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Status of Banjos in Cambridge and Weymouth?

It looks like Banjos Roast Beef might finally be ready to open in the old KFC spot in North Cambridge, if that is indeed what is still going in there. (Last I checked, it was.)

But what about the Banjos in Weymouth? I've been hearing that they might not be doing so well and indeed, someone just emailed me saying it looked closed the other day. Has anyone been by it lately?

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  1. I believe Banjo's in Weymouth has closed. I drive by it every day, as I live off of 3A, and there is a sign on all the windows and it hasn't been open for a few weeks. Also, with this past week's snow storm, the lot was not plowed.

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    1. re: Paul781

      Not plowed, huh? Yeah, that's not a good sign....

      1. re: hiddenboston

        We went over to Banjo's today to see what is going on, and there are all these signs in the windows saying "Closed for Renovations." We all know that this can mean many things in the restaurant world these days, so it'll be interesting to see if they actually re-open or whether another place will open there at some point.

    2. Nothin' goin' on at the proposed Mass. Ave. location as of five days ago.

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      1. re: dianalily

        This week, I noticed that the chain link that blocked entry to the parking lot was down. Which is indicative of absolutely nothing.

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        1. Guess who's ba-ack! Hard to believe, but work is being done once again on the old KFC spot in Cambridge, and Banjos now has their logos on the windows. Call the place the CF Donovan's of North Cambridge, I guess. :-b

          1. Update - I walked by the Banjos in Cambridge (former KFC) last night and saw about 15 people (who appeared to be waitstaff and kitchen staff) being spoken to by an older guy - presumably training. Seems likely the place is about to finally open up.

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            1. re: weisner

              Just got an e-mail from Thrillist that Banjos is opening on Monday (Feb 1, I assume).
              http://www.thrillist.com/boston/banjos