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cvb Oct 4, 2007 01:30 PM

I searched for the status of CF Donovans opening in Hyde Park and the last I saw was they were scheduled for June.

Does anyone have any status? Just decided to take a HP'er out to dinner tonight and that seemed like a great option but I am afraid it is not yet open. Any other HP options I am missing?

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    catsmeow Oct 4, 2007 02:11 PM

    Unfortunatly, Hyde Park options are still very limited. CF Donovans seems to have work being done on it for a short while periodically and then it stops. There is suppose to be another more upscale restaurant opening on Fairmount Ave near the Century 21 but that seems to be running way behind too. I had thought the latter was suppose to open by earlier in the summer. There are always contractor vehicles out front, but still no sign of an opening. There is also suppose to be a cafe type place next door to it owned by the same people. It'll be nice when there are more options.in the area.

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      hiddenboston Oct 4, 2007 02:28 PM

      The owner told me he was hoping to have CF Donovan's in HP open by November--LAST November. Not sure what is going on, but they are way, way behind. I hope it's worth the wait.

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        Pegmeister Oct 5, 2007 04:46 AM

        Doesn't look like the Hyde Park location will be open any time in the immediate future. While there is still work being done, we've stopped asking.

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        JudyHP Oct 5, 2007 05:40 AM

        I pass by there all the time - it looks like work has picked up again and things are moving. But I agree, not any time soon. Where would the cafe be, the former Vincent's Laundry that is boarded up?

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          Joanie Oct 5, 2007 05:44 AM

          Does that newish fish store fry fish and if so, has anyone had it?

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            Roons Oct 5, 2007 08:35 AM

            I think catsmeow is referring to Townsend, the restaurant that is going to be located in the new mixed-use building on Fairmount Avenue (next to the bridge and near the commuter rail station). There is supposed to be an adjoining bakery/cafe.

            I drive by both the new CF Donovan's and Townsend locations regularly and neither look anywhere close to being ready to open. It's disappointing.

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              catsmeow Oct 5, 2007 06:00 PM

              The cafe is suppose to be next to Townsend on Fairmount Ave. It is diappointing that these places are taking ao long to open. No one around Hyde Park even talks about them anymore.

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          Joycee Nov 28, 2007 06:38 PM

          Heard CFs/Hyde Park should be open in early January '08, stay tuned...

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            csdel Dec 10, 2007 05:38 PM

            I hope you are right. We REALLY need a good restaurant in the area!
            thank you!

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              Pegmeister Dec 17, 2007 08:22 AM

              Had dinner at CF Donovans (Savin Hill) on Friday and met the new manager for Hyde Park. Since, I don't dare ask Arthur any longer about Hyde Park's progress, I put the question to the new manager. He said that while he wouldn't predict an opening within the next 2 weeks, he is committed to having it open by end of January 08. Savin Hill is still a great option, even though they haven't filled the chef position, the kitchen seems to have things under control. Chicken curry was perfect with plenty left for lunch the next day. Patriot pizza wasn't bad either!

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