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Old Posted Oct 10, 2018, 11:48 AM
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Seems extreme pita in the Avalon mall has shut down.
With the video of all the rodents at the Avalon, I sure don't feel like going there for a meal.
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Old Posted Oct 12, 2018, 11:49 AM
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The folks who restored the Yellowbelly premises on Water street have another historic property in their sites to restore and repurpose. Sounds like awesome plans for Harbour Grace.

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Old Posted Oct 20, 2018, 3:27 PM
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Took this pic last week of the new Dairy Queen/Orange Store Gas Station on Kelsey Drive. Apologies for the construction equipment blocking the view but that's beyond my control.

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Old Posted Oct 22, 2018, 2:30 PM
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Seems extreme pita in the Avalon mall has shut down.
That's another one gone now. I think the only two left in the city are the one on Torbay Road (which looks pretty dead) and the one in the UC at MUN. Are there any others?
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Old Posted Oct 22, 2018, 2:37 PM
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That's another one gone now. I think the only two left in the city are the one on Torbay Road (which looks pretty dead) and the one in the UC at MUN. Are there any others?
I'm not overly surprised - even the one in the UC was often lacking customers when I last attended MUN.

Seems like the Pita places that have opened up in the past ~5 years (Pita Pit (East End), Stuff it (Mount Pearl), and all the burrito/quesadilla restaurants which often serve similar food) are doing very well.
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Old Posted Oct 31, 2018, 1:32 AM
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Noticed a crew working at the former Quiznos on Merchant Dr this morning. Anyone know what's going in there?
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Old Posted Nov 1, 2018, 3:33 PM
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Noticed a crew working at the former Quiznos on Merchant Dr this morning. Anyone know what's going in there?
Could be a Big Bite Pita. I was talking with one of the workers at the Churchill Square location and they said they were planning on opening up a new one in that area soon.
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Old Posted Nov 1, 2018, 8:25 PM
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Could be a Big Bite Pita. I was talking with one of the workers at the Churchill Square location and they said they were planning on opening up a new one in that area soon.
On Big Bite's website it says "Coming soon… Mount Pearl, 160 Old Placentia Road" which is the building with the Dollar Store, Sugar Mamas, and Chatters. They are probably taking the old Extreme Pita spot.
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Old Posted Nov 2, 2018, 4:32 PM
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Nautical Nellies has announced that they are permanently closed...again. Not sure what's going on with that place. They just said in a facebook post it is due to "unforeseen circumstances that were out of our control".
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Old Posted Nov 3, 2018, 11:46 AM
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Nautical Nellies has announced that they are permanently closed...again. Not sure what's going on with that place. They just said in a facebook post it is due to "unforeseen circumstances that were out of our control".

What is that...twice now? Seems busy when I drive by so incredibly weird.
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Old Posted Nov 3, 2018, 10:47 PM
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What is that...twice now? Seems busy when I drive by so incredibly weird.
Probably mismanagement of revenue like what happens to lots of local bars and restaurants.
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Old Posted Nov 4, 2018, 11:09 PM
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Pita Pit has a sign up for a new location opening soon at the former Panizzia on Kenmount Road
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Old Posted Nov 5, 2018, 5:21 PM
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Probably mismanagement of revenue like what happens to lots of local bars and restaurants.
This was completely different management, they just opted to keep the old name.

Can't wrap my head around this one, they were always quite packed.
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Old Posted Nov 5, 2018, 5:49 PM
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Re: Nautical Nellie's (and other small bars/restaurants).
Too bad to see another "local" close but, to me, the problem seems to be that there are too many small places such as this that must be operating on some thin margins. I did drop into NN's back in the summer for a drink and a meal and it was certainly "underwhelming". The place was full that night (nice warm Friday night) but it isn't hard to fill up a place when there are only 10-12 tables. I could see where you would need double the space to get any economy of scale.
As for the "unforeseen circumstances", the building was for sale before NN's was revived so perhaps this may all be related to change of ownership / new leases etc...we may never know.
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Old Posted Nov 5, 2018, 7:36 PM
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Pita Pit has a sign up for a new location opening soon at the former Panizzia on Kenmount Road
Last time I went to the one in the east end it was a pathetic amount of chicken on my pita. Big Bite Pita is so much better.
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Old Posted Nov 6, 2018, 12:31 AM
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Anyone heard when the new Tims on Topsail Rd ( next to Starbucks ) will open ?
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Old Posted Nov 6, 2018, 1:02 AM
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Anyone heard when the new Tims on Topsail Rd ( next to Starbucks ) will open ?
No idea but driving by it the other day it looks pretty close to being done.
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Old Posted Nov 7, 2018, 1:58 PM
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Looking at the City permits from the Nov 5 meeting. There was a change in occupancy/reno permit listed for 310 Water Street (former Aqua location). Anyone hear of something going there?
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Old Posted Nov 7, 2018, 2:59 PM
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Looking at the City permits from the Nov 5 meeting. There was a change in occupancy/reno permit listed for 310 Water Street (former Aqua location). Anyone hear of something going there?
It has been under renovation for the past couple of months. There is a new sign in the window, I think it is calling itself "Green Door Restaurant". Not sure about anything more than that. Good to see something new for a change rather than places getting boarded up.
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Old Posted Nov 7, 2018, 7:43 PM
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It has been under renovation for the past couple of months. There is a new sign in the window, I think it is calling itself "Green Door Restaurant". Not sure about anything more than that. Good to see something new for a change rather than places getting boarded up.
Just walked past and noticed a website advertisement in their window for https://greendoornl.ca/
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