WilCo wrote: Kelley USA wrote:
muncien wrote:Alamo Draft house is now giving 'FULL VALIDATION' instead of 2-hour validation. So now you can feel free to hang out in the area afterwards.
Is it just me, or does this particular thread predict the future? lol
Hmmm, that's interesting. I wonder if Alamo is picking up the additional cost in some sort of way? If not, then if I'm Thirsty Lion or YardHouse or any of the other restaurants I'm going straight to the owners and demanding I be able to give full validation as well.
Oh, forgot to mention that Nosh N Bottle is open. It's very soft right now and they're still waiting for liquor license etc... But I popped in on Sunday. Super nice people and really great place!
Yeah we went to Nosh as well a couple weeks ago and it was pretty nice. The people were super friendly. The sandwiches were a bit expensive but good both times I've been.
I always find it funny that these developments wait until public opinion/outrage to change things instead of using common sense from the getgo. People don't like being nickle'd and dime'd, you'd think they'd learn that by now. I'm guessing they just want to see what they can get away with at the beginning and then start to change things.
No kidding... In fact, smart business approach requires the exact opposite of what they did. They should have pushed for a free parking appraoch for the first few months of operation, ran tons of happy hour specials, and not even considered a cover charge until they've sucked enough people and attention into developement. The fact that much of the supporting population (hotels, northshore apartements, on-site office space) won't exist for the first six months to a year is all the more reason to have give aways at the open.
Instead, the people who were excited about this most, the early adopters who are supposed to be your ambassadors, go out and complain about being nickle and dimed. Not a good way to kick things off. But, I still have confidence that this will be a hit as more supporting developement gets going. There really isn't just anything else to do around here for miles... so it kinda has no choice. lol