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Green Street Grill: closing?

MaineRed May 12, 2009 10:49 AM

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


"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.

  1. Joanie May 12, 2009 11:04 AM

    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
      jgg13 May 12, 2009 11:11 AM

      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
        SuperFineSugar May 12, 2009 11:39 AM

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

      2. Snoop37 May 12, 2009 11:33 AM

        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
          CityPork May 12, 2009 12:13 PM

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

          1. re: CityPork
            avial May 12, 2009 12:51 PM

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

            1. re: avial
              bobot May 12, 2009 02:28 PM

              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
            Parsnipity May 12, 2009 04:32 PM

            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
              LeoLioness May 12, 2009 08:32 PM

              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
                Josh M May 13, 2009 07:14 AM

                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)

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            rknrll May 12, 2009 11:34 AM

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

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              avial May 12, 2009 11:36 AM

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

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                mvi May 12, 2009 01:17 PM

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

                1. MC Slim JB May 12, 2009 01:22 PM

                  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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                    Canadian Tuxedo May 12, 2009 03:17 PM

                    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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                    1. re: Canadian Tuxedo
                      jgg13 May 13, 2009 06:02 AM

                      Maybe they're taking over Shaws :)

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