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Yet another collegetown bar bites the dust

Posted by Ben Rocky '04 
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Re: Another new restaurant
Posted by: Trotsky (---.washdc.fios.verizon.net)
Date: February 15, 2022 04:06AM

I miss the Chapter House. And the Chariot.

The demise of C-Town and the green space on campus truly sucks. Trantor won.

But I never saw the elm trees, so I never really saw Cornell anyway.


 
Re: Another new restaurant
Posted by: billhoward (---.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net)
Date: February 15, 2022 08:34AM

There was mass planting of trees in the 1970s -- an Asian species suited to Ithaca's climate? gingko trees? -- but I don't recall there ever being a time when East Avenue, the main road through campus, ever approached having an arched canopy. Meanwhile, Princeton has hundreds of elm trees along one of its roads, the one where some of the rec sports are played.

Does anyone recall if the replacement trees ever took hold, if there was a mass die-off, or if they just weren't able to attain the same heights as the storied elms?
 
Re: Another new restaurant
Posted by: Scersk '97 (38.81.106.---)
Date: February 15, 2022 01:59PM

Trotsky
But I never saw the elm trees, so I never really saw Cornell anyway.

Beneath green elms with branches bowed…

Der Schmerz!
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/15/2022 02:03PM by Scersk '97.
 
Re: Another new restaurant
Posted by: Trotsky (---.net.cia.gov)
Date: February 15, 2022 02:59PM

billhoward
There was mass planting of trees in the 1970s -- an Asian species suited to Ithaca's climate? gingko trees? -- but I don't recall there ever being a time when East Avenue, the main road through campus, ever approached having an arched canopy. Meanwhile, Princeton has hundreds of elm trees along one of its roads, the one where some of the rec sports are played.

Does anyone recall if the replacement trees ever took hold, if there was a mass die-off, or if they just weren't able to attain the same heights as the storied elms?
IINM the Aggies have been beavering away for decades trying to design elms that survive whatever the Dutch plague was. I mean, I assume they will eventually figure it out... the same time Day Hall declares no grass or trees will be permitted on campus because they do not have a sufficiently high ROI per mm2.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/15/2022 03:00PM by Trotsky.
 
Re: Another new restaurant
Posted by: Trotsky (---.net.cia.gov)
Date: February 15, 2022 03:08PM

Scersk '97
Trotsky
But I never saw the elm trees, so I never really saw Cornell anyway.

Beneath green elms with branches bowed…


I wake at night and think I hear remembered chimes.
And mem'ry brings in visions clear Enchanted times.
Beneath green elms with branches bowed,
In springtime suns,
Or touching elbows in a crowd
Of eager ones.
Again, I'm hurrying past the tow'rs
Or with the teams,
Or spending precious idling hours in golden dreams.


Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/15/2022 03:09PM by Trotsky.

 
Re: Another new restaurant
Posted by: Scersk '97 (38.81.106.---)
Date: February 15, 2022 08:38PM

Trotsky
Scersk '97
Trotsky
But I never saw the elm trees, so I never really saw Cornell anyway.

Beneath green elms with branches bowed…

I wake at night and think I hear remembered chimes.

In my Glee Club alum incarnation, I desperately miss singing this particular Cornell song at the Chariot.

But the only golden dreams I dream of are ECAC championships.
 
Re: Another new restaurant
Posted by: George64 (---.hsd1.fl.comcast.net)
Date: February 15, 2022 09:11PM

Trotsky

I wake at night and think I hear remembered chimes.
And mem'ry brings in visions clear Enchanted times.
Beneath green elms with branches bowed,
In springtime suns,
Or touching elbows in a crowd
Of eager ones.
Again, I'm hurrying past the tow'rs
Or with the teams,
Or spending precious idling hours in golden dreams.


Beautiful memories. Thank you.
 
Re: Another new restaurant
Posted by: Cornell95 (8.47.99.---)
Date: February 19, 2022 11:48PM

One of the species that was planted as a potential replacemennt was the Zelcova Serrata
There was a substantial number planted, I distinctly remember a bunch in front of Lincoln on the Arts quad

They unfortunately don't reach the same towering height, and while they do have a similar vase shape that would create the desired 'arch' form over narrower spans, they also didnt handle snow/ice load as well and were known to split badly. While I was on campus in the 90s it seemed like every other one had been 'saved' with cabling

I recall there were several research efforts to find resistant cultivars... but it is a serious endeavor and the time required for research, commercialization and then growth to a mature replacement size tree is multiple decades of effort. There are of course additional emerging disease issues hitting other species now (the Ash tree will be practically non-existent in the NorthEast in the next 5 years).
 
Re: Another new restaurant
Posted by: Scersk '97 (38.81.106.---)
Date: February 19, 2022 11:58PM

Cornell95
One of the species that was planted as a potential replacemennt was the Zelcova Serrata
There was a substantial number planted, I distinctly remember a bunch in front of Lincoln on the Arts quad

They unfortunately don't reach the same towering height, and while they do have a similar vase shape that would create the desired 'arch' form over narrower spans, they also didnt handle snow/ice load as well and were known to split badly. While I was on campus in the 90s it seemed like every other one had been 'saved' with cabling

I recall there were several research efforts to find resistant cultivars... but it is a serious endeavor and the time required for research, commercialization and then growth to a mature replacement size tree is multiple decades of effort. There are of course additional emerging disease issues hitting other species now (the Ash tree will be practically non-existent in the NorthEast in the next 5 years).

I think my solution would be to widen the tree planting verge (whatever you want to call it—by the road) and go with oaks, but then they are a bit randomly shed-dy of branches at inopportune moments. And lots of moving sidewalks, etc. Whatever works. Just no puff-ball dwarfs, dammit!

What's happening to ashes is a tragedy. Lost three huge ones along our neighbor's back fence (southern CT) just this year.
 
Re: Yet another collegetown bar bites the dust
Posted by: RichH (---.washdc.fios.verizon.net)
Date: February 26, 2022 12:54PM

Huh. Hadn’t heard (or forgot) about this:

[cornellsun.com]

A quote from an early patron: “Here, I can sit down with my friends and grab a beer and pizza, which is not an experience I really had before.”

Didn’t have that experience. IN COLLEGETOWN.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/26/2022 12:56PM by RichH.
 
Re: Yet another collegetown bar bites the dust
Posted by: Scersk '97 (38.81.106.---)
Date: February 26, 2022 03:08PM

RichH
A quote from an early patron: “Here, I can sit down with my friends and grab a beer and pizza, which is not an experience I really had before.”

Didn’t have that experience. IN COLLEGETOWN.

Also: "The one thing Collegetown was missing was a sports bar vibe."

Yeah, the one thing that's never missing anywhere is a sports bar "vibe."

Interiors look sterile to me. I'll never get the fetish for exposed lightbulbs.
 
Re: Yet another collegetown bar bites the dust
Posted by: Trotsky (---.washdc.fios.verizon.net)
Date: February 26, 2022 06:38PM

Scersk '97
I'll never get the fetish for exposed lightbulbs.
It's 2010-2019 for "Naugahyde."

Each period's gimmicks quickly date themselves.

cf. granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances.
Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 02/26/2022 06:42PM by Trotsky.
 
Re: Yet another collegetown bar bites the dust
Posted by: RichH (---.washdc.fios.verizon.net)
Date: February 26, 2022 08:11PM

Trotsky
Scersk '97
I'll never get the fetish for exposed lightbulbs.
It's 2010-2019 for "Naugahyde."

Each period's gimmicks quickly date themselves.

cf. granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances.

Orange and olive Formica forever, because the 1970s aesthetic was the peak of modern society. Anything else are just passing fads.
 
Re: Yet another collegetown bar bites the dust
Posted by: Trotsky (---.washdc.fios.verizon.net)
Date: February 26, 2022 08:38PM

RichH
Trotsky
Scersk '97
I'll never get the fetish for exposed lightbulbs.
It's 2010-2019 for "Naugahyde."

Each period's gimmicks quickly date themselves.

cf. granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances.

Orange and olive Formica forever, because the 1970s aesthetic was the peak of modern society. Anything else are just passing fads.
And whatever this is called:


 
Re: Yet another collegetown bar bites the dust
Posted by: Jeff Hopkins '82 (---.44.98.30.res-cmts.sm.ptd.net)
Date: February 26, 2022 08:53PM

Trotsky
RichH
Trotsky
Scersk '97
I'll never get the fetish for exposed lightbulbs.
It's 2010-2019 for "Naugahyde."

Each period's gimmicks quickly date themselves.

cf. granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances.

Orange and olive Formica forever, because the 1970s aesthetic was the peak of modern society. Anything else are just passing fads.
And whatever this is called:


It's called ugly.
 
Re: Yet another collegetown bar bites the dust
Posted by: Trotsky (---.washdc.fios.verizon.net)
Date: February 26, 2022 09:05PM

Jeff Hopkins '82
Trotsky
RichH
Trotsky
Scersk '97
I'll never get the fetish for exposed lightbulbs.
It's 2010-2019 for "Naugahyde."

Each period's gimmicks quickly date themselves.

cf. granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances.

Orange and olive Formica forever, because the 1970s aesthetic was the peak of modern society. Anything else are just passing fads.
And whatever this is called:


It's called ugly.

You wouldn't say that if Lana Turner were wiping it down.


 
Re: Yet another collegetown bar bites the dust
Posted by: Roy 82 (---.hsd1.ca.comcast.net)
Date: February 26, 2022 09:11PM

Jeff Hopkins '82
Trotsky
RichH
Trotsky
Scersk '97
I'll never get the fetish for exposed lightbulbs.
It's 2010-2019 for "Naugahyde."

Each period's gimmicks quickly date themselves.

cf. granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances.

Orange and olive Formica forever, because the 1970s aesthetic was the peak of modern society. Anything else are just passing fads.
And whatever this is called:


It's called ugly.

Mid-century ugly to be precise.
 
Re: Yet another collegetown bar bites the dust
Posted by: Scersk '97 (38.81.106.---)
Date: February 26, 2022 09:25PM

RichH
Trotsky
Scersk '97
I'll never get the fetish for exposed lightbulbs.
It's 2010-2019 for "Naugahyde."

Each period's gimmicks quickly date themselves.

cf. granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances.

Orange and olive Formica forever, because the 1970s aesthetic was the peak of modern society. Anything else are just passing fads.

That picture Greg linked to was beautiful.

The 70s ski lodge aesthetic will always have my heart.
 
Re: Yet another collegetown bar bites the dust
Posted by: Jeff Hopkins '82 (---.44.98.30.res-cmts.sm.ptd.net)
Date: February 26, 2022 09:36PM

Trotsky
Jeff Hopkins '82
Trotsky
RichH
Trotsky
Scersk '97
I'll never get the fetish for exposed lightbulbs.
It's 2010-2019 for "Naugahyde."

Each period's gimmicks quickly date themselves.

cf. granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances.

Orange and olive Formica forever, because the 1970s aesthetic was the peak of modern society. Anything else are just passing fads.
And whatever this is called:


It's called ugly.

You wouldn't say that if Lana Turner were wiping it down.


I think I'd probably ask, "Who's that beautiful woman wiping down that ugly counter?" rolleyes
 
Re: Yet another collegetown bar bites the dust
Posted by: TimV (---.nycap.res.rr.com)
Date: February 27, 2022 10:22AM

Scersk '97
RichH
Trotsky
Scersk '97
I'll never get the fetish for exposed lightbulbs.
It's 2010-2019 for "Naugahyde."

Each period's gimmicks quickly date themselves.

cf. granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances.

Orange and olive Formica forever, because the 1970s aesthetic was the peak of modern society. Anything else are just passing fads.

That picture Greg linked to was beautiful.

The 70s ski lodge aesthetic will always have my heart.

The brick makes it more urban than ski lodge. Needs more wood. And more cowbell.

 
___________________________
"Yo Paulie - I don't see no crowd gathering 'round you neither."
 
Re: Yet another collegetown bar bites the dust
Posted by: Scersk '97 (38.81.106.---)
Date: February 27, 2022 10:50AM

TimV
Scersk '97
RichH
Trotsky
Scersk '97
I'll never get the fetish for exposed lightbulbs.
It's 2010-2019 for "Naugahyde."

Each period's gimmicks quickly date themselves.

cf. granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances.

Orange and olive Formica forever, because the 1970s aesthetic was the peak of modern society. Anything else are just passing fads.

That picture Greg linked to was beautiful.

The 70s ski lodge aesthetic will always have my heart.

The brick makes it more urban than ski lodge. Needs more wood. And more cowbell.

The brick is because it's built, in my imagination, against the slope, and the reverse shot would be all windows and mountains.
 
Re: Yet another collegetown bar bites the dust
Posted by: Trotsky (---.washdc.fios.verizon.net)
Date: February 27, 2022 10:59AM

I don't think of Naugahyde as apres ski.


 
Re: Yet another collegetown bar bites the dust
Posted by: billhoward (---.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net)
Date: June 12, 2022 07:53PM

Hmmph. Hardly any recent posts on Collegetown bars closing.
 
Re: Yet another collegetown bar bites the dust
Posted by: Trotsky (---.net.cia.gov)
Date: June 13, 2022 04:06PM

billhoward
Hmmph. Hardly any recent posts on Collegetown bars closing.
Do any remain?
 
Re: Yet another collegetown bar bites the dust
Posted by: Iceberg (---.phlapa.fios.verizon.net)
Date: June 18, 2022 06:19PM

Trotsky
billhoward
Hmmph. Hardly any recent posts on Collegetown bars closing.
Do any remain?


Very, very scant compared to even when I was an underclassman ten years ago and bars were starting to close (i.e. The Palms). I was up there a few months ago and the only ones that were operational before I graduated are Level B and Loco, with the latter opening while I was still a student. Hideaway has been in the former Dunbars spot for quite a few years now and Ithaca Beer Company recently opened up a location in Collegetown. It's funny because when I was a student I thought it couldn't get any worse in Collegetown
Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 06/18/2022 06:21PM by Iceberg.
 
Re: Yet another collegetown bar bites the dust
Posted by: billhoward (---.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net)
Date: June 21, 2022 02:51PM

Iceberg
... when I was a student I thought it couldn't get any worse in Collegetown
As the number of bars goes down, rental rates go up. I was leafing through Collegetown rental sites, they seemed outrageous. But then I see Cornell dorms are $9,000-$12,000 for the year.
 
Re: Yet another collegetown bar bites the dust
Posted by: George64 (---.rochester.res.rr.com)
Date: September 01, 2022 05:51PM

Yet, Moosewood survives! NY Times article.
 
Re: Yet another collegetown bar bites the dust
Posted by: David Harding (---.dhcp.fnal.gov)
Date: October 15, 2022 01:04AM

A new food truck in Collegetown. Roman-style vegetarian pizza made by a native. [ithacavoice.com]
 
Re: Yet another collegetown bar bites the dust
Posted by: billhoward (---.res.spectrum.com)
Date: October 17, 2022 04:21PM

David Harding
A new food truck in Collegetown. Roman-style vegetarian pizza made by a native. [ithacavoice.com]
Adelina’s, the new food truck David mentions, is parked in front of The Nines when I walked by Sunday morning. College Avenue feels as if a third of the buildings on the far (downhill) side of Dryden Road are being turned to rubble and then taller apartment buildings replace them.

 
Re: Yet another collegetown bar bites the dust
Posted by: David Harding (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: October 17, 2022 11:29PM

Thanks for the photo.
You're certainly right about the downhill side being redeveloped. [ithacavoice.com] This article is from a year ago, but it's the best overview rendering I've seen. There is more work to the south (left) in another project.
 
Re: Yet another collegetown bar bites the dust
Posted by: upprdeck (38.77.26.---)
Date: October 28, 2022 06:29PM

My take from the last common council meeting is that there will never be a comeback for Joes now thats is planned to be knocked down for yet another set of appts.. I miss the Italian places around town from 20 or so years ago. Joes, Napolis, The Coddington, Lucatellis etc.. Is there any good Italian in town any more?
 
Re: Yet another collegetown bar bites the dust
Posted by: CU2007 (---.stny.res.rr.com)
Date: October 28, 2022 07:17PM

upprdeck
My take from the last common council meeting is that there will never be a comeback for Joes now thats is planned to be knocked down for yet another set of appts.. I miss the Italian places around town from 20 or so years ago. Joes, Napolis, The Coddington, Lucatellis etc.. Is there any good Italian in town any more?

Gola is your best best, IMO. Close to campus too
 
Re: Yet another collegetown bar bites the dust
Posted by: billhoward (---.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net)
Date: October 28, 2022 08:20PM

Joe's the last – five, ten (twenty?) – years ago didn't seem quite like the Joe's of ... cripe, well that was forty, fifty years ago when we first ate there. Our tastes in Italian dining have changed.
 
Re: Yet another collegetown bar bites the dust
Posted by: David Harding (---.dhcp.fnal.gov)
Date: November 03, 2022 10:41PM

An undergraduate laments the lost Collegetown bar scene. [cornellsun.com]

Collegetown feels filled by the ghosts of the bars that once were there.
 
Re: Yet another collegetown bar bites the dust
Posted by: The Rancor (---.hsd1.ca.comcast.net)
Date: December 23, 2022 04:51PM

The drinking age should return to 18. It's crazy that it is 21 in this country.
 
Re: Yet another collegetown bar bites the dust
Posted by: upprdeck (38.77.26.---)
Date: December 23, 2022 10:29PM

Hey the Burger king closed up at East Hill.. Down to 1 wendys in town, no BKs, no Pizza huts, no Friendlies, only 2 Mac Ds, lost the subway at East hill but still about 4-5 of those left. At least the KFC came back after about 20 yrs
 
Re: Yet another collegetown bar bites the dust
Posted by: billhoward (---.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net)
Date: December 24, 2022 09:25AM

upprdeck
Hey the Burger king closed up at East Hill.. Down to 1 wendys in town, no BKs, no Pizza huts, no Friendlies, only 2 Mac Ds, lost the subway at East hill but still about 4-5 of those left. At least the KFC came back after about 20 yrs
We should mourn its passing by going for a drink. But where?

Ithaca is also about middle-class townspeople (or stoned students late at night) who want something comforting and with a special sauce.
 
Re: Yet another collegetown bar bites the dust
Posted by: Iceberg (---.tmodns.net)
Date: December 24, 2022 04:32PM

The Rancor
The drinking age should return to 18. It's crazy that it is 21 in this country.

Yeah, it would certainly eliminate much of the "mystique" around drinking that doesn't exist in many other countries where the age is 18 or 19. This soft prohibition encourages many 17-20 year olds to overindulge in secret, less safe environments during their college years and I've never really seen the benefit in that for anyone--the students, the administration, parents, law enforcement, businesses...
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/24/2022 04:33PM by Iceberg.
 
Re: Yet another collegetown bar bites the dust
Posted by: Cop at Lynah (---.stny.res.rr.com)
Date: December 25, 2022 02:21PM

It's relocating over across the street neat the Dunkin Doughnut building. The Mirabato gas station is also moving across the street.
 
Re: Yet another collegetown bar bites the dust
Posted by: upprdeck (38.77.26.---)
Date: December 26, 2022 09:21AM

Do you mean the BK is moving?

Thats a strange thing to do and also be closed for a yr while they build.
 
Re: Yet another collegetown bar bites the dust
Posted by: Trotsky (---.net.cia.gov)
Date: December 27, 2022 10:05AM

The Rancor
The drinking age should return to 18. It's crazy that it is 21 in this country.
For women. For men, raise it to 35.
 
Re: Yet another collegetown bar bites the dust
Posted by: Trotsky (---.net.cia.gov)
Date: December 27, 2022 10:07AM

Iceberg
The Rancor
The drinking age should return to 18. It's crazy that it is 21 in this country.

Yeah, it would certainly eliminate much of the "mystique" around drinking that doesn't exist in many other countries where the age is 18 or 19. This soft prohibition encourages many 17-20 year olds to overindulge in secret, less safe environments during their college years and I've never really seen the benefit in that for anyone--the students, the administration, parents, law enforcement, businesses...
If you want to eliminate the mystique simply eliminate the drinking age. There is significantly less binge drinking in (most of) Europe. One reason is drinking isn't considered a fetish of adulthood the way it is by teens here.

(cf. fucking)
 
Re: Yet another collegetown bar bites the dust
Posted by: ugarte (---.nycmny.fios.verizon.net)
Date: December 27, 2022 11:31AM

Trotsky
Iceberg
The Rancor
The drinking age should return to 18. It's crazy that it is 21 in this country.

Yeah, it would certainly eliminate much of the "mystique" around drinking that doesn't exist in many other countries where the age is 18 or 19. This soft prohibition encourages many 17-20 year olds to overindulge in secret, less safe environments during their college years and I've never really seen the benefit in that for anyone--the students, the administration, parents, law enforcement, businesses...
If you want to eliminate the mystique simply eliminate the drinking age. There is significantly less binge drinking in (most of) Europe. One reason is drinking isn't considered a fetish of adulthood the way it is by teens here.

(cf. fucking)
i don't have a strong opinion about this but binge drinking may be lower but alcoholism is higher iirc

 
 
Re: Yet another collegetown bar bites the dust
Posted by: Trotsky (---.net.cia.gov)
Date: December 27, 2022 02:22PM

ugarte
Trotsky
Iceberg
The Rancor
The drinking age should return to 18. It's crazy that it is 21 in this country.

Yeah, it would certainly eliminate much of the "mystique" around drinking that doesn't exist in many other countries where the age is 18 or 19. This soft prohibition encourages many 17-20 year olds to overindulge in secret, less safe environments during their college years and I've never really seen the benefit in that for anyone--the students, the administration, parents, law enforcement, businesses...
If you want to eliminate the mystique simply eliminate the drinking age. There is significantly less binge drinking in (most of) Europe. One reason is drinking isn't considered a fetish of adulthood the way it is by teens here.

(cf. fucking)
i don't have a strong opinion about this but binge drinking may be lower but alcoholism is higher iirc

According to this, there appear to be four big classes for Male Stupidity:

I. 10%+ Frozen Dystopic Hell. Examples: Russia, Hungary, Belarus, the Baltic Republics.
II. 7.5-10% The Idiocy of the Countryside: Slovakia (REPRESENT!), Norway, Ukraine. Surprised the Poles aren't here.
III. 5.0% - 7.5% European Amerika: UK, Finland, Sweden, US, Romania, Netherlands (that surprises me), Bosnia. Surprised the Czechs aren't here.
IV. below 5.0% Sanity: everybody else, including Germany, France, Italy, Spain. My god, even the Irish and the Poles. Tsk, tsk, pick it up, guys.

This suggests to me that both binge drinking and alcoholism are lower in those countries where attaining the drinking age is not a rite of passage. I would suggest the high rates of alcoholism in the main European offenders come from living in a place where you are envious of North Country weather and Mississippi governance.
 
Re: Yet another collegetown bar bites the dust
Posted by: David Harding (76.150.68.---)
Date: December 28, 2022 10:29PM

And another franchise, Moe's Southwest Grill down on Meadow St is gone. [ithacavoice.com]
Ithaca Voice
The Ithaca location of Moe’s Southwest Grill, a popular burrito spot, has closed, leaving Tompkins County lacking a nearby option for gigantic burritos with cuttingly accurate names like “the Homewrecker.”
 
Re: Yet another collegetown bar bites the dust
Posted by: marty (---.sub-174-197-195.myvzw.com)
Date: December 29, 2022 08:04AM

David Harding
And another franchise, Moe's Southwest Grill down on Meadow St is gone. [ithacavoice.com]
Ithaca Voice
The Ithaca location of Moe’s Southwest Grill, a popular burrito spot, has closed, leaving Tompkins County lacking a nearby option for gigantic burritos with cuttingly accurate names like “the Homewrecker.”

Sub headline: Collective A1C in Ithaca About to Drop.
 
Re: Yet another collegetown bar bites the dust
Posted by: upprdeck (38.77.26.---)
Date: December 29, 2022 09:48AM

it was always a tougher spot than say Chipotle. Hasnt been all that busy down there in a while..

Reminds me had a chicago friend send some deep dish from Lou Malnatis for xmas..

for a frozen pizza gift not too bad, but why is no one in town doing a deep dish any more with Ninos gone?
 
Re: Yet another collegetown bar bites the dust
Posted by: George64 (---.nys.biz.rr.com)
Date: January 11, 2023 12:03PM

Don’t visit Ithaca during intersession! We’re here because my dog is having CCL (similar to the ACL in people) surgery at Cornell. Boatyard Grill closed, Moosewood closed, Simeon’s closed, Agava closed . . . Willard Straight? We’ll find out soon.

BTW, we’re staying at Best Western, as are the women’s hockey and other CU teams, because the dorms are closed. LGR, but please be quiet at night!
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Re: Yet another collegetown bar bites the dust
Posted by: billhoward (---.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net)
Date: January 11, 2023 04:10PM

Now you've tipped off the stalkers.

The whole team, or the ones not living off campus?
 
Re: Yet another collegetown bar bites the dust
Posted by: George64 (---.nys.biz.rr.com)
Date: January 11, 2023 05:17PM

billhoward

The whole team, or the ones not living off campus?

Don’t know. Not wanting to appear like a lecherous old man, I merely asked if they were getting ready to leave for an away game, and a player told me they were playing at home this weekend and staying at the BW over intersession. There were about a dozen at breakfast.

The men’s swimming and diving team was there also and several were celebrating a birthday in the room next to ours at 11! They quieted down and stayed quiet after this octogenarian went to their door. My dog barked at 7:30 this morning and probably woke them. Turnaround is fair play.
 
Re: Yet another collegetown bar bites the dust
Posted by: billhoward (---.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net)
Date: January 11, 2023 05:23PM

George64
They quieted down and stayed quiet after this octogenarian went to their door. My dog barked at 7:30 this morning and probably woke them. Turnaround is fair play.
Please tell me you had all the buttons buttoned on your jammies when you went to their door. Sometimes those who need several nighttime trips to the bathroom forget.

We are fortunate to have a pair of classmates who've repatriated to Ithaca, and who have houses with spare bedrooms. That is so very nice. That last time we paid for lodgings in Ithaca was reunion, because we still enjoy the dorm experience. For a weekend.
 
Re: Yet another collegetown bar bites the dust
Posted by: Iceberg (---.tmodns.net)
Date: January 11, 2023 05:49PM

I suppose because of rule that those students can't stay in the dorms, because I imagine the administration will need to have RA's present and then pay for maintenance staff labor. I always thought there were a few students allowed to stay over the winter break but I guess not
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/11/2023 05:50PM by Iceberg.
 
Re: Yet another collegetown bar bites the dust
Posted by: dag14 (98.38.249.---)
Date: January 11, 2023 06:16PM

Dorms are closed over break. Most of the displaced athletes are freshmen. Sometimes they bunk with upperclassmen/women in off campus housing but if that is not an option, they are put up in hotels. I used to decamp to Florida over intercession and for a number of years, freshmen hockey players took over my house. Sometimes men, sometimes women. It was always in pretty good shape when I got home.
 
Re: Yet another collegetown bar bites the dust
Posted by: George64 (---.nys.biz.rr.com)
Date: January 11, 2023 09:20PM

George64
Don’t visit Ithaca during intersession! We’re here because my dog is having CCL (similar to the ACL in people) surgery at Cornell. Boatyard Grill closed, Moosewood closed, Simeon’s closed, Agava closed . . . Willard Straight? We’ll find out soon.

I finally resorted to a Google search for Ithaca restaurants that were open and found Gola Osteria. It’s very good, but good luck finding it. It’s located within the new apartment complex on South Quarry Street in the old Ithaca City Hospital. As uninviting as that sounds, it’s worth the effort.
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Re: Yet another collegetown bar bites the dust
Posted by: billhoward (---.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net)
Date: January 16, 2023 06:41PM

This is Lego blocks meets 1950s delta-wing fighter. Or Iran's latest drone, 3D printed, what you see is draft mode.
 
Re: Yet another collegetown bar bites the dust
Posted by: billhoward (---.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net)
Date: January 16, 2023 06:58PM

Iceberg
I suppose because of rule that those students can't stay in the dorms, because I imagine the administration will need to have RA's present and then pay for maintenance staff labor. I always thought there were a few students allowed to stay over the winter break but I guess not
The U has always had a plan because of international students who can't afford to fly home and, or your GF/BF invites to spend the holidays at the other's home in the U.S., or there was a fall-semester regime change and you don't want to be conscripted. You don't see Andreev getting on airplanes he doesn't need to.
 
Re: Yet another collegetown bar bites the dust
Posted by: upprdeck (38.77.26.---)
Date: January 20, 2023 02:53PM

losing the Regal is gonna be tough. The lease charges are probably killing the location given the current market for movies. But also that site has had some crazy ideas on what movies to bring in and show times lately. Still they dont have more than a handful of employees on a normal day. Is it really a function of the current method of most of the money going out the door for the first few weeks when demand is the highest.

A big city to not have a place to see the bigger movies this summer locally.
 
Re: Yet another collegetown bar bites the dust
Posted by: Dunc (---.hsd1.ma.comcast.net)
Date: January 20, 2023 05:06PM

upprdeck
losing the Regal is gonna be tough. The lease charges are probably killing the location given the current market for movies. But also that site has had some crazy ideas on what movies to bring in and show times lately. Still they dont have more than a handful of employees on a normal day. Is it really a function of the current method of most of the money going out the door for the first few weeks when demand is the highest.

A big city to not have a place to see the bigger movies this summer locally.

Honestly I am devastated. Was expecting it, but I am still devastated.

I've had the unlimited pass for a while so have gone to the regal multiple times a week for years.

Luckily we still have cinemapolis but I still need my Marvel/other blockbusters fix without having to drive 45 minutes or take a 3 hr bus ride! hopefully an AMC comes and fills the void soon
 
Re: Yet another collegetown bar bites the dust
Posted by: upprdeck (38.77.26.---)
Date: January 20, 2023 05:55PM

Auburn/cortland have these movies so the little people can do it.. the issue is we now have a turnkey solution but you know the mall lease would kill any hopes of someone taking it over and building from scratch would take a long time.

i have the pass and adding it up the last yr I am still ahead even with the lack of movies i wanted to see and not in town nearly as much anymore. might as well shut it off, I wont be in Destiny enough to use it there.
 
Re: Yet another collegetown bar bites the dust
Posted by: ugarte (---.nycmny.fios.verizon.net)
Date: January 20, 2023 06:38PM

Is the Regal closing nationwide or just cutting back a lot of locations? The announcement that the Union Square Regal was closing was a huge shock.

 
 
Re: Yet another collegetown bar bites the dust
Posted by: Dunc (---.hsd1.ma.comcast.net)
Date: January 20, 2023 06:52PM

ugarte
Is the Regal closing nationwide or just cutting back a lot of locations? The announcement that the Union Square Regal was closing was a huge shock.

39 locations closed (some more of them closed in september of 2022). Parent company (Cineworld) filed for bankruptcy and are going to close regals slowly to save money and try and keep some open longer.

apparently according to AMC CEO on twitter yesterday: "Of their 546 U.S. theatres, the bankruptcy judge was just told they [Regal] now intend to walk away/close fully 108!"
 
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