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Old 01-03-2011, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Wicker Park/East Village area
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..I'd open up a Culver's on the shut down PizzaHut on Division & Ashland.
What is the deal with that empty lot?!

There's a LOT of people roaming that intersection with $$$ in their pocket, it's unbelievable nothing is done with it.

There's also the empty storefront on the Southeast corner of that intersection. It was Aranda's Taqueria back in the day, then became a WaMu, and now, nothing, empty. Developers must be stupid, it's a prime location.
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Old 01-03-2011, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Wicker Park/East Village area
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I'd also add that if La Pasadita can make it at that intersection, with what must be the absolute worst food on the north side, than anyone can be successful there.
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Old 01-03-2011, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I'd also add that if La Pasadita can make it at that intersection, with what must be the absolute worst food on the north side, than anyone can be successful there.
Drunks keep that place alive.
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Old 01-03-2011, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Developers must be stupid, it's a prime location.
You do know there is a recession going on right?
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Old 01-03-2011, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Drunks keep that place alive.
Au contraire, one main feature that keeps them alive is that they actually flame-broil their carne asada instead of frying it up on a griddle like 90% of the taquerias around here do. That's why the various LP-owned locations and Las Asadas locations around town are among those specifically sought out by taqueria aficionados. the LP locations in Irving Park, Cragin, Mayfair, Portage Park and Palatine are certainly not kept afloat by drunks.
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Old 01-03-2011, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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the LP locations in Irving Park, Mayfair and Portage Park are certainly not kept afloat by drunks.
I was referring to the East Ukrainian Village/Noble Square locations only with the drunk people statement. I did mean to imply the food is bad, it is not great to me, but passable.
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Old 01-04-2011, 02:53 AM
 
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago
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I also forgot... I'd try to open a Jack in the Box restaurant in Chicago too.
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Old 01-04-2011, 02:56 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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I also forgot... I'd try to open a Jack in the Box restaurant in Chicago too.
They already used to be here. This is McDonald's home turf. I am sure that factored in the chain leaving Chicago.
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Old 01-04-2011, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I remember eating at Jack in the Box back in the day. There was one on Fullerton and Kimball, and I along with my baby brother were such regulars and were able to get two plain cheeseburgers, two small fries and two orange sodas w/no ice for 2 bucks. Uh..yeah; you can guess how long ago THAT was! LOL! No, it wasn't the 50s or 60s, but it was a while ago.

I wish Cracker Barrel was here. I don't know if it's on the thread anywhere, but just that store alone I personally think would do well in the city as despite we're all city mice, we love to venture along the country side on occasion.
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Old 01-04-2011, 04:11 PM
 
Location: St. Augustine
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I wish Cracker Barrel was here. I don't know if it's on the thread anywhere, but just that store alone I personally think would do well in the city as despite we're all city mice, we love to venture along the country side on occasion.

Best thing about that place is that they're clean and consistent; very important when you're traveling by car. Nobody likes a gastric surprise an hour down the road.
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