Joes crab shack coming to downtown

Joes crab shack coming to downtown

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Uncle Joey

United States

#1 Mar 24, 2013
Heard from a VERY reliable source joes is coming next year.
loo

Tucker, GA

#2 Mar 24, 2013
No it's not.
yep

Centertown, KY

#4 Mar 24, 2013
Yes,it surely is!
Fight

Owensboro, KY

#6 Mar 25, 2013
Your source is sooo wrong! Joes is NEVER coming to OWB and what you need to ask yourself about downtown OWB is where is any restaurant of decent size going to be built? There is no room and that is why you will see th small restaurants only
Jesse

Cadiz, KY

#7 Mar 25, 2013
We need a seafood restaurant, we need a Hooter's, we need a Heart Attack Grill, we need a Margaritaville, we need a government program...
Just Me

Bowling Green, KY

#9 Mar 25, 2013
I know there's no chance in hades of it happening but it would be so awesome if Joe's did come to O'boro. I just ate at the one in Louisville for the first time a few weeks ago and fell in love with their food! Heck, I'd even be a waitress there...I'd be set in tips!
Mr Architect

Owensboro, KY

#11 Mar 25, 2013
Joes wanted to be here but Owensboro ran them out just like they did Hooters and Chili's. This town is ran by too many old fuc%ers that heaven forbid we get a restaurant like this. Joes was going to be built on the river in the vacant lot beside Barton Brands. they have since canceled the deal and Barton brands bought the lot for future expansion. Sorry, no Joe's coming to the boro.
Just Me

Bowling Green, KY

#12 Mar 25, 2013
Gist, Bubba Gumps is amazing too! Golly jee whiz...now I want some seafood!
Gist

Owensboro, KY

#13 Mar 25, 2013
I know! Too Bad I'd have to drive to gatlinburg to get me some bubba Gumps......:(
damnstraight

Blackford, KY

#14 Mar 25, 2013
Mr Architect wrote:
Joes wanted to be here but Owensboro ran them out just like they did Hooters and Chili's. This town is ran by too many old fuc%ers that heaven forbid we get a restaurant like this. Joes was going to be built on the river in the vacant lot beside Barton Brands. they have since canceled the deal and Barton brands bought the lot for future expansion. Sorry, no Joe's coming to the boro.
Hooters corporate office won't allow a Hooters restaurant unless the city population is at least 100,000 people. Owensboro= not even close to that.
Owl boy

United States

#15 Mar 25, 2013
damnstraight wrote:
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Hooters corporate office won't allow a Hooters restaurant unless the city population is at least 100,000 people. Owensboro= not even close to that.
I'm sure they would go by metro population, and if you requirement is correct oboros metro is about 115k
Fight

Owensboro, KY

#16 Mar 25, 2013
damnstraight wrote:
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Hooters corporate office won't allow a Hooters restaurant unless the city population is at least 100,000 people. Owensboro= not even close to that.
you both are wrong! First Hooters is in numerous towns with less than 100,000 population. For instance Richmond Ky has less than OWB , but has a Hooters. The issue of having one in OWB is the MONEY ! The license is outrageous in price, and the hoops to go through are tiresome. That is the reason there isn't one here. The city had nothing to do with it. Regardless, there is limited space downtown, and in order to build restaurants on the riverfront it will take a lot of only just to obtain the location prior to building. Take for instance the AmVets building right in the middle of the new Smothers Park. Looks HORRIBLE sitting in the new park, but they wanted way to much for their location, so unless a chain wants to purchase a lot for 2 million and then build it up NOBODY can or will be able to open down there.
Owl boy

United States

#17 Mar 25, 2013
Fight wrote:
<quoted text> you both are wrong! First Hooters is in numerous towns with less than 100,000 population. For instance Richmond Ky has less than OWB , but has a Hooters. The issue of having one in OWB is the MONEY ! The license is outrageous in price, and the hoops to go through are tiresome. That is the reason there isn't one here. The city had nothing to do with it. Regardless, there is limited space downtown, and in order to build restaurants on the riverfront it will take a lot of only just to obtain the location prior to building. Take for instance the AmVets building right in the middle of the new Smothers Park. Looks HORRIBLE sitting in the new park, but they wanted way to much for their location, so unless a chain wants to purchase a lot for 2 million and then build it up NOBODY can or will be able to open down there.
Wasn't saying that was a requirement, I was saying if they did go by population they'd look at the metro population that "isn't even close", when in fact, it exceeds his "requirement". There is also a hooters in new Albany Indiana and they're almost half the size of oboro .
Think about it

United States

#18 Mar 25, 2013
It could be in the new Hotel where the Big E was located. I heard about 6mo ago that a seafood restaurant was going to be in it, makes you think doesn’t it.
stoop

Tucker, GA

#19 Mar 25, 2013
There is a different seafood place going in the new hotel. It's ran by the Skiadis family.
Life

United States

#20 Mar 25, 2013
Yes , with 5 restaurants to eat at when these conventions start rolling in there will be plenty of places to eat downtown! Lol
cool guy

Owensboro, KY

#21 Mar 25, 2013
Fight wrote:
<quoted text> you both are wrong! First Hooters is in numerous towns with less than 100,000 population. For instance Richmond Ky has less than OWB , but has a Hooters. The issue of having one in OWB is the MONEY ! The license is outrageous in price, and the hoops to go through are tiresome. That is the reason there isn't one here. The city had nothing to do with it. Regardless, there is limited space downtown, and in order to build restaurants on the riverfront it will take a lot of only just to obtain the location prior to building. Take for instance the AmVets building right in the middle of the new Smothers Park. Looks HORRIBLE sitting in the new park, but they wanted way to much for their location, so unless a chain wants to purchase a lot for 2 million and then build it up NOBODY can or will be able to open down there.
This is partialy right. The major problem is all of the Hooter's in Ky are owned by the same guy who has a deal with hooters that only himself can own a Hooters in KY. Plus just the frachise fee alone is $1,000,000. Thats just the name. No building, lot, nothing.
The resturant bisiness is tough in O'town and no smart buisnessman is going that much further into debt when unnessary.
Mr Architect

Owensboro, KY

#23 Mar 25, 2013
damnstraight wrote:
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Hooters corporate office won't allow a Hooters restaurant unless the city population is at least 100,000 people. Owensboro= not even close to that.
actually you are wrong but that's okay. I'm not going to argue with you. Agree to disagree.
Mr Architect

Owensboro, KY

#24 Mar 25, 2013
Fight wrote:
<quoted text> you both are wrong! First Hooters is in numerous towns with less than 100,000 population. For instance Richmond Ky has less than OWB , but has a Hooters. The issue of having one in OWB is the MONEY ! The license is outrageous in price, and the hoops to go through are tiresome. That is the reason there isn't one here. The city had nothing to do with it. Regardless, there is limited space downtown, and in order to build restaurants on the riverfront it will take a lot of only just to obtain the location prior to building. Take for instance the AmVets building right in the middle of the new Smothers Park. Looks HORRIBLE sitting in the new park, but they wanted way to much for their location, so unless a chain wants to purchase a lot for 2 million and then build it up NOBODY can or will be able to open down there.
Actually the city DID have something to do with it. If you remember Texas Roadhouse was supposed to be a Hooters when the lot was bought. Too many petitions were signed in Owensboro that "a place like this wasn't needed in Owensboro". Therefore instead of fighting it they took their money and franchise license elsewhere and Texas Roadhouse was born.
Mr Architect

Owensboro, KY

#25 Mar 25, 2013
cool guy wrote:
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This is partialy right. The major problem is all of the Hooter's in Ky are owned by the same guy who has a deal with hooters that only himself can own a Hooters in KY. Plus just the frachise fee alone is $1,000,000. Thats just the name. No building, lot, nothing.
The resturant bisiness is tough in O'town and no smart buisnessman is going that much further into debt when unnessary.
Well actually its $75,000 franchise fee. I hate to tell you but that's cheap for a franchising fee. Apparently you're not real familiar with franchising. Wendy's cost a mil and Mcd's is over a mil. Olive Garden is almost 2 mil in Ky.

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