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Taqueria at AS220 in Providence closing

dagwood Aug 28, 2009 06:21 AM

Just heard word that the Taqueria at AS220 will be closing up shop. So sad. It's such a great cheap place for some really great food and drink.

Hopefully they'll be able to set up somewhere else but from what I've heard it's not likely.

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  1. malyna RE: dagwood Aug 28, 2009 06:30 AM

    oh no! do you know why?

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    1. re: malyna
      dagwood RE: malyna Aug 28, 2009 06:53 AM

      From what I've heard it sounds like there was a falling out between the Taqueria folks and the AS220 folks. Too bad. Seems like they had a good thing going there, definitely seemed mutually beneficial.

      1. re: dagwood
        sarabean RE: dagwood Aug 29, 2009 03:16 PM

        this is the worst news ever. and i hate as220 more than ever now. the owners of taqueria are the nicest folks ever. i'm seriously bummed. bring the truck out of retirement?

        1. re: sarabean
          Rhody Dave RE: sarabean Aug 29, 2009 05:20 PM

          Hate? Why do you hate AS220? Isn't that an artist collaborative or something?

          1. re: Rhody Dave
            sarabean RE: Rhody Dave Aug 29, 2009 06:01 PM

            they should get a job. like working a** off 15 hours a day in a kitchen. no, i don't really hate them, i just have to vote for chefs if the battle is chefs vs. "artists". then again, we ARE artists in a way...

            1. re: sarabean
              GabachaYucateca RE: sarabean Aug 30, 2009 06:32 PM

              Clearly you are unaware of some of the stuff that AS220 staff does....would you REALLY tell people who teach art in the Training School to "get a job?" I've got my own issues with the folks as AS220 overall, but the only ones I've known personally have worked at the RITS...and FYI, working one's a$$ off at a juvenile detention facility is TOTALLY a job.

              1. re: GabachaYucateca
                sarabean RE: GabachaYucateca Sep 2, 2009 01:13 PM

                ugh, i knew someone would freak.. i was being sarcastic, lighten up, if you "have your own issues w/ as220 overall" that should suffice to say you understand why i groan a little at the OP response. i also have friends who have done great work there, i.e. teaching break dancing classes to "at risk" youths, yada yada.. i'm bummed about the tacos. period.

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