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Chip Whitley
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Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Postby Chip Whitley » October 11th, 2017, 8:09 am

I hope this Taco John's news is real although I fear it's not. I've long said a Taco Bell/ Taco John's would do well in Uptown. Especially one of Taco Bell's newer concepts that serve alcohol. That would do well in Uptown (replace Arby's???). However, I love Taco John's so I wouldn't mind that either.

In other Uptown news, the official Uptown Target opening date is now October 22. It had previously been reported as October 18 but it appears that is a soft opening only. I live in Revel, the building that Target is in, and they are hosting an event on the 18th to celebrate Target opening. It says tickets will be given out to give you access into Target to shop. Kind of weird to think of needing a ticket to shop at a Target but I guess it's because it's only a soft opening.

Lastly, does anyone have any updates on the Uptown hotel opening date? Their web site says "Late 2017" which is right around now.

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Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Postby mnmike » October 11th, 2017, 9:01 am

Chip Whitley wrote:
October 11th, 2017, 8:09 am
I hope this Taco John's news is real although I fear it's not. I've long said a Taco Bell/ Taco John's would do well in Uptown. Especially one of Taco Bell's newer concepts that serve alcohol. That would do well in Uptown (replace Arby's???). However, I love Taco John's so I wouldn't mind that either.

Full circle? Taco bell was in uptown, I think on the empty Calhoun Square lot. Oh, but uptown is being ruined, there were never chains before!...all the hipsters will say :roll: lol

PS, I feel like it Taco Johns was really opening there...they would put more than a few fliers taped to the outside of the windows? But I see that's already been discussed.

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Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Postby HiawathaGuy » October 11th, 2017, 10:46 am

Chip Whitley wrote:
October 11th, 2017, 8:09 am
In other Uptown news, the official Uptown Target opening date is now October 22. It had previously been reported as October 18 but it appears that is a soft opening only. I live in Revel, the building that Target is in, and they are hosting an event on the 18th to celebrate Target opening. It says tickets will be given out to give you access into Target to shop. Kind of weird to think of needing a ticket to shop at a Target but I guess it's because it's only a soft opening.
Target does this for friends and family to check out/try out the new store. I opened the downtown store in 2001 and our soft opening was done exactly the same. It's a means of testing the systems before they're really open to guests. Plus it's always fun to be a part of something special - specifically for those who've been spending months working on the place.

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Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Postby buzz » October 17th, 2017, 5:28 pm

Chip Whitley wrote:
October 11th, 2017, 8:09 am
I hope this Taco John's news is real although I fear it's not. I've long said a Taco Bell/ Taco John's would do well in Uptown. Especially one of Taco Bell's newer concepts that serve alcohol. That would do well in Uptown (replace Arby's???). However, I love Taco John's so I wouldn't mind that either.

In other Uptown news, the official Uptown Target opening date is now October 22. It had previously been reported as October 18 but it appears that is a soft opening only. I live in Revel, the building that Target is in, and they are hosting an event on the 18th to celebrate Target opening. It says tickets will be given out to give you access into Target to shop. Kind of weird to think of needing a ticket to shop at a Target but I guess it's because it's only a soft opening.

Lastly, does anyone have any updates on the Uptown hotel opening date? Their web site says "Late 2017" which is right around now.
The new Target store opened today - I walked in while folks from the corporate office were speaking and celebrating the opening. Got a nice canvas bag and some snacks.

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Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Postby Chip Whitley » October 18th, 2017, 8:01 am

I visited the Uptown Target yesterday as well. The major and CEO of Target were there. Lots of free samples. I was happily surprised by the layout and selection. I thought a Target of this size would not carry certain items compared to a full-size Target. However, everything I'd expect to see in a full-size Target was there, just a smaller selection. They had items like TVs, a decent fresh meat/ produce area, and household decor that I didn't really expect. The clothing they had, although somewhat limited, was stuff that I might actually buy. The hours are kind of weird. They are open until 11pm on Saturday but not Friday. But overall, I'm happy Target decided to open up in Uptown.


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