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New Stephanie's in SE and New Paparazzi in Back Bay?

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Shefood Dec 29, 2008 09:58 AM

Anyone know the status of the new Stephanie's that was planning on opening in The Garden of Eden location and the Paparazzi that was to open where TGIFs was?

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    mats77 RE: Shefood Dec 29, 2008 10:19 AM

    Not sure when either is opening but the TGIF spot is going to be a Joe's American Bar & Grill not papparazzi.

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      Shefood RE: mats77 Dec 29, 2008 10:23 AM

      Hmmm, really. A friend of mine that works on that block told me Paparazzi was moving. So Joe's will move or will it be an additional location?

    2. C. Hamster RE: Shefood Dec 29, 2008 10:43 AM

      It's been reported since this time last year that Paparazzi was moving into that space, but maybe Charlie changed his mind.

      Not sure why Joe's would move a block down and no one needs 2 Joes within yards of each other.

      1. MC Slim JB RE: Shefood Dec 29, 2008 01:50 PM

        Stefi's was still being actively remodeled (major gut job) as recently as a few weeks ago.

        Whatever is going into the former TGIF space will be a Back Bay Restaurant Group outlet, something casual-dining-chainy with a full liquor license. Last I heard it was a relocation of the Dartmouth Street Papa Razzi (no idea what would happen to the vacated space). Any way you slice it, not a destination.

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          mats77 RE: MC Slim JB Dec 30, 2008 04:36 AM

          This isn't where I orginally read it but I knew it had something to with the lease of the property on Dartmouth and Newbury:

          http://www.bostonreb.com/2008/11/07/b...

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          emilief RE: Shefood Dec 31, 2008 07:01 AM

          Stephanie's new restaurant is scheduled to open in March.

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            stradacouple RE: Shefood Dec 31, 2008 07:15 AM

            Have never been a big fan of the food at Stephanie's in the BB. It will be nice to see something go into the former TGIF space eather than see ot vacant (although not a fan of Paparazzi either)........don't mean to sound negative!!

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