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    Not so fast on BWW and Petco coming to Ames

    From a reliable source:

    Petco apparently had a squabble with the city over the number of parking spots for the store (old ISU building behind pizza hut).
    Petco planned on their typical setup and the city told them they need something like 130 parking spaces. Petco said that's outrageous because they never get more than 38 people in their stores at one time (from their own research). Sounds like the city wouldn't budge, so Petco might pull out.
    I'm not sure is BWW was involved in this too, as I know they were looking at Duff as a location. It wouldn't surprise me if they would have been in a joint strip mall similar to Qdoba/Verizon on Duff.



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    Re: Not so fast on BWW and Petco coming to Ames

    Quote Originally Posted by johnpkelly81 View Post
    From a reliable source:

    Petco apparently had a squabble with the city over the number of parking spots for the store (old ISU building behind pizza hut).
    Petco planned on their typical setup and the city told them they need something like 130 parking spaces. Petco said that's outrageous because they never get more than 38 people in their stores at one time (from their own research). Sounds like the city wouldn't budge, so Petco might pull out.
    I'm not sure is BWW was involved in this too, as I know they were looking at Duff as a location. It wouldn't surprise me if they would have been in a joint strip mall similar to Qdoba/Verizon on Duff.
    Good job Ames, new business is bad business!

    Now let's go pester those damn students!! Couches in the front yard?! GET A ROPE!!!



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    Re: Not so fast on BWW and Petco coming to Ames

    What? Ames shunning new development and growth?

    Never heard of such a thing...

    For those living in Ames, there is a council election this fall.



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    Re: Not so fast on BWW and Petco coming to Ames

    Does there really need to be a BMW dealer in Ames?



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    Re: Not so fast on BWW and Petco coming to Ames

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    Does there really need to be a BMW dealer in Ames?

    BWW=Buffalo Wild Wings not BMW



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    Re: Not so fast on BWW and Petco coming to Ames

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    Does there really need to be a BMW dealer in Ames?

    swing and a miss



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    Re: Not so fast on BWW and Petco coming to Ames

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    Does there really need to be a BMW dealer in Ames?
    There already is one, across the street from Flying Burrito.

    According to their sign they also sell Audis and Porches!



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    Re: Not so fast on BWW and Petco coming to Ames

    Actually, I think a BMW dealership in Ames might do pretty well.



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    Re: Not so fast on BWW and Petco coming to Ames

    Quote Originally Posted by ianoconnor View Post
    Actually, I think a BMW dealership in Ames might do pretty well.
    There are about 10 of them in Freddy alone.

    Oh, and with the thread title I gotta do it:




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    Re: Not so fast on BWW and Petco coming to Ames

    Quote Originally Posted by arganbright2 View Post
    BWW=Buffalo Wild Wings not BMW
    Oops. That makes a lot more sense.



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    Re: Not so fast on BWW and Petco coming to Ames

    Quote Originally Posted by DJK15 View Post
    There already is one, across the street from Flying Burrito.

    According to their sign they also sell Audis and Porches!
    And couches for the porches, too?



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    Re: Not so fast on BWW and Petco coming to Ames

    Quote Originally Posted by DJK15 View Post
    There already is one, across the street from Flying Burrito.

    According to their sign they also sell Audis and Porches!
    the only cool car they have there is the replica of the mystery machine from scooby doo


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    Re: Not so fast on BWW and Petco coming to Ames

    Quote Originally Posted by joberman1 View Post
    the only cool car they have there is the replica of the mystery machine from scooby doo
    Which, FWIW, is abso-friggin-lutely awesome!



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    Re: Not so fast on BWW and Petco coming to Ames

    I can understand their stance on the parking spaces. What happens when Petco moves out and a store like Johnny's Steakhouse moves in? Then Petco's 38 parking slots is not enough for the next tenant. I'll admit, I attend lots of council meetings besides the Ames one, and Ames by far has the most meticulous council out there. They are very forward thinking, but sometimes too forward thinking for their own well-being.



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    Re: Not so fast on BWW and Petco coming to Ames

    Quote Originally Posted by l2alphmacchio View Post
    I can understand their stance on the parking spaces. What happens when Petco moves out and a store like Johnny's Steakhouse moves in? Then Petco's 38 parking slots is not enough for the next tenant. I'll admit, I attend lots of council meetings besides the Ames one, and Ames by far has the most meticulous council out there. They are very forward thinking, but sometimes too forward thinking for their own well-being.
    So you anticipate the business that want to come in is going to fail? That's crazyness. Seriously, I go to Petsmart and Petco all the time in Cedar Rapids and there are probably 50 cars COMBINED on the busiest days of their years.



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