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Is it me, or are more upper valley rest's closing more than ever?

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We lost a lot up here recently - Pleasant st Bistro, Gusanoz, I know there's several more and many seem to be closing earlier and longer for mud season for example Carpenter and Main and Eastender.
Please get out there and support the small restaurants that are staying open - god knows they need it in this economic climate!!

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  1. The upper valley in which part of which state? :)

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    1. re: Morganna

      Whoops! sorry, Morganna, The upper valley is part of NH and VT along the CT river.

      1. re: professorbeezer

        Ah hah! That's what *I* was thinking, but I've tried not to assume on this board because so much of new england uses same/similar names for places. :)

        I don't know much about that part of the state. What are some good places that are still in business?

        1. re: Morganna

          They are closing everywhere largely due to the fuel costs which are driving up food costs. We just lost what is to me an institution in RI that has been in business since the 80's. The Ruth's Chris chain that opened semi-recently in the state is also rumored to be on the rocks...

          1. re: Sean

            Also the flour prices have had a huge impact and will continue to have a trickle down effect for every resturant or grocery store.
            I'm not sure who is still open but our favorites seem to be weathering the storm - but all of the owners sure look grim and more than a little worried-
            my point is don't go to the chains or larger places if you can help it -the news we're getting here is that the small mom and pop's or truck stops or Inns or BBQ shacks need our support more than ever.