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    Just drove by campus town

    And wow, they are tearing everything down it seems. Kingland Systems seems to be taking over, and I for one am not very happy about it. I know they are probably going to employ a few people but I hope campus town doesn't turn into a business district. Also I do think campus town needs a ton of renovations, I wish the business owners would take action on this. It has the potential to be really nice.



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    Re: Just drove by campus town

    Quote Originally Posted by TranCytive View Post
    And wow, they are tearing everything down it seems. Kingland Systems seems to be taking over, and I for one am not very happy about it. I know they are probably going to employ a few people but I hope campus town doesn't turn into a business district. Also I do think campus town needs a ton of renovations, I wish the business owners would take action on this. It has the potential to be really nice.

    It will look even worse when they take it all the way to the corner of Welch.



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    Re: Just drove by campus town

    Was just taking to my roommates about this the other day. It's embarrassing. I want to go to the bars but it's not that enjoyable because their pretty bad compared to other college campustowns. I'm 22 and still rather go to house parties if their nice.



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    Re: Just drove by campus town

    I'm 22 and was house partied out by the time I was 19. But the bars do suck in campus town



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    Re: Just drove by campus town

    Hopefully, there will be some good retail establishments on the first floor of the new building.



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    Re: Just drove by campus town

    It has baffled me that Kingland didn't decide to move out of Campustown when they decided they needed new offices. They are only taking away business from potential restaurants, bars and stores specifically geared towards students.



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    Re: Just drove by campus town

    thanks to kingland there is no campus town now



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    Re: Just drove by campus town

    You guys all prefer campustown remain a **** hole? At least Kingland is doing something. They are an Iowa company started by ISU grads and employ ISU students and they are expanding and thats a bad thing?



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    Re: Just drove by campus town

    Kingland Systems have nothing to do with the bars in campustown sucking.



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    Re: Just drove by campus town

    What would be awesome is if they made Welch Ave a pedestrian street from Lincoln Way to Pizza Pit


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    Re: Just drove by campus town

    Quote Originally Posted by ribsnwhiskey View Post
    You guys all prefer campustown remain a **** hole? At least Kingland is doing something. They are an Iowa company started by ISU grads and employ ISU students and they are expanding and thats a bad thing?
    I prefer campus town be a place for students to have fun with bars, food, coffee houses etc (like it was).

    Good for Kingland, if they want a big office there are plenty of places besides campus town they could have located. The ISU research park would have been a great place for them. They could have built as big as they wanted, just like Webfilings is.



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    Re: Just drove by campus town

    The whole first floor of the new building will be retail... No one seems to get that.

    There will be as much if not more retail space in the brand new building than there was in the old dumps there.

    This is a major improvement for Campustown. If you have been to literally any other major college town anywhere, their bar district is significantly better than ours. I bet even BYU has a better bar district.



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    Re: Just drove by campus town

    Quote Originally Posted by isufbcurt View Post
    I prefer campus town be a place for students to have fun with bars, food, coffee houses etc (like it was).

    Good for Kingland, if they want a big office there are plenty of places besides campus town they could have located. The ISU research park would have been a great place for them. They could have built as big as they wanted, just like Webfilings is.
    There are no less bars now than there were a year ago in campustown.



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    Re: Just drove by campus town

    Here are the renderings from their website. It looks like there is a lot of room for other businesses on the first floor, and that they are moving their operations to the second and third floor. Looks like it could be a great thing for Campustown.

    http://www.kingland.com/our-company/...ry/thumbnails/



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    Re: Just drove by campus town

    Quote Originally Posted by CyFan61 View Post
    The whole first floor of the new building will be retail... No one seems to get that.

    There will be as much if not more retail space in the brand new building than there was in the old dumps there.

    This is a major improvement for Campustown. If you have been to literally any other major college town anywhere, their bar district is significantly better than ours. I bet even BYU has a better bar district.
    I would say honestly that we are better than Ohio State's only because you HAVE to have someone drive or take a taxi to get to the bars from anywhere near campus. Their bar scene is a couple miles away minimum.


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