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Sabatiellos Stamford sold?

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A avenue Dec 4, 2008 07:22 PM

I heard a rumor that Sabatiellos in Stamford was recently sold and that a Spanish place would be taking over. Anyone heard the same?

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    jackybuka Dec 10, 2008 04:07 AM

    Arti

    http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/ci_11... in todays paper

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      Willow24 Dec 8, 2008 10:15 AM

      I just saw the "Closed" sign. Awesome. My company holiday party was supposed to be there next week!

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        sparkyspecial Dec 8, 2008 10:58 AM

        Looks like they are opening in Riverside. Anyone see that?

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        A avenue Dec 5, 2008 09:19 AM

        I just saw a post on a local blog that seems to confirm part of this rumor. The blog had a picture from last night with a "closed" sign posted to Sabatiello's door and the restaurant dark.

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          dinerfan Dec 7, 2008 05:40 AM

          Went by yesterday and it looks to be definitely done: two "colsed" signs, chairs and tables in disarray, etc.

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          jrlpking Dec 5, 2008 01:55 AM

          haven't heard that, but if true, another Chef Ramsey homerun!

          I really think they need to go back to all of the places they show and see how they are doing (more often than they do). I'm willing to bet that most are gone or screwed up again within 1 year.

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            Alex318 Dec 5, 2008 06:44 AM

            would that be because Ramsay failed in his 'makeover' or that the incompetence of the restaurants left no hope?

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              Tabasco77 Dec 5, 2008 08:57 AM

              In the case of that restaurant, I think it's a curse... IIRC restaurants in that specific location never last more than a few years.

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                rjka Dec 5, 2008 10:02 AM

                Cafe Morelli, which I think was Sabatiello's immediate predecessor, was there for at least 10 years, if not longer.

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                  Tabasco77 Dec 8, 2008 09:45 AM

                  Wow, was it really there that long? I thought there was a place in there between Morelli and Sabatiellos? Oh well... my memory isn't what it used to be. :)

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              hudsonvalleyfoodblog Dec 10, 2008 08:45 AM

              On the British version of Kitchen Nightmares they did go back to check up on some of the restaurants. Some did actually turn things around while others went right back to their old ways and failed. It still amazes me how these people who have failing businesses are resistant to ideas from a world class chef like Gordon Ramsey. But I guess that wouldn't make for good TV then would it?

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