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    Re: What are they building??

    Flame & Skewer is still there with the Gyros. The theater is still there (it's a low cost, second run type now). Sears is gone. I don't go there often, so I'm not sure what other changes are inside. If I'm there it's usually just to JC Penney's.



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    Re: What are they building??

    Quote Originally Posted by ImJustKCClone View Post
    Flame & Skewer is still there with the Gyros. The theater is still there (it's a low cost, second run type now). Sears is gone. I don't go there often, so I'm not sure what other changes are inside. If I'm there it's usually just to JC Penney's.
    It's supposed to be closing if not already. They didn't want to upgrade their movie equipment since it wasn't cost effective.
    http://www.iowastatedaily.com/news/a...a4bcf887a.html





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    Re: What are they building??

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    It was. Both places you mentioned have been gone a long, long time.
    I've told revkah about Ruttles, for example, but I don't think she ever got to eat there. I think it was gone before she ever really saw Ames, and we were here in 2001.
    I worked at Ruttles in 2001, so it was open after that. I think it closed sometime when I was in college, so before 2005.



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    Re: What are they building??

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    You're bringing back all sorts of feels. I remember my dad used to work at Sears and we'd meet him for lunch at Super Spud sometimes. I also spent way too much money in both the arcade down by where the theater is/was (is that closed yet?) and the one where Strawberry Patch is.
    Quote Originally Posted by ImJustKCClone View Post
    Flame & Skewer is still there with the Gyros. The theater is still there (it's a low cost, second run type now). Sears is gone. I don't go there often, so I'm not sure what other changes are inside. If I'm there it's usually just to JC Penney's.
    Quote Originally Posted by cyrevkah View Post
    It's supposed to be closing if not already. They didn't want to upgrade their movie equipment since it wasn't cost effective.
    http://www.iowastatedaily.com/news/a...a4bcf887a.html
    It's closed and has been for a couple months now.



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    Re: What are they building??

    Quote Originally Posted by ImJustKCClone View Post
    Flame & Skewer is still there with the Gyros. The theater is still there (it's a low cost, second run type now). Sears is gone. I don't go there often, so I'm not sure what other changes are inside. If I'm there it's usually just to JC Penney's.
    The theater closed, not worth it to upgrade to digital projectors (not enough profit in second-run movies to justify it apparently) and sign another long-term lease with the mall. Will be interesting to see what if anything happens with that space. They brought Kohls, TJMAXX, and other stores in but then lost the movie theater so that was kind of a bummer.


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    Re: What are they building??

    RIP Dollar theater?



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    Re: What are they building??

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    It's closed and has been for a couple months now.
    Quote Originally Posted by cyclone87 View Post
    The theater closed, not worth it to upgrade to digital projectors (not enough profit in second-run movies to justify it apparently) and sign another long-term lease with the mall. Will be interesting to see what if anything happens with that space. They brought Kohls, TJMAXX, and other stores in but then lost the movie theater so that was kind of a bummer.
    Yeah...like I said, I don't get there much any more. :)



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    Re: What are they building??

    It's scary to think of how many memories I have from college revolve around restaurants, especially since I was so poor, I barely ever ate out.

    Burger King on Lincoln Way (bottomless coke and late night cram sessions), Do Biz on Welch, Cafe Beaudelaire (learned to salsa dance late one Saturday...well, white-guy salsa dance...is that still there and any good?), Little Taipei, Mandarin, Hardees on Duff, Happy Joes, Ruttles, Perkins, pizza pit (xlarge pizza for like $4 or something)

    How I was only 175lbs when I graduated, I'll never know.



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    Re: What are they building??

    Quote Originally Posted by coolerifyoudid View Post
    It's scary to think of how many memories I have from college revolve around restaurants, especially since I was so poor, I barely ever ate out.

    Burger King on Lincoln Way (bottomless coke and late night cram sessions), Do Biz on Welch, Cafe Beaudelaire (learned to salsa dance late one Saturday...well, white-guy salsa dance...is that still there and any good?), Little Taipei, Mandarin, Hardees on Duff, Happy Joes, Ruttles, Perkins, pizza pit (xlarge pizza for like $4 or something)

    How I was only 175lbs when I graduated, I'll never know.
    Yea, Cafe B is still there and still great!



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    Re: What are they building??

    Bet it wasn't so great yesterday... ;)



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    Re: What are they building??

    Quote Originally Posted by ImJustKCClone View Post
    Bet it wasn't so great yesterday... ;)
    Yea the Soccer crowds fill up capacity pretty quick (and poor Brazil, that was brutal)


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    Re: What are they building??

    We had a whole bunch of Brazilians working for us when they last won it...they were listening to it at work, and the day after Brazil took it all, there was so much bottle flu we were reduced to one or two staff. They were still hungover a couple of days later. If it was like that when they won, I can't imagine what it must have been after they lost yesterday.



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    Re: What are they building??

    Quote Originally Posted by coolerifyoudid View Post
    Burger King on Lincoln Way (bottomless coke and late night cram sessions), Do Biz on Welch, Cafe Beaudelaire (learned to salsa dance late one Saturday...well, white-guy salsa dance...is that still there and any good?), Little Taipei, Mandarin, Hardees on Duff, Happy Joes, Ruttles, Perkins, pizza pit (xlarge pizza for like $4 or something)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ImJustKCClone View Post
    We had a whole bunch of Brazilians working for us when they last won it...they were listening to it at work, and the day after Brazil took it all, there was so much bottle flu we were reduced to one or two staff. They were still hungover a couple of days later. If it was like that when they won, I can't imagine what it must have been after they lost yesterday.

    How many was it...a whole bunch, or brazilians?

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    I s'pose! There were seven or eight, plus a couple of Columbians and one or two from Uruguay or Paraguay (don't remember which) that were Brazilian supporters (or just liked to celebrate with them!). We were VERY South American for a couple of years.



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