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Lawton's Hot Dog Stand Sliding Away?

ScubaSteve Jun 15, 2009 06:43 AM

FYI:

http://www.eagletribune.com/punews/lo...

looks like a trip over there is in order,,, soon!

  1. Bob Dobalina Jun 15, 2009 07:02 AM

    It is too late for a trip over there - The article states that Lawton's is closed until the problems can be remedied. Since everyone is pointing fingers at everyone else and no one is taking responsibility for the problems, you can bet that Lawton's at that location is done. A shame.

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    1. re: Bob Dobalina
      ScubaSteve Jun 15, 2009 08:59 AM

      crap!
      it's what i get for skimming the article.

    2. hiddenboston Jun 15, 2009 07:42 AM

      Darn, this stinks. I hope they can somehow fix things, but it doesn't sound good at all. Looks like about the only place for rippers north of Boston now is at the Lobster Claw in North Reading.

      1. JohnnyQ1960 Jun 15, 2009 08:25 AM

        Further up north, Lena's in Salisbury grills a pretty good hotdog.

        1. ScubaSteve Jul 19, 2009 06:25 AM

          here's an update:

          http://www.eagletribune.com/punews/lo...

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          1. re: ScubaSteve
            hiddenboston Jul 20, 2009 06:52 AM

            Excellent news! :-)

          2. greygarious Jul 20, 2009 07:26 AM

            I've only been there once, maybe 3 years ago. I'd heard so much about the rippers, and the onions (the words "fried onions" = Pavlov's bell for me!). But the franks were bathed in oil not hot enough to achieve the Maillard metamorphosis, and the onions were pale and soggy, dripping in the oil they'd been simmering in. All this on a Wonder-bready roll - no repeat visits for me, sidewalk or no.

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            1. re: greygarious
              ScubaSteve Jul 20, 2009 01:58 PM

              if U do go back ask for Ur dog to be well done and drained.

            2. ScubaSteve Aug 28, 2009 06:08 AM

              further update:

              http://www.eagletribune.com/punews/lo...

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              1. re: ScubaSteve
                hiddenboston Aug 28, 2009 06:33 AM

                Darn. Well, better late than never, I guess. Thanks for the update.

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                  treb Aug 28, 2009 07:24 AM

                  Maybe a 'chow get together' for their re-opening may be in order.

                  1. re: treb
                    hiddenboston Aug 28, 2009 08:30 AM

                    Not too many people, though. We don't want the place to be sliding back into the canal! :-b

                    1. re: treb
                      ScubaSteve Aug 28, 2009 04:00 PM

                      i'm in on a friday or saturday

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                        treb Aug 29, 2009 09:13 AM

                        Excellent, keep us posted on the re-opening date.

                        1. re: treb
                          ScubaSteve Aug 29, 2009 12:22 PM

                          will comply

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                            treb Oct 13, 2009 08:15 AM

                            Drove by yesterday, doesn't look like anything is happening, also signs on the marque are down.

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                              treb Oct 21, 2009 06:18 AM

                              Drove by this morning, crews with jack hammers pounding the sidewalk, maybe there's hope before year-end.

                              1. re: treb
                                ScubaSteve Oct 21, 2009 08:58 AM

                                yes there is:
                                http://www.eagletribune.com/punews/lo...

                  2. ScubaSteve Nov 14, 2009 05:26 AM

                    dammit!

                    http://www.eagletribune.com/punews/lo...

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                      treb Nov 14, 2009 06:46 AM

                      What a bunch of scum bags, hope they catch them, maybe you can deal them some pay back.

                      1. re: ScubaSteve
                        greygarious Nov 14, 2009 07:12 AM

                        Inexcusable but not inexplicable: the TV news said a few days ago that unemployment in Lawrence is 18% - crimes like this increase when jobs are scarce.

                      2. t
                        treb Dec 18, 2009 07:20 AM

                        Good news, Lawton's is OPEN. How about some of us CHer's meeting this Saturday the 19th at noon to show them some CH and Holiday love.

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                        1. re: treb
                          hiddenboston Dec 18, 2009 09:06 AM

                          Yeah, at least a couple of people have told me that they reopened recently. Great news!

                          I'd meet up with all of you, but I'll be hiking most of the day. Have fun if you go!

                        2. ScubaSteve Nov 27, 2010 06:06 AM

                          oh no!

                          http://www.eagletribune.com/local/x86...

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                          1. re: ScubaSteve
                            Eatin in Woostah Nov 27, 2010 08:22 AM

                            Wow, that's so sad. Thanks for the update, Steve. My parents in Methuen don't think to send me the important stories from the trib.

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                              treb Nov 27, 2010 09:29 AM

                              Sad, hate to see a chow landmark go under, the road and bridge work has been a crippler for the area. Wonder if it'll ever re-open at that loc.

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