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rich51 Jan 20, 2010 03:07 PM

if anyone wants to try their hand at a restaurant, the old piedmont inn, most recently bistro citron, is now availabe for lease according to the signs outside of it. the only thing that has been there over the years is a number of restaurants, mostly short term. i have lived close by for years and always thought it was a poor location, not easily accessible despite their own lot, but ppl. keep trying. really just informing ppl. that it is closed

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  1. coll RE: rich51 Jan 20, 2010 11:42 PM

    I firmly believe that some restaurant properties have a curse on them. But this one just sounds like it's for a reason.

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      RawTunaFan RE: coll Jan 23, 2010 05:57 AM

      Yeah, and I'm sure that curse is AKA High Rent!

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        coll RE: RawTunaFan Jan 23, 2010 12:20 PM

        Or people who think it would be "fun" to open a restaurant.

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      wonka RE: rich51 Jan 21, 2010 07:37 AM

      Where is the location??.....would like to pass on the info.

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        valerie RE: wonka Jan 21, 2010 09:39 AM

        Scarsdale. Here is a recent thread.

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/604980

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          wonka RE: valerie Jan 22, 2010 06:51 AM

          Thanks,..didn't realize it was the old Backals space.

      2. ChefBoyAreMe RE: rich51 Jan 21, 2010 08:40 AM

        Plus, the old Black Goose space in Darien is still open. Great bar space...

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          debmom RE: rich51 Jan 21, 2010 08:42 AM

          Add to the list Franks Steaks in Rye Brook. Big restaurant, nice location, plenty of parking

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            byramgirl RE: debmom Jan 21, 2010 10:12 AM

            Add to the list the Pizza Hut location in Glenville (Greenwich) - going way back, it was Pepino's.

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            chefstu RE: rich51 Jan 23, 2010 07:16 AM

            OLD KITCHEN JOKE
            How do you make a million dollars?
            ANSWER:
            Start with 2 million and open a restaurant.

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              gerchak198 RE: chefstu Jan 24, 2010 04:09 AM

              Sperry's in Saratoga Springs is available for only 200K!

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                financialdistrictresident RE: gerchak198 Jan 24, 2010 09:27 AM

                I read The Good Times Lakeview Restaurant (good times, NOT good food) may close because of back and current taxes. Looks like the owners (also dealing with an illness in the family and sound like nice people) started some kind of petition and the tax situation has been resolved:

                www.goodtimesrestaurant.com

                PS They hired a chef from Brindisi's in S. Springs, so it doesn't look like the food will get any better . . .

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