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Aug 4, 2009 11:44 AM

Little Q still open?

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

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

    Fingers remain crossed for this place.....

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    1. re: hiddenboston

      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.

      1. re: mwk

        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.

    2. Yup. Drove by just this past weekend.

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      1. 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.

        1. 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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          1. re: chowfamily

            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?

            1. re: SeaSide Tomato

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

              1. re: mats77


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

                1. re: SeaSide Tomato

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

              2. re: SeaSide Tomato

                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.

                1. re: chowfamily

                  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!