Food options in Campustown...

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  1. cyclones18

    cyclones18 Member

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    ...been to a couple other college towns recently and noticed that they have a lot of different food options. Coming back, I realize that our campus area doesn't have much to choose from. Cheap Chinese, cheap burritos, 2 sub places. That's about it.

    What are everyone's thoughts??
     
  2. hexodat64

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    Yep it's dumb. I think it has something to do with the zoning. Pretty much, it sucks. Everything has moved out to Duff. I sure wish the Taco Bell was still where the Dunkin in
     
  3. cyclonedave25

    cyclonedave25 Well-Known Member

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    Are there still a couple pizza places there? Jeff's pizza?
    And, I miss Hometeam Pizza...

    But yes, it would be nice if there were more options.
     
  4. WhatchaGonnaDo

    WhatchaGonnaDo Well-Known Member

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    Battle's, bro
     
  5. Cyclonin

    Cyclonin Well-Known Member

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    For a 30K student population, Campustown is pretty sucky.

    I know now they have tried to improve it but have a long way to go. That being said, I ate and drank plenty in my time there!
     
  6. LindenCy

    LindenCy Keep and Pride - It works
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    There used to be a Burger King, a McDonald's, and a DQ in Campustown, which aren't earth shattering options, but it is hard to believe that those places wouldn't stick around.
     
  7. HFCS

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    Ames and ISU need to do something to set up more commercial property around campus town. Not just bars and restaurants but shops and services. You shouldn't need a car as a student to eat and shop at tons of places on a campus the size of ISU.
     
  8. LindenCy

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    I really miss Home Team and DaVinci's.
     
  9. HFCS

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    I ate at the original Battle's location constantly, DaVinci's once or twice a month, got my nerd on at Mayhem Comics, and drank at pretty much all the establishments. I also got my hair cut at a great place but can't remember the name. That said the campus is an A and the campus town is a C-.

    I was recently at Notre Dame a few times and they previously had literally no campus town, but now they have a big development. It's all brand new like a strip mall with no character but it's much better for the students and alumni visiting town.
     
  10. im4cyclones

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    There was a panchero's, DQ, Subway, Blimpie, California pizza kitchen, DaVinci's, and mcdonalds there when I went to school. Plus the Gyro man - made a killing when the bars let out.
     
  11. HFCS

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    DaVinci's was the bomb, Home Team thick crust you got by the slice was great late at night eating in. Home team's thin crust cheap delivery deals...not as much.
     
  12. CyCrazy

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    Campus town sucks. It needs to be leveled and start over. We might have the worst campus town I have been to.
     
  13. Agclone91

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    The Gyro guy, super dog, and fajita guy are all still there. They always satisified me when drunk.
     
  14. LindenCy

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  15. Wesley

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    This.
     
  16. CyArob

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    PHRASING!
     
  17. CyCrazy

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  18. HFCS

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    It's a full service gyro stand...if you're drunk enough.
     
  19. cyclone87

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    It definitely needs to be improved, the LANE4 plan would have done that. Now that it fell through things will happen in a piecemeal fashion and much slower. There are several projects on the horizon though: Kingland development, new 7 story building where first national bank is currently, Kum&Go, new 5 story building next to Outlaws, and a new facade program. Its a start but more needs to be done and it sounds like the city and university are both set on turning that area around.
     
  20. Cyclonin

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    Yes, the original Battles there was amazing. I luckily was able to eat there my 4 years. Blows hickory park out of the water, but that's a whole other discussion.
     

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