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    Papa's Corner is open

    Went in there last night with some friends. They didn't have any specials, and the manager didn't know what, if any, specials they will have. Wells were $3, and they were the shorter glasses you see at nicer bars, not like Capone's style. Draws were $1.75 in regular size pilsner glasses. Sounds like they are banking most of thier business on the restaurant, although the menu was pretty simple. I was wondering what they are going to do about FAC, since they want to have a normal restaurant during the early evening. I'm kinda wary about this place still, I guess we'll have to see what happens.



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    Re: Papa's Corner is open

    I will pimp just a little, my band Fat Andy is playing there March 29th.

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    Re: Papa's Corner is open

    A friend of mine said that one of the owner's came into his business class to talk about their plan, and said there would be no specials of any kind, and almost made it sound like they marketing it away from the broke college kid, and more towards the older set. He said either the upstairs or lumpy's would be turned into a sophisticate jazz bar at some point. The only redeeming point is the fact that they have a stage, so it sounds like (as the guy posted above me) there will be some good music, but if your paying out your *** for drinks, I don't know who is going to come? Sounds like business suicide to me, and another example of the Ames community trying to shove an unwanted change down Campustown's throat.


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    Re: Papa's Corner is open

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    A friend of mine said that one of the owner's came into his business class to talk about their plan, and said there would be no specials of any kind, and almost made it sound like they marketing it away from the broke college kid, and more towards the older set. He said either the upstairs or lumpy's would be turned into a sophisticate jazz bar at some point. The only redeeming point is the fact that they have a stage, so it sounds like (as the guy posted above me) there will be some good music, but if your paying out your *** for drinks, I don't know who is going to come? Sounds like business suicide to me, and another example of the Ames community trying to shove an unwanted change down Campustown's throat.

    I understand there may be a need for that in Ames, but why campustown? Doesn't make alot of sense to me...



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    Re: Papa's Corner is open

    agreed.... the high priced drinks is not going to fly in Ames. Not a good business move imo



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    Re: Papa's Corner is open

    Is the food good, or at least cheap? What's on the menu?



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    Re: Papa's Corner is open

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    A friend of mine said that one of the owner's came into his business class to talk about their plan, and said there would be no specials of any kind, and almost made it sound like they marketing it away from the broke college kid, and more towards the older set. He said either the upstairs or lumpy's would be turned into a sophisticate jazz bar at some point. The only redeeming point is the fact that they have a stage, so it sounds like (as the guy posted above me) there will be some good music, but if your paying out your *** for drinks, I don't know who is going to come? Sounds like business suicide to me, and another example of the Ames community trying to shove an unwanted change down Campustown's throat.
    If you think $1.75 for draws is high, you're going to cry when/if you go out in large metro's like Minny or KC and don't even think of ordering a beer at Wrigley...

    Where is this located/what did this bar used to be?



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    Re: Papa's Corner is open

    I would guess that they will end up at some point or another having drink specials from time to time. You simply can't have a bar in that location that doesn't cater to the college kids. It would be like putting a McDonalds next door to the PETA world headuarters.



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    Re: Papa's Corner is open

    No specials now...but when the place is empty, things will change in a hurry. Give it a week or two.



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    Re: Papa's Corner is open

    What bar is it taking the place of in Ames?



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    Re: Papa's Corner is open

    Quote Originally Posted by Cy Heavy View Post
    Where is this located/what did this bar used to be?
    People's.


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    Re: Papa's Corner is open

    Quote Originally Posted by Cy Heavy View Post
    If you think $1.75 for draws is high, you're going to cry when/if you go out in large metro's like Minny or KC and don't even think of ordering a beer at Wrigley...

    Where is this located/what did this bar used to be?
    It used to be People's. No, "normal", college kids are going to go to this place is my guess.


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    Re: Papa's Corner is open

    Quote Originally Posted by Cy Heavy View Post
    If you think $1.75 for draws is high, you're going to cry when/if you go out in large metro's like Minny or KC and don't even think of ordering a beer at Wrigley...

    Where is this located/what did this bar used to be?
    I'm aware that $1.75 is a good price for a draw, but the bottom line is this establishment is what drove people's and lumpy's (home of the $.25 Mich Golden) out. It's located at the corner of Welch and Lincoln and offers no drink specials of any kind. It really seems like it isn't marketed toward the college crowd at all, which seems a little ridiculous given that its location is THE HEART of Campustown.


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    Re: Papa's Corner is open

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    A friend of mine said that one of the owner's came into his business class to talk about their plan, and said there would be no specials of any kind, and almost made it sound like they marketing it away from the broke college kid, and more towards the older set. He said either the upstairs or lumpy's would be turned into a sophisticate jazz bar at some point. The only redeeming point is the fact that they have a stage, so it sounds like (as the guy posted above me) there will be some good music, but if your paying out your *** for drinks, I don't know who is going to come? Sounds like business suicide to me, and another example of the Ames community trying to shove an unwanted change down Campustown's throat.
    One business does not make the Ames community.



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    Re: Papa's Corner is open

    Yeah they told me they were going for a classy establishment, but you can still have cheap drinks and be classy. IMO Capone's is classy for a campustown establishment, but they also have pretty decent deals. What pi$$es me off is that the owners kicked People's out to pursure their own dreams, and it sounds like they don't have much of a clue. If they are depending on the older folks of Ames to come out to eat/drink there, well the lack of any parking will kill them.

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