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Haige Star Boulevard to open in San Gabriel, replacing...

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JThur01 Apr 1, 2012 08:57 PM

...Taste of Chong Qing. Transfer of liquor license notice is posted in window and banner is up (in Chinese). This will be the second Haige Star Boulevard, there's one in Rowland Heights. I recall ipsedixit visiting and posting of his experience, perhaps he can weigh in on the prospect(s) of HSB in SG.

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  1. ipsedixit RE: JThur01 Apr 1, 2012 09:09 PM

    That location just has bad feng shui.

    Need some sort of food exorcism.

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      JThur01 RE: ipsedixit Apr 2, 2012 01:23 PM

      You don't think even something from Lucifer's nostrils (as per your review) would exorcise the place?

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        ipsedixit RE: JThur01 Apr 2, 2012 08:06 PM

        I have it on pretty good authority it has bad feng shui.

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        Jase RE: ipsedixit Apr 2, 2012 03:00 PM

        I think it's just needs a different perspective. Most of the places going into that location seems well received but they just don't have enough business. Maybe we should just think of it as a new pop up concept. Enjoy the food with every new incarnation. Wait a few months and try the next new thing!

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        Johnny L RE: JThur01 Apr 3, 2012 10:41 AM

        I always have to wonder where the hell Chinese folks get their names from. Well it's Sichuan style hotpot I assume? The Rowland Heights location doesn't seem too favorably reviewed.

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          TonyC RE: Johnny L Apr 3, 2012 11:10 AM

          Eileen A.T. seems to enjoy Haige:
          http://www.eileenlikestoeat.com/2012/...

          ips seems to love this place. And the Fung bros say there's no place to get f'd up in the SGV.

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            FungBrothers RE: TonyC May 7, 2012 01:17 PM

            When we said there was no place to get F'd up, we meant that there's basically no bar in our side of the 626. Lots of restaurants serve beer and YES you can get F'd up off beer, we'll be the first to tell you that.

            Johnny - We were deprived of the 626 for over 20 years. It'll take another 20 for us to get sick of it.

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            Chandavkl RE: Johnny L May 11, 2012 04:36 PM

            Well they originally opened up as Haige Tien Fu in the food court on the other side of Colima back in 2008. So maybe the Star Boulevard part came from a feeling that they made the big time when they moved from the food court to a real restaurant space.

          3. Chandavkl RE: JThur01 May 11, 2012 02:51 PM

            The San Gabriel Haige Star is now open.

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