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Olive Vine (15th/7th) gone?

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cjd260 Oct 15, 2009 05:29 PM

Just tried to call for takeout and was routed to the north slope spot off of Lincoln, who told me that the 15th St. location closed a couple of days ago, possibly for good. Anyone know what the deal is? Is this the rumored spot for Thistle Hill Tavern from the 'inoteca guys (http://ny.eater.com/archives/2009/09/...)? Olive Vine is one of my staples for decent, not-terrible-for-you takeout (and BYOB eat-in), it would be a giant bummer to lose it.

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    HankyT Oct 16, 2009 10:39 AM

    That would be a shame. Especially now that Laila is gone too.

    1. oolah Oct 16, 2009 01:26 PM

      Not sure if that location is closed or not, but they have a branch (ha ha!) on Court and Sackett. (718) 797-1110

      You could give them a call and ask. If the Slope location closed, maybe they'll even deliver over to you.

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        flo Oct 16, 2009 06:08 PM

        Is it worth it ?

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          oolah Oct 16, 2009 08:19 PM

          Is what worth it?

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            flo Oct 17, 2009 12:32 PM

            I meant is the food good enough to warrant a search for their other locations and/or have them deliver to a customer who does not live very close to them ?

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              cjd260 Oct 17, 2009 04:42 PM

              No, it's not. It's purely a neighborhood spot, but it was a good one, certainly the best (if probably the only) Turkish with ready access to South Slope. If I want great middle eastern I'll drive down to Tanoreen, but I felt lucky to have such a good fallback within a couple blocks.

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                oolah Oct 17, 2009 07:52 PM

                I would think calling one place is as easy as calling another. Same task, same result.

                Anyway, Olive Vine is decent, but not spectacular food. Solid neighborhood takeout.

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          LolaP Nov 11, 2009 02:36 PM

          Obviously they are gone (were also a staple for local easy takeout for me) but they will deliver to the South Slope from the North Slope branch. I am sad to lose a BYOB place (last in the hood?) but glad something else is going in right away.

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