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October 23, 2016

I-45 expansion runs over another popular eatery

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  • kevjlang posted at 11:09 am on Thu, Feb 13, 2014.

    kevjlang Posts: 4036

    Laura, do you know what the other shops that have recently closed at the Bay Area interchange are planning on doing? I think it was a T-Mobile office, a carpet store, and I can't remember what else have also closed near Panera. I think that store pad was built even more recently than Panera and Chick-Fil-A.

    Also, did you know that your web gurus now have the website set up so that you can only access comments through mobile web? You can access through desktop browsers if you change "www" to "m" in the URL. I don't think you can get to the Forum page through Mobile Web, though. This has been going on for about a day. I logged a support request, but I don't think anyone looks at those anymore.

  • sverige1 posted at 11:57 am on Thu, Feb 13, 2014.

    sverige1 Posts: 4054

    A drive-thru for Panera. Nice. Would be the utmost attractive if they turned to 24-hour. Then, I'd drive up whenever I get the notion to. All in all, how grand it will be when the interstate gets its long overdue widening.

    OK...y'all give us the scoop. Are the forums undergoing some kind of overhaul? Would be nice if we contributing readers got the scoop.

  • sverige1 posted at 12:25 pm on Thu, Feb 13, 2014.

    sverige1 Posts: 4054

    Chick-Fil-A can stay closed. In its place, how about an outdoor ice house that opens up through the garage doors? Kind of like that other one you always could see off the freeway, I believe when going north, and right after passing Texas City.

  • lauraelder posted at 1:55 pm on Thu, Feb 13, 2014.

    lauraelder Posts: 159 Staff

    Hi Kevin,
    I had trouble tracking down other stores that were affected. I couldn't remember some of the names, but I've got some feelers out trying to track them down. As soon as I know, I'll buzz it.
    I'm not sure what was happening with the forums. It appears everything is working again now.

  • Bigjim posted at 2:50 pm on Thu, Feb 13, 2014.

    Bigjim Posts: 1311

    Only comments working are from today. Older one;s not working Love your
    new on what going on!
    Thanks Jim

  • lauraelder posted at 7:30 pm on Thu, Feb 13, 2014.

    lauraelder Posts: 159 Staff

    Hi BigJim,
    I'll report that to IT. And glad you like Biz Buzz!

  • kayceee posted at 6:42 am on Fri, Feb 14, 2014.

    kayceee Posts: 1

    Will the other store/restaurants in front of Best Buy be closing too (Bonefish, Pei Wei Friday's)?

  • lauraelder posted at 7:40 am on Fri, Feb 14, 2014.

    lauraelder Posts: 159 Staff

    I'll keep working to get answers. I hope to have more in next Thursday's Buzz.

  • kevjlang posted at 9:37 am on Fri, Feb 14, 2014.

    kevjlang Posts: 4036

    I would expect that Pei Wei and Friday's should be OK. They're almost all the way back to where the old Border's store was. However, nothing there would surprise me anymore. Overall, it seems like TxDOT is figuring out their plans on whims. I'm pretty sure this widening project has been in work for more than 10 years. Not sure why those buildings would have been permitted for those locations if TxDOT had been doing any planning.

  • marlaTmarek posted at 6:24 am on Tue, Feb 18, 2014.

    marlaTmarek Posts: 3

    Hey Laura, do you happen to know what is going on behind Pappas Seafood?