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Palm Beach County closings 2012

freakerdude Jan 20, 2012 08:58 AM

Gourmet Burger Company in Jupiter Fl. has closed their doors.

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    Alfred G Sep 3, 2012 01:21 PM

    Linda Bean's on Atlantic Ave. in Delray has closed. No surprise there.

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      CFByrne Sep 3, 2012 07:06 PM

      I think this is a false alarm. I do not think Linda Bean's has closed.

      I believe they closed for a brief remodeling (yeah, I know what that usually means) over the past 4 days or so.

      Unfortunately, the remodelling and painting company put signs out front that resembled Real Estate for sale signs. But when I walked by a few times this weekend, it simply looked like they were just actually redoing the interior.

      I could be wrong... but I'd wait for some sort of official news before I call this a done deal.

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        Alfred G Sep 3, 2012 07:49 PM

        Could be. I got it from Jan Norris. www.jannorris.com/

    2. freakerdude Jul 6, 2012 09:41 AM

      Fresh from the B-PB NT, Gratify in WPB is closing their doors after this Sunday

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        flaborn Jul 6, 2012 12:34 PM

        Yep: read interview with the owner here. She notes Hamburger Heaven and Reef Road Rum Bar closed, too. http://www.jannorris.com/eat-beat/eat...

      2. CFByrne May 27, 2012 07:55 AM

        It sounds like The Falcon House in Delray has turned off the lights.

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          coffeyucf May 28, 2012 09:52 AM

          Crazy. Wasn't exactly my favorite hangout. Though it seemed fairly popular and has been around forever. It's a tough business.

        2. CFByrne May 14, 2012 10:25 AM

          RIP Spoon Fed - on the Ave in Delray (I would have to assume)...

          "For Sale or Lease" signs on all the windows as of this past weekend.

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            flaborn May 1, 2012 06:34 AM

            Fiorentina in Lake Worth on Lake Ave.

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              Mat Josher May 1, 2012 09:04 AM

              Sorry to hear that.

            2. freakerdude Apr 27, 2012 06:26 AM

              McCray's BBQ Mangonia Park 45th St. location is closing for good on Sunday. They have not met the demands by the city to build a restaurant that complies to it's ordinance. It was basically a trailer on a lot.

              However, they have a location in the very old Sub King in Riviera Beach on US-1
              www.mccraysbbq.com
              McCray's II Backyard BBQ
              2700 Broadway
              Riviera Beach, FL 33404
              561-842-9978

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                GatorFL Apr 30, 2012 09:02 AM

                I've been seeing this on the news. This morning it was revealed they owe the city of Riviera Beach $400,000 in fines. The fines were assessed on the new building, not sure what the problem is. Not a good way to begin with a new location. I have eaten at McCray's several times and like it so I hope they get the new building up and running soon.

              2. CFByrne Apr 24, 2012 05:09 AM

                "Neighborhoods" Sports Bar (or whatever it was) on US1 in north Boca has changed names. I don't recall the new name but I saw a new sign over the weekend.

                I always thought it was an awful name. And the one time I went in there, the name wasn't the only thing awful.

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                  johnmlinn Apr 24, 2012 06:04 PM

                  I think it's called Player's Sports Bar now.

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                    Eatster Aug 23, 2012 07:45 PM

                    Yup, Player's Sports Bar. And just in time for football season, they have a banner out announcing they are a home for NY Jets fans. Might be a great place to enjoy a Jets game with similarly minded fans.

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                      CFByrne Aug 25, 2012 12:02 PM

                      Thanks Eatster. And, as chance would have it, I am a rabid NY Jets fan. I stopped in yesterday and indeed the owner of Player's is a big Jets fan and they've got all sorts of activities planned for the coming season.

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                        OysterHo Aug 25, 2012 02:21 PM

                        Never mind the jets, how's the food? lol

                        Signed,
                        A Dolphins Fan

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                      CFByrne Jan 10, 2013 08:22 AM

                      Players is shutting it's doors effective this weekend (per their FB page).

                      I am not surprised. It is a big building and big lot. And too many times I've driven past and seen just a small handful of cars.

                      This location seems more like it needs to be a Bru's or Duffy's type place - already established with a existing base.

                      (Of course, there's already a very nearby Duffy's, just using as example).

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                    manic2 Apr 24, 2012 05:04 AM

                    Ochna Vietnamese on US 1 in NPB has closed

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                      freakerdude Apr 24, 2012 09:08 AM

                      That motel location is a guaranteed resto killer. I didn't even get a chance to try it.

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                        flaborn May 1, 2012 06:32 AM

                        It was quite good. But locale is as you say: certain death.

                    2. freakerdude Apr 1, 2012 08:07 PM

                      McCormick & Schmick's in City Place has gone bye bye. Add to that Chef John's in Jupiter.

                      1. freakerdude Feb 28, 2012 09:47 AM

                        Carlos 'n Charlies in City Place has closed their doors. I don't think it has even been one year since they opened. CnC...we hardly even knew you!

                        1. CFByrne Jan 31, 2012 04:53 PM

                          For the second time, I've driven by and they are dark, so I assume closed.

                          Mona Lisa Pizza on A1A in Deerfield.

                          Too bad as they supposedly had good pie... but I never made it there while open.

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                            GatorFL Jan 23, 2012 01:49 PM

                            Michelle Bernstein’s at The Omphoy

                            http://www.pbpulse.com/dining/2012/01...

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                              freakerdude Jan 23, 2012 04:06 PM

                              Not too surprising after reading the reviews on here. I wondered how such a place could survive.

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