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Thursday, March 22, 2007

More black holes

I see the 20 Mile House is closed. Owners say it's for remodeling, but the phone's disconnected. On the corner of Columbia and Montgomery up in Landen, it has been a number of things. I think I first went there when it was the Hyde Park Steakhouse, then a seafood place called Blake's, then back to 20 Mile House, which is what it had been to begin with.

I wouldn't be surprised if it's having a hard time: there's the absolute monster presence of all kinds of chain restaurants in the Fields-Ertel/ Mason-Montgomery Roads areas.

Interesting to note, however, that over on Mason-Montgomery, several chain restaurants have closed over the last year or so at Deerfield Towne Centre and nearby. Romano's Macaroni Grill followed Red Star Tavern and Nothing but Noodles. They each had individual reasons for failing.

(Rumors that Claddagh Irish Pub is closing were denied)


at 12:42 PM Blogger Julie Gaw said...

The official word on the 20 Mile House is that they are closed for a couple weeks for remodeling, to open in time to celebrate the place's 185th anniversary. But as with all things in the restaurant world, we'll believe it when we see it.

at 8:56 PM Blogger Rick said...

I don't believe that they'll re-open... Why would the phone be gone... They've been seriously struggling for a long time. I sure wish folks would support the locally owned restaurants and blow off the national chains. This is a darn shame...

But still, nothing fills my imagination like Restaurant being open for 3.7 seconds... I would just love to know the story there...

at 5:19 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

The real official word is the place is closed with no immediate plans to reopen. The place was trying to be too many things to too many people. It needs to be restored back to the original outside but that cost money. I doubt if deerfield Township is willing to step up to the plate and help

at 5:38 PM Blogger taestell said...

The Deerfield Towne Centre restaurants all closed down because there were too many similar restaurants right next to each other, and few other businesses to attract people there. (Many of the other shops there have already closed down as well.) Maybe the new cinema opening there will bring more people out, but even so, most of the remaining restaurants are chains. I think Deerfield Township should do something to slow down the expanding sprawl of suburbia and promote locally-owned shops and restaurants.

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