And before that, or maybe at the same time, at the mall where Diamond Dave's was.
1,000th post was about Hardee's, I like it.
[quoteJok is with Jake, one of the reasons he left. ][/quote]
Jok is not listed on AIA or Jakes website. I hope he is still with AIA. What is the deal.
Hardee's didn't get good until after it had already left Ames.
I'm surprised that the open lot where the BB Practice Facility now is has sat vacant for about 10 years now without and sort of college aged attractive building there such as Hardess.
I remember going to the Hardee's in the mall, that was when they still had the fixin's bar, that was a good idea.
Oh, and Souper Spud, that place was good too.
He stayed with Jake when the transition occurred. Jok is listed on the 10th grade roster for Kingdom Hoops.
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It will be interesting to see how that area develops. Right now, there are a ton of apartments...many with empty commercial space on the ground floor, two Kum&Go's within a mile of each other, two big BB training facilities and then West Towne Pub and Perfect Games. What makes sense in that open area? Do they go commercial and try to get a Burger King or Sonic? Or do they try to get some office space built? How about keeping with the recreation theme and building a big indoor soccer complex or Ames R&F? It would be cool if they put in some sort of entertainment complex with batting cages, go-carts, etc. .
Really, you'd think that this would be a nice commercial property. Right by Hwy 30, tons of people living close by.
No more office space needed, there's already too much empty space on the first/ground floor of several of the buildings to the west (Cafe Milo is an exception.) Developers got tax break or something if they built all those buildings with office/business space on the bottom and apts up. Didn't have to provide as many parking spaces as for residential-only buildings either.
I'd love to see that area developed, but there needs to be adequate space for appropriate businesses. Fareway, anyone? :smile: