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Booze Emporium?

smallsociety Apr 26, 2007 04:32 PM

Does anyone know if the new Michael Summerfield gastropub has opened yet?

  1. dlw88 Apr 26, 2007 04:38 PM

    I've called there, and they don't have their voicemail setup yet. Curious myself.

    1. diesta Apr 26, 2007 06:39 PM

      I was by there today and the door was open and work looked to be still going strong on construction of the inside...

      1. domesticgodess Apr 27, 2007 11:43 AM

        I called too..and got voice mail.

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          Nizz May 28, 2007 12:47 PM

          as of May 28th she's still unopened. Martiniboys reported that it was to open in April... Hope it's opening soon!

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            smallsociety May 28, 2007 05:07 PM

            I recently heard that they're renaming the place "Prohibition" Because city by-laws don't allow to name places after alcohol.

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              OnDaGo May 28, 2007 05:18 PM

              but Beir Market is OK... funny city..

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                gregclow May 28, 2007 07:36 PM

                Not to mention beerbistro, and Pravda Vodka Bar, and probably several others that I can't recall right now.

                Sounds pretty unlikely to me. Although I do think the Booze Emporium name is pretty lame, so Prohibition would be an improvement.

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                  domesticgodess Jun 10, 2007 03:41 PM

                  did it open yet??

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                    professor plum Jun 10, 2007 04:21 PM

                    i drove past the place yesterday and it isn't opened yet. The windows are still papered over so i am assuming it will be awhile yet.

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                      dlw88 Jun 10, 2007 05:12 PM


                      The city would not allow the name Booze Emporium, so the owners have changed the name to Prohibition.

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                        domesticgodess Jul 25, 2007 06:53 PM

                        i walked by...and took a peek inside. It looks gorgeous!! They seem to be working hard so that they can have a "soft opening" on Wednesday (aug 1st). Probably a good idea to call first!!

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                          domesticgodess Jul 30, 2007 07:38 AM

                          I called to find out the status of their opening....its not going to be this wednesday. Maybe Friday??..call first..!!!

          2. OnDaGo Aug 8, 2007 07:40 AM

            Talked to one of the owners brother last night and he is saying that the opening is Friday... (then everyone said "which year!")

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              OnDaGo Aug 16, 2007 07:16 AM


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                tartiflette Aug 16, 2007 08:15 AM

                I walked past around 7:30pm last night, and it didn't look like it was quite ready to open yet - most of the lights turned off, chairs stacked on tables, and two paint cans holding the front door open (I assumed for staff or trades).

                I assume this was a late-night private party type of opening?

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                  OnDaGo Aug 16, 2007 08:33 AM

                  not sure.. saw a freind at 1am who had just come back from the opening. Said they were very disorganized. Did not say anything about food except that they had a platter of oysters.

                  1. re: OnDaGo
                    domesticgodess Aug 19, 2007 06:12 PM

                    its opened....finally!!...went for a quick drink, late on Saturday nite.
                    I need to return ...they have fondue on the menu!!!

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              leslievillian Aug 19, 2007 06:57 PM

              Was there on Friday night. We had a great time! I think it's just what the doctor ordered.

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                Vise Aug 21, 2007 08:44 AM

                How is the food?

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                  leslievillian Aug 21, 2007 11:22 AM

                  They weren't serving food the night we were there. Just oysters as it was a soft opening and therefore was more of an after dinner spot than a place to dine...

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                    Red Devil Aug 25, 2007 07:07 PM

                    Is there a website for this place? very little info outh here in chowland and other sites....

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