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Lunch at Strip-Ts... maybe not today

StriperGuy Apr 19, 2013 09:07 AM

Today's events are taking place 3 blocks from Strip-Ts. Craziness.

  1. PinchOfSalt Apr 19, 2013 09:16 AM

    The facade was clearly visible earlier today on CNN. Since then the reporter has been asked to move to another location.

    1. MC Slim JB Apr 19, 2013 09:22 AM

      Strip-T's published this comforting update: http://boston.grubstreet.com/2013/04/strip-ts-watertown-safe.html

      Must note that I'm recognizing all the locations shown in TV coverage in terms of nearby restaurants. "That's right near Strip-T's. Oh, the brothers' apartment is close to East by Northeast."

      http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

      1. greygarious Apr 19, 2013 10:57 AM

        Time to reconsider priorities. According to the Governor, the general lockdown may continue into/through the weekend. We owe it to the victims and law enforcement to stay out of the way.

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          grant.cook Apr 19, 2013 02:09 PM

          No Lunch in most of Boston today.. hopefully the service workers aren't hit too hard by losing today. There's probably some very nice food on a thaw cycle that's going in the garbage..

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          1. re: grant.cook
            PinchOfSalt Apr 19, 2013 02:12 PM

            I would have made a run to Russo's today if my town and Watertown were not both locked down. Oh my, are they going to lose inventory. :(

            1. re: PinchOfSalt
              C. Hamster Apr 19, 2013 09:31 PM

              Most is Dorchester was drinking!! And watching tv

              Restaurants were mobbed.

              1. re: C. Hamster
                threedogs Apr 20, 2013 08:40 AM

                It was so surreal, quiet was eerie - and it all was so frightening - here in Watertown. I'm so glad that it's over... my heart goes out to all the victims.

                I was fortunate to have both my (adult) boys here with me through this. Made pizza and muffins... best pizza I made in a long time, better than any delivery here. Good to have that option back, though!

                1. re: C. Hamster
                  Berheenia Apr 20, 2013 09:16 AM

                  Bars, packies and grocery stores were closed in our end of Brookline yesterday but we had leftover beer and food from Marathon Monday that we had totally forgotten about.

              2. re: grant.cook
                hotoynoodle Apr 20, 2013 08:50 AM

                places like abe and louie's and capital grille have been closed since monday.

                a wine rep friend has 31 accounts closed.

                we are talking billions in lost revenue, not to mention the expense in manpower.

                1. re: hotoynoodle
                  threedogs Apr 20, 2013 09:03 AM

                  Effects are going to be felt for a long time. Besides the so painful human scale loss, there is the money all businesses have lost. And people who depend on restaurant trade for their income - for instance, my son works as a bartender & was headed to do about an 18 hr shift, which he needed badly. Needless to say, that didn't happen... multiply that by all the other people around. Mind boggling...

                  1. re: threedogs
                    hotoynoodle Apr 21, 2013 05:54 AM

                    that boylston area remains a crime scene.

                    friends who work on those blocks still have no idea when they will be allowed back to work. it's been 7 days.

                    even when they get the all-clear, there will still have to be major clean-ups, tossing of old food, ordering/receiving and prep. can't imagine anybody being ready to go on day one.

                    1. re: hotoynoodle
                      threedogs Apr 21, 2013 06:09 AM

                      [edit: I'm not in the immediate area - but Melomeals just posted on her FB page that the Red Lentil is having a free brunch today, between 10 am and 3 pm. They are right there in the center of all that happened - so some businesses are open.]

                      Besides all the monetary concerns, and the lives who have been changed forever by the severe medical issues, there is also the psychological impact. I know I'm feeling it, and I don't even know any victims directly. I can't even imagine that...

                      It *is* going to take awhile... I love that area - practically the best part of Watertown. I hope Arax & the rest of the places can recover - and quickly.

                      When the area finally opens, I urge people to give as much of your business to the stores, restaurants, etc. in that area. As has been noted in this thread, the whole city is going to suffer, but they right in the line of fire (those bullets had to go somewhere - someone in a second floor apt had bullets going through their home!) and hopefully, people are intelligent enough not to avoid shopping there when the area finally opens up.

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                        catsmeow Apr 21, 2013 07:09 AM

                        The Boylston St restaurants and stores in Copley Sq where the bombings occurred are still closed and that area is still considered a crime scene.

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