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The one inside B&N is not a Starbucks, they do however "proudly serve" the same activated charcoal.

 

Does it really matter which faceless corporation is running the Starbucks operation? They're all Starbucks.

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The employees at Startbucks stated a PetCo was coming in too. This should be good for Midtown even though the development is suburban.

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Yea, I've seen surburban style developments somehow fit in well with more denser multi-use developments. This would be a great addition for his area.

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The employees at Startbucks stated a PetCo was coming in too. This should be good for Midtown even though the development is suburban.

 

 

Petco was on the original proposal list, but looks like they took it off and added a spa instead. 

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Petco was on the original proposal list, but looks like they took it off and added a spa instead. 

 

you're right... latest flyer shows:

 

1. Starbucks

2. Potbelly

3. Total Nutrition

4. Mattress Firm

5. Massage Heights

6. Chipotle

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Darn,

 

I wanted petco so I could walk over and play with puppies and kittens on demand!

you're right... latest flyer shows:

 

1. Starbucks

2. Potbelly

3. Total Nutrition

4. Mattress Firm

5. Massage Heights

6. Chipotle

 

 

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you're right... latest flyer shows:

 

1. Starbucks

2. Potbelly

3. Total Nutrition

4. Mattress Firm

5. Massage Heights

6. Chipotle

 

This is the biggest tragedy of suburban lifestyle inside the loop since they built a walmart near the heights.

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This is the biggest tragedy of suburban lifestyle inside the loop since they built a walmart near the heights.

This is going to come of as trolling, but it's a serious question, because this kind of comment always fascinates me. I think I understand your comments related to Chipotle and Starbucks because they're big corporations, they have a lot of locations and aren't unique to the area. But when in a companies' growth does that happen?

Did Chipotle become bad when they took McDonalds money to finance their growth or was it before that (they had already expanded to 16 locations when that happened). Would you feel differently if Freebirds (80 locations, headquartered in California and growing) went into that space? What about Mission Burrito (4 locations and local)? What if an entrepreneur/chef who was trained at the Culinary Institute of America opened a fast, casual restaurant that was committed to sustainable agriculture (description of the first Chipotle Location opened by current chairman and CEO Steve Ellis)?

I'm all in favor of supporting local restaurants and entrepreneurs and hopefully some of our locals will win the lottery, like Steve Ellis did. If you don't like Starbucks and Chipotle, don't patronize them, but a "tragedy"?

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Why would anyone go to Potbelly when there are half a dozen banh mi places within a few blocks?

 

I figure they'd go there because they want Potbelly style sandwiches, not banh mi.

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theres just so little to say about this development. It's ...ok? It could be worse? It's better than a vacant lot? It's boring, and the only remotely interesting thing about it is its orientation; it faces a tiny, minor side street.

 

That being said, i like paying half as much for higher quality sandwiches. 

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This is the biggest tragedy of suburban lifestyle inside the loop since they built a walmart near the heights.

This is going to come of as trolling, but it's a serious question, because this kind of comment always fascinates me. I think I understand your comments related to Chipotle and Starbucks because they're big corporations, they have a lot of locations and aren't unique to the area. But when in a companies' growth does that happen?

Did Chipotle become bad when they took McDonalds money to finance their growth or was it before that (they had already expanded to 16 locations when that happened). Would you feel differently if Freebirds (80 locations, headquartered in California and growing) went into that space? What about Mission Burrito (4 locations and local)? What if an entrepreneur/chef who was trained at the Culinary Institute of America opened a fast, casual restaurant that was committed to sustainable agriculture (description of the first Chipotle Location opened by current chairman and CEO Steve Ellis)?

I'm all in favor of supporting local restaurants and entrepreneurs and hopefully some of our locals will win the lottery, like Steve Ellis did. If you don't like Starbucks and Chipotle, don't patronize them, but a "tragedy"?

Shoot, I'm sorry, I should have been more clear that my response was tongue in cheek.

I'll probably go to pot belly, they have pretty good samiches, probably won't go to Starbucks though. There's better coffee to be had in this town.

Chipotle, moo, my personal preference is mission, for no other reason than I like their corn and the cilantro ranch. And next is freebirds cause I like their pig.

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I'll be going to Potbelly, Chipotle, and Starbucks regularly. I'd be happier if we had some great local restaurants in there but oh well. Potbelly will be the best sandwhich shop in Midtown, Chipotle will be the only burrito place, and Starbucks will have the best coffee within walking distance.

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Man, I can't believe Petco backed out. Midtown needs a pet store badly.

 

You probably do not realize this, but you need a Mattress Firm more badly than a Pet store. I didn't realize how empty my life was until the MF opened near me in the Heights.

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You probably do not realize this, but you need a Mattress Firm more badly than a Pet store. I didn't realize how empty my life was until the MF opened near me in the Heights.

Is it too soon for the waterbed to stage a comeback? I think a Superior Waterbeds store would be a great addition to Midtown.

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Total Nutrition is now under construction next to Potbelly and it looks like the other end (McGowen & Milam) shows signs of Chipotle going in

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I'll be going to Potbelly, Chipotle, and Starbucks regularly. I'd be happier if we had some great local restaurants in there but oh well. Potbelly will be the best sandwhich shop in Midtown, Chipotle will be the only burrito place, and Starbucks will have the best coffee within walking distance.

 

What what what?!?! Go to Tacos A Go-Go over Chipotle (they have a big burrito as well). The vietnamese places in Midtown have better coffee than Starbucks (Midtown already has one anyways)... also give Double Trouble a try. Midtown has a ton of better options than the places going into this location.

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What what what?!?! Go to Tacos A Go-Go over Chipotle (they have a big burrito as well). The vietnamese places in Midtown have better coffee than Starbucks (Midtown already has one anyways)... also give Double Trouble a try. Midtown has a ton of better options than the places going into this location.

 

Love Tacos A Go-Go.....great salsas !!

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Man, I can't believe Petco backed out. Midtown needs a pet store badly.

 

That is just crappy - I was really hoping to be able to take a train to a petstore...now I will still have to drive to Sawyer Heights...

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Sort of like a lemming?

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