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Restaurant Closings in 2012

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The annual bring out the dead thread.

2011 - 188 replies
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/755927
2010 - 176 replies
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/678649
2009 - Was anyone able to figure out what happened? Did the moderators move it to the media board?
2008 - 178 replies
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/476309
2007 - 146 replies
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/383710

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  1. I found the elusive 2009 closings thread (thank the Google):
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/584458

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    1. re: kpzoo

      Sparta Rotisserie & Grill CLOSED.

      I was walking by Sparta Rotisserie on Ste. Catheirne and noticed a sign that said closed due to fire. The Tutti Fruitti is open as are other stores on that stretch, but they're gone. Does anyone know if they'll be back?

    2. What is the count of the actual closing (excluding discussions) in all those years? is there a corelation between the local/global economy vs. closings ?

      M.

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      1. re: Maximilien

        I do not know if I have the time of the motivation to even try and figure that one out. But I did just find a copy of a 1990 Zagat Montreal and am interested in looking into what still remains. Personally, I'd guess it has more to do with how popular Chowhound was/is than anything else.

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          1. Vic Market on Victoria is closing on Sunday. All products are on sale at less 40 percent.

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            1. re: eat2much

              There's a notice on the windows saying they are only closed for "améliorations".

              will follow up on that.

              1. re: Maximilien

                The "ameliorations" are a complete change of format (i.e Asian cuisine) as well as liquor, etc. The "market" part is history.