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Postby Bosco55David » Sat Mar 19, 2011 2:51 pm

icejammer wrote:Panera opens at Metro Crossing on Wednesday, March 23.

And the Panera at Mall of the Bluffs closes TODAY!  :evil:


That's gotta be a big blow for the mall.

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Postby thenewguy » Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:27 pm

surely they could support both locations?  The one at the mall was always busy
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Postby Omababe » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:36 am

Is there really anything left at MOTB?

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Postby thenewguy » Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:25 pm

Omababe wrote:Is there really anything left at MOTB?


....old people that go walking.
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Postby icejammer » Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:46 am

Omababe wrote:Is there really anything left at MOTB?


Dillards, Sears and Barnes & Noble are the major stores still left.  Still quite a few small stores, but it ain't purty.
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Postby Brad » Sat Apr 09, 2011 10:45 am

We had breakfast at the new panara this morning.  When we were leaving I noticed steel going up on the south side of the lake.
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Postby icejammer » Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:49 am

Brad wrote:We had breakfast at the new panara this morning.  When we were leaving I noticed steel going up on the south side of the lake.


That would be T.J. Maxx (see previous page)
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Postby nebport5 » Mon Apr 25, 2011 2:21 pm

Longhorn Steakhouse is closer to opening... craigslist ad
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Postby thenewguy » Fri Sep 16, 2011 6:54 am

Any idea what is goin up by panera?  So far I haven't seen an update...
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Postby MrM » Fri Sep 16, 2011 7:15 am

Freddie's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers

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Postby bargainhunter » Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:54 am

Vitamin Shoppe is going next to TJ Maxx.  
TJ Maxx has a sign saying they are opening soon.

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Postby Bosco55David » Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:56 pm

bargainhunter wrote:Vitamin Shoppe is going next to TJ Maxx.  


That's a good pickup right there. Vitamin Shoppe is my favorite brick and mortar supplement store by far. The prices and selection are substantially better than GNC's |expletive|.

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Postby icejammer » Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:15 am

A boon to economy: More jobs

Shoppers in Council Bluffs soon will have a new stop for brand-name clothing, a T.J. Maxx at Metro Crossing.

The store opens Oct. 9. The 25,160-square-foot retail store will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on grand opening day. The store’s regular hours will be 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays.

The new store will add about 60 full- and part-time jobs to the area. . . .
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Postby bargainhunter » Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:22 am

A banner is up about Freddy's Frozen Custard coming soon.

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Postby bargainhunter » Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:26 am

Doesn't look like Firehouse Subs got added to this thread....

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Postby mscott07 » Sat Oct 15, 2011 6:45 pm

The lot directly next to Hobby Lobby is now being graded. Anyone know what is going up there??

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Postby MrM » Sun Oct 23, 2011 8:21 am

According to LoopNet, the lot next to Hobby Lobby is going to be Ulta and another bay.  The lot next to First National Bank is now being graded.  It is to be SuperCuts, Starbucks, Orange Leaf Yogurt and 2 other bays.  Charming Charlie is going in next to TJMaxx and Firehouse Subs.  Only two undeveloped lots left.

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Postby icejammer » Fri Oct 28, 2011 3:26 pm

bargainhunter wrote:Doesn't look like Firehouse Subs got added to this thread....


Or Men's Warehouse
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Postby icejammer » Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:45 am

Freddy’s now open at Metro Crossing

. . . Freddy’s Frozen Custards and Steakburgers opened its doors on Wednesday at 3607 Metro Drive in the Metro Crossing Shopping Center. This is Freddy’s first restaurant in Iowa, Breshears said.

“Freddy’s is the fifth-fastest growing chain in the nation,” he said. . . .
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Postby nativeomahan » Sat Dec 03, 2011 9:38 am

Freddy's is very popular in Papillion.  Great hot dogs.

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Postby icejammer » Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:03 pm

Cox Brothers BBQ, from Kansas, is (supposedly) slated to move into Metro Crossing later this year.
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Postby Brad » Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:46 am

icejammer wrote:Cox Brothers BBQ, from Kansas, is (supposedly) slated to move into Metro Crossing later this year.


I can confirm that.
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Postby icejammer » Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:50 pm

Firehouse Subs picks Bluffs for first Iowa/Nebraska location

A national sandwich chain recently opened its first location in the Iowa/Nebraska area, and the city chosen was Council Bluffs.

Firehouse Sub officials liked what they saw at the fast-growing Metro Crossing Shopping Center and opened their doors last Dec. 12 at 3815 Metro Drive across the road from the Target Store. . .

The company’s theme is based on the friendly, homey atmosphere one gets when visiting their local firehouse, Davis said. . .

There is firefighting equipment on display throughout the shop, plus a unique painting on a wall showing a modern local fire truck and two firefighters greeting the arrival of Lewis and Clark on their westward expedition in the early 1800s. . . .

The shop seats 50 indoors and 12 outdoors after the weather warm up, Davis said.

He predicted 10 shops would be opened in the metro area by 2020.
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Postby nebugeater » Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:34 pm

Covered over here in the Firehouse Sub Thread

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icejammer wrote:Firehouse Subs picks Bluffs for first Iowa/Nebraska location

A national sandwich chain recently opened its first location in the Iowa/Nebraska area, and the city chosen was Council Bluffs.

Firehouse Sub officials liked what they saw at the fast-growing Metro Crossing Shopping Center and opened their doors last Dec. 12 at 3815 Metro Drive across the road from the Target Store. . .

The company’s theme is based on the friendly, homey atmosphere one gets when visiting their local firehouse, Davis said. . .

There is firefighting equipment on display throughout the shop, plus a unique painting on a wall showing a modern local fire truck and two firefighters greeting the arrival of Lewis and Clark on their westward expedition in the early 1800s. . . .

The shop seats 50 indoors and 12 outdoors after the weather warm up, Davis said.

He predicted 10 shops would be opened in the metro area by 2020.
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Postby thenewguy » Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:09 am

They're good.  Get a#10
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Postby thenewguy » Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:58 am

Any word on the construction by first national?  looks like a strip mall
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Postby Brad » Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:00 am

thenewguy wrote:Any word on the construction by first national?  looks like a strip mall


I am not sure about that lot, but they are going to start on the lot next to Sherwin Williams soon.
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Postby EastCB » Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:12 pm

It will have Orange Leaf, Qdoba, Starbucks and Supercuts as well as other space for lease.

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Postby thenewguy » Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:45 am

Smashburger is closed for business.  no more details other than that notice on the sign in the window.

could be that their burgers aren't worth $7-9 without the accompanying drink or fries.  or we can go with bad spot...or saturated burger market...
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Postby icejammer » Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:57 pm

Coming soon to Metro Crossing Shopping Center: PepperJax Grill

PepperJax Grill is coming to Council Bluffs.

The Omaha-based casual restaurant will open this summer in the Metro Crossing Shopping Center, said Gary Rohwer, company president. . . .
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Postby Brad » Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:23 pm

icejammer wrote:
PepperJax Grill is coming to Council Bluffs.

The Omaha-based casual restaurant will open this summer in the Metro Crossing Shopping Center, said Gary Rohwer, company president. . . .


Awesome!  I love Pepperjax!
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Postby skinzfan23 » Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:28 pm

Glad to see that Pepperjax is expanding.  I still think that Runza should look into expanding in Iowa a little more.  I think that they only have two stores in the state.  I lived in eastern Iowa the past 3 years (Dubuque and Cedar Rapids) and people would always ask about Runza.

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Postby nebugeater » Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:54 pm

Pepperjax has their signs up and doesn't look like it will be too long before they open.  They are going in the location were Smashburgers was.
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Postby nebugeater » Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:15 pm

Brad wrote:
icejammer wrote:Cox Brothers BBQ, from Kansas, is (supposedly) slated to move into Metro Crossing later this year.


I can confirm that.



Dirt work is happening and there are signs up that say COMMING SOON  COx Bro BBQ.  The location is between Pizza Ranch and the Sherman WIlliams Paint store.
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Postby Brad » Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:38 pm

nebugeater wrote:Pepperjax has their signs up and doesn't look like it will be too long before they open.  They are going in the location were Smashburgers was.


Open Wednesday

Went to the VIP Night for the new Council Bluffs Pepperjax tonight.  Another nice store that should do well.  Same as most of the other Pepperjax with a few updates.  Some of it is because its in a former Smashburger, but Pepperjax has also updated its look a bit too.

Located in Metro Crossing with all the other restaurants along the east side.
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Postby nebugeater » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:00 pm

New plaza progressing nicly near First National.  


Orange Leaf, Qdoba, Starbucks for sure.



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Postby nebugeater » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:01 pm

Cox Bro BBQ building near Sherman Williams as of 8/17/2012

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Postby icejammer » Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:05 am

Bluffs Qdoba opening Friday

The newest dining option in Council Bluffs will open its doors this Friday.

Qdoba Mexican Grill, a fast-casual restaurant known for its fresh and innovative Mexican fare, is holding grand opening ceremonies at 10 a.m. at its Metro Crossing Shopping Center location at 3825 Denmark Drive. . .
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Postby icejammer » Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:02 pm

Starbucks to open Friday at Metro Crossing

The new Starbucks at the Metro Crossing Shopping Center in Council Bluffs is scheduled to open Friday. . .
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