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Oct 22, 2012 05:31 PM

What's coming to Glastonbury (CT)?

There has been lots of talk about what new food establishments will be coming to G-Bury. Just wanna put all the rumors in one place.

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  1. Five Guys is considering the former Friendly's.

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    1. re: jcanino

      Five Guys has announced that they will be taking the old Friendly's building. I am not aware of any other new places coming in. Jay

      1. re: JayCT

        Wow, finally....I heard the rumor months ago, they were interested in the former Japanese place that was knocked down

        1. re: BiscuitBoy

          Any word on what will be going in the former Chikurin location now they've leveled the building?

          Also, we shall see if the soon to open Maggie McFly's can break the curse of the Glastonbury Blvd. building (formerly Bennigans, Houlihans, Angelico's, et al).

    2. The Nathan's/Kenny Rogers/Arthur Treacher's on the G-bury/EH border has closed. I'll keep an eye on the location.

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      1. re: njmarshall55

        I'm sorry to hear that. It was the only restaurant in the area to get a Nathan's hot dog. If I wasn't always trying to eat healthy perhaps I would have eaten there more often when I worked in the area. Oh well. The place wasn't that great anyway.

        1. re: ntuitive1

          I retired from P&W in June, and I used to go there at least once a week for Philly cheese steak, which I thought was pretty good. Haven't been back since I retired -- feeling a tinge of guilt.

          1. re: sbxstr

            I was laid off from P&W in 2009, now work for another co. way west of there. I haven't been back there since either so I hear you about the tinge of guilt!

        2. re: njmarshall55

          I noticed some guys working on the old Nathan's yesterday so I decided to walk by and take a look. It's going to be another frozen yogurt place, CherryBerry:

          1. re: crackersjacks

            They're popping up everywhere...a product that requires toppings to be palatable (like coldstone). Anyone remember the last wave of froyo? When these places go out of business, those taps can be used for BEER...Now THERE'S an idea!

            1. re: BiscuitBoy

              The fish place in Bristol, franchised by Doogie's Hot Dog (newington), alos closed and is now a froyo stand. How much froyo can we eat?

              1. re: njmarshall55

                I'm with BBoy--I'd rather have beer! Enough with the froyo already--we have not one, but TWO in M'town, and just diagonally across from each other fercryin'outloud!

                But those pour your own wine places had a hard time getting traction, too. Who's to say beer would fare better?

            2. re: crackersjacks

              Ugh, I just don't see frozen yogurt working in that location, and yes, we have too much of it already.

          2. Noticed the for sale sign down in front of the Chickurin lot on Main Street. Is something coming? Any word on that?

            1. Saw in the Citizen that 5 Guys is going for zoning approval to occupy the old Friendly's building. Looks like a good location for it.

              1. Saw this on craigslist today, b.good coming to Somerset Square:


                I've never heard of them before, looks like all of their locations are in Massachusetts.

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                1. re: crackersjacks

                  I wonder if they are going in the other half of Chipotle's building in the middle?

                  1. re: crackersjacks

                    Nice find! Funny how they keep hitting the "local" button...Local to where, I wonder, like is the beef local to Burlington, Hingam or Glastonbury?