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Is The Ground Round in Cambridge Closed Again?!

hiddenboston Nov 5, 2006 01:34 AM

Drove by it last night around 9:00 PM and it was dark, with no one in the parking lot.

Maybe the Tin Alley will open up there again. :-D

  1. MB fka MB Nov 5, 2006 01:05 PM

    Yeah that is the weirdest deja-vu anyway. Maybe with the Holiday Inn Express across the street they decided to give it another go. Crazy.

    1. Jpan99 Nov 5, 2006 02:49 PM

      My friends and I were in the bar about 2 weeks ago. I just looked up the Ground Round website and they don't have anything listed at that location in Cambridge. Very strange. Would love a report if someone knows what's going on.

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        Blumie Nov 5, 2006 06:39 PM

        Just curious (seriously) .... Why does it matter?

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        1. re: Blumie
          hiddenboston Nov 5, 2006 11:42 PM

          LOL...you know what? You're absolutely right! :-D My friend pointed out that the place was dark as we drove by, and I believe I said, "Good." I had a horrid meal there a couple of weeks ago.

          But I am kinda curious at to what happened....

        2. peregrine Nov 5, 2006 11:43 PM

          Blumie - it matters because the space might be available for something better.

          1. Jpan99 Nov 6, 2006 01:12 AM

            No, the food wasn't good. The clientele in the bar, dicey. It's just fascinating that they re-opened as the Ground Round for about a month and then closed. I'd love to know what happened. Health violation or something else?

            1. MaineRed Nov 7, 2006 12:40 PM

              Drove up this morning -- sign on door says "closed for renovations, please visit our other locations" no date given for when this awesome "restaurant" will open again -- here's hoping it can actually create a decent menu.

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                Blumie Nov 7, 2006 01:20 PM

                In the mean time, the same slop can be enjoyed across the street at the 99.

              2. hiddenboston Nov 7, 2006 01:59 PM

                I find the 99 to be 10 times better than the Ground Round (of course, 10x0=0 so maybe this is a moot point).

                I'm actually glad the Ground Round isn't closing for good, because that seems to be a perfect location for an Applebee's, which is a step down from the Ground Round, IMHO.

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                1. re: hiddenboston
                  BobB Nov 7, 2006 02:34 PM

                  No kidding! I would literally choose to eat at a McDonald's over an Applebee's.

                  1. re: BobB
                    seefood Nov 7, 2006 02:43 PM

                    After my last experience at an Applebee's, I would choose to not eat at all over eating there.

                    We were desparate, driving through the steppes of central Illinois on July 4th, several years ago. Not even on an interstate highway, where at least there might have been a few more options. Nearly every place to eat was closed except Applebee's. Man, it was bad. Bad, bad, bad.

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                    twentyoystahs Nov 7, 2006 02:38 PM

                    I agree, 99 is better than GR. Plus, their boneless buffalo wings are supposedly one of the better ones around. I actually don't mind heading there for apps/pub food and a beer or two.

                    1. re: twentyoystahs
                      hiddenboston Nov 7, 2006 02:47 PM

                      Great place to watch a game, too. I can't tell you how many times I've seen the Bruins lose there. ;-)

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