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tiny87 Jan 6, 2012 09:26 AM

Does anyone know about any happenings in the Nashua area? Chipotle on 101A and the Green Grocer behind Five Guys still haven't opened even though they both said they were opening in December. Also, where is Whole Foods going in? Their website says coming soon to Nashua. A friend of mine swears it's going in where Building 19 was, but it still has a sign "for lease" outside. I've also heard it might be going in Merrimack where the old Shaw's was. Things sure are moving slowly in southern NH!

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    qianning Mar 23, 2014 08:26 AM

    Does anyone know, did Meena's close outright or move to another location?

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      hummingbird Mar 23, 2014 09:40 PM

      Here's is something from their website:

      Over the past five years, We worked hard to make our ambition succeed in introducing Real home cooked vegetarian Indian food to the public in general.
      We believe we have succeeded in our mission.
      However, it has been very tough on our family
      and for that reason alone, we decided not to extend the lease.
      Through this journey we have made many new friends and fans. We thank you for your compliments,
      which gave us the energy to follow through with this endeavor.
      Thank you and good bye.

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      southie_chick Mar 23, 2014 07:59 AM

      Red Sauce has an "opening soon" sign up on Amherst Street - it's in the Gold's Gym plaza where The Junkyard nightclub used to be (across the street from NCC).

      1. SuperGrover Mar 22, 2014 06:15 PM

        There's a new Mexican place on Main St called Agave Azul.

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          solargarlic Mar 9, 2014 11:38 AM

          Noodles & Co. Going in the new building on DW Highway (former Bickford's area, across from Best Buy). noodles.com for the website. Looks like an international fast casual with a focus on....noodles.

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            rizzo0904 Feb 25, 2014 11:14 AM

            Not Your Average Joe's and Starbucks to occupy what is currently Pier One on DW Hwy in Nashua.

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              Dave B Feb 26, 2014 08:16 PM

              Interesting!

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              rizzo0904 Dec 4, 2013 01:02 PM

              Just saw a place called Ja Ja Belle (or similar) will be opening where Main St. Bakery was. The sign says coffee, espresso, baked goods.

              Also Tilted Kilt will be opening behind Five Guys on 101A.

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                Dave B Dec 4, 2013 06:47 PM

                I had to look up Tilted Kilt as I was unfamiliar with the name. From what I can tell, looks like a Scottish-themed Hooters? I can picture Mike Myers type characters hanging out there.

                I'm sure they'll draw a lot of clientele from Whole Foods who when finished shopping are looking for a nice place to chill. ;-)

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                  hummingbird Dec 4, 2013 09:00 PM

                  I had to do the same:

                  http://www.tiltedkilt.com/

                  I must say the outfits the ladies are wearing will be quite the
                  eye opener, if indeed that is the uniform. They make the Hooters look pretty tame, although I have never been in a Hooters

                  I'm not sure I'd be all that comfortable going in there, oh I'm sure I could twist my hub's arm!

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                    Tedmom Dec 5, 2013 12:01 PM

                    Hiring philosphy per the website: Kilt Girl: "No experience, no problem." Fast cash." "Hottest place to work." Oh brother.

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                      Dave B Dec 5, 2013 08:17 PM

                      Once they open, I may have to go do some "research" on behalf of the New Hampshire CHOW community to "investigate" and "scrutinize" the beer selection, food and "atmosphere." Inquiring minds will be inquiring, and I'll try to do my part to help with this important "dining experience" research.

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                        rizzo0904 Dec 6, 2013 03:08 AM

                        I think you'll be a huge fan of the "atmosphere". :)

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                          DerrSchnerr Jan 22, 2014 07:41 AM

                          I've been to a few of them out west in the south. They are much better than Hooters. Better food; Sports bar w/ 50 TV's. It's classier than Hooters.

                          Huge selection of Beers on tap.

                          They need a good Sports Bar on 101A. Looking forward to it. And you don't have to sit through twenty set of lights to get to it!

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                tiny87 Nov 3, 2013 04:34 AM

                The Papa Ginos is being torn down on 101A and is moving across the street where a new plaza is going to be built. The Nashua Motor Express went out of business so it looks like it will be torn down. That whole intersection is going to be a mess during construction!! Wonder if they will put up a light there instead of the jughandles?

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                  hummingbird Nov 3, 2013 08:46 PM

                  Is the new plaza going in where the Bahama something or other nightclub used to be? That has been gone for a very long time, as a matter of fact driving by there last week with my hub, I mentioned I thought it odd that the area back there has never become something other than deserted.

                  What a nightmare that intersection will be, it is mess now, I've seen so many near misses someone in the wrong lane , then decides to just go into the lane next to them. I've seen it happen both going into the plaza and also when in the jughandle in front of BK and Ruby's. Yike!

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                    tiny87 Nov 4, 2013 05:23 AM

                    According to the Nashua Telegraph the new plaza will be built where the Motor Express building is between Pep Boys and the DD right across from Whole Foods. That intersection is going to be a nightmare as I expect some people will try to go downtown that way to avoid the Broad street parkway construction. It is interesting how nothing has gone into the Bahama nightclub place. Maybe now with all the new stuff around it will look more enticing.

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                  rizzo0904 Oct 29, 2013 06:24 AM

                  Chen Yang Li is moving next to Applebee's where the new Market Basket is.

                  And Sausage King is changing to a bbq joint (Riverside I think) in early November.

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                    SuperGrover Oct 29, 2013 07:11 AM

                    THANK GOD! I've missed CYL :)

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                      tiny87 Oct 29, 2013 10:40 AM

                      Whats going in behind the 7-11 at the jughandle (near the glass building at Trafalgar) on 101A? They are working there everyday now. I have heard rumors of a Cheesecake Factory but haven't seen any confirmation. Also are the outlets in Merrimack done expanding? I thought there were supposed to be restaurants there but haven't seen anything new.

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                        Msample Oct 29, 2013 10:50 AM

                        That would seem to be an unlikely spot for a Cheesecake Factory, which seems to always be located in a higher end mall or lifestyle center .

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                          CADinNH Oct 29, 2013 10:56 AM

                          They are building a hotel and apparently a stand alone restaurant. A Residence Inn I believe.

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                            rizzo0904 Oct 29, 2013 04:46 PM

                            Yup, it's a Residence Inn

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                        rizzo0904 Aug 14, 2013 09:15 AM

                        So what's going in to the old Taco Bell on 101A? There is a sign that says "this project finance by..." and today there were men inside working.

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                          SuperGrover Aug 14, 2013 09:43 AM

                          Wish I knew. I'm glad to see there is something finally going in though. If it was a Popeyes then ALL my prayers will have been answered :)

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                          okaycheckitout Jul 12, 2013 07:41 AM

                          Interested parties have probably already noticed this, but the new Market Basket at Somerset Plaza has some produce items I never thought I'd see in New Hampshire, at least not in a regular supermarket - fresh jack fruit, fresh curry leaves and betel leaves, tindora, sour oranges, culantro ... some of this stuff I couldn't even find in Lowell's Asian markets.

                          The meat selection seems a little bigger than the old store - I saw fresh rabbit which I don't remember seeing at the old store, and a wider variety of lamb and veal cuts, for instance. Lots of Bell and Evans air-chilled chicken, though I only saw whole chickens and breasts, no thighs or wings (might have just missed them). Could not find pig tails, though, which the old store usually had mid-week, and no one could confirm for me if they would have them or not.

                          I moved back to NH in 2006 and was surprised enough at being able to find things like, you know, more than one brand of hot sauce. But even in the last seven years, the changes in the Nashua-area supermarkets and liquor stores have been amazing - there are so many things available locally now that I used to buy mail-order, go to Boston for, or simply pine for.

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                            whs Jul 12, 2013 04:55 PM

                            Hopefully they will keep those items in stock. When the Manchester MB opened, they carried a lot of interesting veggies, but they have disappeared. I guess they test what will sell - I think Nashua may have more Indian residents, so they might continue to stock.

                          2. SuperGrover Jun 17, 2013 05:52 PM

                            There's a Moe's Southwest Grill next to Five Guys on the DW.

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                              rizzo0904 Jun 14, 2013 05:35 AM

                              Saw two new Nashua items today:

                              1. A 50s style diner called Nancy's Diner will open on Canal St in July

                              2. Buckwheat's Gluten Free is opening a retail store on Celina Ave.

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                                Msample Jun 17, 2013 12:53 PM

                                There is a new building going up on 101A in Amherst, across the street from Longhorn, just past the KFC/Taco Hell. Looks like some sort of chain eatery based on the facade, anyone know what it will be ?

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                                  solargarlic Jun 17, 2013 04:30 PM

                                  I thought it was supposed to be a bank. I overheard a woman asking someone from the construction company and if I heard correctly, it's not food related (she also mentioned it looks like a fast food place).

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                                    Tante Jun 27, 2013 05:06 PM

                                    I read in the Amherst Patch that it's going to be a dentist. Sort of a shame if you ask me; I'm all about the chow, but that stretch of 101A is really lacking in a convenience store (such as the type I could always use when driving home from work and need to stop for a few things without wanting to go to MB or Shaw's/Stop n Shop in Milford).

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                                rizzo0904 Apr 11, 2013 02:43 AM

                                Lucia's tavola in Brookline has been sold and will reopen as bistro 181. Lucia's in Ayer Mass is still open.

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                                  rizzo0904 Apr 10, 2013 10:10 AM

                                  Mama Ayah Mediterranean Grill is opening at the Pheasant Lane Mall.

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                                    rizzo0904 Apr 10, 2013 10:12 AM

                                    This is all I can find about it:

                                    Organization name

                                    MAMA AYAH Mediterranean Grill
                                    Description of business

                                    - This is going to be "SHAWARMA" Restaurant. (Semi fast food)
                                    - Middle-Eastern / Mediterranean cuisine.
                                    - We make our own fresh Bread daily.
                                    - Fresh Meat, fresh Veggies from the farm daily.
                                    - Home cooking only, no canned or frozen food.

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                                    rizzo0904 Apr 10, 2013 10:05 AM

                                    Sausage King store front is closing and going back to food trucks.

                                    Owner is opening Riverside BBQ Company. I hope it's real 'que, but I'm doubtful.

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                                      Msample Apr 10, 2013 02:43 PM

                                      Link to story in Telegraph:

                                      http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/busine...

                                      I'l give them a shot . Not sure what their background in 'Q is . Nashua has had nothing in terms of BBQ for years - I don't count the crap that was Smokey Bones.

                                      In the interim, I'd advise checking out Phils BBQ Trailer over in Milford, at the site of the old police station. Very good meat, OK sides. Had some outstanding brisket there this past weekend on a visit with Gary from the Pigtrip site. Good prices too.

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                                        rizzo0904 Apr 11, 2013 02:42 AM

                                        Been meaning to try Phil's. I like goody Coles and BTs smokehouse.

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                                          Msample Apr 11, 2013 06:30 AM

                                          It certainly won't measure up to BTs, but their brisket is very solid, in Goody Coles range. Just ate there last night. The only funky thing is that he closes early, around 6:30.

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                                            Tante Apr 12, 2013 06:57 AM

                                            Phil's has a BBQ platter deal that we get a few times a season: brisket, ribs (St. Louis), pulled pork, cornbread, beans, and coleslaw. I think it's $40-$50--plenty of food for 3 of us plus leftovers.

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                                          solargarlic Apr 12, 2013 08:38 AM

                                          We tried Phil's over a year ago and have not been back since. I'm wondering if it has improved since then? Or maybe we just caught it on a couple of their off days...I'm starting to think we will have to try it again soon to see.

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                                            Tante Apr 12, 2013 07:09 PM

                                            I don't think it rates as "best of BBQ" but we don't travel down to Mass or elsewhere often, so it's an easy trip if we want a BBQ fix. It's decent for what it is (I don't care for the ribs, though nicely smoked, they have less meat than the baby back style I prefer) and we always like to support a local business, and there's nowhere else in the immediate area who offers this type of chow. (And I mean between Milford and Nashua--we tend to go to Phil's on a weekend night when we're feeling lazy and don't feel like traveling far or cooking.)

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                                              cringle22 Apr 16, 2013 07:23 AM

                                              Last I checked Phil's BBQ trailer in Miford (last year), they pretty much just offered brisket, beef ribs (not pork), and pulled pork. While the pulled pork is nicely smoked, what I'd want to see most is pork ribs! And chicken! but maybe chicken isn't feasible - smoke it, refire it to order, yet keep it from drying out, etc.

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                                                Tante Apr 25, 2013 03:26 PM

                                                I hear you! Maybe I'm remembering the ribs incorrectly, and they were beef and not St. Louis pork. I definitely prefer pork. We did like the brisket, my husband's favorite BBQ meat. I like the pulled pork too, but I like my own better (it sounds conceited, but it's one of the few dishes I make rather well). I'd love to see them offer a BBQ chicken also. I hope they get enough business that they can expand their offerings. Like I said, it's not the best, but a quick and convenient BBQ fix when we don't feel like cooking.
                                                Has anyone tried the BBQ trailer sometimes parked at the Harley Davidson place on the Continental Blvd/101A intersection? I think it's Gaby's--I had posted asking about it a while back.

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                                                  southie_chick Apr 27, 2013 08:43 AM

                                                  Gabby's has been M.I.A. for a while Tante - I don't know where it moved to. Plus, they put a new car dealership in that spot so there's no room for them to come back even for the summer.

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                                                    Tante Apr 27, 2013 04:33 PM

                                                    Thanks, southie_chick. I had seen the trailer there sporadically when driving past, but haven't for a while. I'd forgotten about them until I saw a sign that they were going to be there at the Harley-Davidson place for an upcoming event. Just curious how their chow is--a shame their trailer was never open when I used to see it!

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                                        rizzo0904 Mar 26, 2013 02:16 PM

                                        New chocolate shop just opened in Hollis.

                                        The Hollis Chocolate Barn will be open Fridays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 8 Silver Lake Road with expanded hours to come.

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                                          rizzo0904 Mar 20, 2013 12:17 PM

                                          Another Five Guys going in on DW Highway next to David's Bridal...where Trader Joe's is.

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                                            tiny87 Oct 11, 2012 10:32 AM

                                            From the paper it looks like the two new restaurants in the DW Plaza are going to be fast food take out places because they only seat between 50-75 people. There is a lot of activity at the Merrimack outlets, I know there is going to be a Qdoba and a DD but they are also building something down around the corner too. Also there are supposed to be restaurants up on 101A across from Lowes. Lots of construction but no announcements.

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                                              rizzo0904 Oct 11, 2012 10:36 AM

                                              I was at the outlets yesterday and saw one building will be a Digital Credit Union and they are getting a Starbucks...the white lady head things are up on the windows.

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                                                SuperGrover Oct 11, 2012 12:11 PM

                                                I had heard a bank and a Goodwill were going across from Lowes.

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                                                  Msample Oct 12, 2012 08:17 AM

                                                  Gee, thrilling.

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                                              southie_chick Oct 11, 2012 10:15 AM

                                              According to The Telegraph, 2 new restaurants are coming to Nashua (in the Trader Joe's Plaza) - but it says they're both gonna be chains. Wish one of them was P.F. Changs or Popye's but they not "telling" yet.
                                              http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/busine...
                                              There's also a LOT of action going on at exit 8 / across form the bus depot / in the old Post Office facility - could THAT be where Whole Foods is going in to? Not a great idea since it's only one lane both in & out.

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                                                rizzo0904 Oct 11, 2012 10:16 AM

                                                The article also says counter service...so no PF Changs. There isn't enough parking there for two sit down restaurants IMO.

                                                Hadn't noticed the action near the bus depot...will have to check it out.

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                                                  southie_chick Oct 11, 2012 10:26 AM

                                                  I'm on the commuter bus every day Rizzo, so I got the "word" from one of the people there that something was going on ......... they're keeping an eye out too.
                                                  Like I said, WISH they were putting in a P.F. Changs - HOPE they come to NH soon! There's still plenty of space at the outlet ......... one can dream ............ ; )

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                                                southie_chick Aug 29, 2012 07:39 AM

                                                Not sure where to post this, but I was driving by the plaza in Amherst (with the Lowe's / Longhorn) & noticed a sign for The Meat House. It's gonna be in one of those little "side stores" (I think it's in the one by the Lindt store). Not sure when they're gonna open.

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                                                  Msample Aug 29, 2012 08:43 AM

                                                  Interesting location - there is a Bare Bonz Butcher Shop right across the street , in a small outbuilding in the same strip as Michaels, Sports Authority. I went in once and was sort of a ghost town and didn't really knock my socks off.

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                                                    SuperGrover Aug 29, 2012 09:48 AM

                                                    I was real happy to see that. Bare Bonz never impressed me either but I LOVE The Meat House. I make the drive up to Bedford all the time.

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                                                      Msample Aug 29, 2012 09:51 AM

                                                      Totally agree. I often stop at The Meat House on the way home from MHT airport . Bare Bonz is....pretty bare bones.

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                                                        southie_chick Aug 29, 2012 11:53 AM

                                                        My hubby & I were wondering how the people at Bare Bonz would take the news - we tried Bare Bonz once & weren't too impressed. Haven't tried The Meat House yet but I've heard great things about it.
                                                        I did try the place at exit 1 (in the Panera/Barnes & Noble plaza) in Nashua a WHILE back (over a year ago) & that was pretty good.

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                                                          SuperGrover Sep 1, 2012 12:41 PM

                                                          Meat House is now open!

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                                                            Dave B Sep 1, 2012 03:19 PM

                                                            Bare Bonz might as well just close up shop now. No way they'll make it with Meat house around the corner.

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                                                              Tante Sep 1, 2012 03:38 PM

                                                              I've been to Bare Bonz several times, and used to go to their old location in Pennichuck Square too. It's always either empty or nearly so--I've often wondered how they could stay afloat. Drove past it today and a radio station was doing a live broadcast, and I assume they're trying to bring in new business now that Meat House is right down the street. I wouldn't be surprised if they closed up unless there's a serious increase in foot traffic. I'd be interested to do a side-by-side comparison of some products and prices of the two. Guess I need to go buy some meat!

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                                                            Ohbobobo Sep 6, 2012 10:31 AM

                                                            I've spoken to the 'people' at Bare Bonz- they have less than zero concerns, which I can agree with- they have better quality for MUCH better price. My husband and I have often referred to the meat house as the Walmart of 'butcher' shops- not even close to 'modern revival' *eye roll*

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                                                              Tante Sep 6, 2012 03:29 PM

                                                              Interesting. I've only been to the Meat House in Bedford once or twice, so I really have no basis for comparison. We've always liked Bare Bonz's marinated chicken breasts and steak tips. I'm really curious how the prices compare.

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                                                                cringle22 Apr 4, 2013 01:43 PM

                                                                Meat House > Bare Bonz

                                                                Bare Bonz is always deserted, even before their better snazzier neighbor moved in across the street.

                                                                To each their own, but I'd bet $ that Bare Bonz isn't at that location a year from now.

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                                                      rizzo0904 Aug 21, 2012 05:25 AM

                                                      Lovin cupcakes and cannolies is trying to change ownership...if not, they are closing their doors.

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                                                        southie_chick Aug 29, 2012 07:35 AM

                                                        Not surpried - I tried them once & wasn't impressed. I actually like the cupcakes at Crosby's a LOT better.

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                                                        rizzo0904 Feb 23, 2012 04:42 PM

                                                        Bahama Breeze is opening on 3/12

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                                                          rizzo0904 Jan 10, 2012 03:03 PM

                                                          Portland Pie Company is slated to open on 1/30.

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                                                            SuperGrover Feb 2, 2012 01:07 PM

                                                            Well I went to Yoshimama today. Very odd. The sushi was warmish. Not sure if the rice hadn't cooled off yet or what since I got there pretty early but warm sushi is kind of a turnoff.

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                                                              whs Feb 2, 2012 06:57 PM

                                                              http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/501059
                                                              funny you should mention this.

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                                                                grammywheels Apr 13, 2012 01:45 PM

                                                                Was at yoshimama this week and couldnt have asked for more, even the background music worked perfectly. Everything from decor to the menu is simple, sleek and nicely done...Can't wait to have another meal there.

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                                                              rizzo0904 Jan 7, 2012 04:04 AM

                                                              Just got an email back...the green grocer is hoping for a spring opening.

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                                                                SuperGrover Jan 7, 2012 05:01 AM

                                                                I was going to say, I haven't seen ANYTHING going on in there all the times I've been by. There is no way it was opening any time soon.

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                                                                  rizzo0904 Jan 7, 2012 06:22 AM

                                                                  the problem with that strip mall is when you decide to lease a spot, you have to do everything. it is only a shell. it needs walls, ceilings, floors, lighting. i spoke with a woman who was going to move her nail salon there but it was going to cost her way to much to build it out.

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                                                                  grammywheels Jan 7, 2012 11:35 AM

                                                                  With all the talk of Whole Foods finally making an appearance in Nashua area, wouldnt surprise me at all if Green Grocer isnt dragging their feet intentionally....to see what is really going to happen...my gut feeling is that Whole Foods would crush Green Grocer and throw them into the compost pile

                                                                3. Msample Jan 6, 2012 03:56 PM

                                                                  The Green Grocer is one I am awaiting. I drove by and looked a few weeks ago and there were no signs of any construction or even a "coming soon" sign.

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                                                                    rizzo0904 Jan 6, 2012 10:18 AM

                                                                    I just got a menu in the mail today for Yoshimama - Japanese Fusion and Sushi Bar. It's at 427 Amherst St, Nashua.

                                                                    Hudson just got Mavi Bistro - Turkish

                                                                    Cupcakes and Cannolies opened in downtown Nashua.

                                                                    O'Briens and O'Sheas - both bars - are now open.

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                                                                      SuperGrover Jan 6, 2012 10:32 AM

                                                                      I saw Yoshimama but didn't know they were open. I hope they're good. I love sushi but it's kind of a haul to go to Dynamite in Hudson all the time.

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                                                                        rizzo0904 Jan 6, 2012 10:46 AM

                                                                        Dynamite is delicious!

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                                                                        Tante Jan 6, 2012 05:41 PM

                                                                        427 Amherst--Does anyone know which plaza that's in? The one with Thon Khao and Cucina Toscana, or the one further down with the Beer Store?

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                                                                          solargarlic Jan 6, 2012 06:42 PM

                                                                          Google Maps says it's the same as Cucina Toscana.

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                                                                            SuperGrover Jan 6, 2012 07:10 PM

                                                                            Yeah it's right next door to the cheesy Chinese restaurant in there IIRC.

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                                                                              southie_chick Jan 8, 2012 10:13 AM

                                                                              Yup - Yoshimama is right next door to the 98 Chinese restaurat / same plaza as Cucina Toscana.

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                                                                            southie_chick Jan 8, 2012 10:12 AM

                                                                            Where is Cupcakes & Cannollies - I know it's on Main Street but do you know what number (or what it's near)? And, has anyone tried it yet?

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                                                                              rizzo0904 Jan 8, 2012 10:32 AM

                                                                              #182

                                                                              the cannolis are very good...i like the chocolate coated shells. i also liked the cupcakes. they are better than shabby chic (IMO).

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                                                                                southie_chick Jan 8, 2012 11:25 AM

                                                                                Have you tried Who You Callin' Cupcake in Salem - they're probably my favorite cupcakes so far in NH. Haven't tried Cupcake Conspiracy in Merrimack ........ I'll have to seach them out too. If I want just a "basic" cupcake, I just go to Crosbys for a chocolate w/chocolate frosting - less the $1 each & they hit the spot.

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                                                                                  rizzo0904 Jan 8, 2012 12:03 PM

                                                                                  haven't tried either...haven't tried the new one in bedford either.

                                                                                  i do NOT like the cupcakes at fredericks.

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                                                                                    SuperGrover Jan 8, 2012 12:50 PM

                                                                                    The one in Bedford is pretty yummy. Lots of odd flavors too which I like.

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                                                                                    Lady Godiva Feb 15, 2012 09:44 AM

                                                                                    S-C, I agree, Who You Callin' Cupcake, is definitely one of the better places in NH. I got 6 different kinds in late January and they were all done very well. The cake was moist and had good flavor and the frosting flavors were just right.

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                                                                                      southie_chick Apr 6, 2013 03:32 PM

                                                                                      In other cupcake news, Crumb has opened at The Pheasant Lane Mall. I do like the strawberry shortbread cookies & the frosted half & halfs / black & white cookies (I think the glazed ones are too sweet). The frosting is more like a butter cream than a sugar frosting. The cupcakes are OK, & they are VERY filling - 1/2 of one is good for me (& I'll save the other half for later).

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                                                                              rizzo0904 Jan 6, 2012 09:47 AM

                                                                              Chipotle opens on 1/10

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