Happy Joes is Dead??

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  1. TedFlintKansas

    TedFlintKansas Active Member

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    Ive heard from a really good source the the City of Ames has decided to say that Happy Joes is Condemned after the flood, this is a sad day, Hank was a great ISU supported and a HUGE fan, this is a huge loss to the town of Ames and to ISU!!!

    Lets hope he can reopen somewhere else or savage the building
     
  2. tim_redd

    tim_redd Well-Known Member

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    I heard the Fox is dead...
     
  3. TedFlintKansas

    TedFlintKansas Active Member

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    the fox will always have a special place in my heart for 6 dollars for 3 pitchers on Wednesday night
     
  4. Scott34

    Scott34 Well-Known Member

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    Amen brother!!
     
  5. stateofmind

    stateofmind Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure he's willing to go through another rebuild, it truly is an era coming to an end if he does indeed decide to "retire". It's been a tough week for him with his Mom's passing and the flood. Keep them in your thoughts as they are going through a lot.
     
  6. tman24

    tman24 Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully they just move to a different location like west ames would be sweet.
     
  7. StPaulCyclone

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    We always make a point of eating at Happy Joe's when we visit Ames. My kids *love* Happy Joe's and I love the Taco and Canadian Bacon Pizzas. I wish him the best and hope they can reopen in a new location.

    Oh, and RIP Fox...
     
  8. cyclonecraig

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    Hank is agreat guy. My son worked there for acouple of years while attending Isu. Wish him the best and sorry to hear about his mother.
     
  9. cyclonedave25

    cyclonedave25 Well-Known Member

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    Happy Joe's should move out to west Ames by Perfect Games et al. There are a lot of college students and families that live out that way, and mostly to get out of that massive flood plain.
     
  10. CtownCyclone

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    It's a sad day if this is true...Taco Pizza must live forever!
     
  11. DJK15

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    Why the hell did they build WalMart there? If I remember correctly, it flooded during the construction too. I worked at O'Malleys and that place got flooded on 3 separate occasions. Building in that flood plain is just asking for trouble.

    I agree that these places should all move to West Ames, lots of good things going on out there.
     
  12. IcSyU

    IcSyU Well-Known Member

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    The same reason they build everything else they can on Duff....dolla dolla bill y'all.
     
  13. sunnysideup

    sunnysideup Well-Known Member

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    I'm wondering if 20th Century Bowling will reopen. I'm sure they have to replace all the lanes, which isn't cheap.
     
  14. cyclonedave25

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    I wonder how much a piece of land costs in that flood plain? I realize its on the busiest street in Ames, but you're guaranteed to get flooded a lot sooner than later. And if it's cheaper than usual, I guess insurance premiums will take care of the rest.
     
  15. DJK15

    DJK15 Well-Known Member

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    Ever since the smoking ban that place hasn't been very busy. I'd be surprised if they reopen.
     
  16. CyBroncos

    CyBroncos Well-Known Member

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    The South Duff flood plain claims more victims. First O'Malley's, now Happy Joes and the Fox. Hopefully the city will stop pushing businesses into that area. I realize its a busy street in town but the flood risk is too much
     
  17. price26

    price26 Well-Known Member

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    I'm guessing 20th Century will probably be gone this time. With Perfect Games out in West Ames they really can't compete and it wasn't like the place was in great shape anyways.

    Hopefully Happy Joes goes out to West Ames.

    RIP Fox.
     
  18. pulse

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    Buildings on S Duff should be required to be built on stilts.

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  19. ripvdub

    ripvdub Well-Known Member

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    Too bad, i worked for Hank for about 2 years. Good guy and great supporter of ISU sports. That HJ was kinda janky, but it was still good pizza.
     

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