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    I drove by People's Bar & Grill this evening

    and it's sad to see that it's temporarily an empty space. There's a dumpster outside, the lights are on and you can see the emptiness as you drive by. I had become accustomed to watching people walking in and out of there. It's just a very strange sight right now.



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    Re: I drove by People's Bar & Grill this evening

    Quote Originally Posted by Cydar View Post
    it's sad to see that it's temporarily an empty space.
    From now on, that location will be a permanently empty place. Even when the building owners put in whatever restaurant it is they're opening, nobody's going to go there for years; until there are no students left that remember People's. I've had conversations with dozens and dozens of students about People's closing, and every last one of them was adamant about actively boycotting whatever the landlords put in there until it goes out of business. Seems like everyone feels that there are enough other bars in campustown that they can get by without that corner bar until the new People's opens.


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    Re: I drove by People's Bar & Grill this evening

    Next thing you know, they will put a DRUGSTORE in that space. Now THAT would be a travesty and a total violation of Campustown history.



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    Re: I drove by People's Bar & Grill this evening

    Why boycott the new place? Its not gonna bring People's back to that location. It's just gonna make other businesses think twice about opening in campustown.



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    Re: I drove by People's Bar & Grill this evening

    From people i know close to the situation, it wasn't a matter of People's being forced out, they chose to not re-new their lease and the owners of people's will be building their own building just like they did in des moines.



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    Re: I drove by People's Bar & Grill this evening

    From what I have been told they are putting a Buffalo Wild Wings in there and as I look at it the Iowa fans that come over for the game this fall will have a bar all to themselves. I also heard that BWW paid a good some to get the owners not to renew People's lease.


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    Re: I drove by People's Bar & Grill this evening

    There was a story in the ISU Daily a few weeks ago, and the owners said they are making an establishment that is similar to People's but "making it better." They are still going to have a stage and a bar, in addition to the restauraunt. It isn't going to be a BWW.

    Students protest closing of campustown's People's - News



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    Re: I drove by People's Bar & Grill this evening

    Quote Originally Posted by ia8manfan View Post
    There was a story in the ISU Daily a few weeks ago, and the owners said they are making an establishment that is similar to People's but "making it better." They are still going to have a stage and a bar, in addition to the restauraunt. It isn't going to be a BWW.

    Students protest closing of campustown's People's - News
    Yeah, I guess they're going to name it Papa Lou's. It should be a decent place, but no Peoples. Zmolek is going to tear down a building and build a new Peoples in campustown. Should be an interesting summer.


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    Re: I drove by People's Bar & Grill this evening

    Will one or both still be ticketmaster locations? If not, you won't see good groups as either.


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    Re: I drove by People's Bar & Grill this evening

    I guess I'm one of the few on here who didn't absolutely love People's. I went there a few times but I'm not gonna be crying a river about it or boycotting the new place. If it's Buffalo Wild Wings I'll definitely be heading there from time to time.



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    Re: I drove by People's Bar & Grill this evening

    Students are funny when they talk all big like their going to boycott. Give me a break. If something halfway decent or useful goes up there, those morons will be there in flocks.



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    Re: I drove by People's Bar & Grill this evening

    I'm going to go out on a limb and venture to hope the new People's is even better. Plus there'll be a new venue in their old location. Everybody wins. Don't they?


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    Re: I drove by People's Bar & Grill this evening

    I hope it is not a Buffalo Wild Wings. Not that that place is bad, but I think a unique place would be better, not just another franchise endeavor.



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    Re: I drove by People's Bar & Grill this evening

    Quote Originally Posted by wonkadog View Post
    I guess I'm one of the few on here who didn't absolutely love People's.
    No you're not. I never really cared for it either. A good show from time to time, that's about it. Never a place I ever considered just going to for the hell of it.

    Haven't been back since I've been out of school, either.



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    Re: I drove by People's Bar & Grill this evening

    There's a sign in the window:

    "Papa Lou's
    Coming this fall: nightclub, bar, and grill"

    Is that enough proof for the people who were afraid of BWW? They've had the place torn apart for weeks now, and it doesn't look like anything at all has happened in there. If they're still planning on having this place open when the students get back, they better get their butts in gear.


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    I also remember a game with Kansas when Cy (wore a huge suit then) went out to center field, squatted, and "pooped" a couple of chickens that had been dyed blue then chased them around.
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