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PVD/RI * February'13 * Open/Closed/Coming Soon

Garris Feb 4, 2013 02:30 PM

Winter grinds on (well, it hasn't been that bad). What new and notable (or closed) is happening around the region right now?

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    jomo9501 RE: Garris Feb 5, 2013 05:44 AM

    From the East Side Monthly:

    Half Way Tree Authentic Jamaican Cusine has opened at 44 Hospital Street.


    Also in the print edition, Figidini Wood Fire Eatery will be opening soon in the Biltmore Garage.

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      wormwood RE: Garris Feb 7, 2013 06:24 AM

      read on FB yesterday that the liberty elm has been closed for a month or more and filed for bankruptcy.

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        Garris RE: wormwood Feb 7, 2013 01:13 PM

        Mixed feelings about Liberty Elm...

        - Great building
        - Great concept
        - Nice people
        - Very average food, mediocre at best
        - Somewhat overpriced
        - Too cool for you attitude turned some people off
        - Terrible location

        Hate to say it, maybe somewhat can move the building somewhere else?

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          wormwood RE: Garris Feb 8, 2013 06:34 AM

          only ate there once. my food was really good, my wife's was pretty average. the service was sooooooo slow and it was not busy at all. i liked it overall, but it wasn't a destination for us.

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        LMWW RE: Garris Feb 17, 2013 03:32 PM

        Tried to swing by Ugly American for dinner on a whim the other night - the windows were papered over, the lettering gone, and no signs of life. Disappointing, as we liked the food and it was a good place to go with kids.

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          jomo9501 RE: LMWW Feb 25, 2013 09:44 AM

          According to a letter in this month's East Side Monthly, they lost their lease. Maybe they will resurface somewhere else in the city.

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          sarabean RE: Garris Feb 20, 2013 12:04 PM

          noticed yesterday that in the price rite plaza section of eagle square, there is a restaurant going in called Pollo Campero. i only recognize the brand because it recently opened a store in disney world, but it appears to be nation wide. seems like a good fit, maybe not so thrilling to the mom & pop latin american spots nearby though..

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            passing thru RE: sarabean Feb 22, 2013 06:03 AM

            there was one of these on Newport Ave. in Pawtucket a couple years back, but it closed. It was OK for a franchise joint, but nothing special.

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