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Update on Olive's

pemma Sep 23, 2011 04:46 PM

Looks like a few more months, but the place has been gutted:


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  1. hotoynoodle RE: pemma Sep 24, 2011 06:52 AM

    the place was gutted months ago. this isn't news.

    1. MC Slim JB RE: pemma Sep 24, 2011 06:56 AM

      It looks like Olives got an apostrophe transplant.

      The sort-of-news here is that English got yet another 90 days from the city to do something before they took his license away. In the words of Bullwinkle, "This time for sure!"


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      1. re: MC Slim JB
        CambridgeFoodie RE: MC Slim JB Sep 24, 2011 08:12 AM

        Excellent news on Olives. While others may differ in their opinions, I always found it an enjoyable place for dinner.

        And apologies to MC that everyone on this board does not conform to his writing style (additional apostrophes) or username preferences ("foodie" in my username)...

        1. re: CambridgeFoodie
          hotoynoodle RE: CambridgeFoodie Sep 24, 2011 08:23 AM

          in this case, an apostrophe is not part of the name of the restaurant. it's a plural, not an indication of ownership.

          that being said, if and when it ever does re-open it will not be a reincarnation of the flagship, but a new concept.

          1. re: CambridgeFoodie
            MC Slim JB RE: CambridgeFoodie Sep 24, 2011 09:56 AM

            Um, you can see the restaurant's sign in the photo of the article you posted. It says "Olives". This is not a question of writing styles: that's its name.

            And I am resigned to "foodie" being a widely-used term. I just always agreed with Jim Leff's take on it.


            1. re: MC Slim JB
              Bob Dobalina RE: MC Slim JB Sep 26, 2011 04:55 AM

              And here I was thinking it was the sister restaurant to Popeye's.

          2. re: MC Slim JB
            hyde RE: MC Slim JB Sep 24, 2011 10:10 AM

            "no doubt about it, i got to get another hat..."

            1. re: hyde
              okra RE: hyde Sep 25, 2011 09:28 AM

              "Nuthin up my sleeve....


          3. C. Hamster RE: pemma Sep 25, 2011 05:50 PM

            Ho hum.

            Tell me when Jasper's is reopening.

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