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Author Topic: The State of MU’s Campus  (Read 6810 times)

ZiggysFryBoy

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Re: The State of MU’s Campus
« Reply #25 on: May 23, 2023, 07:38:47 PM »
Of all the reasons I have heard for deciding not to attend a particular university, "The restaurant options immediately off-campus didn't light me up" is not one of them

Lots of universities  have literally no off-campus options within walking distance because they are either in the middle of a cornfield or a residential neighborhood.

IIRC, Butler has nothing in the immediate area. And when Glow Jr and I went on a campus visit some years ago, the on-campus food was pretty mediocre.

MU should be better than those crappy schools.

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Re: The State of MU’s Campus
« Reply #26 on: May 23, 2023, 08:34:38 PM »
Fun fact: the Annex was good for a good solid 6-9 months when it opened in 1994. 

It has the decor you want in a nostalgic campus haunt.  But service & food now is uninhabitable. 

Real Chili is the only option now.   And that’s at best “fast casual”. 

The campus deserves better.  I work on West St. Paul.  It’s a food desert.  My staff would love more than a Q doba option.

I imagine Versiti, Aurora & Courthouse employees would say the same. Talking to BroYo staff, MU did them mo favors.  Too bad, that couple bled MU.

Hopefully we get a Panera.  That’ll fix it.
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Re: The State of MU’s Campus
« Reply #27 on: May 23, 2023, 08:54:01 PM »
Bring back the IHOP.

And the Rocky Rococo.
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Re: The State of MU’s Campus
« Reply #28 on: May 23, 2023, 10:39:40 PM »
BroYo a big loss. Portion size large.

Davante loved that place.
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Re: The State of MU’s Campus
« Reply #29 on: May 23, 2023, 11:14:24 PM »
Bring back the IHOP.

And the Rocky Rococo.

This is funny to you but I’m a owner of a company that is HQ’d with in less than a mile of MU and I have a staff of 25+ who want real food options.
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Re: The State of MU’s Campus
« Reply #30 on: May 23, 2023, 11:21:34 PM »
I mean, any restaurant on campus not named Jimmy Johns or Qdoba is gonna struggle though.

Think about the demographic, it’s a college campus, nobody from Milwaukee is going west of 3rd street to eat so you need cheap, casual stuff (like Qdoba).

Dog Haus, Marquette Gyros, Soblemans are all dead for most of the day, and even most nights. And odds are if you do want a good bite to eat, you’re going to downtown Milwaukee where there are just better food options. Or are on a meal plan and eating for “free”

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Re: The State of MU’s Campus
« Reply #31 on: May 24, 2023, 12:11:39 AM »
I don’t know. Now that BK is closed, there’s only Jimmy John’s, qudoba, papa John’s (which, if I recall doesn’t stay open very late), and real chili (which is obviously awesome).

Most exits off the highway have more options than that

That's three more than many colleges have and four more than some. And again, many don't have anything like the third ward a short walk away.
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Re: The State of MU’s Campus
« Reply #32 on: May 24, 2023, 02:30:51 AM »
Bring back Pita Bros.

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Re: The State of MU’s Campus
« Reply #33 on: May 24, 2023, 05:58:39 AM »
Fun fact: the Annex was good for a good solid 6-9 months when it opened in 1994. 

It has the decor you want in a nostalgic campus haunt.  But service & food now is uninhabitable. 

Real Chili is the only option now.   And that’s at best “fast casual”. 

The campus deserves better.  I work on West St. Paul.  It’s a food desert.  My staff would love more than a Q doba option.

I imagine Versiti, Aurora & Courthouse employees would say the same. Talking to BroYo staff, MU did them mo favors.  Too bad, that couple bled MU.

Hopefully we get a Panera.  That’ll fix it.

It’s not Marquette’s job to feed the neighborhood.

All colleges and universities have captured the market for students who used to go elsewhere in the evenings and on the weekends.

TAMU is right about this. These off campus options are disappearing everywhere. Or have been for awhile.
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Re: The State of MU’s Campus
« Reply #34 on: May 24, 2023, 06:39:58 AM »
It’s not Marquette’s job to feed the neighborhood.

All colleges and universities have captured the market for students who used to go elsewhere in the evenings and on the weekends.

TAMU is right about this. These off campus options are disappearing everywhere. Or have been for awhile.

I’m pointing out to you that three very large institutions abut campus and that MU is actively killing leases of good partners. 

So while you’re correct in saying they don’t have an obligation I’m saying that there is a market.
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Re: The State of MU’s Campus
« Reply #35 on: May 24, 2023, 06:44:36 AM »

Real Chili is the only option now.   And that’s at best “fast casual”. 

The death meal. Kills taste buds, clogs arteries. Best known rationale for going vegan.

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Re: The State of MU’s Campus
« Reply #36 on: May 24, 2023, 06:47:53 AM »
That's three more than many colleges have and four more than some. And again, many don't have anything like the third ward a short walk away.

Ain’t nobody walkin to the 3rd ward

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Re: The State of MU’s Campus
« Reply #37 on: May 24, 2023, 06:59:47 AM »
Ain’t nobody walkin to the 3rd ward

Lol.

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Re: The State of MU’s Campus
« Reply #38 on: May 24, 2023, 07:04:29 AM »
Ain’t nobody walkin to the 3rd ward

It’s middle of February, 2am, and you’re at last call at Murphy’s or Caffs. Hey, I got an idea…let’s walk to the third ward to get something to eat.

The food options are terrible. It’s ok to admit it
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Re: The State of MU’s Campus
« Reply #39 on: May 24, 2023, 07:12:15 AM »
It’s middle of February, 2am, and you’re at last call at Murphy’s or Caffs. Hey, I got an idea…let’s walk to the third ward to get something to eat.

The food options are terrible. It’s ok to admit it

Counter point. Let's get something doordashed.

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Re: The State of MU’s Campus
« Reply #40 on: May 24, 2023, 07:18:20 AM »
Counter point. Let's get something doordashed.

Good point, and I guess that’s how students operate these days. Although it’s more expensive and takes longer than a being able to walk somewhere on campus
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Re: The State of MU’s Campus
« Reply #41 on: May 24, 2023, 07:21:48 AM »
Your family has #MUWBB season tickets.

Where are you going before or after the game?
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Re: The State of MU’s Campus
« Reply #42 on: May 24, 2023, 07:22:05 AM »
It’s middle of February, 2am, and you’re at last call at Murphy’s or Caffs. Hey, I got an idea…let’s walk to the third ward to get something to eat.

The food options are terrible. It’s ok to admit it

I prefer Subway in those conditions and that hour.

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Re: The State of MU’s Campus
« Reply #43 on: May 24, 2023, 07:24:32 AM »
Counter point. Let's get something doordashed.
But where are the drunk college kids going to be able to go to pick fights with MU basketball players?

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Re: The State of MU’s Campus
« Reply #44 on: May 24, 2023, 07:37:54 AM »
The food options are terrible. It’s ok to admit it

No one said otherwise. Just pointing out that they are terrible at many universities and in a lot of cases even worse.
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Re: The State of MU’s Campus
« Reply #45 on: May 24, 2023, 07:40:16 AM »
It’s easy for sultan to downplay the lack of food options on campus when he’s accustomed to eating at fine dining establishments like The Mecca.

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Re: The State of MU’s Campus
« Reply #46 on: May 24, 2023, 07:46:39 AM »
I prefer Subway in those conditions and that hour.

Sultan and chick suggest the dinning halls
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Re: The State of MU’s Campus
« Reply #47 on: May 24, 2023, 07:49:31 AM »
No one said otherwise. Just pointing out that they are terrible at many universities and in a lot of cases even worse.

You sound like a Wojo supporter. It’s bad, but it could be wayyyyy worse ! Lol

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Re: The State of MU’s Campus
« Reply #48 on: May 24, 2023, 07:50:09 AM »
There are only two places university students should be after dark, the library or in bed but that’s modern America for you.  Total lack of morals
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Re: The State of MU’s Campus
« Reply #49 on: May 24, 2023, 08:26:21 AM »
Pizza Shuttle delivers, hey
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