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Jul 24, 2012 09:27 AM

Another try at 40 Glastonbury Blvd?

I see a lot of activity at the former Angelicos on the Boulevard. This morning it appeared they were moving in tables and chairs. Anyone have any info?

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  1. The Max folks claim it is definitely NOT them

    1. A professional company ran a restaurant equipment auction there on 7/23, so perhaps it was stuff getting moved 'out' instead of 'in'?

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      1. re: monafelice

        That sounds more likely. There was a large box truck there earlier today.

      2. It appears to be Maggie Mcfly's:

        On the main page the address is listed as 971 Main St. South, but that is the same address as their Southbury location. If you click on Get Directions and select Glastonbury from the drop-down list, it shows the address as 40 Glastonbury Blvd.

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        1. re: crackersjacks

          Interesting! I have only been to a Maggie's once and the food doesn't stick out in my memory, for better or worse. I just remember it felt very chain restaurant-esque inside and I was surprised it was a local chain. Let's see if they can break the curse on this property!

          1. re: mels

            Same as you--I went just once and it didn't stay on the hard drive with me, either. I echo your sentiments exactly re McFly's (feels like a chain, nothing standout or special) but given our memories, I rather doubt they're going to be the magic restaurant to break the curse.

            Now, on the other hand--if you recall Great American Cafe (down the street in Somerset Square) back in the day (late 80s/early 90s) BEFORE it took a plunge south, THAT was a great place...and a return of something as it was when it first opened, replete with Spuds MacKenzie surfing on a board, well, that would be just the ticket! Sadly, no, what do we have...Smith and Hawken. Sigh.

            1. re: kattyeyes

              Smith & Hawken has been gone for several years. In fact, it was 2009 when they closed all the retail stores. Part of that space is now taken up by a Chipotle's.

              1. re: jcanino

                Oh, yeah. I forgot! Not a Chipotle's girl--and a sad replacement for a prime space there. I look right past it, apparently and just go where I need to go in that plaza.

              2. re: kattyeyes

                The nightclub upstairs was called the Pacific Coast Beach Club....Great place

                1. re: nunzio75

                  Thank you for helping me remember--it really was a great place!

                2. re: kattyeyes

                  Home of chipotle....or as many folks say, "chipolteeee" the "bland beige lump"....too many booze fogged nights at the Great American Cafe messin' with your memory, katty!!! ;)

                  1. re: BiscuitBoy

                    These sneak previews of senior moments are beyond annoying...

              3. re: crackersjacks

                Kind of reminds me of a better executed version of Ruby Tuesday's. But the fact that it is more of a local chain as opposed to a national one may tip the scales.

                Used to love hanging out at the Great American Cafe. When it first opened, it was a blast. Or, perhaps better stated, it was a real Tripp!