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Super 88 - Bankruptcy

Super 88 filed for bankruptcy yesterday.

http://www.boston.com/business/articl...

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  1. what a mess.

    1. Are the stores in the food court of the Super 88 in Allston closing? I've always enjoyed Kantin and Pho Viet, among the many other mini-restaurants, so I hope that they can stay in business.

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      Pho Viet
      1095 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215

      Kantin
      1095 Commonwealth Ave Ste 203, Boston, MA 02215

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      1. re: Guilty Glutton

        Nothing is closing. The food court is fine, Hong Kong Market is thriving. Don't worry about it.

        1. re: Guilty Glutton

          Pho Viet is just closed for the weekend. They were cleaning the restaurant today which denied me my long sought Bahn Mi.

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          Pho Viet
          1095 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215

        2. From the looks of things at the South Bay Super88 things are getting a lot cleaner and better stocked now that Hong Kong Market is stepping in. Last time I was there they were installing more refrigeration bays for produce, the store was cleaner in general, and the fish selection definitely looking better.

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          1. re: FoodOfTheWorld

            i used to live in allston where i visited super88 quite a bit. i've since moved away and have been back a couple times and was surprised to see the lack of stock in the store. screwing the suppliers -- that makes sense.

            however, the restaurant stalls are what i'm most worried about myself....love the korean and the vietnamese places. i hear wisteria is there only now and i'm craving their spicy beef noodles soup. also, kantin, even though it's not very good food, it's cantonese style food, no less, and reminds me of home.

            it'll be interesting to see how super88 will come out of this acquisition, hopefully for the better and benefit its consumers.

            1. re: shirshir

              Wisteria is not the only restaurant stall there only now. The other places are all still there. Note to self - time for some sesame balls! (sorry, SG, edited my post so it made sense!)

              1. re: CookieLee

                Not sure what you are saying, but Wisteria IS there. I had lunch there on Tuesday.

                1. re: CookieLee

                  What shirshir is saying is that Wisteria closed their sister location on Cambridge St in Cambridge (and they are no longer on Newbury), so their food is only available at the Super88 now. There is another Taiwanese restaurant which opened in October in the Cambridge location which I haven't gotten around to trying.

                  1. re: itaunas

                    What Taiwanese restaurant? There is a new Taiwanese restaurant in Cambridge that is open? Are you talking about East by Northeast? Or is there another Taiwanese restaurant that I don't know about?
                    http://www.tinyurbankitchen.com/

            2. HMart, welcome to MA :)

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              1. re: Chris_O

                I still don't yet see a reason to go all the way out to Burlington when Hong Kong Market/Super 88 is right here.

              2. Just to follow up - the bankruptcy filing has been thrown out of court by a judge who bluntly declared "I think this whole case smells."

                http://www.boston.com/business/ticker...

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                1. re: Allstonian

                  The plot thickens! This is getting really interesting, in a nasty lawsuity train wreck sort of way.