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Another try at 40 Glastonbury Blvd?

sbxstr Jul 24, 2012 09:27 AM

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?

  1. BiscuitBoy Jul 24, 2012 09:34 AM

    The Max folks claim it is definitely NOT them

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      monafelice Jul 25, 2012 07:46 AM

      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
        sbxstr Jul 25, 2012 10:06 AM

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

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        crackersjacks Jul 29, 2012 06:50 AM

        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
          mels Aug 1, 2012 05:45 AM

          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
            kattyeyes Aug 1, 2012 06:44 AM

            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
              jcanino Aug 1, 2012 08:04 AM

              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
                kattyeyes Aug 1, 2012 08:10 AM

                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
                nunzio75 Aug 1, 2012 02:56 PM

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

                1. re: nunzio75
                  kattyeyes Aug 1, 2012 04:37 PM

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

                2. re: kattyeyes
                  BiscuitBoy Aug 2, 2012 07:29 AM

                  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
                    kattyeyes Aug 2, 2012 10:47 AM

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

              3. re: crackersjacks
                FoodieJim Aug 2, 2012 08:33 AM

                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!

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