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Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:40 pm

Apparently Starbucks is opening a location at the old Ponderosa steakhouse in front of Walmart. Not quite sure why they need two locations that close to each other, or if they're going to close the one in Hy-Vee or something.

One less empty building I guess.


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Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:29 pm

Why bring something new to town when you can add another of something you already have.
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Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:32 pm

leatherneckcountry wrote:Why bring something new to town when you can add another of something you already have.
To be fair, it's not like we have a ton of options. There are a few places that do go into towns our size that we don't already have though.


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Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:15 pm

Someday soon, drones will be delivering your morning coffee directly to your house and dropping it off in insulated cup holders attached to your porch railings. :lol:
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Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:16 pm

sealhall74 wrote:Someday soon, drones will be delivering your morning coffee directly to your house and dropping it off in insulated cup holders attached to your porch railings. :lol:
I would really rather they not. I don't drink coffee.


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Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:02 pm

A lot of people were hoping that Steak 'n Shake would be taking over the Ponderosa building.
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Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:07 pm

wiu712 wrote:A lot of people were hoping that Steak 'n Shake would be taking over the Ponderosa building.
My hopes were: Steak n Shake, Culver's, Sonic...something along those lines.


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Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:09 pm

Steak 'n Shake would have been great. I got my Frisco Melt fix in Galesburg over the weekend after running a 5k there. The bigger race in Davenport was postponed because of flooding, but Lord willing, I will be back for it in September.
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Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:34 pm

ST_Lawson wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:40 pm
Apparently Starbucks is opening a location at the old Ponderosa steakhouse in front of Walmart. Not quite sure why they need two locations that close to each other, or if they're going to close the one in Hy-Vee or something.

One less empty building I guess.


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Hard to imagine any Starbucks needs that much space.
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Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:57 pm

Tere North wrote:
ST_Lawson wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:40 pm
Apparently Starbucks is opening a location at the old Ponderosa steakhouse in front of Walmart. Not quite sure why they need two locations that close to each other, or if they're going to close the one in Hy-Vee or something.

One less empty building I guess.


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Hard to imagine any Starbucks needs that much space.
I agree, although I figured they'd probably just tear it down and build something new. Either that or maybe split it in half and find someone else to go in the other side.


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