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Old 09-06-2007, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Avondale, AZ
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For sushi, Juns and Kura are worth driving to.
EWWWW. Raw fish, seaweed,rice. Give me Spam musibi anyday.
BTW- L&L Hawaiian Barbeque will be opening in one of those stripmalls on Powers soon.
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Old 09-06-2007, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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EWWWW. Raw fish, seaweed,rice. Give me Spam musibi anyday.
BTW- L&L Hawaiian Barbeque will be opening in one of those stripmalls on Powers soon.
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Seriously Paul, Did you catch the odd planning in Monument too? What is your take on it? Not only is it redundant, it's generic. I guess Monument doesn't have the capacity to support the Little "put your favorite country here" restaurants like SoCal. You have to drive deep into the Springs or Denver to get hole in the wall food it seems.
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Old 09-06-2007, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Avondale, AZ
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Charles-
You're right about the rash of similar restaurants opening in Monument lately. I don't know if there is an overseer, ie planning commission or city council, that can say that there are enough Chinese, Italian, or whatever restaurants already. With 3 Margaritas ready to open there will be at least 3 Mexican restaurants, not including Big City Burrito or Taco Bell.
There is a Barbque place that opened recently behind Columbine Gardens. We tried it once and never went back. I did go to Albertacos last week for 'hole in the wall' SoCal Mexican food.....ummmmm
We have eaten more at Chili's more than any other single place.
Sorry-This is probably a little off topic
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Old 09-07-2007, 04:17 PM
 
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Default Back to Costco

I checked Costco's website for info on the opening date, yuck, a lousy website. So, I emailed to see if they would tell me.

Here is the reply from Costco: "Hi Mike: Thank you for your email. Because of the competitive nature of our business, our corporate policy is to make no comment to the public on specific markets until property is purchased and construction has begun. Here is a link to our website that you can check at any time for future Costco Locations currently under construction.
Costco New Locations Coming Soon
Thanks again for your interest in Costco Wholesale.
Therese Wontorek
Costco Wholesale
Real Estate Dept.
425-313-8181

Swell. Should I tell her construction HAS begun and there's a billboard on the site announcing COSTCO is coming? When a new SuperTarget went in at Powers and Union, the opening date was ON their billboard six months out. Wait a minute. It must some that super-secret Dept of Homeland Security edict that stops the intel leaks! That rumbling under her feet is not an earthquake, that's Wal-Mart, Sam's, SuperTarget, Kohls, Sears, Penneys and Amazon all trembling in fear when they saw the Costco billboard. She's in the RETAIL biz for cripe sake, make some noise, get the word out. Geeesch.

Oh well. I do try. A lot. My teachers used to tell me I was very trying.

s/Mike
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Old 09-07-2007, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Ice Station Peyton, Colorado
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Default Costco Locations are Top Secret

In march 2007, I sent this email to Costco: "I have heard that their might be a Costco warehouse sometime in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Do you have any information on the new store and when it might open?"

They replied: "Currently we do not have any public information regarding plans to open a Costco in your area."

This is typical of Costco. When I was living in Bellevue, WA, they were planning on taking over the Kmart store on NE 6th St (one block from our house) and turning it into a Costco Grocery Store (an experiment). It died quietly.

I don't know why Costco plays this game since you can go to the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (Pikes Peak Regional Building Department) and see what's going on.
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Old 09-15-2007, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Manitou Springs
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Hhmmm...I wonder if they'll give out free memberships when they first open to entice people to check them out?! I've heard they do that sometimes but I'm not 100% sure.

To the person that asked about Wal-Marts...yes, unfortunately they are all around.

I don't know what Trader Joe's is?!?
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Old 09-18-2007, 12:56 PM
 
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Thumbs down Costco in Colorado Springs

That's too bad - the Springs is growing way too fast. I think it's going to be on the corner where the old AMPEX building was. Yeah, Costco is cheap, but it's just another big store! How many mega stores does a town need.
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Old 11-03-2007, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Moerfelden-Walldorf, Germany
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I live in Boston, MA currently, and they have "blue laws" here, making all sorts of odd restrictions on alcohol sales. Kind of similar to KS, where I lived before. They have Trader Joe's all over the place here. MA law says that you can only have one store within a certain area (not totally clear on these laws, I'm new to MA) that can sell alcohol. The rest just don't sell it. Since the alcohol sales could be clearly avoided, I fail to understand why they would miss out on such a great demographic such as Denver or COS. I already sent an email requesting a TJ's in COS and I don't move there until May!
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Old 11-04-2007, 06:26 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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I live in Boston, MA currently, and they have "blue laws" here, making all sorts of odd restrictions on alcohol sales. Kind of similar to KS, where I lived before. They have Trader Joe's all over the place here. MA law says that you can only have one store within a certain area (not totally clear on these laws, I'm new to MA) that can sell alcohol. The rest just don't sell it. Since the alcohol sales could be clearly avoided, I fail to understand why they would miss out on such a great demographic such as Denver or COS. I already sent an email requesting a TJ's in COS and I don't move there until May!
I wondered that myself. One reason that has been mentioned about why there is no TJ on Colorado is TJ makes a lot of money off alcohol and no sunday alcohol sales makes it not worth it - not sure how valid that is. I've also read (not sure if this is valid) that a place can't sell real (not 3.2) alcohol and food in the same place. Still another thing I heard is that the transportation costs from the west coast is prohibitive - again, not sure if that is valid. I wonder why TJs just couldn't lock off the the alcohol section on sundays???
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Old 11-04-2007, 10:12 PM
 
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Still another thing I heard is that the transportation costs from the west coast is prohibitive
That can't be it, TJ's are on the east coast. I certainly believe alcohol sales have a lot to do with it. TJ's has a huge wine sales business. I really love that store, their food is healthy, fabulous, unique, and reasonably priced. What about Whole Foods, any of those in Colorado?
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