Was at legends two weeks ago and last night the only thing that i like about that place are the views the food is very bland. very over priced we had three people and the bill was 80 dollars no steak no booze just food
Over $25 a person? Do you each get an appetizer and 2 entrees?
A steakhouse isn't going to work in that location. It has to be something along the burger and fries line. Your closest customers are all cheap college students. Your big money nights are Friday and Saturday. How many people do you know who aren't students or younger adults who are going to venture into Campustown on Friday/Saturday? Not enough for a profitable business plan. A sports bar is perfect for the area, but it needs to be well run. Legends was not.
It seems like a good location. Like you should be able to make a nice restaurant or some sort of bar/club work out. Kinda like a smaller version of those bars in Vegas on the 50th floors and whatnot. Wouldn't pencil out, of course
High risk, high reward.....high hours, high stresses....a lot of highs. The toughest high to get is the reward, unfortunately.
This is 100 percent true. My brother in law is involved in a high end steakhouse in downtown Chicago and I am amazed at how stressed out he is and how many hours he spends away from my sister and their kids.
Crazy thing is he has a law degree and decided to go into the restaurant industry. My sister is hoping someday he will step away from it. It is very stressful on the whole family.
Campustown is too big of a dump to get a classy eatery. That campustown property group is pretty bad and alot of the bar owners don't take much pride in their venues b/c kids will go regardless.
However with some investment that place could take off beyond a college bare area but is that what people really want???
I think it would be great to try to revitalize that area into an entertainment district for a wider range. I dont think it would work to do what lane4 wanted to do and try to shoehorn in things (like retail and a grocery store) just to try to attempt to get more people in from all of ames, but if more tightly focused as an entertainment district, cleaning up and building upon what is there now, a revitalization could be successful, IMO. It will always be college-focused, just by its location, but it could certainly add more.
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