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Bayonne, SJ, closed

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It is completely empty. This is a real disappointment (especially finding it out the same day as I learned of Cosentino's closing). Does anyone know more about what happened with Bayonne?

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  1. E gad. I just did a search for Fried Chicken in the South Bay area and the one rec close by was for Bayonne. Sob.

    1. The owner seems to like to open a place, close down, repeat. He's now back at Gator's at The Grill, San Mateo:
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7526...

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      1. re: hhc

        Agreed....and this isn't the first sudden unamicable departure. As much as I do enjoy his food, I have to always wonder about his business practices.

        1. re: hhc

          True, that's his 4th south bay business to close, not including the ones he had in SF before that. But Gator doesn't own The Grill, that's just a consulting job in San Mateo. So far Gator's BBQ is only available 11am-3pm. And from what I've seen, many times it's just reheated food.

        2. A tweet from Stett Holbrook yesterday said "Bayonne has closed but is looking for a new location in SJ. Parting from Agenda was less than happy." So that's as much as I know, beyond Gator's new venture mentioned by hhc.

          Michael

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          The Grill
          1855 S Delaware St, San Mateo, CA 94402

          Bayonne
          399 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113

          1. As much as i wanted to like it, Bayonne never felt fully formed. Flavors were muddy and too much cayanne. One day we in San Jose will get our neighborhood bistro places. So we wait......