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Green Village is gone!

ronke Aug 17, 2008 02:58 PM

Headed out to San Gabriel (again) for a Sunday lunch at what has always ranked as one of our favorite restaurants in LA County, let alone San Gabriel, and discovered the place empty, as in entirely stripped inside, with a big Eviction notice signed by Sheriff Lee Baca on the front door. We all but wept.

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    carter RE: ronke Aug 17, 2008 09:54 PM

    If the place you are referring to was at 140 W. Valley Blvd., it closed about 2-3 years ago, and the most recent replacement was the one that was evicted.
    This is in the retail project just west of the Hilton, right? That center has notoriously high tenant turnover, as the parking just sucks - when a banquet is in the hotel, no parking for the retailers/restaurants, and thus no one can pay the rent.

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      chowchow12345678 RE: ronke Aug 18, 2008 01:32 PM

      They moved to the 2nd floor of a strip mall on 250 W. Valley between New Avenue and Del Mar Avenue.

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        ns1 RE: chowchow12345678 Aug 18, 2008 01:48 PM

        and chowhound saves the day once again

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          ronke RE: ns1 Aug 18, 2008 02:54 PM

          No. Alas, the 2nd floor location at 250 W. Valley is the one that has closed. It only happened like 12 days ago. I was there less than a month ago. The others, yeah, have been gone a while.

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            ns1 RE: ronke Aug 18, 2008 03:07 PM

            ah, that is quite unfortunate then.

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              Das Ubergeek RE: ronke Aug 18, 2008 08:37 PM

              There's another branch in Rowland Heights. It may have a different name, I forget because I always end up being seduced by Chiu Chow food in Rowland Heights. ipsedixit or Jerome...?

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                estone888 RE: Das Ubergeek Aug 18, 2008 09:08 PM

                What's the name and location of a good Chiu Chow place in Rowland Heights? I'd be most appreciative of such information. Thanks.

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                  Das Ubergeek RE: estone888 Aug 18, 2008 09:09 PM


                  Seafood Village
                  1463 Nogales St, Rowland Heights, CA 91748

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                  notmartha RE: Das Ubergeek Aug 19, 2008 08:43 PM

                  There's a Green Village at the Diamond Plaza right off Fullerton exit of 60 freeway. I've never been.

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                    ronke RE: Das Ubergeek Aug 19, 2008 09:36 PM

                    There were actually two in Rowland Heights and they're both gone.

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              aventinus RE: ronke Aug 26, 2008 10:23 PM

              Well this sucks! They always seemed like they were doing fine business to me.

              1. Vince S RE: ronke Sep 9, 2008 10:45 PM

                Can't believe I just read this...been a fan of Green Village since it opened. They prepared dishes that reminded me of my grand ma's cooking...

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                  bulavinaka RE: Vince S Sep 9, 2008 11:05 PM

                  So far Green Village has proven time and again that Yogi Berra was right about deja vu all over again (I've heard four times). Keeping my fingers crossed that they'll be back - I was shut out on a Saturday night back in June when they were closed to the public for a wedding banquet - still chomping at the bit...

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