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lmnopm Oct 7, 2007 06:32 PM

I went over for an occasional indulgence today (fortunately, found easy parking) only to find Sketch closed for some sort of improvement/change until October 20somethingth. I don't make it there that often, but was disappointed to see that the calorie gods were looking out for me today. What is the "scoop" so to speak?

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    dreamsicle RE: lmnopm Oct 7, 2007 09:36 PM

    I was there on Thursday too, and ended leaving disappointed like you :(. From what I remember, the sign says that they're having some kind of renovation. Hopefully that won't affect the quality of their products ... I'm waiting for the kabocha pumpkin flavor that many Chowhounders have raved about.

    1. Morton the Mousse RE: lmnopm Oct 8, 2007 12:24 AM

      Just some basic maintenance and upkeep - redoing the floor and some of the plumbing, etc. Shouldn't have any impact on their products. I believe they reopen on the 21st or 22nd.

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        Morton the Mousse RE: Morton the Mousse Oct 8, 2007 02:21 PM

        I take it back. The sign says "stay tuned for something new and exciting." New floors doesn't sound particularly exciting to me. They are set yo reopen on the 22nd.

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          kimchee RE: Morton the Mousse Oct 8, 2007 05:15 PM

          They told me the same: floors, plumbing. Denied any expansion. They said they are stating 3 weeks, but hope everything is done sooner.

      2. Atomica RE: lmnopm Oct 8, 2007 05:32 AM

        They have closed for long stretches before.

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          chemchef RE: lmnopm Oct 22, 2007 02:29 PM

          Has anyone been in today? What's new and exciting? If nobody reports, I may have to go by on my way home. Its been torture the past few weeks without them!

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            Morton the Mousse RE: chemchef Oct 22, 2007 02:39 PM

            Don''t hold your breath - the opening has been delayed until October 29th. I think I'm going to go home and cry.

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              chemchef RE: Morton the Mousse Oct 22, 2007 02:42 PM

              OH NO! :-(

              You and me both. waaaaaaaaaa!

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                dreamsicle RE: chemchef Oct 22, 2007 03:01 PM

                Me three ... and I was planning to go there with a friend some time this week. :(

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                Ruth Lafler RE: Morton the Mousse Oct 22, 2007 05:08 PM

                Before I even saw MtheM's post, I thought that if chemchef thought they would reopen when they said he was dreaming. Did anyone think they would reopen on time? When was a last time a restaurant remodel was finished when it was supposed to be?

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                  Debbie M RE: Ruth Lafler Oct 22, 2007 06:01 PM

                  Hmm ... I was going to look into getting an ice cream cake for a housewarming I'm going to on 11/3. Guess I better think of something else.

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                    Aaron RE: Debbie M Oct 22, 2007 11:37 PM

                    How about Ici...I was there today and they had Pumpkin ice cream sandwiches with gingersnap cookies!

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                      nicedragonboy RE: Aaron Oct 22, 2007 11:44 PM

                      mmm...that sounds awesome. guess i'm making a detour there tomorrow.

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                    chemchef RE: Ruth Lafler Oct 23, 2007 06:11 AM

                    Well, since they didn't specify a remodel, just to "stay tuned for something new and exciting." That could mean anything, really. One can only hope....

                    Btw, I'm a "she".

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                      Ruth Lafler RE: chemchef Oct 23, 2007 09:00 AM

                      Gender noted, chemchef!

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                chemchef RE: lmnopm Oct 26, 2007 02:37 PM

                Anyone heard any new updates?

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                  Morton the Mousse RE: chemchef Oct 26, 2007 03:16 PM

                  They say "for sure, Monday October 29th"

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                    chemchef RE: Morton the Mousse Oct 26, 2007 03:40 PM

                    Yeah??? Ok, then I'm "for sure" planning on being there. Can't wait to see what the big to do is all about. I certainly hope it was worth the wait!

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                      Morton the Mousse RE: chemchef Oct 26, 2007 04:03 PM

                      I still recommend calling ahead.

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                        chemchef RE: Morton the Mousse Oct 26, 2007 04:18 PM

                        Of course, but luckily its on my way home (sort of), so it won't be too much trouble just to go by. Just disappointing if they're not open.

                2. Morton the Mousse RE: lmnopm Oct 29, 2007 12:31 PM

                  Sketch is now open.

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                    chemchef RE: Morton the Mousse Oct 29, 2007 12:32 PM

                    Were you there??? What's new???

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                      Morton the Mousse RE: chemchef Oct 29, 2007 04:27 PM

                      Incredible. Here's my report:

                      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/455358

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