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    Re: What are they building??

    Quote Originally Posted by Buster28 View Post
    The big reduction in locations happened around '96-'97, I think. But I want to say that the North Grand spot closed before then, perhaps early 90s? I was in northern California from '85-'95, so I wasn't here to see what happened when at that point. When I was a kid, we'd go to that Hardees once in a while and I always insisted we sat in the train that went down the main aisle of the place. The location where Panera is now had airplanes to sit in, I believe.
    NG had a Train.
    S Duff had a single plane, it was pretty big. Could sit in the wings, or cockpit.
    Campus town had a sunk in hippie weed lounge.


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    Re: What are they building??

    Quote Originally Posted by VTXCyRyD View Post
    Maybe a new Mexican or Chinese restaurant
    Actually that would be kind of awesome, I'd take any new restaurants.




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    Re: What are they building??

    How about a Chinese-Mexican Restaurant that has checking accounts and sells mattresses and auto parts on the side?


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    Re: What are they building??

    Quote Originally Posted by Frak View Post
    My Ames history only goes back to 2010. College town, after all. Some of my friends thought I was old for remembering the Taco Bell on Lincoln Way where the Dunkin Donuts is now.



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    Re: What are they building??

    Now I'm craving Hardee's



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    Re: What are they building??

    Quote Originally Posted by NATEizKING View Post
    Now I'm craving Hardee's

    Go over to the no salt or soda thread...all the hippies over there will browbeat you into submission.






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    Re: What are they building??

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    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.
    "Overpriced" food is pretty common fare now for college students - i.e. Fighting Burrito and the other fast casual types of places. Hardee's doesn't really evoke that same sense, but something like a Five Guys would still make a killing in Ames (not West Ames though, that is true).



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    Re: What are they building??

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCyclones2015 View Post
    How about a Chinese-Mexican Restaurant that has checking accounts and sells mattresses and auto parts on the side?
    Also Pay Day Loans, Rent to Own, and one of those places where you can get your fingernails and toenails trimmed and painted!


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    Re: What are they building??

    Quote Originally Posted by CyFan61 View Post
    My Ames history only goes back to 2010. College town, after all. Some of my friends thought I was old for remembering the Taco Bell on Lincoln Way where the Dunkin Donuts is now.
    If you really want to blow their minds you should tell them their used to be a chick-fil-a in the MU



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    Quote Originally Posted by longtimeclone View Post
    If you really want to blow their minds you should tell them their used to be a chick-fil-a in the MU

    That place got a LOT of my money in the fall 2000 semester.





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    Re: What are they building??

    Quote Originally Posted by Buster28 View Post
    The big reduction in locations happened around '96-'97, I think. But I want to say that the North Grand spot closed before then, perhaps early 90s? I was in northern California from '85-'95, so I wasn't here to see what happened when at that point. When I was a kid, we'd go to that Hardees once in a while and I always insisted we sat in the train that went down the main aisle of the place. The location where Panera is now had airplanes to sit in, I believe.
    NG was open through 94 or so; I worked there PT while I was a single parent, in 92/93. Growing boys in sports need new shoes/cleats 3+ times a year, plus they both wanted to go to church camp in the summer. :) The extra I made there helped accomplish that.



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    Re: What are they building??

    Quote Originally Posted by NATEizKING View Post
    Now I'm craving Hardee's
    FRISCO BURGER FTW!!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCyclones2015 View Post
    How about a Chinese-Mexican Restaurant that has checking accounts and sells mattresses and auto parts on the side?
    Change checking accounts to a less obsolete form of financing and it's brilliant!


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    Quote Originally Posted by ImJustKCClone View Post
    FRISCO BURGER FTW!!!
    I do love the Frisco, I was disappointed by the new Western BBQ thinger because I love BK's rodeo cheeseburgers, I thought it'd be better but it just wasn't that good.



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    Re: What are they building??

    Quote Originally Posted by CyFan61 View Post
    My Ames history only goes back to 2010. College town, after all. Some of my friends thought I was old for remembering the Taco Bell on Lincoln Way where the Dunkin Donuts is now.
    Well, I remember when that used to be a Felix and Oscar's pizza ground level and a bar below that. They made a mean "what's blitz" beverage, with a deposit on the glass.



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