Cedar Point Warehouse expansion and DQ

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 5:25 PM

Not suprised about the DQ - but the warehouse expansion likely details a move for demolishing of the existing on point warehouse and expansion of a new ride on the peninsula - let the speculation begin!

http://www.morningjournal.com/articles/2011/01/25/news/erie_huron/d...944925.txt

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011 5:34 PM

I'm happy the DQ will be a grill too and not just icecream.

Where are the current on-point warehouses located? Are they the ones behind the front games?

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011 5:51 PM

Yes that's the most common one - although there are maintenance shops near Corkscrew that caught fire last year... pure speculation but they would get more bang for their buck tearing out the one in the front.

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011 5:54 PM

You know, Cedar Point has survived since 1870 without a DQ/Grill, so why bother? There's plenty of other ice cream places around, and no one's going to travel there just for that.

This DQ is doomed to fail.

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011 5:55 PM

Also happy about the grill & chill. I didn't mind East of Chicago pizza, but I like having a quick option too.. And that McDonald's is just the pits.

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011 5:57 PM

Raven-Phile said:
You know, Cedar Point has survived since 1870 without a DQ/Grill, so why bother? There's plenty of other ice cream places around, and no one's going to travel there just for that.

This DQ is doomed to fail.

I bet they got the land for cheap - possibly a foreclosure? Chet and Matt's was vacant for a while - I bet the employees will use it, Louis wasn't serving much last time I patronized it.

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011 6:04 PM

Jerry said:
I bet they got the land for cheap - possibly a foreclosure? Chet and Matt's was vacant for a while - I bet the employees will use it, Louis wasn't serving much last time I patronized it.

P.S. - That was a jab at the hotel thread. :)

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011 6:11 PM

Hrrmmm... sorry, I've been writing SQL for 8 hours - brain is jello!

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011 7:34 PM

Isn't the cluster of buildings in the wooded area between Gemini and Mean Streak a warehouse? I've always expected that area to be used for a major coaster some day.

DQ is a great choice for the East of Chicago location. I don't see it getting the breakfast crowd like McDonald's does though. I'm not sure how much another burger joint is necessary for the employees.

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011 7:43 PM

Well I doubt they built it solely for employees - but one would get sick of McDonald's - Variety is a good thing. Hopefully it will be priced appropriately and Dick won't do that "people gotta eat BS."

The Point has several storage buildings throughout - anyone could fall victim to the wrecking ball for expansion - but the one up front gives them more room to stretch over the entrance/parking lot/beach.

Of course - as stated - all speculation at this point!

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011 8:27 PM

Oh, I wasn't insinuating that it would be built just for CP employees at all. I was just saying that employees might have wanted them to build a Taco Bell or LJS; something not hamburgers and french fries. If it's anything like when I worked there, they can also get hamburgers and fries at both employee eating area inside the park.

When I worked at CP, on my days off, I searched Sandusky specifically for a restaurant that served vegetables. They didn't seem to like to serve veggies at the cafe (with exception of french fries and salad); sometimes veggies, but not everyday. I missed corn, green beans, mashed potatoes, ect., so I had to look for somewhere that would sell me that.

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011 10:02 PM

I wonder what happened to East of Chicago... They closed many locations in the area. That location seem to do well (even though seasonal). Always a good crowd.

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011 10:02 PM

DQ sucks. I'm all for the relatively inexpensive ice cream treats, even though they're not particularly tasty, but their food is absolutely terrible.

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011 10:04 PM

Yeah... I had DQ years ago and have not been back since... I will not touch this one, either.

I will just find other places to eat, cause you won't see me at mcdonalds... The best place in the area is Famous Daves, hands down. Sadly, I go so much to my local one, I am too cheap to pay more at the CP location for the same stuff :)

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011 11:57 PM

LostKause said:
Isn't the cluster of buildings in the wooded area between Gemini and Mean Streak a warehouse?

Planning & Design is the biggest building between them. I see a duo of smaller buildings on the map but I'm not sure what they are.

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011 12:18 AM

I've never felt brave enough to eat burgers or hot dogs at an ice cream place.

I wish there were more Checkers around though. I used to have one near me growing up in Chicago. I'm in Tampa probably a month out of the year now, and Checkers is probably the only fast food I'll catch myself eating.

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011 12:35 AM

I had a DQ experience when I moved cross-country in November 2009 that pretty much solidified my opinion on the crap. Here I am with a $50 per diem per person food allowance, and the only thing in Jackson, Minnesota (and frankly much of I-90 between Madison, WI and Rapid City, SD) is crappy fast food joints like DQ. That particular company has some of the loosest franchisee requirements of any chain, and the older the franchise, the less likely they need to bring anything up to current standards.

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011 1:19 AM

I have walked the area that I am talking about many times, but never knew exactely what the buildings back there were for. The Planning and Design building is the closest to the road / Soak City parking / Campground, but I'm not sure what the other buildings are. It would be a perfect location for a new ride, like a coaster or a (cough)real log flume(cough).

DQ - I used to like their chicken tenders with country gravy, but it's just so damned greasy, it made me sick once, and so I never get it anymore.

When I was a kid, I lived right behind a DQ. Mom would give my Sis and I some money for dinner when she was going to be working late (we were what one would call latchkey kids), and we would go eat at DQ. It wasn't a treat, because we ate there about once a week. I remember it being good back then, but what does a kid know about good food?

Their Peanut Buster Parfaits aren't all that bad. Very expensive though, for just some soft serve ice cream, nuts, and chocolate syrup. It's over $4 here in southeastern WV.

The DQ in State College had an ice cream topping called Crunch that I liked really well. The only other place I ever found Crunch topping was Knoebels. Yummy!

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011 7:24 AM

I'll probably frequent the DQ about as much as I did the East of Chicago, which is only occasionally. EoC was great when I worked at the park since it was right next to housing, but honestly there are much better pizza places (Chet and Matt's) within a 5 minute drive.

That said, hopefully this DQ will advertise themselves a little better than the EoC did. I always felt they were missing out on a ton of potential by only staying open 1 hour past the park closing time, and making no special effort to draw in the line of cars that were leaving down the causeway. I suspect ice cream will naturally have more of an appeal to people who just finished a long day at the park than a sit down pizza joint.

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011 11:04 AM

A little birdy told me this was going in at CP this year, in one of those warehouse areas.

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