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Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Bahama Breeze

As noted in the comments on the Smokey Bones location, Bahama Breeze in Springdale has closed, too. It's another Darden restaurant. They closed Saturday. Mike Bernstein, the director of communications, told me that it in "no way reflects on the staff and the management," and that they'd all been offered jobs in other Bahama Breeze or Darden locations. He said it had to with location, that they have clarified their site development strategies since they first opened this local restaurant, and it longer fits what they need.

They closed 9 around the country, but they still plan to grow the concept in the right markets and locations. They're putting the building up for sale. It's huge--I wonder what could work there.


at 5:13 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is funny that you mention Bahama Breeze. I was just up that way and saw the building. I thought to myself, "I didn't know Cincinnati had a Bahama Breeze." I guess I wasn't alone.

PS. How come the Foodie Report isn't listed on the Blog pull down menu off the Cincinnati.com page??

at 8:39 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rumors around Orlando (home of Darden) is that the company is getting ready to buy Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, so it is shedding any dead weight.

at 11:53 AM Blogger Carla said...

I had heard a rumor that the Pappas chain of restaurant (owners of Pappadeaux) was going to buy the old Karlo's location and turn it into one of their Pappasitos restaurant. It makes sense since they usually put two Pappas restaurants next to each other.



at 12:33 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about another Montgomery Inn?

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