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Re: Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #1860 on: February 28, 2022, 01:48:23 PM »
Dave's Hot Chicken was okay... giant chicken tenders and pretty expensive. Popeye's still has the best chicken and chicken sandwich for the price.

Agree that Dave's is mediocre. I'm willing to pay their prices for a flawless product like Howlin Rays but that ain't it. It's better than the KFC it replaced but like 2x-3x the price.

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Re: Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #1861 on: February 28, 2022, 02:28:32 PM »
For my money, the best hot chicken sandwich in the area is Cluck Kitchen by the airport.

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Re: Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #1862 on: March 18, 2022, 09:20:29 AM »
For my money, the best hot chicken sandwich in the area is Cluck Kitchen by the airport.

Cluck Kitchen is SOLID! One of my faves! If you haven't tried Spice-C at Tustin District, also super good! Both options are 10x better than Dave's.

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Re: Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #1863 on: March 18, 2022, 09:57:12 AM »
I was next to Cluck yesterday, but already had lunch.

I was going to try Spice-C but ended up at Casa Del Sol in the District... I do not recommend... but they had a good Mariachi band.
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Re: Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #1864 on: April 17, 2022, 09:46:45 AM »
Someone told me Island’s off Barranca is closing 4/27.

It’s amazing that Mimi’s has survived this long.
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Re: Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #1865 on: April 28, 2022, 11:13:31 AM »
Dang. Ace Hardware off of Culver and the 405 is closed. Went over there to buy some hardware stuff and gone. :(
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« Reply #1866 on: April 29, 2022, 02:08:15 PM »
Dang. Ace Hardware off of Culver and the 405 is closed. Went over there to buy some hardware stuff and gone. :(

ACE is turning into a MemorialCare medical office/urgent care.

https://www.ocregister.com/2022/04/22/real-estate-news-memorialcare-signs-10-year-lease-at-university-park/

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Re: Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #1867 on: April 29, 2022, 02:22:38 PM »
Someone told me Island’s off Barranca is closing 4/27.

It’s amazing that Mimi’s has survived this long.

Oh shoot... That Islands was another one of my old hang outs.

Why do you think Mimi's would have trouble hanging on?

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Re: Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #1868 on: April 29, 2022, 11:38:46 PM »
Someone told me Island’s off Barranca is closing 4/27.

It’s amazing that Mimi’s has survived this long.

Why do you think Mimi's would have trouble hanging on?

It's not that good?

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Re: Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #1869 on: April 30, 2022, 07:34:52 AM »
Anyone know what’s going into the shuttered CVS in the Orchard Hills shopping plaza?

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Re: Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #1870 on: April 30, 2022, 07:06:18 PM »
Someone told me Island’s off Barranca is closing 4/27.

It’s amazing that Mimi’s has survived this long.

Oh shoot... That Islands was another one of my old hang outs.

Why do you think Mimi's would have trouble hanging on?

Every time I go there, it’s empty.

This was even before Covid.

If places like Claim Jumpers, Outback, Ruby’s and Marie Callendars can’t stay open in Irvine, doesn’t bode well for Mimi’s.
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Re: Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #1871 on: May 01, 2022, 04:58:14 PM »
Someone told me Island’s off Barranca is closing 4/27.

It’s amazing that Mimi’s has survived this long.

Oh shoot... That Islands was another one of my old hang outs.

Why do you think Mimi's would have trouble hanging on?

Every time I go there, it’s empty.

This was even before Covid.

If places like Claim Jumpers, Outback, Ruby’s and Marie Callendars can’t stay open in Irvine, doesn’t bode well for Mimi’s.

You know what? I actually thought the same thing, but I've been picking up breakfast from there for the last month and it's always crowded now. I don't know what happened, but all of a sudden they have business again.

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« Reply #1872 on: May 01, 2022, 07:05:30 PM »
Actually, breakfast time is probably the busiest time at Mimi's.

Maybe bacon and eggs is the key (esp if you see how crowded breakfast/brunch spots in Irvine are now).

Although MC had a pretty good weekend brunch buffet.

Speaking of... the El Torito Grill of off Main (not the El Torito across from John Wayne) is now a Sol Mexican Cantina.
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Re: Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #1873 on: May 28, 2022, 08:32:21 PM »
I Can BBQ at the marketplace is now open.

It was nice not to have to wait to eat Korean bbq.

The place is pretty big. A good amount of open tables as well. Assuming it will get busier as I think it’s only been open for a couple of days

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Re: Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #1874 on: May 28, 2022, 08:48:09 PM »
I Can BBQ at the marketplace is now open.

It was nice not to have to wait to eat Korean bbq.

The place is pretty big. A good amount of open tables as well. Assuming it will get busier as I think it’s only been open for a couple of days

Sweet, that's less than a 5 minute drive from me.  I will definitely be going there soon.
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