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Green Street Grill: closing?

From the Herald (http://www.bostonherald.com/entertain...

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"Defunct Cambridge Goth club ManRay may rise from the dead...Speculation is that Holland has his eye on the Green Street Grill, located around the corner from the old ManRay site."

Any one have more info on this rumor? I like the current GSG incarnation.

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  1. They better not, I like Green St. a lot too. It seems WAY too small to do a club in there. He should just rent the Greek American.

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    1. re: Joanie

      Yeah, I don't understand how they'd fit the old manray (or anything remotely similar) in there. That bar area gets *way* too tight with not many people, and the upstairs would make for a relatively small dance area.

      I'm not buying it

      1. re: Joanie

        I agree. Plus upstairs for dancing would be wicked hot. I hope it's just a rumor. I like Green Street a lot.

      2. i wouldn't be too sad to see green street go. Wasn't very good on my last visit a couple weeks ago. It legitimately smelled like a horse barn and the food was subpar.

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        1. re: Snoop37

          Yah, what is that smell? It was there the last time I went too.

          1. re: CityPork

            I've noticed the odor as well though it seems to have dissipated as of late (last two weeks).

            1. re: avial

              I think it's years of accumulated mold and funk from the Grill days. You could shut it down and clean for a week and the place would still smell like spilled beer I think.

          2. re: Snoop37

            Hmm. I was thinking more eau de litterbox. But when I posted about it a while back it was promptly removed by the moderators with the comment "smells vary across days and may be out of a restaurant's control." Seems that there's not that much variation-- barn, litterbox...

            1. re: Parsnipity

              I was there a few weeks ago and we all thought it smelled like a litter box. Oddly, only by the stairs near the door, though.

              1. re: LeoLioness

                Exactly. I just assumed it was a one night thing, but definitely smelled like a litter box and definitely near the stairs. If you have the bad luck to get one of the tables right near there it kind of distracts from the food (which I generally find quite good)

          3. Yeah I doubt it. Supposedly he has been in talks with "a place on Green Street" - but who knows.

            1. The guy must be on a fishing expedition to stir up interest or something. Anyone willing to attend that licensing meeting?

              1. Would like to hear updates on this as I just got a big gift certificate. Guess it is time to use it.

                1. This would surprise me; business at Green Street (no Grill in the name anymore) has been very robust on pretty much every one of my visits over the past six months. Hope it's just baseless speculation. Could they mean the Greek-American Club next door, perhaps on a one-night-a-week lease basis?

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                  1. Via the Bostonist, according to the minutes of the Cambridge Licensing Board, "his counsel is in discussions with an establishment on Green Street about the possibility of exploring that."

                    So a little more vague than "Green Street Grill."

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