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What happened to Common Ground?

melodyrose May 17, 2011 08:05 PM

I recently discovered that Common Ground in Dorchester has closed.
Does anyone have any idea why?
I always enjoyed eating that wonderful Hobbit Hole of a restaurant!
That was not an insult to the place, the whole restaurant looked like it was carved in a tree!
As a side question, anyone know what happened to that wonderful furniture?

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  1. C. Hamster RE: melodyrose May 17, 2011 08:29 PM

    Ok. I we ate at the Ledge last night and I drove all the way down Adams instead of taking the Richmond St cut, for which I was yelled at.

    The block still looked busy but I didnt see that they were closed.

    My guess is... Bad food and creepy atmosphere. They had a rule against seasoning of any type. And, sorry if you liked it, but it gave off a very weird vibe. Particularly for that nabe.

    1. dmullin699 RE: melodyrose May 17, 2011 08:40 PM

      The Twelve Tribes (owners) decided to go in a different direction.
      Evidently they own many 'Yellow" delis franchised throughout the country.
      They want to stay in the neighborhood, but leasing the space did not appeal to them.
      In all of their other ventures, evidently they own the properties.

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        melodyrose RE: dmullin699 May 18, 2011 04:19 AM

        What are "yellow" deli's?

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          hyde RE: melodyrose May 18, 2011 05:45 AM

          i believe it was the name of the original restaurant in tennessee where the twelve tribes movement/ communal living thing started. friend from high school was an early adopter in the mid 70's. found the people WAY too cult-like for my liking, subsequently never ate at the restaurant.

      2. C. Hamster RE: melodyrose May 18, 2011 06:49 AM

        Let's hope something good goes into that space and not a nail salon.

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          Guinness02122 RE: C. Hamster May 18, 2011 10:29 AM

          Indeed! I think there are 5 at Adams Corner alone.

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            C. Hamster RE: Guinness02122 May 18, 2011 01:29 PM

            Sadly, you are right (though I think its only 4). I can even see one of them from my front porch. And there are 3 more by St. Brendens.

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              Guinness02122 RE: C. Hamster May 19, 2011 01:21 PM

              Are you counting the one next to 5 Star Pizza. And there is something similar across the street from there where the chocolate place used to be.

              5 Star Pizza
              148 Granite St Ste 2, Quincy, MA 02169

              1. re: Guinness02122
                C. Hamster RE: Guinness02122 May 19, 2011 01:31 PM

                In the Village proper: Lynn's spa next to Sonny's. Whatever next to China Sky. New Place next to the Supreme Liquors. Very new place where LA Weight lloss was.

                Down by 5 Star there are Fantasy nails, Fancy nails and the one across the street that you refer to.

                I really hope whoever takes over turns Common Ground into somewhere to eat!

                Supreme Liquor
                600 Massachusetts Ave, Lunenburg, MA 01462

                China Sky Restaurant
                784 Adams St, Dorchester Center, MA 02124

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          mikeinboston RE: melodyrose May 19, 2011 04:11 PM

          I only ate there once, but that place was very creepy Tuna salad with a side of cult. .

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