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Little Q still open?

jgg13 Aug 4, 2009 11:44 AM

Just making sure they're still hanging on over in Quincy

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  1. hiddenboston RE: jgg13 Aug 4, 2009 11:47 AM

    It was as of a week and a half ago, and it was packed.

    Fingers remain crossed for this place.....

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      mwk RE: hiddenboston Aug 5, 2009 02:49 PM

      At this point, there's not much to cross fingers about. I thought that they were moving to Boston now? That building they are in, is most definitely doomed. I really find it hard to believe they couldn't find a new spot in Quincy, though. There's plenty of empty space in that area.

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        kobuta RE: mwk Aug 5, 2009 04:35 PM

        Really. Especially with all the tired businesses in this area that makes you wonder how they even stay open! Something bright and worthwhile has to move.

        Did anyone ever get a confirmation where to in Boston they are relocating? I only remember a ''downtown/Chinatown" mentioned, but nothing more specific.

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      foxspirit RE: jgg13 Aug 4, 2009 11:52 AM

      Yup. Drove by just this past weekend.

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        jgg13 RE: foxspirit Aug 4, 2009 12:41 PM

        Great, thanks folks.

      2. intheq RE: jgg13 Aug 4, 2009 01:03 PM

        I was there on Sunday and it was delish. One note: you now must enter through the Hancock Street entrance as the back of the building is closed.

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          chowfamily RE: jgg13 Aug 12, 2009 05:05 AM

          I was there last night, and they hope to remain open until the end of the year. I didn't get specifics but the new location should be near Boston Common near the Chinatown T Station with validated parking nearby. Meanwhile they are hanging on in Quincy holding their own, and they have some of the better hot pot broths around.

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            SeaSide Tomato RE: chowfamily Aug 12, 2009 09:37 AM

            Did I hear that the City (in it';s effort to get them out) removed their liquor license? Or should I ask--do you know if that happened?

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              mats77 RE: SeaSide Tomato Aug 12, 2009 09:43 AM

              You heard correctly, they no longer have a liquor license.

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                SeaSide Tomato RE: mats77 Aug 12, 2009 09:56 AM


                hmm--I hope the level of my disappointment is not indicative of a problem! :)

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                  jgg13 RE: SeaSide Tomato Aug 12, 2009 10:26 AM

                  I like the bar across the street, you can always satisfy that problem before & after your meal :)

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                chowfamily RE: SeaSide Tomato Aug 12, 2009 11:06 AM

                It's true, they can no longer serve liquor, and exits have been blocked. If you had never been there before it would seem a bit strange, with the adjacent food court completely dark, but there is a convivial bunker mentality within Little Q itself, and the food and service were up to par.

                According to the manager, the City took them to court, unsuccessfully, to try to evict them, and the whole mess may wind up in Superior Court. They say they are trying to avoid a gap in employment between the Quincy location and the Downtown location for the kitchen staff. Between the licensing provisions for the franchise and local regulations it seems complicated.

                Anyway the food was great and Quincy was active for a rainy Tuesday night, which was nice to see.

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                  SeaSide Tomato RE: chowfamily Aug 13, 2009 08:11 AM

                  I have been there and loved it. Sadly not fo r while and I need to change that soon.

                  And thanks, jgg13-I know there are plenty of options for adult libations in the Square, having tested most!! As my poor beleaguered liver knows all too well!

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