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Old 11-25-2011, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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I can't believe Wendy's bought the place and is thinking of going franchise with it. They have good food, but it's nothing spectacular enough to warrant that kind of response lol
Do you think maybe it's part of this evolution on fast food restaurants where they are trying to portray that fast food doesn't necessarily mean "bare bones" environment? I've been in a few McDonalds -- particularly the McCafes -- where, while not plush, things are certainly more upscale.
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Old 11-25-2011, 12:17 PM
 
Location: 80904 West siiiiiide!
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Do you think maybe it's part of this evolution on fast food restaurants where they are trying to portray that fast food doesn't necessarily mean "bare bones" environment? I've been in a few McDonalds -- particularly the McCafes -- where, while not plush, things are certainly more upscale.
I agree, I think the Woodland Park McDonalds is as nice as a regular sit down restaruant. They have wi-fi and leave the TV on on Fox news. Love it there.
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Old 11-25-2011, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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I agree, I think the Woodland Park McDonalds is as nice as a regular sit down restaruant. They have wi-fi and leave the TV on on Fox news. Love it there.
They defiantly know their audience. Have to give them props for that.
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Old 11-25-2011, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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They defiantly know their audience. Have to give them props for that.
Hmmmmmmmm...didn't know the corporation was defiant!
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Old 12-21-2013, 04:05 PM
 
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Mall was understandably busy yesterday.

We were there for a movie at the new Carmike 13 cinema that opened Thursday (12-19-13). Very nice theater. They tore down both the old Carmike theaters and the K-Mart which were in that end of the mall. News article here.

Buy tickets at the concession stand or ticket booth. Stadium style with rocker seats. Arm rests fold totally away if not needed. Good sound systems. Unusual drink dispensers, have at least 20 selections, push a button for your preference then put cup under the single spout.

Only drawback is in the Men's room as there is only ONE paper towel dispenser, which you have to pump for a towel, and no air driers. I don't get this at all.
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Old 12-22-2013, 10:01 PM
 
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I order everything I can online. free shipping in most cases and I don't have to pay any taxes. I also save on gas, and possible accidents going to and from, it is also faster and easier. A lot of items are also cheaper online and I spend a lot less time shopping. Hell yea!

Anyway, not a big fan of the malls except for possibly exchanging a craftsman tool I broke or something like that.

I would be a bigger fan of shopping around here if they removed all the taxes.
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Old 07-02-2014, 05:07 PM
 
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Default Goodbye to Malls - - An Autopsy of America

So, speaking of malls, here's a piece today in Bloomberg on the death of the mall. There's even a dead malls facebook group, kind of like the urban exploration genre.

I would not count out shopping malls yet; some will leave, but I've seen whole chains of big box stores come and go too (recall "Builder's Square" and "Pace" warehouse club, etc).

With some creativity the ownership may restore the old vibrancy and my hunch is it will take something other than retail shopping as there are too many stores in the country, plus online shopping continues to rise and clobber brick and mortar stores. Perhaps a large gym like LifeTime Fitness or Villa Sport, plus some higher end eateries, indoor putt putt golf and ??? to complement the recently opened movies. Malls that are all stores, just stores, and a plastic food court are rather one-dimensional and most likely doomed.
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Old 07-02-2014, 09:09 PM
 
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So, speaking of malls, here's a piece today in Bloomberg on the death of the mall. There's even a dead malls facebook group, kind of like the urban exploration genre.

I would not count out shopping malls yet; some will leave, but I've seen whole chains of big box stores come and go too (recall "Builder's Square" and "Pace" warehouse club, etc).

With some creativity the ownership may restore the old vibrancy and my hunch is it will take something other than retail shopping as there are too many stores in the country, plus online shopping continues to rise and clobber brick and mortar stores. Perhaps a large gym like LifeTime Fitness or Villa Sport, plus some higher end eateries, indoor putt putt golf and ??? to complement the recently opened movies. Malls that are all stores, just stores, and a plastic food court are rather one-dimensional and most likely doomed.
I read a similar article recently, but it said the idea that malls are done for is wrong, that many are thriving. It laid the blame at the feet of the steep recession, and said that it was malls that were weak to begin with that failed...not the healthy ones.

I began getting Windows messages 2 days ago that my hard drive was in imminent risk of failing. So I decided to look at what they had at Best Buy and Staples and Office Max. Although I rather expected I would be ordering online. Sure enough, their selections were pathetic, and the salesman at Best Buy even said, "You might be better buying online." I told him, "I don't think that's what you're supposed to say!" But that is a huge problem in retail now. Same with shopping for clothes and shoes. I either have to go to Park Meadows or online to find what I really want in the right size. The brick and mortar stores have shot themselves in the foot.
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Old 07-09-2014, 08:56 AM
 
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I agree, I think the Woodland Park McDonalds is as nice as a regular sit down restaruant. They have wi-fi and leave the TV on on Fox news. Love it there.
What else would a thinking person watch?
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Old 07-09-2014, 09:09 AM
 
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What else would a thinking person watch?
anything
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