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Boba... closed? And what of my gift certificate?

Moonsammy Dec 6, 2008 04:03 PM

Anybody know the story on Boba? I called to make a reservation today and the message said, "Unfortunately Boba is closed. Please do not leave a message as it will not be retrieved." Sligthly ambiguous, I thought, but "don't leave a message" doesn't sound good. I've never been to Boba but have only heard great things.

Moonsally and I have been saving the gift certificate (for two months) for a perfect night. Now that we found one, we seem to be SOL! Any thoughts on the gift certificate before we use it to wipe up the spilled milk?

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  1. OnDaGo RE: Moonsammy Dec 6, 2008 04:24 PM

    They are out of business... so start wiping...

    1. foodyDudey RE: Moonsammy Dec 6, 2008 05:46 PM

      I never give people gift certificates for exactly this reason. Sorry it happened to you.
      I find it odd that they aren't retrieving messages, I'd think they should feel some obligation to refund the certificates as it doesn't seem they went bankrupt. Someone posted that they closed while they were "at the top of their game" .

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        pumpkin1 RE: Moonsammy Dec 7, 2008 01:43 PM

        Shoulda gone sooner. I really don't think "Boba is closed" is terrilbly ambiguous. So like ondago said...better start wiping

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          foodyDudey RE: pumpkin1 Dec 7, 2008 03:42 PM

          or rolling :-)

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          Dean Tudor RE: Moonsammy Dec 7, 2008 03:38 PM

          Taste T.O reported that it happened at the end of Nov.

          The first of many closures, although some may hang in until Valentine's Day...

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            garlicandwingnut RE: Moonsammy Dec 8, 2008 09:41 AM

            Write them a note.
            My impression is that they are honourable and will make good somehow.

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              foodyDudey RE: garlicandwingnut Dec 14, 2008 10:15 AM

              After reading the article you will find at this link, I'd say you probably won't get any refund of that gift certificate. http://www.thestar.com/living/article...

              The title of the story is " Restaurateurs rise to economic downturn challenge " and it mentions why Boba closed.

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              josh_d RE: Moonsammy Jan 8, 2009 02:03 PM

              This is unfortunate. I didn't see it coming. I guess people have to keep their back-end as strong as their service and food quality.

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