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Opening of Espana Restaurant in North Adams, MA?

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terrierboy Feb 10, 2012 06:51 AM

The sign has gone up at Espana on Rt 2 in North Adams, and we've seen lights and cars a few times, but there has been no announcement and no ad for the new restaurant. Has anyone heard when it's supposed to officially open? The owners seem to be missing golden opportunities to drum up business. I know they're busy, but they need a web presence or a local ad to gain diners' attention. Thanks.

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    sdemo66 Mar 4, 2012 07:32 AM

    Open for business. Order a glass of fresh Sangria.

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      terrierboy Apr 14, 2013 11:50 AM

      Just a quick update here. Though their Facebook page doesn't mention it, we finally saw the Open sign and lights on at Espana last week (4/10/13). Hooray!

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      AikiLou Mar 5, 2012 02:17 PM

      I have seen nothing about it in the EAGLE. I am sure that if it HAS recently opened, we'll hear about it soon.

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        terrierboy Mar 9, 2012 07:13 AM

        Thanks, sdemo66 and AikiLou. I also just stumbled upon a review online, though it talked more about the wines than the food. The diners enjoyed their experience enough to express a wish to return. That sounds promising. We'll have to check it out. I'll let you know what we thought.

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          AikiLou Mar 9, 2012 01:14 PM

          So, terrierboy, I was like thinking about Espana like as a like dinner option before the like Justin Towns Earle concert at MOCA tomorror night.

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            terrierboy Mar 22, 2012 03:20 PM

            LMAO, AikiLou! Here's hoping the like experience will be like a wow, like, you know? We might try it in the the next week or so.

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              AikiLou Mar 23, 2012 06:45 AM

              Hey, Hey...TerrierBoy...we never DID get to Justin Earle that night...had dinner in town at Zinc instead...but, I DO want to try Espana...

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                terrierboy Feb 12, 2013 02:47 PM

                Hope you enjoyed Zinc, AikiLou. Sorry it took me so long to get back to this thread. We ate dinner at Espana three times during the summer/autumn, including twice with friends. We all loved it. The staff accommodated our every desire and seemed well-informed about food allergies, etc. They even made me a special drink. The food seemed varied, fresh and delicious. We loved the chorizo and lentils, shrimp with garlic sauce, potatoes with paprika (not for the faint of heart or tongue), wild mushrooms, cod croquettes and several salads. The tarta de Santiago (almond cake with coffee cream) tasted marvelous. We loved it so much I created a similar recipe at home.

                My only fear has been in recent weeks. Espana has been closed much of the winter. A friend said she heard somewhere the restaurant owners decided to take a hiatus because business had been so slow. I just hope they'll reopen come spring. Lately, we haven't had much luck with places that take a hiatus to "reorganize." I'm still seething over what Frank Lewis did to Green River Farm and The Store at Five Corners.

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