Best Buy finally closed its doors over the weekend, after 10 years at its Prairie Trail Shopping Center location. Now we have a big empty building sitting there doing nothing. As always, I have some ideas of what we could do with it.

1 - A Stupid, Terrible, Pointless Chick-Fil-A

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I'm just getting this out of the way up top, since every single time we do one of these, it's always "CHICK-FIL-A! QUINCY NEEDS A CHICK-FIL-A!" No, we don't. The food isn't that good, and you know it. #TeamPopeyes

2 - A Target

It's in a location Targets tend to exist in, there's ample parking between all the other stores out there. Target is awesome. Better than Chick-Fil-A.

3 - New Movie Theatre


I know what you're thinking, "Brodie, we already have two!" Yeah, but... OK, there are a lot of films that AMC just doesn't bring to Quincy that I have to wait until they're on DVD to finally watch. Even if it's just a two screen indie theatre, that could bring in something other than a big studio blockbuster for once, that would be great.

4 - Condos

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I don't know, I'm kinda running out of steam on this. This would be a bad thing to do with it. Let's not do condos. I'm pretty much sold on the idea of Target or the movie theatre.

5 - Prank Future Archaeologists

I proposed this as a thing to do with St. Mary's, we just put a bunch of weird, random crap in there, so in a few hundred years, when 31st century Indiana Jones is digging around in the now ancient ruins of the mighty Quincy civilization, he spends most of his time going, “WTF?! I don’t understand these people at all.”