Stone Soup in Ipswich to close, not surprised!
They will be closing this week and a new Mexican restaurant will open in a few months. The service at the Stone Soup had been mediocre to just plain bad for years. A Mexican place should do well in that spot with plenty of parking on right on the main drag. At least it's not going to be another Sal's pizza!
I was a regular at SS for years, the attutude and arrogance of the waitstaff was enough to keep me away. Not surprised either, wish them luck. As for a Mex place not sure, especially if it's like the crap you get a Border's, Fat Catctus etc, I think that location is cursed.
It's too bad because that is really an excellent location. Stone Soup has gone downhill over the last couple of years. It's usually easy to get a sense when a restaurant just doesn't care and then it's only a matter of time before the doors get shut.
I'd probably not drive to Ipswich for Mexican..but it will be a nice addition as long as it's not one of those awful chains that you mentioned!