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(12-27-2018 04:44 PM)JoeNovak Wrote:  
(12-27-2018 11:06 AM)HuskiePride12 Wrote:  I think a brewery would actually do pretty decent and they wouldn’t have to completely rely on the restaurant portion if they distribute beer already and produce there.

To me the brewery would be a great idea. It would be a great place to go pre and post football games. It could have some sort of huskie name or theme to it. The college kids would enjoy it and who doesn’t like fresh beer? Look at Chicago.....there’s over 100 in the area and most in the nation. If that many can survive there then one in Dekalb would thrive. Wouldn’t be much competition in Dekalb area.

Already a brewery in DeKalb. “The Forge”. It is on 6th st. Just north of the tracks. Also located in Sycamore, but the beer is brewed in DeKalb. And just south of town, on Keslinger Rd, is Whiskey Acres, a distillery with a tasting room
12-27-2018 05:13 PM
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(12-27-2018 02:45 PM)randyfensfanclub1 Wrote:  I heard they have had a lot of problems trying to develop that corner. The City of DeKalb has been strong armed by a NIU and some select fans and have already rejected offers from the following brands:

Buffalo Wild Wings
Bobcat Equipment
Red Hawk Bar and Grill
Kent Corporation
Falken Tires
Rocket Mortgage
Bronco Packaging
Eagle Foods
Cardinal Liquors
Chippewa Boots
Zipz Ice Cream

Although I did hear a rumor that this bar was looking to expand, thought that corner might have some nostalgia for them....
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2...eopen.html 05-duck

Great dive bar.
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(12-27-2018 04:44 PM)JoeNovak Wrote:  
(12-27-2018 11:06 AM)HuskiePride12 Wrote:  I think a brewery would actually do pretty decent and they wouldn’t have to completely rely on the restaurant portion if they distribute beer already and produce there.

To me the brewery would be a great idea. It would be a great place to go pre and post football games. It could have some sort of huskie name or theme to it. The college kids would enjoy it and who doesn’t like fresh beer? Look at Chicago.....there’s over 100 in the area and most in the nation. If that many can survive there then one in Dekalb would thrive. Wouldn’t be much competition in Dekalb area.

I don’t think the lot is large enough for any of those ideas. Not enough parking under current codes I think.
12-27-2018 05:51 PM
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12-27-2018 07:01 PM
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The next time someone drives into DeKalb from the airport, could you snap some pics as a recruit would see the city and campus the first time and post them here?

A first impression of your possible home for the next five years probably has a significant impact on some recruits who have multiple options.

I'm curious as to how charming/dumpy the city looks as you enter it.
12-28-2018 12:21 PM
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(12-28-2018 12:21 PM)Huckin Fuskie Wrote:  The next time someone drives into DeKalb from the airport, could you snap some pics as a recruit would see the city and campus the first time and post them here?

A first impression of your possible home for the next five years probably has a significant impact on some recruits who have multiple options.

I'm curious as to how charming/dumpy the city looks as you enter it.

Need a large NIU sign off 88. And a sign on Annie glidden saying something like “now entering huskie country” just anything to get some school pride going.
12-28-2018 12:25 PM
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(12-28-2018 12:25 PM)JoeNovak Wrote:  
(12-28-2018 12:21 PM)Huckin Fuskie Wrote:  The next time someone drives into DeKalb from the airport, could you snap some pics as a recruit would see the city and campus the first time and post them here?

A first impression of your possible home for the next five years probably has a significant impact on some recruits who have multiple options.

I'm curious as to how charming/dumpy the city looks as you enter it.

Need a large NIU sign off 88. And a sign on Annie glidden saying something like “now entering huskie country” just anything to get some school pride going.

I was wondering if the main entrance road has run-down houses with washing machines on the lawns and cars up on jacks, abandoned commercial sites or otherwise makes DeKalb look like Hooterville as you enter it. Or it might be very nice. I'm just curious.
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(12-28-2018 12:25 PM)JoeNovak Wrote:  
(12-28-2018 12:21 PM)Huckin Fuskie Wrote:  The next time someone drives into DeKalb from the airport, could you snap some pics as a recruit would see the city and campus the first time and post them here?

A first impression of your possible home for the next five years probably has a significant impact on some recruits who have multiple options.

I'm curious as to how charming/dumpy the city looks as you enter it.

Need a large NIU sign off 88. And a sign on Annie glidden saying something like “now entering huskie country” just anything to get some school pride going.

Like it!
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I really hope DeKalb doesn’t drop the ball on this one.
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(12-27-2018 11:37 AM)Dtownboys Wrote:  Chase Bank is what I’ve heard.

Hopefully they can push them towards the plot of land where the meth motel is vacant.
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(12-28-2018 06:58 PM)HuskiePride12 Wrote:  
(12-27-2018 11:37 AM)Dtownboys Wrote:  Chase Bank is what I’ve heard.

Hopefully they can push them towards the plot of land where the meth motel is vacant.

How has that not been bulldozed yet? That’s quite an eyesore. If you knock it down you will eradicate the AIDS virus from Dekalb.
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(12-27-2018 02:45 PM)randyfensfanclub1 Wrote:  I heard they have had a lot of problems trying to develop that corner. The City of DeKalb has been strong armed by a NIU and some select fans and have already rejected offers from the following brands:

Buffalo Wild Wings
Bobcat Equipment
Red Hawk Bar and Grill
Kent Corporation
Falken Tires
Rocket Mortgage
Bronco Packaging
Eagle Foods
Cardinal Liquors
Chippewa Boots
Zipz Ice Cream

Although I did hear a rumor that this bar was looking to expand, thought that corner might have some nostalgia for them....
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2...eopen.html 05-duck

If I were NIU or DeKalb I would nix any ideas for a liquor store or bar there. That is a prime location, no need to trash it up with something else alcohol related so people can see stumbling drunks or alcoholics coming out of there. NIU should buy it and put a green area there with some very nice landscaping, sculpture, NIU signage. That area of Lincoln Hwy needs an image upgrade anyway. It already looks decrepit enough. Let BWW or a bank develop where that nasty motel sits.
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