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Jan 6, 2012 09:26 AM

Nashua area news?

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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  1. Chipotle opens on 1/10

    1. 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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      1. re: rizzo0904

        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.

        1. re: rizzo0904

          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?

          1. re: Tante

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

            1. re: solargarlic

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

              1. re: solargarlic

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

            2. re: rizzo0904

              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?

              1. re: southie_chick


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

                1. re: rizzo0904

                  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.

                  1. re: southie_chick

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

                    i do NOT like the cupcakes at fredericks.

                    1. re: rizzo0904

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

                    2. re: southie_chick

                      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.

                      1. re: Lady Godiva

                        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).

              2. 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.

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

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                  1. re: rizzo0904

                    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.

                    1. re: SuperGrover

                      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.

                    2. re: rizzo0904

                      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 see what is really going to gut feeling is that Whole Foods would crush Green Grocer and throw them into the compost pile

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

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                      1. re: rizzo0904

                        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.

                          1. re: SuperGrover

                            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.