OT: Franks CineBowl Closing

Saw this pop up as I was browsing local news this morning.

In a statement, Blacksburg APF Partners said over the past several months, it noticed "a significant failure on the part of Frank Theatres to meet its obligations under their lease."

Blacksburg APF Partners has initiated legal proceedings against Frank Theatres, according to the release although the group said it could not go into further details in the proceedings.

Personally, I went to Franks about once every other week. I'd catch a movie on Tuesdays with the reduced rate and would hit up the bar and occasionally grab food, as well. I'm shocked by this and disappointed that the only reason I had left for going to First & Main won't be there anymore.

Link to WSLS story: https://www.wsls.com/news/owners-of-blacksburg-first-main-sever-ties-wit...

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One thing I have realized since graduating is that I'm completely done with big crowds at bars. What seemed like fun and a hopping place when I was a student is hell on earth as an alum. For this reason, I have found Bull & Bones to be sublime when I come up to the Burg, because they always have good beer, always have good food, and its generally not wall to wall people yelling at each other from the moment you walk in til the moment you leave.

So it sucks that CineBowl is gone, but you'll still likely find me around 1st and Main whenever I head up to town unless its in the middle of the summer and the downtown bars are... you know... sane

Don't let this comment take away from the fact that Arkansas blew a 24 point 2nd half lead in the Belk Bowl.
Don't let the Belk Bowl take away from the fact that Matt Ryan blew a 25 point 2nd half lead in the Super Bowl.

In this same vein, since graduating, I've found 622 North to be a great watering hole as well.

I believe you mean Bogen's

I still very much enjoy the Cellar and try to drop by every time I'm in town.

I'm just showing my age. Bogen's is what used to be there before 622 North. It was a favorite spot of mine.

Haha, well this emphasizes how little attention I paid to places other than TOTS/HoHo/Sharkeys etc while I was actually in school.

Graduated in 2011, Bogens shut down in 2010, and I didn't even remember its existence

You know, I had to think hard about Bull & Bones and I really, really hate to say this but

always have good food

Not anymore. #AnecdotalSourcesAhead

Last couple times I've been they've just been so....mediocre that I've stopped going. I don't know what changed but it wasn't at all to the level that I'd gotten used to there. Once, I figured someone in the back was just having a bad day; twice, okay maybe bad luck on my part; three times.....okay I think I'm seeing a pattern here.

It wasn't bad, by any means, and the beer is still good but the food was just so disappointing. Just not good enough to keep me coming back, certainly not to the level they used to be.

That said, I'm perfectly willing to admit it could just be me; your mileage may vary.

Haters gonna hate, potatoes gonna potate, and hetzers gonna hetz

I agree with you, I haven't had what I would consider Bull & Bones quality food in my last, probably, 4 or 5 visits there over the span of 2-3 years. I'm not sure what the deal is but it's definitely been subpar. ESPECIALLY the ribs. That's been the most disappointing falloff.

But the new Italian place that took over Sal's building (basically seems the same as Sal's without the name), Sake House (I'm no sushi guru but I like them fine), and the nice El Rods over there are still worth frequenting First and Main for.

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Bull n Bones was basically started by two guys, one with the money, the other with the restaurant vision and experience. About 3 years ago, internal strife built up until one or the other had to go... I'll let you guess which one runs the place now.

Fair enough. Been a couple years since I was there, so it might have changed since the last time I was able to eat. I generally stick to wings or burgers anyway, as its pretty difficult to screw them up that badly.

Still stand by the fact they have some of the better beer in town when you're not in the mood for a macro pils.

Don't let this comment take away from the fact that Arkansas blew a 24 point 2nd half lead in the Belk Bowl.
Don't let the Belk Bowl take away from the fact that Matt Ryan blew a 25 point 2nd half lead in the Super Bowl.

Their wings are still pretty good so you'd be fine there. And can't argue with the beer being great. Frank's bar at 622 and the Taphouse also rate high on the 'best beer selection in town' category.

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Gonna' agree with you on this one. Bull & Bones beer is mediocre (as is their food).

Deschutes opening their production facility in Roanoke has vastly improved the beer selection in town.

Deschutes isn't the only reason the area has better beer selection. Roanoke is closing in on 10 craft breweries, and I have good things to say about all of them. I love it.

EDIT: as for Bull & Bones' beer... I stick with Maroon Effect, so I can't really speak for the rest. I like it fine, but you're right some of the local craft places do have better options.

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I guess what I meant was a lot of places are carrying Deschutes that would normally not have any craft beers.

Went to a place in Christiansburg where the closest thing to a craft beer on their menu was Sam Adams only to find that they just added Deschutes (hadn't updated the menus yet). Just having that extra choice is nice.

Absolutely. And we should be seeing more of that as Ballast Point moves in as well.

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Give me all the sculpins!

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Went to a Ballast Point tap takeover at the Towncenter Taphouse (which is pretty much a more upscale Sharkey's; I think it is literally owned by Sharkey's) in Daleville last summer. It was excellent. Had tried a few different variations of the Sculpin before, but had the opportunity to taste some of their rarer beers.

I was just in Roanoke Saturday, and the location they picked looks like it'll be really cool when it opens up

Deschutes is opening a tasting room in downtown Roanoke (on Market and Church) this August. It's going in the old Thelma's Chicken and Waffles space. Can't wait!

Here's the site of the brewery:

Deschutes Brewery, the fifth largest craft brewer in the United States, announced March 22 that it will build an East Coast brewery in the City of Roanoke. The company will invest $85 million on a 49-acre site in the Roanoke Centre for Industry & Technology, where it will employ 108.

The company conducted a two-year search of several states and cities before deciding on Roanoke. The Roanoke Regional Partnership began talking to Deschutes in 2012 as part of a campaign targeting the craft beer industry. The Partnership coordinated eight visits by the company and its consultant and connected them with dozens of organizations and individuals throughout the region.

"You can tell by the over-the-top reaction from the people who live here, that we all believe Deschutes Brewery will make a huge difference in this community," said Beth Doughty of the Roanoke Regional Partnership. "The cultural fit is strong and the synergy between Deschutes and Roanoke will bring incredible energy to what we're doing here. We know this company shares and appreciates our community values particularly around outdoor recreation and livability."

Michael LaLonde, president of Deschutes Brewery, said, "After visiting several amazing communities over the past two years, we are very excited to be heading to Roanoke. We love the region and everyone we've had the opportunity to meet and work with during this process has been incredible. We have absolutely been blown away with how the community rallied around bringing us here and has given us such a warm welcome. #Deschutes2Rke we're on our way and proud to be able to now call Roanoke our second home."

"Roanoke is honored to be chosen as Deschutes Brewery's East Coast location," said Roanoke City Manager Chris Morrill. "It is a company with a strong culture of community engagement, recognized for its craftsmanship and will be a perfect fit for Roanoke's vibrant outdoor lifestyle. We are thrilled to welcome Deschutes to Virginia's Blue Ridge as we continue to build a more diverse, resilient economy."

Deschutes is a craft brewery founded in 1988 as a brew pub in Bend, Ore. The brewery is known for brewing beers including Black Butte Porter and Mirror Pond Pale Ale. In 2008, the brewery opened a second pub in Portland's Pearl District. Deschutes Brewery now ships beer to 28 states, the District of Columbia, and around the world from its main brewing facility located on the banks of the Deschutes River.

Economic impact modeling by the Roanoke Regional Partnership indicates this project will have an overall annual economic impact of $209 million and spur creation of more than 305 secondary jobs. The impact will extend across the region.

http://roanoke.org/Deschutes-Brewery.aspx

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That's awesome. I look forward to checking it out when they open.

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Gotta admit I'm a bigger fan of Deschutes mainly because I'm a dark beer guy and not so high on hops, but I like them both being in Roanoke a lot.

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10?! I read in an airplane magazine that two had moved in, Deschutes and someone else. Can I get a #sauce listing the ten they're trying to pull?

Most are listed on the following link and I can personally vouch that 8 of them are fantastic (I haven't been to White Rock):
https://www.visitroanokeva.com/things-to-do/breweries/beerway/

Also, not shown there is Parkway Brewing in Salem (one of my personal favorites, Raven's Roost is a fine beer).

Then you add Deschutes and Ballast Point to this list.

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One of my friends from my time in El Paso now works for Parkway... would love to check it out, but I'm much closer to the original Deschutes than anything over there :P Actually, I'm headed down to Bend next weekend...

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Ballast Point! That was the one. And that is a heckuva list

I think you are confused, horse. 10 established breweries are not moving to the area, only 2. There are 10 homegrown ones, though.

I love how this gif almost perfectly circles back on itself, to where the horse is playing with it again.

Or was he using binary?

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Ahhh I get it, that's word, thank you.

In Roanoke:
1) Soaring Ridge
2) Big Lick Brewing
3) Star Hill will be opening a tasting Room in South Roanoke at "The Bridges"

In Salem:
4) Parkway
5) Coming Soon is Olde Salem Brewery (on Main street in the Old Tappley's Fruniture Bldg.)

Vinton:
6) Twin Creeks

Close By:
7) Flying Mouse
8) Sunken City
9) Hammer and Forge(Boones Mill)
10) Chaos Mountain (Callaway)

I may have just found my building to open Yellow Bike Brewing in Roanoke County (I'll know more in a month)

11) Deschutes will go in off 460 East of Roanoke downtown and Open a tasting Room on Market St. Downtown.
12) Ballast Pt will Open in Daleville.

Blacksburg has Rising Silo on Glade Rd and Bull and Bones,

DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYUM

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Has anyone tried the beers at Lefty's? I think they brew them there and looked like they had a few, including a saison.

*Edit: Lucky's? WTH was I thinking.

I've heard that it's good-not-great. I gotta make it a point to try it out for myself at least one time this coming season.

Good-not-great is a pretty good descriptor. I have had the saison, IPA, and malty lager. All are solid, but it won't be a priority to drink their beer when I go back to Blacksburg.

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Love them, they are one of the few places in the area that try all different styles such as sours.

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River Company in Radford is solid. Lefty's has Right Mind Brewing as well now. I've enjoyed everything I have tasted from both.

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Damn I haven't tried any of these brewers. That's a hell of a list, Roanoke should build a beltway to connect them all.

Agree as well, I was a student when it opened and I had such high hopes but every time I went the beer was fine but a little watery and there was no lingering taste. And the food, well, it was very average as well especially for the price. Great concept but in my opinion, poorly executed.

Yeah I went there for Ring Dance my junior year and I decided to get the ribs, which is probably my favorite food of all time. When I bet into them the meat was so tough to chew and flavorless that it became such a disappointment. Their barbecue sandwiches are still pretty good, but suffice to say I will never get the ribs there again. This was several years ago so hopefully it's changed.

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I'll go one step further and say I never understood the popularity of the crowded bar scene even when I was a student. I have always preferred smaller groups where you can actually interact with people instead of yelling at them from a foot away.

Also I used to love Bull&Bones, but like others have said it seemed like the quality of their food has decreased over the years. They were really good 5 years ago, but the last couple times I've gone in I wasn't that impressed.

I used to bounce downtown and have told people at the door that it was insane inside and would take them forever to get a drink only to see them get more excited and go right on in. Never understood it either. If I have to yell to talk or send up smoke signals to the bartender, it's a no-go.

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Glad I'm not the only one. I can count the number of times I went to Hokie House, Sharky's, and TOTS combined on one hand.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

Sharky's was a monday ritual for me. Half price burgers and I was out of there before any semblance of a crowd showed up. Same thing for Friday dinners at the Cellar. Get in, eat, get out before the bar crowds really hit (though let's be honest, with their slow service, there was typically more overlap than I'd planned).

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Oh, Sharky's early was a solid move for food. I just meant for drinking purposes.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

You have to drink something to wash the food down.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used."
- The BoD

SuperMugs for the win

I've been to HH and TOTS a good number of times, but most of that has come during breaks, aside from morning rails prior to nooners in lieu of tailgating.

Probably also fair to say I've been a lot more since graduating than before, but that may have something to do with the fact that I moved back there about 5 years ago and stayed for over 3 years.

Crowded bar = more at bats to make up for all the times you strike out. At least this was my strategy in college

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Hmm... That's the kind of mindset that leads you to having a .113 batting average only able to take advantage of the fat pumpkins that are left hanging over the plate.

Don't let this comment take away from the fact that Arkansas blew a 24 point 2nd half lead in the Belk Bowl.
Don't let the Belk Bowl take away from the fact that Matt Ryan blew a 25 point 2nd half lead in the Super Bowl.

The funniest part of every night was watching people start to swing at anything after last call.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used."
- The BoD

Seen many a late night pitch far worse that had people swinging.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used."
- The BoD

Don't let this comment take away from the fact that Arkansas blew a 24 point 2nd half lead in the Belk Bowl.
Don't let the Belk Bowl take away from the fact that Matt Ryan blew a 25 point 2nd half lead in the Super Bowl.

After 2 AM, I definitely would have made contact on a pitch that bad. Does that make me a good hitter or a bad one?

Oh please, at 2am you're definitely more like this...

Don't let this comment take away from the fact that Arkansas blew a 24 point 2nd half lead in the Belk Bowl.
Don't let the Belk Bowl take away from the fact that Matt Ryan blew a 25 point 2nd half lead in the Super Bowl.

Indeed I was more often than not. However, I was more referring to the quality of the individual pitches that were thrown my way after 2AM and my knack for hitting a really poor pitch....if you know what I'm saying

Nothing like going to bed at 2 with a 10 and waking up at 10 with a 2.

An old Army buddy always used to say five 2s make a 10.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used."
- The BoD

Sounds like a good formula to get STDs.

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I do believe he was "rodded off the range" a few times and had a few antibiotic RXs during the time we served together.

Military TKP peeps will understand the rodded metaphor. Others, think of an extremely unpleasant way to test for STDs.

Didn't say I agreed with his mantra, but damned if he didn't live it.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used."
- The BoD

You and me both. I have also noticed whenever I am back in Blacksburg, or when I rarely go out anywhere these days, I just can't stand the crowds. I hate not having a place to sit, I hate it being so loud I can't have a conversation with whomever I'm with, I hate the line at the bar. I thought crowded bars were the coolest thing ever right after I turned 21 while a student at VT, but I'm over it. I mostly like finding quiet places when I do go out, or just visiting some breweries/craft beer centric establishments. You don't have a crowd of 21 year olds all trying to get hammered on Bud Light or cheap, horrible well drinks.

I stopped by Hokie House before the Spring Game on Saturday, and other than seeing Tyrod Taylor hanging out there, man I could just not stand the noise and crowd. Went to PK's for a bit after the game where there was still a decent crowd but it was pretty nice back out on the deck.

Hokie House is the scum of all Blacksburg bars IMO. Constantly smells like a bowling alley and is slammed wall to wall unless it's past happy hour. I feel like if it weren't for their prices no one would go there because the environment just blows unless you're hammered by like 9.

"It might be dark outside, but it's LeDay in here." -Jay Bilas

It is what it is, a college dive bar. I've always enjoyed Hokie House for meeting up with some friends and having a few fattys, and still do. But I can't do it when it's super packed anymore. Surprisingly, it was slammed downstairs and almost completely empty upstairs when I came by on Saturday.

But...but...the happy hour deals.

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Just wait till you see TOTS

Nah TOTS is lit af. I rock with TOTS. Only thing that sucks is the cover.

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Rising Silo Brewery out Glade Road has great beer without the bar atmosphere. I highly recommend checking it out the next time you are back in Blacksburg.

Wait. There's a brewery on Glade Road now? Where was that when I lived there?

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used."
- The BoD

I've been there twice now since discovering the brewery a few weeks ago, it's a small operation but really nice. They told me they opened in 2015, so fairly recent.

I'm just pissed because years ago I lived very close to it on Buckshot Lane. Would've been nice to have a brewery 2 minutes away.

On second thought, it's probably a good thing it wasn't there at the time.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used."
- The BoD

Rising Silo is definitely worth a visit. I try to make it over there whenever I'm in town at this point. In addition to really good beer they cycle through offering root beer, ginger beer, and sodas that are all pretty good.

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I prefer the distillery in Floyd to all of the craft beers. But I am also just not a beer person.

We need something similar to HopCat up here in Michigan. Awesome bar with a chill atmosphere great food and like 60 something craft taps.

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When I was up there, the only bar in biz, $5 all you can drink.

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This is a sad day. Loved Franks! Nothing better than watching the latest Star Wars in IMAX. Hopefully they can work something out or find another tenant to come in.

Go Hokies

Great spot to watch a movie! Article on WSLS says they plan on having another tenant in place in the 'very near future'. Wouldn't go any further into the details of the split. look forward to it re-opening!

https://www.wsls.com/news/owners-of-blacksburg-first-main-sever-ties-wit...

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Wow, this really sucks. Gotta hope the facility can reopen, whether under that company or another.

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Speculating, but most likely not paying the rent? That'll get you kicked out.

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Damn, so much for date night for the wife and I. We would take our cheap refill bucket on Tuesdays to watch movies. Heck I was going to go tonight.

I wonder what kind of obligations the lease had that they couldn't meet them. The place was generally always busy most weekends and Tuesday nights had people parking on the lawn.

maybe one of the obligations was "don't let your customers park on the lawn"

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Yeah, this is definitely a blow for the locals. Add to the fact that we had just bought tickets to see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 next week, and this made for a very disappointing article. A little heads up from the owners would've been nice.

As people have said the place was always packed. I was just there Saturday night. Can't imagine what part of their lease they weren't able to meet. This sucks because have to trek back to Christiansburg now for movies/bowling.

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I went there Friday night for the first time to see Going in Style (great movie by the way), I had never seen anything like it. I was so used to average theaters and when I went there it was like a huge party with bowling and everything. I was blown away
On the downside I never have had to choose a permanent seat before

I am going to miss those seats at Frank's, plenty of room for everybody. You never felt crowded even when the theater was packed.

Yeah, picking the seat ahead of time was weird but kind of nice. We would look online to see how crowded the movie was going to be and that could influence our movie choice.

They changed out their website a week or two ago and the new one bites.

So we HAD a Franks here in Murrells Inlet, just south of Myrtle Beach. It was at a mall with almost nothing else but was slammed every Friday and Saturday and busy most nights of the week between bowling and movies. Had great birthday packages etc. one day I had off and went to see a movie by myself and there was a taped sign on the door, "Closed". Franks got into a rent dispute with the mall property owners and was locked out. This seems very similar to what is happening up there.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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I was just reading an article about that, actually. By my count this is the third Franks to close in the last year. The one down by you, one in Kingsport, TN closed in January with little warning, and now this one.

That leads to some pretty serious questions about the company as a whole.

Haters gonna hate, potatoes gonna potate, and hetzers gonna hetz

Unfortunately, good concepts and good business sense don't always go hand-in-hand.

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I would have to believe another Theatre company would love to get in that spot

Apparently this company has some issues with the way it is run. They were evicted from the Fort Henry Mall in Kingsport, TN, for failing to open an IMAX screen (they promised one within a window of their opening date) and for being delinquent in their rent.

Story.

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This sounds eerily similar to the Latitude 360 that closed in Jacksonville a couple years ago. Similar type of place with bowling, arcade, movies, and dance floor. The company had other locations and according to the article I had read owed something to the tune of $5 million in rent and contractor invoices.

Shit, I just ate there less than 2 weeks ago. I never did make it up to that awesome-looking arcade.

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The arcade was a solid feature. Great way to spend some time after a few drinks. I hope whoever ends up in the spot leaves it intact.

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#Sauce: They were 500K behind on rent.

edit: the only reason they stayed open until now was because the attorney for First and Main had somebody going to the BHS After-Prom at the Cinebowl. They're hoping to find a new company to fill the space very soon.

That'll get the boot every time.

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Damn, yeah I heard from a #sauce as well that they were delinquent on rent. It really is too bad, great seats, good movies, food wasn't bad and it was a nice looking place.

They must have been horrible at management because money was flowing in.

Well, the drive in added throw back Thursday's to their weekend showings. This week is Scarface.

So same issue as here in SC.

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The one in TN, too. Company wide issue it would seem.

Haters gonna hate, potatoes gonna potate, and hetzers gonna hetz

Well this could get interesting, went by the old one here in SC. Someone, either Franks or the mall has taken out every piece of equipment from the place, every light fixture and light bulb, the bowling lanes and return machines, the bar, the snack bar and machines all are gone, it's been stripped bare.

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the bar

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

When I drove by the one in Blacksburg at lunch it looked like a bucket truck was removing some of the signs already.

I just hope the Owner gets somebody else to open it up quickly otherwise that first and Main complex is going to be emptier than it normally is.

Annnnnd they have a replacement already. Wow. Should be opening in about 10 days or so.

Sounds like it will be very similar to Franks. Their places in Texas have bowling, movies, and video games. They also have pool, laser tag, and ropes courses? Maybe that'll go where the bar/restaurant is. Or maybe they'll expand into the food business.

$450,000 in overdue rent? Jesus. Also, according to Cinergy Cinemas website they do indeed offer food.

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Fantastic news. Props to the First and Main people for addressing that so promptly.

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The eviction process takes a long time generally, so they have probably been working on this for a few months.

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I can think of about 450,000 reasons why they don't get a say...

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I am with you, not sure how their can be 42K in late fees without at least one written notice.

I think they want access to the building so they can clean it out and take the furnishings to a new location (sucker owner). If they want access again, I think they need to come even with outstanding payments before the chains come off the doors.

Sounds like the Cinebowl will be allowed back into their facility after paying a $85,000 secure bond.

Full article here

What a cluster. Calling it now: Franks ends up booted one way or the other. You don't come back from something like this. First &Main will find some way to make sure they gone.

By the way, I like how Franks lawyer said that AFP "got a better deal" as if it's some dirty business trick. someone who actually pays rent? How dare they prefer that!

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They are going to go and clean it out like they did down here.

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I think that is why they locked up the building like they did.

That is exactly why it was locked overnight. I see it in bars down here all the time. Place gets locked up due to not paying rent, tenets get it opened back up, they take everything they can, it sits empty for a while, then it gets locked back up and the eviction notice is back.

This has been absolutely nuts. The reputations of both Frank's and the First & Main people have taken a big hit imo. Frank's because...well, you don't accumulate $450,000 of unpaid rent over night. Blacksburg APF because you still have get an explicit notice with ample time before you kick someone out (and I think it's pretty clear they were shopping around for new tenants before they even kicked Frank's out).

Ultimately, I think they're both going to suffer because of this. I can't see Frank's staying there for very long but I think businesses will be hesitant to lease from APF (who has their own unpaid bills, it would seem).

Haters gonna hate, potatoes gonna potate, and hetzers gonna hetz

Honestly, I want to see them both forced to pay their debts. Kick Franks out and get the new tenants up and running ASAP. Have Franks put money into escrow that APF can't access until they have paid everyone they owe. Use some of that money to refund any inconvenienced customers. Everyone's happy or at least got what they deserved.

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Wouldn't APF need that money to pay who they owe?

"with all due respect, and remember I’m sayin’ it with all due respect, that idea ain’t worth a velvet painting of a whale and a dolphin gettin’ it on" - Ricky Bobby

Kind of amazed it got opened back up for a $80,000 bond. If I was the owner I would have wanted a $450,000 bond for the rent.

Talked to an insider last night, Franks was grossing $500,000 a month this winter, so the money was there to pay the rent. They just didn't.

That's what is so crazy. They were obviously making the money.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used."
- The BoD

I have a little more sympathy for the APF people. They did issue the explicit notice but apparently they didn't read their own lease agreement. They were supposed to issue to the notice to two different addresses at the same time. They only issued it to one address. That is why the judge granted the injunction.

Lawyers and the fine print. They'll get after ya.

In case anyone is still curious:

Frank's Pays Unpaid Rent

Frank's has paid the back rent but still has a court date for other alleged violations of their lease in September.

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