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Jun 16, 2008 01:15 PM

Joey Crugnale new venture

Just read on that he is opening a new place in Woburn to sell prepackaged gourmet meals.

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  1. I had to look Joey up on the web.
    Partner in Steve's Ice Cream, then founded Bertucci's, then Naked Fish.
    Who knew?

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    1. re: bgavin

      Not a partner in Steve's, he bought Steve's from Steve Herrell. This was followed by a labor dispute at the original location.

    2. Interesting name of the place: "Pecks". I'm assuming this is on Route 38 on the "other" side of 128 going towards Tewksbury?

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      1. re: LindaWhit

        It will be located on 38 right before the lights at School Street - going north on right hand side (after the church and ball field) - it is an old Shell Station now.

        1. re: phonelady

          Had to Mapquest it as I don't know that side of Route 38. :-) Got it now - not too far beyond the Trade Center. Any idea on when it is to open? I'd stop by there on occasion if I just didn't feel like cooking.

          1. re: LindaWhit

            Nothing mentioned on an opening - will post if I here anything!

      2. I delivered mail in Woburn for over 20 yrs, on the west side, which has most of the higher-priced real estate, but not much beyond fast food as far as eateries go. North Woburn definitely has the west side beat as far as food options are concerned. Anyone going to Peck's might want to also take note of the Lanna Thai diner and the pho place (Pho #1, if memory serves) across the street. Also, the french fries at the Roast Beef Round-Up have been praised on this board. All these places are within the same couple of blocks on Rt 38. In mild weather, there's often a produce truck parked in that area - a retired man who gets his stuff from Haymarket. He's also usually in front of the Library in Woburn Center on Saturdays. I always bought his strawberries and other fruits and vegetables - good prices and quality.

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        1. re: greygarious

          I've bought that produce guy's strawbs and peaches and blackberries and blueberries - VERY good stuff!

        2. looks like the building is coming along.

          they now have a website

          claim an August opening

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          1. re: hungrywoburn

            An impressive menu (obviously not all will be available an any given time). Will have to keep an eye out for the opening.

          2. I've heard they will open Sept 4th! Can't wait!

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            1. re: foodienewbie

              Did you hear from them or are you one of them? (First post and all that). Last Email I got back from them everal weeks ago said to watch the website, but they still thought late August. Which essentially would be next week.

              1. re: LindaWhit

                a sign on their front window announces a September 4th opening.

                1. re: hungrywoburn

                  I had gotten an Email from a "Lisa" (I think that was her name) at Peck's saying the 9/4 opening, but looks like a few days later, per babs' comment below. Think I'll give it a few weeks or so to shake out.