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RE: NIU CONVO events (or lack thereof)
(03-07-2018 11:33 AM)Dog Fan Wrote:  
(03-07-2018 11:22 AM)NIU007 Wrote:  
(03-07-2018 08:39 AM)Dog Fan Wrote:  
(03-06-2018 09:48 PM)Dtownboys Wrote:  
(03-06-2018 01:52 PM)Dog Fan Wrote:  It seems like DeKalb/Sycamore has lost SO much in recent years. Bars, small shops, larger retailers, etc. Carson's is in the process of closing now. The only department store left is Kohl's. Smaller clothing stores have disappeared. While a lot of this is a national tend, it's pretty sad to see in DeKalb/Sycamore. For sure, they REALLY went downhill when the Grotto closed. 03-weeping

Grotto still open just changed names. Classier. There's a few bars downtown but not targeting college. Rosatis is real nice but not a traditional bar. Fattys still the best IMO. There are a few more developments planned so hopefully that will jump start growth. Only events at convo that are popular are country shows. I'm guessing niu doesn't have budget to attract big acts. One other bright spot downtown is the Egyptian theatre. They're bringing in lots of entertainment and they are expanding their lineup. I'd recommend you check it out.

Nope, the Grotto is gone (but not forgotten). Classier? The true Grotto could never be classed up, and we patrons would not want it that way! Give me the carpeting with stains, the walls with caked up something or other, and the faint smell of a Shell No-Pest Strip any day!! 03-hissyfit

The least they could have done is put the old library carpet in there.

Does it have the appropriate staining? 04-jawdrop

I figured that was your job.
03-07-2018 11:38 AM
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Looks like Naperville is planning a new entertainment and sports complex. I would assume this will add more competition for events in the area.

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03-12-2018 11:41 AM
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With Calamos being an Alum, should have asked them about naming rights to the convo and they could host all the concerts they want.
03-12-2018 12:28 PM
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(03-06-2018 08:22 PM)Big_Man Wrote:  A new bar and grill will be opening in the torn down Ottos building. Name will be Tavern on Lincoln. The cornerstone building will be a nice building block or downtown DeKalb.
That's good news. I hope this drives some other places to open up. What is up with McCabes - they renovate and never open?
Isn't there an Irish bar-grill in downtown section?
Going to Larkin-Benet super sectional game tonight and will stop for food at either Eduardo's, Fatty's, or Tom and Jerry's. My 3rd high school super sectional game at NIU and they are always loud and fun. Dreaming of NIU bball having that atmosphere again. Just like the early 80's.
03-13-2018 04:29 PM
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