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Postby nebugeater » Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:21 pm

Per their sign out front they are set to open at 11:00 on Thursday.   That would be Oct 25.

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

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Postby thenewguy » Sat Oct 27, 2012 4:50 am

Anyone eat cox yet?  i heard it was good
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Postby Big E » Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:27 am

I've never eaten Cox before.  I did hear most of their meat comes from the butt, though.
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Postby MadMartin8 » Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:37 am

thenewguy wrote:Anyone eat cox yet?  i heard it was good


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Postby Brad » Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:20 pm

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Postby HR Paperstacks » Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:32 am

Mmmm...genuine cox. And not only that, it's BBQ!

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Postby Brad » Thu Nov 01, 2012 3:23 pm

thenewguy wrote:Anyone eat [at] cox yet?  i heard it was good


Nebugeater and I went over there today.  It was good.  I didn't know what to expect since it was a "Fast Food" type restaurant (has a drive through window) but my lunch was good.  You order at the counter and they call your name when the food is ready.  We arrived at 11:30 and within a few min the line at lunch stretched from the counter all the way to the door and was that way the rest of the time we were there.  I had brisket and sausage, both were nice sized portions.   Nebugeater did point out that it wasn't very smokey, but other than that, the brisket was very tender and quite moist.  The sausage was good, nothing mind blowing, but still good.  I had Mashed Potatoes with cheese and mac n cheese for my sides.  Both could have been a bit warmer, but the flavor was fine.  I think the most things ranged from $9 to $13.

Overall a nice place and I would go back again.
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Postby nebugeater » Thu Nov 01, 2012 3:37 pm

Brad wrote:
thenewguy wrote:Anyone eat [at] cox yet?  i heard it was good


Nebugeater and I went over there today.  It was good.  I didn't know what to expect since it was a "Fast Food" type restaurant (has a drive through window) but my lunch was good.  You order at the counter and they call your name when the food is ready.  We arrived at 11:30 and within a few min the line at lunch stretched from the counter all the way to the door and was that way the rest of the time we were there.  I had brisket and sausage, both were nice sized portions.   Nebugeater did point out that it wasn't very smokey, but other than that, the brisket was very tender and quite moist.  The sausage was good, nothing mind blowing, but still good.  I had Mashed Potatoes with cheese and mac n cheese for my sides.  Both could have been a bit warmer, but the flavor was fine.  I think the most things ranged from $9 to $13.

Overall a nice place and I would go back again.



Will add my details in adition to what Brad had to say

We each had a two meat / two side combo

Service was quick and we had our food after only a few min of sitting down after ordering.


Overall I think that it was good too.  I will not grade them well on the baked beans, one of my sides.  I have had baked beans at a fair number of BBQ places and they were near the bottom of what I like, but that can just be a preferance thing.  I like them with a bit more bite to them when eating with BBQ.

The Brisket was great and as Brad stated, moist and I would all not a lot of fat as some Brisket can have.

THe Potato Salid I had as my second side was above Avg.

The Pulled Pork was good but I like it a little more smokey.  I always taste some without suace and this was a little bland

The three sauces I tried were fine.

Overall a good experience and I will go back.
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Postby Omaha_Gabe » Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:19 pm

A list of all current tenants:



Anchor Tenants
Bed Bath & Beyond, Dollar Tree, Hobby Lobby, PetSmart, TJ Maxx, Ulta


America's Best Contacts & Eye
Aspen Dental
Buffalo Wild Wings
Charming Charlie
Christopher & Banks
Dress Barn
Famous Footwear
Firehouse Subs
Freddy's Custard
GameStop
Kohl's
Lane Bryant
Longhorn Steakhouse
Mattress People
Maurices
Men's Wearhouse
Metro Nail Spa
Olive Garden
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt
Panda Express
Panera Bread
PNL dba 1st Nat'l Bank Omaha
Qdoba Mexican Grill
RadioShack
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Sherwin Williams
Smashburger
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Postby Brad » Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:21 pm

Omaha_Gabe wrote:A list of all current tenants:


Smashburger


Smashburger close and is now a Pepperjax.  Been open several months.
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Postby EastCB » Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:05 pm

There is also a Target there.

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Postby icejammer » Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:14 pm

Kay Jewelers coming to Council Bluffs' Metro Crossing

Kay Jewelers is coming to Metro Crossing in Council Bluffs.

The city is ready to issue a building permit to Kay, a part of Sterling Jewelers Inc. of Akron, Ohio, according to chief building official Steve Carmichael.

“There’s a permit ready for the contractor to pick it up,” Carmichael said. “They just need to stop by and pay.”

Kay Jewelers will fill the vacant location at 3617 Denmark Drive, Suite 500, near Panera Bread.The jewelry store is expected to open in April, according to Kim Kanary with Sterling. . . .
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Postby icejammer » Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:30 am

Too bad, this was pretty decent BBQ:

Cox Brothers BBQ closes at Metro Crossing

Cox Brothers BBQ has closed its doors in the Metro Crossing Shopping Center, said the franchise’s owner.

The restaurant closed following last Saturday’s business, said Blake Bauer, CEO of HCI Hospitality. The restaurant’s catering service will continue out of a partner company, Ingredient, located at Midtown Crossing in Omaha, Bauer said. . .

. . .Workers on Monday were renovating the interior for a possible new eatery.

“We plan to lease the building to another restaurateur,” he said, adding that the search for a new eatery hasn’t yet started.
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Postby S33 » Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:33 am

Never had a chance to try it, unfortunately.
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Postby skinzfan23 » Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:40 am

I tried it twice and thought the meat was very good.  The only thing I think that held them back was the price.  For a few pieces of meat on a bun, one side and a drink, it was around $10.  Although BBQ is usually a little more expensive due to the time and effort put into the smoking of the meats, I just think the pricepoint was a little too high for casual restaurant in CB.  I had a voucher to use there, but it looks like that won't be happening.

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Postby EastCB » Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:07 am

I tried it once.  It was good. But apparently not good enough for me to want to go back. Better BBQ at Boxers or Hog Stop in CB. Price wasn't a concern.

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Postby S33 » Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:18 am

EastCB wrote:I tried it once.  It was good. But apparently not good enough for me to want to go back. Better BBQ at Boxers or Hog Stop in CB. Price wasn't a concern.
Boxers is where I go. Sometimes I'll even just stop in to get their pre-cooked ribs from the cooler.
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Postby xxtyderxx » Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:10 pm

My friend that works at Famous Dave's said they are moving into Cox brothers building and it's going to be fast casual dining, so she is out of a job (there will be no servers).

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Postby nebugeater » Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:19 pm

xxtyderxx wrote:My friend that works at Famous Dave's said they are moving into Cox brothers building and it's going to be fast casual dining, so she is out of a job (there will be no servers).



So will they be closing by the Arena? I would assume so as close as the locations would be.
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Re: Metro Crossing: I-80 and I-29 (east)

Postby Omaha_Gabe » Thu Mar 27, 2014 4:13 pm

Cox to become Famous Dave's - Confirmed

With the MAC location in the final year of its lease, he said it made sense to move to a more heavily trafficked area.
"As amazing as business has been over the years, the visibility hasn't been very good," he said. "It never developed like we thought it would when we chose that location 10 years ago."



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Postby skinzfan23 » Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:14 pm

Good move for Famous Dave's but I really liked the feel of their current building by the Mid America Center. Too bad the rest of the development never came to fruition.

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Postby nebugeater » Mon May 19, 2014 8:45 am

Looks like the Famous Dave's in the former Cox BBQ location is opening today.

Wonder if they will grow this concept at other locations. Basically Cox format with FD menu.



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"Our prices are a little lower, but the value is still there," Yakopec said. "You will still get a big plate."

All of the barbeque options at the former location will be available in the spot, she said.
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Re: Metro Crossing: I-80 and I-29 (east)

Postby skinzfan23 » Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:46 am

Dick's Sporting Goods store proposed for C.B.

A Dick’s Sporting Goods store may be coming to Council Bluffs.

The City Council Monday evening will be asked to amend the original commercial development plan around the Target store at Metro Crossing Shopping Center, a change that could open the door to the retailer, according to the Community Development Department

The description of the requested City Council action notes the eventual plan is to subdivide the vacant property that Target owns to allow a Dick’s Sporting Goods near the Target store and a future multi-tenant building built in the current Target parking lot.


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Whats getting built next to the Olive Garden?
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Postby EastCB » Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:42 pm

I heard it is a building to house The Buckle and another business.

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Postby Omaha_Gabe » Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:19 pm

EastCB wrote:I heard it is a building to house The Buckle and another business.


Moving the buckle would be the absolute nail in the coffin for the mall... I have an idea for the old mall but doubt the owners would invest hah

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Re: Metro Crossing: I-80 and I-29 (east)

Postby tonylaw74 » Mon Feb 09, 2015 2:45 pm

According to this article, the Radio Shack at Metro Crossing is one of the Radio Shack's slated to close within the next couple of months.

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Postby skinzfan23 » Mon Feb 09, 2015 3:58 pm

tonylaw74 wrote:According to this article, the Radio Shack at Metro Crossing is one of the Radio Shack's slated to close within the next couple of months.

I just saw that also. It appears that there are currently 10 in the metro and only 3 are scheduled to close.

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Re: Metro Crossing: I-80 and I-29 (east)

Postby Seth » Tue Feb 10, 2015 1:24 pm

skinzfan23 wrote:It appears that there are currently 10 in the metro and only 3 are scheduled to close.


I am surprised there are that many. That's almost as many as there are Scooters!

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Re: Metro Crossing: I-80 and I-29 (east)

Postby Omaha_Gabe » Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:21 pm

New area by Panera

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Dick's breaking ground

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Re: Metro Crossing: I-80 and I-29 (east)

Postby Omaha_Gabe » Wed Jun 03, 2015 10:52 pm

Confirmed the Buckle will move into the new building

Also from what I was told is a Verizon store will go in as well (not too sure as there's a Verizon next jcpenny not too far away)

Person also stated Chik-fil-a will be moving in either there or in the area

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Postby nebugeater » Wed Sep 09, 2015 1:18 pm

Omaha_Gabe wrote:Confirmed the Buckle will move into the new building

Also from what I was told is a Verizon store will go in as well (not too sure as there's a Verizon next jcpenny not too far away)

Person also stated Chik-fil-a will be moving in either there or in the area


May have been this way for some time already but the Verizon store near JCP is closed
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Postby tonylaw74 » Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:40 am

The sign for the Verizon store near Panera is now up.

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Re: Metro Crossing: I-80 and I-29 (east)

Postby Omaha_Gabe » Tue Feb 23, 2016 6:46 pm

Sakura Sushi will be opening next to Ulta and the clinic. Sign is already up

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Re: Metro Crossing: I-80 and I-29 (east)

Postby Omaha_Gabe » Thu Jul 14, 2016 4:24 pm

Does anyone know what they are building in front of Dicks/target?

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Re: Metro Crossing: I-80 and I-29 (east)

Postby hawksfan87 » Thu Jul 14, 2016 8:47 pm

Supposedly its going to be the new building for Cox Communications and the building on McPherson that they currently are in will be sold.

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Postby Omaha_Gabe » Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:57 pm

hawksfan87 wrote:Supposedly its going to be the new building for Cox Communications and the building on McPherson that they currently are in will be sold.



Confirmed this will be a Cox solutions store

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Postby skinzfan23 » Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:58 am

Final property being developed at Metro Crossing


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Mark Andersen who, in partnership with Kimco Realty, developed the Metro Crossing shopping center, said he is serving as general contractor for the four-bay, 10,000-square-foot addition to the shopping center that is now under construction east of Dick’s Sporting Goods.

Kasia Yuska, a spokesperson for Pine Tree Development, the owner of Metro Crossing, said the only signed lease for the new building is with Cox Communications.

The 299,578-square-foot shopping center is anchored by Dick’s Sporting Goods, TJ Maxx, Hobby Lobby, PetSmart, Bed Bath & Beyond, Dollar Tree and Ulta, among others. In addition to a variety of restaurants and other tenants, Metro Crossing features shadow-anchors Target and Kohl’s.

Yuska said the purchase price was $51.55 million.

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Re: Metro Crossing: I-80 and I-29 (east)

Postby Omaha_Gabe » Mon Oct 03, 2016 8:08 am

looks like famous Dave's failed - it will now be Kansas City BBQ


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