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New life for the Lido?

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vannutmeg May 18, 2014 10:47 PM

Noticed a "HotDeli" sign on the re-done Lido building on East Broadway. Anyone know what's happening there? Is it too much to hope it may actually be a hot deli?

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    HRYao RE: vannutmeg May 23, 2014 01:53 PM

    I live near that corner and wait for the bus in front of that building. My inquisitiveness got me info that this will be a local pub and should be opening soon-ish.

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      LotusRapper RE: HRYao May 23, 2014 03:36 PM

      Interesting. That area is pretty devoid of anything interesting, other than Pizzeria Barbarella. Seb's used to be the life of the 'hood, and I hear from a foodie friend the new sushi place that's there now (Sushi Loku) is quite good.

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        HRYao RE: LotusRapper May 23, 2014 04:36 PM

        Loku is good, just beware of ordering takeout when they're busy! Harkness & Co Butcher is fantastic too. I don't know if Patrick is hosting sausage making nights at the shop, but I think he did last year.

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        vannutmeg RE: HRYao May 23, 2014 09:04 PM

        Sweet, thanks for the intel! Any more info on pedigree? Philosophy? Menu?

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        mendicity RE: vannutmeg Jul 8, 2014 11:13 PM

        I've been waiting for the Hot Deli to open too! Saw some people there on Saturday and realized that 1) it is in fact a pub and 2) Hot Deli is an anagram of The Lido and someone just rearranged the sign :) Either way, it looked bustling and I plan to check it out this week.

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          LotusRapper RE: mendicity Jul 8, 2014 11:23 PM

          "Hot Deli is an anagram of The Lido"

          Nice !

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          Suemesz RE: vannutmeg about 11 hours ago

          I preferred it when it was "Hot Deli. I've watched the developement from beginning, hoping for a restaurant. I drive by twice a day. The blinds are down at these times. The only information is open/close time. Now I have no clue what it is and I no longer care. This seems like the most unwelcoming, unfriendly place. There must be another agenda here or why start a business by being unfriendly or anti-social.

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            HRYao RE: Suemesz about 4 hours ago

            Hot Deli & The Lido are one and the same. It's a pub open from 4pm till 1am with a small stage and comfy sofas. No food, unfortunately. Only snacks to go with alcohol. I'd asked one of the staff if they'd ever serve coffee in the mornings but I don't think they have that capacity. = (

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              LotusRapper RE: HRYao about 3 hours ago

              Stage .... as in live music ?

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                HRYao RE: LotusRapper about 2 hours ago

                Yup! They'll probably mention when their next show is on their facebook page.

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