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windward Aug 9, 2013 08:17 AM

Posts for news about new food stores, restaurants, opening & closing in and around Salem, NH, Methuen areas including the Merrimack River Valley.

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    windward Jan 30, 2014 01:01 PM

    Mill Pond at Wheeler Dam, a new sports sub restaurant on Arlington Pond, opened in January, taking over the spot of the former Flaming Kabob,
    Address is: 82 E. Broadway Salem, NH

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    1. re: windward
      pinehurst Feb 4, 2014 08:58 AM

      Windward, have you tried Mill Pond? The name reminds me of the old "Pond View" kingston, not so much a sports pub.

      Also, does anyone know if any eatery or retail store is moving into the CVS Plaza which stands on the old Green Barn restaurant location (Methuen/Salem Line, Rte 97)

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        windward Feb 11, 2014 06:05 AM

        I heard that Orange Blosson, another frozen yougurt eatery will be setting up in there.

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          pinehurst Feb 11, 2014 06:06 AM

          Oh, for cryin out loud....

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          windward Feb 11, 2014 06:07 AM

          I Have yet to try it. Been twice now, and could not find a parking space.
          Will keep you posted.

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        windward Jan 30, 2014 12:56 PM

        Red Robin will be opening in the Summer 2014 in the Mall at Rockingham Park.

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          windward Dec 30, 2013 09:51 AM

          It appears that a new restaurant is getting ready to open in Salem in the old Polcari's space on South Broadway.
          ANyone know what may be going in there?

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            attridgee Feb 4, 2014 08:55 AM

            Looks like a Japanese Steakhouse

            (http://salem-nh.patch.com/groups/busi...)

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            windward Dec 9, 2013 06:15 AM

            It appears that the Waterside Tap & Grille is now closed in Methuen.

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              windward Oct 4, 2013 11:04 AM

              Looks as though as new Mexican restaurant in Methuen, has opened. Santana Rae's has replaced the Bugaboo Grill at the Loop.

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                ScubaSteve Oct 17, 2013 08:01 AM

                Went for Drinks two weeks ago. They have a few Mezcals which I had them do a margarita, Excellent. No sour mix in the house!

                Menu looked decent but as they were only open a few days we're waiting for them to shake things out.

                1. re: ScubaSteve
                  pinehurst Oct 17, 2013 08:05 AM

                  I didn't even know they were open...and I'm at that Stop and Shop a lot. Let us know when/if you eat there. You'll be our canary in a coal mine. :-)

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                windward Sep 30, 2013 12:21 PM

                Just tried the new "Butch's Uptown in Haverhill.
                Loved it!! A great space and perfect menu. A mix ot Italian and seafood.
                I can not wait to go back and try more items. Prices are very good too!!

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                  windward Sep 30, 2013 12:18 PM

                  The Salem Farmers Market is now open on Wednesdays- located at The Tuscan Kitchen.
                  Sundays still at Lake St Garden Center.

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                    grumpyspatient Aug 14, 2013 03:21 AM

                    was at the loop the other day and cause I wasn't driving I was able to look around.
                    the bugabo was shuttered and in the middle of a major renovation. the sign posted was for Santana Rae's.
                    A chain I'm guessing but haven't heard of it before.

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                      attridgee Dec 11, 2013 09:40 AM

                      I actually know the family that owns it. It's not a chain, and they just purchased the location. The owner has managed and owned restaurants in the past, and the family has lived in the Caribbean before moving to the states years ago. It's a Mexican restaurant, and the namesake comes from the owner's daughter. I've heard good things but haven't been yet.

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                        grumpyspatient Dec 11, 2013 01:39 PM

                        Good to know, will have to check it out.
                        Thanks-

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                      windward Aug 13, 2013 07:05 AM

                      It looks like Balducci's wood fired pizza will be expanding into the ajoining space in Salem. They are going before then planning board for approval.

                      Also the Flaming Kabob in Salem has been "on vacation" for most of the summer.

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                        windward Aug 9, 2013 08:20 AM

                        A new plaza has been annouched in Methuen on Broadway next to Malen MIlls- the new plaza will have a 71,000 space for a "grocery store".
                        Thiis will be exciting- a small grocery store- it could be a TJ's, McKinnon's, or a Price Rite?

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                          pinehurst Sep 30, 2013 12:35 PM

                          windward,
                          Any updates on this? I don't know if a TJ's would come to Methuen (too blue collar?) but I would love a downtown "alternative" to the Loop/the MB on the Merrimack River side of town.

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                            windward Oct 1, 2013 05:09 AM

                            Have not heard. Have not seen any updates in the Eagle Tribune.
                            NOt sure a MB would come to that space as it is a smaller lot, even though Mathuen despratley needs a new MB!!

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