Post
    My city contact has told me the new building in front of Target will house a BWW, a Smashburger, a small italian place, and the US Cellular office currently next door.

    Personally I think that traffic will be a nightmare, they shouldn't have allowed cars to turn off Duff, they should have routed them via 4th St. to Target then back to the new building.

    Also, interestingly enough, there was almost a done deal pre-flood that the bowling alley, Enterprise, and Happy Joes were going to sell and have a Home Depot built in that location. The only hold up was Hank at Happy Joes, and him wanting to keep the business there.
    Traffic on that street is already a nightmare, adding more businesses that draw major traffic is only going to cause more congestion and frustration. On the plus side I'm happy to see that businesses want to be here.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Frak View Post
    The new buidings are built up enough that they aren't damaged by the big floods. Even Best Buy and Borders didn't get a ton of damage. Neither did Qdoba or Wendys.

    I'd like to hear if the Home Depot is still on now that Happy Joes is finished. It would be a nice spot for it. I'd rather see a Kohls there, but whatever.

    As far as the new building, is there really enough space for FOUR businesses? Guess I thought it was two things going in there. Going to be a small BWW.
    That would be a horrible location for Home Depot...HORRIBLE. When you build up the floodplain, the water that used to be displaced in that area is pushed into other areas. The effects of building up 5 to 10 acres for Home Depot both up stream and down would be pretty great...



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    Re: South Duff new building (and yes more BWW info)

    Quote Originally Posted by CyinCo View Post
    Why do people continue to build in an area that floods twice every 10 years and severely once every 20?
    It's not like the city is losing anything, businesses that want to build there are the ones taking the risk. If businesses want to build there knowing that there is a possibility of flooding, I see no problem with it.



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    Re: South Duff new building (and yes more BWW info)

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    That would be a horrible location for Home Depot...HORRIBLE. When you build up the floodplain, the water that used to be displaced in that area is pushed into other areas. The effects of building up 5 to 10 acres for Home Depot both up stream and down would be pretty great...
    I agree. Much better location would be somewhere toward the edge of town.


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    Re: South Duff new building (and yes more BWW info)

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    Home Depot rumors started at about the same time Menard's approached the City/County to try and go in at the SW corner of Dayton and 30.
    I don't understand why large stores don't start to go out to Dayton. The access is much better now that they fixed that whole area. And also with S 18th surfaced, it should be a no brainer move rather than trying to fit into an already over crowded Duff.



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    Re: South Duff new building (and yes more BWW info)

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    Home Depot rumors started at about the same time Menard's approached the City/County to try and go in at the SW corner of Dayton and 30.
    I would MUCH rather have a Menards than a Home Depot. Home Depot = Crappy version of Lowes.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Clonehomer View Post
    I don't understand why large stores don't start to go out to Dayton. The access is much better now that they fixed that whole area. And also with S 18th surfaced, it should be a no brainer move rather than trying to fit into an already over crowded Duff.
    I think that is floodville too. I think the Wheelock family owns that corner that Theissens is on and saw them moving some dirt there months back, don't know why.



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    Re: South Duff new building (and yes more BWW info)

    I heard a rumor about a new mall being built off I35.



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    Re: South Duff new building (and yes more BWW info)

    Smashburger would be awesome in Ames. I may get that for lunch today.



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