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MtVernon Mar 8, 2009 05:30 PM

Heard from a valid source that Legal Seafood has pulled the plug on the West Palm Beach and Sawgrass Mills locations. It is too bad. The food was excellent, just parking at both these locations were always an issue for me. As of now the Boca Raton location will remain open.

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    ash0529 Mar 9, 2009 10:25 AM

    I'm not at all surprised about the WPB location. It was the wrong location in general, but also the wrong location within CityPlace being next to the movie theatre. I live at CityPlace and forget it's there. And now with McCormick & Schmick coming in a few months, they had no chance. Thanks for the update!

    1. CFByrne Mar 9, 2009 07:01 PM

      I live here - and I've dined more frequently in their Boston and Wash DC Reagan airport locations!

      Thought: Maybe when people live or visit FL they want to eat FL seafood, not New England?

      Sure there is the occasional desire for food from "up north" or "back home" - but maybe that works better for an independent store with owners you can relate to and talk with... and not a chain.

      Of course, I could be all wrong...

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        CFByrne Mar 9, 2009 07:02 PM

        Sort of like the time I saw a Cajun Restaurant open near Bangor, Maine. :-)

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          freakerdude Mar 11, 2009 10:10 AM

          No, that is a valid point. Why would a Fla. location seafood resto not spotlight the local fare. I see CSB (sigh), cod, hailbut, salmon, and opaka (sp?) as the main fare at some places where the local fare takes a back seat.

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            MtVernon Apr 1, 2009 06:12 PM

            Sad to see them go. I love the Chowder!

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          piripthetee May 11, 2009 10:06 AM

          Sadly the Legal Seafood news is true, Sawgrass closed its doors yesterday, leaving a large number of skilled employees looking for work. One of them, my son in law, is Executive Chef / Kitchen Manger level, now looking for a new position.

          Any help for him in the South Florida market?

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