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PVD/RI * January 2012 * Open/Closed/Coming Soon

Garris Jan 1, 2012 09:34 AM

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A tasty 2012 to all!

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    Garris RE: Garris Jan 1, 2012 09:37 AM

    Oh, one small piece of news, I read somewhere that Hibachi Asian Buffet opened on Pawtucket Ave in Pawtucket. This is one of those "only in RI" things as I think it's less than a football field away from the already established East Buffet there. In fact, looking at Google Maps, I think the two are visible from one another across a street. Amazing...

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      jomo9501 RE: Garris Jan 4, 2012 05:36 AM

      New restaurant on South Angell Street, next door to Minerva's Pizza in the works. The sign says "Lim's Thai and Sushi". No other details.

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        Garris RE: jomo9501 Jan 4, 2012 12:20 PM

        They've been working on that site for some time, but I don't recall a sign. Did they just put that up?

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          jomo9501 RE: Garris Jan 4, 2012 02:08 PM

          I saw it this morning (Wednesday) and believe they put it up yesterday.

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            Garris RE: jomo9501 Jan 4, 2012 08:34 PM

            Just drove by... Ick, not a fan of that facade at all. Couldn't be more different from ModMomma next to it, and it almost looks residential.

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        jomo9501 RE: Garris Jan 19, 2012 11:08 AM

        According to the Providence Business News, Blount Clam Shack and Soup Bar will open at 371 Richmond Street in early spring. It also states that there is a year-round shack in Fall River and seasonal ones in Warren and Riverside. Here is the article:


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          Frobisher RE: jomo9501 Jan 19, 2012 11:20 AM

          Great news. We regularly hit up the Riverside one after carousel visits.

          This is the spot where Stanley's was.

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          Frobisher RE: Garris Jan 19, 2012 11:19 AM

          Angkor's downcity location has closed. That spot (next to Cilantro/across from JWU) must be really really cursed. In the last 3-4 years it has seen at least 4 different business all of which have closed within a few months.

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            Garris RE: Frobisher Jan 19, 2012 05:49 PM

            Does JWU own that space? You'd think they would want some stability there in their backyard...

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              Frobisher RE: Garris Jan 19, 2012 06:00 PM

              Sign in the window, says contact... Paolino

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            barfly RE: Garris Jan 20, 2012 09:12 AM

            Just noticed that The American opened in what I presume is the previous Everyman space. Not sure how long it's been up and running, but I've heard zero chatter about it. Anyone been?

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              Frobisher RE: barfly Jan 20, 2012 01:07 PM

              Not yet - saw an ad and checked out the website. Menu is very similar to America, which once occupied the space which is now McFaddens. Wonder if there is a connection. That being said, the menu did not make me want to rush right over.

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