Thursday, March 23, 2006

New poll: Columbia Mall food court

Out with the old and in with the new. It's time for a new poll question. Click here to see the results from the previous poll: Which grocery store in Grand Forks will suffer the most from the Wal-Mart SuperCenter? I wasn't too surprised to see the top vote getter: Super One at 43% of the vote. This is the closest grocery store to Wal-Mart so it is reasonable to see it hurting the most from the new SuperCenter. By the way, Super One got my vote in the poll. If I were Super One, I would be a bit nervous. Leevers got 30% and Hugos got 17%. Amazing Grains and SuperTarget each only got 3% of the vote. It is hard to imagine the new SuperCenter hurting a grocery store like Amazing Grains, but it is interesting that so few of you think SuperTarget will experience any damage. Good news for Target! The "other" option got 3% as well...what "other" grocery store is there in Grand Forks?

So, here is the new poll question: What type of restaurant would you most like to see added to the new Columbia Mall food court? The Dakota Cafe food court has been doing quite well in its first few months of operation, but there are still several empty spots for more restaurants. What would you most like to see fill up one of those spots? Go vote!

Update - 4/1/2006
The Taco Del Mar Mexican restaurant chain is interested in opening three to four locations in Grand Forks over the next couple of years. One part of town that they are interested in is Columbia Mall's food court. Seems like they would be a fine addition to Dakota Cafe. They also are interested in having a restaurant in the UND neighborhood. This chain sounds similar to Qdoba or Chipotle. It's new to North Dakota, but there are plans to open locations throughout the state.

7 comments:

ben said...

I find it interesting that there are so many empty spots still left in the food court. If you go in there on any given Saturday, there are usually long lines at the few places open. A burger joint or a fast food italian place would be great additions to a food court that is sadly lacking in choices.

Anonymous said...

A bagel shop or burger joint.

JGS said...

I voted for fast food. Yea, I know we have a ton of fast food around town but just to spice up the food court a little, fast food would do that.

Still Anonymous said...

Valentinos

downtown girl said...

One thing our town needs whether it is in the food court or not is a Baja Fresh or Rubios ... Oh my goodness these restaurants feature some of the most delicious fresh Mexican food. My mouth waters at the thought.. unfortunately there seem to be glaring empty spaces in the map of "locations near you" ... I would consider moving to California JUST to be near one of these places.. Yum!

JGS said...

I think I have heard of Taco Del Mar. If it's similar to Qdoba, I'll definetely like it. Qdoba's is one of my favorite places to eat. (Chicken Qeso Burrito, yum!)

Im also confused why some of these chain restuarants don't move into the UND Neighborhood by the REA. Jimmy Johns already has a store in the area. You would think it would be a great spot for chains to move into that area for the students.

Anonymous said...

Joe DiMaggio's pizza slices!