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Being able to get Sonic delivered now via Uber Eats, I would think their sales have recently increased. And might have saved it if it was borderline.

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1 hour ago, UND1983 said:

Clearly the article states the new owner is simply selling it and it will be open for a long time.  Apparently, it happens alot.

Okay, that's good to hear. I didn't see or read the article, just heard it was closing via coworker. 

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1 hour ago, UND1983 said:

Clearly the article states the new owner is simply selling it and it will be open for a long time.  Apparently, it happens alot.

A lot of folks are really good at building and starting a place but terrible at long-term operations and management.
A lot of other folks are really good at running an existing place but have no idea how to start something from a greenfield up. 

If this is a transition from the first type to the second type it's a good thing. 

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Shoe Carnival closing at Columbia Mall. Seems it just opened a couple years ago. At what point is the mall no longer viable?

Is Scheels that only store that is keeping it afloat? 

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Say the mall did close, what do you guys think happens to the property and how does that change the shopping market in GF?  Property gets re developed into apartments?  Does downtown see more shops open as a result?  More new strip malls?

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4 hours ago, nodak651 said:

Say the mall did close, what do you guys think happens to the property and how does that change the shopping market in GF?  Property gets re developed into apartments?  Does downtown see more shops open as a result?  More new strip malls?

Topgolf and laser tag...

Scheels could make it as standalone, tear down the rest and develop as mixed use condos shoppes ...

Maybe an indoor outlet center?

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9 hours ago, Frozen4sioux said:

Topgolf and laser tag...

Scheels could make it as standalone, tear down the rest and develop as mixed use condos shoppes ...

Maybe an indoor outlet center?

Whirleyball

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10 minutes ago, geaux_sioux said:

Whirleyball

What the hell is that? 

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8 minutes ago, bang said:

What the hell is that? 

It's a mash-up of bumper cars, lacrosse, and basketball and it's a blast.   

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10 minutes ago, Shawn-O said:

It's a mash-up of bumper cars, lacrosse, and basketball and it's a blast.   

Looked it up looks pretty cool. 

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14 minutes ago, bang said:

Looked it up looks pretty cool. 

Did it at a bachelor party and it was an absolute blast. We had a great group for it though because everyone was aggressive athletic and drunk. We looked over at a different group “playing” it and they made it look pretty lame. There’s one in Maple Grove, i think it’s the closest place.

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Payless Shoes closing all stores. Another empty storefront at Columbia Mall. I would not want to be part of mall management at this moment. 

The owners are a real estate company out of Illinois. They have to be looking at unloading the property at this point. 

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We need a indoor Dog park - with a place for them to swim would be great too

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