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I went to the new Earth Fare this morning. I'm pretty specific in my wants/needs for a grocery store and they met those needs better than the competitors, so I assume this will be where I do most of my shopping. 

2 minutes ago, Jernigan said:

The Foxtail banner has been removed from the former Mama B’s site

I noticed that this morning... I've been wondering why this has been delayed so long while their other projects progressed so quickly. Hopefully the banner was simply removed by a homeless person who used it to make a tent.

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Retail bottom whole block with ingratiated parking garage for public and private and plop a 420/520 esque street wall. Or just do a Lucky's corner type deal, or a Mill's type deal, or a Sodo type deal. Boom, The Promenade on Michigan is born. 9-story, major retail anchored bottom.

19 minutes ago, AmIReal said:

I went to the new Earth Fare this morning. I'm pretty specific in my wants/needs for a grocery store and they met those needs better than the competitors, so I assume this will be where I do most of my shopping. 

I noticed that this morning... I've been wondering why this has been delayed so long while their other projects progressed so quickly. Hopefully the banner was simply removed by a homeless person who used it to make a tent.

Alex is trying to get the old Starbucks.

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It’s no longer on the FoxTail website either...

It passed its last review on 2/15.

Starbucks abandoned its location on Crystal Lake a few weeks later.

Just sayin...

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43 minutes ago, Jernigan said:

It’s no longer on the FoxTail website either...

It passed its last review on 2/15.

Starbucks abandoned its location on Crystal Lake a few weeks later.

Just sayin...

SoDo votes for McCafe?

Isnt there also a Starbucks in Target?

(Since I just drink my Diet Dr Pepper, I am out of the loop on overpriced coffee.)

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55 minutes ago, jgardnerucf said:

Alex is trying to get the old Starbucks.

I had heard the location was already spoken for, but that would make much more sense for them if they can get it.

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10 minutes ago, AmIReal said:

I had heard the location was already spoken for, but that would make much more sense for them if they can get it.

Don’t leave us hanging - what type of use at least?

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2 hours ago, Jernigan said:

Don’t leave us hanging - what type of use at least

A SoDo board member told me some sort of juice/smoothie type thing, but did not provide name.

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4 hours ago, AmIReal said:

I went to the new Earth Fare this morning. I'm pretty specific in my wants/needs for a grocery store and they met those needs better than the competitors, so I assume this will be where I do most of my shopping. 

So what kind of freebies were they handing out?

I thought about going but it was just too cold and crappy looking outside to get out of my warm, comfy house and drive over there.

Maybe I'll stop in this weekend.

But please, tell me about the free samples!!! :P

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4 hours ago, Jernigan said:

The Foxtail banner has been removed from the former Mama B’s site. 

 

Do you think Foxtail had to back out? I was really looking forward to seeing what they do with the building. I wonder if it has anything to do with the brownfield site designation?

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1 hour ago, JFW657 said:

But please, tell me about the free samples!!!

The 1st 500 people got gift cards (ours were $5 each). Everyone got a carry bag and an apple?? on the way in.

Once inside, pretty much every food item was being sampled, but I just went straight for the coffee (good). I also went back for a late lunch (got another bag) and sampled/ ate my way around the store (including an over cooked pizza and a yummy clam chowder). Their hot bar looked better than Lucky's, but I was too full to eat anymore... :)

Btw, they have beer and wine on tap and a "relaxation" area to hang out (should be a nice attraction for the homeless). They weren't serving today, but will start tomorrow.

I believe they are doing the giveaways again on Saturday if you can drag yourself out of bed...

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16 hours ago, AmIReal said:

The 1st 500 people got gift cards (ours were $5 each). Everyone got a carry bag and an apple?? on the way in.

Once inside, pretty much every food item was being sampled, but I just went straight for the coffee (good). I also went back for a late lunch (got another bag) and sampled/ ate my way around the store (including an over cooked pizza and a yummy clam chowder). Their hot bar looked better than Lucky's, but I was too full to eat anymore... :)

Btw, they have beer and wine on tap and a "relaxation" area to hang out (should be a nice attraction for the homeless). They weren't serving today, but will start tomorrow.

I believe they are doing the giveaways again on Saturday if you can drag yourself out of bed...

I can get myself out of bed.  Its my wife I have trouble dragging awake before noon.:tw_grin:

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1 hour ago, codypet said:

I can get myself out of bed.  Its my wife I have trouble dragging awake before noon.:tw_grin:

I didn't have any problem getting out of BED.... I just couldn't force myself out of the HOUSE in that damp, breezy, chilly early morning weather. :cold:

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On 3/20/2019 at 1:50 PM, AmIReal said:

A SoDo board member told me some sort of juice/smoothie type thing, but did not provide name.

:tw_bawling:  I want overpriced coffee and booze

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8 hours ago, AndyPok1 said:

:tw_bawling:  I want overpriced coffee and booze

You just gave me a great business idea. Overpriced Iced-Coffee and Booze Smoothies!  Brilliant!

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12 hours ago, dcluley98 said:

You just gave me a great business idea. Overpriced Iced-Coffee and Booze Smoothies!  Brilliant!

Have you been to NOLA?  Erin Rose.  Home of the frozen Irish Coffee!

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39 minutes ago, dcluley98 said:

DANGIT!  I was gonna get rich, RICH I tell, you! 

Darn - I was looking forward to an invite to dc’s upper crust soirée when he moved to the penthouse at the Sanctuary!

Oh well - it’s back to Wally’s for me *sigh*.

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I'm more of a "leftover pizza" crust type of person than "upper" crust type of person, hehehe. 

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40 minutes ago, dcluley98 said:

I'm more of a "leftover pizza" crust type of person than "upper" crust type of person, hehehe. 

Dipped in Cheez Whiz??? :P 

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On 3/20/2019 at 1:50 PM, AmIReal said:

A SoDo board member told me some sort of juice/smoothie type thing, but did not provide name.

Interesting - I remember the NID Director saying that the property was going to be re-leased very quickly back in February.

That’s a pretty ambitious smoothie location with the size and drive through 

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13 hours ago, Jernigan said:

I remember the NID Director saying that the property was going to be re-leased very quickly back in February.

My conversation was around Christmas time and I have not heard anything else since... I would think the location would have multiple suitors.

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