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Simply Fish: restaurant or tax deduction?

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mstrimel Jul 21, 2006 08:29 PM

So I invited some people to meet at Simply Fish, excited to try their "pick-a-fish, pick-a-sauce" format ... and had a darn strange experience. First, we all drove by it 3 times because there is no sign on the front; then we had a lonely awkward meal as the dining room was completely empty for the entire meal except for our table. The fish and side dishes were tasty, prices reasonable, and the fish SEEMED fresh, but boy, there was something disconcerting about it, like eating in a ghost restaurant at the Hotel California.

What's up with that? Why would a successful entrepreneur who obviously gets people to come to Ramparts, open a restaurant, decorate it with large pieces of art, and then not put up a *&(% sign? Is it just a tax deduction or what? Place has been open a couple of years, but I can't imagine it's paying its freight. The friendly waitress (poor lonely gal ...) couldn't explain it to us.

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    wayne keyser Jul 22, 2006 04:12 AM

    Can't speak to most of your specific issues, but should note that it's suddenly "nobody AT ALL is in town" time - everybody disappears quite suddenly - went to market today and nobody much was at Shoppers, and nobody at all (almost) was at Grand Mart, and it's usually full of people shopping Friday to avoid the weekend mob.

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      wilewil Jul 24, 2006 07:27 PM

      When we went to try it they weren't open (at least the door was locked) over an hour after the posted time. A quick inquiry at Ramparts next door got basically a shrug. We went elsewhere and will continue to do so.

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