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More Like Close-o-mat, Amirite?

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Cardomat is closing, and that means two things. One, the end of Cardomat’s interminable signs; and two, the availability of primo Broadway retail space. We called, but nobody picked up. Send word if you ascertain what’s going to replace it before we do.

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48 Comments

  1. All I want

    is another falafel place

    • Anonymous

      Amirs is absolutely dreadful. We need a mamouns or at the very least, a swank new night club. Especially since it is far easier to get laid when dance is thrown in the mix than at some bleak and grad-student laden divebar (I'm looking at you 1020).

  2. Please please PLEASE let it be a [non-pricey] bar

    WE WANT ALCOHOL.

  3. Anonymous

    Hopefully a great clothing store or a chicken and ribs place.

  4. Anonymous

    Chick-Fil-A please

  5. Ever since freshman year

    I have been waiting for this post. Did anyone actually shop there?

  6. naively hopeful

    I want a real used book store like every other self-respecting college has. Please let it not become a bank/overpriced chain store,

  7. CC '13  

    Like I didn't see that one coming...

  8. WHERE THE FUCK

    IS THE YEAR IN REVIEW?

    Sloppy end to a sloppy semester.

  9. frankly

    how was that place able to survive so long?

  10. Anonymous

    BANK OF AMERICA ATM PLZZZZZZZ

    • already has a totally excessive number of ATM locations: two Citibanks (Lerner and 111th), THREE Chase banks (113th, 112th, 109th), a TD Bank on 109th, Banco Popular on 111th, and a Bank of America on 107th. From an urbanism perspective, bank ATM locations are dead space. They waste good storefront locations which could be used to enliven the sidewalk with an interesting cafe, bookshop, or another small independent business, increasing the vitality of the neighborhood. These small businesses are increasingly being priced out by rising rents, and instead we get empty storefronts with ATMs inside. I think the 6 block walk to Bank of America is a small price to pay for a more livable neighborhood.

  11. Anonymous

    HEY. HEY. HEY. Let's see how much it is and all buy into a bar.

  12. Truth

    Cardomat was amazing for picking out nice cards for people. Now I will probably have to go to some soulless corporate, capitalist entity to show my affection for others...oh wait...

  13. anonymouse

    Can we name it "Puzzles"?

  14. We have enough bars  

    Fuck alcohol, I want comfort food. Uni Cafe is terrible. Throw a Papaya King or a Papaya Dog in Cardomat's spot. It won't run them out of business but it will attract all the undergrads who are okay with walking a few more blocks from campus.

  15. We need a

    KOSHER PIZZA STORE!

    • Anonymous

      I say this as a jew by birth, but please, shut the fuk up with your superstitious bullshit. God aint gonna sick your dik or lick your pusy just cause you eat pizza that some old sweaty fat rabbi dipped his holy ballsak into. Nor will saying "abra cadabra" magically bless and sanction food for consumption. So shut the fuk up, you low IQ nit-wit who can't think for themselves. Stop believing in motherfucking fairy tales and wake the fuk up instead of letting a book about some retards turning rocks into water (moses) and people into sand (sodom gomorrah) dictate your life decisions.

      Fuk all you religious dickholes.

      • Kosher

        @We need a: @Anonymous: @Anonymous:


        Food being kosher has nothing to do with being blessed by a Rabbi or superstitious magical practices. It relates to centuries old Biblical and Rabbinic customs which prohibit or allow the eating of certain types of foods, and it focuses on the ingredients in the foods.

        Please be sensitive to specific cultural and religious norms that are different than yours. Give respect and you will receive it in turn.

  16. Ron

    I wish the new Sichuan restaurant Legend could relocate there. It's the best restaurant to arrive in this neighborhood in many years and I worry about the drawbacks of their 109th street location.

  17. sadly

    Alamo Drafthouse seems to be pushed back to 2014 :(

  18. Anonymous

    I know for a fact that The Lusty Lady, a San Francisco-based, feminist-run, sex-positive peep show and adult toy store is taking its place there.

    This is a good thing.

  19. Kosher

    Food being kosher has nothing to do with being blessed by a Rabbi or superstitious magical practices. It relates to centuries old Biblical and Rabbinic customs which prohibit or allow the eating of certain types of foods, and it focuses on the ingredients in the foods.

    Please be sensitive to specific cultural and religious norms that are different than yours. Give respect and you will receive it in turn.

  20. pizza place?

    What about a pizzeria on broadway that's good? I don't care enough for V&T's

  21. fellow austinite

    hey good lookin'

  22. Tired of going downtown

    Forever 21 please!

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