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    Re: Food options in Campustown...

    Quote Originally Posted by CysRage View Post
    I find that very hard to believe unless you are talking about when the drinking age was 18 then maybe this is true.
    No, he/she is correct. 10-15 years ago there used to be lines at 3 or 4 different bars every weekend. Campus town was a bustling place. I've often wondered what the downturn is due to.



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    Re: Food options in Campustown...

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyhart View Post
    No, he/she is correct. 10-15 years ago there used to be lines at 3 or 4 different bars every weekend. Campus town was a bustling place. I've often wondered what the downturn is due to.
    Wow! 3 or 4 different bars! Talk about bustling.

    /sarcasm

    That's a pretty average weekend nowadays.



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    Re: Food options in Campustown...

    Quote Originally Posted by WhatchaGonnaDo View Post
    Wow! 3 or 4 different bars! Talk about bustling.

    /sarcasm

    That's a pretty average weekend nowadays.
    So it picked back up? That's good. I haven't been around campus town lately. Just a few years ago it took Veishea or a home football game to get any lines at the bars.



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    Re: Food options in Campustown...

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyhart View Post
    So it picked back up? That's good. I haven't been around campus town lately. Just a few years ago it took Veishea or a home football game to get any lines at the bars.
    Any given weekend there will be lines at AJ's, Mickey's, Paddy's/Sips almost guaranteed. Cy's is always busy too, but I rarely go there. Yokes got screwed by the Kingland stuff and they don't seem to be doing very well in their new location. If they can get their **** together with some tuneups over the summer it could be good too.



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    Re: Food options in Campustown...

    Quote Originally Posted by WhatchaGonnaDo View Post
    Any given weekend there will be lines at AJ's, Mickey's, Paddy's/Sips almost guaranteed. Cy's is always busy too, but I rarely go there. Yokes got screwed by the Kingland stuff and they don't seem to be doing very well in their new location. If they can get their **** together with some tuneups over the summer it could be good too.
    Where did Yokes move to?



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    Re: Food options in Campustown...

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    Where did Yokes move to?
    old ajs


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    Re: Food options in Campustown...

    Quote Originally Posted by WhatchaGonnaDo View Post
    Any given weekend there will be lines at AJ's, Mickey's, Paddy's/Sips almost guaranteed. Cy's is always busy too, but I rarely go there. Yokes got screwed by the Kingland stuff and they don't seem to be doing very well in their new location. If they can get their **** together with some tuneups over the summer it could be good too.
    How did they get screwed? Redevelopment has been talked well before they opened. They knew exactly what they were getting into.



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    Re: Food options in Campustown...

    Quote Originally Posted by ribsnwhiskey View Post
    How did they get screwed? Redevelopment has been talked well before they opened. They knew exactly what they were getting into.
    I heard they got outbid by AJ's for that spot on the corner of Stanton and Chamberlain. So they ended up in the old AJ's spot and they kind of scrambled to get things set up. Just didn't transition well, I don't think.



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    Re: Food options in Campustown...

    Quote Originally Posted by WhatchaGonnaDo View Post
    I heard they got outbid by AJ's for that spot on the corner of Stanton and Chamberlain. So they ended up in the old AJ's spot and they kind of scrambled to get things set up. Just didn't transition well, I don't think.
    That block is the next that needs to go. If they can survive, they'll have a lot of good options once the new buildings are complete.



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    Re: Food options in Campustown...

    So the bars are just gradually being moved down the street in the name of progress?


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    Re: Food options in Campustown...

    One thing I'm sure of, with 30k+ enrollment, there are going to be places where students can drink. That's a lot of money out there for the taking. Competition isn't great either. If someone opens a kick-*** bar that is halfway nice, they're going to make a lot of bank.



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    Re: Food options in Campustown...

    Quote Originally Posted by WhatchaGonnaDo View Post
    I heard they got outbid by AJ's for that spot on the corner of Stanton and Chamberlain. So they ended up in the old AJ's spot and they kind of scrambled to get things set up. Just didn't transition well, I don't think.
    not true.

    and bar attendance has had a steadily decline the past few years. Seems to be picking up some though. When I first turned twenty one there'd be lines Thursday, Friday and Saturday. And mickeys on Wednesday as well.



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    Re: Food options in Campustown...

    Quote Originally Posted by CyDude16 View Post
    not true.

    and bar attendance has had a steadily decline the past few years. Seems to be picking up some though. When I first turned twenty one there'd be lines Thursday, Friday and Saturday. And mickeys on Wednesday as well.
    Care to enlighten us then?



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    Re: Food options in Campustown...

    Quote Originally Posted by JSmoove View Post
    Care to enlighten us then?
    Ajs was forced from their old location, hence that spot opening up. But I will admit yokes did seem to rush to open up, I'd say what they did with it is nicer than what old ajs had. Multiple bar restaurants such as brothers looked into the Stanton/chamberlain location but decided against it because it's an awful investment with property tax/asking price, etc.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    So the bars are just gradually being moved down the street in the name of progress?
    Basically.



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